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’
Sound of MetalDarius Marder IFFR 2020 130′
Incisive sound design underscores the struggles of Ruben, a drummer in a noise band who suddenly goes deaf.
Emotion proves audible in this well-conceived feature-film debut. The precarious equilibrium in drummer Ruben's life threatens to be undone when he suddenly goes deaf. Intimate footage and immersive sound design help the audience comprehend the struggle between acceptance and the hope for a miracle cure.
A Girl MissingFukada Koji IFFR 2020 111′
Calm drama. Madness and vengeance take possession of nurse Ichiko after her nephew is suspected of a kidnapping.
In this calm, stylised revenge drama by Fukada Koji (Harmonium), nurse Ichiko feels the ground slipping away beneath her when her nephew is suspected of the kidnap of a good friend. Driven by madness and desire, it turns out that Ichiko herself also has a dark side.
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.
AdorationFabrice Du Welz IFFR 2020 98′
Lyrical road movie and coming-of-age story about twelve-year-old Paul, who falls in love with young psychiatric patient Gloria.
In this beautifully filmed road trip through the Ardennes, twelve-year-old Paul tries to take the young psychiatric patient Gloria to her grandpa in Bretagne. Along the way, love-struck Paul has to deal with Gloria's unpredictability, bad weather and hunger. With strong performances by promising young actors Thomas Gioria and Fantine Harduin.