Documentaries

Keen on documentaries? The Netherlands Film Festival offers 11 dazzling documentaries for non-Dutch speakers. From everyday life in Kabul to life on the Dutch Highways and from Dutch sheep herders to R&B legend D’Angelo.

Zaterdag 28 september

  • KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND

    The Afghan capital of Kabul, seen through the eyes of two children and a bus driver. Everyday life goes on, while society is being destroyed by political and religious forces.

    Location: Rembrandt 2
    Time: 1:45PM

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Sunday 29 september

  • KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND [sold out]

    The Afghan capital of Kabul, seen through the eyes of two children and a bus driver. Everyday life goes on, while society is being destroyed by political and religious forces.

    Location: Louis Hartlooper Complex 5
    Time: 2:00PM

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  • DEVIL'S PIE - D'ANGELO & MEETING THE OTHER WOMAN

    Intimate, touching and surprising portrait of one of the most mysterious figures of the contemporary music scene. D’Angelo obtained an unequalled status within the neo-soul movement.

    Location: Louis Hartlooper Complex 3
    Time: 5:00PM

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  • ARE YOU THERE

    Absence epilepsy takes place at the confines of consciousness. Is it just a disorder, or could it also be a door to an expanded consciousness?

    Location: Louis Hartlooper Complex 5
    Time: 7:15PM

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Monday 30 September

  • SHEEP HERO

    The freedom and romance of country life clash with the commercial reality and free-market principles. Should the principled Stijn transform into a lamb, or will the shepherd stay faithful to his ideals?

    Location: Pathé Rembrandt 2
    Time: 7:45PM

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Tuesday 1 October

  • 'NOW SOMETHING IS SLOWLY CHANGING'

    Pronounced film about our contemporary search for meaning, personal growth and performance. Where does this longing for self-fulfilment come from? Are we ever good enough?

    Location: Louis Hartlooper Complex 4
    Time: 4:00PM

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  • GANZ, HOW I LOST MY BEETLE

    Josef Ganz, the Jewish engineer behind the Volkswagen Beetle, was exiled by the Nazis. His biographer and surviving relatives want to restore his legacy and literally put it back on the road.

    Location: Louis Hartlooper Complex 5
    Time: 7:15PM

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  • ERWIN OLAF, THE LEGACY [sold out]

    ERWIN OLAF, THE LEGACY shows the struggles of a celebrated artist, Erwin Olaf, at the peak of his fame taking stock, with pain in his heart, of a life’s hard work – while, just at the right time, his body of work is safeguarded for posterity.

    Location: Louis Hartlooper Complex 5
    Time: 9:30PM

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Wednesday 2 October

  • THE MYTH OF ARMANDO

    The violent death of a German soldier plays a crucial role in the grating work of Armando, an artist who is fascinated with violence. Did he create his own myth?

    Location: Louis Hartlooper Complex 3
    Time: 12:15PM

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Thursday 3 October

  • YOUR MUM & DAD

    From the moment we are born we play a role. Is this role enforced on us by our parents or is it the direct consequence of their behaviour? Nature versus nurture, in a personal documentary essay with a psychoanalytic dimension.

    Location: Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Utrecht 2
    Time: 1:00PM

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  • HIGHWAY NL

    What makes a small country great: the Netherlands has almost 1600 miles of motorway. This enormous road density deserves a poetic road movie, with the occasional moan.

    Location: Louis Hartlooper Complex 3
    Time: 5:00PM

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  • FATHER FIGURE & SCARED OF REVOLUTION

    FATHER FIGURE: Poetic documentary about young, black and gay men, with Guilliano as a linchpin who, in a world full of homophobia, racism and exclusion, found their place in a close-knit vogue dance community in Rotterdam.

    SCARED OF REVOLUTION: A portrait of the performance poet Umar Bin Hassan and his personal struggle with the revolution he propagated himself with The Last Poets.

    Location: De Voorkamer
    Time: 7:00PM
    Free screening, no need to buy tickets.
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