Closing night — Panorama Europe Film Festival
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Redstone Theater – Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI)
With Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and director Dirk Jan Roeleven in person and followed by closing reception
Presented by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, with the reception in partnership with the EU Delegation to the UN
Netherlands. Dir. Dirk Jan Roeleven. 2016, 90 mins. In Dutch with English subtitles.
This all-access documentary charts two years in the life of Dutch diplomat Frans Timmermans who, as First Vice-President of the European Commission, is one of the foremost leaders of the increasingly fragile European Union. From 2014 to 2016, director Jan Roeleven follows the perpetually-on-the-go Timmermans as he crisscrosses the continent, dealing with everything from the migrant crisis to Brexit. The result is both a candid portrait of a major European power player and a rare, insider’s glimpse into the state of the European Union today.