Van Warmerdam’s eight feature film is compared to the enigmatic unease in the dramas of Michael Haneke and Bunuel’s satires on the middle classes.
As a socially desirable phenomenon, laughter is the paragon of happiness. But what if that laugh cannot be sustained?
What is it that makes people get out of bed day in, day out for over a century? This is the question documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann asks seven quirky centenarians in her new film '100UP'.
Whereas Verhoeven often uses satire and hyperbole, Van Warmerdam is the king of absurdism and understatement.
Many a filmmaker has been inspired by Vermeer's work. A story about the impossible love between master and maid.
The Dutch documentary maker made a portrait of her Jewish mother, who has not left the house for about three decades due to phobias.
In her documentary My Rembrandt, Oeke Hoogendijk portrays the owners of a painting by the Dutch Old Master. She orchestrates their story into a thrilling detective about the hunt for an unknown Rembrandt.
Throughout the history of film, the Dutch painter was given many identities.
Sarah Vos follows how under new directorship, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is wrestling with a more diverse and inclusive trajectory.
Realism, surrealism and the absurd compete for priority in the Emma De Swaef’s and Marc James Roels’ stop–motion film This Magnificent Cake!
The '12 Years a Slave' director shows us what the Second World War sounded like in the Dutch capital.
'Close', 'The Eight Mountains' and 'Tori et Lokita' capture the ineffable in images.
Kauwboy, directed by the Dutch Boudewijn Koole, was, with its sensory imagery and raw sense of reality, voted the best European debut during the European Film Awards in 2012 and in that same year Nono, the Zigzag Kid, directed by the Flemi...
Following Bullhead (Rundskop) (2011) and The Drop (2014), Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2017) is Michael Roskam’s third feature film and is similarly set in a criminal milieu. Roskam uses this world as an arena to link together parad...
The impossibility of knowing another person is at the very heart of the work of this Polish-Dutch film-maker. She swapped the depressing, repressive climate of her homeland in 1987 for the freer, capitalist Netherlands. She started at the b...
Heddy Honigmann transforms silent monuments into speaking stones whose expressive power is universal. This is an art in which she has no equal, and one that has won her many awards as a maker of documentary films. The faces that Honigmann p...
On 17 May 2007, the eve of the twenty-seventh anniversary of the death of the Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, Control, the first film by the Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn, had its premiere in Cannes. Control, which opened the ‘Quinzaine ...