I have no idea what's gotten into the water supply in the Netherlands, but I want some. Though Dutch cinema has long been dominated by pure arthouse offerings there is a new generation of Dutch talent rising who seemingly suckled at the teat of the Coen Brothers, Jim Jarmusch
and others so inclined to fuse commercial storylines with indie quirk and personality. And the latest example of such is Guido Van Driel
, a graphic novelist turned director whose The Resurrection of a Bastard - an adaptation of his own graphic novel - is the opening film of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet...
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]