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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Hal Hartley

Hal Hartley at IFFR

  • Flirt

    Extraordinary trilogy in which three variations are told on the same story. The film is based on the short of the same name that was screened at the f

    • main programme
  • Kimono

    The first film without dialogue by Hal Hartley is about a young woman in a wedding dress who is thrown out of a car and rests in a deserted mansion.

    • main programme short
  • The New Math(s)

    Unique relationship/dance/music film is the result of cooperation between the well-known film-maker Hartley and Dutch composer Andriessen.

    • main programme short
  • Flirt

    Extraordinary trilogy in which three variations are told on the same story. The film is based on the short of the same name that was screened at the f

    • main programme
  • Simple Men

    Last year, the Rotterdam Film Festival presented a complete retrospective of the promising young director Hal Hartley. With Simple Men, Hartley has proven his promise.It is the story of a quest for love and warmth. The petty thief Bill McCabe is cheated twice by his girlfriend: she takes off with his companion and takes the […]

    • main programme
  • Henry Fool

    Typical Hartley is brimming with ideas, finds and philosophical jokes and is about a shy rubbish collector who looks as if he will always be the fall

    • main programme
  • The Book of Life

    The day before the year 2000. Jesus arrives at Kennedy Airport in New York. His beautiful Mary Magdalen is none other than P.J. Harvey. With rock musi

    • digital new wave
  • Amateur

    Nun who writes sleazy stories – Isabelle Huppert – meets Thomas, who’s lost his memory Thomas – Martin Donovan – in latest Hal Hartley film.

    • main programme
  • Theory of achievement

    ‘Young, middle-class, white, college-educated, unskilled, broke.’ These are the words which the people paying the lead in this short film use to characterise themselves. They cannot live in expensive Manhattan but have to make do with Brooklyn. Addicted to the theory but unfamiliar with the practice, well-meaning city tramps and frauds roam the world. They […]

  • Trust

    A film reminiscent of Hal Hartley’s earlier film The Unbelievable Truth in its mood and approach. It is a black comedy with grim and romantic elements. An inexpensively made film rich in emotions. Derek Malcolm wrote in The Guardian: `Hartley is the kind of film-maker you get in America only once or twice in a […]