As a special treat and in celebration of 10 years of RCFF, this year we're taking the festival on the road and bringing one of features to Sparwood! This film is screening for one night only on Friday, January 19th at 7:30pm at the Sparwood Golf Course Clubhouse.
6:30pm: Doors open, cash bar and silent auction in aid of the Sparwood Drama Club
7:30pm: Tulipani, 14A.
- In Italian, Dutch and English with English subtitles.
- please note adult themes, parental discretion advised
Admission: $10 at the door, cash only (correct amounts appreciated)
Check out our facebook event here.
Festival Passes will be available for the Reel Canadian Film Festival, January 26 - 28 at the Vogue Theatre in Fernie. $50. Cash or cheque. Or buy one online today!
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Sparwood Golf Club, Youth Action Sparwood, Sparwood Drama Club and Troy Cook.
TULIPANI tells the story of a romantic Dutch farmer named Gauke (Gijs Naber) who after losing his farm during the floods of 1953 is determined to never ever have wet socks again.
Directed by MIKE VAN DIEM
Screenplay by PETER VAN WIJK
Scott Speedmanndie MacDowel
The Netherlands, Italy, Canada
Run Time: 90 minutes
Rating: 14A -parental discretion advised
Language: ITALIAN, ENGLISH, DUTCH with ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Gauke cycles to the sizzling hot south of Italy to start a new life and ends up at the outskirts of a small village in Puglia. Due to his fairylike and miraculous tulip trade, his passionate love-life and his turbulent scuffles with the dubious local business practices, he becomes a living legend - to then suddenly disappear. Thirty years later, an Italian police inspector (Giancarlo Giannini) attempts to unravel the story, but struggles to distinguish fact from fiction. With the help of the young Canadian woman Anna (Ksenia Solo) he discovers what truly happened.
- Ksenia Solo & Peter Van Wijk are Canadian
- Canadian portions filmed in Hamilton, Ontario
- a co-produciton between Canada, The Netherlands and Italy
Tulipani's Official Facebook Page
"...a showcase for the art of storytelling. Captures your attention and never lets go." - Awards Circuit
"A brilliant comedy with affecting characters, gorgeous visuals, and powerful themes." - Cinema Axix
"Crowd-pleasing. Tulipani is a bright flower." - Variety
"This tale of love and loss and the gift of flowers amaze. This film deserves to be seen and loved."
- Facts & Arts