During the year, many films that premiered at IDFA get released theatrically in the Netherlands. The films listed below can now be streamed online at Picl (from The Netherlands only).
Seven colorful centenarians give us a glimpse into their lives today and their rich pasts. All are still very active, even though the clock is ticking, bodies sometimes fail to cooperate, the loss of loved ones is painful, and some worry about the world’s future. Heddy Honigmann visits these very old citizens of the world and asks them about life. Including an interview with Heddy Honigmann by Alex de Ronde (Deaf Child).
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Daylight only occasionally seeps into the Roaring 20s, a dive bar on the outskirts of Las Vegas. For many regulars this bar serves as their second living room, but for Michael, a washed-up actor who sweeps the bar after closing hours, it's his sole refuge. From tomorrow on, this will all be gone. Roaring 20s closes its doors for good, and brothers Bill and Turner Ross record the final 24 hours of its existence. In this tribute to the American dive bar the filmmakers employ the stylistic characteristics of cinéma vérité to depict a phenomenon that transcends time, place, and reality.
Celebrated Russian director Victor Kossakovsky has been a vegetarian since his early youth. Gunda marks the fulfilment of his long-held wish to make a film about pigs. His clear intention is to engender empathy and respect for animals, without commentary and without resorting to sentimental music.
Here We Move Here We Groove
As a young refugee from former Yugoslavia, Soko organized dance nights that quickly became a hit in European cities: combining the Berlin punk mentality with the energetic music of his native country. In this both musical and socially engaged story about building bridges with music, an Afghan boy raps to Palestinian beats and a Greek woman sings about what it’s like to be an immigrant.
Through the eyes of its stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, three dogs—Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartal—embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life.