8th edition: 10 April – 14 April 2019

I, Tonya (2018 Feature Film)

Tragicomic biographical drama about the rapid rise and mediagenic demise of the American figure skater Tonya Harding. Talent and perseverance lead her to reach the absolute top, but was it the bizarre attack on her teammate and rival that really made Tonya world-famous and notorious? How could things get that far?

The talented American figure skater Tonya Harding hopes to win a gold medal during the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. It is however an event of a completely different order that really puts her in the spotlight. When her rival Nancy Kerrigan is attacked and injured, fingers are soon pointed at Harding and her shady friends. 

In this tragicomic biographical drama, we see a telling picture of a talented sportswoman who had always been at a disadvantage since her childhood. Her roots in lower-class America, her hard-as-nails mother and her own sharp tongue make her a strange figure on the ice. 

The Australian Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, 2007) elects for a framework within which characters look back on the striking events in documentary-like interviews. That provides authentic-looking scenes. The vicissitudes of these larger-than-life characters, performed by an excellent cast, are aptly accompanied by a memorable soundtrack that includes music by Doris Day, Fleetwood Mac, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. 

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Margot Robbie) and Best Achievement in Film Editing. Winner Academy Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Allison Janney). Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Allison Janney).

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 12 April 2018

Time: 18:30

Duration: 1:33

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 21:30

Duration: 1:33

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 16:00

Duration: 1:33

Year in Festival 2019
Director Raymi Sambo
Camera Robert M. Berger
Cast Perla Thissen
  Jaike Belfor
  Erwin Boschmans
  Jonata Taal
Country The Netherlands
Editor Jelle Helwig
Language Dutch
Length 90′
Music Tim Janssens
Producer Barend van Balen
  Dave Damon
Production Company Stichting Raymi Sambo Maakt & WonderPix
Production Design Allard Derksen
Scenario Esther Duysker
  Raymi Sambo
Sound Design Olivier Rekers
Year of Production 2018