Bicycles, Fashion and Fairy Tales: Contemporary Cinema from The Netherlands
Why We Recommend it
The Dutch Film Festival brings a selection of unique and contemporary films from The Netherlands to Hong Kong’s silver screen.
This film Festival is organised as a part of ‘Dutch Days in Hong Kong’, an event set up with the aim to celebrate and showcase art and culture from The Netherlands in the broadest sense of the word.
Although the Dutch film industry is relatively small, over the years it has produced a number of internationally acclaimed films, a number of which have won famous awards. The Dutch film industry stands out for its critical view towards society and several of the five movies in this year’s Dutch Film Festival, which all have been released in 2017, bear testimony to that.
The program will feature TULIPANI: Love, honour and a bicycle, which tells the story of a romantic Dutch farmer who cycles to the South of Italy to start a new life after losing everything during the devastating floods of 1953; Find This Dumb Little Bitch and Throw Her Into a River, a film on modern-day morality in which a teenage boy has to deal with unforeseeable consequences when his video of his younger sister committing an act of animal cruelty goes viral; the romantic drama Love Revisited, in which two divorced sixty-year olds meet each other again at the funeral of their son after many years of separation; 100% Coco, a coming-of-age teenage movie about a twelve-year-old girl who, after being bullied for her clothing choices, decides to run an anonymous fashion blog; and Younger Days, a film in which a group of middle-aged bandmates reunite to commemorate a deceased friend, who was the singer and front man in the band they all played in.