Red Carpet out for Nederlands Film Festival

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Every September, Utrecht hosts the Nederlands Film Festival, where for ten days the city becomes the capital of Dutch film. Utrecht’s cinemas will show dozens of short and feature films, showcasing all aspects of the Dutch film industry. The festival will also offer a range of events for both young and old.

The highlight of the festival is the annual presentation of the ‘Golden Calves’, or the Dutch Film Industry Awards.

Next Saturday 29 September at Stadsschouwburg the Nederlands Film Festival will proudly present two big red carpet events.

Firstly, we will see the premiere of “Superjuffie”

The following cast and celebrities are expected to appear down the legendary red carpet: Fayen van den Bosch, Jeevan Dhanpat, Diewertje Director, Harry Piekema, Josephine Nollen, Lucas Reijnders, Elle van Rijn, Janneke Schotveld, Bente Wallenburg, Maarten Wansink, Ilse Warringa and Carly Wijs.

Superjuffie looks like a great family film. One not to be missed! It introduces us to Miss Josje a very ordinary teacher, but when she discovers a mysterious statue, she suddenly changes into Superjuffie. She shoots through the air like a green tornado, can talk to animals and comes into action when they are in danger! This is rather awkward when you have to teach group 6 as a new teacher. A number of pupils discover the secret of Josje and help her to invent excuses for the strict Headmaster Snor so that she can continue to save animals. But when a tiger disappears from the zoo, Superjuffie and the children must work together to solve this mystery and prevent bigger problems.

And then in the evening there will be the red carpet premiere of Sprekend Nederland, “Speaking Netherlands”

Appearing for this showing on the red carpet will be among others, director John Appel and celebrities: Sylvana Simons and Nasrdin Dchar.

This will be a more serious film and is a portrait of the Netherlands based on speeches at weddings, parties, funerals, public events, political gatherings and protest marches. The film captures the zeitgeist of today and shows a Netherlands that is divided into all kinds of clubs and subcultures. A country that despite fear is in fear and in moral confusion.

Image credit: NFF17. Gala Rode loper. Carice van Houten. FOTO DESIREE SCHIPPERS

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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