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 October: Instinct | Halina Reijn
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.
Dolor y gloria tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one's own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
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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