EYE Summer Programme: A sneak peek into the Dutch film culture


EYE Filmmuseum proudly presents its summer programme: Dutch Movi(es) English Subtitles, a special film programme curated by the museum for the English-speaking community in the Netherlands as well as visitors to Amsterdam.

This summer programme gives you the chance to find out more about Dutch film culture through screenings of eight cinematic gems from Dutch film history during July and August. It is also an enjoyable way to learn Dutch and brush up your language skills!

Selection of movies that will be screened
The films selected for the summer programme range from children's movie, action, history, comedy, documentary, retro to thriller. Below are short summaries of some of the movies that will be screened.

Ouwehoeren (Rob Schröder & Gabrielle Provaas, NL, 2011)
Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provas followed the lives of 69-year-old identical twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, who have worked as prostitutes in Amsterdam’s Red Light District for more than 50 years. In this remarkable documentary, the sisters handle the harsh world of "paid love" with their typical Amsterdam sense of humour.

Rabat (Jim Taihutt & Victor Ponten, NL, 2011)
The movie tells the story of three young Dutch-Moroccans named Abdel, Zakaria and Nadir, who drive from Amsterdam to Rabat, Morocco in order to deliver a taxi to Nadir’s father. The journey, which takes the trio through the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain, turns out to be more complicated than expected.

Sint (Dick Maas, NL, 2010)
This horror-comedy puts a grisly twist on the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition, which falls every year on December 5. Similar to Santa Claus, Sinterklaas brings presents for well-behaved children. However, whenever December 5 happens to coincide with a full-moon, he instead turns into a murderer.

Screenings schedule
Kauwboy: July 9 (4.30pm) and July 11 (9pm)
Spetters: July 16 & 18 (9pm)
Süskind: July 23 & 25 (9pm)
Loft: July 30 & August 1 (9pm)
Ouwehoeren (Meet the Fokkens): August 6 & 8 (9pm)
Black Butterflies: August 13 & 15 (9pm)
Rabat: August 20 & 22 (9pm)
Sint (Saint): August 27 & 29 (9pm)

Photo: The new building of EYE Filmmuseum by flickr user 1000zen eye filmmuseum

About EYE Filmmuseum
EYE Filmmuseum has just recently moved to a new location by the River IJ in the North of Amsterdam.

The stunning new building accommodates four state-of-the-art cinemas, a cafe with waterfront terrace, a huge exhibition space (currently hosting Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition), a museum shop and a basement featuring five interactive pods as well as 360-degree panoramic projections of digitised films from the EYE’s extraordinary archives.

Photo: Movie still from Ouwehoeren eye filmmuseum summer programme

Photo: Movie still from Sint eye filmmuseum summer programme

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