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IFFR films in theatres: June / July

Did you miss a must-see film during IFFR 2018? Keep calm! Some IFFR-films will come out this year in Dutch cinemas, on dvd or as video on demand. We will keep you updated of this throughout the year. A handful of films are already (or will be shortly) in movie theatres around the country. You can find the overview for April and May right here. For June and July we're talking about:

Charlie en Hannah gaan uit

In cinemas from 14 June 2018

Okay then, just one more – although tonight Hannah really wanted to get home on time. Luckily, Charlie still has some good stuff. Suddenly blocks of flats start to talk, they wind up in an Italian horror film and a surprised friend is reanimated with a dose of alcohol. Wondrous, playful debut, largely in black-and-white, from a new Belgian talent.

Click here to read our interview with director Bert Scholiers

Western

In cinemas from 21 June 2018

Real and cultural boundaries are tentatively transgressed with the arrival of German builders in a quiet Bulgarian village. An old-fashioned showdown is imminent. The language barrier, cultural stereotypes and excess testosterone create an explosive mix and a great starting point for a Western adventure on the European border between east and west.

Beast

In cinemas from 21 June 2018

Against the backdrop of a series of unsolved murders on the island of Jersey, a relationship blossoms between Moll and Pascal. For her respectable family, he is the ultimate bad choice – and that seals their love. When it becomes apparent that the police suspect him, her support for him starts to adopt extreme forms.

Zagros

In cinemas from 28 June 2018

Love and family loyalty, honour and jealousy, migration and cultural alienation come together in this gripping drama in which a young Kurdish shepherd follows his wife after she flees the threats made by his family. While he is trying to set up a new life with her in Brussels, doubts re-emerge.

Click here to read our interview with director Sahim Omar Kalifa

Filmspecial: Peter Burr

WORM, 4 July 20:30

Peter Burr is an artist from Brooklyn, NY. He is a master of computer animation with a gift for creating images and environments that hover on the boundary between abstraction and figuration. In recent years, Burr has devoted himself to exploring the concept of an endlessly mutating labyrinth. His practice often engages with tools of the video game industry in the form of immersive cinematic artworks. These pieces have been presented internationally by various institutions including IFFR.

Peter Burr @ WORM

"Those who haven’t yet seem him in action… well, hold on to your seats!"

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The Road to Mandalay

In cinemas from 26 July 2018

Powerful drama about the tragic love between two illegal immigrants from Myanmar in Bangkok. In a very troubling scene, Midi Z ingeniously shows how Lianqing’s boundless ambition to acquire some status drives her to an act of desperation, while Guo's confrontation with this harsh way of life slowly drives him crazy.

The Road to Mandalay was screened during IFFR 2017.

Wij

In cinemas from July 2018

In a village on the Dutch-Belgian border a group of teens pull stupid pranks, have sex and seek excitement. However, during the summer that started so languorously, the initially playful messing about turns into prostitution, power dynamics and blackmail. An intense event forces sometimes painful introspection upon the group in this modern coming-of-age drama.

  • Still from Charlie en Hannah gaan uit

  • Still from Western

  • Still from Zagros

  • Still from Wij

  • Still from The Road to Mandalay

Photo in header: Still: Wij