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Success for Dutch cinema in Poland

November 13, 2013

Films from the Netherlands are doing well in Poland. The coming weeks a large number of Dutch films will be screened at several Polish film festivals.

The Camerimage International Film Festival is dedicated to the art of cinematography and its creators – cinematographers. This upcoming edition it presents a Dutch Cinema Review which includes no less than 16 of the best recent films:
Bird Can’t Fly, directed by Threes Anna, DOP Guido van Gennep
The Domino Effect, directed by Paula van der Oest, DOP Guido van Gennep
Echoes of War, directed by Joop van Wijk, DOP Melle van Essen
The triology The Eye of the Day, Shape of the Moon and Position Among the Stars by Leonard Retel Helmrich (the last title: DOP Ismail Fahmi Lubish)
F.I.S.H.I.N.G, directed by Pieter-Rim de Kroon, DOP's Stef Tijdink, Paul van den Bos
The Girl and Death, directed by Jos Stelling, DOP Goert Giltay
Kauwboy, directed byBoudewijn Koole, DOP Daniël Bouquet
The Last Victory, directed byJohn Appel, DOP Erik van Empel
Nothing Personal, directed by Urszula Antoniak, DOP Daniël Bouquet
R U There, directed by David Verbeek, DOP Lennert Hillege
Winter in Wartime, directed by Martin Koolhoven, Guido van Gennep
Wolfsbergen, directed by Nanouk Leopold, Richard van Oosterhout
Wrong Time Wrong Place, directed by John Appel, DOP Erik van Empel.

Besides the Dutch Cinema Review, several films have been selected for other festival sections at Camerimage:
Matterhorn by director Diederik Ebbinge and DOP Dennis Wielaert is presented in the Feature Debuts Competition - Directors' Debut Category
Matthew’s Laws, Marc Schmidt (Aage Hollander, Marc Schmidt) is part of the Documentary Feature Competition
Sounds for Mazin, Ingrid Kamerling (Aage Hollander, Jefrim Rothuizen) will be a Documentary Screening Special
Magnesium, Sam de Jong (Paul Özgür) is included in the Student Etudes Competition.

On top of the Dutch films screening at the festival, director Jos Stelling and cinematographer Goert Giltay will both be on the jury of Camerimage and will meet the audience after the screening of their film The Girl and Death.

The International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! will also have a strong Dutch note this year. Eight award winning films from the Netherlands are selected for the festival, six of them will screen in Competition:
the features Fidgety Bram directed by Anna van der Heide and The Zigzag Kid by Vincent Bal and also the short films As Boys Grow by Charlotte van Otterloo, Goodbye Mister de Vries by Mascha Halberstad, Sevilla by Bram Schouw and Junkyard by Hisko Hulsing.
First feature The Deflowering of Eva van End by director Michiel ten Horn is screening in the Young People's Panorama programme and Maria Peter's festival hit Mike Says Goodbye is part of the Children's Panorama.

*WATCH DOCS in Warsaw (December 6 – 12)
The Watch Docs will honour Dutch/Brazilian director Maria Augusta Ramos. The Board of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland’s leading human rights organization) has awarded this year’s Marek Nowicki Prize for the highest achievements in presenting human rights in film to Ramos. She will receive the award during a ceremony at the opening night of the festival and she will be the focus of a retrospective of her work at the festival. Seven films by Maria Ramos will be presented: Brasilia, a day in February, Desi, Rio, a Day in August, Unexpected, and the trilogy Behave, Justice and Hill of Pleasure. The latter is Ramos' latest film and is chosen to be the Opening Film of Watch Docs.

*BLACK BEAR FILMFEST in Warsaw (December 6 – 12)
And finally, the Black Bear FilmFest a festival that strives to bring the audience a selection of high quality, contemporary genre films, including thrillers, horror, art house and animation, will present the debut feature film The Resurrection of a Bastard by Guido van Driel.

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