Film lovers will be delighted, there will be films on the bill this year. Indeed, the Curaçao International Film Festival has just announced the Film Days 2023 limited edition from April 21 to 23. “After the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) terminated its 10-year sponsorship contract with the Fundashon Bon Intenshon at the end of 2022, the latter concluded, after internal consultation, that another year without a Film Festival was not an option. That’s why, this year, we’re bringing you Film Days!“, said CIFF organizers.
12 feature films from ten countries (United Kingdom, Peru, Poland, Denmark, France, Iran, Germany, Morocco, United States, Austria) as well as 2 short films shot with their smartphones by young people from the island for the Curaçao International Film Festival will be screened at The Movies Otrobanda during these three days of celebration of the 7th art.
“This year’s selection of films will include dramas, thrillers, and comedies, and you’ll find some subtle connections between the different themes that will be covered across the scheduled showings. So, you’ll find similar relationships in the films Aftersun and L’ Innocent: the former focusing on a Father-Daughter relationship and the latter on a mother-son relationship. Another connection in themes this year can be found in the film Holy Spider and Godland, both telling stories of experiences in strong religious backgrounds. It is a great honor to have the opportunity to showcase these amazing international films right here on our beautiful island, and trust us, you don’t want to miss it!“, says CIFF.
Tickets will be available for purchase from April 10, online and at The Movies Otrobanda’s box office.
List of films at Film Days 2023, Limited Edition:
1. Aftersun by Charlotte Wells (United Kingdom, 2022, 102′)
2. Cielo Abierto by Felipe Esparza Pérez (Peru, 2023, 65′)
3. EO by Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland, 2022, 86′)
4. Godland by Hlynur Pálmason (Denmark, 2022, 143′)
5. Good Luck to you, Leo Grande by Sophie Hyde (United Kingdom, 2022, 97′)
6. Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi (Denmark, 2022, 115′)
7. L’Innocent by Louis Garrel (France, 2022, 96′)
8. No Bears by Jafar Panahi (Iran, 2022, 107′)
9. Orphea in Love by Axel Ranisch (Germany, 2022, 107′)
10. The Blue Caftan by Maryam Touzani (Morocco, 2022, 118′)
11. The Whale by Darran Aronofsky (United States, 2022, 117′)
12. Vera by Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel (Austria, 2022, 115′)
13. CIFF shorts 1- Dreams & 1.83 (Curaçao, 2023, 45′)
14. CIFF shorts 2 – Mi Lucha & Foi chiki un soño grandi (Curaçao, 2023, 45′)