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Language No Problem

In Louis Hartlooper and Springhaver you can see the best foreign language films with English subtitles, at our monthly screenings: Language No Problem. This means that people who don’t understand Dutch can now also enjoy a French, Dutch, Italian or Danish production. The selection for this programme is not random. We will always choose a film we feel is a must-see for everyone. For example the 2018 Golden Lion, Golden Globe and Oscar winner Roma by Alfonso Cuarón, or the other foreign language Oscar contender Capharnaüm by Nadine Labaki. As always films from Britain or the US will still be shown in their original language with Dutch subtitles.


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Language No Problem: Honeyland February 2, 12, 16 & 26

Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a 4 hours’ walk away. Nominated for 2 Oscars.

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Language No Problem: For Sama February 5, 9, 19 & 23

An intimate journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. She falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Nominated for 1 Oscar and 4 BAFTA’s.

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Language No Problem: Beanpole March 1, 11, 15 & 25

1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

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Language No Problem: Papicha March 4, 8, 18 & 22

Nedjma, an 18-year-old student passionate about fashion design, refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting up a fashion show.

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Language No Problem: Ema April 5, 15, 19 & 29

Power couple Gastón and Ema’s relationship is put under pressure when adopted child Polo is placed with another family. This also threatens the modern dance collective they are leading members of. Armed with a flamethrower and helped by her best friends, Ema labours day and night to get Polo back and reunite her family.

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Language No Problem: Mijn Rembrandt April 8, 12, 22, 26

Rembrandt’s paintings have lost none of their appeal in the 350 years since his death. Collectors worldwide cherish the magic of the Dutch master’s work. This documentary shows the passion of a variety of Rembrandt enthusiasts and provides fascinating insight into what makes the work of this Dutch master technically so extraordinary.

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English website

In order to make our programme accessible to non Dutch speakers we are currently working on an English version of our website. We expect to launch at the end of 2019. Until then you can use this page for the most relevant and up-to-date information. Please send your questions and comments to publiciteit@hartlooper.nl.