This year also had an English-language programme
The city of Assen is increasingly developing into a cultural hotspot in the province of Drenthe. It’s not only due to the modern ‘De Nieuwe Kolk’ – theater, but also to the International Film Festival, which had its most visitors ever for this edition, reports the Asser Courant.
Nearly 3700 visitors visited the Assen International Film Festival last weekend, an increase of more than 22 percent, compared to last year.
The highest audience rating was for a film about a nanny in the former Dutch East Indies: They call me Baboe. On a scale of one to five, the film scored 4.9 points. The films Portrait de la Jeune Fille and Feu (4.8) and The Farewell (4.7) also received high ratings from the public.
The festival was founded in 1980 under the name Festival Vrouwenfilms. The organisation chose to change its name to the International Film Festival Assen to emphasize its general accessibility. The focus is still on women, as creators, main characters or subjects.
This year, the film festival had its first English-language series of events to go along with the screenings, including a Q&A session with the renowned director Andreas Horvath.
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