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Movies that Matter Festival 2019

See films that make you think, meet interesting people from all corners of the world and discuss current topics at the Movies that Matter Festival. From 22 - 30 March 2019, we will screen seventy documentaries and fiction films about peace and justice to Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui. We combine our film screenings with Q&As, introductions or discussions on related topics. But there’s more: each day there are performances by bands and DJs. You can also visit expositions, watch VR films, enjoy good food and lots more.

For film fanatics we made an interesting selection of the programme. See below.

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#MtMF19 masterclass with Sam de Jong

Goldie is the colourful opening film of the Movies that Matter Festival 2019 by Sam de Jong (Prins). The film is about Goldie, the headstrong, feisty teenager who fights te keep her sisters with her after their mother has been arrested. Sprinkled with a healthy dose of glamour, this film shows the stark reality of a girl who has few options, and yet still seems to have near-infinite power, bravura and persistence.

After the screening of Goldie on Saturday 23 March, Sam de Jong (director of the movie) will host a free masterclass. We will talk about his experience and career pad. What did his road to succes in the Netherlands look like? And what is it like to direct a movie for FOX in the US compared to the Netherlands? During the masterclass you get the chance to ask Sam de Jong all your (cheeky) questions!

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Shorts that Matter

Together with the Go Short Festival we selected a short film programme. You'll see the following films:

  • The Christmas Gift (Bogdan Muresanu)
  • Down There (Zhengfan Yang)
  • Heavy Pen (Pamela Kalkman and Bowie Verschuuren)
  • Prisoner of Society (Rati Tsiteladze)
  • Untravel (Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak Jr.)

After the screening, students of Leiden University host an aftertalk with director Pamela Kalkman. A combiticket gives you access to all shorts.

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Leto is a punky biopic about the underground music scene in Leningrad just before Perestroika, based on the early years of pop icon Viktor Tsoï and his legendary band Kino.

Due to absurd and perhaps politically charged allegations of fraud, acclaimed film director Kirill Serebrennikov was placed under house arrest at the end of filming Leto. He was still able to finish the editing at home.

VR Cinema

During the festival we screen 5 free VR films in Filmhuis Den Haag:

  • Accused no. 2: Walter Sisulu (Nicolas Champeaux)
  • Ashe '68 (Brad Lichtenstein, Rex Miller en Jeff Fitzsimmons)
  • Ghost Fleet (VR) (Lucas Gath en Shannon Service)
  • Isle of the Dead (Benjamin Nuel)
  • My Drowning Island (Robert Fox)

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