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ROTTERDAM 2019 Signatures / Limelight

IFFR reveals full line-ups for Signatures and Limelight

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- The festival has also announced its Retrospective section, dedicated this year to Portuguese filmmaker Edgar Pêra

IFFR reveals full line-ups for Signatures and Limelight
God Only Knows by Mijke de Jong

Straight after the announcement of the titles selected for the Tiger and Big Screen Competitions (see the news), the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has presented the full line-up of Signatures, the festival’s programme dedicated to established film auteurs and seasoned filmmakers. 

The movies selected include various world premieres, such as God Only Knows [+see also:
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, the new film by Dutch filmmaker Mijke de Jong, after her Toronto entry and Dutch Oscar submission Layla M. [+see also:
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, a film revolving around deep family ties between a brother and his two sisters, and Love Me Not [+see also:
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, the new directorial effort by seasoned Spanish producer Lluís Miñarro, after his previous Rotterdam entry Falling Star [+see also:
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interview: Luis Miñarro ­
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, a subversive retelling of the story of John the Baptist and Salomé. Miel-Emile [+see also:
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by Dutch director Peter van Houten, Garden [+see also:
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by Austrian filmmaker Peter Schreiner and Gold Is All There Is [+see also:
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by Italy’s Andrea Caccia (winner of the Eurimages Lab Project Award at the 2017 Les Arcs Film Festival) are also set to be world-premiered in the section, which will also screen the newest works by Jean-Luc Godard, Carlos Reygadas and Claire Denis, among others.

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On the other hand, the Limelight section has been topped off with the addition of 13 more films, including the Dutch title Bloody Marie [+see also:
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by Guido van Driel and Lennert Hillege, Belgium’s Coureur [+see also:
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by Kenneth Mercken and a decent batch of festival favourites.

Finally, Portuguese filmmaker Edgar Pêra has been announced as the centre of the Retrospective section, which will include screenings of previous works by the director as well as three premieres: LOVECRAFTLAND, an ambitious 3D cine-concert inspired by the writing and legacy of HP Lovecraft, the feature film Magnetick Pathways and a first glimpse at Kinorama - Beyond the Walls of Cinema.

Here are the two section's complete selections:

Signatures

About Him or How He Did Not Fear the Bear - Nariné Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan (Armenia)
Ceremony [+see also:
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- Phil Collins (UK/Germany/Ukraine)
I diari di Angela – Noi due cineasti [+see also:
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- Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi (Italy)
Fetish - Amie Siegel (USA)
La Flor (Parte 1) - Mariano Llinás (Argentina)
La Flor (Parte 3) - Mariano Llinás (Argentina)
Garden [+see also:
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- Peter Schreiner (Austria)
God Only Knows [+see also:
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- Mijke de Jong (Netherlands)
High Life [+see also:
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interview: Claire Denis
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- Claire Denis (Germany/France/USA/UK/Poland)
Las hijas del fuego - Albertina Carri (Argentina)
Hombres de piel dura - José Celestino Campusano (Argentina)
The Image Book [+see also:
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- Jean-Luc Godard (France/Switzerland)
Love Me Not [+see also:
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- Lluís Miñarro (Spain/Mexico)
Miel-Emile [+see also:
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- Peter van Houten (Netherlands)
Nietzsche Sils Maria Rochedo de Surlej - Rosa Dias, Júlio Bressane, Rodrigo Lima (Brazil)
Our Time [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Reygadas
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- Carlos Reygadas (Mexico/France/Germany/Denmark/Sweden)
La secta del gatillo - José Celestino Campusano (Argentina)
Gold Is All There Is [+see also:
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 - Andrea Caccia (Italy/Switzerland/France)
White Noise [+see also:
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- Antoine d'Agata (France)
Your Face - Tsai Ming-liang (Taiwan) 

Limelight

An Impossible Love [+see also:
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 - Catherine Corsini (France)
Another Day of Life [+see also:
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interview: Raul de la Fuente
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- Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow (Poland/Spain/Belgium/Germany/Hungary)
Asako I & II [+see also:
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 - Hamaguchi Ryūsuke (Japan/France)
Ash Is Purest White [+see also:
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 - Jia Zhangke (China/France)
At Eternity's Gate [+see also:
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interview: Julian Schnabel
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Julian Schnabel (US/France/UK)
The Beast in the Jungle [+see also:
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interview: Clara van Gool
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 - Clara van Gool (Netherlands/Luxembourg)
Beats [+see also:
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 - Brian Welsh (UK)
Birds of Passage [+see also:
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 - Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra (Colombia/Denmark/Mexico)
Bloody Marie [+see also:
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- Guido van Driel, Lennert Hillege (Netherlands)
Camino, A Feature-length Selfie [+see also:
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 - Martin de Vries (Netherlands)
Capernaum [+see also:
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 - Nadine Labaki (Lebanon/France)
Real Love [+see also:
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interview: Claire Burger
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- Claire Burger (France/Belgium)
Climax [+see also:
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 - Gaspar Noé (France)
Keep Going [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Lafosse
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- Joachim Lafosse (Belgium/France)
Coureur [+see also:
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interview: Kenneth Mercken
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- Kenneth Mercken (Belgium)
Donbass [+see also:
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interview: Sergei Loznitsa
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 - Sergei Loznitsa (Germany/Ukraine/France/Netherlands/Romania)
Non-Fiction [+see also:
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- Olivier Assayas (France)
Gloria Bell - Sebastián Lelio (Chile/USA)
A Land Imagined [+see also:
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 - Yeo Siew Hua (Singapore/France/Netherlands)
Happy as Lazzaro [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
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 - Alice Rohrwacher (Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany)
Leto (The Summer) [+see also:
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interview: Ilya Stewart
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 - Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia/France)
Pearl [+see also:
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interview: Elsa Amiel
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- Elsa Amiel (France/Switzerland)
A Private War [+see also:
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- Matthew Heineman (UK/USA)
Rafiki [+see also:
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interview: Wanuri Kahiu
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 - Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya/South Africa/France/Netherlands/Germany/Norway/Lebanon)
Ray & Liz [+see also:
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interview: Richard Billingham
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- Richard Billingham (UK)
Rojo [+see also:
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 - Benjamín Naishtat (Argentina/Brazil/France/Netherlands/Germany)
Sofia [+see also:
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interview: Meryem Benm'Barek
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- Meryem Benm'Barek (Morocco/France/Qatar)
Tel Aviv on Fire [+see also:
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- Sameh Zoabi (Luxembourg/France/Israel/Belgium)
Vox Lux - Brady Corbet (USA)

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