There’s another superhero in the cinema. Or an antihero, actually. But fear not; there is also a dutch romcom! Not good either? There are still interesting international releases and documentaries to watch from this week, as well as the film that will be the Dutch entry for the upcoming Academy Awards.
Nearly 5,000 years ago, Teth “Black” Adam received the extraordinary powers of the ancient gods, after which he was soon imprisoned in a tomb. Now he is free again and ready to unleash his own form of justice on the modern world.
A close-knit family is disrupted when the father fails to resurface during a professional dive. No funeral, no goodbye, just a house full of memories. Burdened by the elusive loss, Merel evades her husband’s death and everything related to it. Her young children become entangled in their search for answers, eventually bringing the family to a hard stand. Merel has no choice but to face the loss in her own unique way, to start a new life together.
Matter of Patience
Chef Monica has put a big stop to her childhood in the Limburg village of Noorbeek. She has severed all ties and is now making waves with her dishes in a hotspot in Amsterdam. When she wants to open a new restaurant with her boyfriend, she is forced to go back to her roots to cut the last ties. In the Limburg village she soon comes face to face with her childhood sweetheart. A lot has changed over the years, but it turns out to be a lot more familiar than she expected. Monica has to choose again: is her future really in the big city?
Antoine and his wife Olga run an organic farm in a village in Galicia, the northwestern region of Spain. Although the French couple tries their best to integrate into the community, the locals continue to see them as intruders. Their opposition to a wind farm strains relations, especially with brothers Xan and Lorenzo, who are only too eager to scare the couple away with their bullying. However, Antoine and Olga hold their ground, after which the situation threatens to get completely out of hand.
mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is the enchanting story of a seemingly ordinary British housekeeper whose dream of owning a Christian Dior couture dress takes her on an extraordinary adventure to Paris.
Tori et Lokita
Of Tori et Lokita two-time Golden Palm winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne hold up a mirror to the viewer. Their heartbreaking observations about the society we live in confront us with what we don’t want to see. Two teenagers fled Africa and ended up in Belgium. The harsh reality of refugee life brings Tori (Pablo Schils) and Lokita (Joely Mbundu) together. Together they try to build a life as brother and sister. A residence permit proves difficult to obtain, which means that they are cornered from various sides. Tori and Lokita seem invisible to the world around them, but luckily they have each other
Wild Port of Europe
Hedgehogs, polecats, lesser black-backed gulls, a kestrel, rabbits and even seals and exotic mitten crabs. Wild Port of Europe takes you into the unexpected story of these and other animals that live in the largest and busiest port area in Europe. In a landscape where people are constantly changing everything, they seize their opportunities and often make remarkable choices.