Kok in the Kitchen
IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival,
which began on November 25th, will be continuing
its 11th edition through December 3rd. The opening
film this year will be the recently completed and
extremely enjoyable Dutch film "De Keuken van Kok"
("Kok in the Kitchen"), directed by Niek Koppen,
which gives an impression of how things operate in
the world of Lowland politics when hi-tech begins to
invade a country not yet overly accustomed to the
American type of spin tailoring. The prime minister,
Mr. Kok, around whom the film revolves, gives a
refreshing and humane portrait of himself without
pretenses of a man who is willing to go as far as he
feels necessary, as long as he remains true to
himself. Well worth a view.
- The Dutch Film Museum will be showing the entire
video and film works (17 titles) of Brazilian
composer, conductor, theatre director, radio-play
author, and critic Mauricio Kagel this month,
including "The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez" made in
collaboration with Peter Sellars.
- Brian Gilbert, director of "Wilde" (which will be
projected) and "Tom & Viv," will be at the Maurits
Binger Institute on November 15th to discuss his
work with those in attendance.
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