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.
Shadow | Zhang Yimou
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.
A drama film from the French-speaking part of Belgium. The film tells the story of the 13-year-old Ahmed who is caught between his religion’s ideals and the temptations of life. Ahmed chooses religion. Family and friends start noticing he’s not the teenager he once was. He gets into arguments with his mum and sisters and his teachers are concerned about his extremist interpretations of the Koran. The people around him see how Ahmed becomes more and more infested with religion. After a troubling incident, Ahmed has to decide how far he’s willing to go for his faith. Le jeune Ahmed is the newest film by the celebrated directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (i.a. Deux jours, Une nuit and Le gamin au velo). At Cannes Film Festival 2019 the Dardenne brothers won the award for Best Director.
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.
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