From 3 to 17 April, you can see three IFFR audience favourites in thirteen cinemas throughout the Netherlands. A unique opportunity to see three IFFR films – all of which scored very highly in the Warsteiner Audience Award – on the big screen, as they will be shown in Dutch cinemas one time only.
The story of a refugee, a clash of love and religion and a criminal who writes – these are the three stories that make up the IFFR Gemist programme. Each of the films scored at least 4.3 out of 5 in the audience poll. These titles have not been picked up for distribution in the Netherlands and can therefore only be seen in a cinema as part of IFFR Gemist.
So don’t miss out – check the overview here for a cinema near you.
The programme consists of:
A Hustlers Diary
The actions of the criminal Metin – just like the disconsolate Swedish settings in which his life unfolds – are veiled in shades of grey. He has grand dreams about becoming famous, and unfortunately reality keeps getting in the way and hitting him in the face. A layered portrait, both raw and funny. Nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award. Read and see more here.
Als Paul über das Meer kam
Jakob, the filmmaker, follows Cameroon refugee Paul on his risky trip to and across Europe. Going through different political as well as mental borders, this journey dramatically affects both of them. An absolutely genuine, unbiased and unpredictable adventure film about unusual connections in an agitated political context. Read and see more here.
La Ragazza Del Mondo
Self-assured, convincing Italian debut about Giulia, whose world is defined by the certainties and limitations of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. When she meets the worldly Libero, she discovers how incompatible her wishes are with her religious obligations. The (prize-winning) leading roles are played by rising stars Sara Serraiocco and Michele Riondino. Read and see more here.