We will start the New Year with seven amazing short films & New Year drinks.
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On 10 Jan, Dutch Centre will screen seven Dutch short films nominated for the best films of the year. And YOU can help decide which one will win. See the nominees film below.
- Date: Wednesday 10 Jan 2018
- Film: Dutch Spoken, English subtitles
- Time: 7.00 pm
- Doors open: 6.30 pm
- Tickets: £10, students £5,-.
- Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N2HA
MOVIES – NOMINEES FOR BEST FILM OF THE YEAR
I WAS ONLY 14
DIRECTED BY FROUKJE VAN WENGERDEN
The Netherlands | November 2016 | Documentary | 12 minutes
On October 2nd, 1944, my grandmother, then a fourteen-year-old girl, saw how her father, along with 658 other men, was deported by train from their village in Putten, the Netherlands. He never came back. Now she is 86 years old and the only member of her family still alive. While my grandmother shares her memories, we look into the eyes of girls who are fourteen years old now, full of stories of their own and with their open glance forward.
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/206534762
DIRECTED BY ELSBETH FRAANJE
The Netherlands | October 2016 | Documentary | 14 minutes
CHE! is a quirky youth documentary about twelve year old Che who has a vivid imagination and loves eerie and creepy stuff. His parents are divorced, but he doesn’t really mind. It’s actually quite convenient to get a double allowance. While Che is looking forward to Halloween, he finds out it can be rather a nuisance if you live far from old friends and have to arrange a meeting with your dad.
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/191299299
DIRECTED BY DARIO VAN VREE
The Netherlands | June 2016 | Animation | 3 minutes
While browsing the bookstore 19-year-old Gwen is unexpectedly drawn to a volume of kinky erotica, earning her disapproving glares from the other customers. Will Gwen follow her deepest desires or will she let her embarrassment restrain her?
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/169879976
DIRECTED BY NIELS BOURGONJE
The Netherlands | January 2017 | Fiction | 4 minutes 15 seconds
Jos approaches a bridge after a relaxing drive, where on the other side of the bridge another driver approaches named Ad. Ad gives the right of way. But Jos insists that Ad goes first. Who will cross the bridge first?
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/242778695
DIRECTED BY FOKKE MARS
The Netherlands | July 2017 | Animation | 4 minutes 30 seconds
A man that is stuck in his routine tries to escape by dreaming of a world where Giants live as tall as skyscrapers, where trees are upside down and the laws of physics don’t apply.
A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY
DIRECTED BY JAN VERDIJK & KURT PLATVOET
The Netherlands | July 2017 | Fiction | 8 minutes 45 seconds
Ton and Ineke Korrel enjoy their warm afternoon soup when a man crashes down from the sky, in their garden. Ton sees a dangerous species lying in his garden, Ineke wants to help. The situation escalates. The couple will soon find out who their other half really is. Hopefully before it’s too late.
DIRECTED BY NIELS BOURGONJE
The Netherlands | November 2017 | Fiction | 10 minutes 40 seconds
While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.