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The Dinner by Menno Meyjes

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For the 2013 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival the Dutch feature films THE DINNER and BORGMAN and the minority co-production QISSA have been selected.
The San Sebastian Interrnational Film Festival will also present three Dutch (co-)productions: WOLF and the minority co-productions HELI and SO MUCH WATER.

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 5 – 15)

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THE DINNER by Menno Meyjes
(feature, 87') World Premiere
Two couples go out to dinner in a restaurant. They talk about ordinary things, the usual dinner conversation: work, the latest movies, the war in Iraq, holiday plans etc. In the meantime they avoid discussing the one thing of true importance: their children. Because their children have done something horrible, which could potentially destroy their future…
Prod: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (NL) in co-production with Inspire Pictures (NL)
Sales: Media Luna New Films
Contemporary World Cinema
09/08 - 11:30 - Scotiabank 11 (press & industry)
09/09 - 21:45 -
Scotiabank 4
09/11 - 18:45 - Scotiabank 2
09/12 - 10:15 - Scotiabank 3 (press & industry)
09/15 - 21:15 - Scotiabank 1

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BORGMAN by Alex van Warmerdam
(feature, 113') North-American Premiere
A dark comedy/thriller that tells the story of a mysterious stranger who suddenly appears in a wealthy suburb and enters the lives of an upperclass family.
Prod: Graniet Film (NL)
Sales: Fortissimo Films
Vanguard
09/05 - 12:30 - Scotiabank 14 (press & industry)
09/11 - 21:00 - Scotiabank 1
09/12 - 15:00 - The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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QISSA by Anup Singh

(feature, 109') World Premiere
Every year, Umber Singh, the father, this ghost, this lonely traveller, returns to the ruin of a burnt mansion just outside what used to be his village in the Punjab. Here, almost as a ritual act of penitence, he narrates his story ...

NL Co-Prod: Augustus Film
Sales: The Match Factory
Contemporary World Cinema

09/07 - 15:45 - Scotiabank 7
(press & industry)
09/08 - 18:15 - Isabel Bader Theatre
09/09 - 12:30 - TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
09/10 - 16:15 - Scotiabank 5 (press & industry)
09/14 - 13:00 - Scotiabank 4


SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (September 20 - 28)

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WOLF by Jim Taihuttu
(feature, 119') International Premiere
Majid is a talented kickboxer from a grey, anonymous suburb in the Netherlands. As his fighting prowess brings him increasing notoriety, both in and outside the ring, the lines of demarcation between the worlds of kickboxing and organised crime begin to blur, and Majid begins to lose sight of what it is he really wants…
Prod: Habbekrats (NL) in co-production with TopNOtch (NL)
Sales: XYZ Sales
New Directors
09/23 - 12:00 - Kursaal 2 
09/23 - 22:00 - Principal  (press & industry)
09/24 - 20:30 - Principe 7 
09/25 - 16:00 - Antiguo Berri 4 - 5 - 6



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HELI by Amat Escalante
(feature, 105’)

Estela is a 12 year old girl who has just fallen crazy in love with a young police cadet who wants to run away with her and get married. Trying to achieve this dream, her family will have to live the violence that is devastating the region.
NL Co-Prod: Lemming Film
Sales: NDM
Horizontes Latinos

09/25 - 16:00 - Kursaal 2 
09/26 - 20:30 - Antiguo Berri 4 - 5 - 6
09/26 - 23:00 - Principe 7 
09/27 - 19:30 - Antiguo Berri 7



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SO MUCH WATER by Ana Guevara & Leticia Jorge
(feature, 102')
As a rainstorm puts a damper on a seaside family vacation, fourteen-year-old Lucía struggles to assert her independence and individuality- in spite of her father's well-intentioned but overbearing attempts to bond with her.
NL Co-Prod: Topkapi Films
Sales: Alpha Violet
Horizontes Latinos
09/26 - 16:30 - Kursaal 2 
09/27 - 18:15 - Principe 7 
09/28 - 19:30 - Antiguo Berri 7
09/28 - 23:00 - Antiguo Berri 4 - 5 - 6

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