Eight new films presented to an audience jury of five film-lovers. The winning film gets a cinema release in the Netherlands and will be broadcast by VPRO.
Films in ‘Big Screen Competition’
Hail Satan?Penny Lane IFFR 2019 95′
The Satanic Temple is one of the most controversial religious movements in America. A dive into the world of some surprisingly charming Satanists.
'In God We Trust' is written on every dollar bill. But are the United States not secular? The Satanic Temple, founded in 2012 in Massachusetts, gives us a clear and contrary message, campaigns and causes quite a stir. This documentary takes a look at the world of some surprisingly charming Satanists.
God of the PianoItay Tal IFFR 2019 80′
Concert pianist Anat goes to extremes to ensure her son follows in the footsteps of her demanding father, a famous composer.
Concert pianist Anat goes to extremes to ensure her son follows in the footsteps of her demanding father, a famous composer. A suspenseful, chilling tale of a mother whose obsessive behaviour and mile-high expectations threaten to crush her close ones, and herself too.
BanglaPhaim Bhuiyan IFFR 2019 87′
Avoiding alcohol and pork is no problem for Phaim. But how do you rhyme infatuation with no sex before marriage?
Based on the life of the filmmaker himself, this romantic comedy tells the story of a second-generation immigrant in Rome. When he falls in love, his butterflies clash with parental expectations. A playful debut that tackles complex themes such as integration, multiculturalism, religion and identity without losing its light-hearted tone.
The Best of Dorien B.Anke Blondé IFFR 2019 106′
One day, Dorien’s happy life is transformed into smoking ruins in this dry comedy drama.
What to do if your parents' marriage is in crisis, your husband is behaving suspiciously and you discover a lump in your breast? Dorien experiences many misfortunes, one after another, but courageously carries on. Fabulously paced, warm, comedic drama.