Films by Country

The Netherlands

Animation Now 2013

Diversity is always one of the aims we embrace in the process of putting our annual Animation Now programme together.

Die Welt

Alex Pitstra

This laid-back and funny drama reveals a sharp picture of westernised Tunisian youth adrift in the aftermath of the Jasmine Revolution. “Die Welt manages to blend fiction and nonfiction with seamless grace.” — Slant


Amat Escalante

Mexican Amat Escalante’s controversial, terrifying picture of innocents drawn into an inferno of drug-gang violence won him the Best Director laurel at Cannes. “Winningly provocative and always compelling.” — Time Out

Monsoon Shootout

Amit Kumar

Direct from the Midnight Movie slot at Cannes. “Juggling three versions of the same scenario à la Run Lola Run... a racy mash-up of Tarantino-esque ultra-violence and gritty but hip contemporary Mumbai actioners.” — Variety

Post Tenebras Lux

Carlos Reygadas

A visually ravishing, palpably sensual autobiographical feature from Mexican director Carlos Reygadas (Japon, Silent Light), winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes in 2012. “A perverse, dreamlike masterpiece.” —

The Successor of Kakiemon

Suzanne Raes

This beautifully observed account of life and work within a legendary dynasty of Japanese ceramicists is the latest documentary from Dutch filmmaker and former NZIFF guest Suzanne Raes.