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Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle

Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle

Synopsis

Director

„Tulipani: Love, Honour, and a Bicycle“ tells the story of a romantic Dutch farmer who, after losing his farm during the floods of 1953, is determined to never have wet socks again as he cycles to the sizzling hot south of Italy to start a new life.

Due to his fairylike and miraculous tulip trade, his passionate love-life and his turbulent scuffles with the dubious local business practices, he becomes a living legend – to then suddenly disappear. Thirty years later the young Canadian woman Anna discovers what truly happened.

„Bursting with colour and romance and teeming with charming performances – including one from Oscar nominee Giancarlo Giannini as an exceedingly patient detective – „Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle“ is a story about travelling far to know who you are, and about the joys and consolations of storytelling itself“.

Michele Maheux, Toronto Film Festival

Mike van Diem

(b. 1959) is a Dutch film director. In 1990 his short film „Alaska“ won a Golden Calf for best short film and the Student Academy Award for best foreign student film in the drama category. In 1998 he received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for the film „Character“ based on the 1938 novel by Ferdinand Bordewijk. He has also directed commercials. „Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle“ is his third full-length feature.


Filmography

  • Karakter (Character, 1997)
  • De surprise (The Surprise, 2015)
  • Tulipani: Liefde
  • Eer en een Fiets (Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle, 2017)

Schedule

21.11.2017
21:00 - 22:30
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 051903
Sold out
27.11.2017
19:15 - 21:05
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 110102
Guests (1)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Mike van Diem
28.11.2017
19:30 - 21:20
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 121702
Guests (1)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Mike van Diem
03.12.2017
19:15 - 20:45
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 2
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 170901
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama
Solaris Vitamins

Film info

Countries: Netherlands, Italy, Canada
Year: 2017
Duration: 90 minutes
Languages: Italian, Dutch, English
Director: Mike van Diem
Producers: Hans de Weers, Elwin Looije, Don Carmody, David Cormican, Corrado Azzollini, Claudio Bucci
Writers: Peter van Wijk, Mike van Diem
DOPs: Luc Brefeld, Lennert Hillege
Montage: Jessica De Koning
Composers: Ari Posner, Jim McGrath
Cast: Ksenia Solo, Giancarlo Giannini, Gijs Naber, Lidia Vitale, Donatella Finocchiaro
Productions: FATT Productions B.V., Draka Production, Stemo Productions
Festivals: Toronto, Chicago

Synopsis

Director

„Tulipani: Love, Honour, and a Bicycle“ tells the story of a romantic Dutch farmer who, after losing his farm during the floods of 1953, is determined to never have wet socks again as he cycles to the sizzling hot south of Italy to start a new life.

Due to his fairylike and miraculous tulip trade, his passionate love-life and his turbulent scuffles with the dubious local business practices, he becomes a living legend – to then suddenly disappear. Thirty years later the young Canadian woman Anna discovers what truly happened.

„Bursting with colour and romance and teeming with charming performances – including one from Oscar nominee Giancarlo Giannini as an exceedingly patient detective – „Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle“ is a story about travelling far to know who you are, and about the joys and consolations of storytelling itself“.

Michele Maheux, Toronto Film Festival

Mike van Diem

(b. 1959) is a Dutch film director. In 1990 his short film „Alaska“ won a Golden Calf for best short film and the Student Academy Award for best foreign student film in the drama category. In 1998 he received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for the film „Character“ based on the 1938 novel by Ferdinand Bordewijk. He has also directed commercials. „Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle“ is his third full-length feature.


Filmography

  • Karakter (Character, 1997)
  • De surprise (The Surprise, 2015)
  • Tulipani: Liefde
  • Eer en een Fiets (Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle, 2017)