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’
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?
EmaPablo Larraín IFFR 2020 102′
Dance and drama combine seamlessly in this audiovisual spectacle in which a foster mother tries to get her adopted child back.
Platinum blonde Ema comes up with a master plan to get her adopted child Polo back. This audiovisual spectacle full of dance shows the smouldering streets of Santiago in all their glory and takes us into the (night)life of a group of young adults. With an ambient-reggaeton soundtrack by Nicolas Jaar.
AtlantiqueMati Diop IFFR 2020 104′
In Dakar, two young lovers have a star-crossed relationship. Fate may bring them together in this beautiful, darkly romantic tale.
In Dakar, two young lovers have a star-crossed relationship. Souleiman is a construction worker who needs to leave the country for a better future, while Ada is the bride-to-be of someone else. Fate may bring bring them together in this beautiful darkly romantic tale, where realism can definitely be magical.
BacurauKleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles IFFR 2020 130′
A furious genre mash-up of Western, horror and sci-fi that projects Brazil’s disturbing reality several years into the future.
When a remote village in the north-east of Brazil suddenly disappears from all maps in this furious genre mash-up, it turns out to presage an invasion by trigger-happy gringos. Using elements from the Western, horror and sci-fi genres, Brazil’s pitiless reality is projected several years into the future. Winner Jury Prize in Cannes.