Bloody Marie at 48th IFFR


IFFR reveals the entire line-up of Limelight, the festivals programme showing films that will screen in Dutch theatres later in the year. This year’s selection of thirty films includes the world premiere of the Dutch film Bloody Marie by cartoonist and filmmaker Guido van Driel and director of photography Lennert Hillige.

Bloody Marie is Van Driel’s second feature film and follows Marie, a desperate cartoonist in Amsterdam who drinks away her sorrows. Lead roles are played by German actress Susanne Wolff (Styx) and Romanian actor Dragoș Bucur (Dogs). Other actors include Mark Rietman (Zuidas, Riphagen), Teun Luijkx (A’dam – E.V.A., Fenix), Jan Bijvoet (Peaky Blinders, Fenix), Murth Mossel (Hartenstrijd) and Aart Staartjes (De stratenmaker op zee show, Sesamstraat). Van Driel’s De wederopstanding van een klootzak was the opening film of IFFR 2013 and his short film Mosaic was shown in 2016.

Bero Beyer: “We are delighted to welcome Guido van Driel back to IFFR with this wonderful, painful and at times hilarious film. This is another of his idiosyncratic gems in which the main character really doesn’t care what other think.”

I am honoured that this prestigious festival will premiere a second film of mine.” – Guido van Driel

Guido van Driel’s newest project Toen wij van de Duitsers verloren will be part of the BoostNL programme at IFFR and will be present at CineMart.

Limelight is part of Voices, IFFR’s section for filmmakers who address urgent themes through captivating stories. Next to previously announces titles like Nadine Labaki’s Capharnaüm, Gaspar Noé’s Climax and Sameh Zoabi’s Tel Aviv on Fire, the Limelight selection includes Coureur by Kenneth Mercken, Doubles vies by Olivier Assayas, C’est ça l’amour by Claire Burger and Another Day of Life by Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow. This last film won a European Film Award for best animation on 15 December. See below for a complete list.

  • Still from A Land Imagined

  • Still from Beats

  • Still from Capharnaüm

  • Still from Coureur

  • Still from Un amour impossible

  • Still from Vox Lux

The full Limelight line-up:

  • Un amour impossible, Catherine Corsini, 2018, France

  • Another Day of Life, Raúl de la Fuente/Damian Nenow, 2018, Poland/Spain

  • Asako I & II, Hamaguchi Ryūsuke, 2018, Japan/France

  • Ash Is Purest White, Jia Zhangke, 2018, China/France

  • At Eternity's Gate, Julian Schnabel, 2018, USA/UK

  • The Beast in the Jungle, Clara van Gool, 2019, Netherlands/Luxembourg, world premiere

  • Beats, Brian Welsh, 2019, UK, world premiere

  • Bloody Marie, Guido van Driel, Lennert Hillige, 2019, Netherlands, world premiere

  • Camino, een feature-length selfie, Martin de Vries, 2019, Netherlands, world premiere

  • Capharnaüm, Nadine Labaki, 2018, Lebanon

  • C'est ça l'amour, Claire Burger, 2018, France/Belgium

  • Climax, Gaspar Noé, 2018, France

  • Continuer, Joachim Lafosse, 2018, Belgium/France

  • Coureur, Kenneth Mercken, 2018, Belgium

  • Dirty God, Sacha Polak, 2019, Netherlands/UK/Belgium, world premiere

  • Donbass, Sergei Loznitsa, 2018, Germany/Ukraine/France/Netherlands/Romania

  • Doubles vies, Olivier Assayas, 2018, France

  • Gloria Bell, Sebastián Lelio, 2018, Chile/USA

  • A Land Imagined, Yeo Siew Hua, 2018, Singapore/France/Netherlands

  • Lazzaro felice, Alice Rohrwacher, 2018, Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany

  • Leto, Kirill Serebrennikov, 2018, Russia/France

  • Pájaros de verano, Cristina Gallego/Ciro  Guerra, 2018, Colombia/Denmark/Mexico

  • Pearl, Elsa Amiel, 2018, France

  • A Private War, Matthew Heineman, 2018, UK/USA

  • Rafiki, Wanuri Kahiu, 2018, Kenya/South Africa

  • Ray & Liz, Richard Billingham, 2018, UK

  • Rojo, Benjamín Naishtat, 2018, Argentina/Brazil/France/Netherlands/Germany

  • Sofia, Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi, 2018, Morocco/France/Qatar

  • Tel Aviv on Fire, Sameh Zoabi, 2018, Israel/France/Luxembourg/Belgium

  • Vox Lux, Brady Corbet, 2018, USA

Photo in header: Still: Bloody Marie