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’
Little WomenGreta Gerwig IFFR 2020 135′
Modern adaptation of Little Women by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird): fan, feminist and a director to keep an eye on.
Director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has put together a world-class cast (Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet) for her adaptation of Little Women,which stresses female ambition and resilience, combines crinoline-skirted romance with a dash of humour and gives the whole her own unique twist through her stunning use of colour alone.
Les misérablesLadj Ly IFFR 2020 102′
Ladj Ly’s scintillating debut about the Parisian banlieue he grew up in. Things kick off on a provincial cop’s first day.
The day after the 2018 World Cup Final, won by France, tensions rise in Parisian banlieue Montfermeil. During cop Stéphane’s first day on the beat, some gypsies demand their stolen lion cub back and young Issa causes problems again. Impressive, explosive debut, partly inspired by the riots of 2005.
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.
True History of the Kelly GangJustin Kurzel IFFR 2020 124′
Mad Max meets Jesse James in this version of the life and crimes of the infamous nineteenth-century bush ranger Ned Kelly.
Mad Max meets Jesse James in this version of the life and crimes of the infamous nineteenth-century bush ranger Ned Kelly. An energetic and punky coming-of-age story about the dismal teenage years of a troubled rebel, in constant conflict with his British colonial masters. A cruel, violent portrait of the legendary Australian criminal.