Saturday, March 3 at 2pm

Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle
Tulipani: Liefde, Eer en een Fiets
Netherlands
Directed by Mike van Diem
In English, and in Italian and Dutch with English subtitles
Comedy | Drama
90 minutes
Rated 14A: sexually suggestive scenes; sexual violence

It was Anna’s mother's dying wish to have her ashes returned to her hometown in Italy. When she arrives from Montreal, Anna finds the people of Puglia waiting with open arms and flapping gums. Her mother's old friend is a particularly gifted storyteller with a penchant for exaggeration. She tells of how Anna's father biked from the Netherlands to Italy, introduced Dutch irrigation practices to Puglia, forged a successful enterprise growing and selling tulips, and bravely faced off armed extortionists with blistering kung fu moves. Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle is a story about travelling far to know who you are, and about the joys and consolations of storytelling itself.

Quotes:

“A WHIMSY-SOAKED TALE….A SWEET AND GENTLE MEDLEY OF ORAL COMMENTARY.”
- Carlota Mosegui, Cineuropa

“THIS CROSS-CULTURAL, DECADES-SPANNING YARN IS AT ITS HEART, A SHOWCASE FOR THE ART OF STORYTELLING.”
- Shane Slater, Awards Circuit

“PERFECTLY BALANCES ITS WHIMSICAL OUTLOOK ON LIFE WITH HEARTFELT DRAMA.”
- Derek Jacobs, Cinema Axis

Awards:

Won the Audience Award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2017

Nominated for the Audience Award at the Whistler Film Festival 2017

Won Best International Film at Terra di Siena Film Festival 2017

2pm TULIPANI
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