2018
Date
16/04/2018


Tickets available NOW!It 's our honour to present FIND THIS DUMB LITTLE BITCH AND THROW HER INTO A RIVER, LOVE REVISITED, TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE, 100% COCO, YOUNGER DAYS

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Welcome to the 4th Dutch Film Festival running from April 16 - 22, 2018. It is being organized in the framework of Dutch Days in Hong Kong, organized by The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in partnership with The Grand Cinema, to celebrate and showcase Dutch art and culture 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 movies in this year’s Dutch Film Festival bear testimony to that. Apart from that, the Dutch film industry is becoming more and more diverse: three films of this year’s selection have female directors.

This year, we are delighted to bring you 5 exceptional and unique Dutch films, catering to a great variety of tastes.

FIND THIS DUMB LITTLE BITCH AND THROW HER INTO A RIVER is the story about a 15-year-old boy who wants to impress his friends and posts an upsetting video about his younger sister online. The video goes viral very quickly and as a result of this careless act not only his sister, but his whole family suffer devastating consequences.

LOVE REVISITED revolves around two people who meet again for the first time in many years at the sudden death of their adult son. After their divorce 20 years earlier they started new life with new relationships. Now in their sixties, joined in grief, they rediscover their old feelings for each other which complicates things, also for other people around them.

TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE is a movie by well-known Dutch director Mike van Diem who won an Oscar in 1997 for CHARACTER. A Dutch farmer who loses everything in the great storm, he takes his bicycle and start a new life at the south ot Italy. Almost 30 years later his daughter visit this place and learns a lot about herself that she did not know yet.

100% COCO tells the story of a young girl, who has a keen, very special fashion sense and who at her first day at a new school is mocked for the eccentric way she dresses. She then has to decide whether she wants to adapt to fit in with her peers at school or remain true to herself. This will be a familiar feeling to many of us who have had to make these kind of decisions in our lifetime.

YOUNGER DAYS is the story of former members of a rock and roll band come together at the occasion of the death of their front man. Now all in their fifties and disappointed in life, they cling desperately to their past fame. The Dutch title of this movie (“De Kleine IJstijd”, or “The Little Ice Age”) shows that director Paula van der Oest was inspired by the American classic “The Big Chill” (1983).


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Screening Schedule
2018-04-16
20:00 - FIND THIS DUMB LITTLE BITCH AND THROW HER INTO A RIVER

2018-04-17
20:00 - LOVE REVISITED^

2018-04-18
20:00 - TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE

2018-04-19
20:00 - 100% COCO

2018-04-20
20:00 - YOUNGER DAYS
21:50 - LOVE REVISITED^

2018-04-21
18:10 - FIND THIS DUMB LITTLE BITCH AND THROW HER INTO A RIVER
20:00 - TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE

2018-04-22
18:10 - 100% COCO
20:00 - YOUNGER DAYS

^LOVE REVISITED has been classified as Category III. Ticket Exchange for other non sold-out screenings of Dutch Film Festival 2018 Programmes which shown in the Grand Cinema or Refunds will be made to ticket holders under 18 years of age who buy tickets before the announcement. The aforesaid arrangements can be made at the box office of The Grand Cinema. (All services fees will not be refunded)

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Find This Dumb Little Bitch - DFF
Full Title: Find This Dumb Little Bitch And Throw Her Into A River - DFF

The debut feature by the award-winning Dutch director, Ben Brand. The film is inspired by a true story.

15-year-old Remco and 13-year-old Lizzy live with their single father who runs an illicit business selling imported puppies. In an attempt to seek attention and admiration, Remco shoots and posts a shocking video on the internet, in which his giggling sister throws sick-yet-alive puppies into a river!

The video soon goes viral but to Remco’s astonishment, the abusive comments from the public generates a whirlwind of consequences that the siblings have to deal with. The English title of the movie ‘FIND THIS DUMB LITTLE BITCH AND THROW HER INTO A RIVER’ is the exact copy of the video’s comments posted by an angry crowd back then.

Even director Michael Bay (Transformer series) also offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of this puppy-throwing girl! In the film, director Ben Brand tries to deal with the controversial issues from a more human perspective. It is a film about growing up and making mistakes.
Director
Ben Brand
RunTime
86
Category
IIB
Language
Danish
English (in parts)
Subtitle
English
Cast
Nino den Brave
Senna Fokke
Wim Opbrouck
Genre
Drama
 
Love Revisited - DFF
A story about love and moral. At the funeral of their forty-year-old son, Fer and Fransje, the two divorced sixty-year olds meet each other again after many years of separation.

In their immense and unspeakable grief looking for consolation, they see each other more often and their love is rekindled. While the love affairs further develop, they get into a moral dilemma and entangled in this newly found love.

Finally they decided to confess their relationship to their families as well as grandchildren.

Nicole van Kilsdonk is a well-known Dutch director and scriptwriter who portrays a variety of film genres in a powerful, yet unsentimental way. Her previous works, Deining (2004) and Patatje oorlog (2011) were awarded in Golden Calf, Netherlands Film Festival and Cinekid Festival respectively.
Director
Nicole van Kilsdonk
RunTime
98
Category
III
Language
Dutch
Subtitle
English
Cast
Beppie Melissen
Gene Bervoet
Hadewych Minis
Genre
Drama
Romance
 
TULIPANI: Love, Honour And A Bicycle - DFF
TULIPANI: Love, honour and a bicycle is directed by Academy Award® director, Mike van Diem and was chosen as the Opening Film for 2017 Netherlands Film Festival.

Gauke (Gijs Naber), a romantic Dutch farmer, is determined to never have wet socks again after losing his farm during the devastating floods of 1953. He cycles for five days to the sizzling hot South of Italy, Puglia to start a new life, where he miraculously cultivates tulips for trade.

Combined with his passionate love life, he became a legendary local hero – and then suddenly disappeared. Thirty years later, an Italian police inspector uncovers the truth of the past with the help of a young woman Anna (Ksenia Solo).

Director Mike van Diem ranks among the most renowned filmmakers in the Netherlands. His film, Character (1997) won the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film. Van Diem took 18 years to return to make The Surprise (2015), a feature film which was nominated several awards in Golden Calf, Netherlands Film Festival. His new film TULIPANI: Love, honour and a bicycle plays like a romantic fairy tale full of humor and heart.
Director
Mike van Diem
RunTime
92
Category
IIB
Language
English (in parts)
Italian (in parts)
Dutch
Subtitle
English (in parts)
Cast
Ksenia Solo
Giancarlo Giannini
Gijs Naber
Genre
Drama
 
Younger Days - DFF
Younger Days is inspired by the Academy Award®-nominated film, The Big Chill back in 1983.

A group of middle-aged bandmates reunite to commemorate a deceased friend, Kas who was the singer and frontman in the band they all played in, also the oldest and role model to the rest.

They have all moved on to different things, leaving their rebellious rock ‘n’ roll past behind. For some of them, life hasn’t turned out to be what they expected. But the reunion promises to be fun, chaotic and fueled by drink, just like the good old days.

The relaxed atmosphere degenerates into conflict and revelations when one of the friends’ twenty-six years old girlfriend, Delphina appears and exposes everyone’s weaknesses, putting their bond to severe tests.

Director Paula van der Oest is one of the most prolific directors of her generation in the Netherlands. Her film Accused (2014) and Tonio (2016) were both chosen to represent the Netherlands in the race for Academy Award® for Foreign Language Film.
Director
Paula van der Oest
RunTime
84
Category
IIB
Language
Dutch
Subtitle
English
Cast
Johan Heldenbergh
Hannah Hoekstra
Genre
Drama