World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Open Air

Night has fallen and it’s great to spend time outdoors in the city. Wouldn’t it be perfect to watch a film in the open air right now? Well, you can: this year’s World Cinema Amsterdam features a great open-air programme, with four new films at four different venues: two squares and a park in Amsterdam, and a square in Rotterdam.

If you want to be sure to find a good spot on Marie Heinekenplein, you should come early; a lot will be going on before the actual screening on the square, with DJs Cinema Royale, Ishtar, Erick Gava & Rowstone and Paulo Cosac, and with plenty of food and drinks. The screenings will start at sunset, around 9.30 p.m.

Please note: At vondelpark Open Air Theatre, Bijlmerbios and Marie Heinekenplein admission is free, though a (small) contribution is very much appreciated. At Pleinbioscoop, admission is € 4.


  1. Programme
    NI SISI 

    Vondelpark Open Air Theater: SAT 15 AUG - 21.30
    Bijlmerbios: SAT 16 AUG - 21.00 Before: Quitte le Pouvoir
    Marie Heinekenplein: FRI 22 AUG - 21.30 Before: DJ’s Erick Gava & Rowstone
    VU Campus: WED 3 SEP - 20.15 (with support programme)


    IT’S US (NI SISI)

    NICK REDING | KENYA | 2013 | 90’ | SWAHILI SPOKEN | ENGLISH SUBTITLES
    Nick Reding has been living in Kenya for many years now. In 2001, he started his own theatre company S.A.F.E. (Sponsored Arts For Education), which toured the country with a production about AIDS. The serious riots of 2007 inspired him to write a new play, It’s Us, in which he shows how easily political disturbances can get out of control. The play toured the country and has now also been filmed.

       
    paraiso

    Vondelpark Open Air Theater: SAT 9 AUG - 21.30
    Marie Heinekenplein: WED 20 AUG - 21.30 Before: DJ Cinema Royale

    PARAÍSO
    MARIANA CHENILLO | MEXICO | 2013 | 105’ | SPANISH SPOKEN | ENGLISH SUBTITLES
    Carmen and Alfredo, both bordering on the obese, have been together since high school. They love each other and lead a happy life in a friendly town. She works for her family’s business; he handles IT for a bank.
    Then Alfredo receives a promotion, which requires them to move to the busy capital. Carmen quits her job and becomes a full-time homemaker.

       
    rambleras

    Vondelpark Open Air Theater: SA 16 AUG - 21.30
    Marie Heinekenplein: THU 21 AUG - 21.30 Before: DJ Ishtar

    RAMBLERAS
    DANIELA SPERANZA | URUGUAY | 2013 | 93’ | SPANISH SPOKEN | ENGLISH SUBTITLES
    RAMBLERAS, Uruguayan director Daniela Speranza’s second film, tells the story of three women struggling with unfulfilled desires, uncertainty and loss, but who also turn to each other for support. Speranza wrote the script herself, adding a generous dose of warmth and humour.
       
    a wolf at the door

    Vondelpark Open Air Theater: FRI 8 AUG - 21.30
    Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam: TUE 19 AUG - 21.30
    Marie Heinekenplein: SAT 23 AUG - 21.30 Before: DJ Paulo Cosac

    A WOLF AT THE DOOR
    FERNANDO COIMBRA | BRAZIL | 2013 | 100’ | PORTUGUESE SPOKEN | DUTCH SUBTITLES
    Sylvia and Bernardo are at their wits’ end: not they, but someone called Sheila has picked up their 6-year-old daughter Clara from school, leaving without a trace. Nobody knows who Sheila is. The detective in charge suggests she might be known to the family. But who could she be?

    These films films are competing for the World Cinema Amsterdam Audience Award.