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About Eye Filmmuseum

This national museum for film, located on Amsterdam’s IJ harbour, manages more than 40.000 films from all genres. The collection represents an outstanding sample of film history, from classics and blockbusters to cult films. But Eye does not only focus on the past: it also closely follows the latest developments in film by organizing new acquisitions, programmes, and debates. Our mission and vision reflect this.

Mission

Eye is a treasurer, guide and pioneer in the world of film and the art of the moving image.

Exhibition: Vive Le Cinéma! Art & Film

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Filmmuseum and the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Eye and the IFFR have selected five film directors from five continents as a way of celebrating the unlimited power and diversity of world cinema, which is so vital for the programming.

The filmmakers — Lucrecia Martel (South America), Leopold Emmen (Europe), Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Africa), Carlos Reygadas (North America) and Jia Zhang-ke (Asia) — were each invited to make a work for the exhibition that exploits the three-dimensional gallery space rather than the two-dimensional cinema screen. For some of them, it was the first time they had created a cinematographic installation that explores the boundaries of their work and of the art of film in general.

Vive le Cinéma! – Art & Film

Jia Zhang-ke (CN 1970), Nanouk Leo- pold (NL, 1968) & Daan Emmen (NL, 1968) Lucrecia Martel (AR, 1966), Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (LS, 1980), Carlos Reygadas (MX, 1971)