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 3 programmes filled with Cuban films made with the support of the GO CUBA! project. After the screening of GO CUBA! programme 1 on Friday the 25th of August, there is a free cocktail for everybody with a valid ticket, sponsored by Cuba Travel Network.

 





  • Belleza


    Each year, two girls meet in the city of Gibara. It’s a place filled with good and happy memories....



  • Blessed Benefit


    Jordanian director Mahmoud al Massad once saw a friend land in prison for a foolish offense. When he visited...



  • El Hormiguero


    A quiet young woman is robbed in the slums of Havana where she lives. It’s not for the first...



  • El Pescador


    Tomas, a humble Cuban fisherman, is having a harsh winter at the open sea. For the sake of his family and...



  • El Proyecto


    “I return to the hallways inhabited by ghosts,” director Alejandro Alonso says in a whisper, meaning the hallways of...



  • El Último País


    A cathartic film, yet also a declaration of love for her native Cuba, pervaded by melancholy – with these...



  • Filmando en Cuba con Abbas Kiarostami


    In December 1986, Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, Cuban filmmakers Julio García Espinosa and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, and Argentinian...



  • Homage to Ousmane Sembene


    La Noire de...

    OUSMANE SEMBÈNE | SENEGAL | 1966 | 65' | FRENCH SPOKEN | ENGLISH SUBTITLES

    “An astonishing movie –...



  • Kedi


    Istanbul is a megacity in more than one way: millions of people live here, but the feline population is...



  • Knife in the Clear Water


    The quiet, heart-breaking story of loss and sacrifice in Chinese director Wang Xuebo’s directorial debut offers a rare glimpse...



  • Paco y Lucía


    Paco and Lucía are co-renting an apartment. Though they are quite different, they manage to live together in reasonable...



  • Sepultura Endurance


    With its merciless thrash and death metal the music produced by the Brazilian band Sepultura (Portuguese for “grave”) isn’t...



  • Shai


    The past determines who and what you will be as a person. Hip-hop dancer Shailesh Bahoran explores how the...



  • Un Instante


    Two women live across from each other in apartment blocks once built by a workers’ cooperative. They resemble women...