Strong Dutch presence at Berlinale
January 14, 2014
There will be a very strong Dutch presence at the upcoming edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. So far the festival has announced the selection of no less than six films from the Netherlands and three minority Dutch co-productions.
As in previous years Dutch cinema is especially well represented in Generation, the competitive children´s and youth films programme.
Family films Finn and A Christmoose Story will be screened in the Kplus section of Generation.
Finn, a Flinck Film production, is the first family film directed by veteran filmmaker Frans Weisz, for whom it is the fourth time in his career to have a film selected for the Berlinale.
A Christmoose Story is Lourens Blok's latest feature and produced by Lemming Film. It is based on the German bestselling novel "Es ist ein Elch entsprungen". Both Finn and A Christmoose Story have been released in the Netherlands at the end of 2013 and are screening in Dutch cinemas at the moment. Attraction Distribution is handling the international sales.
Eugenie Jansen’s long-awaited 3D film Above Us All, produced by De Productie, will be presented in a special screening in the Generation 14plus section.
Supernova by Tamar van den Dop is selected for the same section. The director’s second feature is based on the award-winning novel "My Father Says We Save Lives" by Do van Ranst. The film is produced by Revolver Amsterdam in co-production with among others IJswater Films.
Also part of the 14plus section are the short Even Cowboys Get to Cry, Mees Peijnenburg´s graduation film (Netherlands Film Academy), the Belgian-Dutch co-production Violet by Bas Devos and co-produced by Phanta Film and The Blue Wave by directors Merve Kayan and Zeynep Dadak, which is a Turkish-Dutch-German-Greek film co-produced by Family Affair Films.
Dutch short Marc Jacobs, directed by Sam de Jong and produced by 100% Halal, is part of the Berlinale Shorts programme, in which the film will be competing for the Golden Bear for Best Short Film and the Silver Bear Jury Prize.
Finally, the Argentine-Dutch-German co-production The Third Bank has been selected for the Official Competition of the Berlinale. The film is directed by Celina Murga and co-produced by Waterland Film.
Later this week the Berlinale will announce the titles that have made it to the Panorama and Forum programmes.
The 64th Berlin International Film Festival takes place February 6 – 16, 2014: www.berlinale.de
For more information:
Above Us All
Ph: +31 10 476 3388
Ph: +31 20 570 3130
A Christmoose Story
Ph: +31 20 661 0424
Ph: +1 514 846 1222
Ph: +31 20 820 8987
Even Cowboys Get to Cry
Ph: +31 641 898 869
Ph: +31 20 626 0255
The Blue Wave
Family Affair Films
Ph: +31 20 707 1713
Ph: +31 20 639 1402
The Third Bank
Ph: +31 20 763 0663