Rodaan Al Galidi's Film Picks
Rodaan Al Galidi, who fled Iraq, is a strikingly humorous voice in Dutch literature. He has published volumes of poetry, novels, and collections of columns, and contributes in hilarious manner to the debate about the integration exam. For the festival he's made a selection of film clips, which he'll discuss with Gerlinda Heywegen. These will include excerpts from Citizen Kane (Orson Welles), La Grande Bellezza (Sorentino), Der Untergang (Hirschbiegel) and Holy Motors (Léos Carax).
Rodaan Al Galidi replaces Tariq Ali, who had to cancel his appearance for health reasons.