Starting in October of 2018 Louis Hartlooper Complex (LHC) and Springhaver will have a monthly showing of a foreign language film with English subtitles. This means that people who don’t understand Dutch can now enjoy a French, Dutch, Italian or Danish production also. The selection for this programme is not random. We will always choose a film we feel is a must-see for everyone. For example, in October we will be showing the opening picture of the Netherlands Film Festival for 2018: Niemand in de stad (No one in the city) by Michiel van Erp. In November we plan to show a big favourite from the Cannes Film Festival: Girl by Lukas Dhont. As always films from Britain or the US will still be shown in their original language with Dutch subtitles.
Niemand in de stad (No one in the city) | Michiel van Erp
Dutch drama from director Michiel van Erp. Three young friends take their first tentative steps into adulthood during their college years in Amsterdam. An unexpected death within the group has drastic impact. During this tumultuous time they strive to break free from their upbringing and social background, experience the true meaning of friendship and find out who they really are. No One in the City is the official opening film of the annual Netherlands Film Festival in 2018.
Belgian drama in which 15 year old Lara dreams of a career as a ballerina. Her body is not cooperating though, as Lara was born a boy. Together with her father and younger brother she attempts to defy the world. Girl was one of the major favourites at the Cannes Film Festival and took home some of the most prestigious awards: the Camera d’or (for Lukas Dhont), the Prix Un Certain Regard Best Actor (for Viktor Polster), the Prix Fipresci (from the international press) and the Queer Palm. Girl is this year’s Belgian submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
Polish romantic drama by Academy Award winner Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida and My Summer of Love). In his search for young artists for a Polish folklore ensemble , musician Wiktor’s eye catches the young and free spirited Zula. There is an instant attraction between them, but they are constantly on the run between East and West. They cannot live apart nor can they be together: an impossible romance in an impossible time. Cold War was selected for the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival where Pawlikowski was awarded Best Director.
Japanese drama by acclaimed director Hirokazu Koreedo. Osamu and his son return from one of their regular shoplifting sprees and meet a lost little girl outside in the cold. When it turns out she has run away from home, Osama decides to take her home with him where she is welcomed by his family. They live a happy life despite their limited resources, having to resort to stealing in order to get by. An unexpected turn exposes hidden secrets, severely straining familial bonds. Winner of the Palme d’Or 2018, the grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
In order to make our programme accessible to non Dutch speakers we are currently working on an English version of our website. We expect to launch at the end of 2018. Until then you can use this page for the most relevant and up-to-date information. Please send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Louis Hartlooper Complex The Louis Hartlooper Complex is a lively cultural venue in Utrecht’s city center’s former police station. It is known for a diverse and distinctive selection of films, a variety of events and festivals, a pleasant ambiance and an outside seating area to catch those last few rays of sunshine. Before or after a film you can enjoy an organically sourced meal or a drink. The characteristic design from the Amsterdam School of architecture makes Louis Hartlooper Complex one of Utrecht’s iconic landmarks.
Address and contact information LHC Tolsteegbrug 1 3511 ZN Utrecht +31 (0)30 232 04 50