What’s on today: 23 January

An IFFR day ahead of you? Every day we help you with the best tips: unmissable films, compilation programmes, art or music that we think are more than worth your while. And yes, tickets are available too. Check out our highlights for Thursday 23 January.


The Vasulka Effect van Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir
Documentary about video art’s free-spirited, groundbreaking pioneers Steina and Woody Vasulka. They seemed forgotten, but there is renewed attention for their work. The artists look back on their eventful lives whilst creating their archive.
12:30, LantarenVenster 4

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The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater van Goran Radovanović
In June 1971, a public debate was held in Novi Sad on WR: Mysteries of the Organism, a controversial film that caused a dilemma for the Yugoslavian authorities. How far did the Tito regime's democratic freedoms really go? In the mirror of history, a homage to filmmaker Dusan Makavejev (1932-2019).
19:45, LantarenVenster 4

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A Hidden Life van Terrence Malick
With A Hidden Life, Terrence Malick returns to the historical dramas he is renowned for. He combines his characteristic lyrical audio-visual style and associative editing with a relatively more structured story of an Alpine farmer who refuses to submit to the Nazi occupation of Austria.
20:15, de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

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Armour by Sandro Aguilar
Impressions from the life of a man who has lost his way. A dying father and a broken relationship send Hector on a drunken odyssey. Snippets of uncaring landscapes chain together into a tale that has lost its coherence – the disturbing prologue to an imminent implosion.
15:00, KINO 1

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Short Film

Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 1
The power of short: films compete in the short film selection to three equivalent prizes, The Ammodo Tiger Short Awards. In this programme new work of Ana Vaz, Thao Nguyen Phan and Erik van Lieshout.
20:30, KINO 1

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Ten Years by Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-wai, Kwok Zune, Ng Ka-leung, Wong Fei-pang
Five short films by five young directors who were invited to imagine, in 2015, what their city might look like ten years later. Little did they know how prophetic this exercise in imaginative dystopian filmmaking would be. Ten Years struggled to be released in Hong Kong, but won best film at the HK Film Awards in 2016.
22:30, LantarenVenster 5

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Art & Exhibitions

Waiting Room
Take a seat, take a sip and wait for a film to appear. You may also be treated a free consultation. First Symptoms (between 11:00 and 12:00): Join the young makers of the Waiting Room video’s and discover their ambitions. Group Therapy (between 16:00 and 17:00): Ryan Cherewaty’s VR-experience transports you in three minutes to a dreamlike realm.
10:00 - 19:00, de Doelen, free admission




Four nights of innovative audiovisual live performances. Today: Matthijs Munnik in WORM and Klankvorm presents Lightforms @ V2_: SVNSCRNS performances by Ilpo Väisänen & Heleen Blanken and Zeno van den Broek.
22:00 till late, WORM, 21:30 & 23:00, V2_

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