Country: NETHERLANDS, ITALY, CANADA
Run Time: 90 minutes
Anna has come to the tiny village of Puglia, Italy to fulfill her mother’s wish of scattering her ashes there. Everyone in Puglia seems to know or remember Anna—and her past, which she knows nothing of. Suddenly Anna is laying in a hospital and facing possible murder charges. With the help of some villagers very eager to tell the story in their own unique way, the winding tale of Anna’s past is spun for the local police commissioner. TULIPANI is the saga of Anna’s parentage, recounted with the magic of myth. It is a tale of heroes and villains, triumph and tragedy. Somewhere, shimmering among these jewels of carefully remembered events, is the heartwarming truth of a loving family and what they did to survive. This humorous and touching film is designed to weave an enchantment around the viewer, where facts mean less than honoring the past, and love and beauty are the only truths that matter. (In English, Italian, and Dutch with subtitles) —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 7:10 PM
Friday, April 06, 2018 at 11:35 AM
Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 9:15 AM
International Narrative Competition
Mike van Diem
Mike van Diem was born in 1959 in Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands. In 1998 he received the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film for “Character,” which also won the Roxanne T. Mueller Award at CIFF22. TULIPANI won the Audience Award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and the Best International Film at the Terra di Siena Film Festival.
De andere kant (1988), Alaska (1989), Character (1997)–CIFF22, The Surprise (2015), TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE (2017)
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