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Films, talks & events

Theo van Gogh

10 October — 2 November 2014

still from 06 (Theo van Gogh, NL 1994)
still from 06 (Theo van Gogh, NL 1994)

In the final years of his life, Van Gogh was best known as a critic of Islam, which has made the image of the "political Van Gogh" dominant. With this retrospective, Eye makes visible the qualities of Van Gogh as a filmmaker and film lover.

On November 2 2014, it will be exactly ten years ago that columnist, interviewer and filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered. Eye screens his thirteen feature films and four of his favourite classics. Talk shows, live music and interviews further fill out the programme.

still from Een dagje naar het strand (Theo van Gogh, NL 1984)
still from Een dagje naar het strand (Theo van Gogh, NL 1984)

Eye will screen all of his thirteen feature films, two television films, four of his favourite classics> There will be guests, interviews, a presentation of posters from the Eye collection, the Eye Filmcafé, and much more.

In three special evenings, Eye sheds light on Theo van Gogh's qualities as a filmmaker set against the backdrop of Dutch film culture from the 1980s to 2004. Editors of the Filmkrant will interview cast and crew members after the films.

Eye will screen a number of classics by directors admired by Theo van Gogh, who inspired him as a filmmaker: Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965), A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971), Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973). and Salò le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975).

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