Amsterdam Film Show | May 2019
Written by cathycentral on 18/05/2019
Keanu, Pikachu, stolen street art and a trans film fest – the May 2019 edition of the Amsterdam Film Show is here, including a review of The Man Who Stole Banksy (doc).
Listen to the Amsterdam Film Show podcast here, (including show notes and links via our Pinterest board below). The AFS is also broadcast on our local radio station. But there is no TV or Youtube version of the AFS this month as we just didn’t have time.
FILM FESTIVALS & SPECIAL SCREENINGS
30 May – 2 June 2019
Transcreen | Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival @ Kriterion | transcreen.eu
Wed 22 May | 21:30
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon | only 6.50 euros @ Kriterion
The Man Who Stole Banksy | FROM 2 MAY | 1h 33min | DOC | Director: Marco Proserpio | Writers: Marco Proserpio, Luca Speranzoni + | Stars: Katrin Ahmad, Alaa Al-Shallabi, Shams Aldeek
“Banksy slips into Palestine to paint on walls. What follows is a story of clashing cultures, art, identity, theft and black market.” IMDB
So what did @DavidSwatling think about the film? Listen to our podcast above, to find out.
NEW CINEMA RELEASES
Here’s our highlights from the film releases in Amsterdam this month.
FROM 2 MAY
Hotel Mumbai | DRAMA-THRILLER | 15 | 2h 3min | Director: Anthony Maras | Writers: John Collee, Anthony Maras | Stars: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi | “The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.” IMDB
Greta | DRAMA-THRILLER | 15 | 1h 38min | Director: Neil Jordan | Screenwriter: Ray Wright, Neil Jordan + | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz | “A young woman befriends a lonely widow who’s harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her.” IMDB
FROM 8 MAY
Pokémon Detective Pikachu | FAMILY ACTION-FANTASY | PG | 1h 44min | Director: Rob Letterman | Writers: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit +Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Ken Watanabe | “In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.” IMDB
FROM 9 MAY
Red Joan | BIO-PIC DRAMA | 12A | 1h 41minDirector: Trevor Nunn | Writer: Lindsay Shapero | Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore | “The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.” IMDB
FROM 16 MAY
Wild Rose | DRAMA | 15 | 1h 40min | Director: Tom Harper (think The King’s Speech) | Writer: Nicole Taylor | Stars: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters | “A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star.” IMDB
FROM 16 MAY
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum | ACTION THRILLER | 15 | 2h 10min | Director: Chad Stahelski | Writers: Derek Kolstad + | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry | “Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.” IMDB
FROM 22 MAY
Aladdin | LIVE ACTION DISNEY | PG | 2h 8min | Director: Guy Ritchie | Writers: John August + | Stars: Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Mena Massoud, and Dutch actor, Marwan Kenzari | “A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.” IMDB
FROM 30 MAY
Rocketman | ELTON JOHN BIOPIC | Technically a Amy film but we’ll be reviewing it for the June edition of the Amsterdam Film Show. But if you can’t wait, there’s a preview screening of Rocketman on Friday 24 May @ Cinecenter, ahead of its 30 May general release date.