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Films From The Netherlands

32A (Marian Quinn, 2007)
"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 act… Read more

4 ELEMENTS (Jiska Rickels, 2006)
“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 … Read more

BEN X (M) (Nic Balthazar, 2007)
"Rarely has so much emotion and excitement been compressed into 90 minutes of screen time." - Screen International ... Ben suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a type of autism that prevents him from in… Read more

GUERNSEY (Nanouk Leopold, 2005)
Writer-director Nanouk Leopold's impressive second feature delves into notions of how we create distances and fall out of phase with one another. ... A strong-willed, thirty-something, wife and mothe… Read more

INTERVIEW (Steve Buscemi, 2006)
“Relationships are universal. You can have self-destructive and abusive relationships anywhere in the world.” - Steve Buscemi Before his assassination by an Islamic extremist in 2004, filmmaker … Read more

KHADAK (Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth, 2006)
“Beads together complex ideas and gorgeously wrought segments like pearls on a string.” - Variety Bagi is a nomadic shepherd living in Mongolia. As another harsh winter approaches, a plague desc… Read more

los muertos (Lisandro Alonso, )
The Fipresci-winning [Los Muertos] (Cannes, 2004) places Lisandro Alonso firmly in the ranks of Argentina's best. Alonso achieved much with his 2001 debut feature, [La Libertad], but this powerful an… Read more

NIGHTWATCHING (Peter Greenaway, 2007)
“Rembrandt is captured in all his joyful, bawdy, self-analyzing ways, prey to passions and capable of real love.” - Variety ... Director Peter Greenaway (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover… Read more

Nook & Cranny (Francien van Everdingen , 2008)
A disarmingly straightforward film whose luminosity and embroidered craft raises what has become commonplace in the digital back into a realm of aesthetic pleasure. --- D/P Francien van Everdingen WS… Read more

PARAGUAYAN HAMMOCK (Paz Encina, 2006)
This meditation on memory, time and loss is purportedly the first feature film from Paraguay in more than 30 years. Ramon and Candida are farmer folk living in a remote corner of Paraguay. The absen… Read more

PROMISED PARADISE (Leonard Rebel Helmrich, 2006)
Banned in Indonesia, Promised Paradise follows the quest of an Indonesian puppeteer to meet three men convicted of the 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali. Along the way, director Leonard Retel Helmrich … Read more

Seventeen (Hisko Hulsing, )
Multi-award-winning [Seventeen] is a dark, painterly tale of a young roofer's introduction to adulthood. His tender desires for a neighbouring girl fall flat, and become the bitter memories that make… Read more

SILENT LIGHT (M) (Carlos Reygadas, 2007)
"Sometimes cinema isn't cinema at all: it is a revelation. Carlos Reygadas' Silent Light will make you weak with wonder." - Financial TimesSilent Light opens with what is, arguably, the single most r… Read more

SOMEONE ELSE'S HAPPINESS (Fien Troch, 2005)
“Her (Troch's) almost scientific approach, married to an intense emotional investment in her characters, recalls elements from Ingmar Bergman's most celebrated films.” - Toronto International Fil… Read more

THE HUMAN DUTCH (Bert Haanstra, 1963)
The Human Dutch depicts the life of a people in a country "with more clouds and water than dry land to stand upon" It reveals a nation at work and at play, unaware of the probing eye of Haanstra s hi… Read more

TIRAMISU (Paula van der Oest, 2007)
The worlds of a flamboyant diva and a straight-laced bookkeeper collide in a feel-good comedy from Dutch director Paula van der Oest. ... Despite sell-out crowds and a string of successful performanc… Read more

World mirror cinema (Gustav Deutsch, 2005)
In this new-found footage work by Gustav Deutsch (Film Ist), three historical camera pans take in the streets and squares of Vienna, Surabaya and Porto. They provide a starting point for reflecting o… Read more

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