From Japanese art-house, to Danish dramas, to Portuguese romances, and more
By Thomas Ansell
The Forum Groningen is re-starting its ‘International Movie Night’, an idea that sees one screen at the cultural behemoth given over to English-subtitled films. The idea is to give people the opportunity to experience non-English language films, and not have to fight through Dutch subtitles to do it. The first of the new International Movie Nights is on Sunday, July 18, and will then take place weekly. Each screening will begin at 19:00.
The first film to be shown is a misty-eyed look back on the Netherlands in World War 2, called De Slag om de Schelde, or ‘The forgotten battle’. The film follows a Dutch resistance fighter, a Dutch person fighting for the Nazis, and a British glider pilot. All get caught up in the Battle of the Scheldt- and the cast even features Tom Felton (of Draco Malfoy fame).
Image via the Forum Groningen, by Siese Veenstra