Chueca a film by Ramon Gieling in co-operation with KRO/NCRV
Using a portrait of the LGBTQIA+ community in Madrid’s CHUECA district, the film tells a story about ‘the other’, where ‘the other’ in this context is the white heterosexual Cis man/woman. Chueca is an oasis of tolerance and harmony when it comes to the freedom of the LGBTQIA+ community. But that freedom is increasingly contested by opponents.
The Last Days – feature by Maartje Seyferth and Victor Nieuwenhuijs
Max, a very old man charged with a ‘wrong’ war past, tries to find the truth about his past actions as he approaches the end of his life. But in a violent confrontation with reality, he must recognize his inability to do so. His memories turn out to be self-fulfilling, doubtful, unreliable and susceptible to multiple interpretations.
Hevi – feature by Reber Dosky screenplay by Emily Reekers and Reber Dosky
When Sara, a prostitute from the city of Mardin, secretly takes care of a wounded Kurdish warrior, an impossible love unfolds between them. Impossible because both themselves as well as their strife and hate colored environment, have actually lost sight of love.
Happy Together – feature by Ger Poppelaars screenplay by Rogier Proper and Ger Popelaars
The idyll of a newly formed Dutch-Surinamese family, hiking through the magic wild of the Auvergne and Cévennes, turns into an nightmare when the woman is confronted with her resentful former French lover.
Hollander – feature by Miriam Kruishoop
A drug smuggler who has just been released from a long prison sentence, decides to help a Syrian refugee and hopes to redeem himself and his troubled past.
Derailed – feature by Wahid Sanouji
The environment in which you grow up makes you who you become. A hopeful young man derails by the oppression of his environment into a distraught victim.
Claustro – feature by Marcel Visbeen screenplay Peer Wittenbols and Marcel Visbeen
It seemed like a simple sacrifice: you let yourself be locked up for one day in exchange for a life in complete freedom. But he never counted on it that he wouldn’t be alone.
Dawid and Nelson – feature by Ben van Lieshout screenplay Bert Bisperink
Dawid, a hunter-gatherer from the Kalahari, gets a contract with a Dutch marathon team. He runs in world cities but after a conflict finds shelter on the parental farm of his Dutch friend Nelson. Dawid and Nelson are both looking for their own voice and identity, in a world full of expectaations and changes.
Striguni – feature by Aldo Tardozzi screenplay by Aldo Tardozzi coproduction with Ziva Production and Deblokada
A young biologist, in research of eternal life discovers the connection between a case of a missing child and the existene of Striguni – supernatural creatures from the local legends that prolong their lives by taking away the life force from the children.
Bushwack – feature by Miriam Kruishoop screenplay Miriam Kruishoop and John Weich
In his effort to eradicate malaria, an eccentric scientist discovers that mosquitos are not the enemy – people are –