The Many Dutch Angles At This Year's Golden Calves
One of the reasons so many VIPs show up is because this festival has its very own glamorous awards ceremony, the Dutch Oscars if you like: the Golden Calves.
And although awards ceremonies often say more about which films have been best distributed, and the Golden Calves ceremony sure is not exempt from that, this overview of the nominees and winners still gives a pretty decent overview of what this year had on offer in Dutch cinema. Have a look through all the pictures below, as there are more Dutch films besides Borgman to be enjoyed!
After its glorious tour around festivals worldwide, which started in Cannes, Alex van Warmerdam's latest film arrived as the big favorite at this year's ceremony.
Indeed, Borgman was nominated for best supporting actress, best actress, best script, best direction and best film. It won three of these: Best Actress (Hadewych Minis), Best Script (Alex van Warmerdam) and the big price itself, Best Film!
In Borgman, a stranger --who may be the devil-- corrupts a bourgeois family from within. Read Brian Clark's review here.