Avant-premieres of some of the cinematic highlights of the year: international award-winners and festival favourites which will be released in Dutch cinemas after IFFR.
Films in ‘Limelight’
The Hummingbird ProjectIFFR 2019 111′
Super sharp thriller with Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skårsgard as two Wall Street geeks with a bizarre yet lucrative plan. Closing film.
Super sharp thriller with Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skårsgard as two Wall Street geeks with a bizarre, yet lucrative plan. All they have to do is run a fibre-optic cable from Kansas to New Jersey whilst outsmarting their canny boss (Salma Hayek).
Camino, een feature-length selfieMartin de Vries IFFR 2019 85′
Martin de Vries walks the pilgrims’ way to Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain, wondering all the while why.
Aching feet and moments of despair – but also minor miracles and growing strength. Doggedly stepping along the pilgrims’ way to Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain, Martin de Vries films himself with his iPhone, in the hope of putting his life back on a firm footing. A self-portrait in two million steps.
RojoBenjamín Naishtat IFFR 2019 109′
Darkly funny crime thriller and a vivisection of the Argentinian national psyche in 1975, the year before Jorge Videla’s military coup.
Atmospheric crime drama set in a provincial town dissects in an almost darkly comical way the mindset of Argentinians in 1975, the year before Jorge Videla’s military coup and the four subsequent juntas. Naishtat’s third feature film adds to his chronicle of recent Argentinian history, ruled by fear and aggression.
Pájaros de veranoCristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra IFFR 2019 125′
A fascinating mix of native drama and hard-boiled crime film about the age-old Colombian Waayu people, who are being destroyed by the drug trade.
A fascinating mix of native drama and hard-boiled crime film about the age-old traditions of the Colombian Waayu people and the destructive effects of the drugs trade. Once their lives were simple and clear, but in the late 1960s drugs introduced money – and violence.