In Louis Hartlooper and Springhaver you can see the best foreign language films with English subtitles at our monthly screenings: Language no problem. This means that people who don’t understand Dutch can now also enjoy a French, Dutch, Italian or Danish production. The selection for this programme is not random. We will always choose a film we feel is a must-see for everyone. For example, in October we showed the opening picture of the Netherlands Film Festival for 2018: Niemand in de stad (No one in the city) by Michiel van Erp. In November we showed a big favourite from the Cannes Film Festival: Girl by Lukas Dhont. As always films from Britain or the US will still be shown in their original language with Dutch subtitles.
Lazzaro Felice | Alice Rohrwacher
An Italian drama by director Alice Rohrwacher. A story about an unexpected friendship between the naive twenty-year-old farmer Lazzaro and a young man with a fervid imagination, Tancredi. Life in the isolated rural village Inviolata is dominated by Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna, the queen of the cigarette. When Tancredi asks the gullible Lazzaro to help stage his own kidnapping, a special bond is forged between the two. Their exceptional friendship creates a remarkable movement in time and space in this beautiful modern Italian fairy tale. Lazzaro Felice won the European University Film Award and the prize for the Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.
A French tragicomedy about a group of 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, who decide to form their local pool's first ever synchronized swimming team - for men. Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the group set out an unlikely adventure, and on the way will rediscover a little self-esteem and a lot about themselves and each other. Le Grand Bain has been nominated in France for 10 César awards and with 4.3 million visitors it is one of the biggest French films of the past year.
A Chinese period drama by the director of House of Flying Daggers and Raise the Red Lantern. The film tells the story of a military commander in Pei, a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, who faces peril both inside and outside the palace walls. But he has a secret weapon: a "shadow", a look-alike who can fool both Pei's enemies and the king himself. In his obsessive quest for a long-sought victory over a rival kingdom, the commander must execute an intricate plan involving his wife, the shadow, and the kings of both kingdoms, leading up to a stunning invasion unlike any seen before. Shadow received several nominations for both the Asian Film Festival and the Golden Horse Film Festival.
In order to make our programme accessible to non Dutch speakers we are currently working on an English version of our website. We expect to launch at the end of 2018. Until then you can use this page for the most relevant and up-to-date information. Please send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Louis Hartlooper Complex The Louis Hartlooper Complex is a lively cultural venue in Utrecht’s city center’s former police station. It is known for a diverse and distinctive selection of films, a variety of events and festivals, a pleasant ambiance and an outside seating area to catch those last few rays of sunshine. Before or after a film you can enjoy an organically sourced meal or a drink. The characteristic design from the Amsterdam School of architecture makes Louis Hartlooper Complex one of Utrecht’s iconic landmarks.
Address and contact information LHC Tolsteegbrug 1 3511 ZN Utrecht +31 (0)30 232 04 50