Dutch treats and Croatian gems in December

11.12.2011                      15.Kislev. 5772

Film-Festivals:

Dutch treats and Croatian gems in December

Local cinematheques are featuring festivals of films from Croatia and The Netherlands.

Two countries not generally known for their cinema – Croatia and The Netherlands – are both the focus of tributes at cinematheques around Israel this month.
The Dutch Film Week, which runs until December 16 at the cinematheques in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, showcases recent cinema from that country. Perhaps the most famous Dutch filmmaker of all time is Paul Verhoeven, who is known mainly for his Hollywood work, especially his blockbusters such as Basic Instinct, RoboCop and Showgirls. But he went back to his homeland to make the complex Black Book, about conflicts among Resistance fighters during World War II….