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Previously Unreleased

still from Malmkrog (Cristi Puiu, RO/RS/SE/CH/BA 2020)
still from Malmkrog (Cristi Puiu, RO/RS/SE/CH/BA 2020)

What do the latest film by Tsai Ming-liang, an earlier one by Hou Hsiao-hsien and the award-winning debut of Mexican director Fernanda Valadez have in common? None of these films were able to see regular release in the Netherlands. All three, however, will be screened daily for at least a week at Eye and FilmHallen in Amsterdam as part of Eye’s Previously Unreleased programme. They will also tour national film theatres this summer.

The films featured in Eye’s Previously Unreleased programme were screened at major national and international festivals, but were never released to Dutch cinemas. Every summer, Eye brings a choice of films previously selected for international festivals to Dutch film audiences to redress the balance.

still from The Souvenir: Part II (Joanna Hogg, GB 2021)
still from The Souvenir: Part II (Joanna Hogg, GB 2021)

The eleven titles not only include work by newcomers such as Ainhoa ​​Rodriquez, Gu Xiaogang and Fran Kranz, but also films by renowned arthouse directors such as Joanna Hogg, Kornél Mundruczó, Benedek Fliegauf and Cristi Puiu.

Eye distributes most of the titles in national cinemas.

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still from Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (Gu Xiaogang, CN 2019)
still from Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (Gu Xiaogang, CN 2019)
still from Forest: I See You Everywhere (Benedek Fliegauf, HU 2021)
still from Forest: I See You Everywhere (Benedek Fliegauf, HU 2021)
still from Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa, PT 2019)
still from Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa, PT 2019)

Eye Film Player

A number of films from earlier editions of Previously Unreleased can now be seen via Eye Film Player: Upstream Color, Koza, Homo Sapiens, To the Moon, Vitalina Varela and Blanco en Blanco.

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still from After Love (Aleem Khan, GB 2022)
still from After Love (Aleem Khan, GB 2022)

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