Roze Filmdagen

Het Ketelhuis & Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Roze Filmdagen is an annual LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam that paints the town a bright shade of pink for about one week in March. The festival programme includes a broad spectrum of films on LGBTQ themes that are not always distributed widely. With a programme including feature films, documentaries and short films, the variety of film genres is a treat for the audience.

This year’s edition of Roze Filmdagen is especially exciting because of several Finnish films featured on the programme.

Pekka Strang enchants the festival in three screenings of Dome Karukoski’s film Tom of Finland. Tom of Finland’s world is also revisited in Ilppo Pohjola’s 1991 documentary film Daddy and the Muscle Academy. The programme also includes one of the first queer feature films made in Finland: Mikko Mäkelä’s debut film A Moment In the Reeds. The film’s plot centres on the romance between Leevi on his return Finland from Paris and asylum seeker Tareq who has fled from Syria to Finland. The work, with its rich visual scenography, was filmed in South Karelia in the summer of 2016, allowing spectators to enjoy beautiful Finnish lake scenes as the romantic drama unfolds. In addition, the festival is also presenting Nils Erik Ekblom’s recent film Screwed (Pihalla), in which 17 year-old Mikku is forced to spend the summer holidays with his parents in the country after a house party gets out of control. With its witty dialogue and dry humour, the film makes spectators pine for the freedom of the summers of their youth.

 

Programme:

Tom of Finland
Friday 9 March, 9:30 pm
Tuesday 13 March, 5:30 pm
Saturday 17 March, 1:30 pm

A Moment in the Reeds
Saturday 10 March, 7:30 pm
Thursday 15 March, 9:30 pm
Sunday 18 March, 9:45 pm

Screwed
Sunday 11 March, 5:30 pm
Thursday 15 March, 5:30 pm
Saturday 17 March, 5:45 pm

Daddy and the Muscle Academy
Friday 9 March, 5:45 pm
Tuesday 13 March, 3:45 pm

 

Tickets for the festival are available for purchase on this website.