Tiger Award films announced
So it is France who has, with three films, the lion’s share at the the 35rd Rotterdam International Film Festival, which starts on the 25th of January and which has just announced the list of all the films running for the prestigious Tiger Awards. Of the fourteen films in competition (added today to the selection which the Festival already announced at the end of 2005), nine productions or co-productions are European !
First feature by Frenchman Franck Guérin, Un jour d'Eté, co-produced by the director’s company, Ostinato Production, with Arte France, two French co-productions prove the importance of France at international level : Le Regard (Negah) (The Gaze) by Iranian Sepideh Farsi, co-produced by the director’s French company (Rêve d'Eau) which Les Films du Paradoxe will distribute in France, and Un matin bonne heure by Guinean Gahité Fofana, co-produced by the director with French Key Light Production, and with Belgian Artémis and Swiss PCT Productions.
And completing this " tour of the European world", two films co-produced across the Atlantic arrive to reinforce the European ranks: MadeinUsa, the fist feature from Peruvian Claudia Llosa, a Spanish co-production with Wanda Films, and Land Of The Blind by Robert Edwards, with Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland heading the cast, a co-production with British Defender Production with the States. A rich programme then for the Old Continent and those it supports in the four corner of the world.
The complete list of films in competition for the VPRO Tiger Awards 2006:
Song of Songs by Josh Appignanesi, UK, 2005
Glue (Glue, Historia Adolescente en medio de la nada), by Alexis Dos Santos, Argentina, 2006
Land of the Blind by Robert Edwards, UKi /USA, 2006
Le Regard (Negah) by Sepideh Farsi, Iran/France, 2006
Un matin bonne heure (Early In The Morning) by Gahité Fofana, France/Guinea, 2006
Un jour d'été (A summer Day) by Franck Guérin, France, 2006
Lai Xiao Zi (Walking on The Wild Side) by Han Jie, China, 2006
Oda Do Radosci (Ode To Joy) by Anna Kazejak-Dawid, Jan Komasa & Maciej Migas, Poland, 2005
La Leyenda del Tiempo (The Legend of Time) by Isaki Lacuesta , Spain, 2006
Langer Licht (Northern Light) by David Lammers, Holland, 2006
MadeInUsa by Claudia Llosa, Peru/Spain, 2005
La Pererra (The Dog Pound) by Manuel Nieto Zas, Uruguay/Argentina/Canada/Spain/France, 2006
Old Joy by Kelly Reichardt, USA, 2005
Bei Ya Zi De Nan Hai (Taking Father Home) by Ying Liang, Chine, 2005
(Translated from French)
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