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’
BeanpoleKantemir Balagov IFFR 2020 134′
In his visually overwhelming second film, mega-talent Kantemir Balagov reveals the war traumas of two women who fought in the Red Army.
In his visually overwhelming second film, mega-talent Kantemir Balagov reveals the war traumas of two women who fought in the Red Army. In a Leningrad ravaged by the siege, young women Iya and Masha pick up the pieces of their devastated lives in the autumn of 1945.
Fire Will ComeOliver Laxe IFFR 2020 85′
Convicted arsonist Amador returns to the village of his birth. Fire breaks out – does it mean the end of this bucolic community?
Convicted arsonist Amador returns to his remote village in the mountainous Spanish region of Galicia. His mother is glad he’s back, but the other villagers don’t trust him. A raging fire breaks out – but did he start it? Or are the property developers destroying this impoverished rural community?
L'extraordinaire voyage de MaronaAnca Damian IFFR 2020 92′
Self-willed drawings in this boundlessly imaginative animation film, in which a dying dog reflects on its owners.
Boundlessly imaginative animation about the dying dog Marona’s melancholy reminiscences about its various owners. Zooming around a cardboard Paris, dancing with planets, living in Mondrianesque surroundings: everything is possible, as if the drawings have a mind of their own.
MuidhondPatrice Toye IFFR 2020 98′
Intense novel adaptation provides insight into the emotional life of 23-year-old paedophile Jonathan who struggles with his urges.
Intense adaptation of Inge Schilperoord’s controversial novel about 23-year-old Jonathan, fresh out of prison. With his mother, he tries to rebuild his life and control his paedophilic tendencies. Unfortunately, the 10-year-old girl next door is determined to become friends with him.