VU On the Roof Film Festival 2019

Start your academic year on the roof of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. From a great height, we will be viewing the city and taking a look at our society in four world cinema films. Honour killing, government fertility programmes, the chance to do everything again, but in a different way and the impossible expectations placed on women. These are four film themes that change our perspective on society. Don’t miss the eighth edition of the VU On The Roof Film Festival from 3 to 6 September 2019.


Tuesday 3 September Divino Amor
Wednesday 4 September The choice of Arnon Grunberg, VU Amsterdam's Writer in Residence: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - SOLD OUT
Thursday 5 September El viaje extraordinario de Celeste Garciá - SOLD OUT
Friday 6 September Re Loca

Wednesday's film has been chosen by VU Amsterdam’s Writer in Residence, Arnon Grunberg. The other films are part of the World Cinema Amsterdam selection.



The roof of Vrije Universiteit, 16th floor, VU Main building, De Boelenlaan 1105
We are counting on good weather. But if it’s raining, the programme will move indoors.

5.30 p.m.: roof and bar open, welcome for food | 7.00 p.m.: programme starts. 

Tickets are for sale from August 1st.
On the performance day, the ticket sale closes at 4 p.m. Afterwards you can by your ticket at the door. Debit card payment is possible.

The VU On The Roof Film Festival is organized by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Cultuurcentrum VU Griffioen, Filmtheater Rialto in partnership with VU Association, Filmtechniek and Il Caffè. 

photo Arnon Grunberg: © Sander Voerman