MOSCOW, August 14 – RIA Novosti. The Pioneer open-air movie theater will hold a retrospective of the films of renowned Dutch director Paul Verhoeven as part of the Days of the Netherlands festival in Moscow’s Gorky Park on September 11-15, organizers of the Netherlands-Russia 2013 program announced on their Facebook page.
The retrospective will feature Verhoeven’s World War II film “Black Book,” the classic erotic thriller “Basic Instinct” starring Sharon Stone, the 1973 film “Turkish Delight” starring Rutger Hauer, the science fiction film “Total Recall” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Katie Tippel,” based on the memoirs of author Neel Doff, and others.
The retrospective will also include a Q&A session with the director.
A detailed schedule of the screenings can be found on the festival’s social media pages.
The Days of the Netherlands festival will run on September 11-15 at several venues in Moscow. The festival will be the highlight of the cultural exchange year between the Netherlands and Russia, and will kick off an extensive two-month Dutch cultural program in the city.
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