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’
Bloody MarieGuido van Driel, Lennert Hillege IFFR 2019 83′
Tortured graphic novelist drowns her days in Amsterdam’s Red Light District in vodka, unwittingly coming into conflict with criminals.
Guido van Driel’s second feature film after The Resurrection of a Bastard underlines his fascination with people heading for disaster who manage to change course at the last minute. This story is about Marie, a tortured young woman who drinks like a fish.
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.
BeatsBrian Welsh IFFR 2019 96′
Summer 1994: two Scottish teens share a final night out together before life sends them in different directions.
Summer 1994, with rave culture on the rise, teens Johnno and Spanner have a final night out together in a Scottish town before they each go their own way in life. A raw, black-and-white portrait of a United Kingdom in transition, set to pounding techno beats.
A Private WarMatthew Heineman IFFR 2019 110′
Portrait of the legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin (1956-2012), who reported on wars from the inside for 30 years, but it broke her inside.
The gripping story of war reporter Marie Colvin, whose idealism and commitment to show the world the gruesome reality of war eventually led to serious psychiatric traumas. An excellent role by Rosamund Pike, who portrays the influential reporter with all her fervour and humanity. Rightly nominated for a Golden Globe.