Go Dutch - Galway Film Fleadh to screen films from The Netherlands

Mon, Jul 06, 2015


THE NETHERLANDS may not get the same attention when it comes to cinema as do France, Germany, Britain, or Sweden, yet the kingdom enjoys one of Europe's richest and most storied cinematic histories.

From European art-house classics like The Vanishing and celebrated documentaries from Herman van der Horst, to Hollywood success for directors like Paul Verhoeven (Robo Cop, Basic Instinct) and actors such as Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Holland has a proud legacy, while today, it is a hub of international film production, its spokes reaching out to Buenos Aires just as easily as they do to Brussels or Paris, as well as a nation that continues to produce home grown, quality cinema.

That quality will be on display at the Galway Film Fleadh - which opens tomorrow - with the festival's Focus On The Netherlands, a strand of Dutch movies and documentaries, which will be screened in the Cinemobile, outside the Town Hall Theatre. Movies to look forward to include Admiral, an epic, sea-faring adventure from the golden age of Dutch history (Sunday July 12, 4.30pm):


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