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  • First Man
  • Fahrenheit 11/9
  • Leaning into the wind
  • Todos Lo Saben
  • A Star is Born
  • McQueen
  • The Children Act
  • Maria by Callas
  • A Casa Tutti Bene
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Klanken van Oorsprong

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MovieCalendar

  • Sun 21 Oct 10:45 Maria by Callas Tickets
  • Maria by Callas
    For all screenings:
    A spellbinding amalgam of previously unseen photographs and performances, personal Super 8 films, private recordings, letters and behind-the-scenes archival footage, Tom Volf’s portrait of the world’s most popular opera singer confines itself solely to the words and thoughts of the divine Maria Callas. Born in New York, she moved to Athens before WWII, and—driven by a determined stage mother and her own ideas of what constituted perfection—rose to the top of the opera world while being hounded by paparazzi and tabloid scandals throughout the 1950s and 60s. Volf draws on diary entries, letters, and the like to create an unforgettable portrait of a woman unlike any other, someone who suffered for her art and knew her privileged place, but who also longed for the ‘normal’ things so many others have—family, domesticity, peace of mind.

    ‘Volf's documentary is above all an immense celebration of the legend, a great gift to music lovers all over the world… [His film] offers the viewer almost two hours in the company of a talented, fascinating, passionate and tragic woman.’—Vittoria Scarpa, Cineuropa
    Zaal 1
  • Sun 21 Oct 11:00 Constructing Albert (CFFF on tour) Tickets
  • Sun 21 Oct 11:00 A Star Is Born Tickets
  • A Star Is Born
    For all screenings:
    There must be something archetypal about the story of A Star Is Born, given that, previous to this glorious version, Hollywood has already made the film three times: in 1937 with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in the leading roles, then again in 1954 featuring Judy Garland and James Mason, and finally in 1976 starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson as the leads. Now Bradley Cooper (who also directs, with unexpected flare) and the amazing Lady Gaga have their turn, he as the ageing, alcoholic music star past his sell-by date and she as the young singer he discovers and falls in love with—only to see her surpass him and leave him in the (star)dust, heartbroken. Perhaps it may come as a surprise to some, but this is a deeply romantic and powerfully emotional tale, made doubly so by the two leads flawless performances. And Cooper keeps a firm hand on the controls of this timeless rock ‘n’ roll saga, mixing big moments of rapturous delight with intimate scenes of moving delicacy. The effect is nothing short of pure delight.

    ‘This outrageously watchable and colossally enjoyable new version [is] supercharged with dilithium crystals of pure melodrama... Lady Gaga mesmerizes… Sensationally good, [her] ability to be part ordinary person, part extraterrestrial celebrity empress functions at the highest level at all times.’—Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
    Zaal 4
  • Sun 21 Oct 13:30 Schumann’s Bar Talks (CFFF on Tour) Tickets
  • Sun 21 Oct 13:30 First Man Tickets
  • First Man
    For all screenings:
    Star Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle re-team after their triumphant La La Land for this exciting, visually amazing chronicle of NASA and astronaut Neil Armstrong's long struggle to make Armstrong the first person to walk on the moon. Covering an eight-year period that culminated on 20 July 1969, the momentous day when Armstrong set his foot down on the lunar surface, the film makes plain the personal sacrifices Armstrong had to make, and the well of courage he had to draw from, in order to see through what was a highly dangerous undertaking. Chazelle, Gosling, and writer Josh Singer are very aware that, in order for the mission to have succeeded, everything had to be perfect, and they have reflected that in the film's writing, direction and acting, all of which are perfect in almost every detail while managing to impart the sense of wonder and adventure that accompanied Armstrong’s historic journey.
    'Visually ravishing.. It is a movie packed with wonderful vehemence and rapture: it has a yearning to do justice to this existential adventure and to the head-spinning experience of looking back on Earth from another planet.. Gosling gives a performance of muscular intelligence and decency.. Chazelle tells Armstrong's story with certainty and verve.'— Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
    Zaal 1
  • Sun 21 Oct 14:00 Klanken van Oorsprong Tickets
  • Klanken van Oorsprong
    For all screenings:
    Director Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich (Buitenkampers, Contractpensions), in her new documentary Sounds of Origin, shows the stories of several artists with an Indo-Dutch background, who, together with more than 350,000 other Indonesian Dutch, were forced to return to their original homeland, the Netherlands, between 1945 and 1962. Once in the Netherlands, Indo-Dutch bands such as The Tielman Brothers and The Crazy Rockers immediately received a lot of support from the extremely enthusiastic Dutch youth, who had a big appetite for rock ‘n’ roll music. Indo-Dutch singers and songwriters such as Sandra Reemer, Liesbeth List, and Boudewijn de Groot also caused a furore. Anneke Grönloh along with Ruud and Riem de Wolff (The Blue Diamonds) even gained international fame, as did the brothers Eddie and Alex van Halen, who emigrated to the US.

    Although all these musicians are very different, they share many things in common: their experiences of war, their flights from Indonesia, and their struggles to start over again and adjust to life in a foreign country. And then there was the music, the most important outlet for them, and the thing they shared most of all. Sounds of Origin is a powerful mosaic of stories about survival in difficult circumstances, the origins of the people portrayed, and the search for identity, all interspersed with (swinging) music and never-before-seen archival material of both musical performances and the colonial era. Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich shows in a penetrating way how Indo-Dutch musicians managed to assimilate while maintaining a hint of nostalgia, and how, without knowing it, they brought about a change in the Dutch music landscape and beyond.
    Zaal 4
  • Sun 21 Oct 16:00 Ramen Heads (CFFF on tour) Tickets
  • Sun 21 Oct 16:00 Leaning into the wind Tickets
  • Leaning into the wind
    For all screenings:
    In 2001, Thomas Riedlesheimer’s documentary Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time became a surprise worldwide indie hit and brought the ‘land’ artist and his remarkable, ineffable, and often-ephemeral work to a broad audience. And now Riedelsheimer and Goldsworthy (along with soundtrack composer Fred Frith) have re-teamed for this stunning follow-up, a gorgeous look at the artist’s latest manipulations of Mother Earth that takes us to a tantalizingly diverse range of sites including San Francisco, Brazil, Gabon, Edinburgh, and rural corners of France and England. Whether he is ‘swimming’ through tree branches or creating a low, stone wall that serpentines through the countryside, Goldsworthy has the ability to make us see our world with fresh eyes, and Riedelsheimer’s glorious camerawork—frequently looking down upon the works from the ‘god’s-eye’ perspective provided by the use of drones—beautifully captures the transcendence inherent in Goldsworthy’s art.

    ‘Riedelsheimer is extraordinarily sensitive to the precarious impermanence of much of Goldsworthy’s work… And the camera captures it all—the churning motes of dust which, for a brief moment, turn a shaft of light into a solid entity; the pollen clouds that hang like smoke around a vigorously shaken tree… There is something almost pagan to the earth magic of Goldsworthy’s work; through his eyes we reconnect with an elemental quality in the world around us that, somewhere along the line, we lost the ability to see.’—Wendy Ide, Observer
    Ruimte X
  • Sun 21 Oct 16:15 The Children Act Tickets
  • The Children Act
    For all screenings:
    In one of the greatest roles of her great career, Emma Thompson stars as English High Court judge Fiona Maye, a woman who gives so much to her job adjudicating family law that her marriage is falling apart (Stanley Tucci plays her husband.) Her latest case calls on all her mental strength and empathy: a 17-year-old Jehovah’s Witness named Adam (Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead), suffering from leukaemia, has refused a life-saving blood transfusion for religious reasons, and it is up to Maye to decide the boy’s fate… Drawing on his own novel (as he did with On Chesil Beach), Ian McEwan has fashioned a wonderfully involving script, which a uniformly fine cast enacts with panache and intelligence. But it is Thompson—she’s in nearly every scene—who towers above the rest, giving a performance for director Richard Eyre’s camera that will remain in your memory for a long, long time.

    ‘A typically marvelous performance from Emma Thompson… Beautifully complex… The Children Act is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns…’—Peter Debruge, Variety
    Zaal 1
  • Sun 21 Oct 16:30 Fahrenheit 11/9 Tickets
  • Sun 21 Oct 19:15 Todos lo saben Tickets
  • Todos lo saben
    For all screenings:
    Real-life husband and wife Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz both shine in masterful director Asghar Farhadi’s (Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar-winner for A Separation) second film to be made outside his native Iran. Set in a Spanish village during one sunny summer, this taut, powerful drama has Laura (Cruz) returning to her native Spain from Argentina for her sister’s wedding. Having left her husband (Argentine star Ricardo Darin) at home, she has the time and space to reconnect with ex-lover and long-time family friend Paco (Bardem), a difficult fellow resented by Laura’s father for taking advantage of him in a land deal. And then, during the wedding, Laura’s teenaged daughter disappears; it soon becomes apparent that she has been kidnapped. This event opens a floodgate of revealed family secrets and recriminations leading to rancour and resentment that threaten to tear apart the families involved…

    ‘The outer threat, the inner wound and the mystery in between. These are the determinant factors in Asghar Farhadi’s intimately painful and powerfully acted kidnap drama crucially anchored by three heavyweight performances from Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darín… Such flair, such muscular confidence. And the performances themselves are so intelligent, mature and yet uninhibited. Farhadi’s storytelling has overpowering force.’--Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
    Zaal 3
  • Sun 21 Oct 19:15 A Star Is Born Tickets
  • A Star Is Born
    For all screenings:
    There must be something archetypal about the story of A Star Is Born, given that, previous to this glorious version, Hollywood has already made the film three times: in 1937 with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in the leading roles, then again in 1954 featuring Judy Garland and James Mason, and finally in 1976 starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson as the leads. Now Bradley Cooper (who also directs, with unexpected flare) and the amazing Lady Gaga have their turn, he as the ageing, alcoholic music star past his sell-by date and she as the young singer he discovers and falls in love with—only to see her surpass him and leave him in the (star)dust, heartbroken. Perhaps it may come as a surprise to some, but this is a deeply romantic and powerfully emotional tale, made doubly so by the two leads flawless performances. And Cooper keeps a firm hand on the controls of this timeless rock ‘n’ roll saga, mixing big moments of rapturous delight with intimate scenes of moving delicacy. The effect is nothing short of pure delight.

    ‘This outrageously watchable and colossally enjoyable new version [is] supercharged with dilithium crystals of pure melodrama... Lady Gaga mesmerizes… Sensationally good, [her] ability to be part ordinary person, part extraterrestrial celebrity empress functions at the highest level at all times.’—Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
    Zaal 4
  • Sun 21 Oct 19:30 First Man Tickets
  • First Man
    For all screenings:
    Star Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle re-team after their triumphant La La Land for this exciting, visually amazing chronicle of NASA and astronaut Neil Armstrong's long struggle to make Armstrong the first person to walk on the moon. Covering an eight-year period that culminated on 20 July 1969, the momentous day when Armstrong set his foot down on the lunar surface, the film makes plain the personal sacrifices Armstrong had to make, and the well of courage he had to draw from, in order to see through what was a highly dangerous undertaking. Chazelle, Gosling, and writer Josh Singer are very aware that, in order for the mission to have succeeded, everything had to be perfect, and they have reflected that in the film's writing, direction and acting, all of which are perfect in almost every detail while managing to impart the sense of wonder and adventure that accompanied Armstrong’s historic journey.
    'Visually ravishing.. It is a movie packed with wonderful vehemence and rapture: it has a yearning to do justice to this existential adventure and to the head-spinning experience of looking back on Earth from another planet.. Gosling gives a performance of muscular intelligence and decency.. Chazelle tells Armstrong's story with certainty and verve.'— Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
    Zaal 1
  • Sun 21 Oct 19:45 A casa tutti bene Tickets
  • A casa tutti bene
    For all screenings:
    After a stint in Hollywood where, among other films, he directed Will Smith in 7 Pounds and The Pursuit of Happyness, Gabriele Muccino returns to his home turf with this near-operatic drama chronicling a family reunion at a beautiful house on Italy’s volcanic island of Ischia. The sons, daughters, grandchildren and various other relatives of grandma Alba (the legendary Stefania Sandrelli) and grandpa Pietro (Ivano Marescotti) have come together to celebrate the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. When the weather forces them to stay on the island longer than expected, family member’ social façades begin to break down and what began as an idyllic gathering eventually turns into a secret-revealing psychological drama wherein the emotions expressed are—appropriately, given the setting—volcanic...

    ‘Spasmodic, visceral and exaggerated at times, aiming to sound out the complexity of the human soul and relationships—between unfinished lives, the pursuit of happiness, hypocrisy and compromise—via the family unit, a place we flee but always return to, where the people who should know us better than anybody don’t really know us at all…’—Vittoria Scarpa, Cineuropa
    Ruimte X
  • Events

    Thu Oct 18th, 7:30 pm
    Masterclass Film analyse

    Sun Oct 21th
    City Food & Film Festival

    Thu Oct 25th
    Ristobar’s game tasting menu

    Thu Oct 25th, 7:30 pm
    Masterclass Film analyse

  • Movies That Matter On Tour

    Cinecitta presents, together with Movies That Matter On Tour, a screening of the film Thank You For The Rain.

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  • Premiere: Bohemian Rhapsody

    Cinecitta presents the world premiere of the new film Bohemian Rhapsody. This film is an ode to the famous band Queen. Before the screening, a 20 person choir will sing one of the songs!

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