2 June

Now in Cinemas: El Buen Patrón

A darkly comical look at the machinations of power. A delicious Javier Bardem is firing on all cylinders as factory owner Julio Blanco. Just when his factory is on the verge of winning a big award for Business Excellence, circumstances – and his own actions – start to conspire against him. Julio Blanco is delighted....

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9 June to 12 June

Leiden Shorts

Leiden Shorts film festival is back to fill cinema screens with short films filled with meaning. You can find visit their film sessions at Kijkhuis and events all around Leiden from 9–12 June 2022! The short films can be visited in thematic ‘sessions’. For example, there is a session about the ups and downs of...

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15 June to 19 May

Arab Film Festival Rotterdam

After two years of absence, the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam is back in LantarenVenster! From comedy to drama and from road movie to biopic, the Arab Film Festival takes you on a cinematic journey through the cultural, political, social and artistic alleys of the Arab world in more than thirty films. Through films, conversations with...

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16 June

Now in Cinemas: Futur Drei

Parvis, a young German from Iranian descent, meets asylum-seekers Amon and his sister Banafshe. Parvis and Amon fall in love, but Amon and Banafshe’s deportation is hanging over their head. Vibrant and tender love story and immigrant tale, about people looking for a place to belong. Parvis is a gay twenty-something German of Iranian descent....

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30 June

Now in Cinemas: A Thousand Fires

Thein Shwe and Htwe Tin work their small oil well in the Myanmarese countryside. They dream of helping their son to an education, but he wants to pursue a football career. Tender, atmospheric documentary about a tough life lived with dignity and optimism, and about village life in beautiful Myanmar. ‘My love for my family...

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14 July

Now in Cinemas: Las consecuencias

40-year-old Fabiola, her father César and her teenage daughter Gabi hold each other captive in a web of love, family ties and secrets new and old. Beautifully understated, intuitive feature film, subtly but poignantly addressing trauma and sexual abuse. Fabiola (Juana Acosta) is traumatized by a scuba diving accident during which her husband was killed....

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14 July to 14 July

Now in Cinemas: Mass

Years after an unspeakable tragedy involving their children, two sets of parents meet to talk. In the face of enormous grief and anger, is it still possible to find understanding, even forgiveness? Gripping drama with incredible performances by Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs and Reed Birney. In a sparsely furnished room in an Episcopalian...

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14 July

Now in Cinemas: 107 Mothers

In a Ukrainian women’s prison, inmate Lesya has just given birth to a son. Warden Iryna is concerned that he’ll be placed in an orphanage we he is 3, unless Lesya gets parole or finds an alternative home. Feature film with a documentary feel and a beautiful serene quality. Lesya is serving seven years in...

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