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Were you incredibly moved by that one last film scene? Pleasantly surprised to be able to tap the director on the shoulder after the Q&A? Or was it your friend’s dance moves that really left ...
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Open air programme WCA2017

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 ...
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Go Cuba: third round of projects selected

This week the filmprojects to be considered for financial support as part of the Go Cuba! programme were announced. As many as 52 projects were submitted, from which nine have been selected.


Go Cuba!, which started ...
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The Salesman wint Oscar Beste Buitenlandse Film

Fantastisch nieuws! The Salesman heeft tijdens The Academy Awards de Oscar voor Beste Buitenlandse Film gewonnen! The Salesman was afgelopen zomer de openingsfilm van het World Cinema Amsterdam festival en tevens winnaar van WCA Audience ...
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Photo report: World Cinema Award Ceremony & Party

Yesterday evening (Saturday August 27) we closed yet another amazing edition of World Cinema Amsterdam with a full-house screening of Pablo Larraín's new film Neruda. The Jury Award went to Brazilian film Aquarius by Kleber ...
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Winnaars 7de editie World Cinema Amsterdam: jury koos Aquarius, publiek ging voor The Salesman

Gisteravond zijn in het Amsterdamse filmtheater Rialto op de slotavond van de 7de editie van World Cinema Amsterdam de winnaars van de Jury en Audience Award bekendgemaakt. De Braziliaanse film Aquarius van Kleber Mendonça Filho ...
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Final Top 5 Audience Award. Winner: The Salesman

The film took the first position of the poll since the very first screening of this year's edition. The Salesman by Asghar Farhadi - the festival's opening film - has won the World Cinema Audience Award ...
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World Cinema People: Neruda

It is 1948. Right-wing Gabriel González Videla is elected president with the support of the communists, among whom is Pablo Neruda. However, Videla can’t stand communists; internationally renowned Neruda in particular raises his ire. Police ...
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World Cinema People: Ten Years

It’s been almost 20 years since authority over Hong Kong passed from Britain to China. China promised not to interfere with Hong Kong’s liberal way of life, though eventually that’s exactly what the Chinese authorities ...
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Interview: Mohammed Ben Attia (Hedi)

Hedi is het prijswinnende speelfilmdebuut van de Tunesische Mohammed Ben Attia. Het verhaal draait om de vijfentwintigjarige Hedi (Madj Mastoura), die nog onder de plak van zijn moeder leeft. Ze stippelt alles voor hem uit, ...
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World Cinema People: Go Cuba! Programme 1

On Friday August 26, Rialto Film Theater and World Cinema Amsterdam presented the first crop of films completed with the support of the GO CUBA! initiative. It was a fantastic evening with a great international audience ...
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World Cinema People: The Salesman

The Salesman is one of the audience's favourites on the festival. The Iranian director Asghar Farhadi demonstrates his filmmaking prowess and combines realism with suspense a la Hitchcock to present a remarkable picture of contemporary ...
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