Festival Programme

Films by Strand

Portrait of an Artist

One of the world’s greatest film directors, the famous painter Vermeer, a celebrated shoemaker and the designers of some of the most iconic album covers in rock history feature among this eclectic collection of seven films which bring artists into the frame.

See also Grant Sheehan: Light, Ghosts & Dreams, Red Mole: A Romance

Close to Vermeer

Suzanne Raes

This behind-the-scenes documentary follows the curators at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam as they put together the largest Vermeer exhibition ever attempted and discover what makes a Vermeer, truly a Vermeer.

Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams

Luca Guadagnino

There are shoemakers, and then there's Salvatore Ferragamo—whose glittering life is explored in this affectionate, glam-packed documentary film by award-winning Italian director Luca Guadagnino.