Malin TV

  • 93'
  • Netherlands
  • 2023

Malin is what the Chinese made of Maring – an alias used by Henk Sneevliet. By now, he is probably best known for the Amsterdam metro stop named after him, but who was Sneevliet? Artist Gyz La Rivière is the TV reporter and newsreader who regales his viewers with the tale of the man’s impressive past. Born in Rotterdam, Sneevliet became a passionate communist who left for Russia and China, where he hung out with the likes of Lenin and Mao.

By now all but forgotten, Sneevliet forms the starting point of Gyz La Rivière’s Malin TV, a drily comedic film essay that interlaces amongst others, the Rotterdam housing crisis, skyscrapers in contemporary Shanghai and Shenzhen, and the first Chinese restaurants in the Rotterdam neighbourhood of Katendrecht. La Rivière ties this all together with his unique sense of humour, while we hear local punk band Tramhaus chanting Rotterdam’s slogan: Make it happen.

Gyz La Rivière is a visual artist who does not restrict himself to film; he also produces installations, graphic art, neon works, publications and ready-mades. Whichever his medium, his work is always characterised by the combination of his signature philosophy and humour. Several museums feature La Rivière’s work in their collection.

 

Christiaan Boesenach

  • 93'
  • Netherlands
  • 2023
Director
Gyz La Rivière
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2023
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
93'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Dutch, Chinese
Producer
Gyz La Rivière
Sales
StudioRev
Screenplay
Gyz La Rivière, Jeroen S. Rozendaal
Editor
Tim Roza
Sound Design
Henk-Jelle de Groot
Cast
Fenmei Hu, Gyz La Rivière

Tickets

Q&As are subject to change and may be cancelled at the last minute
  • In Person
    Friday 27 January 2023
    LantarenVenster 3
    With Q&A+NL/EN subtitles
  • In Person
    Friday 03 February 2023
    KINO 1
    With Q&A+NL/EN subtitles
Director
Gyz La Rivière
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2023
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
93'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Dutch, Chinese
Producer
Gyz La Rivière
Sales
StudioRev
Screenplay
Gyz La Rivière, Jeroen S. Rozendaal
Editor
Tim Roza
Sound Design
Henk-Jelle de Groot
Cast
Fenmei Hu, Gyz La Rivière

Programme IFFR 2023

RTM

IFFR puts the spotlight firmly on films and makers from our city on the River Maas. The selection was made by this year's RTM curators: Cheryl Ashruf, Noemi Biro and Nizar el Manouzi. Discover a programme chock-full of short and longer films, documentaries, talks, music and performances. RTM revolves around talented artists and stories from 010 with an impact far beyond, revealing the riches of Rotterdam in all its glory.

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