Open air programme Vondelpark complete

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Proudly we announce our open air programme. Cuban film Esteban, Newton from India and Egyptian film Mawlana are selected for the World Cinema Amsterdam open air programme 2017. These films will be shown on August 12, 18 and 19 in the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre and from August 23 – 26 at Marie Heinekenplein.

 

Esteban

Esteban

Jonal Cosculluela | Cuba | 2016 | 90′ | Spanish spoken | English subtitled

The determination of achieving your dreams, viewed from the universe of a 9 year old boy, Esteban, who lives alone with his mother and wants to become a pianist, is the thread of this plot, which reflects the harsh side of the current situation in Cuba.


Screenings

August 12: Vondelpark Openluchttheater
August 23-26: Marie Heinekenplein


Newton

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Amit V Masurkar | India | 2017 | 104’| Hindi spoken | English subtitled

India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election. With more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. Newton is an idealistic young office clerk volunteering to be a poll worker. He’s keen to put his energy to good use and help his country. When he is presented with an opportunity to head up a dangerous polling station in the deepest jungle, which has been besieged by communist troops for decades, Newton eagerly jumps at the opportunity to prove his mettle.

Screenings
August 18: Vondelpark Openluchttheater
August 23-26: Marie Heinekenplein


Mawlana (The Preacher)

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Magdy Ahmed Ali | Egypt | 2016 | 130′ | Arabic spoken | English subtitled

Sheikh Hatem (Amr Saad) stands out in a society influenced by fundamentalist views. From leading the prayers at a government mosque to becoming a popular TV celebrity issuing fatwas that deviate from the traditional religious rhetoric, he has amassed millions of fans. His responses on TV reveal a witty and eloquent person against a backdrop of darkness, where power struggles rage.

Screenings
August 19: Vondelpark Openluchttheater
August 23-26: Marie Heinekenplein

 

Film starts once the sun has set, around 21.30 uur. Free admission, donation appreciated.