Screening of documentary On the track of Robert van Gulik

Robert van Gulik (1910-1967) is perhaps one of the world’s most read authors from the Netherlands , but relatively unrecognized in his own country. This diplomat, sinologist and scholar is mainly known for his detective novels starring Judge Dee.

As a warmup to the Dutch Days 2017 in Beijing, we will organise a screening of this documentary on Monday June 5. The screening will take place at POP-UP Beijing, North Side, Ground Level (Suite 104), Building 22, Courtyard 4, Gongti Bei Lu, directly between Jing A/1949 and The Local – close to The Rug!.

18.30 – 19.30    Meet & greet with the director
19.30 – 21.00    Screening documentary
21.00 – 22.00    Q&A with director

You can attend the screening for free, however it is required to register for this screening by sending an e-mail to

About On the track of Robert van Gulik

Filmmaker Rob Rombout follows in his footsteps to discover the author’s legacy in his diaries, the people he inspired and the witnesses to his life. The film is a quest where the filmmaker takes us on a journey in the author’s tracks. Reality and fantasy, past and present will flow into each other, at times imperceptibly.

Rob Rombout is an experienced independent documentary maker. Besides teaching at film schools in Belgium, he lectures at universities and film schools all over the world, including Beijing Film Academy, giving documentary workshops and seminars.