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’
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.
The Barefoot EmperorPeter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth IFFR 2020 98′
Politics becomes absurdist theatre in this sequel to festival hit King of the Belgians – understated humour and refreshing satire.
Three years after their festival hit King of the Belgians, Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth are back with the sequel in which a new Europe is created by the patients of a remote sanatorium. A refreshingly absurdist take on show politics with understated, top-class roles for Peter Van den Begin and Udo Kier.
DeuxFilippo Meneghetti IFFR 2020 95′
Delicate feature film debut about the decades-long secret affair of two retired ladies. Is openness beckoning or is it too late?
This delicate drama is an actor's film about two elderly ladies who have been together half their lives without anyone knowing. Fate strikes when they finally want to tell the world. Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier star in a moving, picture-perfect feature film debut.
Just 6.5Saeed Roustaee IFFR 2020 135′
Fascinating nail-biter of a police drama about drug dealing in Iran where the number of addicts has increased exponentially in recent years.
Samad works for the drug squad in Iran. He and his colleagues start hunting feared drug baron Nasser Khakzad, but differences of opinion and Iranian bureaucracy interfere. Nothing is easy in this layered, nail-biting, superbly acted police film that maps out Iran's drug problem.