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.
LNP August: De Libi | Shady El-Hamus
A humorous Dutch road movie where we follow friends Bilal (Bilal Mehdi Wahib), Gregg (Danïel Kolf) and Kevin (Oussama Ahammoud) on a 24 hour adventure in Amsterdam. The trio can’t wait for their final exams to be over, for that is when life begins! When some girls challenge Bilal and Gregg to meet them in the Jimmy Woo nightclub they decide this is their moment to shine. Together with their friend Kevin they pull out all the stops to prove themselves. A film about unquenchable lust for life and dreams of a future with limitless potential. About young people willing to push the boundaries to be seen by the world around them.
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.
Experienced psychologist Nicoline (Carice van Houten) starts a new job at a forensic psychiatric hospital where she meets Idris (Marwan Kenzari). Idris is a convicted sex offender who has committed a number of serious crimes. After 5 years of treatment he is allowed to go on unaccompanied leave as the staff is very happy about the progress he has made. Newcomer Nicole doesn’t trust Idris yet and wants to extend his probation. Idris tries everything in his power to convince her of his progress, but slowly transforms into the manipulative man Nicole thought him to be. A power struggle follows between them, in which Nicole becomes completely entangled, despite her knowledge and experience. Instinct is Halina Reijn’s directing and screenwriting debut and The Netherlands Film Festival 2019 is set to open with the premiere of this Dutch drama.
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