American Jail

American Jail (2018): “Homosexuality saved my life” An Interview With Director Roger Ross Williams

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. Compelled by the death of his childhood friend, Academy Award-winning film director Roger Ross Williams discusses in his provocative and personal film the forces that run the sprawling prison system of the United States.

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale (1993): “..my father…who had to watch how the streets of the Bijlmer threaten to harden me..”

Kiddo Cee: “A Bronx Tale (1993) is a classic from the nineties with not only the umpteenth star role of my favorite actor Robert DeNiro but also his directing debut. . .

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale (1993): “..mijn vader…die oogluikend moest toezien hoe de straten van de Bijlmer mij dreigden te verharden..”

Kiddo Cee: “A Bronx Tale (1993) is een klassieker uit de jaren negentig met niet alleen de zoveelste glansrol van mijn favoriete acteur Robert DeNiro maar ook zijn regiedebuut. . .

Sir

Film Review + short interview: Sir (2018); Director: Rohena Gera.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. Such a touching eyeopener! Sir (2018) entails a social-cultural topic; that of segregation and class difference, but most importantly that of a particular kind of love that crosses boundaries.

Sir

Film Recensie + kort interview: Sir (2018); Regisseur: Rohena Gera.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. Wat een ontroerende ‘eyeopener’! Sir (2018) behandelt een een sociaal-cultureel onderwerp; die van segregatie en klasseverschil, maar nog belangrijker dat van een bepaald soort liefde dat grenzen overschrijdt. . .

Las Herederas

Las Herederas (2018): “..we might think that we are all connected, but we often aren’t..”

“Las Herederas | The Heiresses (2018) was such a cool film. It was the first Paraguayan film that I have ever seen. I accidentally ended up here at World Cinema Amsterdam. I wasn’t even aware that this festival was going on. . .

World Cinema Amsterdam

World Cinema Amsterdam: “..I believe that these films can be a reflection..”

“I definitely want to see one of the films at World Cinema Amsterdam. I don’t know which yet. . .

In the mood for Love

In the mood for Love (2000): “..it’s all about the beauty of restraint..”

“If there is a film that inspired my own film Sir (2018) that would be In the Mood for Love (2000) by Kar-Wai Wong. I love that film a lot. . .

The Wolves of the East

The Wolves of the East | Higashi no Ohkami (2018): “.. I could really empathize .. not that I have ever hunted..”

“What a beautiful film. I really thought The Wolves of the East | Higashi no Ohkami (2018) was a beautiful film. The story of the film made me think of Akira Kurosawa’s film Dersu Uzala. . .

AdoleCe

AdoleCe (2018): “..The biggest comparison is how my parents disciplined me a lot..”

AdoleCe (2018) is the first film that I saw at this festival and I thought it was a great film. In the beginning, I had to get used to the film and discover its theme. . .

Ultimos Dias en La Habana

Ultimos Dias en La Habana (2016): “..The subject is very touching it made a bit quiet..”

“I can definitely connect with Ultimos Dias en La Habana (2016), because I have been to Havana, Cuba last year and we enjoyed our stay it was super fun. . .

3 Faces

World Cinema Amsterdam, 3 Faces | Se rokh (2018) “..what’s real and when is it a staged scene?..”

“I thought 3 Faces (2018) was a good film. I do have to admit that I thought it was a documentary film because it seemed conveyed to me in that way by someone else, but it is a beautiful fiction film. The movie is about an actress (Behnaz Jafari) who is shocked by a video of a young girl who says that she also wants to become an actress, but her family prevents her. . .