The dark days have also arrived in the cinema. We see Halloween films, Sinterklaas films and the sequel to Maleficent with Angelina Jolie as the boiled-up Disney villain. An overview of the nine films that will appear in the cinema this week.

Maleficent 2 - adventure

In Maleficent 2 , the finally restored bond between fairy Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora is disrupted again. Aurora is going to marry Prince Phillip and the upcoming marriage is being celebrated throughout the country. But an unexpected event pulls the pair apart in opposite directions in the Great War.

  • Genre: fantasy, adventure
  • Director: Joachim Rønning
  • Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley
  • Kijkwijzer: 12+
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View the Maleficent 2 trailer here

Where is the Great Book of Sinterklaas? - family film

The greedy Guus Blik is the boss of the largest toy factory in the country. He thinks it is ridiculous that Sinterklaas toys "just give away" to children for free. He steals the book from Sinterklaas, so that the good saint no longer knows what presents he gives to the children. Santa comes to Santa for help, but his book is also gone. Santa Claus and Santa Claus must work together to save the holidays.

  • Genre: family film
  • Director: Armando de Boer
  • Cast: Carlo Boszhard, Irene Moors, Wilbert Gieske, Vic de Wachter, Soy Kroon
  • Kijkwijzer: all ages
  • View here where the film is showing


Watch the trailer of Where is the Great Book of Sinterklaas here?

Binti - family film

Twelve-year-old Binti wants to become a famous vlogger, but that dream comes under threat when she and her father have to flee from the police: they live illegally in Belgium and have to be deported. Along the way she meets a new girlfriend, Elias. Binti gets an idea: her father must marry Elias' mother so that they can stay in the country. While blogging the girlfriends start their plan.

  • Genre: family film
  • Director: Frederike Migom
  • Cast: Mo Bakker, Bebel Tshiana Baloji, Joke Devynck
  • Kijkwijzer: 6+
  • View here where the film is showing


View the Binti trailer here

Haunt - horror

Six friends visit a haunted house during Halloween. It soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary fairground attraction. In the horror house several people are murdered in a horrible way by the masked actors. Is it fake and does it belong to the show or are the friends in great danger? They are slowly realizing that they may not come out of this alive anymore.

  • Genre: horror
  • Director: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
  • Cast: Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn Alisa McClain
  • Kijkwijzer: 16+
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View the Haunt trailer here

What Is Dan Love - comedy

Divorce lawyer Cato is given the opportunity to become a partner at a law firm where there is a need for change. Cato argues for a mature, civilized way to settle divorces while her brave colleagues want to wallow their clients as much money as possible in a lengthy fight. But then she has to collaborate with Gijs, who represents everything that detests Cato. The cooperation seems doomed to fail, but the longer the two are stuck with each other, the more they learn from each other.

  • Genre: comedy
  • Director: Aniëlle Webster
  • Cast: Elise Schaap, Maarten Heijmans, Teun Luijkx, Anneke Blok, Michiel Romeyn
  • Kijkwijzer: 12+
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View the trailer of Wat Is Dan Liefde here

A Fool's Paradise - documentary

Director Saskia Vredeveld travels back to her mother country, South Africa. She wonders if she will still feel at home in her own country. A route of about 1,800 kilometers from Cape Town to the village of Amsterdam leads through beautiful nature and confronts Saskia with her youth, in which segregation and racism were normal.

  • Genre: documentary
  • Director: Saskia Vredeveld
  • Kijkwijzer: all ages
  • View here where the film is showing


View the trailer for A Fool's Paradise here

An Unexpected Love - comedy

The Marcos and Ana couple have been happy for 25 years. But when their only child, the 19-year-old Luciano, leaves the parental home, new perspectives for their marriage open up. Ana falls into a deep existential crisis without caring for her child. Marcos and Ana begin to wonder why they are still together at all. They decide to split up temporarily to test whether the single existence suits them.

  • Genre: comedy
  • Director: Juan Vera
  • Cast: Ricardo Darin, Mercedes Moran, Claudia Fontan
  • Kijkwijzer: 16+
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View the trailer of An Unexpected Love here

Før Frosten (Before the Frost) - drama

Due to the harsh winter of 1850 in Denmark, farmer Jens and his family threaten to die of starvation. Jens then decides to have his daughter marry the son of his neighbors. But when a wealthy local farmer wants to buy Jens' land, he sees this as an opportunity for a possibly better future.

  • Genre: drama
  • Director: Michael Noer
  • Cast: Jesper Christensen, Ghita Nørby, Clara Rosager, Elliott Hove
  • Kijkwijzer: 12+
  • View here where the film is showing


View the Før Frosten trailer here

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu - drama

Artist Marianne lives on a remote island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century. She is commissioned to paint Heloïse's wedding portrait. She is married off, but is not eager to get married. Marianne has to make the portrait without Heloïse being aware of it. During long walks on the coast, she carefully observes her model and works on the painting at night. Slowly the two women fall in love with each other during their meetings.

  • Genre: drama
  • Director: Célina Sciamma
  • Cast: Adele Haenel, Valeria Golino, Noémie Merlant, Luàna Bajrami
  • Kijkwijzer: 12+
  • View here where the film is showing


Watch the trailer for Portrait de la jeune fille en feu here

The films mentioned in the overview will be shown in Dutch cinemas from 16 or 17 October. View here the overview of films released last week.

The films in the overview above have been selected by the independent editors of If you buy a ticket, it is possible that earns money from this.