At last, here is the movie spanning the life of one of the world’s most well-known and well-loved leaders, Nelson Mandela. From his days as a herd boy in Transkei to his time with the ANC, his 28 years in prison and finally his election as president of South Africa, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is epic in scope and sure to feature heavily in the upcoming awards season.
The movie is based on Nelson Mandela’s powerful autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. It premieres in the Netherlands on December 19th.
Thanks to Paradiso Films we will be giving away 6×2 tickets!
All you have to do is answer the following question:
Which other (auto)biography by a great inspirational leader did you absolutely love?
Mail your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15th. Please include “Mandela” in the subject of your email.
The 3rd edition of Amsterdam Film Week will be held from October 28th to November 3rd. The festival is organized by a small organization with big ambitions. In the first two years their efforts led to successful editions with an international stature. The unique selection of (potential) winners ensures that visitors can always count on a program with high quality movies.
This year they have a selection of films called “New From North America”. Discover actors and directors on the verge of international fame, who have the ability to show you a new and sometimes unfamiliar side of America. Mistaken for Strangers, Blood Ties and Fruitvale Station are just some of the films on offer. For the full program of Amsterdam Film Week, visit www.amsterdamfilmweek.com.
ABC and Amsterdam Film Week are giving away 5×2 tickets within the “New from North America” selection of films!
All you have to do to is answer the following question:
The Spectacular Now was adapted for the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber from Tim Tharp’s YA novel. For what other movie, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, did they write an award-winning screenplay?
Mail your answer to email@example.com by October 14th. Please include “Amsterdam Film Week” in the subject of your mail.
The growing platform for Indian cinema in the Netherlands has officially returned to the Hofstad! Filmhuis Den Haag and Pathé Buitenhof proudly host the third edition of the Indian Film Festival The Hague. During a period of five days, from October 2nd until October 6th, the festival audience can choose from a special selection of recent films from talented filmmakers from India and its diaspora.
The 2013 edition of the film festival will be opened by the new Indian ambassador in the Netherlands, Mr. Rajesh Nandan Prasad, and the mayor of The Hague, Mr. Jozias van Aartsen on Wednesday, October 2nd, at Filmhuis Den Haag.
Touring Talkies (2012, world premiere) will be the opening film. The films at the Indian Film Festival The Hague rise above traditional Bollywood cinema, trigger debate and present a realistic view of today’s India in all its color and diversity. As a visitor you can immerse yourself in several aspects from the rich Indian culture, such as the culinary tradition, the inner human being, music, expressive arts, and, of course, cinema. The full program can be found at the official Indian Film Festival The Hague website.
Please note that the tickets we will give away are for these exact dates and times.
All you have to do to win is to answer one (or both) of the following questions:
What is your favorite book about India? What is your favorite book by an Indian author?
Mail your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 30th. Please be sure to include “Indian Film Festival” in the subject line and which movie you would like to win tickets to. Winners will be notified on Monday, September 30th.
Thanks also for sending in your choices for most affecting, thought-provoking, life-altering (auto)biographies (several of them nominated more than once). We have passed your recommendations on to our Biographies buyers!
In the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, 12 year old Malia is snatched from the arms of her father during a raid on their village. Beaten and sold into slavery, she spends the next six years of her life working for a family, then at 18, Malia (Wunmi Mosaku) is sent to work in London. The city swiftly becomes as much a prison as the home in which she is kept; hidden in plain sight, Malia’s desperate situation goes unnoticed or uncared for by everyone she comes into contact with. Stripped of her passport and living in terror of what might happen to her family in the Sudan should she speak out, Malia is trapped in an unforgiving, alien environment. Despairing of the life to which she has been condemned, she has to call on all her strength to make a dramatic escape back to Sudan and to the father who never gave up hope she was alive, and who never stopped searching for her.
I Am Slave is based on Mende Nazer’s autobiography Slave. It is the opening film for the 3rd annual Arab Women’s Film Festival, held in The Hague from March 8th until March 10th, 2013. Screenwriter Jeremy Brock, who won a BAFTA for his The Last King of Scotland screenplay, will hold a Q&A session after the screening of the film, together with Mariam’s Chance director Hanadi Elayan.
See it for FREE with ABC!
Thanks to the wonderful folks from the Arab House of Arts (Arabische Huis voor de Kunsten), we will be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to I Am Slave, which screens at the Filmhuis in The Hague on March 8th, 2013, at 16.45 hrs.
What do you need to do? Answer the following question:
What is the most affecting, thought-provoking, life-altering autobiography you have read?
Mail your answer to email@example.com by Wednesday, March 6th, 2013, and be sure to put ‘I Am Slave’ in the subject header. On March 7th the winners will be announced on this blog.
Please note that there is no right answer to the question. We are simply curious and will pass on your recommendations to our Autobiography buyers!