LNP Film Festival
The first edition of the LNP Film Festival (language no problem) will take place in Louis Hartlooper and Springhaver from the 9th until the 15th of September. During this 7-day festival we’ll bring the best foreign language films from the past year back to the big screen WITH English subtitles. This means that people who don’t speak Dutch will also get the chance to enjoy Italian, Korean, Dutch or Danish productions. We have put together a varied programme with award-winning and critically acclaimed films from various countries. THE films you should have seen, according to us! Included in the programme are: Dogman, God Only Knows, Burning, Gräns, Todos Lo Saben, Take Me Somewhere Nice and Queen of Hearts.
Dogman - Matteo Garrone
In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino's abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences.
Louis Hartlooper Complex: Monday 9 September 19:00 | Springhaver: Friday 13 September 21:00
God Only Knows - Mijke de Jong
When depressed investigative journalist Thomas (57) jumps into a canal in desperation on Maundy Thursday, his older sister Doris rushes to his aid. When she isn’t busy organising aid to refugees, she is always ready to help out her little brother. However, their younger sister Hannah, who is doing well as a photographer, thinks it would be better if Thomas were to accept professional help.
Springhaver: Monday 9 September 21:00 | Louis Hartlooper Complex: Thursday 12 September 19:00
Burning - Chang-dong Lee
Jongsu bumps into an old friend, Haemi, on a part-time delivery job. Haemi asks Jongsu to take care of her cat while she leaves on a trip to Africa. When she returns, Haemi introduces Jongsu to Ben, a man she met in Africa. One day, Ben and Haemi pay Jongsu a visit, and Ben reveals his secret interests to Jongsu.
Louis Hartlooper Complex: Tuesday 10 September 19:00 | Springhaver: Saturday 14 September 21:00
Gräns - Ali Abbasi
Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It's almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can't identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong in this world. Her entire existence has been a lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore's terrifying revelations.
Springhaver: Tuesday 10 September 21:00 | Louis Hartlooper Complex: Friday 13 September 19:00
Todos lo saben - Asghar Farhadi
Laura (Penélope Cruz) travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister's wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.
Louis Hartlooper Complex: Wednesday 11 September 19:00 | Springhaver: Sunday 15 September 21:00
Take Me Somewhere Nice - Ena Sendijarevic
Casual sex or eternal love, iPhone or mother nature, European passport or Yugoslavian soul? Dutch teenager Alma travels from the Netherlands to Bosnia to visit the father she's never met. However, nothing goes according to plan. Teaming up with her indifferent cousin and his charming best friend, they embark together on an increasingly unpredictable road trip adventure through the country's scorching heartland.
Springhaver: Wednesday 11 September 21:00 | Louis Hartlooper Complex: Saturday 14 September 19:00
Queen of Hearts - May el-Toukhy
Anne seems to have everything figured out. She’s happily married and she’s got two daughters, a good job and a beautiful house. Their lives change drastically when Gustav, Peters’ son from a previous marriage comes to live with them. While Peter is having a difficult time with his arrival, Anne develops a bond with Gustav. She jeopardizes both her career and her family when she seduces her teenage stepson and is forced to make an irreversible decision with fatal consequences.
Springhaver: Thursday 12 September 21:00 | Louis Hartlooper Complex: Sunday 15 September 19:00