Mia is a rebellious teenager on the verge of being kicked out of school. Her hard-partying mother, Joanne, neglects Mia's welfare in favor of her own, and her younger sister hangs out with a much older crowd. Sparks fly between Mia and Connor, Joanne's new boyfriend, and he encourages Mia to pursue her interest in dance. As the boundaries of the relationships become blurred, Mia and Joanne compete for Connor's affection.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a deranged retired surgeon who explains his mad scientific vision to his captives' utter horror. They are to be the subjects of his sick lifetime fantasy: to be the first to connect people, one to the next, and in doing so bring to life "the human ...
The Evocation of Sadness
Stylised, largely French-spoken homage to Luchino Visconti about a 19th century young noblewoman who is surrounded by people from the moment she awakes. Resigned, she undergoes the morning ritual, in which three servants clothe her and do her hair. During the day, she grows increasingly paranoid. The people she sees remain unnoticed by the others. Or is she really watched?
Dirkjan, a nerdy guy turns Leader of the World. Where does his sudden hunger for power come from? And what is the Big Plan?
A project making innovative use of existing archive images of Willy Mullens’ silent film Haarlem (1922). The original film shows the city in straightforward shots and camera movements. Due to deterioration these images changed in a dramatic way. In the adaption Karel Doing zooms in on these effects with the aid of digital techniques like optical flow and morphing. Michal Osowski collaborated on the project with sound that is directely linked to the image, he used the changes in density of ...
Sinterklaas en het Pakjes Mysterie
Elk jaar levert het weer problemen op om alle pakjes in november per boot van Spanje naar Nederland te krijgen. Daarom heeft Sinterklaas een oplossing bedacht: een geheime pakjesopslag in Nederland. Als Sinterklaas maanden voor de intocht alvast stiekem naar Nederland komt om persoonlijk de geheime pakjesopslag in Nederland te controleren, beginnen de problemen zich langzaam op te stapelen. Na een spectaculaire noodlanding met de Pakjes-Boeing loopt de planning zo in de war, dat zelfs de ...
Views on Vermeer – 12 Short Stories
Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) left us a small oeuvre of only 36 paintings. Internationally, the power of his work is now more profound than ever. Blockbuster exhibitions, the novel and movie ‘Girl with a pearl earring’ caught a broad audience. Millions are touched by his work. What do we see in Vermeer that makes him so contemporary? The dignity of his painted ladies, the cinematic and photographic character of his images, the psychological impact, the serenity or apparent glimpse in our own ...
De buik vol
A group of friends, called the Twain Girls, are celebrating a birthday in a deserted castle where they face a brutal killer and a banned ex-member of their group.
A young girl visits a 17th-century arts museum in Amsterdam and decides to take the audio tour. The girl is struck with surprise when the voice that guides her takes on a life of its own...
A son films his father preparing the Polish Christmas dish bigos - a process that takes four days.
I Am a Girl
Joppe dreams of love, marriage and children. Being born a boy only complicates things slightly.
Eleven-year-old Anne is a beautiful girl. The kind of girl you can’t take your eyes off. And the longer you look, the more you see her ‘tics’. Anne suffers from Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome. This makes her body do things she doesn’t want, such as suddenly spinning around or licking everything. Anne sometimes finds it hard to cope with her illness, especially in school. She’s afraid that others will bully her or laugh at her. Anne therefore tries to keep her tics in check, although that ...
During the colonial war of 1946-1949, Dutch soldiers fathered thousands of children with Indonesian girls. Tuan Papa ("Sir Daddy") tells the story of war-time love and the forgotten children.
Past and present are intricately entwined in this poetical reverie, in which a man (Derek de Lint) looks for his childhood memories in his grandparents' deserted country house. He meets himself at various ages in this house full of waning grandeur. The disappearance of his love Equiline plays an important role. In the voice-over, he tells the spectator about his motives for this trip to the 'memory of a memory'.
The Blue Bus
Detective Wikkobus suffers from 'the blues'. After fifty-five years of letting other people dictate his life, without having taken any initiative, only hanging around the blues café, drinking whiskey and searching for things that don't matter anyway, he has had enough of it. Wikkobus decides to go and find himself because, as he knows: 'Hell is what you make of it.'
Desert 79°: 3 Journeys Beyond the Known World
Three stammering reports by polar travellers, filmed in various tints of white.
Claire is a single mother. She has a busy chaotic life in Rotterdam.
Comedy about the adventures of a group of friends in Amsterdam, who are planning a party during their summer holiday. When the ticket sales are disappointing they think of a new and exiting way to attract more people to the party.