- review of Loving Vincent from David Swatling
- our highlights (low brow and high brow) from the new cinema releases hitting Amsterdam this month (19-26 Oct releases)
- special screenings: the latest Cine Expat edition
- YouTube, Soundcloud & TV versions, or see text script below …
- for links see our Pinterest board below.
AFS NEW CINEMA RELEASES
“Here’s the Amsterdam Film Show’s highlights from the film releases in the Netherlands, this month.”
FROM 19 OCTOBER …
Daphne | COMEDY DRAMA | Dir. Peter Mackie Burns | Emily Beecham | Screening @ Cinecenter at least
A hard-living junior chef in London, Daphne scuffs her way around the city resisting any meaningful connections for all she’s worth. But can she keep on living that way?
@cathycentral: “Think Frances Ha set in Lambeth. As a Londoner, the film looks much like my old life and friends. I do miss home, and my friends, but I won’t be going back to that, maybe I will just watch this instead.”
Here’s a little taster …
also from 19 Oct
The Glass Castle | DRAMA| Dir-screenwriter: Destin Daniel Cretton | Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts etc | A girl grows out of her poor, nomad upbringing.
FROM 26 OCTOBER …
Loving Vincent | Director-Screenwriters: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Screening @ Rialto, EYE filmmuseum, Pathé chain,
The story of Vincent van Gogh but this time told in ‘oil paint’ animation, bringing his famous art to life.
Here’s a little taster …
+ David Swatling tells AFS what he though of it (see video/audio)
also from 26 Oct
The Mountain Between Us | ROMANCE-THRILLER| Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star as two strangers stuck on a remote mountain range and somehow it all turns romantic …
@cathycentral says “good for a laugh?”
Thor: Ragnarok | Dir. Taika Waititi | the usual cast plus … Benedict Cumberbatch.
@cathycentral says “Thor has never yet disappointed me for a bit of fun entertainiment. But there’s a first time for everything.”
FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
“Film festivals and our picks of the special screenings this month”
CINE EXPAT @ CINECENTER
Thurs 26 Oct 21:00| Le Fidèle + EN subs
AKA Racer and the Jailbird. Matthias Schoenaerts plays a Brussels gangster Gigi who falls in love with rich racing driver, ‘Bibi’ but his next robbery just might ruin everything. Just maybe. Directed by Oscar-nominated Michael R. Roskam.
+ Drinks with the host before the film
We plan to produce the AFS in audio format as well from now on, as well the YouTube and local TV (Salto) versions. Eventually we’ll also share it on local radio too. We are also seeing how it feels in a monthly format. Let us know what you think, and if you want to contribute, please also get in touch.