Dirk/Dick RIJNEKE worked in the 1970s for a year with filmmaker Frans Zwartjes at the Vrije Academie. Together with director and producer Mildred van Leeuwaarden he founded Rotterdam Films in 1980. They have twice provided the opening film for the festival: Voro-Nova (1985), the favourite of festival founder Hubert Bals, and the international episode film City Life (1990). That’s it screened in Rotterdam in 2005. Rotterdam Films has produced and co-produced documentaries and fiction films mainly for cinematic release and worked with directors from all over the world, like Béla Tarr (The Last Boat, 1990) and Ricky Rijneke (Silent Ones, 2013).
Dirk Rijneke at IFFR
City Life I & II
Don't Catch My Face
Waar is mijn jas?
Reykjavik - Rotterdam
Groeten uit Rotterdam
This controversial work in three parts provides a glimpse of the Rotterdam art and music scene in the 1980s. A unique documentary of an eventful era.
The early 1970s, Kralingen Pop Festival: marihuana, LSD, speed, opium – anything available was taken. Four young users' stories.
Ik hou het wel voor gezien
Prize-winning authentic record of an era, in a meticulously shot portrait of the young drug-addicted poet and musician Gaby from Rotterdam.
Pinkel, a working-class boy from Rotterdam, transforms from an anarchist punk into a dad. Proto-punk by Rotterdam punk band Tändstickorshock.
Rock Against Religion
1970s punk to make your ears bleed by Rotterdam bands Rode Wig and REVO: four 14-year-olds including singer Aram Slappendel.