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Wed 02 December

The Theory of Everything in Cinema Islemunda

Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Thu 03 December

12 Years a Slave @ CineNoord

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Won 3 Oscars.

Tue 01 December

Kino Klub Goethe: Unter Schnee

In December Kino Klub Goethe presents a poetical film befitting the season: “Unter Schnee” by Ulrike Ottinger. Come join us for the screening at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, as always with an introduction by film expert Peter Bosma and a glass of German wine!

Wed 23 December

AWL_002 Presents: Pasolini, a film by Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara reconstructs the last day in the life of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Wed 16 December

Cultfilm presents - The Creeping Garden

A real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined.

Tue 08 December

Rotterdams Open Doek

The new edition of the Rotterdams Open Doek, a platform where inspired film makers and film lovers can meet, will take place on 8 December at Lantaren Venster.

Thu 19 November

When Marnie was There @ CineNoord

Studio Ghibli animation: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside; an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there; a girl who may or may not be real.

Thu 26 November

Food & Movie Night Just Eat It

YFM Rotterdam and Schieblock DAK proudly present the food & movie night Just Eat It.

Wed 09 December

De Cineville Filmquiz

Film buffs, unite! The Cineville Film Quiz returns to LantarenVenster once again. Soundbites, stills, film clips and some tough trivia stand between your team and ultimate glory and some great prizes. To reserve a spot for your team (max 4 persons) send an email with your team name to See you there!

Wed 23 December

Pasolini - by Abel Ferrara

In this dreamy film, a kaleidoscopic mix of reality and fantasy, Abel Ferrara reconstructs the last day in the life of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Fri 20 November

Europe’s first Virtual Reality cinema comes to Rotterdam

Europe’s first Virtual Reality cinema comes to Rotterdam. The 3th edition of the VIRTUAL REALITY POP-UP CINEMA will be hosted at V2_ insitute for the unstable media. During the event, visitors will be treated on different films that are made especially for VR. Get your ticket now to experience the entertainment of the future!

Tue 17 November

Manifest: Animation Show & Tell

Manifest is a regular animation show & tell evening. Just like the school show & tell exercise, participants bring an animation clip that they love (that they didn’t create themselves) and they share with the audience what it is and why they chose it. Come to manifest to see what people are passionate about and why. Drink a beer and chat with the presenters about animation.

Thu 05 November

Arabic film night @ CineNoord

Movie night in association with Arab Camera Festival. Four short films will be shown and introduced by the festival’s artistic director Rosh Abdelfatah.

Thu 22 October

Taxi Teheran @ CineNoord

Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

Wed 21 October

Taxi Teheran in Cinema Islemunda

Jafar Panahi: “I’m a filmmaker. I can’t do anything else but make films. Cinema is my expression and the meaning of my life. Nothing can prevent me from making films.”

Sat 31 October


BAR invites Kriterion for your monthly movie fix. We play the type of movies you want to tell your friends about. For this edition:

GOODNIGHT MOMMY (2015) directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz

Wed 21 October


CULTVIDEO screens a docu about the worst film ever (probably). Every few years a new worst movie pops up (Plan 9, Manos, The Room, Ulli Lommel films) generating a fanbase of cult-followers, boosting the imdb rating from almost zero to average. Thus scrolling down to the imdb bottom 250 can be as much fun as watching the top 250.

Tue 06 October

Kino Klub Goethe: Das Wochenende

Kino Klub Goethe presents a less known treat from German cinema in october: Nina Grosse’s “Das Wochenende”. Come join us for the screening at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam as always with an introduction by film expert Peter Bosma and a glass of German wine!

Thu 01 October

Turist @ CineNoord

A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.

Thu 24 September

Thursday Night: The True Cost

The Rotterdam premiere of the documentary The True Cost, an exposé of the harsh realities behind the clothes we buy. The evening’s programme begins with a look at Hacked, the design strategy of Francisco van Benthum and Alexander van Slobbe.