All films

Below you can find all films, VR-screenings, and other shows that are playing in Eye now or soon.

All films

Now and soon in Eye

still from 107 Mothers (Péter Kerekes, CZ/SK 2021)
still from 107 Mothers (Péter Kerekes, CZ/SK 2021)

107 Mothers

Lesya is serving a seven-year sentence for murder in a Ukrainian women’s prison and has just had a son – when Kolya turns three he will be sent to an orphanage.

still from 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, GB/US 2002)
still from 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, GB/US 2002)

28 Days Later

Scary take on the zombie film. A virus changes people into raging cannibals.

still from A Chiara (Jonas Carpignano, IT 2021)
still from A Chiara (Jonas Carpignano, IT 2021)

A Chiara

When one day her father disappears without trace 15-year-old Chiara decides investigate, and discovers something that turns her world upside down…

still from A Thousand Fires (Saeed Taji Farouky, FR/CH/NL 2021)
still from A Thousand Fires (Saeed Taji Farouky, FR/CH/NL 2021)

A Thousand Fires

Tender documentary on a couple who operate a small oil field in Myanmar and dream of sending their son to school. But he would rather play football.

still from About Some Meaningless Events (De Quelques Evénements Sans Signification) (Mostafa Derkaoui, MA 1974)
still from About Some Meaningless Events (De Quelques Evénements Sans Signification) (Mostafa Derkaoui, MA 1974)

About some Meaningless Events

Film screening and presentation as part of the 7th Eye International Conference on Global Audiovisual Archiving (29-31 May 2022)

Eye on Sound: Aelita

Aelita

Soviet science fiction film transformed into a bewitching, timeless dream by a new, electro-acoustic score.

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

After Love

After her husband dies in Dover, ferry skipper Ahmed’s widow makes a startling discovery. Heralded as Best British film of 2021.

still from Ali & Ava (Clio Barnard, GB 2021)
still from Ali & Ava (Clio Barnard, GB 2021)

Ali & Ava

Ava, a single mother in Bradford, finds her soulmate in British-Pakistani landlord Ali and decides to commit to this new love, in spite of the difficulties they face.

still from Thee met koek (Ton van Saane, NL 1970)
still from Thee met koek (Ton van Saane, NL 1970)

Animated

Exceptional stories about forgotten films. Today: animation techniques and history, film drawings and gaming with colonial film.

still from Asako I & II (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, JP 2018)
still from Asako I & II (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, JP 2018)

Asako I & II

Asako meets a man who is the spitting image of her lost love. He brings love back into her calm life like a capricious force of nature.

Eye on Art: Babeth van Loo: Encounters

Babeth van Loo: Encounters

Babeth Mondini-VanLoo and her camera always managed to be in the right place, at the right time to meet artists who embodied the Zeitgeist.

still from Babi Yar. Context (Sergei Loznitsa, NL/UA 2021)
still from Babi Yar. Context (Sergei Loznitsa, NL/UA 2021)

Babi Yar. Context

Sergei Loznitsa delved into the archives to commemorate one of the biggest mass executions of WWII: Babi Yar, where more than 33.000 Jewish citizens of Kyiv were murdered.

still from Belle (Mamoru Hosoda, JP 2022)
still from Belle (Mamoru Hosoda, JP 2022)

Belle

Visually stunning animation in which Suzu splits their time between contemporary Japan and the virtual world of ‘U’ where she is a world famous singer.

still from Bergman Island (Mia Hansen-Løve, FR/BE 2019)
still from Bergman Island (Mia Hansen-Løve, FR/BE 2019)

Bergman Island

On the Swedish island of Fårö, a filmmaking couple grapple with the omnipresent spirit of director Ingmar Bergman.

still from Vrouwen van Suriname (Oema foe Sranan) (Cineclub Vrijheidsfilms & LOSON, NL 1978) © Cineclub Vrijheidsfilms
still from Vrouwen van Suriname (Oema foe Sranan) (Cineclub Vrijheidsfilms & LOSON, NL 1978) © Cineclub Vrijheidsfilms

Beyond the Archive

Exceptional stories about cinema history and forgotten films. Today, among other subjects, Vrouwen van Suriname (Oema foe Sranan).

still from Boom in Amsterdam (Agnes de Ruijter, NL 2022)
still from Boom in Amsterdam (Agnes de Ruijter, NL 2022)

Boom in Amsterdam

Agnes de Ruijter’s surprising documentary on the trees of Amsterdam shows that a city without trees is like a tree without leaves.

still from Boys Don't Cry (Kimberly Peirce, US 1999)
still from Boys Don't Cry (Kimberly Peirce, US 1999)

Boys Don't Cry

Brandon, a young transgender, is brutally confronted by stereotypes in the American mid-west. Oscar for Hilary Swank.

still from Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards, US 1961)
still from Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards, US 1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn stars as the crafty manipulator Holly Golightly who charmingly elicits money from her dates.

still from Brief Encounters (Kira Muratova, SU 1967)
still from Brief Encounters (Kira Muratova, SU 1967)

Brief Encounters

A love triangle in the prudish, post-war Soviet Union? Kira Muratova has crafted a bitterly funny, stylistically free story.

still from Capote (Bennett Miller, US 2005)
still from Capote (Bennett Miller, US 2005)

Capote

Superb biopic about Truman Capote while writing In Cold Blood. Philip Seymour Hoffmann is spectacular in his Oscar-winning role as the eccentric author.

still from Captives (Kristóf Deák, HU 2020)
still from Captives (Kristóf Deák, HU 2020)

Captives

In 1951, the Hungarian communist secret police locked inhabitants into their own home; the latter become ensnared in lies and paranoia.

campaign image Xtended: Captured (Hanna Haaslahti, FI/DE 2021)

Captured

How does it feel to be an aggressor, victim or bystander in a raging mob? Captured is an immersive installation that allows you to experience this.

Cinemini: Minuscule
Cinemini: Minuscule

Cinemini: Minuscule

A Cinemini episode about insects who run around busy as bees.

Cinemini: Picknick met taart
Cinemini: Picknick met taart

Cinemini: Picknick met taart

Join Cinemini on a picnic with lots of pie.

still from Coppelia (Jeff Tudor, Steven de Beul & Ben Tesseur, NE/BE/DE 2021)
still from Coppelia (Jeff Tudor, Steven de Beul & Ben Tesseur, NE/BE/DE 2021)

Coppelia

Modern fairy tale adapted from the classical ballet Coppelia. A cosmetic surgeon seduces people with the idea of perfect beauty.

still from Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg, US 2022)
still from Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg, US 2022)

Crimes of the Future

The master of body horror is back! Viggo Mortensen plays a performance artist experimenting with metamorphosizing his organs… will humanity remain human?

still from Damnation (Béla Tarr, HU 1988)
still from Damnation (Béla Tarr, HU 1988)

Damnation

Melancholy film about the approaching end of Communism that has an almost abstract beauty. New 4K restoration.

still from De platte jungle (Johan van der Keuken, NL 1978)
still from De platte jungle (Johan van der Keuken, NL 1978)

De platte jungle

Still current documentary about the increasingly busy Waddenzee pays attention to environmental issues, bird and fish populations and fishermen.

still from The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, SU 1974)
still from The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, SU 1974)

De spiegel

Mirror, Tarkovski’s much lauded mix of autobiography and fiction was selected by Guido van der Werve to accompany his exhibition at Eye.

still from Death on the Nile (Kenneth Branagh, GB 2019)
still from Death on the Nile (Kenneth Branagh, GB 2019)

Death on the Nile

None other than Kenneth Branagh brings Hercule Poirot to life in this film version, which he also directs, of Agatha Christie’s classic.

still from Destello bravió (Ainhoa Rodriguez, ES 2021)
still from Destello bravió (Ainhoa Rodriguez, ES 2021)

Destello bravió

Highly original drama about a woman in the southwest of Spain who leaves her husband and roams the small town.

still from Dinner in America (Adam Rehmeier, US 2020)
still from Dinner in America (Adam Rehmeier, US 2020)

Dinner in America

Hilarious – and deeply psychological – portrait of the romance between pyromaniac punk rocker John Q Public and ADHD girl Patty in America’s suburbs.

still from Drive My Car (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, JP 2021)
still from Drive My Car (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, JP 2021)

Drive My Car

Intense, sensory adaptation of the eponymous short story by Haruki Murakami about a grieving theatre director and his taciturn female driver.

still from Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountain (Gu Xiaogang, CN 2019)
still from Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountain (Gu Xiaogang, CN 2019)

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains

Feature film debut depicts the fate of a Chinese rural family – life unfolds like a scroll; calmly and meticulously directed.

still from Ennio (Giuseppe Tornatore, IT 2021)
still from Ennio (Giuseppe Tornatore, IT 2021)

Ennio

This documentary provides rare insight into the mind of musical genius and famous composer Ennio Morricone, who died two years ago.

still from Evolution (Kornél Mundruczó, HU/DE 2021)
still from Evolution (Kornél Mundruczó, HU/DE 2021)

Evolution

Bitterly ironic, stylised trilogy about the way the Holocaust’s effects are passed on from generation to generation.

Eye Filmmuseum © Mark Haddon, 2021
© Mark Haddon

Eye Filmmuseum is gesloten op 8 juni

Eye Filmmuseum will be closed on Wednesday 8 June due to a private event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

still from Eyimofe (Arie Esiri & Chuko Esiri, NG 2020)
still from Eyimofe (Arie Esiri & Chuko Esiri, NG 2020)

Eyimofe

Colourful portrait of the metropolis of Lagos, where some people wish to leave their chaotic home town and others choose to stay.

still from Family Nest (Béla Tarr, HU 1979)
still from Family Nest (Béla Tarr, HU 1979)

Family Nest

Docudrama about a young couple living in a confined space. Tension and conflict put their marriage under intense pressure.

Cinema Ecologica: header Fantastic Planet + Pumzi

Fantastic Planet + Pumzi

Keeping humans as pets? This is the premise of this post-apocalyptic animation about the Oms and the race of blue giants the Traags.

still from Fårö Document (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1970)
still from Fårö Document (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1970)

Fårö-Dokument

Ingmar Bergman interviews the local population on the Swedish island of Fårö, which he loved very much, spent a long time living and shot several of his most famous films.

still from Feast (Tim Leyendekker, NL 2021)
still from Feast (Tim Leyendekker, NL 2021)

Feast

Fiction and reality alternate in this stimulating film essay about the 2005 HIV case in Groningen.

still from Forest: I See You Everywhere (Benedek Fliegauf, HU 2021)
still from Forest: I See You Everywhere (Benedek Fliegauf, HU 2021)

Forest: I See You Everywhere

Seven hypnotising miniatures portray people in individual crises. Dark, everyday horror-drenched tales.

still from France (Bruno Dumont, FR/DE/BE 2021)
still from France (Bruno Dumont, FR/DE/BE 2021)

France

Star reporter France (Léa Seydoux) has no qualms about creating the news herself in Bruno Dumont’s vicious satire of the French media.

Eyeshadow: Frances Ha + Future Husband

Frances Ha + Future Husband

The life of 27-year-old, not terribly successful choreographer Frances (Greta Gerwig), filmed in an airy nouvelle vague style. Followed by a live show from Future Husband.

still from Gebroken spiegels (Marleen Gorris, NL 1984)
still from Gebroken spiegels (Marleen Gorris, NL 1984)

Gebroken spiegels

A prostitute’s fate and that of a woman locked in a cellar prove tied. At the time, Gorris’ take on sexual exploitation was viewed as shocking.

Eye on Sound: Herr Tartüff

Herr Tartüff

German film classic by master director Murnau, accompanied by Olga Pashchenko (piano) and Jed Wentz (sound effects).

still from Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais, FR/JP 1958)
still from Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais, FR/JP 1958)

Hiroshima mon amour

Post-war classic in which a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) falls in love with a Japanese architect in Hiroshima.

still from Hit the Road (Panah Panahi, IR 2021)
still from Hit the Road (Panah Panahi, IR 2021)

Hit the Road

The son of Iranian director Jafar Pahani makes an overwhelming debut with this tragicomic road movie.

still from Hitler heeft mijn roze konijn gestolen (Caroline Link, DE 2020)
still from Hitler heeft mijn roze konijn gestolen (Caroline Link, DE 2020)

Hitler heeft mijn roze konijn gestolen

Captivating drama about Anna who is forced to flee Berlin in 1933 and makes new friends. Adapted from the moving bestseller based on the author’s life.

Eyeshadow: Holy Motors + Raven Artson

Holy Motors + Raven Artson

Underground 'slow motion hyper pop star' Raven Artson meets Leos Carax’ quirky cult classic Holy Motors, which features a musical number by Kylie Minogue as a suicidal stewardess.

still from Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen)  (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1968)
still from Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen) (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1968)

Hour of the Wolf

On a remote island, a painter with dementia is invited to dinner, where everything goes wrong for him.

still from Housewitz (Oeke Hoogendijk, NL 2021)
still from Housewitz (Oeke Hoogendijk, NL 2021)

Housewitz

Very impressive portrait of the filmmaker’s mother who never leaves the house she shares with housemate Holocaust.

still from Il Buco (Michelangelo Frammartino, IT 2021)
still from Il Buco (Michelangelo Frammartino, IT 2021)

Il buco

A group of potholers descend into a deep chasm in this visually stunning hybrid fiction film/documentary.

still from Illusions perdues (Xavier Giannoli, FR 2020)
still from Illusions perdues (Xavier Giannoli, FR 2020)

Illusions perdues

French costume drama based on Honoré de Balzac’s book about a young poet in 19th-century Paris, where all that counts is money and pretence.

still from In Cold Blood (Richard Brooks, US 1967)
still from In Cold Blood (Richard Brooks, US 1967)

In Cold Blood

Based on the book Truman Capote interviewed the murderers of a family for. Brooks adapted it into a masterful black & white film.

still from In Vivo (Karel Doing, GB 2021)
still from In Vivo (Karel Doing, GB 2021)

In Vivo

A clock is counting down, reminding us that in the here and now species are disappearing rapidly from the planet.

still from Incroyable mais vrai (Quentin Dupieux, FR 2022)
still from Incroyable mais vrai (Quentin Dupieux, FR 2022)

Incroyable mais vrai

On time travel and a prosthetic penis. Welcome back to the absurd universe of Quentin Dupieux.

still from Inexorable (Fabrice du Welz, BE/FR 2021)
still from Inexorable (Fabrice du Welz, BE/FR 2021)

Inexorable

Oppressive thriller in which the life of a successful author is changed forever when a mysterious young woman arrives at his country house.

still from The Fear of Leaving the Animal Forever Forgotten Under the Ground (Janis Rafa, 2021)
still from The Fear of Leaving the Animal Forever Forgotten Under the Ground (Janis Rafa, 2021)

Janis Rafa and the Fear of Leaving the Animal Forever Forgotten Under the Ground

Overwhelming images of a dark world where there is no place for humans.

still from Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, US 1954)
still from Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, US 1954)

Johnny Guitar

Ray's superior, subversive Western in which Joan Crawford shows that a woman’s independence comes at a brutal price.

header Karel Doing: Phytography + In Vivo

Karel Doing: Phytography + In Vivo

Karel Doing makes fabulous images on a layer of emulsion using flowers and leaves. Including Doing's latest film In Vivo accompanied by live music.

still from Kill It and Leave This Town (Mariusz Wilczynski, PL 2020)
still from Kill It and Leave This Town (Mariusz Wilczynski, PL 2020)

Kill It and Leave This Town

A man who has lost his loved ones withdraws into his memories. Unique animation with horror elements: beautiful, tender and grim.

still from Knockin’ on Herman’s Door (Stefano Bertacchini, NL 2021)
still from Knockin’ on Herman’s Door (Stefano Bertacchini, NL 2021)

Knockin' on Herman's Door

Rediscovered Herman Brood songs and footage of the chaotic shoot for Cha-cha in this documentary about Amsterdam’s pop scene in the 1970s.

still from Kop op! (Job, Joris & Marieke, NL 2022)
still from Kop op! (Job, Joris & Marieke, NL 2022)

Kop op!

In the animation series Kop op! three friends Sef, Wesley and Marjolein find a mysterious washing machine that can swap heads.

still from L'événement (Audrey Diwan, FR 2021)
still from L'événement (Audrey Diwan, FR 2021)

L'événement

Anne, a literature student with a lust for life in early 1960s France, unexpectedly gets pregnant – director Audrey Diwan succeeds in showing us how this feels.

still from La ruche (Christophe Hermans, BE 2021)
still from La ruche (Christophe Hermans, BE 2021)

La ruche

Gripping film about the loving yet destructive relationship between a borderline mother and her three daughters.

still from Le quattro volte (Michelangelo Frammartino, CH/DE/IT 2010)
still from Le quattro volte (Michelangelo Frammartino, CH/DE/IT 2010)

Le quattro volte

In the countryside of southern Italy, an elderly shepherd passes his final days with his goats. The four stages of life in a surprisingly comedic, surreal style.

still from Les Olympiades (Jacques Audiard, FR 2021)
still from Les Olympiades (Jacques Audiard, FR 2021)

Les Olympiades

Young Parisians struggle with relationships in this new, playful film by veteran Jacques Audiard.

still from Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, US/AU 2015)
still from Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, US/AU 2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road

Together with a handful of female warriors, Mad Max fights against the cruel dictator Immortan Joe – their odyssey through the post-nuclear desert is a spectacle seldom shown.

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

Malmkrog

Tensions rise exponentially during heated discussions at a dinner at a stately home in 19th-century Transylvania.

still from Mandabi (Ousmane Sembène SN/FR 1968)
still from Mandabi (Ousmane Sembène SN/FR 1968)

Mandabi

A Senegalese man seems to have had a financial windfall, but cashing the money order is harder than it seems. Moving, walking-pace, tragi-comedy.

still from Mass (Fran Kranz, US 2021)
still from Mass (Fran Kranz, US 2021)

Mass

Psychologically refined, claustrophobic Kammerspiel in which the parents of a high school shooter end up face to face with the parents of one of his victims.

still from Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, TH/CO/FR/DE/MX 2021)
still from Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, TH/CO/FR/DE/MX 2021)

Memoria

Tilda Swinton plays an orchid expert who hears a mysterious noise and tries to solve the mystery of its origin. Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes.

still from Met mes (Sam de Jong, NL 2021)
still from Met mes (Sam de Jong, NL 2021)

Met mes

A lie unleashes a chain reaction of unexpected events in this neon-lit ’80s video fantasy.

still from Moloch (Nico van den Brink, NL 2022)
still from Moloch (Nico van den Brink, NL 2022)

Moloch

A girl living on the margins of a peat bog follows the trail of a mysterious, evil entity. Horror film shot in Drenthe (NL).

Mythical Cinemas: The Champo of Latin Quarter

This time in the documentary series about mythical cinemas, Le Champo in Paris.

Eye on Sound: Nana (Jean Renoir, FR 1926)
Eye on Sound: Nana (Jean Renoir, FR 1926)

Nana

Frivolous young woman destroys men both materially and morally. New score by Baudime Jam.

Eye on Sound: Nanook of the North (Robert J. Flaherty, US 1922)
Eye on Sound: Nanook of the North (Robert J. Flaherty, US 1922)

Nanook of the North

Very early documentary about Inuit life in the Canadian Arctic. With a score by Timothy Brock.

still from Ninjababy (Yngvild Sve Flikke, NO 2021)
still from Ninjababy (Yngvild Sve Flikke, NO 2021)

Ninjababy

Imagine being 23 and in love with life, when you suddenly prove pregnant; for six months already! You refer to the child as Ninjababy and the being likes to make itself known.

still from Nobody Has to Know (Bouli Lanners, BE/FR/GB 2021)
still from Nobody Has to Know (Bouli Lanners, BE/FR/GB 2021)

Nobody Has to Know

Bouli Lanners’ latest film is a tender, moving drama about an amnesiac on a Scottish island.

still from Nowhere Special (Uberto Pasolini, GB 2020)
still from Nowhere Special (Uberto Pasolini, GB 2020)

Nowhere Special

A terminally ill father goes in search of adoptive parents for his son in this poignant but unsentimental drama.

still from Nudo mixteco (Ángeles Cruz, MX 2021)
still from Nudo mixteco (Ángeles Cruz, MX 2021)

Nudo Mixteco

Three lives intersect in a Mixtec community in the mountainous Nudo Mixteca region during the feast of San Mateo.

Eye on Sound: Orlac's Hände

Orlac's Hände

French master pianist accompanies German film classic by the director of Caligari.

still from Otto e mezzo (8 ½) (Federico Fellini, IT 1963)
still from Otto e mezzo (8 ½) (Federico Fellini, IT 1963)

Otto e mezzo

Fellini’s Oscar-winning fantasy involving his alter ego director Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni) caught in an artistic crisis.

still from Die Hard (John McTiernan, US 1988)
still from Die Hard (John McTiernan, US 1988)

Overlooked Xmas Movie Night

The dark days of Christmas are here again: but never fear, Koolhoven & Simons turn their spotlight on less saccharine Christmas films.

still from Piccolo Corpo (Laura Samani, IT 2021)
still from Piccolo Corpo (Laura Samani, IT 2021)

Piccolo corpo

Agata departs for a chapel in the mountains with her dead child to have it brought to life – miracles do happen in Laura Samani’s impressive feature film debut.

still from Sátántangó (Béla Tarr, HU 1994)
still from Sátántangó (Béla Tarr, HU 1994)

Sátántangó

Triumph of visual storytelling. Tarr’s magnum opus follows the inhabitants of a Hungarian village.

still from Shabu (Shamira Raphaëla, NL 2021)
still from Shabu (Shamira Raphaëla, NL 2021)

Shabu

Funny, moving documentary about a boy from the south of Rotterdam who totals a car while joyriding.

still from Silence of the Tides (Pieter-Rim de Kroon, NL 2020)
still from Silence of the Tides (Pieter-Rim de Kroon, NL 2020)

Silence of the Tides

Intense, cinematic portrait centring on the continuous ‘breathing’ of the Wadden Sea.

still from Silent Running (Douglas Trumbull, US 1971)
still from Silent Running (Douglas Trumbull, US 1971)

Silent Running

Almost all the greenery on Earth has been destroyed; out in space, botanist Freeman Lowell is lovingly tending the few trees and crops that were saved…

still from Sleep Has Her House (Scott Barley, GB 2017)
still from Sleep Has Her House (Scott Barley, GB 2017)

Sleep Has Her House

Exceptional landscape film by artist and filmmaker Scott Barley which centres on feeling nature’s rhythm.

still from Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-Ho, US 2013)
still from Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-Ho, US 2013)

Snowpiercer

A select group survive a new Ice Age in the heated train Snowpiercer: the rich in the front, the poor in the back – the stellar cast includes John Hurt and Tilda Swinton.

still from Souad (Ayten Amin, EG 2021)
still from Souad (Ayten Amin, EG 2021)

Souad

Nineteen-year-old Souad lives in a provincial town in Egypt, and is looking for an identity that can give her some freedom within this strict Islamic environment.

still from Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer, US 1974)
still from Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer, US 1974)

Soylent Green

New York, 2022: it’s unbearably hot, water and food are scarce and the population subsists on strange, government-provided rusks …

Space Is the Place + Illnoledge

Illnoledge performs after this homage to 1950s and 1960s science fiction films; a psychedelic musical film featuring musician Sun Ra.

still from Spaceship Earth (Matt Wolf, US 2020)
still from Spaceship Earth (Matt Wolf, US 2020)

Spaceship Earth

Eight young adventurers allowed themselves to be locked inside Biosphere 2 which featured specimens of the principal elements of nature on earth. Documentary about a daring eco-experiment.

Cinema Ecologica: header Spaceship Earth + Silent Running

Spaceship Earth + Silent Running

Double bill in which 'biospherians' are locked into a glass dome and a botanist aboard a spaceship keeps the last plants alive.

still from Sputum (Dan Geesin, NL 2020)
still from Sputum (Dan Geesin, NL 2020)

Sputum

In Dan Geesin’s SF film Sputum, a deadly cloud of fungi threaten a future civilisation. Only the ruling class, the Antiques have access to an antidote…

still from The Capote Tapes (Ebs Burnough, US 2019)
still from The Capote Tapes (Ebs Burnough, US 2019)

The Capote Tapes

Reconstruction of the scandal caused by writer Truman Capote in his decadent cultural world.

still from The Death of a Horse (Vdekja e Kalit) (Saimir Kumbaro, AL 1992)
still from The Death of a Horse (Vdekja e Kalit) (Saimir Kumbaro, AL 1992)

The Death of a Horse

Film screening and presentation as part of the 7th Eye International Conference on Global Audiovisual Archiving (29-31 May 2022)

still from The Duke (Roger Michell, GB 2020)
still from The Duke (Roger Michell, GB 2020)

The Duke

Dame Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent star in this heart-warming, very British comedy about a 60-year-old taxi driver who steals a work of art for a good cause.

still from The Island (Anca Damian, RO/BE/FR 2021)
still from The Island (Anca Damian, RO/BE/FR 2021)

The Island

Robinson Crusoe and Friday meet again in this absurd/surreal, epic animated musical by Anca Damian about refugees on an island.

Eye on Sound: The Last of the Mohicans (Maurice Tourneur & Clarence Brown, US 1920)
Eye on Sound: The Last of the Mohicans (Maurice Tourneur & Clarence Brown, US 1920)

The Last of the Mohicans

Western in which the French and British duke it out in North America during the Seven Years’ War, helped by allied Native Americans. Featuring new music by Composition students from the HKU, performed live by the Keuris Ensemble.

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

He was the most beautiful boy ever, Luchino Visconti thought. Now there’s a documentary about Björn Andrésen, 15-year-old ‘Tadzio’ in Death in Venice.

still from The Outsider (Béla Tarr, HU 1981)
still from The Outsider (Béla Tarr, HU 1981)

The Outsider

A young nurse fails in his attempts to make human contact. Tarr records life as it is lived.

still from The Saint of the Impossible (Marc Raymond Wilkins, CH 2020)
still from The Saint of the Impossible (Marc Raymond Wilkins, CH 2020)

The Saint of the Impossible

32-year-old Raffaella from Peru arrives in New York with her teenage sons Paul and Tito hoping to achieve the American Dream – this proves no easy task.

still from The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg, GB/US 2019)
still from The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg, GB/US 2019)

The Souvenir

Tilda Swinton and her daughter Honor in a mother-daughter film: "A contemporary answer to Antonioni and Visconti", according to The Guardian.

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

The Souvenir: Part II

Tilda Swinton and her daughter are reunited on screen in the sequel to The Souvenir, in which film student Julie lost her heart to a charismatic older man.

still from The Touch (Beröringen) (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1971)
still from The Touch (Beröringen) (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1971)

The Touch

Bergman’s seldom screened film about a passionate affair between a housewife and an archaeologist proves to be a major rediscovery.

still from The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier, NO 2021)
still from The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier, NO 2021)

The Worst Person in the World

Comedic drama about the tumultuous love life of 30-something Julie, won the prize for Best Actress in Cannes.

There Is No Evil

How do you live under a repressive regime asks Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof? Awarded a Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

still from Through a Glass Darkly (Sasom i en spegel) (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1961)
still from Through a Glass Darkly (Sasom i en spegel) (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1961)

Through a Glass Darkly

Bergman’s Oscar winner records the near-disintegration of a family on holiday, while a woman is tormented by a mental affliction.

still from Turn Your Body to the Sun (Aliona van der Horst, NL 2022)
still from Turn Your Body to the Sun (Aliona van der Horst, NL 2022)

Turn your Body to the Sun

Author Sana Valiulina studies the past of her taciturn, inscrutable father who spent tens years in one of Stalin’s camps.

still from Creche-Lar (Maria Luiza d’Aboim, BR 1978)
still from Creche-Lar (Maria Luiza d’Aboim, BR 1978)

UMA OUTRA HISTORIA – Four Films on Labor Rights for Women in Brazil

Film screening and presentation as part of the 7th Eye International Conference on Global Audiovisual Archiving (29-31 May 2022)

campaign image Cinema Ecologica
illustration Joost Stokhof

Van wie is de toekomst?

Three inspiring guests talk about dreams and nightmares, about gardening and the future, the city and the countryside.

still from Vortex (Gaspar Noé, FR/BE/MC 2021)
still from Vortex (Gaspar Noé, FR/BE/MC 2021)

Vortex

Françoise Lebrun and Dario Argento play long-time spouses, one of whom slides into Alzheimer dementia – a chastened Gaspar Noé depicts their daily interactions.

still from Vrouwen van Suriname (Oema foe Sranan) (Cineclub Vrijheidsfilms & LOSON, NL 1978) © Cineclub Vrijheidsfilms
still from Vrouwen van Suriname (Oema foe Sranan) (Cineclub Vrijheidsfilms & LOSON, NL 1978) © Cineclub Vrijheidsfilms

Vrouwen van Suriname – Oema foe Sranan

Portrait of the lives of four women who talk about Dutch (neo)colonialism in Surinam and the racism and disenfranchisement in the Netherlands. New restoration.

still from War Note (Roman Liubyi, UA 2020)
still from War Note (Roman Liubyi, UA 2020)

War Note

Surreal journey to the front line of the war in Ukraine. Plus three short films by Babylon ’13 with introductions by Mariia Ponomarova.

still from What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? (Alexandre Koberidze, GE/DE 2021)
still from What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? (Alexandre Koberidze, GE/DE 2021)

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

Romantic lyricism, irony and magic realism surround two lovers tormented by a mysterious curse.

still from Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, JP 2021)
still from Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, JP 2021)

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Intimate trilogy from the maker of Drive My Car. On love, intent and misunderstandings.

still from When We Were Kings (Leon Gast, US 1996)
still from When We Were Kings (Leon Gast, US 1996)

When We Were Kings

This Oscar-winning documentary on the fight between boxers Muhammad Ali and George Foreman screens as part of the Africadelic Festival.

still from Wonderful One (Ida Lohman, NL 1990)
still from Wonderful One (Ida Lohman, NL 1990)

Work in Progress

Exceptional stories about cinema history and forgotten films. Today featuring, among others, Short Scores and Ida Lohman.

Cinema Ecologica: header Karel Doing Workshop

Workshop Phytography

DIY film workshop using flowers, leaves and 16mm film.