The next Corrie Film club will be on Sunday January 9th at 7.30pm. The film showing will be Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (Holland 2017. Mike van Diem. 99 mins Cert 15)
After losing his farm to the 1953 floods in Holland, a Dutch farmer cycles to the Puglia in Italy to grow tulips. A mixed language film of English, Dutch and Italian illustrating a story of familial complications, love, determination and loss, against the background of one man’s passion to bring colour and tulips to a hillside in Italy despite the darker efforts of local racketeers trying to strong arm their cut of his flower business.
Director Mike van Diem coaxs upbeat comic performances from his cast, which includes the sinewy Gijs Naber, gorgeous Ksenia Solo and stalwart, Giancarlo Giannini. Naber bursts with life as Gauke, the wanderlust-struck Dutchman whose fatalistic living finds him setting up a tulip farm in the sweltering heat of Puglia, Italy. After losing his farm during Holland’s 1953 floods, the true romantic begins a journey, which finds him connecting with a small Italian village where he becomes something of a folk hero for his antics and courage.