Nanouk Leopold retrospective
16 October 2018
The work of Dutch auteur Nanouk Leopold will be honoured at the upcoming Thessaloniki Film Festival that runs 1 - 11 November. The retrospective includes six feature films: Cobain* (2017), It's All So Quiet* (2013), Brownian Movement* (2010), Wolfsbergen* (2007), Guernsey* (2005) and Îles Flottantes* (2001). The two short films Fishy (1994) and Marseille 1-2 (1998) are also part of the special programme. The director will be present at the festival to speak with the public about her films.
Besides the Nanouk Leopold restrospective programme ten other Dutch (co-)productions are selected for Thessaloniki.
We* by Rene Eller (produced by Pragma Pictures and New Amsterdam Film Company) will play in the Open Horizons section. The film world premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) earlier this year and won the Best Director Award at the Raindance Film Festival this October. The minority co-production Rafiki* by Wanuri Kahiu (co-produced by Rinkel Film) is also selected for Open Horizons. Since its world premiere at Cannes Un Certain Regard Rafiki has screened at numerous film festivals worldwide, including the Sydney International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, BFI London and Busan.
The Danish/Swedish/Dutch co-production Holiday* by Isabella Eklof (NL co-producer: OAK Motion Pictures) is part of Thessaloniki's International Competition. The film, about a woman operating within the criminal underworld, celebrated its world premiere at Sundance and was subsequently selected for many other international film festivals including Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Moscow, New Zealand, Norway and New Horizons.
In the Out of Competition programme two prize-winning Dutch minority co-productions are presented: A Land Imagined* by Yeo Siew Hua (NL co-producer: Volya Films) and Too Late To Die Young* by Dominga Sotomayor (NL co-producer: Circe Films). A Land Imagined won the Golden Leopard in Locarno and the Golden Star in El Gouna (Egypt) for Best Feature Film. Too Late To Die Young won the Leopard for Best Direction in Locarno.
Thessaloniki's Youth Screen section includes no less than five Dutch films this year: the feature film My Giraffe* by Barbara Bredero and the short films Polska Warrior* by Camiel Schouwenaar, Catastrophe* by Jamille van Wijngaarden, Kiem Hollandija* by Sarah Veltmeyer and Nightshade* by Shady El-Hamus.
The 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival takes place 1 - 11 November.
* Suported by the Netherlands Filmfund
For more information:
Cobain, It's All So Quiet, Brownian Movement, Wolfsbergen, Guernsey, Îles Flottantes