The 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 25 – February 5, 2017) will present the world premiere of Double Play, the new film by Ernest Dickerson (Juice, The Wire) on January 27.
Double Play is a film version of the novel of the same name by Curaçaoan author Frank Martinus Arion, regarded as one of the most important works in Caribbean literature.
Set during the 1970s, the story evokes themes of colonial unrest on the Caribbean island of Curacao during the tumultuous transition from Dutch colonial rule to autonomous self-governance. Its narrative revolves around a day-long game of dominoes, during which the fates of four men are revealed through a journey of love, loss and deadly betrayal.
“With Double Play, Ernest Dickerson has portrayed an idiosyncratic, joyous and humane society thereby not only creating a terrifically enjoyable film, but also a welcome reminder that Curaçao is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He underlines the fact that we perhaps have much more in common than the Atlantic between us might suggest,” says festival director Bero Beyer in an official IFFR press release.
The IFFR screening of Double Play will be attended by director Ernest Dickerson, producers Lisa Cortes and Gregory Elias as well as actors Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Mustafa Shakir, Alexander Karim, Saycon Sengblohm, Dani Dare, Barbara Eve Harris, Isaach De Bankolé, La La Anthony and Melanie Liburd.