Het Ketelhuis

    See the overview of screenings at Het Ketelhuis.

    Sat 23 November

    11:00

    Varda by Agnès

    • Agnès Varda
    • 2019
    • 115 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
    • 11:00 - 13:15
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    For the very last time, photographer, film director and installation artist Agnès Varda (1928-2019) looks back on her life and career, using scenes from her own rich body of work to shed light on her artistic vision and ideas.

    14:00

    Tiny Souls

    • Dina Naser
    • 2019
    • 86 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
    • 14:00 - 15:46
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    The camera follows three Syrian children over the course of four years in a refugee camp in Jordan. Despite traumatic memories and primitive living conditions, they remain resilient and high-spirited.

    16:30

    The Cordillera of Dreams

    • Patricio Guzmán
    • 2019
    • 85 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
    • 16:30 - 18:15
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    In Chile, the peaks of the Andes are never far away—the mountain chain (cordillera) is the country’s rocky spine. The impassive, timeless landscape forms a moving contrast to the nation’s turbulent political history.

    19:00

    King of the Cruise

    • Sophie Dros
    • 2019
    • 74 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
    • 19:00 - 20:34
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    During his vacation on a luxury cruise ship, the wealthy Scottish-American baron Ronald Reisinger is a striking and popular guest. Behind his sophisticated stories and decadent riches, however, hides a lonely man who is yearning for love.

    21:15

    All Against All

    • Luuk Bouwman
    • 2019
    • 103 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
    • 21:15 - 23:18
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    A rich historical documentary about the rise of fascism in the Netherlands. Initially fragmented, the struggle for power between fascist movements was eventually won by the radical, populist and anti-Semitic NSB, the Dutch Nazi party.

    Sun 24 November

    10:30

    Girl alone

    • Javier Ávila
    • 2019
    • 92 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
    • 10:30 - 12:22
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    Nineteen-year-old Cintia is dead, murdered in her own home by a relative. Captured in images that resemble still lifes, her sister and mother explain how their lives have also been marked by violent relationships and Mexican macho culture.

    13:30

    Objector

    • Molly Stuart
    • 2019
    • 75 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
    • 13:30 - 15:05
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    Like most young adults in Israel, Atalya is required to join the army. She refuses, though, because there’s no way she’s going to participate in the oppression of Palestinians. We watch closely as she grows into a staunch human rights activist.

    16:00

    L.A. Tea Time

    • Sophie Bédard Marcotte
    • 2019
    • 82 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
    • 16:00 - 17:42
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    Two Canadian filmmakers travel to Los Angeles to have tea with multitalented director and artist Miranda July. A quest for a framework in life undertaken with imagination and humor, with Chantal Akerman as spiritual and cinematic guide.

    18:30
    21:00

    Mon 25 November

    19:00

    Punks

    • Maasja Ooms
    • 2019
    • 90 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
    • 19:00 - 20:50
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    An intimate and sincere portrait of problem teenagers who are placed under temporary supervision. The challenging conversations with a counselor are meant to lead to a better life, but their past won’t leave them alone.

    21:30

    They Call Me Babu

    • Sandra Beerends
    • 2019
    • 78 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
    • 21:30 - 23:08
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    Alima worked as a nanny in the former Dutch colony of Indonesia. Her story plays out against the backdrop of World War II and the struggle for independence, and is complemented by unique footage from various archives.

    Tue 26 November

    19:00

    Once the Dust Settles

    • John Appel
    • 2019
    • 85 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
    • 19:00 - 20:30
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    Life was good in Amatrice (central Italy), Aleppo and Chernobyl until disaster struck. The survivors have resumed their lives, and now give sightseers guided tours of the devastation.

    21:15

    The Death of Antonio Sànchez Lomas

    • Ramon Gieling, Salvador Gieling
    • 2019
    • 86 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
    • 21:15 - 23:01
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    In the southern Spanish village of Frigiliana, time has not healed wounds from the era of Franco. Even now, the brutal murder of a villager in 1952 still deeply divides the community.

    Wed 27 November

    20:30

    My Rembrandt

    • Oeke Hoogendijk
    • 2019
    • 95 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Wed 27 November
    • 20:30 - 22:25
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Sold out

    What makes Rembrandt’s paintings technically so extraordinary, and why are different people so deeply affected by his oeuvre, or a specific work? Centuries after his death, his paintings are still a source of drama and gripping plot twists.

    Thu 28 November

    18:30

    Angels on Diamond Street

    • Petr Lom
    • 2019
    • 88 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Thu 28 November
    • 18:30 - 20:18
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    With a sympathetic eye, filmmaker Petr Lom follows life at the soup kitchen of the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. He records what happens when an undocumented Mexican family asks for sanctuary at the church.

    21:00

    Behind the Blood

    • Loretta van der Horst
    • 2019
    • 86 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Thu 28 November
    • 21:00 - 22:46
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a priest, a journalist and a hitman live with daily gang and police violence. A compelling portrait of three men in one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

    Fri 29 November

    18:30

    Hunting for Hedonia

    • Pernille Rose Grønkjær
    • 2019
    • 87 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Fri 29 November
    • 18:30 - 20:02
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    A fascinating look at deep brain stimulation and its history, effects, impact and ethical implications. From Robert Heath’s first controversial experiments in the 1960s and 1970s to modern-day applications.

    21:15

    Prison for Profit

    • Ilse van Velzen, Femke van Velzen
    • 2019
    • 83 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Fri 29 November
    • 21:15 - 22:58
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    Whistleblowers, former prisoners and an investigative journalist paint a shocking picture of South Africa’s first privatized prison. Profit maximization is the priority, with underpaid guards and violence against prisoners the inevitable outcome.

    Sat 30 November

    10:00

    I Love You I Miss You I Hope I See You Before I Die

    • Eva Marie Rødbro
    • 2019
    • 76 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sat 30 November
    • 10:00 - 11:21
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    A harsh and dreamy story of a young girl and her longing heart, set in the American West. Through Betty we experience a tight family clan where love and dependency go hand in hand.

    12:00

    Lessons of Love

    • Małgorzata Goliszewska, Katarzyna Mateja
    • 2019
    • 72 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sat 30 November
    • 12:00 - 13:17
    • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
    Tickets available

    Free-spirited Jola, after escaping from an abusive marriage finds herself thrust into a new romance at a latino dancing class. Will she embrace love for the first time in her life at the age of 69?

    14:15

    Kids & Docs: Jeugdvoorstelling

      Dear Darkness
      Our Island
      To the Moon and Back
      Renildo & Vanildo
      • event Created with Sketch. Sat 30 November
      • 14:15 - 15:42
      • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
      Tickets available

      Youth documentaries by talented makers, compiled in exciting programs. See Dear Darkness, Our Island, To the Moon and Back and Renildo & Vanildo. Dutch spoken or subtitled in Dutch.

      16:45

      Smog Town

      • Meng Han
      • 2019
      • 89 min
      • event Created with Sketch. Sat 30 November
      • 16:45 - 18:30
      • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
      Tickets available

      Langfang is one of the most air-polluted cities. There, the interests of the local environmental protection bureau, which is under political pressure, clash with those of industry. A case study on China’s fight against pollution.

      19:00

      Lost in Memories

      • Ruud Lenssen
      • 2019
      • 71 min
      • event Created with Sketch. Sat 30 November
      • 19:00 - 20:31
      • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
      Tickets available

      A moving and tender portrait of the parents of filmmaker Ruud Lenssen. His father Jac has vascular dementia, and his mother Ria is struggling in her role as caregiver. As the disease progresses, an inevitable decision draws ever closer.

      21:00

      Sun 1 December

      10:30

      Kids & Docs: Jeugdvoorstelling

        Our Island
        To the Moon and Back
        Renildo & Vanildo
        JovannaForFuture
        • event Created with Sketch. Sun 1 December
        • 10:30 - 12:22
        • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
        Tickets available

        Youth documentaries by talented makers, compiled in exciting programs. See Our Island, To the Moon and Back, Renildo & Vanildo and JovannaForFuture in Kids & Docs: jeugdvoorstelling. Dutch spoken or subtitled in Dutch.

        13:00

        Máxima

        • Claudia Sparrow
        • 2019
        • 88 min
        • event Created with Sketch. Sun 1 December
        • 13:00 - 14:33
        • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
        Tickets available

        A big goldmine in Peru wants to expand operations, and that would mean swallowing up the little plot of land belonging to Máxima. But she’s not about to go down without a fight. With impressive tenacity she battles it out against greed and corruption.

        15:30

        Sidik and the Panther

        • Reber Dosky
        • 2019
        • 83 min
        • event Created with Sketch. Sun 1 December
        • 15:30 - 16:58
        • Ketelhuis Zaal 1
        Tickets available

        If Sidik manages to spot a Persian leopard in his beloved mountains of Kurdish northern Iraq, the area can be declared a protected nature reserve. Will that finally bring peace? An ode to perseverance and peaceful patriotism.