Complete Limelight Line-up

Please welcome 28 films to IFFR’s 2016 Limelight programme. Limelight, as a part of new IFFR programme section Voices, presents major upcoming arthouse releases of 2016 and is organized in collaboration with Dutch distributors. 

The Line-up includes award winning films such as Miguel Gomes’ renowned Arabian Nights trilogy, martial arts masterpiece The Assassin by Hou Hsiaou-hsien and Hubert Bals Fund supported Neon Bull by Gabriel Mascaro. 

Limelight also features 5 films celebrating their world-, international or European premiere, including opening film Beyond Sleep by Boudewijn Koole, Rebecca Daly’s Mammal, a haunting drama about loss and stifling love, and One Life is Not Enough by Annette Apon, a portrait of the exceptional Dutch actress: Fien de la Mar (1898-1965).

All Limelight Selections:

  • An Naomi Kawase (Japan/France/Germany)
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 1 – The Restless One Miguel Gomes (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland)
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 2 – The Desolate One Miguel Gomes (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland)
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 3 – The Enchanted One Miguel Gomes (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland)
  • The Assassin Hou Hsiao-hsien (Taiwan/China/Hong Kong/France)
  • Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) Eva Husson (France)
  • Cemetery of Splendour Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand/United Kingdom/France/Germany/Malaysia)
  • D' Ardennen Robin Pront (Belgium)
  • El abrazo de la serpiente Ciro Guerra (Colombia)


  • Beyond Sleep Boudewijn Koole (Netherlands) WP
  • El clan Pablo Trapero (Argentina)
  • Demolition Jean-Marc Vallée (USA) EP
  • The Endless River Oliver Hermanus (South Africa/France)
  • Free in Deed Jake Mahaffy (USA/New Zealand)
  • Full Contact David Verbeek (Netherlands/Croatia)
  • Heart of a Dog Laurie Anderson (USA)
  • The High Sun Dalibor Matanic (Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia)
  • The Idol Hany Abu-Assad (United Kingdom/Palestine/Qatar/Netherlands/United Arab Emirates)
  • Keeper Guillaume Senez (Belgium/Netherlands)
  • Land of Mine Martin Zandvliet (Denmark)
  • Mammal Rebecca Daly (Ireland/Netherlands/Luxembourg) IP
  • Men & Chicken Anders Thomas Jensen (Denmark)
  • Much Loved Nabil Ayouch (Morocco/France)
  • Neon Bull Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil/Uruguay/Netherlands)
  • One Life is Not Enough Annette Apon (Netherlands) WP
  • Problemski Hotel Manu Riche (Belgium/Netherlands) IP
  • Room Lenny Abrahamson (Ireland)
  • Tanna Martin Butler & Bentley Dean (Australia)

WP is world premiere, EP is European premiere, and IP is international premiere