14 May 2017, by IlseNicolaides
starts on 5 May 2017,
ends on 21 May 2017
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY, United States
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Filmmaker Dirk Jan Roeleven followed Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission for nearly two years, and turned the video footage into a documentary about the life of "The European." “Behind the scenes and up close” is how filmmaker Dirk Jan Roeleven describes the essence of his request. He follows Timmermans from his appointment as Vice-President of the European Commission to the Brexit referendum. The film moves at the swift pace of Timmermans’s life, balancing family with the demands of being an EU official. We shift effortlessly from an interview with CNN, a visit to a refugee camp in Greece, a meeting with Ban Ki-moon and a deadline for Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad, to Timmerman buying sneakers for his daughter. This film puts a truly human face on the institutions of the EU, shining the spotlight on a true believer in the European project.
Dutch director Dirk Jan Roeleven who accompanied the First Vice-President to create this special documentary will be on hand to discuss his film with the audience.
Belgium/Netherlands/Bulgaria. Dirs. Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth. 2016, 94 mins. With Peter van der Begin, Bruno Georis, Lucie Debay. In English, Flemish, French, Bulgarian with English subtitles. This “enormously appealing” (Variety) faux-documentary is a delightfully loopy comic road trip through Eastern Europe. While visiting Istanbul, the (somewhat awkward) King of Belgium receives word that Wallonia has seceded from his country, a national crisis that necessitates his immediate return. But when a sudden electrical storm makes flying impossible, he finds himself forced to make the journey by car. Joining a bus full of female folk singers, the king embarks on a wayward odyssey through the Balkans that will take him from a Bulgarian yogurt festival to a drunken night in Serbia, all captured on camera by a wry British documentarian along for the ride. Played to the deadpan hilt, this irresistibly goofball geopolitical satire touches delicately on the state of Europe today.
The 2017 edition of the Panorama Europe Film Festival features seventeen vibrant works—including witty comedies, gritty thrillers, and timely documentaries—representing some of the finest and most riveting films coming out of Europe today. The Festival will be filled with New York premieres, with opening and closing night events featuring special guests in person. This is a great opportunity to discover some of the most exciting new international filmmakers. Screenings will take place at Museum of the Moving Image in Queens and at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan.
See the full schedule here!
in the spotlight
May 15, 2018
From 15 to 18 May the Iconic Houses Conference will take place in Norwalk, CT.
Feb 2, 2018
On February 3 "The Red Turtle" will be screened at FIAF with an introduction by the maker.
Nov 7, 2017
Li Edelkoort will give several Trend Seminars in 2018
Jan 23, 2018
On January 23, the film "Riphagen: The Untouchable" will be screened at the Jewish Cinema Mississippi Film Festival in Madison, MS.