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IFFR films in theatres: June / July

Whether you missed a must-see film at our last festival edition, or you just want your taste of IFFR throughout the year, it’s good news for you. Some IFFR 2019 films will reach big screens across the Netherlands, and we’ll be keeping you updated on their release. Here’s what’s to come in June and July!

Camino, een feature-length selfie
Martin de Vries, The Netherlands

Aching feet and moments of despair – but also minor miracles and growing strength. Doggedly stepping along the pilgrims’ way to Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain, Martin de Vries films himself with his iPhone, in the hope of putting his life back on a firm footing. A self-portrait in two million steps.

In theatres from 6 June!

Queen of Hearts
May el-Toukhy, Denmark

Anne seems to have it all: a sweet husband, two adorable daughters and a satisfying job. But she risks it all by seducing her stepson. A complex role for Danish star Trine Dyrholm to sink her teeth into.

In de bios vanaf 20 juni!

 

July

Long Day's Journey Into Night
Bi Gan, China/France

Young Chinese director Bi Gan’s second film lives up to the standard set by his debut, Kaili Blues. He uses every cinematic technique in the book for his dream-like tale of Luo Hongwu's search for a past lover, which seamlessly merges with the summer they spent together 20 years ago.

Screening at 4 July at EYE!

 

Tarde para morir joven
Dominga Sotomayor, Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Netherlands/Qatar

Through the eyes of teenagers Sofia, Lucas and Clara, we see life in a Chilean commune in the summer of 1990, as the residents prepare to celebrate the new year. The experiences of the three teenagers reflect the growing pains of Chile’s new democracy, after almost two decades of military dictatorship.

In theatres from 25 July!

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

At the Israeli border when Salem mentions that he works on a popular TV series, the checkpoint official demands a more pro-Jewish twist to the romance in the soap. However this turns out to be easier said than done. A surprisingly light and comical way of capturing the Arab-Israeli conflict, which nevertheless tackles a painful truth.

In theatres from 25 July!

Photo in header: Still: Tel Aviv on Fire