World Cinema Amsterdam: more than film
For eleven days today's best world cinema is screened at World Cinema Amsterdam. More than 40 feature films and short are shown. But there is more.
Thursday 12 August
Opening World Cinema
The festival kicks off on Thursday evening with the official opening at 09.30 PM, when Un homme qui crie will be screened; a father and son drama that won this year’s jury award in
Friday 13 August
Opening Mexican Landscapes
Friday the 13th needn’t necessarily bring bad luck. Certainly not this Friday the 13th, which sees the start of Mexican Landscapes, the World Cinema Amsterdam programme focusing on recent Mexican cinema. The programme opens at 09.00 PM with Revolución - a portmanteau film in which ten Mexican directors look back in ten short films at the violent upheaval of the overthrow of the country’s dictatorial President Porfirio Díaz, one hundred years ago, that was to bring dramatic changes to the country.
The same evening, there will also be a Late Night Screening of the music documentary Havanyork. Argentinean/Mexican director Luciano Larobina compares and contrasts the hip hop cultures of Havanna and
Wednesday 18 August
The competition programme will be officially concluded on Wednesday evening with the announcement of the winners of the World Cinema Amsterdam Jury Award and theWorld Cinema
The icing on the cake will then be provided by a screening of Golden Bear winner (
Thursday 19 August
Opening World Cinema Open Air
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Saturday 21 August
World Cinema Amsterdam Closing Party - Brazilian Summer Sessions
On this Saturday, World Cinema Amsterdam presents - in cooperation with A Hora do Brasil - the Brazilian 'musical' Ó Paí, Ó will screen on the Marie Heinekenplein as part of World Cinema Amsterdam Open Air. From 07.00 PM, the audience will be warmed up by DJ Paulo. After the movie ends, round midnight, everybody is welcome to the Brazilian after party at Rialto. Until the wee hours you can dance to the sultry sounds of DJ Paulo and Forrozar-percussionists Cleyton Barros and Nailton Miranda.