Something Useful

Film Review: Something Useful | Ise yarar bir sey (2017); Director: Pelin Esmer.

A touching film with a poetic and philosophical feel! Something Useful | Ise yarar bir sey (2017) is about the lyrical revelation of people’s motives, but also about coincidence. Why do people do certain things when they normally wouldn’t want to do it. Or rather be doing something else. . .

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

Film Review: The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2018); Director: Muayad Alayan.

Such a tragic, but interesting drama film! The Reports on Sarah and Saleem | Al-Taqareer Hawl Sarah wa Saleem (2018) is a great example of how something so simple as an affair can politically grow out of proportion. Eventually, it becomes the mission to prove who is wrong and who is right but also to distinguish the bad from the good. . .

Five Fingers for Marseilles

Film Review: Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017); Director: Michael Matthews.

What a captivating and exciting film! Five Fingers for Marseilles | Menoana e Mehlano ea Marseilles (2017) entails historic topics such as segregation and oppression, but also the mythical themes of the fight for freedom and to redeem oneself. . .

Frida

11th Humans of Film Amsterdam column story in ‘De Film Krant’: Frida (2002).

“Mexico is mijn favoriete plek op aarde! Nadat ik de film Frida (2002) zag, nam mijn vriendje me mee naar Mexico-Stad. Daar staat nog altijd het ‘Casa. . .

Blow

10th Humans of Film Amsterdam column story in ‘De Film Krant’: Blow (2001).

“Mijn favoriete film is Blow (2001). Die gaat over de beroemde drugsdealer George Jung. Hij begon, ‘como se diche?’, hoe zeg je dat? Hij begon met het. . .

Enter the Void

Enter the Void (2009): “..The film makes me think of my dreams and they’re pretty psychedelic..”

I’m painting the view in front of me, but the film that speaks to me most is Enter the Void (2009) by Gaspar Noé with Paz de la Huerta & Nathaniel Brown. . .

Sense 8

Sense 8 (2015): “..by pulling everyone I love and know closer to me..”

“I recently saw the last episode of the Netflix series Sense 8 (2015) created by the Wachowski sisters. Most people probably know it already, but. . .

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge (2016): “..but what would I do if war comes to us?..”

“We recently saw Hacksaw Ridge (2016) directed by Mel Gibson. We are into watching historical war movies because they make us realize that we live in. . .

Oriented

Experiencing a Festival’s ‘Taste’ in Film Selection and Organization: Oriented (2015) | Mondial 2010 (2013).

Oriented (2015): On Wednesday, the ninth of December 2016, Amsterdam’s newest film festival addition finally launched. International Queer & Migrant film. . .

The End of the F***ing World

The End of the F***ing World (2017): “..I also had some difficulties growing up, but it was never..”

“The TV series The End of the F***ing World (2017) made a huge impression on me. The series is about James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden). He. . .

Documentary about Amsterdam

Documentary about Amsterdam: “..my grandparents…came straight from the Netherlands..”

“I would definitely like to see a documentary about Amsterdam. There’s an interesting history connected to this city. Back when it first came into. . .

strikingly green crate

“..strikingly green crate decorated with flowers, because I couldn’t find my bike..”

I once bought my bike with this strikingly green crate decorated with flowers, because I couldn’t find my bike at Amsterdam central station. I searched. . .