Four Dutch (co)-productions at Geneva Film Festival
1 November 2018
Four (co-)productions from The Netherlands are selected for the 24th Geneva International Film Festival that runs from 2 to 10 November.
My Foolish Heart by director Rolf van Eijk (produced by Pupkin) will have its international premiere in Geneva and is selected for the International Feature Film Competition together with the films We and Rojo. My Foolish Heart tells the story of the last days of jazzman Chet Baker and is filled with music, drugs, love and fame. Both Rolf van Eijk and actor Steve Wall, who plays Chet Baker, will be attending the festival and the screening of their film.
We by Rene Eller (produced by Pragma Pictures and New Amsterdam Film Company), in which a group of friends in a languid summer are in search of fun, sex and excitement, has already been at multiple festivals: the film world premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) earlier this year and has won among others the Best Director Award at the Raindance Film Festival this October.
Rojo by Benjamín Naishtat is a minority Dutch co-production, co-produced by Viking Film. The tragicomic crime is set in the corrupt Argentina of the 1970s. Rojo had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the prizes Silver Shell for Best Actor, Jury Prize for Best Cinematography and Silver Shell for Best Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
The documentary The Greenaway Alphabet by Saskia Boddeke (produced by Beeld) Is part of the Features programme. In this film that world premiered at IDFA 2017, Peter Greenaway, in front of his wife's camera, compiles a bizarre alphabet for and with his youngest daughter Zoe. From A to Z, he compares his thoughts on art, death and birds with that of his self-assured teenager. Greenaway is this year's special guest of the Geneva International Film Festival and will receive the Film and Beyond Award.
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