Rotterdam Films

Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden

Tales of two cities

Various Directors


This compilation of four Portguese and two Dutch short films is a cooperative venture between Rotterdam and Porto, both Cultural Capital of Europe 2001. Initiator Rotterdam Films (Dirk Rijneke and Mildred van Leeuwaarden) – in cooperation with Dario D’Oliveira – commissioned eight film-makers to portray the two cities in their own way. Unfortunately two of the eight have not been completed in time for the festival, but the other six parts provide evidence of fantasy, originally and ‘heart for the city’.