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Dutch films at Berlinale 2014

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Line-up Dutch films at the Berlinale 2014

FROM THE NETHERLANDS AT THE BERLINALE
64th edition February 6 – 16, 2014


***GENERATION***

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ABOVE US ALL
Generation 14plus
Dir: Eugenie Jansen
Prod: De Productie, sngfilm@xs4all.nl
Sales: New Europe Film Sales, jan@neweuropefilmsales.com, www.neweuropefilmsales.com
(feature, 97’)
After the death of her Indigenous mother, 11-year-old Shay is taken by her Flemish father from Australia to Ypres, Belgium - the symbol-town of the Great War. Shot in 3D and 50fps in a series of panoramic scenes.
Thu Feb 6, 15:30 Parliament (EFM-2D screening)
Wed Feb 12, 11:30 CinemaxX 3
Sunday Feb 16, 16:30 CinemaxX 3


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SUPERNOVA
Generation 14plus
Dir: Tamar van den Dop
Prod: Revolver in co-production with IJswater Films, raymond@revolver.nl, www.revolver.nl
Sales: Wide Management, infos@widemanagement.com, www.widemanagement.com
(feature, 107’)
Meis is fifteen, lives in the back of beyond and aspires to a grand and stirring life, but all that happens is the passing of the time, waiting for the next car to run into the front of the house.
Sat Feb 8, 17:20 CinemaxX 18 (EFM)
Sun Feb 9, 17:00 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1
Mon Feb 10, 15:30 Cubix 8
Sun Feb 16, 15:30 Zoo Palast 1


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FINN  Generation Kplus
Dir: Frans Weisz
Prod: Flinck Film, info@flinckfilm.nl, www.flinckfilm.nl
Sales: Attraction Distribution, info@attractiondistribution.ca, www.attractiondistribution.ca
(feature, 90’)
Nine-year-old Finn wants to learn to play the violin, even though his father doesn’t allow it. Is he the only one who can see how enchanting music can be? Or is something else going on?
Sun Feb 9, 10:00 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1
Sun Feb 9, 14:25 CinemaxX 14 (EFM)
Mon Feb 10, 15:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
Sun Feb16, 10:30 CinemaxX 1


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A CHRISTMOOSE STORY 
Generation Kplus
Dir: Lourens Blok
Prod: Lemming Film, info@lemmingfilm.com, www.lemmingfilm.com
Sales: Attraction Distribution, info@attractiondistribution.ca, www.attractiondistribution.ca
(feature, 85’)
An uplifting story about an unusual friendship between a boy and a talking Moose. Based on a best-selling novel.
Fri Feb 7, 11:05 CinemaxX 15 (EFM)
Sat Feb 8, 12:30 Zoo Palast 1
Mon Feb 10, 10:00 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
Fri Feb 14, 11:30 CinemaxX 3


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EVEN COWBOYS GET TO CRY
Generation 14plus
Dir: Mees Peijnenburg
Prod: Netherlands Film Academy, meijman.layla@gmail.com
(short, 20’)
Sven and Gijs are best mates and they do absolutely everything together. But all at once everything changes: Sven gets involved in a fight, Gijs tries to intervene and sustains a blow to the head which sends him into a coma.
Mon Feb 10, 15:00 CinemaxX 1
Wed Feb 12, 17:30 CinemaxX 1
Thu Feb 13, 10:30 CinemaxX 1
Fri Feb 14, 14:30 CinemaxX 1


***PANORAMA***

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LAST HIJACK   Opening Film Panorama Dokumente
Dir: Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting
Prod: Submarine, info@submarine.nl, www.submarine.nl
Sales: The Match Factory, info@matchfactory.de, www.the-match-factory.com
(documentary, 83’)
A true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate’s perspective and combining animation with documentary storytelling.
Fri Feb 7, 17:00 CineStar 7
Sat Feb 8, 12:00 CineStar 7
Sun Feb 9, 14:00 CinemaxX 9 (EFM)
Sun Feb 9, 17:30 Cubix 7
Mon Feb 10, 15:30 Colosseum 1
Fri Feb 14, 14:30 CineStar 7


***FORUM***

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40 DAYS OF SILENCE
  
Dir: Saodat Ismailova
Prod: Volya Films, info@volyafilms.com, www.volyafilms.com
(feature, 87’)
Surrounded by high mountains, in an isolated village of Central Asia, a young woman decides to take a vow of silence followed by her past, unaware of her future and struggling with the present.
Fri Feb 7, 09:30 CinemaxX 6 (press)
Fri Feb 7, 19:00 Delphi-Filmpalast 
Sat Feb 8, 11:00 CineStar 8 
Sun Feb 9, 12:00 Arsenal 1 
Thu Feb 13, 22:00 CinemaxX 4 


***BERLINALE SHORTS COMPETITION***

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MARC JACOBS   

Dir: Sam de Jong
Prod: 100% Halal, contact@100procenthalal.nl, www.100procenthalal.nl
(short, 15’)
A young boy living in Amsterdam North longs to go on holiday to Morocco with his father.
Fri Feb 7, 22:00 CinemaxX 3
Mon Feb 10, 16:00 CinemaxX 5
Wed Feb 12, 22:00 CinemaxX 3
Fri Feb 14, 17:45 Colosseum 1


***FORUM EXPANDED***

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INFERNO    

Dir: Yael Bartana
Prod: My-I Productions, naama.pyritz@gmail.com / Saskia@my-i.com
Sales: Annet Gelink Gallery, floor@annetgelink.com
(short, 18’)
An historical pre-enactment that commingles fact and fiction, prophesy and history of the third Temple of Solomon in São Paulo.
Fri Feb 7, 22:00 CineStar IMAX
Sat Feb 8 to Sun Feb 16, 18:00 Arsenal 2


***MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS***

COMPETITION

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THE THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER 
                                        
Dir: Celina Murga
NL Prod: Waterland Film, mail@waterlandfilm.nl, www.waterlandfilm.nl
Sales: The Match Factory, info@matchfactory.de, www.the-match-factory.com
(feature, 90’)
A 17-year-old boy in a small town, with the dilemma of choosing between his father´s desires and his own freedom.
Wed Feb 12, 09:00 Berlinale Palast  (Press)
Wed Feb 12, 16:00 Berlinale Palast 
Thu Feb 13, 13:00 Zoo Palast 1   
Thu Feb 13, 15:00 Friedrichstadt-Palast       
Thu Feb 13, 22:30 International                        
Sun Feb 16, 17:30 Zoo Palast 2       
               

GENERATION

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THE BLUE WAVE 
     
Dir: Merve Kayan and Zeynep Dadak
NL Prod: Family Affair Films, info@familyaffairfilms.nl, www.familyaffairfilms.nl
(feature, 97’)
A high school girl in a small town in Turkey. On top of the upheavals and teenage troubles a nationwide gas outage brings life to a standstill.
Sat Feb 8, 17:00 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1
Sun Feb 9, 14:00 CinemaxX 3
Sun Feb 16, 14:30 CinemaxX 1


VIOLET 
Dir: Bas Devos
NL Prod: Phanta Film, film@phantavision.com, www.phantvision.com
(feature, 82’)
How to deal with the grief over the violent loss of a best friend.
Wed Feb 12, 17:00 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1
Thu Feb 13, 15:30 Zoo Palast 1
Sun Feb 16, 14:00 CinemaxX 3


PANORAMA

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BLIND  

Dir: Eskil Vogt
NL Prod: Lemming Film, info@lemmingfilm.com, www.lemmingfilm.com
(feature, 100’)
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home. But Ingrid's real problems lie within.
Sat feb 8, 13:20 CinemaxX 4 (EFM)
Sun Feb 9, 20:00 CinemaxX 7
Mon Feb 10, 22:45 CineStar 3
Tue Feb 11, 12:45 CinemaxX 10 (EFM)
Tue Feb 11, 20:15 Cubix 7 & 8
Fri Feb 14, 22:30 CineStar 7
Sun Feb 16, 17:00 CineStar 7


FORUM

N – THE MADNESS OF REASON                  
Dir: Peter Krüger
NL Prod: Dieptescherpte, info@deepfocus.nl
Sales: Wide, infos@widemanagement.com, www.widemanagement.com
(documentary, 102’)
The story of the Frenchman Raymond Borremans, who left cold Europe for Africa in the mid-20th century.
Fri Feb 7, 13:15 CinemaxX6 (press)
Sat Feb 8, 15:25 CinemaxX 18 (EFM)
Sat Feb 8, 19:30 CinemaxX4
Sun Feb 9, 13:45 CineStar 8 
Mon Feb 10, 14:00 Delphi-Filmpalast 
Fri Feb 15, 17:15 Arsenal 1


***EFM MARKET SCREENINGS***

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BOBBY AND THE GHOST HUNTERS

Dir: Martin Lagestee
Prod: Lagestee Film, info@lagesteefilm.nl, www.lagesteefilm.nl
Sales: T Films, hthym@tfilms.lu
(feature, 90’)
Sanne (13) joins her father on a ghost-hunting mission on the steamship Rotterdam.
Tue Feb 11, 11:30 CinemaxX 12

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THE DINNER

Dir: Menno Meyjes
Prod: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, film@eyeworks.tv, www.eyeworks.tv
Sales: Media Luna New Films, info@medialuna.biz, www.medialuna.biz
(feature, 88’)
What does a parent do when they discover their children are involved in a murder?
Mon Feb 10, 13:40 CinemaxX 11

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FAREWELL TO THE MOON  
  
Dir: Dick Tuinder
Prod: Column Film, info@columnfilm.com, www.columnfilm.com
Sales: Media Luna New Films, info@medialuna.biz, www.medialuna.biz
1972. The last man on the moon. A boy's first love affair.
(feature, 93’)
Tue Feb 11, 10:40 CinemaxX 17

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LOVE IS THE WORD

Dir: Pieter Kuijpers
Prod: Pupkin Film, info@pupkin.com, www.pupkin.com
Sales: Dutch Features Global Entertainment, info@dutchfeatures.com, www.dutchfeatures.com
(feature, 102’)
A moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year Grease hit the big screen.
Fri Feb 7, 16:40 CinemaxX 14
Tue Feb 11, 15:15 CinemaxX 13


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THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM

Dir: Oeke Hoogendijk
Prod: Column Film, info@columnfilm.com, www.columnfilm.com
Sales: Autlook Filmsales, peter@autlookfilms.com, www.autlookfilms.com
(documentary, Part 1: 54’, Part 2: 54’)
Over a period of ten years we follow the fascinating and complicated process of rebuilding Holland’s most famous museum, the Rijksmuseum.
Fri Feb 7, 11:15 CinemaxX 18 - Part 1
Tue Feb 11, 11:00 CinemaxX 18 - Part 1
Tue Feb 11, 11:55 CinemaxX 18 - Part 2

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PIM & POM: THE BIG ADVENTURE

Dir: Gioa F. Smid
Prod: Pim & Pom BV, info@fiepwestendorp.nl
Sales: Attraction Distribution, info@attractiondistribution.ca, www.attractiondistribution.ca
(feature, 70’)
The friendship between Pim and Pom is put to the test when they are trying to find their way home.
Sat Feb 8, 09:30 CinemaxX 18
Mon Feb 10, 11:00 Marriott 2


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WOLF

Dir: Jim Taihuttu
Prod: Habbekrats, info@habbekrats.nl, www.habbekrats.nl
Sales: XYZ Films, info@xyzfilms.com, www.xyzfilms.com
(feature, 121’)
A talented kickboxer from a grey suburb gets increasing notoriety in and outside the ring and the worlds of kickboxing and organised crime collide.
Sun Feb 9, 16:15 CinemaxX 1

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***BERLIN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL***

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SILENT ONES
Dir: Ricky Rijneke
Prod: Rotterdam Films, info@rotterdamfilms.nl, www.rotterdamfilms.nl
Sales: Wide Management, infos@widemanagement.com, www.widemanagement.com
(feature, 97’)
After her brother's disappearance, a young woman leaves aboard a cargo ship to keep her promise of finding a better life.
Sun Feb 9, 21:15 Babylon Cinema

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