Film on Sunday: the run up to Holland Festival 2019

Holland Festival officially opens on May 29th, but the run up begins on March 31st. Film on Sunday kicks off a context programme that will be screened at the Ketelhuis three times on the last Sunday of the month. The content of these films will complement Holland Festival's 2019 programme. Associate artists William Kentridge and Faustin Linyekula have both selected a film that has inspired them and which is thematically connected to their performances. The films are introduced by the renowned film journalist and critic Dana Linssen (de Filmkrant, NRC).


Chelovek s kino-apparatom (Man with a Movie Camera)


The famous silent film by the Russian filmmaker Dziga Vertov depicts live in a Russian industrial city. Selected by associate artist William Kentridge, who cites Vertov as one of his most important sources of inspiration.


Sunday March 31st 11:00, het Ketelhuis


Touki Bouki


This classic of African cinema tells the story of a cowherd and a student who are fed up with life in Senegal and decide to go to Paris together on a motorbike. Associate artist Faustin Linyekula considers this an influential film that inspires him.


Sunday April 28th 11:00, het Ketelhuis


Qu’Allah bénisse la France (May Allah Bless France)


This true story was adapted by Abd Al Malik into a film from his first novel about his struggle against poverty and violence in the banlieue of Paris. The French rapper and writer will be performing his show Le jeune noir à l’epée (Young Black Boy with a Sword) at the Muziekgebouw as part of Holland Festival.


Sunday May 26th 11:00, het Ketelhuis


During Holland Festival a number of films will be shown that complement the main programme. See our film programme for a full list of films and performances containing film.