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Santa Barbara International Film Festival screens two Dutch films

Still from Narcosis, courtesy of Oak Motion Pictures

Wed, Feb 8 - Tue, Feb 14  2023

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, will screen two buzzed-about Dutch films: Narcosis, the official Academy Award submission from the Netherlands; and It’s Nice in Here, an animated short that was recently short-listed for an Academy Award.

More info and tickets here.

About Narcosis, directed by Martijn de Jong

A close-knit family is disrupted when the father fails to resurface during a professional dive. No funeral, no goodbye, just a house full of memories. Burdened by the elusive loss, Merel evades her husband’s death and everything related to it. Her young children become entangled in their search for answers, eventually bringing the family to a hard stand. Merel has no choice but to face the loss in her own unique way, to start a new life together.

Sun 2/12 – 8:00 PM, Metro 4 Theatre Aud #1
Tues 2/14 – 10:00 AM, Fiesta 5 Theatre Aud #2

 About It’s Nice in Here, directed by Robert-Jonathan Koeyers

It’s Nice in Here paints a fragmented portrait of a moment, a person, and a place, seen through the subjective memories of a young Black girl, Imani, and a rookie police officer, David, who both have wildly different recollections of the same fateful moment in a corner store that will leave their lives altered forever.

Tues 2/14 – 11:20 AM – Metro 4 Theatre Aud #2
Thurs 2/16 – 5:20 PM – Metro 4 Theatre Aud #2

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