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Films From Netherlands

Joost Rekveld's propagation and diffraction of light through holes and grids creates the ultimate visual music for the eye. ... Not in competition ... --- D/S Joost Rekveld P Gerard Holthuis WS Filmbank L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
[.Tibbar] tells the story in reverse (the title spelt backwards reads rabbit) of 20,000 albino rabbits on a breeding farm. In astonishing detail we see the entire lives of these trapped rabbits. The oddly normal backward movements of both breeders and rabbits evoke a sense of extreme distance, and ... Read more
The direct and fragmentary narratives of dead, wounded and fleeing civilians and soldiers powerfully conveys the reality of the Russian Chechen conflict in [14 Episodes]. ... --- ... D/P Murad Mazaev WS Kaukasus TV Foundation L Chechen w/English subtitles TD video/col/2004/9mins ... Read more
The work of Dutch painters illustrates life in Holland during the 17th century. ... Read more
2D or Not 2DNetherlands/Canada When Paul Driessen unleashes his legendary imagination, things are never as they seem to be. 2D or Not 2D is a love story that illustrates the human capacity to spin fiction out of reality. Screened in Annecy, Tampere and many other Festivals.D/S Paul Driessen P ... Read more
"Taking the inevitable step to womanhood is a universal female experience... It's an age when seemingly trivial events have a huge importance." - filmmaker Marian Quinn ... The debut feature from actor-turned-writer-director Marian Quinn (sister of Aidan Quinn, also starring in this film) sees ... Read more
“Four places on earth where fellowship and trust are of existential importance.” - filmmaker Jiska Rickels Following up her award-winning documentary short Days Under, Jiska Rickels completes a theme she began exploring in 2003. In 4 Elements, she intertwines Days Under with three further ... Read more
In this puppet film, a farmer's dream leads him to heaven via the Milky Way where his cans of milk provide an "open sesame" at the Gates and win him a Star of Honour. Hurrah for milk. ... Read more
According to the filmmaker, "A Film About Film". More visual gymnastics from Paul De Nooijer. Can you spot Atom Egoyan? (See At One View) (HK) ... Read more
A thirteen year old girl on the verge of discovering her femininity, plays with fire when she lures a family friend into a compromising situation. ... Read more
The main character in this film, a modern Don Quixote, strives to right the wrongs of the world. However during his struggle he conforms to the deeds of both small and great men in history. Perhaps this is the cause of his fatal error. ... Read more
One of the most graphic documentaries ever filmed, this records the efforts of squatters to draw attention to the chronic shortage of housing in Holland. The coronation of Queen Beatrix was used as the occasion for demonstrations against Government policy. ... "Made as a collaborative effort ... Read more
Jimmy is a racing driver; Annette a photographer's model - two people whose professions on the glamour fringe of modern society occupy enough of their time and energy to shroud the essential emptiness of their lives. They meet at Zandvoort, fall in love, and let love take its course. At first all ... Read more
Historical facts about Westerbork, Auschwitz, and other concentration camps form the basis of an inquiry into how much people could know, and wished to know about 'what was going on in the East' during the war. The film also examines what was made of this knowledge during and after the war. ... Read more
A court order forbids a man to see his son who is in his wife's care. Longing to see the boy, one day he takes him from school and intends to spend a weekend with him. When his wife alerts the police, denouncing her husband for abducting their boy, the man panics and takes the child over the border ... Read more
One autumn morning in 1974. Nick Drake was found dead, having left the world three impossibly beautiful albums. Drake died silently, isolated by the grip of a terminal depression. His sensitivity was the basis of his towering talent. As Paul Weller says in this sublime documentary, "If you met a ... Read more
A famous Seurat painting forms one of the motifs for this fantasy film, which — as its subtitle, "Seven Authors in Search of a Reader", suggests — deals with the relationship of the author and the public. ... Read more
A portrait of a person encountering himself in a modern, urban environment. ... Read more
M. L. Escher, the Dutch graphic artist, is a man of international repute. His work is not only highly valued by art-lovers, but also by scientists, who find his drawings perfect illustrations of their theories. ... The interplay of form, time and space, in unusual perspective, sometimes creates a ... Read more
An aesthetic study of motion and change in nature made as a personal experiment. A poetic film, in a peaceful, gentle mood, it is visually stunning. ... Read more
A sensitive drama about a boy discovering a world made for adults, about injustice, not just between authorities and individuals, but also between father and son.--- ... D/S David Dusa P Vanessa Ciszewski, Mikolaj Pokromski, Elena Von Saucken, David Dusa WS Kinomaton München L French w/English ... Read more
In a moving combination, Netherlands war memorials and Resistance monuments tell the story of war, oppression, resistance, hunger and liberation. The commentary is composed of poems written by patriots during the occupation of Holland. ... Read more
A vanishing way of life in the Netherlands: before it was too late Haanstra was com¬missioned to preserve a picture of life round the former Zuiderzee with its colourful costumes and traditions ... Read more
A helicopter's eye view of The Netherlands revealed through its geographical history from the Ice Age through the formation of its landscape by interplay of wind and water, its flora, fauna, and at last the re-creation wrought by man. ... Read more
The fall of Communism in Eastern Europe did not only affect countries. The ordinary human lives that were shattered should not be forgotten. In a decaying Latvia with appalling economic conditions and corruption, Juris can see only one way of giving his son the future he does not see for himself ... Read more
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