Netherlands

  • Shariff Korver – Do Not Hesitate (2021)

    2021-2030NetherlandsShariff KorverThriller
    Do Not Hesitate (2021)
    Do Not Hesitate (2021)

    After the sudden disappearance of their superior, three young soldiers are left to guard a military vehicle by themselves. As their situation and the scorching desert heat renders them increasingly disconnected from reality, an encounter with a local boy escalates into a fight that will mark their lives forever.Read More »

  • Alex van Warmerdam – Abel AKA Voyeur (1986) (HD)

    Alex van Warmerdam1981-1990ArthouseComedyNetherlands
    Abel (1986)
    Abel (1986)

    Synopsis:
    A well-to-do, shut-in thirty-something faces city life, family secrets and his own quirks when he is finally thrown out by his parents.Read More »

  • Bo Wang – An Asian Ghost Story (2023)

    2021-2030Bo WangHorrorNetherlandsShort Film
    An Asian Ghost Story (2023)
    An Asian Ghost Story (2023)

    About the film:
    This film is about haunting memories of Asia’s late 20th-century modernization. The story departs from a 1965 United States embargo on the hair trade, known as the “Communist Hair Ban”. Yet, in every wig resides a ghost from the imperial past.Read More »

  • Paul de Nooijer & Frans Zwartjes – Moving Stills (1972)

    1971-1980ExperimentalFrans ZwartjesNetherlandsPaul de Nooijer
    Moving Stills (1972)
    Moving Stills (1972)

    Quote:
    First film by Paul de Nooijer, in collaboration with his artistic father Frans Zwartjes. Moving Stills shows a series of photographs by Françoise de Nooijer, which are joined, by means of editing and colour effects, and turned into a moving picture. The erotic image gets an explosive charge.
    (Netherlands Film Commission)Read More »

  • Jennifer Lyon Bell & Murielle Scherre – Des jours plus belles que la nuit AKA Skin. Like. Sun. (2009)

    Erotica2001-2010DramaJennifer Lyon BellMurielle ScherreNetherlands
    Des jours plus belles que la nuit (2009)
    Des jours plus belles que la nuit (2009)

    Quote:
    We all know what sex looks like. Many movies have tried to capture the magic, but most can only bring home the tricks. This movie allows you to participate where others leave you the unsatisfied peeping tom. It dares to share the slowness. In a unique twist, this film is edited in nearly real-time. As real-life couple Wim and Floor spend an afternoon in the sunwashed rooms of an old house in Belgium, the camera simply follows. In the slowness, we get the build, the sweetness, and the sexiness. Forget about fingersnapping fast editing. Slow is where it’s at. This film was conceived as a feminist collaboration between erotic film director Jennifer Lyon Bell and artist/DJ/author/lingerie-designer Murielle Scherre, aka La Fille D’O. They created it for the feminist Stout(st)e Dromen Festival in Antwerp, Belgium.Read More »

  • Adriaan Ditvoorst – Flanagan (1975)

    1971-1980Adriaan DitvoorstDramaNetherlands
    Flanagan (1975)
    Flanagan (1975)

    Synopsis:
    After having spent eight years in jail on account of an armed bank robbery, Paul Flanagan is released. The only thing on Flanagan’s mind is revenge…Read More »

  • Joost Rekveld – #37 (2009)

    2001-2010ExperimentalJoost RekveldNetherlandsShort Film
    #37 (2009)
    #37 (2009)

    #37
    (35mm scope, 31 min, 2009)

    “Andronicos says that in a certain place in Spain one finds small, scattered stones which are polygonal and grow spontaneously. Some of them are white, others are like wax and pregnant of smaller stones similar to themselves.
    I kept one to verify this myself and it gave birth at my place, so the story is not a lie.”

    ‘Paradoxographus Palatinus’, anonymous, 3rd century.Read More »

  • Danniel Danniel – Ei AKA Egg (1988)

    1981-1990ArthouseComedyDanniel DannielNetherlands
    Ei AKA Egg (1988)
    Ei AKA Egg (1988)

    Presentation from the San Francisco Film Festival :
    “Johan de Bakker is a first-rate baker, meticulous in his trade and exacting in his recreational pursuits which include balancing eggs, building towers of pebbles by the river and waiting stoically in the town square for the daily bus to arrive. Illiterate and hardly exacting in his social skills, Johan is a 35-year-old child and the enigmatic hero of this charming Dutch comedy. His slightly more worldly friends decide to play Cyrano and their ghostwritten love letters on his behalf provoke a woman’s visit “from foreign climes.” Set in a tiny village in the north of Holland, Egg takes its eccentric characters at face value and Israeli-born writer-director Danniel Danniel’s cheerfully deadpan approach is reminiscent of early Jacques Tati. Skillfully introducing the villagers through their mundane routines, Danniel weaves a whimsical fable based in limited realities where “more than one outcome is possible. With a talented cast, Egg succeeds as an offbeat comedy through understatement and authentic charm.”
    —Richard PenaRead More »

  • Pieter-Rim de Kroon – Silence of the Tides (2020)

    2011-2020ArthouseDocumentaryNetherlandsPieter-Rim de Kroon
    Silence of the Tides (2020)
    Silence of the Tides (2020)

    A cinematic tribute to the Wadden Sea, the world’s largest, and most varied, uninterrupted inter-tidal area, extending along the coasts of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.Read More »

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