Dutch Filmday Sun 22 April 2018
Special day with 2 feature Films
Australian Centre for the Moving Image Federation Square, Melbourne
First screenings in Australia
ACCUSED (Lucia de B.) – 1:30pm
In Dutch with English subtitles - 97 minutes - unclassified 18+
Nurse Lucia has been present at one inexplicable death too many, and the hospital alerts the police. Assistant District Attorney Judith, driven by ambition and genuinely outraged, achieves that Lucia is sentenced to life in prison. However, something keeps troubling Judith. She discovers inconsistencies in witness statements, and even the suppression of lab evidence. Things look bleak until the media get involved and the biggest miscarriage of justice in Dutch history is finally reversed.
Won Best Film, Best Acting (Ariane Schluter), Best Director (Paula van der Oest) and Best Editing at the Milano International Film Festival 2016.
A Real Vermeer (Een Echte Vermeer) - 3:45pm
In Dutch with English subtitles - 115 minutes - unclassified 18+
The life story of Dutch painter Han van Meegeren, from his beginnings as a rebellious young artist in 1920s Amsterdam and later in Delft, to his rise to infamy as one of the most ingenious art forgers of all time. He even had a forged Vermeer sold to Nazi Field-Marshal Hermann Göring. This initially branded him as a German collaborator but once it was clear that it was a forged painting he became very well known and popular.
Won the Silver Remi Award at the WorldFest Houston 2017.
When: Sunday 22 April 2018, 1:30 & 3:45 pm
Single Session: Full $18, Concession $14
Double Session Pass: Full $30, Concession $25
Flyer: Dutch Film Day 2018
Tickets: phone (03) 8663 2583 (10 am- 5 pm) or at the ACMI Tickets & Information Desk or online: www.acmi.net.au/events/accused/ and
Hear an interview with film critic Melinda O'Connor on her 3CR program "On Screen" (starts at 4mins 15sec).