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Limelight lineup

We’re excited to announce the entire lineup for Limelight with a number of world premieres! This programme features each year as part of our Voices section and shows the films that will reach Dutch theatres later in the year. Join us this festival edition to see the most anticipated titles before their theatrical release.

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.

Four additional titles will be celebrating their world premiere. Including our Opening Night film Dirty God by Sasha Polak; The Beast in the Jungle by Clara van Gool, a melancholic contemplation on the elapse of time, mixing drama and dance and based on a 1903’s novella by Henry James; Beats by Brian Welsh, a black-and-white portrait of a United Kingdom in transition set to pounding techno beats; and Camino, een feature-length selfie by Martin de Vries who walks the pilgrims’ way to Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain, wondering all the while why.

  • Still from Leto

  • Still from Beats

  • Still from Ash is Purest White

  • Still from Asako I & II

Also on the lineup is Brady Corbe’s Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman Ash is Purest White the latest by Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, Doublesvies by Olivier Assayas, C’est ça l’amour by Claire Burger, and Another Day of Life by Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow.

Joining them will be the previously announced titles Capharnaüm by Nadine Labaki, Climax by Gaspar Noé, Tel Aviv on Fire by Sameh Zoabi, Rafiki by Wanuri Kahiu, Leto by Kirill Serebrennikov, and Rojo by Benjamín Naishtat.

See the full lineup listed below.

Confirmed films in Limelight

  • 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 MarieGuido 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