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’
JoelCarlos Sorín IFFR 2019 100′
Nine-year-old adoptee not only puts his new parents’ relationship under pressure, but also their position in their community in Patagonia.
Joel Noguera wins our hearts playing a nine-year-old adopted boy, but the inhabitants of a small town in Patagonia are less taken with him. Subtle drama about adoption and living together. Veteran filmmaker Carlos Sorin (Historias minimas) makes unease, good intentions and the complex balance between these palpable in every scene.
Queen of HeartsMay el-Toukhy IFFR 2019 127′
An ostensibly happy woman risks her marriage and family life by seducing her stepson.
Anne seems to have it all: a sweet husband, two adorable daughters and a satisfying job. But she risks it all by seducing her stepson. A complex role for Danish star Trine Dyrholm to sink her teeth into.
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.
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.