Put on some glitter and a wig and join us for this candy-colored, plastic-fantastic, extremely funny, wild ride of a film.
The film will be preceded by an introduction. And after the film, there will be a short discussion.
Genre: adventure, comedy, fantasy
Language: English, subtitles: Dutch
With ever-blue skies, pastel pink houses, and all the fashionable fun a doll could want, life in Barbie Land is perfect - unless you're having an existential crisis. And Barbie (Margot Robbie) just happens to be having one. When her questions lead her out into the real world, Ken (Ryan Gosling) isn't far behind, and the two soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.
This film is an unlikely but successful collaboration between Mattel (makers of Barbie) and Little Women director Greta Gerwig. If there's anyone we can trust with this cultural icon, it's Greta.
This film will be preceded by an introduction by Dana Linssen, film critic for the Dutch daily newspaper NRC and Filmkrant. After the film there will be a short discussion.
If you want to see the film without the introduction (and without USE/ITEC registration), then you can attend the film on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 January.
“This Barbie is a modern movie masterpiece that must be seen to be believed.” The Globe and Mail
“Thanks to Gerwig’s imagination, this Barbie is far from plastic. It’s fantastic.” TheWrap
“A masterful exploration of femininity and the pressures of perfection.” IGN
SG & USE/ITEC registration
Please register for SG & USE/ITEC by scanning your student ID card at the venue.
More information about SG & USE/ITEC can be found here.
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets are not purchasable with cash or bank card at the ticket counter.
You can find more general information about tickets, refund policy etc. here.
Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30 sharp (no pre-film movie trailers). We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
The Studium Generale film program is created in collaboration with the student film committee and Natlab.