Netherlands

Dir: Vincent Fitz-Jim, The Netherlands, 2012, 8 mins

A teenager finds first love on a lovely summer day. 

Dir: Diederik Ebbinge, The Netherlands, 2013, 87 mins, Dutch with English subtitles

Widower Fred lives alone since losing his wife and son. At 54, his life is one of stultifying routine, attending church and eating his green beans, meat and potatoes at 6 o’clock on the dot every day. One day he offers a room to mentally- impaired homeless man Theo, causing quite a stir in the neighbourhood. A dry, deadpan comedy, Matterhorn soars to one hell of an emotional climax that has had audiences cheering at screenings worldwide. Come see why. 

Jongens Dir: Mischa Kamp, The Netherlands, 2014, 78 mins, Dutch with English subtitles

Schoolboys Sieger and Marc are on the same relay running team, and strike up a friendship during an athletics camp in the Dutch countryside. Marc secretly wants something deeper though. Attraction builds between them, but things get complicated when Sieger, trying to fit in, goes on a date with Jessica, shunning Marc. A tender coming of age story, Boys is just the sort of romance you always wanted with your best friend when you were younger!

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