Special Screenings

 

World Cinema Amsterdam presents a lot of amazing films in the Competition programme and also as part of the Open Air screenings. But there are many other beautiful films that the festival would like to make available for its audience, which World Cinema does through the Special Screenings section.

 

This part of the programme is divided into two sub-sections: World Cinema Premières and World Cinema Specials. Under the latter, World Cinema Amsterdam will showcase a selection of the first completed Cuban films made with the support of the GO CUBA! project.

 





  • Belleza


    Unfortunately the screening of this film has been canceled.

    Each year, two girls meet in the city of Gibara. It’s...



  • Casa de la noche


    Nocturnal Havana, a city rooted in the souls of its inhabitants. Director Marcel Beltrán offers a utopian vision, inspired...



  • Desde allá


    In his film debut, Venezuelan writer-director Lorenzo Vigas uses sparse dialogue to paint a poignant, nuanced picture of a...



  • La costurera


    The grandmother of 8-year-old Laurita tells wonderful stories at bedtime about a world of rag dolls where she is...



  • La singular historia de Juan sin nada


    “The Strange Story of John Without Anything” is the literally translated title of Ricardo Figueredo Oliva’s critical and ironic...



  • La tierra y la sombra


    Colombian director Cesar Augusto Acevedo’s stunning and acclaimed debut tells the familiar story of the man-in-the-street. In this case,...



  • Luxemburgo


    Last year, director Fabián Suárez was present as a guest of World Cinema Amsterdam to mark the world premiere...



  • Magallanes


    In the 1980s and 1990s Peru was torn apart by an extremely bloody civil war between Maoist Shining Path...



  • Oculta


    Teen pregnancy is a common occurrence in Cuba, especially in rural areas. Director Jessica Franca shows the implications for...



  • Son du Serpent


    Experimental dance film in which an African man feverishly searches for his missing wife. Gradually the film turns into...



  • Ten Years


    It’s been almost 20 years since authority over Hong Kong passed from Britain to China. China promised not to...



  • The Formula


    Iranian-Dutch multimedia artist Sevdaliza ignores the borders between different artistic disciplines. Fusing story, music and picture in typical Sevdaliza...



  • Welcome to the Smiling Coast


    Over the past years, The Gambia has become a popular holiday destination for European tourists. Africa’s Costa del Sol,...



  • Where is Kurdistan?


    As in his previous film Angelus Novus, Afghan-Dutch director Aboozar Amini’s new short depicts the plight of displaced persons....