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“The subtle transformation of daughter Vittoria is really impressive”The rugged, mythical, sun-baked landscape of Sardinia is the setting for this summer film. Vittoria (Sara Casu), a shy 10-year-old, has a close relationship with her doting foster mother Tina (Valeria Golino). But their quiet life on the island is turned upside down when the young girl finds out that wild, impetuous Angelica (Alba Rohrwacher), the local party girl, is her birth mother. Against Tina's wishes, Vittoria and Angelica spend more and more time together and the bond between them grows. Vittoria is fascinated by Angelica’s fearless rebellious spirit. And the more she seeks out Angelica’s company, the more she blossoms and comes out of her shell. Figlia Mia (Daughter of Mine) is a beautiful, naturally filmed story about imperfect motherhood and indissoluble bonds. Director Laura Bispuri subtly conveys the conflicting, often unarticulated emotions of the protagonists.
With live music by guitarist Remko Willems on Friday 19 October!The musical documentary Klanken van Oorsprong (Sounds of Origin) is a mosaic of stories about the power of survival under difficult circumstances, interspersed with swinging Indo-Dutch music from the 1950s and 1960s. Many music artists were among the more than 350,000 people of Dutch descent who had to leave Indonesia and emigrate to the Netherlands between 1945 and 1962. Bands like The Tielman Brothers immediately went down a storm with Dutch teenagers, who had a real hunger for Rock ’n’ Roll. Liesbeth List and Boudewijn de Groot were also hugely popular. Anneke Grönloh and The Blue Diamonds even made a name for themselves on the international scene. Although these musicians are all very different, they also have much in common: their Indonesian roots and their history of war, fleeing their homeland and starting a new life in a foreign country, with music as their main creative outlet. One of the most exuberant films of the year, this documentary shows unseen archive footage of gigs, as well as unique images from the colonial era. After box-office figures reached the 10,000 mark, Klanken van Oorsprong received the Crystal Film Award, presented by Silvia van der Heiden (Director of the Dutch Film Festival). * concert supplement on 19 October only €2.50