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June 19, 2013

A large number of films from the Netherlands will be screened in Russia the coming months. Within the framework of the 2013 Netherlands - Russia year, to celebrate their special bilateral relation, various film programmes are organised in different cities in Russia in collaboration with EYE.

The first films will be screened at the 35th edition of the Moscow International Film Festival, which takes place June 20 to 29. The Dutch film Matterhorn by Diederik Ebbinge is selected for the Competition. On top of that the festival presents a special programme titled Minor Dutch Artists with ten recent films: Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman, which
had its world premiere in Cannes last month, Dark Blood by George Sluizer, Manslaughter by Pieter Kuijpers, Heroin by Rene Houwer, Lilet Never Happened by Jacco Groen, Among Us by Marco van Geffen, The Deflowering of Eva van End by Michiel ten Horn, Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke, Tricked by Paul Verhoeven and Devastated by Love by Ari Deelder.
Furthermore several Dutch film professionals will  travel to Moscow. Among others the directors Diederik Ebbinge, Ricky Rijneke, George Sluizer and Rene Houwen will attend the screening
of their film and documentary maker Coco Schrijber is part of the jury of the festival.

At the Festival of Festivals-International Film Festival in St. Petersburg (June 24 to 29) four films from the Netherlands will be screened: The Girl and Death by regisseur Jos Stelling, The Deflowering of Eva van End, Tricked and Diederik van Rooijen’s Taped.

Also in St. Peterburg, the International Film Festival Rotterdam together with EYE present New Holland, a programme of short films including experimental, fiction and animated shorts, such as Nation for Two by directors Nir Nadler and Chaja Hertog, Balance by Mark Ram and Fata Morgana by Frodo Kuipers.

At the Vologda Independent Cinema From European Screens Festival (July 5 to 19) there will be special attention for Dutch cinema too. The Resurrection of a Bastard by Guido van Driel will be screened as part of the Competition of the festival. And there is a Dutch focus with films as Cool Kids Don't Cry by Dennis Bots, Borgman, Kauwboy by Boudewijn Koole, The Deflowering of Eva van End, Tricked and Taped. Several Dutch film professionals are invited to participate in a round table discussion about youth film.

The St. Peterburg International Film Festival and the 2Morrow Film Festival in Zaftra will present a Dutch film focus with a special kids film programme in september. 

For more information about the Dutch cultural programme in Russia:
www.sica.nl/en
www.nlrf2013.nl

For more information about the festivals:

Moscow International Film Festival:
www.moscowfilmfestival.ru

Festival of Festivals St. Petersburg:
www.filmfest.ru

Vologda Independent Cinema From European Screens Festival:
www.voices-festival.org

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