(this is compact session: the session stars at 20:00 and ends at 22:00 (at the very latest). There is no break, all the networking & 'business cards' swapping' will be after ;) )
Superstar father and son duo: FRANS & GÉZA WEISZ will join us to talk about their upcoming movie 'Het Leven Is Vurrukkulluk' to be released in January next year. This is the first time they have worked together, so we bet there are a lot of stories to share. We've also heard WILLEKE VAN AMMELROOY (who also plays in this movie) will pass by to make some questions to Frans and Géza ;)
Frans Weisz is a Dutch film and television director. He made his first feature film in 1966, 'Het Gangstermeisje ', based on Remco Campert's same-named book. Many films followed, including 'De Inbreker'. Frans also directed the play "Leedvermaak" by Judith Herzberg, which received 3 Golden Calves (Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress). The TV series 'Bij nader Inzien' were also awarded with 3 Golden Calves (Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress). His last movie was "Finn" tells the story of a boy who would rather play violin than football.
Géza Weisz has started his career quite at an early age in series like ‘Zoop’, ‘IC’, ‘Keyzer & de Boer Advocaten’, ‘Verliefd op Ibiza’. , and had major roles in movies like ‘Timboektoe’ (film version of the book by Carry Slee), ‘Sterke Verhalen’, en ‘Happy End’. Géza also lent his voice to the Dutch version of ‘Despicable Me 2’, and, ‘How to train Your Dragon 2’.
His breakthrough was in 2012 with his leading role as ‘David’ for the ‘Alleen maar Nette Mensen’ movie.
In September 2014, the new series ‘BLUF’ launched on Dutch television. Géza has one of the leading roles, together with Jan Kooijman, Javier Guzman, Najib Amhali and Yolanthe Cabau van Kasberen.
In the same period, Géza played the leading role in the family film ‘Wiplala’ (screen version of the book by Annie MG Schmidt). ‘Wiplala’ was the biggest Dutch movie of the year, with a budget of around 7 million euros. The movie won a lot of national and international prizes.
In mid-2015, Géza appeared in a Dutch series called ‘Bagels & Bubbles’, again, as one of the leading roles. Also, he was seen in the second season of ‘BLUF’, and in ‘All-in Kitchen’. Besides popular series, Géza and his father are working on a family project. A movie called ‘Het Leven Is Vurrukkulluk’, directed by his father (Frans Weisz), which can be seen in the cinema in fall 2017.
In our Official Selection:
EVERYTHING IS ENDLESSLY (COMPLEX)
Maarten Valstar, Cas Mulder | Fiction | 14:04 ***** PREMIERE
Everything seems endless when you’re recovering from a relationship. He is lost and she moves on. But tables turn quite quickly when you’re lost in translation in modern-day communication.
Shariff Nasr | Fiction | 7:22
After 29 years on the assembly line, Peter is ready for retirement.
A film about the art of saying goodbye.