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REPORT: IFFR Rotterdam 2019

Cineuropa is covering the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam live with reviews, interviews and news...

REPORT: IFFR Rotterdam 2019
Olga Chajdas  • Director of Stillborn

Interview: Olga Chajdas • Director of Stillborn

"The film will be a modern punk story, a depiction of a historical moment as seen by a young, struggling, rebellious woman"

Cineuropa talked to Polish director Olga Chajdas about her inspiration behind her new project, Stillborn, and its current production status  

12/03 | Rotterdam 2019 | IFFR Pro

Review: End of Season

Review: End of Season

IFFR's Bright Future FIPRESCI Prize-winning film portrays the limits of modernity in contemporary Azerbaijan society through a disturbing family drama  

06/02 | Rotterdam 2019 | Bright Future Competition

Review: Karelia: International with Monument

Review: Karelia: International with Monument

Andrés Duque takes the viewer to a remote, radiant border region, where the mythological, pure, spontaneous and natural coexist with past and present cruelty  

06/02 | Rotterdam 2019 | Voices

Johannes Nyholm  • Director of Koko-di, Koko-da

Interview: Johannes Nyholm • Director of Koko-di, Koko-da

“People get shocked and moved, and many just sit there in their seats after the ending”

With his second feature, Koko-di, Koko-da, Johannes Nyholm explores grief and claustrophobia with the help of a nursery rhyme in a truly nightmarish setting  

05/02 | Göteborg 2019

Ulaa Salim • Director of Sons of Denmark

Interview: Ulaa Salim • Director of Sons of Denmark

“Every movie should be made within the DNA of a story”

Cineuropa met up with Danish newcomer Ulaa Salim, who competed in Rotterdam's main competition with his thriller drama Sons of Denmark  

05/02 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition

May el-Toukhy  • Director of Queen of Hearts

Interview: May el-Toukhy • Director of Queen of Hearts

“It becomes hard to define what is wrong and what is right here”

We chatted to May el-Toukhy, the director and co-writer of Queen of Hearts, which scooped awards at the Göteborg and Sundance Film Festivals  

05/02 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: Golden Youth

Review: Golden Youth

Eva Ionesco’s film delves into her own life-story to talk about adolescent growing pains in bohemian Paris in the late ‘70s  

05/02 | Rotterdam 2019 | Voices

Review: Around the World When You Were My Age

Review: Around the World When You Were My Age

The winner of Rotterdam’s Bright Future Competition is a charming on-the-road documentary in which the father of director Aya Koretzky embarks on a round-the-world trip in the 1970s  

04/02 | Rotterdam 2019 | Bright Future

Review: Camino, A Feature-length Selfie

Review: Camino, A Feature-length Selfie

Armed with a smartphone and a selfie stick, in his directorial debut Martin de Vries invites us to tag along on his pilgrimage  

04/02 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

Review: Transnistra

Review: Transnistra

Anna Eborn’s lyrical documentary tale of young love and independence has won big at both the Rotterdam and Göteborg Film Festivals  

04/02 | Rotterdam 2019 | Big Screen Competition