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Rotterdam 2019 / Limelight

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

Clara van Gool  • Director of The Beast in the Jungle

Interview: Clara van Gool • Director of The Beast in the Jungle

“You can evoke more passion with a dance move than you can with a dialogue”

We chatted to Dutch director Clara van Gool to get the low-down on her IFFR-screened The Beast in the Jungle, adapted from a Henry James novella  

31/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

Review: Bloody Marie

Review: Bloody Marie

Guido van Driel and Lennert Hillege bring us the story of Marie Wankelmut, a graphic novelist and alcoholic in Amsterdam’s red-light district  

30/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

Kenneth Mercken • Director of Coureur

Interview: Kenneth Mercken • Director of Coureur

“The storyline’s authenticity was paramount”

Cineuropa sat down with Belgian director Kenneth Mercken to talk about fictionalising his real-life story while preserving its authenticity in Coureur  

30/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

Review: The Beast in the Jungle

Review: The Beast in the Jungle

Clara Van Gool’s new film by is a modern adaptation of a Henry James story, a timeless tale that spans several eras  

29/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

Review: Coureur

Review: Coureur

First-time director Kenneth Mercken makes use of his own cycling experiences to explore competitive instinct and drug culture in sport  

29/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

Sacha Polak  • Director of Dirty God

Interview: Sacha Polak • Director of Dirty God

"I find it important to fight for what you want, even if it’s difficult to explain what you have in mind"

We chatted to Dutch director Sacha Polak just after she opened the 48th IFFR with her tremendous third feature, Dirty God  

24/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

Review: Dirty God

Review: Dirty God

With a mesmerising soundtrack and stunning visuals, Sacha Polak brings us a story about finding inner strength in her English-language debut  

24/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight

IFFR reveals full line-ups for Signatures and Limelight

IFFR reveals full line-ups for Signatures and Limelight

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

15/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Signatures/Limelight

IFFR’s Limelight section announces its first batch of titles

IFFR’s Limelight section announces its first batch of titles

The Dutch festival’s programme focusing on avant-premieres of cinematic highlights includes three world premieres  

03/12/2018 | Rotterdam 2019 | Limelight