International Film Festival Rotterdam
Yes o yes, yesterday was the opening night of the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). During twelve days we can visit Rotterdam for a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art. Our top three:
A robust yet sensitive adaptation of W. F. Hermans’s famous novel Beyond Sleep (Nooit meer slapen), about a geology student during a grueling expedition in Lapland. A wonderful visualization of a guy who struggles with nature, himself and others' expectations.
Heart of a Dog
Within a short period of time Laurie Anderson lost her mother, her partner Lou Reed and her dog Lolabelle. All three are present in this highly personal essay about life, love, death and language. Need. To. See!
A funny one. Animal Politico is about a cow that tries to convince herself she's really happy. But one evening, just before Christmas, she is overwhelmed by a sense of emptiness - a strange, new experience. The crisis makes her decide to go traveling to find her true self.
DWDD Pop-Up Museum
Today is the opening of the DWDD Pop-Up Museum in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. Nine curators will decorate a room with the works of eleven Dutch museums. We’re especially looking forward to visit ‘Horizon’ by Daan Roosegaarde, an exhibition with historic painting of the Scheepvaartsmuseum collection.
Friday, 29 January 2016 - Wednesday, 25 May 2016, Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam
L(a)unch party Appelkruimel & Fris
Why so serious? In a time where all living souls are obsessed with their beards and buns and butts, four friends decided it was time to present the world a real label for real people. The shirts and sweaters are made from sustainable fabrics, and all profits go to iambe: an organic bakery that provides jobs to people with a disability. Support these fellas. Join their party. For real!
Saturday, 30 January 2016, 14:00, Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam.
Photography: Iris Duvekot