Festival Highlights

Drama

House Without Roof – Opening Night Selection

2016

House Without Roof is about the journey of the siblings Liya, Jan and Alan who were born in the Kurdish area of the Iraq and grew up in Germany. The three of them want to fulfill their mother's last wish to bury her in her home village beside her husband who got killed in the war under the Saddam Hussein regime. On their nerve-wracking Kurdish-odyssey they are not only faced with their extended family that does not accept the last wish of their mother, but particularly with their own matters. In recent years they distanced from each other as a matter of individual survival. - Each has a significantly different life - and whenever they are speaking, it is reproachful. In parallel during the course of their journey, it is noticeable that in their home country the dimension of an awful conflict, is heading for disaster.

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Highlight

EYE Filmmaker & Audience Gala

Food, drink and dancing with the whole gang! Don’t miss out as tickets are limited.

EYE Film Museum
Saturday, May 26, 2018
18:00-23:00

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Highlight

4-Day Pass

4-Day Festival Pass: Never wait in line! Pass-holders enjoy access to all festival screenings, parties
and events. RSVP still required for special events.

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Documentary

Amereki Kum, Escape From Dubai

2017

Feature documentary screening + Q&A w/ director Matt Johanning.

Amereki Kum, Escape From Dubai is the true story of Chicago CPA, Ted Van Der Zalm, who escaped from the Middle East by mailing himself to Amsterdam in a wooden crate.

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Short Films

Focus on the Netherlands – Short Films

Focus on the Netherlands short film selection + Q&A with directors Zaïde Bil(Seismos), Jip Roemaat (Ensammen) and Abigail Prade (Future Perfect).

A collection of four diverse and daring Dutch shorts grace the big screen.

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Sci-Fi, Thriller

Ingenium

2018

Ingenium feature film screening + Q&A w/ director Steffen Hacker.

Felicitas has been different ever since she was a child and best friend, Natascha, shared similar mental irregularities. Now as adults, Felicitas doesn't know if her nightmares are taking over or if something bigger at large is trying to control her - and the only way to find out the truth is to consult Natascha who has since been locked up in an asylum. An interesting flick tapping into thematic temporal shifts, déjà vu and telekinesis.

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Thriller, Horror

Night of the Living Dead

1968

Marking the 50th anniversary of the cult classic’s release, as well as commemorating the life and work of late horror auteur George A. Romero, the Manifesto Film Festival is hosting a special screening of Night of the Living Dead. Costume is encouraged.

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Drama

Vetar (Wind)

2016

A conflicted teenager struggles to find herself over the course of a surfing holiday, in a film capturing that endless summer feeling and during that "magic hour" right before sunset with a perfect soundtrack to capture the essence of a moment in time that is both fleeting and eternal.

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Drama

The Receptionist

2016

An over-qualified college graduate is left with no other opportunities other than to take up reception work in an illegally run brothel in London.

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Drama

Die Tochter (Dark Blue Girl) – Closing Night Selection

February 18, 2017

When Jimmy and Hannah finally find a buyer for their decrepit holiday home on a Greek volcanic island, the former couple return for the first time to this place where they separated exactly two years ago. Their seven-year-old daughter, Luca, who is adored by both parents, accompanies them – something the little girl is not averse to and uses their devotion to her advantage. No sooner do they arrive on the idyllic island in the Aegean than the old tensions and conflicts begin to resurface.

Hannah in particular is jealous of the intimate relationship between father and daughter – a relationship from which she is almost aggressively excluded. But then something happens that nobody expected: Hannah and Jimmy grow closer to one another again – and this once more throws Luca’s world into confusion. Although her parents’ separation at first felt like being expelled from paradise she has made herself at home in the second best of all worlds. But if the adults have now decided to change everything around again – or even go back to the way things were – they should at least be aware that their daughter has enough sand in her pockets to really jam up the family works!

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