In Louis Hartlooper and Springhaver you can see the best foreign language films with English subtitles at our monthly screenings: Language no problem. This means that people who don’t understand Dutch can now also enjoy a French, Dutch, Italian or Danish production. The selection for this programme is not random. We will always choose a film we feel is a must-see for everyone. For example, in October we showed the opening picture of the Netherlands Film Festival for 2018: Niemand in de stad (No one in the city) by Michiel van Erp. In November we showed a big favourite from the Cannes Film Festival: Girl by Lukas Dhont. As always films from Britain or the US will still be shown in their original language with Dutch subtitles.
Shoplifters | Hirokazu Koreeda
Japanese drama by acclaimed director Hirokazu Koreedo. Osamu and his son return from one of their regular shoplifting sprees and meet a lost little girl outside in the cold. When it turns out she has run away from home, Osama decides to take her home with him where she is welcomed by his family. They live a happy life despite their limited resources, having to resort to stealing in order to get by. An unexpected turn exposes hidden secrets, severely straining familial bonds. Winner of the Palme d’Or 2018, the grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuarón's first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival 2018 and 2 Golden Globes for: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director. Nominated for 7 BAFTA's.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki's Capharnaüm ("Chaos") tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The movie follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom. Capharnaüm was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own.
In order to make our programme accessible to non Dutch speakers we are currently working on an English version of our website. We expect to launch at the end of 2018. Until then you can use this page for the most relevant and up-to-date information. Please send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Louis Hartlooper Complex The Louis Hartlooper Complex is a lively cultural venue in Utrecht’s city center’s former police station. It is known for a diverse and distinctive selection of films, a variety of events and festivals, a pleasant ambiance and an outside seating area to catch those last few rays of sunshine. Before or after a film you can enjoy an organically sourced meal or a drink. The characteristic design from the Amsterdam School of architecture makes Louis Hartlooper Complex one of Utrecht’s iconic landmarks.
Address and contact information LHC Tolsteegbrug 1 3511 ZN Utrecht +31 (0)30 232 04 50