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ROTTERDAM 2018

Rotterdam unveils more titles in the Bright Future, Voices and Signatures sections

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- The festival welcomes new films by emerging talents, as well as the last film by Jan Švankmajer

Rotterdam unveils more titles in the Bright Future, Voices and Signatures sections
Insects by Jan Švankmajer

After a small announcement in October (read the news here), the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) continues to unveil the program for its 47th edition, which is due to take place from 24 January to 4 February 2018.

Highlights from these announcements include the screening of Insects [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jan Švankmajer
film profile
]
, which is due to be the last film by the influential Czech master of stop-motion and surrealist animations, Jan Švankmajer, as well as the presence of Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, who is due to unveil his art installation SLEEPCINEMAHOTEL, an immersive film experience that functions as a temporary hotel, as part of Rotterdam’s new platform for audiovisual art entitled Frameworks.

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The new feature films confirmed for the 47th IFFR include:

Bright Future – Competition

The Flower Shop [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ruben Desiere
film profile
]
- Ruben Desiere (Belgium/Slovakia)
Look Up [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
- Fulvio Risuleo (Italy/France)
My Friend the Polish Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek (United Kingdom/Poland)
Rabot [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Christina Vandekerckhove (Belgium)
RespetoAlberto Monteras II (Philippines)
The Return [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Malene Choi Jensen (Denmark)
Windspiel [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Peyman Ghalambor (Germany)

Bright Future – Premieres

All You Can Eat Buddha - Ian Lagarde (Canada)
Azougue Nazareth - Tiago Melo (Brazil)
My Own Private Hell - Guto Parente, Pedro Diógenes (Brazil)
Ordinary Time [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Susana Nobre (Portugal/France)

Bright Future

¾ [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ilian Metev
film profile
]
- Ilian Metev (Bulgaria/Germany)
Cocote [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias (Dominican Republic/Argentina/Germany/Qatar)
Drift [+see also:
trailer
interview: Helena Wittmann and Theresa…
film profile
]
- Helena Wittmann (Germany)
The Wild Boys [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bertrand Mandico
film profile
]
- Bertrand Mandico (France)
Gutland [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Govinda Van Maele
film profile
]
- Govinda Van Maele (Luxembourg/Belgium/Germany)
The Watchman - Alejandro Andújar (Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico/Brazil)
Life and Nothing More [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antonio Méndez Esparza
film profile
]
- Antonio Méndez Esparza (USA/Spain)
Meteors [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gürcan Keltek
film profile
]
- Gürcan Keltek (Turkey/Netherlands)
Mama - Jin Xingzheng (China)
Milla [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Valérie Massadian (France/Portugal)
The Nothing Factory [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pedro Pinho
film profile
]
- Pedro Pinho (Portugal)
Resurrection [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Kristof Hoornaert (Belgium)
Soldiers. Story from Ferentari [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivana Mladenovic
film profile
]
- Ivana Mladenovic (Romania/Serbia/Belgium)
Sweating the Small Stuff - Ninomiya Ryutaro (Japan)
Closeness [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Kantemir Balagov (Russia)

Voices

A Tiger in Winter - Lee Kwangkuk (South Korea)
Fátima [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- João Canijo (Portugal/France)
Outrage Coda - Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
Western [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonas Dornbach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
film profile
]
- Valeska Grisebach (Germany/Bulgaria/Austria)
Birds Are Singing in Kigali [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Joanna Kos-Krauze
film profile
]
- Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze (Poland)
Lorello and Brunello [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Jacopo Quadri (Italy)
Gangway to a Future [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- René Hazekamp (Netherlands)
The Hungry Lion - Ogata Takaomi (Japan)
The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful - Yang Ya-Che (Taiwan)
Have You Seen the Listers? - Eddie Martin (Australia)
Latifa: A Fighting Heart [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Olivier Peyon, Cyril Brody (France)
Loveling - Gustavo Pizzi (Brazil/Uruguay)

Signatures

Insects [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jan Švankmajer
film profile
]
- Jan Švankmajer (Czech Republic)
Asino - Anatoly Vasiliev (Russia)
Ivan and the Dogs [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Andrew Kötting (UK)
The Bottomless Bag - Rustam Khamdamov (Russia)
Readers - James Benning (US)
Mrs. Fang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Wang Bing (Hong-Kong/France/Germany)
The Wandering Soap Opera - Raúl Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento (Chile)
Lover for a Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Philippe Garrel (France)

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