The closing film bo of the Netherlands Film Festival, which ends today, will also be in cinemas nationwide this week. And if you’ve already seen it, there’s still plenty to choose from for a visit to your local movie theater.
When the intrepid Bo travels to Georgia to visit the grave of her father – a well-known trumpeter – she runs into his former childhood friend Levan. In search of her roots and a better understanding of her father, she decides to hitch a ride in Levan’s truck. Despite the age difference, they gently give in to the love they feel for each other. Bo’s father’s melancholic trumpet playing accompanies their journey through the breathtaking Georgian landscape. The blossoming love between Bo and Levan makes them finally dare to share their darkest secrets.
After witnessing a bizarre and traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) is confronted with ominous events that she cannot explain. As an overwhelming fear gradually takes over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.
Addi lives with his eccentric mother in Reykjavik, Iceland. After an incident with his classmate Balli who is being bullied, he decides to take care of him. Together with two of his comrades, the quartet explores their budding lives into adulthood. They don’t shy away from aggression and violence, but they also learn about mutual loyalty and affection. As their behavior continues to escalate, Addi looks for ways to bring him and his friends back to a safer path.
Ticket to Paradise
Oscar winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the silver screen as exes on a common mission: to stop their lovesick daughter from making the same mistake they once made. Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy about second chances that can turn out to be surprising.
Escape from Brazil
Joao, a Brazilian police officer, and Laila, his girlfriend, are robbed and shot by an assailant. They recover from their wounds and are left physically and emotionally scarred. Joao works on a case involving a kidnapped woman, who helps her husband Freire during negotiations. Eva, a young and wealthy merchant, struggles to find meaning in life. She returns to an academic career in the Netherlands, aided by the intellectual John Togg. She conducts research into global recovery policies, with the hope of solving socio-economic inequalities in the world. She meets Bram, a bon vivant, and pleads for her optimism about humanity and the liberalism of the world market. During their engagement party, Joao accidentally sends a message to Laila, ending the relationship because they don’t want to leave Brazil. He fights with his brother-in-law, Fabio, shoots him in front of the whole family and flees. While working with Togg, Eva is inappropriately groped by him, protests and runs off. Joao kidnaps Freire in an affluent neighborhood. He interrogates him and discovers that he has cocaine paste and orders the kidnapping and murder of his own wife. Joao hatches a plan to smuggle the cocaine into Europe and evade the police for Fabio’s murder. Togg reveals that he will no longer help Eva’s investigation. She stands dumbfounded and becomes depressed. Joao risks the drugs flying into the Netherlands and manages to make his way through customs. He hides it and randomly kidnaps Eva in her house. He meets the Dutch drug dealer and can’t figure it out. They follow Joao to Eve’s house and hold both hostages. Joao is gem
The lonely existence of André in his fifties is shocked when a homeless boy breaks into his house. While André at first berates him, they soon turn out to be more alike than expected. The two develop an unexpectedly close bond and help each other come to terms with their past. Nowhere is a layered portrait with moving characters, about connection, hope and family roots.
As the birth of his first child approaches, 21-year-old mentally unstable Dennis (Yannick Jozefzoon) must face the loss of his Nigerian father who died young in order to come to terms with himself.
Love, Spells and All That (Ask, Buyu vs.)
Twenty years after their affair ended, two women reunite on a day trip to the charming Turkish island of Büyükada, where they first fell in love. They try to break an old spell that one had cast over the other. It will be an unexpected journey through the past.
Napoleon: In the Name of Art
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) understood the value of art from an early age and was captivated by its beauty. His worldwide conquests were therefore always accompanied by collecting, studying, preserving and mapping art. He brought artworks from all over the world to France based on his belief that culture and art should be accessible to everyone. The complex relationship between Napoleon and art has many contradictory manifestations. He used art and culture to legitimize himself as an heir to the classical world, as an instrument for the aesthetic, moral and bourgeois education of citizens, but art was also propaganda and spoils of war for revolutionary France. Oscar winner Jeremy Irons takes us from the Brera Academy and Dom in Milan, to the Louvre in Paris, in the company of the best international art historians.
Caught between demigods and mass madness, in a world of propaganda images, surreal collages and pop art animation, Lei’s family struggles to survive the tumultuous times of China of the 1950s and 1960s. Silver Bird and Rainbow Fish is an ode to family, memory and a reconstruction of family history in the History of China.
My Beessie and Me
A documentary about the inseparable bond between pets and their owners. A tragicomic quest for whether we need pets to fill a gap in our human existence. Because how nice is it to live with an intelligent pig, quirky naked cats, a dancing dog, a spiritual slug or an Insta cat and what does this actually say about ourselves? In a visual journey through average Dutch households, we see how various owners dedicate their lives completely to their pets and they are an indispensable factor in their lives.