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.


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. . .

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 (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. . .

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. . .

World Cinema Amsterdam

Humans of Film Amsterdam & World Cinema Amsterdam Festival 2018.

I have fantastic news to announce. This year Humans of Film Amsterdam will collaborate with World Cinema Amsterdam Festival. Which takes place from the 16th till the 25th of August. You can visit the festival at the Rialto and De Balie theatres in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. . .


World Cinema Amsterdam, Sir (2018): “..The submissiveness and saying ‘yes sir’ to everything..”

“I love Sir (2018) by Rohena Gera and I just came back from India three weeks ago. It was my first time and I went with my girlfriend who had been there already. She has a Surinamese background but she is of East-Indian decent so her roots, far away in history are originally based in India. . .

Girls Always Happy

Film Review: Girls Always Happy | Rou qing shi (2018); Director: Yang Mingming.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ – 3/5. Incredibly intimate and yet astonishingly full of arguing. Girls Always Happy | Rou qing shi (2018) is the story of a mother and her daughter who endure because of their super close relationship happy times mixed with a lot of arguing that stems from their fears and desperations. . .

Something Useful

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

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ – 3/5. 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. . .

Something Useful

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

Beoordeling: ⭐⭐⭐ – 3/5. Een ontroerende film met een poëtisch en filosofisch gevoel! Something Useful | Ise yarar bir sey (2017) gaat over de lyrische openbaring van de motieven van mensen, maar ook over toeval. Waarom doen mensen bepaalde dingen wanneer ze dat normaal niet zouden willen doen? Of liever zelfs iets anders zouden willen doen.