Cinemien: New Independent Films

For more than 40 years, Cinemien has devoted its cause to the distribution of high-caliber independent films in cinemas across the country.


Today, 22 September, marks the arrival of British writer-director Esther Campbell’s debut to the local big screens. Light Years (2015) is a beautifully filmed dream-like haze, in which audio and video make up for a kaleidoscopic reality. The film features Beth Orton, a debut in acting for the singer / songwriter and actor Muhammet Uzuner, plus a cast of newcomers.  Light Years screenings take place at Filmtheater Kriterion, Het Ketelhuis, FC Hyena, Filmhuis Den HaagLumière Cinema, LUX Nijmegen, LantarenVenster & T Hoogt Filmtheater en Café.

Based on the novel by Tom McCarthy, Remainder (2015) is the debut, British-German drama, by Israeli-born, Berlin-based Omer Fast. The story follows an unnamed young man (Tom Sturridge) after suffering traumatic brain injury, causing him to lose his sense of self. Fragmentation of memory and obscure narrative craft an, oftentimes surreal, dismally humorous thriller. Remainder hits the screens on Thursday, 3 November.