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Across Latin America, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East, dozens of wars are waged by groups attempting to overthrow their rulers. How do they form? Where do they get money and weapons? Brooklyn is the answer for one 40-year-old Kosovo immigrant who owns a roofing company in the borough and is building a guerilla army.
In English and Albanian. | Read More
Cyrus Frisch, the enfant terrible of Dutch cinema, returns to the Festival with his latest feature that challenges classic modes of storytelling. A fragile, long-distance telephone relationship develops between a younger woman (Dutch actress Georgina Verbaan), and an older gentleman (Rutger Hauer, star of Blade Runner). | Read More
A man and a small boy racing on bicycles come to an intersection. The man stops as a truck approaches, but the boy rides on. For a couple of minutes the world stands still and a jogger has the power over life and death. | Read MoreDrama
In the waning days of World War II, a team of Russian soldiers finds itself on a mysterious mission to the lab of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. They unearth a terrifying Nazi plan to resurrect fallen soldiers as an army of unstoppable freaks and are soon trapped in a veritable haunted house of cobbled-together monstrosities. Frankenstein’s Army is the wild steampunk Nazi found-footage zombie mad scientist film you’ve always wanted. | Read MoreHorror and Science Fiction
A girl adopted from China seeks the ultimate revenge on her Dutch father. He’s a butcher and decides to use his daughter’s ethnicity as a marketing tool to sell fried rice. The daughter turns the butcher shop into a proper Chinese shop replete with a shrill Peking Opera and her self-imposed traditional Chinese dress uniform. And in the process, she not only embarrasses the shop’s customers but also her father. | Read More
When the proverbial Eva starts to get a bit bored in Paradise, she turns her attention to the mating habits of animals. Fascinated, she asks God to create a male for her, but John-God's present to Eva-is rather short and not at all to her satisfaction. One day John tempts Eva to enter God's forbidden "garden shed," and the discovery that she makes there has far-reaching consequences for her and John. | Read MoreComedy
Elliott Carter has lived in New York almost a century and describes his music as a reflection on modern democratic society, where people have to cooperate but keep their individuality. This revelatory portrait the man widely considered to be the greatest living composer was brilliantly created by Scheffer, who has also profiled Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, and the history of electronic music. | Read More
In September 2002, legendary conductor Valery Gergiev shared his wisdom and experience with three young pupils in Rotterdam. This film takes us inside his master classes, as the novice conductors talk about learning from the maestro. An absorbing portrait of how a great teacher can transmit musical knowledge, featuring a new score by renowned Dutch composer Paul M. Van Brugge. | Read More