Dutch Movies English subtitles
This summer EYE presents DUTCH MOVIES. ENGISH SUBTITLES: a special film programme curated by EYE for English-speakers living in the Netherlands, as well as visitors to Amsterdam. It consists of eight cinematic gems from Dutch film history – both past and present – that will be screened this July and August with English subtitles.
Dutch Movi(es) English subtitles, every Monday and Wednesday in July and August in EYE, IJpromenade 1 1031 KT Amsterdam. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eyefilm.nl
Spetters – Paul Verhoeven (1980, 113′)
More than 30 years after its controversial première – Paul Verhoeven was attacked by outraged feminists – EYE is screening the original, unedited version of Spetters, including explicit sex scenes. The film follows the lives of three youths from the provinces who are mad about motorcross racing and Fientje (“Life is like a croquette: once you know what’s inside, you no longer want it”), the woman who works at the mobile chip shop at the races.
16 + 19 July 21.00
Süskind – Rudolf van den Berg (2011, 118′)
Süskind, a German Jew of Dutch parents, was appointed to manage the Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch Theatre) deportation centre. During the 18 months he was in charge, Süskind found an ingenious way to smuggle children out of the centre and, together with resistance workers, saved the lives of hundreds of children.
23 + 25 July 21.00
Loft – Antoinette Beumer (2010, 108′)
Five married men secretly share an apartment where they can entertain their mistresses. It’s an arrangement that runs very smoothly. That is, until one morning when the body of a young woman is discovered on the floor in the loft. Director Antoinette Beumer (In Therapie, De Gelukkige Huisvrouw) won huge press acclaim for her dark-edged intelligent thriller.
30 July + 1 Aug 21.00
Ouwehoeren (Meet the Fokkens) – Rob Schröder & Gabrielle Provaas (2011, 80′)
For one year, Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provas followed the lives of 69-year-old identical twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens who have worked as prostitutes in Amsterdam’s Red Light District for more than 50 years. They freed themselves from the control of their pimps, ran their own brothel, and set up the first informal trade union for prostitutes. In this remarkable documentary, the sisters handle the harsh world of ‘paid love’ with their typical Amsterdam humour.
6 + 8 Aug 21.00
Black Butterflies – Paula van der Oest (2011, 100′)
Dutch actress Carice van Houten – who played opposite Tom Cruise in Valkyrie – portrays South-African poet Ingrid Jonker (1933-1965), in this biopic of her tragic life. Nelson Mandela was a great fan of her work and in his inaugural speech to the South African Parliament in 1994 read her poem, The Child. For her role, Carice van Houten won the prize for best actress at New York’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival.
13 + 15 Aug 21.00
Rabat – Jim Taihutt & Victor Ponten (2011, 105′)
A classic road movie and humorous coming-of-age story in which three young Dutch-Moroccans – Abdel, Zakaria and Nadir – drive from Amsterdam to Rabat in Morocco to deliver a taxi to Nadir’s father. The journey, which takes the trio through the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain en route to the Moroccan capital, turns out to be more complicated than expected.
20 + 22 Aug 21.00
Sint (Saint) – Dick Maas (2010, 85′)
Written and directed by Dick Maas (Amsterdamned), this horror-comedy puts a grisly twist on the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition which falls every year on 5 December. Similar to Santa Claus, Sinterklaas brings presents for the children. However, whenever the 5 December coincides with a full-moon, he turns into a murderer. Think: severed limbs being thrown down the chimney instead of presents.
27 + 29 Aug 21.00
‘Dutch Movies, English subtitles’, 9 July – 27 August at EYE, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam, www.eyefilm.nl
EYE can be reached in less than 5 minutes via a free 24-hour ferry that runs from behind Amsterdam Centraal Station to Buiksloterweg. As well as having four state-of-the-art cinemas, EYE also boasts a café with a huge waterfront terrace; a 1200m2 exhibition space (currently hosting Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition); a highly-browsable shop; and a basement featuring five interactive ‘pods’ for film buffs and 360º panoramic projections of digitised films from the EYE’s extraordinary archives.
Tickets & Prices
Film €10 (€9,50 online).
Tickets can be purchased at the front desk (IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam) and online.
Please note that EYE only accepts PIN and credit card for tickets (no cash).
Online tickets can be bought using iDeal only.e
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