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CATALOGUE

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Contents 2 Using the Catalogue 4 Foreword

6 Jury Hivos Tiger Awards Competition 8 Jury Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films

9 Hivos Tiger Awards Competition 25 Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 33 Bright Future Premieres 48 Bright Future 61 Spectrum Premieres 73 Spectrum 85 Limelight 101 As Long As It Takes: Short 157 As Long As It Takes: Mid-Length 163 175 183 199 213 221 241

Signals: Jang Jin Signals: Bruce McClure Signals: 24/7 Signals: Everyday Propaganda Signals: What the F?! Signals: Really? Really. Signals: Regained

259 IFFR+ 274 278 280 282

The Supportive Festival Catalogue Crew & Festival Staff Thanks to Partners & Sponsors

284 Industry Services & Facilities 289 301 305 309 313 319 341

Addresses Print & Sales Film List by Country List of Premieres Index Directors Index Films & Compilation Programmes Programme Day by Day And More‌

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USING THE CATALOGUE

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Programme Sections HIVOS TIGER AWARDS COMPETITION

TG

The festival’s main competition. Fourteen talented filmmakers compete with their first or second feature-length fiction or nonfiction film for one of the three equal Tiger Awards. TIGER AWARDS COMPETITION FOR SHORT FILMS

TS

The strength of the short. Twenty new films from the short film selection compete for one of the three equal Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films.

BF

BRIGHT FUTURE

Get a preview of the future of cinema. First or second fiction or non-fiction films from directors with a fresh, new and exciting take on film early in their careers.

SP

SPECTRUM

Powerful, relevant fiction films or documentaries by the masters, veterans and established names making an essential contribution to international cinema.

LL

LIMELIGHT

SIGNALS: BRUCE MCCLURE

BM

Performance programme featuring 16mm projectors as a selective retrospective of works created by filmmaker, artist and architect Bruce McClure since 1978. SIGNALS: 24/7

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24/7 focuses in on the changing world and technology, enquiring into how we get our information and how this dominates our lives – awake or asleep. With a starring role for Rotterdam hotels. SIGNALS: EVERYDAY PROPAGANDA

EP

Everyday Propaganda showcases the broad spectrum of everyday propaganda. With topical films, archive films, a workshop and various installations. SIGNALS: WHAT THE F?!

WF

As more and more women (and men) call themselves feminists, What the F?! asks what defines this movement today? SIGNALS: REALLY? REALLY.

RR

Big names, award winners at the big film festivals and other striking and remarkable films that will receive a cinematic release in the Netherlands after IFFR.

Surrealism is back! And is playing a key role in contemporary art – from popular works to the most sophisticated and obscure. An exploration in film.

AS LONG AS IT TAKES: SHORT & MID-LENGTH SH

SIGNALS: REGAINED

ML

The many short films at the festival are brought together in compilation programmes, screened ahead of features, installations or part of a performance. The mid-length film is also put in the spotlight. SIGNALS: JANG JIN

JJ

Retrospective of the work of multitalented satirist Jang Jin, who has won the admiration of large audiences and the film, theatre and television in-crowd alike with his independent spirit and razorsharp wit.

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RG

A sample from the memory of cinema, featuring experimental work, restored classics, films about film and installations. Includes the Regained Special: Made in Taiwan. IFFR+ (SCOPITONE, MADE IN ROTTERDAM & CRITICS’ CHOICE)

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Surprising added tastes and textures for the festival: rocking music documentaries, Rotterdam’s glory on the silver screen wand recommendations from Dutch and international film critics.

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The films being screened at the festival can be found in the catalogue listed by the IFFR programme section. Feature & mid-length films are ordered by the director’s family name in the following sections: TG, BF, SP, LL, ML, WF, RR, RG and +. Filmmakers from China, Japan and Korea (following the tradition) are listed with their family name first, followed by their given name. Premieres in the Bright Future and Spectrum programme sections are now listed separately, ahead of the rest of these programmes. Check IFFR.com for festival news, film descriptions and programme information, director profiles, film stills and trailers. Abbreviations

Prod = Producer Prod Comp = Production Company Sc = Screenplay Cam = Camera Ed = Editor Prod Des = Production Design Sound Des = Sound Design With = The main actors and actresses Distr NL = Distributor in the Netherlands b&w = black-and-white min = length in minutes DGZ = de Doelen Grote Zaal DWBZ = de Doelen Willem Burger Zaal  DJZ = de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal  DVCZ = de Doelen Van Cappellen Zaal SGZ = Schouwburg Grote Zaal  SKZ = Schouwburg Kleine Zaal  PA1-PA7 = Pathé 1-7  CI1-CI7 = Cinerama 1-7  LV1-LV6 = LantarenVenster 1-6  LUX = Oude Luxor  All films are English spoken or subtitled in English (e.s.), except for films marked: d.s. = Dutch subtitles or n.d. = no dialogue.

2= combined programme Labels

Hubert Bals Fund = The film has received financial support from the Hubert Bals Fund. CineMart = The film participated in the CineMart co-production market. The Big Screen Award Competition = The film has been nominated for IFFR’s competition, introduced in 2013, aimed at promoting the distribution of films in cinemas in the Netherlands.

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FOREWORD

FOREWORD

Foreword Rutger Wolfson & Janneke Staarink

To start off with a little propaganda for ourselves: the 44th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam will showcase the best films made in the past year, an impressive number of brand new films and fantastic discoveries, lots of fun events, interesting guests and on top of all that, a series of thematic programmes that together address one of the most interesting and challenging subjects: the here and now. The Hivos Tiger Award competition has a line-up as eclectic and colourful as the festival itself, with entries from all corners of the globe: from Argentina to Denmark and from Cuba to the USA. The nominees also underscore the importance of our own Hubert Bals Fund in finding and nurturing daring, talented filmmakers. It’s a testament to the HBF’s talent for discovering the hidden gems and filmmakers of tomorrow that no less than five productions in the competition were supported by HBF. The way in which HBF, our coproduction market CineMart and the festival itself intersect, makes IFFR so much more than just the sum of its parts. The programme reflects the different sides to ‘Rotterdam’. Young, upcoming talent in the Hivos Tiger Competition and the Bright Future section, more senior voices in Spectrum, while short films and mid-length films (up to 65 minutes) are combined under the umbrella of AsLong As It Takes. A new addition is the Limelight section: features scheduled to be released in the Netherlands at a later date will be debuted for eager viewers who just can’t wait. Last but certainly not least is our stimulating Signals section, which ties in to another IFFR directive: the festival as platform, catalyst and reflection on surrounding developments. Through films, we can show how the world around us (and inside our own heads) is changing, and in so doing make the world visible and comprehensible. Take our work and leisure time, which are now merging more and more. Our experience of time is mutating at the speed of light, due to the glass-fibre and wireless networks that keep us entangled. Companies, the media, interest groups, our social life (and yes, even IFFR) are all competing for the new scarcity: our attention. In a programme called 24/7, we examine and discuss how this affects our sense of reality. Another very topical subject we will look at this year is propaganda. With worldwide economic and ideological unrest, this is booming. In some ways, we are no longer naive when it comes to propaganda; there are many examples in pop culture of games being played with its rules and visual styles. However, propaganda is being revived in new, powerful yet subtle forms, through the internet and social networks, cinema and TV. In times of social upheaval and digital revolution, everyone is eager to produce, receive and spread messages that aim to define and clarify the world around us. In the thematic programme Everyday Propaganda, we take a closer look at this development. Another theme – What the F?! – explores feminism as one of the hottest subjects (in the media) today. At a time when ever more women and men are declaring themselves feminists, the question arises: what defines this movement today? Feminism no longer seems to be a strict dogma but rather a popular, individual and very interesting mix of ideologies and ideas. What the F?! reflects on these by showing a collection of contemporary films that both challenge and celebrate the feminism debate.

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photo: Marc Nolte

The 24/7 attention economy, propaganda and feminism are all topics that tell us something about the here and now. About the complex everyday reality we live in. It’s fascinating to see how these subjects are reflected in film. The thematic programme Really? Really. looks at an interesting, but overlooked comeback of Surrealism in cinema. Realism is still the dominant style in film, but that might be about to change. Is this a reaction to the complex reality we live in? Are filmmakers telling us that everyday reality becomes more and more complex the longer you look? Also changing (and related to the 24/7 mentality) is the way films are consumed and distributed. IFFR’s pioneering spirit puts it at the forefront of this development, looking at ways to make the digital revolution work for the independent filmmaker. The festival explores the new possibilities that come with the connected world of today in IFFR Live: five festival premieres will be simultaneously streamed to cinemas across Europe and audiences in more than 30 cinemas in 7 European countries can take part in the Q&A with the makers via social media. IFFR has yet another digital distribution card up its sleeve: Tiger Release. This ground-breaking initiative includes a multi-year deal with Infostrada Creative Technology to make it possible for selected films from this edition to appear on global video-on-demand platforms such as iTunes, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Play and PlayStation Network. Tiger Release gives filmmakers access to distribution channels, while making delivery to platforms easier and encouraging filmmakers to be more involved in releasing their own films. It underlines IFFR’s mission to support filmmakers and their films in the fast-moving digital age. However, our support doesn’t start and end with the twelve days of the Festival. Instead, those days represent a commitment to help find audiences in the months and years ahead for the creative and varied films selected. Tiger Release adds enormously to this philosophy. Spread the word!

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JURY HIVOS TIGER AWARDS COMPETITION

JURY HIVOS TIGER AWARDS COMPETITION

Jury Hivos Tiger Awards Competition The Tiger Awards Competition was established by IFFR in 1995. Having been a non-competitive event up until then, the idea behind the competition was to discover, highlight and support emerging film talent throughout the world. Every year, the jury of the Tiger Awards Competition names three equal winners. Since its inception, more than 300 filmmakers have competed with their first or second feature-length films.

Rolf de Heer is an independent writer, director and producer of arthouse films. Born in the Netherlands in 1951, he moved to Australia at the age of eight, where he later graduated from the Australian Film & TV School. He co-founded the film production company Vertigo Productions in 1996 and has received many awards during his career as a filmmaker. De Heer’s Ten Canoes was awarded Best Film in Ghent and the Special Jury Award at Cannes in 2006. He has worked a number of times with the renowned Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil, who won Best Actor in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 for his role in Charlie’s Country, de Heer’s fourteenth and most recent film which will screen at this year’s IFFR.

Film producer Ichiyama Shozo joined the Japanese film studio Schochiku after graduating at the age of 24 from Tokyo University. Working at Schochiku, and later at T-Mark and Office Kitano, he produced multiple films that received awards, including Samira Makhmalbaf’s Blackboards, awarded with the Jury Prize in Cannes, and Jia Zhang-ke’s A Touch of Sin, awarded the Best Script Prize in Cannes. For seven years, starting in 1992, Ichiyama was responsible for the selection of the Asian sidebar at the Tokyo International Film Festival. At the beginning of the millennium, he launched Tokyo Filmex. Aside from his activities as a producer, he still works as the programme director of that annual film festival.

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Only three years ago, in 2012, Serbian Maja Miloš (born in 1983) was awarded one of the three Hivos Tiger Awards. Her first feature film, Clip, not only won acclaimed at IFFR, but also won a KNF Jury Award from Dutch film critics, among other prizes. Miloš has an extensive education in film directing as a graduate of the Documentary Film School in Paris, the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. During her studies, she directed eleven short films and documentaries, many of them nationally and internationally awarded. Last year, she started working as a lecturer in film and television directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts from which she graduated in 2008. Born in 1952, José María Prado Garcia patiently climbed the ladder to success in the world of film. After graduating in Interior Design and Architecture, he worked for film magazines. In 1976, Prado started as head programmer at the Spanish Film Archive. Eleven years later, he became assistant director of the archive and director shortly after, a position he holds to this day. For over thirty years, he has been a consultant to the San Sebastian International Film Festival. He has been a jury member many times, including at the festivals of Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, and Venice. Prado also is a dedicated art photographer who has exhibited in Spanish and French galleries, museums and theatres. Johanna ter Steege, born in 1961 in the

Netherlands, studied at the art academies of Kampen and Arnhem. Immediately after graduating, she became a widely knownactress due to the success of her role in her first feature film, The Vanishing by George Sluizer, for which she received the Felix Award at the Berlinale in 1988. She has acted on stage in Hamburg, London and Washington, played in Lulu and Carnage, and is currently starring in the Dutch theatre adaption of Clôture de l’amour. Ter Steege is often invited by visual artists to appear in their projects, and worked with filmmakers such as Robert Altman, Istvan Szabo, Philippe Garrel and Heddy Honigmann. This year, she appears as one of the leading characters in the French film A la vie.

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Jury Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films This year in the IFFR section Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films, 20 films of up to 60 minutes in length will be presented to an international jury. The winners of the three Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films, each of whom will receive a cash prize of €3,000 plus a video camera, will be announced on Sunday, 25 January at 21:00 in LantarenVenster. Beatrice Gibson is an artist who lives and works in

London. Her films explore the relationship between music and film. Gibson has won a Tiger Award for Short Films in Rotterdam twice. She received the first one in 2009, for A Necessary Music and the second one four years later for The Tiger’s Mind. In 2013, she got shortlisted for the Jarman Award and the Whitechapel Gallery Max Mara Art Prize for Women. In 2015, IFFR will screen her short film F for Fibonacci. Xander Karskens is a graduate in Art History from

the University of Amsterdam. Since 2006, he has been working as a curator for De Hallen Haarlem, where he is responsible for the programming and collection of contemporary art. He presents and facilitates the production of work by artists, both Dutch and international, often working with film and video. Karskens is also active as a curator of international exhibition projects. He curated FOCUS: the Netherlands (2012) in ARCOmadrid and Ghost in the System - Scenarios for Resistance (2013) in the Moscow Biennale.

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Koyo Yamashita is the artistic director of the I­ mage

Forum Festival and programmer of the Theatre ­Image Forum in Shibuya, Tokyo. He has been a guest programmer at many festivals, such as Kaohsiung Film Festival, Seoul New Media Festival and the Berlin Transmediale. Koyo is also active as the curator of Thinking and Drawing, a DVD compilation and film exhibition on up-coming, independent Japanese animation artists. Besides that, he curates the film and video department for the Asian Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea and was a jury member at various international film festivals, including those of Hong Kong and Cannes. European Film Academy – European Short Film Award

At IFFR, the jury of the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films will nominate one European film to enter the competition for the European Short Film Award. The nominee will be announced on Sunday 25 January at 21:00 in LantarenVenster. The members of the European Film Academy will vote for the overall winner; the award will be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in December.

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Menuju rembulan Another Trip to the Moon

Ismail Basbeth A small, rich film based on four very diverse sources. Alongside old oral Indonesian myths, the maker has clearly listened to Jim Morrison and watched science fiction. Using simple but very creative means, a fantasy world is created that is both serious and comic. In the oldest legends and traditions – also in those of Islam in Indonesia – the role of the woman is usually a subordinate one, but Ismail Basbeth reverses traditional roles in his film. Here, the mythical hero is a young woman, Asa, daughter of a seer, who has withdrawn with a girlfriend into a wood, where they live from hunting and fishing. The story seems to take place in a remote prehistoric past, but when Asa leaves the woods following the death of her girlfriend – and because her mother is calling her – she is suddenly at a modern petrol station. With Basbeth, this is possible. The story is of all times. After her return and the death of her mother, Asa leads a very different life. From the primitive woods, she arrives in a beautiful classical Javanese house. The dog who came to collect her turns out to be a man and they have a child together, like in the ancient fairy tale of Dayang Sumbi. At times the story seems bizarre, but Basbeth directs with a great and in fact very dry elegance that makes the vicissitudes of a plastic rabbit something quite ordinary, in the same way the entire film makes the exceptional everyday. Which, in turn, makes the everyday exceptional. WORLD PREMIERE

Indonesia, 2015 | colour, DCP, 80 min, no dialogue Prod: Ismail Basbeth, Suryo Wiyogo, Andhy Pulung | Prod Comp: Bosan Berisik Lab, Hide Project Films, Super-8mm Studio | Sc: Ismail Basbeth, B.W. Purba Negara | Cam: Satria Kurnianto | Ed: Dwi Agus Purwanto | Prod Des: Hananda Hutami Putri | Sound Des: Charlie Meliala | Music: Charlie Meliala | With: Tara Basro, Ratu Anandita, Cornelio Sunny, Endang Sukeksi, Mila Rosinta Totoatmojo | Print/Sales: Hide Project Films | www.anothertriptothemoon.com

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La mujer de los perros

Videofilia (y otros síndromes virales)

Dog Lady

Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes)

Laura Citarella, Verónica Llinás

Juan Daniel F. Molero

With Dog Lady, film company El Pampero Cine – which previously made the superb Extraordinary Stories (Mariano Llinás, 2007) – once again presents a strikingly different production, this time directed by Laura Citarelli together with Véronica Llinás, known mostly for her theatre work, who also plays the unique, intriguing lead role. With a pack of dogs, a woman leads a self-imposed, autarchic existence on the periphery of Buenos Aires where the buildings start to give way to the Pampas, defending herself from the elements and other threats. Mariano Llinás wrote the synopsis:

In this ‘comedia tragedia’, multi-talent Juan Daniel F. Molero takes us on a digital trip down all the perfidious byways of ‘the interwebz’. Peruvian schoolgirl Luz looks a lot more innocent than she is. She meets Junior online, who spends most of his days gaming in Internet cafés. His ambition is earn a living making amateur porn. Junior, obsessed by Mayan predictions of the end of the world, does everything you are not supposed to do with Google Glass. It is immediately clear that his seduction of the lovely Luz will have bad consequences. But for whom? Full of pixels and glitches, featuring a psychedelic acid trip amongst ancient ruins and an exorcism involving a guinea pig, Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) is a fascinating non-love story as well as a portrait of life today. Molero’s generation grew up with a flourishing Internet, full of confidence in the endless opportunities and freedom offered by this new medium. Molero, whose documentary Reminiscences played in Rotterdam in 2010, pays homage in his feature debut to the power of the (misleading) image. As this film shows, the tactics introduced by controversial Peruvian president Fujimori (1990-2000) to divert the attention of the Peruvian people from what really matters (using sensational tabloids full of tales of murder, sex, celebrities, corruption and paranormal activities), are still being used to the full.

A woman walks through the field. Surrounding her, the dogs run, and whirl, and roll, and spread all over the frame, undoing fiction like the legendary weaving of Penelope. Further on, the world, and the outskirts. Seasons, day and night and the different versions of the sky.

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Argentina, 2015 | colour, DCP, 95 min, Spanish Prod: Laura Citarella, Mariano Llinás | Prod Comp: El Pampero Cine | Cam: Soledad Rodriguez | Ed: Ignacio Masllorens | Prod Des: Laura Caligiuri, Florencia Caligiuri | Sound Des: Marcos Canosa | Music: Juana Molina | With: Verónica Llinás | Sales: El Pampero Cine | Distr NL: Hubert Bals Fund Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 19:15 Pathé 7 Sun 25-1 12:30 Pathé 3 Tue 27-1 22:15 Pathé 3 Thu 29-1 12:30 LantarenVenster 5 Sat 31-1 11:45 Cinerama 2

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Peru, 2015 | colour, DCP, 103 min, Spanish Prod: Juan Daniel F. Molero | Prod Comp: Asociacion Tiempo Libre | Sc: Juan Daniel F. Molero  | Cam: Omar Quezada Beltrán | Ed: Juan Daniel F. Molero  | Prod Des: Rodrigo Núñez Mas | Music: Carlos Gutiérrez Quiroga | With: Muki Sabogal, Terom, Liliana Albonoz, Michel Lovón, José Alegría | Sales: Asociacion Tiempo Libre | Distr NL: Hubert Bals Fund | www.vyosv.net Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 19:15 Pathé 7 Mon 26-1 12:30 Pathé 3 Wed 28-1 21:30 Pathé 6 Fri 30-1 16:45 LantarenVenster 5 Sat 31-1 19:15 Cinerama 5

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Gluckauf

Vanishing Point

Remy van Heugten

Jakrawal Nilthamrong

Fifty-something Lei (Bart Slegers) is a petty criminal just about getting by in the Dutch province of Zuid-Limburg. His son Jeffrey is everything to him; all he has. Gluckauf revolves around this suffocating love. However, it is afflicted by a curse that has its roots in the history of the region. Without the point being overly laboured, the closing of the mines in this forgotten part of the Netherlands is felt in every pore of the narrative, like a wound that just won’t heal. This curse (Lei’s ex-wife refers to it as a ‘punishment’) is given beautiful visual form. Many of the settings are sombre and dark, like omens of what is to come. And during a crucial car journey undertaken by father and son – the moment their estrangement begins to sound final (Jeffrey says Lei ‘sounds like a woman’) – all we can see is a glimpse of Lei’s face, and total darkness is just around the corner. Remy van Heugten, who grew up in this area, has made a personal, gripping film that convinces on every level: script, acting, camera, art direction and editing are all rock solid. The abrasively realistic style is unmistakeably reminiscent of the films of the Dardenne brothers, who set most of their films just a stone’s throw away. With Gluckauf, the Netherlands now has its own version, every bit as powerful and painful.

Vanishing Point is an exercise in self-examination, even if Thai director Jakrawal Nilthamrong doesn’t appear directly in the film. It opens with images of a car crash involving Nilthamrong’s parents. Disturbing original news photos are initially used, but the director quickly switches to a fictional reconstruction at the scene of a crime, deep in a wood. We don’t yet know how this shocking crime is related to the car accident. Various facts and stories are cautiously presented; the pieces of the puzzle don’t fall into place straight away. Vanishing Point follows a young reporter who attends the reconstruction without being particularly impressed. He is against injustice, but is unable to give concrete expression to this feeling. Another storyline involves motel owner Yai, a joyless voyeur with little feeling for his family. His attempts to escape his day-to-day existence don’t really help. The film is not sombre, however. Nilthamrong makes good use of diverting elements such as karaoke videos and popular music to develop his themes with a light touch. The question of how his parents’ accident has affected his life is a serious sidelight: how all of our actions affect the rest of our lives.

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Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 102 min, Dutch Prod: Joram Willink, Piet-Harm Sterk | Prod Comp: BIND | Sc: Gustaaf Peek, Remy van Heugten | Cam: Mark van Aller | Ed: Moek de Groot  | Prod Des: Minka Mooren | Sound Des: Francois Dumont | Music: Jorrit Kleijnen, Alexander Reumers | With: Bart Slegers, Vincent van der Valk, Johan Leysen, Joy Verberk, Ali Ben Horsting, Kiki van Aubel, Jan ten Haaf | Sales: BIND | Distr NL: September Film | www.remyvanheugten.nl Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 19:30 Pathé 4 Fri 23-1 20:00 Pathé 1 Sun 25-1 13:00 Oude Luxor Tue 27-1 16:30 LantarenVenster 1 Sat 31-1 17:00 Cinerama 2

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Thailand, 2015 | colour, DCP, 100 min, Thai Prod: Chatchai Chaiyon, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng | Prod Comp: Mit Out Sound Films | Sc: Jakrawal Nilthamrong | Cam: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng | Ed: Jakrawal Nilthamrong | Prod Des: Vikrom Janpanus | Sound Des: Akaritchalerm Kalayanamitr | Music: Pakorn Musikaboonlert | With: Ongart Cheamcharoenpornkul, Drunphob Suriyawong, Chalee Choueyai, Suweeraya Thongmee | Sales: Diversion | Distr NL: Hubert Bals Fund | www.facebook.com/vanishingpointfilm Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 22:00 Pathé 4 Wed 28-1 15:15 Pathé 6 Thu 29-1 12:15 Pathé 2 Fri 30-1 22:00 LantarenVenster 3 Sat 31-1 22:00 Cinerama 3

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Oi entyposeis enos pnigmenou Impressions of a Drowned Man

Kyros Papavassiliou

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La obra del siglo The Project of the Century

Carlos M. Quintela

Do we take responsibility for who we are? How free do we dare to be in creating our identity, and to what extent do we take heed of what people expect of us? These existential questions formed the starting point for Kyros Papavassiliou when making Impressions of a Drowned Man. It is no coincidence that the main character is an existentialist poet. Kostas Karyotakis is considered one of the most influential Greek poets of the 1920s. His poems, often impressions of nature, are highly expressive, showing influences from Expressionism and Surrealism. Under-rated in his own time, Karyotakis committed suicide in 1928 at the age of 32. In the film, he appears in the here and now, without knowing who he is or where he comes from. Although he is totally free to do what he wants, he is nevertheless shaped by the people he meets. Everyone who crosses his path knows who he is, tells him what his days will be like and how it will all end. Almost as in a film noir, the film is a search for identity, while the story unfolds associatively and poetically. Referring to Karyotakis’s poetic style, the film is also shaped by impressions of nature and a touch of Surrealism. The world we see is a strange reality. Daringly serious and intellectual, with a beautiful, melancholic heart.

The Electro-Nuclear City (ENC) was once part of an ambitious Soviet/Cuban venture to build the first nuclear power station, in Juragua in the Caribbean. But the fall of the Soviet Union brought everything to a complete standstill. Decades later, the ‘project of the century’ has still not been completed, and the enormous dome towers like a totem pole above the dismal blocks of workers’ flats. Carlos Quintela set his second feature film in this fascinating location, where the workers lived at the time of the construction. The Project of the Century was shot in appropriate black-and-white. Interspersed with beautiful, unique archive material from Cuban television – giving a more rose-tinted, assertive impression of the situation – this adds to the social-realist atmosphere, which gradually makes way for a surreal, at times absurd sense of oppression. Men from the pest control department arrive to spray an apartment for dengue fever mosquitoes. Three Cuban men live here – son Leo, father Rafael, and grandfather Otto – forced by circumstances to live together. This isn’t easy: Otto is obsessed with his few material possessions; Rafael is unemployed and without any prospect of work since construction of the power station stopped; Leo is back again because his girlfriend broke off with him. On television, they watch the arrival of the Cuban delegation at the Olympic Games in London. The grandfather has a goldfish, Benjamin – the only one who can breathe under water. WORLD PREMIERE

Cuba/Argentina/Germany, 2015 | colour, DCP, 100 min, Spanish

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Cyprus/Greece/Slovenia, 2015 | colour, DCP, 82 min, Greek Prod: Monica Micolaidou, Yiannis Chalkiadakis, Kyros Papavassiliou | Prod Comp: Drytree Films | Sc: Kyros Papavassiliou | Cam: Konstantinos Othonos | Ed: Yiannis Chalkiadakis | Prod Des: Andy Bargilly | Sound Des: Persefoni Miliou | Music: Nikos Veliotis | With: Thodoris Pentidis, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Christodoulos Martas | Print/Sales: Drytree Films | www.drytreefilms.com Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 18:45 Pathé 4 Sat 24-1 12:15 Pathé 2 Mon 26-1 22:15 Pathé 5 Wed 28-1 16:45 LantarenVenster 5 Sat 31-1 09:30 Cinerama 3

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Prod: Natacha Cervi, Hernán Musaluppi, Pablo Chernov | Prod Comp: Rizoma SRL, Uranio Films LTD, Ventura Film, Raspberry & Cream | Sc: Abel Arcos, Carlos M. Quintela | Cam: Marcos B. Bohórquez | Ed: Yan Vega | Sound Des: Ezequiel Saralegui | Music: Vicente Rojas | With: Mario Balmaseda, Mario Guerra, Leonardo Gascón | Sales: m-appeal | Distr NL: Hubert Bals Fund | www.m-appeal.com Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 21:45 Pathé 7 Wed 28-1 15:30 Pathé 4 Thu 29-1 19:15 Pathé 3 Fri 30-1 15:30 Pathé 3 Sat 31-1 14:15 Cinerama 5

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Norfolk

Bridgend

Martin Radich

Jeppe Rønde

The impressive landscape of Norfolk plays a major role in this allegorical story, in which this timeless, definition-defying no man’s land is inhabited by a disillusioned mercenary and his son. The son spends his days – alone – in nature, where he is constantly observed by a mysterious old couple. In the meantime, his father has set himself one last goal: to exterminate a group of foreign revolutionaries hiding out in a nearby piece of wasteland. While the father closes in on his goal, the son meets the young girl who works for the revolutionaries. A beautiful friendship blossoms between them – one the son, having spent his whole life in isolation, is reluctant to give up. These opposing interests of father and son for this group give rise to an inevitable clash and the son is taken in by the mysterious old people, who turn out to be his embittered grandparents. A family story of pain and betrayal gradually unfolds. Sorting out the good from the bad is left to both the family and the audience. Director Martin Radich chooses an ambitious narrative form with a paradoxical realist-absurdist style. The originality and humanity of the story combined with some sterling acting ensure this is a cinematic experience that will stay with you.

Danish director Jeppe Rønde was an award-winning documentary maker (Jerusalem My Love, The Swenkas) when a former mining area in Wales was rocked by a large number of mysterious suicides. Between 2007 and 2012, 79 people – mostly teenagers – took their own lives in Bridgend County. They hanged themselves, without leaving suicide notes. Rønde conducted extensive research in the area, winning the confidence of the local population, and following a number of local teenagers over six years. He incorporated their stories into the screenplay for his first fiction feature, shooting Bridgend entirely on location in Wales with a cast of British actors and local young people. The expressive Hannah Murray plays Sara, who with her father Dave (Steven Waddington) returns to a small community in Bridgend County where Dave is involved as a police officer in investigating the suicide of a young person. Also a concerned father, he tries to stop Sara becoming involved with the insular, hostile local youths. Rather than trying to find a solution to the puzzle, the film focuses on the troubled relationships between children and parents, the young people’s isolation maintained by peer pressure, and the dangerous tensions that arise when Sara falls in love. Rønde makes the attractiveness of the group culture palpable by juxtaposing his at times raw realism with almost magical images – misty woods, the invocation of the dead, naked teenagers, drifting on a lake.

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UK, 2015 | colour, DCP, 87 min, English

Denmark, 2015 | colour, DCP, 99 min, English

Prod: Finlay Pretsell, Rachel Dargavel | Prod Comp: SDI Productions / Scottish Documentary Institute, Crybaby | Sc: Martin Radich | Cam: Tim Sidell | Ed: Mark Trend | Prod Des: Beck Rainford | Sound Des: John Sampson | Music: JG Thirlwell | With: Denis Menochet, Barry Keoghan, Goda Letkauskaite, Eileen Davies, Sean Buckley, Rupert Procter | Print/ Sales: SDI Productions / Scottish Documentary Institute | www.norfolkthefilm.com

Prod: Michel Schønnemann | Prod Comp: Blenkov & Schønnemann Pictures | Sc: Jeppe Rønde, Torben Bech, Peter Asmussen | Cam: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck | Ed: Olivier Bugge Coutté | Sound Des: Rune Palving | Music: Mondkopf | With: Hannah Murray, Steven Waddington, Josh O’Connor, Adrian Rawlins | Print: Danish Film Institute | Sales: Blenkov & Schønnemann Pictures | www.dfi.dk/faktaomfilm/film/da/86580.aspx?id=86580

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Above and Below

Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory

Nicolas Steiner

Lisa Takeba

Some live in a constantly flooded tunnel, some are preparing to relocate to Mars and others lead a lonely existence in an endless desert. Sounds like your ultimate post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, doesn’t it? But Above and Below is not fiction. Rick and Cindy are a loving couple. Homeless, they have lived for a long time in a tunnel on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Dave survives alone in a shelter in the Californian desert. He constantly talks about God and sends him messages composed of empty bottles in sand. April has a home, but humanity’s overall crisis makes her think of moving to Mars. She dons an astronaut suit and goes off to explore the rocky Utah landscape as if it indeed were the Red Planet. Nicolas Steiner takes a high-speed trip through this unseen America, following his outlandish characters with such empathy and passion that it is impossible to call them outsiders. They live, love and dream to the fullest, as only true romanticists can. All of them are the invisible superheroes of today’s world, which seems an abandoned place, full of solitude, longing and a desperate urge for freedom. To reveal its sublime nature you need to be a true poet, and Steiner proves this by providing an epic and yet intimate as well as extremely cinematographic view of everyday survival.

Angry girl Haruko is in the habit of bitching at her television. It’s an old, analogue set, which one day breaks down – then starts talking back. The television set becomes a man and Haruko falls in love with him. Absurd situations stack up in colourful images in a startling mix of pop absurdism, drawing on cult TV shows and romantic children’s television. Beneath all the craziness, however, a love story unfolds. Haruko can’t believe her TV man is real. She thinks he must be a Yokai (a Japanese poltergeist) and that she must have paranormal talents. Haruko would prefer to keep her lover at home, but one fine day he goes out in search of work. It turns out he has a striking talent: he speaks twelve different languages. His manliness also proves to be more than satisfactory. He gets a role in a TV show and is then tricked into becoming a curiosity in a circus. Haruko loses him, but finally gets him back. Then there is even a wedding, which culminates in a hilarious martial arts scene. Director Lisa Takeba has a cheerful imagination and her film is a delectable dressing-up pageant. Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory may contain some digital trickery, but above all shows a love for analogue craft.

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WORLD PREMIERE

Switzerland/Germany, 2015 | colour, DCP, 120 min, English Prod: Brigitte Hofer, Cornelia Seitler, Helge Albers | Prod Comp: Maximage, Flying Moon Filmproduktion | Sc: Nicolas Steiner | Cam: Markus Nestroy | Ed: Kaya Inan | Sound Des: Tobias Koch | Music: John Gürtler, Jan Miserre | Print/Sales: Maximage | www.swissfilms.ch/en/film_search/filmdetails/-/id_film/2146547542 Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 18:45 Pathé 4 Tue 27-1 12:15 Pathé 2 Wed 28-1 21:45 Pathé 2 Thu 29-1 15:00 LantarenVenster 3 Sat 31-1 14:15 Cinerama 2

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Japan, 2015 | colour, video, 76 min, Japanese Prod: Ono Satoshi, Lisa Takeba | Prod Comp: Stardust Pictures Inc. | Sc: Lisa Takeba | Cam: Shu G. Momose  | Ed: Yoshihiro Nishimura  | Prod Des: Mariko Katagiri  | Sound Des: Maiko Hayakawa | Music: Kentaro Fujinaga  | With: Aoi Nakamura, Moeka Nozaki, Fumiyo Kohinata, Sayaka Aoki, Takumi Saito, Yumiko Takahashi | Print/Sales: Stardust Pictures Inc. Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 21:45 Pathé 4 Mon 26-1 15:45 Pathé 4 Wed 28-1 22:15 Pathé 5 Thu 29-1 14:30 LantarenVenster 2 Sat 31-1 12:00 Cinerama 3

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Parabellum

Tired Moonlight

Lukas Valenta Rinner

Britni West

In recent years, young filmmaker Lukas Valenta Rinner drily concludes, unease in the media concerning the impending end of the world has gradually increased – due perhaps in part to the devastating consequences of worldwide capitalism. At the same time, the ‘end of days’ itself has become a saleable commodity – for example, in many apocalyptic Hollywood films. Therefore, Rinner continues, it should not be difficult to come up with a tourism opportunity in which people prepare themselves for the end of the world in a natural environment, in fact then escaping from the demoralising routine of big city life. In his fiction debut, the Austrian director, who trained and lives in Argentina, sends a colourful group of middle-class Buenos Aires residents on a kind of boot camp in a resort in the nearby Tigre delta, where under the threat of the end of the world they become distanced from their humanitarian ideas and transform from citizens into predatory beasts. Rinner shows this in controlled, beautifully framed scenes in a style that could be called Austrian – whereby the ironic, at times cruel, desperate tone proves highly effective. The title, Parabellum, refers to ‘preparing for war’ and is also the name of one of the most popular 9mm pistols – the best calibre for ‘individuals’ to defend their complete freedom against interference from others.

Tired Moonlight is a personal film with a palpable love for a small town and its inhabitants. Using a loose narrative structure typical for the connectedness of a small community, an authentic impression is given of the different people living in this town. After all, it is the people, with their stories and specific dreams, who give these, often almost identical little towns, their own identity. The fact that Britni West filmed in her hometown, Kalispell in Montana, adds to the film’s personal touch. In a small town or village, everyone inevitably meets each other during the various events and festivities that provide the necessary entertainment for the community: auctions, talent contests and car races on Saturday night. Life is not all about festivities though, everyday life is equally important in Tired Moonlight; the countless games of patience during lonesome evenings, brief family visits and living-room performances with the local children. Wandering through this amalgam of stories, we zoom in on Dawn, a middle-aged woman whose life is turned upside down by a lover from the past, an exceptional poet. In her first film, West convinces as a director with a distinctive voice and a talent for creating a poetic atmosphere, which is enhanced by the warmth of filming on Super16. Tired Moonlights’ fictional story leaves plenty of room for improvisation in this intuitive and charming Americana film.

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INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Argentina/Austria/Uruguay, 2015 | colour, DCP, 75 min, Spanish

USA, 2015 | colour, video, 78 min, English

Prod: Lukas Valenta Rinner, Alex Piperno, Juan Pablo Martínez | Prod Comp: Nabis Filmgroup S.R.L, La Pobladora Cine, 2Mcine | Sc: Esteban Prado, Ana Godoy, Lukas Valenta Rinner | Cam: Roman Kasseroller | Ed: Ana Godoy, Javier Favot | Prod Des: Valentina Dariomerlo | Sound Des: Nahuel Palenque | Music: Dino Spiluttini | With: Pablo Seijo, Eva Bianco, Martín Shanly | Print/Sales: Nabis Filmgroup S.R.L | www.nabisfilm.com

Prod: Britni West | Sc: Britni West, Paul Dickinson, Liz Randall, Hillary Berg, RainLeigh Vick, Alex Karpovsky, Charles Smith, Nick Stockton, Stephen Gurewitz | Cam: Adam Ginsberg | Ed: Britni West, Adam Ginsberg | Prod Des: Britni West | Sound Des: Kelly Pieklo | Music: Paul Grimstad, Jake Sullivan | With: Liz Randall, Paul Dickinson, Hillary Berg, Rainleigh Vick, Alex Karpovsky, Charles Smith, Nick Stockton | Print/Sales: Britni West | www.tiredmoonlight.weebly.com

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Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 1 PUBLIC SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 19:45 LantarenVenster 2 Fri 23-1 16:45 LantarenVenster 2 Wed 28-1 14:30 LantarenVenster 2

Things Ben Rivers

Incredibly, Things is Ben Rivers’ fifteenth film at IFFR since his 2007 debut. Full of eclipses, encounters, illusions and magic, the film is founded in uncertainty concerning home. It’s a fitting departure, but similarly to previous films, gives freedom to meander, reflect and make our own discoveries. A four seasons’ fable, a kaleidoscope of intimate and non-intimate details comes to the fore in Things, perplexing us, intriguing us and urging us to watch again. United Kingdom, 2014 | colour/b&w, DCP, 20 min, English Prod: Ben Rivers | Sc: Ben Rivers | Cam: Ben Rivers | Ed: Ben Rivers | Sound Des: Ben Rivers | Print/Sales: LUX | www.benrivers.com

Quiet Zone Karl Lemieux, David Bryant

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The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music The Propeller Group

A colourful funeral procession travels from Ho Chi Minh City to New Orleans in a visual, musical tour of the eccentric funeral traditions and rituals of Southern Vietnam. Cultures linked by the raw symphony of a brass band. The Propeller Group builds an altar to the ‘global south’ where grief and joy meet on the threshold of life and death. EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Vietnam, 2014 | colour, DCP, 20 min, Vietnamese Prod: Tuan Andrew Nguyen | Prod Comp: TPG Films | Sc: The Propeller Group | Cam: Phunam | Ed: The Propeller Group | Prod Des: The Propeller Group | Sound Des: Otherworld Sound | Music: Tien Dat Band | Print/Sales: TPG Films | www.the-propeller-group.com/dead-music

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Night Soil – Fake Paradise Melanie Bonajo

Electromagnetic sensitivity is a phenomenon whereby the fear of electricity and radiation takes over your life. Lemieux manages to visualise this extreme sensitivity, described in a taped interview, in an exceptional manner. He paints a crumbled, peeling reality using chemically corroded film celluloid. The electrified images make the film a hypnotic search for a radiation-free zone. WORLD PREMIERE

Night Soil examines the healing effect of the hallucinatory plant Ayahuasca on modern man’s troubled mind. Can Ayahuasca be, for Western civilisation now, what LSD was for the 1960s? How can shamanism, medicinal drugs, sexuality and the return of the feminine be aligned with the narcissism of cyberspace? Can empathy, spirituality, feminism and ecological consciousness enable a healthy future for all living organisms on the planet?

Canada, 2015 | colour, 35mm, 15 min, English

WORLD PREMIERE

Prod: Julie Roy | Prod Comp: National Film Board of Canada | Sc: Karl Lemieux, David Bryant | Ed: Charles-André Coderre | Sound Des: David Bryant | Music: David Bryant | Print/Sales: National Film Board of Canada

Blinder Tim Leyendekker

Blinder gives us dry facts and retinascouring light without telling us what to do with these things. The film consists of 6386 photographs representing every character and object featured in the English translation of José Saramago’s novel Ensaio sobre a Cegueira. In conceptual parallel with these images, Blinder’s soundtrack is comprised of 6386 audio samples extracted from Blindness, Fernando Meirelles’ feature film based on Saramago’s novel.

USA/Netherlands, 2015 | colour, video, 32 min, English Prod: Melanie Bonajo | Sc: Melanie Bonajo | Cam: Melanie Bonajo | Ed: José Santos, Peter Kinoy | Prod Des: Melanie Bonajo | Sound Des: Tommie Bonajo | Music: Joseph Marzolla | Print/Sales: Melanie Bonajo | www.night-soil.tumblr.com

The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness Basim Magdy

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Disembodied narrators lament over the fragility of memory. In the quiet life of the forest, stone monuments stare back at us as if to let us know they’ll outlive us all. As the lush soundscape crackles and the images fade, we’re lured into the depths of ecological time and come to terms with the inevitability of being forgotten. See also Short Special: Basim Magdy.

Netherlands/Brazil, 2015 | b&w, 16mm, 13 min, no dialogue

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Prod: Tim Leyendekker | Prod Comp: absent without leave | Sc: Tim Leyendekker | Cam: Tim Leyendekker | Ed: Tim Leyendekker | Prod Des: Tim Leyendekker | Sound Des: Tim Leyendekker | Print/Sales: absent without leave | www.absentwithoutleave.org

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Egypt/Germany, 2015 | colour/b&w, video, 11 min, English Prod: Basim Magdy | Sc: Basim Magdy | Cam: Basim Magdy | Ed: Basim Magdy | Sound Des: Basim Magdy | Print/Sales: Basim Magdy | www.basimmagdy.com

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Greetings to the Ancestors

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THE BIBLE Tommy Hartung

Ben Russell

Greetings to the Ancestors is Ben Russell’s 20th film at IFFR since 2002 and the final part in The Garden of Earthly Delights, a trilogy examining the ecstatic limits of utopia in the present. ‘Set between Swaziland and South Africa, in a region still struggling with the divisions produced by an apartheid government, Greetings to the Ancestors documents the dream lives of the territory’s inhabitants as the borders of consciousness dissolve and expand.’ (Ben Russell) See also Atlantis in compilation programme Arcadian Field Notes.

THE BIBLE is a captivating, dynamic montage of animation, news footage and music, using the Old Testament as a source. Hartung investigates his personal experiences with evangelicalism and a broader cultural familiarity with biblical violence. He splices stop-motion animation of hand-constructed collages and assemblages with news footage. The result is a highly original film that ranges from sequences of terrible violence to nearly abstract scenes of hallucinogenic beauty. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

USA, 2014 | colour, video, 47 min, English

WORLD PREMIERE Prod: Ben Russell | Cam: Ben Russell | Ed: Ben Russell | Sound Des: Ben Russell | Print/Sales: Ben Russell | www.dimeshow.com

Prod: Tommy Hartung | Sc: Tommy Hartung | Cam: Tommy Hartung | Ed: Tommy Hartung | Prod Des: Tommy Hartung | Sound Des: Tommy Hartung | Music: DAS | With: Tommy Hartung | Print/Sales: Tommy Hartung | www.onstellarrays.com/tommy-hartung

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You’re Dead to Me

Voice-Over

Ting Min-Wei

Roy Villevoye

You’re Dead to Me takes us to Singapore, into a tranquil cemetery sprawled across a dense, unruly tropical forest. We encounter a solitary, anonymous figure who sleeps on graves and wanders through the lush forest as if in search of something. The lone, mysterious character marks a sense of isolation and his movements signal a final communion with the forest and the dead before they vanish. (Ting Min-Wei)

In the tropical rainforest Papuans create a large, traditional sculpture to commemorate a recently deceased family member, Omomá. The latter’s friend, the filmmaker, watches the ritual closely. At the same time, elsewhere, he becomes embroiled in a business conflict. A painful confrontation between two worlds with ‘the sculpture’ as the transgressive symbol of life on the one hand, and big money on the other.

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Singapore, 2014 | colour, video, 15 min, no dialogue

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, video, 22 min, Indonesian/Dutch

Prod: Ting Min-Wei | Sc: Ting Min-Wei | Cam: Ting Min-Wei | Ed: Ting Min-Wei | Prod Des: Ting Min-Wei | Sound Des: Ting Min-Wei | Print/Sales: Ting Min-Wei | www.mwting.com

Prod: Roy Villevoye | Sc: Roy Villevoye | Cam: Roy Villevoye | Ed: Roy Villevoye | Prod Des: Roy Villevoye | Sound Des: Roy Villevoye | With: Markus Semen Mbes, Yakobus Serambí, Welem Pupís, with voice of Peter Drost | Print/Sales: LIMA | www.royvillevoye.com

Raking Light

Uten titten (Byen om natta) Untitled (The City at Night)

USA/South Africa/UK, 2015 | colour, DCP, 29 min, Xhosa/English

James Richards

Ane Hjort Guttu

Raking Light takes its name from an examination method used in art conservation, where strong light is shone directly across the surface of a painting to highlight irregularities. The 2014 Turner Prizenominated artist James Richards’ video is a looping, fizzing and sensually apocalyptic study of the elements. His dexterous sound composition adds an extra veneer to evocative but fleeting images, making our senses as malleable as putty.

Fascinating study of an anonymous artist’s life’s work. She compiled an enormous archive of abstract drawings that resulted from minor events and coincidences during countless night-time urban walks. A few of the thousands of drawings – or rather scores – are brought out. Gradually it becomes increasingly clear why the artist chose not to exhibit this work. See also This Place Is Every Place in compilation programme Somewhere, Sometime.

Germany, 2014 | colour/b&w, video, 6 min, no dialogue

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Prod: James Richards | Sc: James Richards | Cam: James Richards | Ed: James Richards | Sound Des: James Richards | Print: Rodeo | Sales: CABINET | www.james-richards.co.uk

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Norway, 2013 | colour, DCP, 26 min, Norwegian Prod: Ane Hjort Guttu | Cam: Ane Hjort Guttu, Cecilie Semec | Ed: Ane Hjort Guttu, Bodil Furu | Sound Des: Bodil Furu, Ellen Røed | Music: Knut Olaf Sunde | Print/Sales: Ane Hjort Guttu | www.anehjortguttu.net

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Swimming in Your Skin Again Terence Nance

Drenched in the heat, spirit and landscape of South Florida, Swimming in Your Skin Again celebrates the spiritual feminine and coming of age.Guided by female inspirations we tour the ritual anchorages of life in and around Miami: the Catholic church, the swamp, the backyard, the water.. An intensely musical film that Terence Nance collaborated on with his brother and musician Norvis Jr. WORLD PREMIERE

USA, 2015 | colour, video, 26 min, English Prod: Lucas Leyva, Jillian Mayer, Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Jonathan David Kane | Prod Comp: Borscht Corporation | Sc: Terence Nance | Cam: Shawn Peters | Ed: Terence Nance | Prod Des: Faren Humes | Sound Des: Joel C. Hernandez | Music: Norvis Jr. | With: Norvis Jr., Hadassah Amani, Genoa O’Brien, Vickie Washington-Nance | Print/Sales: Terence Nance | www.terencenance.com

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Raymond Nina Yuen

In Raymond, an intimate film about the relationship between the artist and her father, Yuen indirectly sketches a picture of her background, and the knowledge, spiritual and emotional baggage she has carried away from it. We hear how her father tries to understand the world by quantifying and categorising certain things, for instance calculating the calories that his farm produced. At the same time he talks about his ‘little fantasies’ and the origins of the world. USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 12 min, English

Mainsqueeze Jon Rafman

Surfing the deep web, Rafman observes, collects and orders. He gravitates towards communities like 4chan because he sees in them a compelling mix of attraction and repulsion, an ambivalence reflected in the current cultural moment. Mainsqueeze is entirely composed of online footage. The voice-over text is a combination of quotes from literature, Tumblr, and comments on various message boards. The video expresses a moral condition or atmosphere without making a moral judgment. Canada, 2014 | colour, video, 10 min, English Prod: Jon Rafman | Sc: Jon Rafman | Ed: Jon Rafman | With: voice of Jon Rafman | Print/Sales: Jon Rafman | www.jonrafman.com

Prod: Nina Yuen | Sc: Nina Yuen | Cam: Nina Yuen | Ed: Nina Yuen | Prod Des: Nina Yuen | Sound Des: Nina Yuen | Music: Nina Yuen | With: voice of Christopher Yuen | Print/Sales: Nina Yuen | www.ninayuen.info

Panchrome I, II, III T. Marie

In her new trilogy Panchrome, filmmaker T. Marie once again studies the relationship between painting and cinema. Her cameraless method has resulted in three breathtaking pixel paintings in which pixels that slowly change in colour and light intensity create an exciting, innovative and almost transcendental form of abstraction. EUROPEAN PREMIERE

USA, 2014 | colour, video, 14 min, English Prod: T. Marie | Sc: T. Marie | Ed: T. Marie | Prod Des: T. Marie | Print/Sales: T. Marie | www.tmarie.us

Tijd en plaats, een gesprek met mijn moeder Time and Place, a Talk with My Mom Martijn Veldhoen

Time and Place is a film about the melancholy of reconstruction. The filmmaker’s mother tells about her life: how she first came to live in a poorly maintained canal house in Amsterdam 50 years ago; the rapid career of the father, an artist who was never there; of a dramatic separation; the 4 children she raised alone. But she doesn’t want her face in the film and there are only a few photos to show. However, her story is told in an unexpected and visually inventive way. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour/b&w, DCP, 35 min, Dutch Prod: René Huybrechtse, Pieter van Huystee | Prod Comp: Dutch Mountain Film, Pieter van Huystee Film & TV | Sc: Martijn Veldhoen | Cam: Martijn Veldhoen | Ed: Martijn Veldhoen | Prod Des: Martijn Veldhoen | Sound Des: Martijn Veldhoen | Music: Michel Banabila | Print/Sales: Dutch Mountain Film | www.martijnveldhoen.nl

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TIGER AWARDS COMPETITION FOR SHORT FILMS

Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 6 PUBLIC SCREENINGS Sun 25-1 19:30 LantarenVenster 1 Mon 26-1 14:15 LantarenVenster 2 Fri 30-1 12:30 Pathé 3

Naše telo Our Body

Dane Komljen

Director Komljen opens the door to the world of contrasts that Our Body consists of with a bang. The accompanying image would also suit the end of the film once the endless cleaning of the body proves to be no guarantee against unavoidable decline. Our Body is a metaphor for the impossibility of a clean modernism as long as it is to be maintained by humans, yet however destructive time’s influence, the mind will survive. WORLD PREMIERE

Serbia/Germany, 2015 | colour, DCP, 15 min, Serbian Prod: Natasa Damnjanovic | Prod Comp: Dart Film | Sc: James Lattimer, Dane Komljen | Cam: Dane Komljen | Ed: Dane Komljen | Sound Des: Dane Komljen | Print: Dane Komljen | Sales: Dart Film

BRIGHT FUTURE

Moon Blink Rainer Kohlberger

Moon Blink was entirely generated by complex software, no camera was used. The result of this formal method is an abstract digital artwork that not only manages to convince thanks to its mathematical precision, but primarily also due to its incredible beauty and surprising narrative structure. Comparison to the classic abstract films from the 1920s by, for instance, Ruttmann, seems justified. WORLD PREMIERE

Austria, 2015 | colour, DCP, 10 min, no dialogue Prod: Rainer Kohlberger | Cam: Rainer Kohlberger | Ed: Rainer Kohlberger | Sound Des: Rainer Kohlberger | Print/Sales: sixpackfilm | www.kohlberger.net

La fièvre

A Spell of Fever Safia Benhaim

One feverish night a girl meets the spirit of a woman returning from lengthy political exile. Together they travel across Morocco, searching for a home that disappeared and a forgotten childhood. Lost memories and the history of decolonisation and political conflict re-emerge in cinematic hallucinations, but then the past is overrun by a new wave of resistance, Morocco’s Arab Spring. EUROPEAN PREMIERE

France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 40 min, Arabic Prod: Arthur Gillette | Prod Comp: Air Rytmo | Sc: Safia Benhaim | Cam: Safia Benhaim | Ed: Mathias Bouffier | Sound Des: Josefina Rodriguez, Mathieu Farnarier | Music: Arthur B. Gillette | With: Ouidad Benzarah | Print/Sales: Air Rytmo | www.safiabenhaim.com

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El legado Legacy Roberto Anjari-Rossi

WORLD PREMIERE

Germany/Chile, 2015 | colour, DCP, 83 min, Spanish Prod: Nora Ehrmann | Prod Comp: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin | Sc: Roberto Anjari-Rossi | Cam: Jenny-Lou Ziegel | Ed: Ginés Olivares | Prod Des: Roberto Anjari-Rossi, Nora Ehrmann | Sound Des: Konrad Kassing | Print/Sales: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 20:00 Cinerama 2 Sun 25-1 09:302 Cinerama 3 Mon 26-1 22:152 LantarenVenster 3 Thu 29-1 19:452 LantarenVenster 2 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 18:30 Cinerama 2 Thu 29-1 09:15 Cinerama 2

As different as they are, this is also how they get on so well together. If anything has to be repaired in their house, young Laura grabs her toolbox. Her grandma Rose purges local children of evil spirits. If Laura, who isn’t the frightened type, walks home at night after an evening out, she gets a sermon from grandma. A little later, the two women confide in each other again, as in one of the many lovingly observed moments in this documentary. Rosa still often thinks of Juan – her one true love who died in 2010, and the filmmaker’s uncle. Rosa and Laura don’t think much of most other men. Laura would prefer to be car mechanic than a housewife. Roberto Anjari-Rossi sets this intimate double portrait against the background of a community where religion is important and men and women inhabit different worlds. To get closer, literally and metaphorically, the director and his camerawoman spent three months living with Rosa and Laura.

Prometo um dia deixar essa cidade I Swear I’ll Leave This Town

Daniel Aragão

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Brazil, 2014 | colour, DCP, 90 min, Portuguese Prod: Mariana Jacob | Prod Comp: Cicatrix Films | Sc: Daniel Aragão | Cam: Pedro Sotero | Ed: Daniel Aragão | Prod Des: Thales Junqueira | Sound Des: Daniel Aragão | Music: Bernie Worrell | With: Bianca Joy Porte. Zécarlos Machado, Sergio Marone | Print/Sales: FiGa Films Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 19:15 Pathé 7 Sat 24-1 19:302 Doelen JZ Mon 26-1 10:002 Pathé 1 Sat 31-1 15:302 Pathé 3 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 13:00 Doelen WBZ Thu 29-1 12:45 Pathé 5

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An ordinary job, a home of her own and someone who loves her – that’s all Joli Dornelles wants. But that’s easier said than done for a crack addict who’s just been discharged from a rehab clinic. Especially when your doctor doesn’t believe in your cure and says so, your sister-in-law carries on using and your father – who had you locked up in the first place – is using you to advance his political ambitions. Joli, who was already fairly unstable, sinks deeper and deeper into delusions, before finally losing the plot altogether. I Swear I’ll Leave this Town is an unorthodox psychological thriller with more than a trace of retro-cool. The camera judders and shakes, the colour of the world fades in dreamlike images and the soundtrack composed by Parliament keyboard man Bernie Worrell is heavily psychedelic. Like the Brazilian distant cousin of Fellini and Buñuel, Daniel Aragão manages to transform the world into a merry-goround of fury, disgust and desire.

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Sam Klemke’s Time Machine

Siti Eddie Cahyono

Matthew Bate

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Australia, 2015 | colour, DCP, 94 min, English Prod: Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde | Prod Comp: Closer Productions | Sc: Matthew Bate | Cam: Sam Klemke, Matthew Bate | Ed: Bryan Mason | Music: Jonny Elk Walsh, Raynor Pettge | Print/Sales: Visit Films | www. samklemkestimemachine.com Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 22:00 Pathé 4 Thu 29-1 22:30 Doelen JZ Fri 30-1 12:45 Pathé 5 Sat 31-1 09:30 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 13:30 Cinerama 2

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Vietnam, 2014 | colour, DCP, 87 min, Vietnamese Prod: Bui Kim Quy | Sc: Bui Kim Quy | Cam: Dang Xuan Truong | Ed: Lena Keravec , Bui kim Quy | Prod Des: Dang Xuan Truong | Sound Des: Hoang Thu Thuy | Music: Dang Tue Nguyen | With: Le Viet Son, Nguyen Trung Kien, Nguyen Thu Trang | Print/Sales: Bui Kim Quy Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 22:15 Pathé 4 Fri 23-1 12:15 Pathé 6 Sun 25-1 10:30 Cinerama 6 Thu 29-1 22:15 LantarenVenster 2 Press & Industry SCREENING  Sat 24-1 18:00 Cinerama 2

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‘This year will be my year, it has to be!’ Since 1977, Sam Klemke – a pioneer status updater – has looked back on ‘his year’ using video. With the illusion of progress, he hopes to encourage ‘personal growth and improvement’. Documentary maker Matthew Bate met Klemke on Facebook and became acquainted with his video 35 Years Back Through Time, a super-cut in which Klemke counts backwards from 2011 to his ambitious teenage self. Intrigued by this obsessive film project, Bate used Klemke’s personal archive to create a documentary collage that feels like an intimate road trip, with Klemke providing valuable lessons about time. Along the way, he dismantles the dream of success and happiness. Klemke’s self-mockery and honesty give the whole thing a light, breezy feel. Through this, Bate interweaves NASA’s Golden Record Project which, just like Klemke’s video project, was launched in 1977. This juxtaposition creates a reflection in which Bate sketches the comprehension of time and self-documenting stories as an inherent human need.

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Indonesia, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 88 min, Indonesian Prod: Ifa Isfansyah | Prod Comp: Fourcolours Films | Sc: Eddie Cahyono | Cam: Ujel Bausad | Ed: Gregorius Arya | Sound Des: Krisna Purna | Music: Krisna Purna | With: Sekar Sari, Delia Nuswantoro, Chelsy Bettido, Ibnu Widodo, Bintang Timur Widodo, Titi Dibyo | Print/Sales: Fourcolours Films Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 15:15 Pathé 7 Thu 29-1 09:302 Pathé 6 Fri 30-1 15:302 LantarenVenster 3 Sat 31-1 16:452 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 22:30 Cinerama 4

Siti (convincingly portrayed by the as-yet-unknown actress Sekar Sari) is a young mother, married to a fisherman who has been paralysed in a boating accident. The boat was paid for with borrowed money and now the young family, including mother-in-law, is without work and income. The untiring Siti makes the best of it. During the day she sells snacks (jingking crackers) on the beach and at night she sells herself in an illegal karaoke bar. During her work in the karaoke bar, Siti gets to know a policeman. This makes her life even more complicated. The film follows her throughout the day and night, giving director Eddie Cahyono an opportunity to concentrate on everyday details. Siti is reminiscent of neo-realist film classics; not only because of the story about a poor family, but also because the film is shot in black & white in existing locations. The film is made on and around Parangtritis Beach, not far from JogJakarta, the place where the young filmmaker is from.

The Inseminator

Wolanie

Bui Kim Quy

Calling Marcin Dudziak

In the curious story of this magicrealistic film, the customs of ethnic mountain peoples in Vietnam are linked to the idiosyncrasies of modern art. There are three protagonists, who live on a lonely mountain. They are the old father and his two children: his beautiful, nubile daughter and a mentally handicapped son. Tradition dictates that the son first has to marry in order to ensure the male family line is continued. For that, young men go to the annual marriage market, but the undesirable son returns every year without a bride. The old man is determined that his son will father a child before he dies and takes unusual measures to ensure this. Not only is the story of The Inseminator filled with fantasy; its visual imaginative power is almost boundless. Surrealist dream scenes introduce a wealth of images. The film was banned in its own country, primarily because of the sexual themes, but also possibly because of its unruly form.

Equipped with an inflatable boat and a tent, a father and his son head off into the wild. What at first looks like an adventurous holiday, increasingly acquires the character of an initiation. The lens explores the face of the boy, while horizon-less shots of the forest, the river and the banks strengthen the feeling of isolation. With a mixture of background and mood sounds, the soundtrack creates an unreal tension. Gradually, the relationship between the two starts to change: the lonely stay in nature offers the boy a new perspective on himself and his father. In this careful feature debut, Marcin Dudziak captures this change in minuscule gestures, summary dialogues and sparse events. The natural surroundings play an important role and are illuminated in beautiful 16mm shots in all their guises – alluring, threatening, indifferent or helpful.

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Poland/France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 75 min, Polish Prod: Marcin Dudziak | Prod Comp: A Son Image Production | Sc: Marcin Dudziak | Cam: Tomasz Woźniczka | Ed: Daniel Gasiorowski | Sound Des: Jacek Pająk | Music: Karol Czajkowski | With: Witek Kotrys, Sebastian Pawlak | Print/Sales: A Son Image Production | www.asonimage.com Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 16:30 Cinerama 4 Mon 26-1 09:302 Cinerama 3 Tue 27-1 19:152 Cinerama 6 Fri 30-1 09:152 Pathé 6 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 22:00 Cinerama 2 Thu 29-1 18:45 Cinerama 4

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Canada, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 72 min, English Prod: Nicolas Dufour-Laperrière | Prod Comp: L’embuscade | Sc: Félix Dufour-Laperrière | Cam: Félix Dufour-Laperrière | Ed: Félix DufourLaperrière | Sound Des: Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière | Music: Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière | Print/Sales: La Distributrice de Films | www.felixdl.com Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 18:45 Pathé 2 Tue 27-1 11:302 Cinerama 6 Wed 28-1 22:002 LantarenVenster 5 Thu 29-1 10:002 LantarenVenster 3 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 14:00 Cinerama 4 Thu 29-1 20:45 Cinerama 4

WORLD PREMIERE

France, 2015 | colour, DCP, 105 min, French Prod: Christophe Gougeon | Prod Comp: Atopic | Sc/Ed: Philippe Fernandez | Cam: Frédéric Serve | Prod Des: Paul Chapelle | Sound Des: Philippe Deschamps | Music: Sylvain Quément | With: Jackie Berroyer, Emilia Derou-Bernal, Bernard Blancan, Sascha Sey, Ortès Holz, Emmanuel Moynot | Print: Atopic, Wide Management | Sales: Wide Management | www.philippe-fernandez.info Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 18:15 Pathé 3 Sun 25-1 12:00 Cinerama 5 Tue 27-1 21:45 Cinerama 6 Wed 28-1 12:30 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 16:00 Cinerama 2 Thu 29-1 19:30 Cinerama 2

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Transatlantique

O touro

Transatlantic Félix Dufour-Laperrière

The Bull Larissa Figueiredo

A poetic film essay about life aboard a huge freighter crossing the Atlantic Ocean. For the men who live aboard, the immense vessel is both workplace and playground. From fixed and occasionally alienating camera angles, everyday life aboard this sailing microcosm is recorded in black & white: the hard work in the impressive bowels of the ship, the moments of relaxation with a board game or improvised cricket, but also the ubiquitous, indifferent water that puts the size of the tanker into perspective. Contours of a symbiotic trinity gradually emerge: nature, technology and humanity, the last being the most vulnerable. The score comprises ominous music along with the soundtrack of life aboard: the shouting of the men, the stamping diesel engines and the roaring ocean.

Larissa Figueiredo: `We arrived at (Brazilian) Lençois Island as a crew wanting to make a film about a young Portuguese woman (actress Joana de Verona) who visits the island wanting to know more about the local legend of the enchanted bull and its relationship with King Don Sebastian of Portugal (who disappeared in the lost battle at Alcacer Quibir in Morocco). We left the place completely convinced that we had visited an enchanted kingdom, inhabited by all the descendants of this Portuguese king, who inexplicably anchored his ship at this island in the extreme North and Northeast of Brazil’. ‘The material collected in the filming of The Bull it is not for us just rushes of a possible film. It’s a document of an experience, of meetings, and an attestation that there is a magical kingdom, led by El Rey Dom Sebastião, and that we had the great honor to visit it. We hope to be able now to also provide, through this film, the opportunity for other people to enter in this magical universe.’

WORLD PREMIERE

Brazil, 2015 | colour, DCP, 78 min, Portuguese Prod: Rafael Urban | Prod Comp: Tu i Tam Filmes | Sc: Larissa Figueiredo | Cam: João Castelo Branco | Ed: Larissa Figueiredo, Rafael Urban | Sound Des: Fábio Baldo | With: Joana de Verona | Print/Sales: Tu i Tam Filmes | www.larissafigueiredo.com Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 15:15 Pathé 6 Mon 26-1 19:45 Cinerama 3 Thu 29-1 12:30 LantarenVenster 6 Fri 30-1 20:00 LantarenVenster 3 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 14:30 Doelen JZ Wed 28-1 22:00 Cinerama 4

Cosmodrama

Geo-in

Philippe Fernandez

Set Me Free Kim Tae-Yong

Seven French astronauts awake aboard a spaceship. None of whom knows where they come from or where they’re going. Based on a vague division of labour, someone starts cleaning, another sends video reports into space and the group’s astronomer makes an attempt to explain the universe. And because this is a French spaceship, there’s also a semiologist roaming around. Philippe Fernandez once again proves his predilection for meta-stories and our relationship to the Cosmos with this lightly absurd science fiction that is nothing less than a portrayal of the human condition. Where are we going and why? And how come we can’t see 95% of the mass of the universe? There’s sex, a monkey walks around and the psychologist makes another attempt to bring the proof of God into the discussion, but to no avail. Cosmic self-regulation and parallel universes have the last word, the astronomer explains; there are now multiple versions of him walking around. At the last moment, one of them comes up with another explanation that could bring down all that went before.

Yeong-Jae is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. On the hand his useless father; on the other his forced departure from his Catholic foster parents. He is getting too old to stay with them anymore. ‘A home is not just a physical space, but also an emotional place of safety’, director Kim Tae-Yong says. Set Me Free is based on his own experiences. Yeong-Jae’s frustrating dilemma is filmed from Yeong-Jae’s point of view, and tempts us to make harsh judgments on his dubious actions. Yeong-Jae deliberately feigns a desire to train for the priesthood in the hope this will allow him to stay longer with his foster parents, as a model son. In the meantime, he starts providing for his impending independent life by stealing and betrays his best friend to save his own skin. Nevertheless, the observant camera also shows that a loud cry of desperation resounds in the frail balance of his lies. Finally, we are left with a courageous impression of a teenager who is simply looking for security.

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South Korea, 2014 | colour, DCP, 108 min, Korean Prod: Pyun Kyung-Woo | Prod Comp: Making A Print Co. Ltd. | Sc: Kim Tae-Yong | Cam: Kim Soo-Min | Ed: Kim Mi-young, Jo Hyo-jung | Prod Des: Kim Ji-Hyang | Sound Des: Lee In-Gyu, Sung Yoon-Yong | Music: Kim Woo-Khun | With: Choi Woo-Shik, Kim Soo-Hyun, Kang Sin-Cheol, Shin Jae-Ha, Park Joo-Hee, Jang Yoo-Sang | Print/ Sales: CJ Entertainment Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 21:45 Pathé 2 Mon 26-1 12:45 Pathé 4 Thu 29-1 16:00 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 16:30 Cinerama 6 Press & Industry SCREENING  Sat 24-1 13:45 Cinerama 2

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Hearts Know * the Runaway Brides

Crumbs Miguel Llansó

Kris Kristinsson

WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 72 min, Afrikaans/ Amharic/Arabic/Bengali/ Bulgarian/Dutch/Catalan/ Icelandic/Japanese/ Kashmiri/Portuguese/Thai Prod: Kris Kristinsson | Sc: Kris Kristinsson | Cam: Kris Kristinsson | Ed: Kris Kristinsson | Prod Des: Kris Kristinsson | Sound Des: Kris Kristinsson | Print/Sales: Kris Kristinsson | www.youtube. com/user/kriskristinsson Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 19:45 Cinerama 3 Sun 25-1 09:152 Pathé 2 Tue 27-1 14:302 Cinerama 3 Fri 30-1 16:302 Cinerama 4 Press & Industry SCREENING  Sat 24-1 10:45 Cinerama 4

Kris Kristinsson (son of an Icelandic father and a Dutch mother) did not follow a popular route to becoming a filmmaker. After working for a while in Japan as a translator, he ended up in Peru and there – without any film experience whatsoever – he made Ruta del Jaca (2009), the result of years of diligent work. Hearts Know * the Runaway Brides also has a long history. As anyone who watches the film will understand at once. Not only is there a lot of travelling, but the scenes and images Kristinsson picks up here and there betray a great precision. This took time and couldn’t be rushed. Alongside the occasionally fabulous shots, the film also has a pleasantly intangible element. For instance, the countless explanations for the evasive behaviour of the Runaway Brides of the title are obviously staged, but sometimes presented with such appeal that we start to have our doubts. This juggling of fiction and reality turns Hearts Know * the Runaway Brides into a strange, entertaining adventure.

WORLD PREMIERE

Spain/Ethiopia/Finland, 2015 | colour, DCP, 68 min, Amharic Prod: Miguel Llansó, Daniel Taye Workou, Meseret Argaw, Sergio Uguet de Resayre | Prod Comp: Lanzadera Films, Birabiro Films, Sergio Uguet de Resayre, Independent Producer | Sc: Miguel Llansó | Cam: Israel Seoane | Ed: Velasco Broca | Prod Des: Miguel Llansó | Sound Des: Joaquin Piñero | Music: Atomizador | With: Daniel Tadesse, Selam Tesfaye | Print/Sales: Lanzadera Films | www.lanzaderafilms.com Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 15:00 Pathé 6 Wed 28-1 09:15 Pathé 2 Thu 29-1 15:45 Pathé 6 Fri 30-1 16:30 Cinerama 2 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 17:00 Cinerama 2 Thu 29-1 09:15 Cinerama 4

A Matter of Interpretation

Solos Alone Joanna Lombardi

Lee Kwang-Kuk

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

South Korea, 2014 | colour, DCP, 99 min, Korean Prod: Lee Kwang-Kuk, James Do | Prod Comp: Byeokdol Films | Sc: Lee Kwang-Kuk | Cam: Gang Dae-Hee | Ed: Son Yeon-Ji | Prod Des: Cho SangKyung | Sound Des: Kim Young-Ho | Music: Jeong Yong-Jin | With: Shin Dong-Mi, Kim Kang-Hyun, Yu JunSang | Print/Sales: M-Line Distribution Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 18:45 Pathé 2 Thu 29-1 12:45 Pathé 4 Fri 30-1 22:15 Pathé 5 Sat 31-1 19:15 Pathé 3 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 14:15 Doelen JZ Thu 29-1 15:15 Doelen WBZ

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Four years ago, Escher’s famous lithograph of two hands drawing each other was the inspiration for his labyrinthine debut Romance Joe, Lee told the Daily Tiger in 2011. This preference for stories within stories also forms the basis of this dreamsin-dreams narrative, a light-hearted homage to the art of association. Dissatisfaction about a failed audition and lost love leaves stage actress Yeon-Shin on a bench in a park where she strikes up a conversation with a police detective about her dreams. He hardly ever dreams himself, but this stranger is able to explain other people’s dreams in detail. As if floating from one cloud to another, we step from one dream into another, while the fears and frustrations of the characters are reflected in one another’s dreams. The result is a playful journey through the maze of the spirit, the last place where we can get lost because there isn’t any navigation system to show us the way.

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After making several striking short films, Ethiopia-based Spaniard Miguel Llansó has now realised his first feature film, Crumbs. Just as in his previous work, the protagonist in this romantic, Surrealist science-fiction epic is played by unique small actor Daniel Tadessa. The story is set against the background of spectacular post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscapes, where our diminutive superhero Gagano – on the one hand gripped by daydreams and on the other by constant fears – has had enough of collecting the valuable crumbs of decayed civilisation, the valuable high points of which are merchandise from Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. When a spaceship that has been hovering high in the sky for years starts showing signs of activity, Gagano has to overcome his fears – but also a witch, Santa Claus and secondgeneration Nazis – to find out that things aren’t quite the way he thought.

WORLD PREMIERE

Peru, 2015 | colour, DCP, 92 min, Spanish Prod: Miguel Valladares | Prod Comp: Tondero Films | Sc: Joanna Lombardi | Cam: Inti Briones | Ed: Eric Williams | Prod Des: Jorge Constantino | Sound Des: Rosa Maria Palacios | With: Diego Lombardi, Wendy Vasquez, Rodrigo Palacios, Alberto Rojas Apel | Print: Joanna Lombardi | Sales: Tondero Films | www.tondero.pe Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 15:15 Pathé 6 Sat 24-1 17:15 Cinerama 5 Mon 26-1 22:00 Pathé 7 Wed 28-1 17:30 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 22:00 Cinerama 4 Thu 29-1 22:15 Cinerama 2

The engaging road-movie Solos came about from a need to make a film with a free form following Joanna Lombardi’s awardwinning debut Casadentro, and also to talk about filmmaking; about what it’s like to see a film disappear from cinemas within seven days after working on it for years. Solos is about four thirty-somethings who travel through the Peruvian jungle from village to village to show a film in the open air, without cinemas and untouched by Hollywood. We don’t get to find out what film it is, nor is it clear why hardly anybody comes up to watch the free shows. Instead, Solos shows the journey the four make, filmed by cameraman Inti Briones with great feeling for detail. The interaction between the three men in the woman is very powerful and their (improvised) dialogues are impressive. In their conversations in the car on the road or in the evening beside their tent as they camp, refined nonsense shifts seamlessly into the major questions of life. Nature functions all the time as an benevolent backdrop and also provides the restful soundtrack.

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Gia panta

3 paku 4 ka, 5 ji no kane

Forever Margarita Manda

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Greece, 2014 | colour, DCP, 87 min, Greek Prod: Kostas Kefalas, Costas Lambropoulos, Konstantinos Kontovrakis | Prod Comp: Faliro House, CL Productions, Heretic | Sc: Margarita Manda | Cam: Kostis Gkikas | Ed: Aggela Despotidou | Prod Des: Margarita Manda | Sound Des: Aliki Panagi | Music: Chris Deligiannis | With: Anna Mascha, Kostas Filippoglou | Print/Sales: Faliro House | falirohouse.com/films/Gia-Panta Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 19:30 Cinerama 2 Tue 27-1 09:15 Pathé 2 Fri 30-1 18:45 Pathé 4 Sat 31-1 22:00 Cinerama 6 Press & Industry SCREENING  Sun 25-1 13:00 Cinerama 2

Beautiful urban tableaux at the start of Forever show that Athens is a dying city, plagued by a lack of love. This is where Costas and Anna live, fixed in their rhythm of loneliness. They even seem to be satisfied with it. Costas is an engineer and Anna sells tickets for the ferry. Margarita Manda wanted to make a film about silence. ‘At a time when cinema is once again searching for the core of its uniqueness, I felt the need to go back to the essence. Back to the train, back to sounds which are music in and of themselves and back to the motionless camera that creates the space to look.’ Forever does not show images to go along with the story, but allows you to discover the story within the image. The silence and loneliness are not final destinations. And Manda does not leave Costas and Anna in peace. When bad news turns Costas’ life upside down, he decides to fight for his right to live and love. He buys a ticket for the boat from Anna.

Chigasaki Story Misawa Takuya

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Japan/Thailand, 2014 | colour, DCP, 88 min, Japanese Prod: Misawa Takuya, Kiki Sugino | Prod Comp: Wa Entertainment Inc. | Sc: Misawa Takuya | Cam: Ueno Shogo | Ed: Hasebe Daisuke | Prod Des: Takabayashi Ken | Sound Des: Kokubun Rei | Music: Iwamoto Eiji | With: Koshino Ena, Sugino Kiki, Hori Natsuko, Nakazaki Haya, Fukushima Juri, Yanagi Shuntaro | Print/Sales: Wa Entertainment Inc. | www.waentertain.com Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 21:45 Pathé 2 Sun 25-1 16:45 Cinerama 7 Mon 26-1 13:30 Pathé 7 Tue 27-1 09:30 Pathé 3 Press & Industry SCREENING  Sat 24-1 11:45 Cinerama 2

God Loves the Fighter

Misawa Takuya is a young filmmaker (1987) who hasn’t even yet graduated from the Japan Institute of the Moving Image, but his film breathes nostalgia for the history of cinema. In Chigasaki Story, so much colour has been bled from the image that the film could be remembered as black-and-white, even though it wasn’t shot in black-and-white. The film is an extremely light touch and doesn’t stick to a single predominant narrative line. During a weekend, students and lecturers come together for a wedding. This takes place in Chigasakikan Hotel, where the film master Ozu Yasujiro retired to write his screenplays. It’s not that the director simply follows on from Ozu; he also seems to have taken a good look at playful French classics. Repressed and occasionally open irritations and infatuations, old and new, flare up between the various characters in the hotel. Kiki Sugino, who was in the Tiger Awards jury at the festival last year, produced the film and plays a minor role as a teacher.

Things of the Aimless Wanderer

Damian Marcano

Kivu Ruhorahoza

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Trinidad and Tobago, 2013 | colour, DCP, 96 min, English Prod: Alexa Bailey, Paul Morgan | Prod Comp: Blue Cinamon Group | Sc: Damian Marcano, Alexa Bailey | Cam: Damian Marcano | Ed: Damian Marcano | Prod Des: Alexa Bailey | With: Lou Lyons, Muhammad Muwakil, Tishanna Williams, Darren Cheewah, Abdi Waithe, Zion Henry, Penelope Spencer | Print/Sales: Blue Cinamon Group | www.godlovesthefighter.com Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 18:452 Schouwburg GZ Fri 23-1 22:152 Doelen WBZ Sun 25-1 09:15 Cinerama 5 Thu 29-1 14:30 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Fri 23-1 09:15 Cinerama 4

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Port of Spain in Trinidad is the murder capital of the Caribbean. Someone is murdered every 17 hours, and most of the victims are under 25. God Loves the Fighter realistically portrays what it is like to live in Laventille, one of the most dangerous slums in the world. Although the subject and style are reminiscent of other slum films such as City of God and Slumdog Millionaire, the grim narrative and the dub reggae soundtrack by Freetown Collective, Q. Major and Redman give the film its own unmistakable style. Homeless street poet King Curtis is the prophetic, omniscient narrator. He tells the raw, tragic story of Charlie, a young man growing up in Laventille. What he wants most is a good life with an honest job, but his hopeless circumstances nevertheless lead him into a life of crime. When prostitute Dinah crosses his path and desperately needs help, Charlie reaches a crossroads in his life. Prize winner in Curaçao, IFFR 2014.

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Rwanda/UK, 2015 | colour, DCP, 78 min, English/Kinyarwanda Prod: Kivu Ruhorahoza, Antonio Rui Ribeiro | Prod Comp: Moon Road Films | Sc: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Cam: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Ed: Antonio Rui Ribeiro | Prod Des: Cher-Wen DeWitt | Sound Des: Jan Meinema | Music: Daniel Biro | With: Justin Mullikin, Grace Nikuze, Ramadhan Bizimana, Eliane Umuhire, Wesley Ruzibiza  | Print/Sales: Moon Road Films | www.moonroadfilms.com Public SCREENINGS  Thu 29-1 21:30 Pathé 6 Fri 30-1 18:00 LantarenVenster 3 Sat 31-1 19:45 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 18:15 Cinerama 2

The latest film by Kivu ‘Daddy’ Ruhorahoza is exceptional for several reasons, and not just because it is an African production. For example, instead of approaching all the funds and charities he could to complete the finance, he decided film to start shooting straight away, with limited support from an adventurous English producer. In terms of its content, Things of the Aimless Wanderer challenges more than one politically correct opinion – and this is probably no coincidence. The film’s style also surprises, as one of the few African films that shows such artistic originality that the word ‘experimental’ applies. Here too, the young Rwandan director goes his own way. The protagonist of Things of the Aimless Wanderer is a white man who meets a local girl on his travels through Africa. The girl disappears and the man decides to investigate. In the meantime, he completes a travel journal. The story seems to be retold in several variants; the relationship between the man and the girl is always highly uncomfortable, however.

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Israel, 2015 | colour, DCP, 92 min, Hebrew Prod: Chilik Michaeli, Tami Leon, Avraham Pirchi | Prod Comp: UCM Films | Sc: Evgeny Ruman | Cam: Ziv Berkovich | Ed: Evgeny Ruman | Prod Des: Sharon Eagle | Sound Des: Michael Goorevich | With: Tamar Alkan, Gilad Kahana, Zev Shimshoni, Ruth Rasiuk, Roi Miller, Shlomi Avraham | Print/ Sales: UCM Films | www. ucm-film.com/films/man-wall Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 22:00 Pathé 7 Sat 24-1 15:15 Pathé 2 Wed 28-1 16:00 Pathé 1 Sat 31-1 21:45 Pathé 2 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 13:30 Doelen JZ Thu 29-1 14:30 Cinerama 2

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Haish shebakir

Battles

The Man in the Wall Evgeny Ruman

Isabelle Tollenaere

A psychological drama set entirely during one night in one apartment in Tel Aviv. The apartment belongs to young couple Shir and Rami. Shir is woken one evening by the doorbell. An angry neighbour hands over the dog Rami had taken out earlier in the evening. Rami has suddenly disappeared and Shir is worried because he didn’t take his phone or wallet with him. The film follows events in the apartment during the night, where a series of visitors join the woman waiting: friends, family, the police and unexpected guests. In the powerful dialogues and occasionally fierce confrontations, humiliating secrets come to the surface. An increasingly clear and complex picture emerges of the characters of Rami and Shir, and of the nature of their relationship, which was nowhere near as harmonious as initially suggested. The long night, during which the mood in the apartment changes, as does Shir’s, comes to an abrupt and unexpected end.

The echoes of war also reverberate in peacetime. Battles takes a patient look, sensitive to tragedy and comedy, at the traces of battle in the landscape. A bunker in Albania used as a cattle stall by a family. A former amusement park in Belgium where even older ammunition is exploded. An army of Russian seamstresses who fabricate inflatable war material. And a tourist attraction in Latvia where people can pay to spend time in a military training camp. Traces of battle that find a place in everyday life, while also describing something of the absurd relationships between the two. This debut by Flemish director Isabelle Tollenaere takes us to a twilight world where present and past, war and play, threat and innocence come together, and observes all this with as much tranquillity as eye for detail. Against these decors, ghosts from the past appear naturally, but they don’t know the way either.

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Belgium/Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 90 min, Russian/ Latvian/English/Dutch Prod: Olivier Burlet, Nazima Mintjes, Daniel Devalck | Prod Comp: Michigan Films, Witfilm, Cobra Films | Sc: Isabelle Tollenaere | Cam: Frédéric Noirhomme | Ed: Nico Leunen | Sound Des: Michel Schöpping, Kwinten Van Laethem | Print: Isabelle Tollenaere | Sales: Michigan Films | www.michiganfilms.be Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 21:30 Pathé 2 Wed 28-1 19:15 Pathé 7 Thu 29-1 11:30 Cinerama 5 Sat 31-1 22:00 LantarenVenster 5 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 10:45 Cinerama 4 Thu 29-1 14:00 Doelen JZ

Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice

White Coal Georg Tiller

Daan Veldhuizen

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Austria, 2015 | colour/b&w, DCP, 70 min, Cantonese Prod: Georg Tiller | Prod Comp: Subobscura Films | Sc: Georg Tiller | Cam: Claudio Pfeifer | Ed: Viktor Hoffmann | Sound Des: Jochen Jezussek | With: With: Franz Amann, Ladislav Gombrowizc, Grzegorz Szymánski, Miroslav Radzikowski | Print/Sales: Subobscura Films | www. subobscurafilms.com/white-coal Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 16:00 Pathé 3 Sun 25-1 22:15 Cinerama 2 Mon 26-1 22:00 LantarenVenster 2 Tue 27-1 09:30 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 09:30 Cinerama 2 Thu 29-1 11:30 Cinerama 4

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Cinematographic poem in two parts about the world of coal. The episodes shot in 16mm black & white are about the crew of a Polish coal ship – inspired by Herman Melville’s The ConfidenceMan – while the parts in colour are set in and around the world’s largest coal-fuelled power station. Georg Tiller does not seem interested in socio-economic conditions: White Coal is a quest for forms and motives. In spun out, tranquil scenes, the camera glides past huge machines, open spaces and mysterious-looking control rooms. Tiller is primarily inspired by industrial films from the past (especially the 1920s), and the present. As plot, dialogues and music are absent, Tiller demands a great deal of patience from the viewer, but this also forces us to watch more closely. And he invites us to allow our imaginations to run riot.

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Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 85 min, Lao Prod: Valerie Schuit | Prod Comp: Viewpoint Productions | Sc: Daan Veldhuizen | Cam: Daan Veldhuizen | Ed: Daan Veldhuizen, Jos Driessen | Music: Peter Pluer | Print: Viewpoint Productions | Sales: Illumina Films | www.bananapancakesand thechildrenofstickyrice.com Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 18:30 Pathé 6 Sat 24-1 22:30 Cinerama 3 Mon 26-1 22:00 Cinerama 2 Sat 31-1 09:30 Pathé 3 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 13:30 Doelen WBZ Wed 28-1 09:00 Cinerama 4

While the advent of tourists radically changed the original relations within a village somewhere in the north of Laos, Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice is not a film about good against evil. The backpackers are not basically looking to unsettle the place; this is just a side-effect of their arrival. And the villagers do dream of more wealth and luxury. The film doesn’t condemn, but does tackle the culture clash in crystal clear images and scenes. The language in which this happens is beyond cinéma vérité. Daan Veldhuizen constructs situations in such a way that they are more experiences than recordings. The unique element of Banana Pancakes is that this also applies to the central theme of the film. You can feel the unease that emerges when tourists penetrate the village. Undoubtedly with the best of intentions, but so recognisable and embarrassing it gives rise to surrogate shame.

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China, 2015 | colour, DCP, 86 min, Mongolian/Mandarin Prod: Wang Haolin, Qiu Yi Jing | Prod Comp: Beijing YuanQi Cultural Development Co.,LTD | Sc: Wang Haolin | Cam: Chen Xiaomeng, Liu Xiang | Ed: Yuan Sanshao | Prod Des: Wang Haolin | Sound Des: Liu Yang | Music: Laurent Couson | With: He Yufan, Liu Yang, Gandige, Mata | Print/Sales: Wang Haolin Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 19:30 Pathé 3 Thu 29-1 12:15 Pathé 6 Fri 30-1 09:15 Pathé 2 Sat 31-1 22:30 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 09:30 Cinerama 2 Thu 29-1 22:30 Cinerama 4

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Erdos qi shi

Liu lian wang fan

Erdos Rider Wang Haolin

River of Exploding Durians Edmund Yeo

Time and the impossibility of reconstructing the past form the themes that bring together the three stories in Erdos Rider – just as previously in Wang Haolin’s 2009 film The Land (at that time the director used the name He Jia). Truth is hidden among the interwoven stories, a voice tells us at the start of the film. Or maybe there is no truth in the world. Wang takes us from the expansive plains of Mongolia, where the desert lets people disappear and archaeologists dig looking for the past, past the tombs of Genghis Khan to a hotel room in Beijing, where a flirt turns out to be a mistake for the umpteenth time. Encounters in which clumsiness and cruelty but above all sorrow come to the fore, even though the film has a light-hearted tone in spite of the drama. Referring to Le ballon rouge and The Red Shoes, Wang uses the colour red to allow sorrow to resonate. Erdos Rider poses the question whether digging up all that history is such a good idea. Some things, says a policeman who should know, are better left buried in the desert.

Edmund Yeo prepared thoroughly for his first film. He first made a series of short films, some of which were also seen in Rotterdam; he studied for a long time in Tokyo and became an erudite young filmmaker. For his feature debut, he returned to Malaysia – maybe the Malaysia of his childhood, because the film is set at a secondary school. There is a romantic story about two students, but also an element borrowed from the recent political history of the country. The government of Malaysia gave an Australian company that processed ‘ rare Earth metals’ (a process that is potentially radioactive) permission to set up their factory on the East coast of Malaysia. In its own country, the company had been banned because of its environmental effects. The secondary school pupils and their teacher are suddenly confronted with a threat to their surroundings and have to make a political choice. In an ambitious story with many dramatic twists, Yeo shows the disturbed order in his country.

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Malaysia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 128 min, Mandarin Prod: Woo Ming Jin, Edmund Yeo | Prod Comp: Greenlight Pictures, Indie Works | Sc: Edmund Yeo | Cam: Kong Pahurak | Ed: Edmund Yeo | Prod Des: Edward Yu Chee Boon | Sound Des: Sorayos Prapapan | Music: Wong Woan Foong | With: Zhu Zhi-Ying, Koe Shern, Daphne Low, Joey Leong, Pearlly Chua, Azman Hassan, Mayjune Tan  | Print/Sales: Mosquito Films Distribution | www.facebook. com/riverofexplodingdurians Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 21:30 Pathé 6 Wed 28-1 22:15 LantarenVenster 1 Thu 29-1 11:30 Cinerama 6 Fri 30-1 14:00 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Mon 26-1 14:00 Cinerama 4

Valedictorian Matthew Yeager

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USA, 2015 | colour, DCP, 78 min, English Prod: Javier Gonzalez, Justin Levy | Prod Comp: Pendleton Pictures, LLC | Sc: Matthew Yeager | Cam: Miguel Drake-McLaughlin | Ed: Matthew Yeager | Prod Des: Mike Drury | Sound Des: Alexander Mandel | Music: Daniel Rossen | With: Brian Dell, Jennifer Prediger, Eleonore Hendricks, Hannah Gross, Tallie Medel, Ned Van Zandt | Print/Sales: Matthew Yeager Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 18:45 Pathé 2 Sun 25-1 09:30 Pathé 4 Tue 27-1 16:45 Cinerama 5 Fri 30-1 14:00 Cinerama 6 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 20:30 Cinerama 2 Thu 29-1 14:00 Cinerama 4

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Ben has apparently got his act together. He lives in fashionable Brooklyn with a cool girlfriend, plays in a band, has work and spends his time going to parties on roof gardens where the view is stunning and the drink plentiful. But Ben is overcome by a nagging and continuous worry about whether this is all there is. Slowly, without drama or existential reflections, he withdraws from life. He sells his possessions, stops answering his phone and roams streets where no one knows him. In Valedictorian, Matthew Yeager portrays the emptiness of Generation Y, the hipsters who were born in the postideological era. Their lives are filled with superficiality and flimsy emotions. For his feature debut, Yeager was inspired by an old acquaintance who, just like Ben, burned all his bridges behind him. He doesn’t romanticise Ben’s slow disappearing trick, but nor does he present it as a nightmare – although Ben, worryingly enough, is soon no more than a vague memory for many of his friends.

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India, 2014 | colour, DCP, 125 min, Hindi Prod: Dibakar Banerjee | Prod Comp: Dibakar Banerjee Productions | Sc: Sharat Katariya, Kanu Behl | Cam: Siddharth Diwan | Ed: Namrata Rao | Prod Des: Parul Sondh  | Sound Des: Pritam Das | Music: Karan Gour | With: Shashank Arora, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial, Lalit Behl, Prashant Singh  | Print/Sales: WestEnd Films | www.titlithefilm.com Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 19:00 Pathé 5 Tue 27-1 12:30 Pathé 3 Wed 28-1 19:00 Pathé 5 Fri 30-1 09:00 Cinerama 6

Argentina, 2014 | colour, DCP, 100 min, Spanish Prod: Fernando Epstein, Gonzalo Rodriguez Bubis | Prod Comp: Mutante Cine S.R.L., Morocha Films | Sc: Adrián Biniez | Cam: Guillermo Nieto | Ed: Fernando Epstein | Prod Des: Julieta Dolinksy | Sound Des: Diego Martínez Rivero  | Music: Adrián Biniez, Sebastián del Muro | With: Esteban Lamothe, Julieta Zylberberg, Nestór Guzzini, Matías Castelli, Alfonso Tort, Luis Martínez, César Bordóni | Print/Sales: Films Boutique Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 15:45 Pathé 5 Mon 26-1 15:30 Pathé 3 Tue 27-1 16:00 Pathé 1 Fri 30-1 12:30 Oude Luxor

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Titli

Fort Buchanan

Kanu Behl

Benjamin Crotty

This realistic feature debut about a male criminal family has little to do with the ideal family as portrayed in Bollywood films. Kanu Behl, who worked until recently as a documentary maker, shows his protagonists’ will to survive on the seamy side of today’s Indian society and doesn’t romanticise their poverty. India is booming, as he shows, but not for everyone. Titli and his two brothers make ends meet by stealing cars in Delhi. Titli secretly hopes to escape this crooked family business. But what kind of chance does a kid from the slums have without money or education? Titli sees his chance when, in dubious circumstances, he’s married off to a girl who wants help – and has a dowry. Titli is a raw drama about a vicious circle of poverty, oppression, exploitation and violence. All the characters have difficulty doing the right thing; they don’t have a lot of choices in life.

Roger spends the winter in a cabin in the woods at an army base. His husband Frank is on a mission in Djibouti and doesn’t communicate much, while their adopted teenage daughter Roxy is starting to get rebellious. Roger finds support with four women and an attractive farmer/ boxing trainer, who are also all divorced from their better halves. They dispel the boredom by philosophising about life, seduction attempts and thinking up nicknames for their private parts. In four seasons, an ironic melodrama unfolds with absurdist accents and conceptual tendencies. Benjamin Crotty, who grew up alongside an American army base, uses both French and American cultural elements, ranging from eco-architecture to dialogues based on texts from American TV series. Fort Buchanan is a long version of the short, similarly-named film that was also screened in Rotterdam.

France/Tunisia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 65 min, French Prod: Judith Lou Lévy | Prod Comp: Les Films du Bal | Sc: Benjamin Crotty | Cam: Michaël Capron | Ed: Ael Dallier Vega, Penda Houzangbe | Prod Des: Toma Baqueni | Sound Des: Gilles Benardeau | Music: Ragnar Árni Ágústsson | With: Andy Gillet, Iliana Zabeth, David Baiot, Mati Diop, Luc Chessel, Nancy Lane Kaplan, Pauline Jacquard | Print/Sales: Les Films du Bal | www. mubi.com/films/fort-buchanan--2 Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 22:002 Cinerama 6 Sun 25-1 14:302 Cinerama 5 Mon 26-1 22:002 LantarenVenster 5 Sat 31-1 15:002 LantarenVenster 3

El 5 de Talleres

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El Cinco Adrián Biniez

Héctor Gálvez Campos

The romantic drama El Cinco is about the 35-year-old Patón, Captain of the Talleres de Escalada football team, which plays in the Argentine C Class. After a foul, he is suspended for eight matches. Frustration and depression seem to be lurking in the background, but the opposite happens. Adrián Biniez based his second feature partly on his own experiences. When he directed his feature debut Gigante (2009), a friend of his, a professional footballer, was playing his last matches. ‘While I was at the beginning of a whole new world, he was at the very end of a lifestyle he had been immersed in since he was a child. This intrigued me: how does one accept the end of a world with all its routines and codes and rituals?’ Now it’s clear that the future will bring neither fame nor money for Patón, he realises that it’s the end of his career, but also a step towards maturity. Together with his wife Ale, he goes out looking for a new start. Biniez surprises us, both by giving free rein to Patón’s restlessness and by showing how it gives him the energy to go back to school.

A group of forensic investigators is working in Peru, digging up the corpses of eight people who disappeared without a trace 20 years ago during a violent period in politics. They also find a ninth corpse. Who was this anonymous man? Fidel, a thoughtful investigator, is fascinated by the case. Certainly when a woman appears in the hope she will be able to dig up her husband who disappeared many years ago. Might this be a match? Apart from some half-decayed clothes, there’s only a passport photo of a girl found by the corpse. An old picture as a metaphor for fading memories. Because what is left of them after all this time? Does the woman recognise the girl and the clothes? While Fidel wrestles with these questions, and with the woman’s rising emotions, he tries to keep approaching his work in a scientific way. In addition, this meticulously filmed drama offers a subtle glimpse of the lonely everyday life of Fidel, whose state of mind is similar to that of the mourning woman. With Brave Talk on Thu 29-1 in the theatre.

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Peru/Colombia/Germany/ France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 90 min, Spanish Prod: Enid Campos, Héctor Gálvez Campos | Prod Comp: Piedra Alada Producciones | Sc: Héctor Gálvez Campos | Cam: Mario Bassino | Ed: Eric Williams  | Prod Des: Eduardo Camino | Sound Des: Isabel Torres  | Music: Pauchi Sasaki | With: Paul Vega, Antonieta Pari, Isabel Gaona, Lucho Cáceres, Gonzalo Molina, Manuel Gold, Amiel Cayo | Print/ Sales: Habanero Film Sales | www.habanerofilmsales.com Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 12:30 Cinerama 5 Thu 29-1 19:302 LantarenVenster 1 Fri 30-1 21:30 Pathé 6

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Second Coming

Limbo Anna Sofie Hartmann

Debbie Tucker Green

United Kingdom, 2014 | colour, DCP, 105 min, English Prod: Polly Leys, Kate Norrish | Prod Comp: Hillbilly Films | Sc: Debbie Tucker Green | Cam: Urszula Pontikos | Ed: Mark Eckersley | Prod Des: Lisa Marie Hal | Sound Des: Kieron Wolfson | Music: Luke Sutherland | With: Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis-Lewis, Nicola Walker, Alex Lanipekun, Anthony Welsh, Lee Nicholas Harris | Print/ Sales: Protagonist Pictures | www. hillbillyfilms.com/second-coming Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 18:30 Pathé 6 Sun 25-1 15:15 Pathé 7 Thu 29-1 13:00 Oude Luxor Fri 30-1 14:00 Cinerama 4 Press & Industry SCREENING  Sat 24-1 14:45 Cinerama 4

Bosnia and Herzegovina/ Bulgaria/Greece, 2014 | colour, DCP, 107 min, Bulgarian Prod: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | Prod Comp: ABRAXAS FILM LTD | Sc: Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva | Cam: Krum Rodriguez | Ed: Petar Valchanov | Prod Des: Vanina Geleva | Sound Des: Dobromir Hristoskov, Vesselin Zografov | With: Margita Gosheva, Ivan Burnev, Ivan Savov, Deya Todorova, Stefan Denolyubov | Print/Sales: Wide Management Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 19:00 Pathé 3 Tue 27-1 13:00 Pathé 1 Wed 28-1 13:00 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 19:00 Cinerama 4 Press & Industry SCREENING  Sat 24-1 22:00 Cinerama 4

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Jackie is expecting. That is nothing unusual, but after the birth of her son, J.J., Jackie was told she couldn’t have any more children. She hadn’t been to bed with her husband for months and she hadn’t had relations with anyone else. Immaculate Conception? Is Christ returning to Earth through a middleclass Jamaican family in London? Jackie isn’t the religious type, she hasn’t seen the Angel Gabriel. The situation only gives her stress and she becomes increasingly introverted. Sometimes, she has inexplicable nosebleeds or suffers hallucinations in which a hurricane rages in her bathroom. In the meantime, Mark ‘s (Idris Elba) pride is hurt and the dreamy J.J. can barely tolerate the quarrels between his parents. In her gripping debut, Debbie Tucker Green sees how a normal family that is basically harmonious implodes in slow motion. Second Coming is detached and smouldering at the same time. In the end, the birth only partly brings deliverance.

Germany, 2014 | colour, DCP, 80 min, Danish Prod: Ben von Dobeneck, Nina Helveg | Prod Comp: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, Gourmet Film | Sc: Anna Sofie Hartmann | Cam: Matilda Mester | Ed: Sofie Steenberger | Prod Des: Ida Hammer Ingerslev | Sound Des: Christian Obermaier | Music: Mads Hartmann | With: Annika Nuka Mathiassen, Sofía Nolsøe Mikkelsen, Laura Gustavsen, Sarai Randzorff, Sabine Madsen, Matthias Arid Olsen, Mike Hansen | Print/Sales: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin | www. dffb.de/html/en/films/film/415 Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 19:302 Cinerama 5 Mon 26-1 22:152 Pathé 3 Tue 27-1 14:002 LantarenVenster 1 Fri 30-1 13:45 LantarenVenster 1

Sara lives in Nakskov, a dull port on the southern Danish island of Lolland. Children cycle in circles in car parks and yokels talk in the bar about their careers in the local sugar factory – hardly a stimulating environment for an intelligent, ambitious girl. Sara isn’t interested in her classmates either. The only thing that makes her enthusiastic is drama classes at school, especially because they’re given by Karen. Sara falls in love with the young teacher, confesses this to Karen and is rejected. The consequences are dramatic. Even the most intense events in Limbo are shown in such a cursory way we hardly realise what’s going on. Promising young director Anna Sofie Hartmann has the cool and observing gaze of an anthropologist; the conversations in a bar between Sara and her classmates get as much attention as the chatter of the immigrant kitchen staff. In long shots, tractors with sugar beet drive towards the factory, machines turn, smoke curls up from the chimneys. In Nakskov, life knows little relief. Until it’s over.

Urok

Lelaki harapan dunia

The Lesson Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

Men Who Save the World Liew Seng Tat

Who actually learns his lesson in this modest story about money and morality? Teacher Nade discovers there has been a theft in her class. She gazes confidently at her pupils and calmly lets them know that the thief will not get away with it, but will get his just deserts. When she gets home, an unpleasant surprise is waiting. Her husband has borrowed money and spent it on a rickety camper. Now their bank wants the money back and is threatening drastic measures. Nade again takes control. In a dry style that has been compared with the work of the Dardenne brothers, the makers of this story, based on a newspaper headline, painstakingly portray Nade’s attempts to overcome the crisis. Step by step, she shifts her boundaries until she does things that not long before she would have condemned. Does she still stand in front of the class with the same confidence? The Lesson won best new director at San Sebastián.

For his long-awaited second film, Liew Seng Tat (Tiger Award winner in 2008 with his widely praised debut Flower in the Pocket) allowed himself to be an inspired by angkat rumah (‘house move’), a Malaysian tradition in which recycling and public spirit come together in a surreal spectacle: friends and neighbours join forces to carry a whole house from one place to another. In Men Who Save the World, this happens at the request of retired singer Pak Awang, who wants to give his daughter a house in her home village as a present for her upcoming wedding. This house move forms the start of a frivolous rural comedy that shows the other side of collectivist thought. At first, the villagers unanimously support the intensive undertaking that lasts several days, but the community spirit breaks down when a Nigerian immigrant, fleeing the police, uses the house as a hiding place. There are rumours the house is bewitched and work stops. Pak Awang’s vain attempts to bring his fellow villagers to their senses end up driving him further and further onto the side-lines.

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Malaysia/Netherlands/ Germany/France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 93 min, Malay Prod: Sharon Gan, Denis Vaslin, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Eric Mabillon | Prod Comp: Everything Films, Volya Films, Flying Moon Filmproduktion, Mandra Films | Sc: Liew Seng Tat  | Cam: Gay Hian Teoh  | Ed: Liew Seng Tat, Patrick Minks | Prod Des: Tunku Tommy Mansur | Music: Luka Kuncevic  | With: Wan Hanafi Su, Soffi Jikan, Harun Salim Bachik, Jalil Hamid, Azhan Rani, Azman Hassan, Roslan Salleh | Print/Sales: Everything Films | lhd.everythingfilms.net/en Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 16:30 Cinerama 6 Tue 27-1 09:15 Pathé 6 Thu 29-1 15:15 Pathé 7 Fri 30-1 11:30 Cinerama 4

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France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 71 min, French Prod: Damien Manivel, Amandine Radigue | Prod Comp: MLD Films | Sc: Damien Manivel | Cam: Isabel Pagliai, Julien Guillery | Ed: Suzana Pedro | Sound Des: Simon Apostolou, Nicolas Pansieri, Jérôme Petit | With: Rémi Taffanel, Enzo Vassallo, Léonore Fernandes | Print/Sales: The Open Reel | www.theopenreel. com/portfolio-item/a-young-poet Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 22:152 Pathé 5 Sat 24-1 13:002 Pathé 4 Sun 25-1 09:302 Cinerama 1 Thu 29-1 12:002 LantarenVenster 2

Brazil, 2014 | colour, DCP, 108 min, Portuguese Prod: Thiago Correia | Prod Comp: Filmes de Plástico | Sc: André Novais Oliveira | Cam: Gabriel Martins | Ed: Gabriel Martins | Prod Des: Tati Boaventura | Sound Des: Fábio Baldo | With: Maria José Novais Oliveira, Norberto Novais Oliveira, André Novais Oliveira, Renato Novais Oliveira | Print/Sales: Filmes de Plástico | www.filmesdeplastico.com.br Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 12:15 Pathé 2 Fri 23-1 19:15 Cinerama 6 Wed 28-1 22:30 Cinerama 3 Sat 31-1 19:15 Cinerama 6

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Un jeune poète

Sanda

A Young Poet Damien Manivel

Alive Park Jung-Bum

This summery feature debut by shortfilmmaker Damien Manivel looks as light as the azure blue sky above the Mediterranean, out over which the young poet from the title looks. This would-be poet is seeking inspiration In the fishing village of Sète in the South of France. With pen and notebook at the ready, he wanders around hoping for a literary spark. But the ideas just won’t come, even though he does everything a poet should: climb a hill, sit on a bench by a churchyard, visit a museum with a girl and drink vodka. The seven chapters correspond to the days of the week, during which Rémi sees his poetic efforts increasingly wither. The charming and slightly lanky acting of Rémi Taffanel turns A Young Poet (Special Mention Locarno) into a disarming, gentle film about a boy whose artist waters just won’t come to the boil. Manivel plays with the contrast between the calm village, drenched in blue and white, and Rémi’s gloomy inner battle with language.

In the provocative second film by the maker of the imposing The Journals of Musan, Park’s fury is again tangible as he examines the fate of those at the bottom of South Korea’s social ladder. Jeong-Cheol, a building labourer in the mountainous province of Gangwon, takes care of his niece and his mentally unstable sister. He sets to work at a failing farm where soya-bean curd is made, but the bitter winter starts to take its toll and a fungus hits the fermented soya. From here on in, it’s a downward spiral. Director and scriptwriter Park himself plays the lead in this hypnotic descent into desolation, in which a man tries to survive while maintaining his humanity. Despair is juxtaposed with moments of well-chosen surrealism, captured in beautifully choreographed shots. And somewhere, the possibility of a friendly gesture lurks. Alive is a dark film, but not cynical.

South Korea, 2014 | colour, DCP, 175 min, Korean Prod: Jay Jeong | Prod Comp: Secondwind Film | Sc: Park Jung-Bum | Cam: Kim Jong-Sun | Ed: Jo Hyun-Ju | Sound Des: Jin Dong-Hoon, Kim Hyun-Sang | Music: Park In-Young | With: Park Jung-Bum, Lee Seung-Yeon, Park Myung-Hoon, Shin Heat-Bit | Print/Sales: Finecut Co, Ltd | www. koreanfilm.or.kr/jsp/films/index/ filmsView.jsp?movieCd=20148449 Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 21:00 Pathé 3 Mon 26-1 09:15 Pathé 7 Wed 28-1 09:45 Cinerama 1 Sat 31-1 13:00 Cinerama 6

Ela volta na quinta

La tirisia

She Comes Back on Thursday André Novais Oliveira

Perpetual Sadness Jorge Pérez Solano

A fictional story wrested from reality. Maria José and Norberto have seen enough of each other after 35 years of marriage. Maria José goes on a journey to find herself; Norberto is having an affair that isn’t going well. Their sons André and Nato watch all of this with disappointment, and meanwhile have their own relationship problems. Just as he did in his previous short films Ghosts and About a Month, André Novais Oliveira asked people from his direct surroundings to play themselves, more or less. In this case: his parents and brother. Maria José, Norberto, André and Nato are their real names, as are the names of the actors in most of the secondary roles. And yet it’s fiction. In his own words, Novais Oliveira wanted ‘to taint with life what was written on paper’. He succeeds in this: in his calmly shot film, with a striking role for musical intermezzos, the whole of human life unfolds.

In a remote corner of Oaxaca in the south of Mexico, between the towering cactuses and enormous salt flats, Cheba is pregnant by her neighbour, the salt producer Silvestre, who spends most of the day staring at aircraft flying towards the United States. Soon after she has her baby, Cheba’s husband returns from the United States after years away. The child has already been housed by Silvestre with his wife Ángeles. The beautifully framed and photographed Perpetual Sadness forms a duet with Spiral from 2008, in which Jorge Pérez Solano focuses on the consequences of emigration for those who stay behind in Mexico, especially for the women. Without a husband, they are powerless according to local custom, which plays a prominent role in Perpetual Sadness; single mothers are considered to be social failures. They also can’t count on any understanding of their need for physical, sexual attention. A penetrating social-realist drama that has already won several awards.

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Mexico, 2014 | colour, DCP, 110 min, Spanish Prod: César Gutiérrez Miranda, Jorge Pérez Solano | Prod Comp: Tirisia Cine | Sc: Jorge Pérez Solano | Cam: César Gutiérrez Miranda | Ed: Francisco X. Rivera | Prod Des: Lola Ovando | Sound Des: Galileo Galaz | Music: Ruben Luengas | With: Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Adriana Paz, Noé Hernández, Alfredo Herrera, Gabriela Cartol, Mercedes Hernández | Print/ Sales: Media Luna New Films | www. medialuna.biz/screeners/feat_films Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 19:45 Cinerama 3 Mon 26-1 22:00 Schouwburg GZ

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Buzzard

USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 97 min, English Prod: Michael Saunders | Prod Comp: Sob Noisse | Sc: Joel Potrykus | Cam: Adam J. Minnick | Ed: Joel Potrykus | Sound Des: Peter Fox | Music: Honduran, Bog Rot | With: Joshua Burge, Joel Potrykus | Print/Sales: Media Luna New Films | www.medialuna.biz/ screeners/feat_films/buzzard.html Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 22:15 Doelen WBZ Sat 24-1 16:30 Cinerama 6

Germany, 2014 | colour/b&w, DCP, 116 min, German Prod: Jochen Laube, Leif Alexis | Prod Comp: UFA Fiction GmbH | Sc: Burhan Qurbani, Martin Behnke | Cam: Yoshi Heimrath | Ed: Julia Karg | Prod Des: Jill Schwarzer | Sound Des: Stephan von Hase | Music: Matthias Sayer, Tim Ströble | With: Devid Striesow, Jonas Nay, Devid Striesow, Jonas Nay, | Print/Sales: Beta Cinema | www. facebook.com/pages/Wir-sind-jungWir-sind-stark/1535320786684599 Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 22:30 LantarenVenster 1 Tue 27-1 13:15 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 19:00 Pathé 5 Sat 31-1 21:30 Schouwburg GZ

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La creazione di significato

Joel Potrykus

The Creation of Meaning Simone Rapisarda Casanova

With his feature debut Ape, Joel Potrykus breathed new life into the 1990s slacker film genre. But then with a twist: laziness was linked to pyromania. In the sequel Buzzard, Potrykus goes a step further. His regular alter ego Joshua Burge here plays Marty Jackitansky, an angry young man without any aim or morality, fuelled only by fury and opportunism. Marty works as a temp at a bank and fills his life with horror metal, snacks and computer games. Between the dialogues with other wage-slaves – the terms ‘dude’, ‘dork’ and ‘man’ are used as punctuation – he rips off a tenner here, 25 there. When his boss is on the point of discovering he has been stealing unsecured cheques, he becomes paranoid and goes into hiding with his nerdy colleague Derek. Then he flees to Detroit, where he squanders all his money in one night and spends the next roaming the streets, dressed in a Slashdot T-shirt and a Nintendo Power Glove converted into a Freddy Krueger-like claw. A critic called Marty ‘the Travis Bickle of the 21st century’, but don’t expect a catharsis here.

In the opening scene of The Creation of Meaning, the camera glides over the Apuan Alps, engulfed in clouds. In the voice-over, children tell gruesome stories about World War II, when the German occupiers slaughtered hundreds of civilians as they retreated. It turns out to be a school class sitting in a circle under a tree in landscape from paradise. Afterwards, the Canadian-Italian director focuses on shepherd Pacifico, a man in his 60s who is forced by the deplorable economic circumstances to sell his land to a friendly German who has become a naturalised Italian. The boundaries between fiction, documentary, oral history and anthropology start to fade as past and present merge seamlessly. Images of this overwhelming landscape are juxtaposed with close-ups of butterflies, spiders, flowers, glimpses of everyday life and a three-minute amateur film in which a battle in the Alps is re-enacted. At the end, Pacifico is sitting at the kitchen table with the German buyer, talking about life in Berlusconi’s Italy.

Canada/Italy, 2014 | colour, video, 90 min, Italian Prod: Simone Rapisarda Casanova | Prod Comp: Ibidem Films | Sc/Cam/ Ed/Prod Des/Sound Des: Simone Rapisarda Casanova | With: Pacifico Pieruccioni, Alexander Auf der Heyde, Benjamin Auf der Heyde, Siria Battelli, Bartolomeo Puccetti, Cinzia Bertuccelli, Maria Paola Casanova | Print/Sales: Ibidem Films | http://en.ibidemfilms.org/ the_creation_of_meaning.html Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 15:45 Pathé 5 Tue 27-1 09:30 Cinerama 3 Wed 28-1 19:45 LantarenVenster 2 Fri 30-1 14:30 Cinerama 3 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 09:45 Pathé 5 Thu 29-1 09:45 Pathé 5

Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.

Mauro

We Are Young. We Are Strong. Burhan Qurbani

Hernán Rosselli

On 24 August 1992, a group of rioters in Rostock, cheered on by more than 3,000 spectators, set fire to an apartment building where 150 Vietnamese men, women and children lived. The riots were symbolic for the xenophobia in recently reunited Germany. Burhan Qurbani, whose parents fled from Afghanistan to Germany, reconstructs the shocking incident from three different perspectives to look the monster in the eye. For a whole day, he follows a group of bored Neo-Nazis, Vietnamese Lien and ambitious local politician Martin, who has to choose between his ideals and his career. Qurbani filmed his modest drama largely in black & white, which makes the apartment blocks look even more desolate. At a significant moment – when the media eagerly ask the rioters for their story – he switches to colour. Displaying no thirst for sensation, the director evokes a period of transition. In the ideological vacuum that followed the fall of the East German regime, destructive powers were able to grow.

Mauro walks through Buenos Aires and buys things. It doesn’t matter what: a cheap T-shirt on the market, a beer in a nightclub, a scarf. He doesn’t buy to possess, but to get rid of his money. It’s forged, you see, and Mauro is a huckster who has to put it surreptitiously into circulation. When Mauro decides to set up his own counterfeiting operation with his friend Luis, and at the same time falls in love with the mysterious Paula, his life goes up a couple of gears. In his debut, Hernán Rosselli records Mauro’s world in an observant, social-realist style, shot in his own neighbourhood and with many of his friends in supporting roles. He occasionally interrupts this narration on the edge of fact and fiction with poetic sequences of nostalgic videos and reflections by Mauro in voice-over. Between the lines, Rosselli sketches a sharp picture of today’s Argentina: a collapsing economy in which the poor fight it out amongst themselves and in the meantime get even poorer.

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Argentina, 2014 | colour, DCP, 80 min, Spanish Prod: Hernán Rosselli | Sc: Hernán Rosselli | Cam: Hernán Rosselli | Ed: Delfina Castagnino, Hernán Rosselli | Prod Des: Mariana Rosselli | Sound Des: Catriel Vildosola | Music: Alasthor | With: Mauro Martinez, Juliana Risso, Victoria Bustamante, José Pablo Suarez, Patricia Fouret, Pablo Ramos | Print/Sales: Hernán Rosselli Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 15:45 Pathé 5 Fri 23-1 09:30 Pathé 3 Sun 25-1 12:15 Pathé 7 Fri 30-1 22:15 Pathé 3

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France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 111 min, Arabic Prod: Karim Aitouna, Thomas Micoulet, Malik Menai | Prod Comp: Hautlesmains Productions, Narratio Films | Sc: Anna Roussillon | Cam: Anna Roussillon | Ed: Saskia Berthod, Chantal Piquet | Prod Des: Malik Menai, Karim Aitouna, Thomas Micoulet | Sound Des: Jean-Charles Bastion | Print/Sales: Hautlesmains Productions Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 12:30 Pathé 6 Fri 30-1 19:00 Cinerama 5 Sat 31-1 12:30 LantarenVenster 3 Press & Industry SCREENING  Thu 29-1 09:15 Cinerama 3

Colombia/France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 103 min, Spanish Prod: Oscar Ruiz Navia, Gerylee Polanco Uribe, Diana Bustamante Escobar | Prod Comp: Contravía Films, Burning Blue | Sc: Oscar Ruiz Navia, César Augusto Acevedo | Cam: Sofia Oggioni Hatty | Ed: Felipe Guerrero | Prod Des: Daniela Shneider, Alejandro Franco | Sound Des: Leandro de Loredo, Frédéric Théry, César Salazar | Music: Sebastián Escofet, La Llegada del Dios Rata, Zalama Crew | With: Jovan Alexis Marquinez Angulo, Calvin Buenaventura Tascón, Atala Estrada, Gustavo Ruiz Montoya , María Elvira Solis | Sales: FiGa Films | Distr NL: Hubert Bals Fund | www. figafilms.com/#!los-hongos/cer6 Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 21:45 Pathé 2 Tue 27-1 12:30 Cinerama 1 Wed 28-1 16:30 Doelen WBZ Sat 31-1 15:15 Pathé 6

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Je suis le peuple

Asha jaoar majhe

I Am the People Anna Roussillon

Labour of Love Aditya Vikram Sengupta

Seven hundred kilometres south of Cairo, the overthrow of Mubarak is little more than a TV event. In a nameless village in the Nile Valley, time seems to stand eternally still. At first it doesn’t look as if the revolution taking place in the heart of power will change anything. In shots that often have a painterly quality, Anna Roussillon – who grew up in Cairo – records the reality ignored by most news reports: that of the large rural population of Egypt. Failing water pumps and rebellious agricultural pets shape the mood of the day, while as presidential elections approach, politics increasingly finds its way into the openhearted conversations Roussillon has with several villagers. Through their dreams, disappointments, doubts and questions, the documentary I Am the People provides a surprisingly clear view from the countryside – where collective action has shaped the survival of the community for generations – of events far away in Tahrir Square.

A woman leaves home on her way to work. Her husband has just arrived home and gets ready to go to bed. The day unfolds in cross-cut shots: she works, he sleeps. Half way through, they switch roles. The importance of their work becomes clear from minor topical asides: in today’s Calcutta, the crisis is causing mass unemployment. Only at the end of the day (or the beginning of the next) does the couple come together. In his debut film, Aditya Vikram Sengupta meticulously builds up to the meeting in his cyclical work, the painterly images in which would be just as at home on the walls of a gallery as in a cinema. He focuses on details in the dilapidated locations and on the small, everyday actions with which the couple maintain contact despite their physical distance: the washes they do for each other, the meals they prepare for each other. A work of love.

India, 2014 | colour/b&w, DCP, 84 min, Bengali Prod: Aditya Vikram Sengupta, Jonaki Bhattacharya | Prod Comp: For Films | Sc: Aditya Vikram Sengupta | Cam: Mahendra Shetty, Aditya Vikram Sengupta | Ed: Aditya Vikram Sengupta | Prod Des: Jonaki Bhattacharya | Sound Des: Anish John | Music: Alokananda Dasgupta | With: Ritwick Chakraborty, Basabdutta Chatterjee | Print/Sales: For Films | www.facebook.com/labouroflovefilm Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 19:30 Cinerama 2 Wed 28-1 12:30 Pathé 3 Thu 29-1 12:15 Pathé 7 Sat 31-1 12:15 Pathé 7

Los hongos

Court

Oscar Ruiz Navia

Chaitanya Tamhane

Friends Ras and Calvin criss-cross the Colombian provincial city of Cali – birthplace of filmmaker Oscar Ruiz Navia – by skateboard and BMX looking for money to buy paint, an empty wall to fill, and something greater to be part of. Coming from totally different social backgrounds, but equally alienated from their parents, they share a striking friendship. They recognise kindred spirits in a YouTube film of the Arab Spring, which inspires them to provide a contribution to a collective piece with a group of local street artists. Hongos, ‘mushrooms’, the director calls them: they thrive on rotting matter. Just as in his debut Crab Trap, Ruiz Navia mixes documentary and fiction to capture the diffuse reality of his characters. Painting is never far away: some tableaux breathe the dreamy atmosphere of primitivism, for instance in scenes that portray the almost idyllic bond between Calvin and his grandmother.

When a man is found dead in the sewers of Mumbai, a culprit is quickly identified: Narayan Kamble. This social-activist poet, who spreads his message in working-class areas, supposedly encouraged the man to commit suicide. In court, the lawyer Vinay Vora Kamble defends Kamble in this strange case. He faces public prosecutor Nutan, who cites age-old laws and applies them to this case without any trace of empathy. In the meantime, the judge seems primarily interested in following the correct procedures. In this hyper-realistic drama filled with static shots, Chaitanya Tamhane sketches how the rigid legal system wrestles with antique laws and their interpretation. Tamhane follows his protagonists, played by both professional and amateur actors, inside the courthouse and out, where he sketches their everyday lives apparently without commentary. These detached scenes provide a sharp insight into the Indian caste system, which is still alive and kicking. With Brave Talk on Tue 27-1 in the theatre.

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India, 2014 | colour, DCP, 116 min, Hindi/Marathi/ English/Gujarati Prod: Vivek Gomber | Prod Comp: Zoo Entertainment Pvt Ltd. | Sc: Chaitanya Tamhane | Cam: Mrinal Desai | Ed: Rikhav Desai | Prod Des: Pooja Talreja, Somnath Pal | Sound Des: Anita Kushwaha, Amrit Pritam | With: Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane | Print/Sales: Memento Films International | international. memento-films.com/now/court Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 13:00 Pathé 1 Mon 26-1 21:45 Cinerama 1 Tue 27-1 19:302 LantarenVenster 1 Sat 31-1 13:00 Oude Luxor

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The Monk

Approaching the Elephant

The Maw Naing

Amanda Rose Wilder

Myanmar/Czech Republic, 2014 | colour, DCP, 95 min, Burmese Prod: Vit Janecek | Prod Comp: FAMU | Sc: Aung Min | Cam: Tin Win Naing | Ed: Zaw Win Htwe | Sound Des: Jan Richtr | With: Kyaw Nyi Thu, Han Newe Nyein, Thein Swe Myint, Moe San | Print/Sales: Negativ | www. facebook.com/film.themonk Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 09:15 Cinerama 5 Tue 27-1 16:45 Cinerama 7 Thu 29-1 16:45 Cinerama 7 Fri 30-1 19:15 Cinerama 6

Spain, 2014 | colour, DCP, 127 min, Spanish Prod: Pedro Hernández | Prod Comp: Aquí y Allí Films | Sc: Carlos Vermut | Cam: Santiago Racaj | Ed: Emma Tusell | Prod Des: Montse Lacruz | Sound Des: Daniel de Zayas | With: José Sacristán, Bárbara Lennie, Luis Bermejo, Lucia Pollán | Print/Sales: Films Distribution | www.filmsdistribution. com/Film.aspx?ID=5342 Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 22:15 Doelen JZ Tue 27-1 22:15 Doelen JZ Thu 29-1 21:30 Doelen WBZ Fri 30-1 15:30 Doelen JZ Press & Industry SCREENING  Sat 24-1 12:15 Cinerama 4

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Life in a Buddhist monastery in a remote Burmese village is all that Zawana knows. As a child, he was saved from the street by Dahma, the stern abbot of the monastery and since then this has been his world. But now Zawana is a teenager, and it is time for him to make his own choices. Various paths stretch out in front of him. Will he stay in the monastery and support the sick Dahma? Will he follow another novice, who wants to exchange the strict village monastery for a less hard-hearted monastery in the city? Or will he choose the village girl (with whom he surreptitiously exchanges messages), who is going to study in the capital, Rangoon? Poet and artist The Maw Naing constructs his first fiction film meticulously and doesn’t give the protagonists in this delicate character study a word too much to say. In between the lines, Zawana’s internal battle says a lot about the situation in his country, which after decades of repression now also has to choose a new future.

USA, 2014 | , video, 89 min, English Prod: Jay Craven, Robert Greene, Amanda Rose Wilder | Prod Comp: Kingdom County Productions | Cam: Amanda Rose Wilder | Ed: Robert Greene | Sound Des: Amanda Rose Wilder | Print/Sales: The Film Sales Company | www.approachingtheelephant.com Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 09:30 Cinerama 1 Sat 24-1 09:15 Cinerama 5 Fri 30-1 09:45 Pathé 5 Sat 31-1 22:15 Pathé 5

How does a school manage that allows children to choose whether they follow lessons, and where there are democratic votes about all the rules? This striking documentary debut observes the first year in the existence of the Teddy McArdle Free School in Little Falls, New Jersey, the 262nd free school since the first opened in Barcelona in 1901. The way you look at this subdued mix of direct cinema and Lord of the Flies shot in black-and-white probably says more about yourself than anything else. For some, this radical experiment will be an excrescence of consultation culture gone out of hand, while others will think the many conflicts prove that democracy works. Whatever your own verdict, the patient camera of Amanda Rose Wilder shows that it’s worth taking children seriously and treating them as equals – even though this equality leads to a drastic climax in which the school has to be classically authoritarian in order to get rid of its biggest problem.

Magical Girl

Catch Me Daddy

Carlos Vermut

Daniel Wolfe

Barbara is a young woman with psychiatric problems and a caring, affluent husband. She shares a past with the former teacher Damian, who has been released from prison after 10 years. She involuntarily becomes involved with the life of Luis, recently unemployed and father of 12-year-old Elyse, who suffers from leukaemia and is obsessed by a Japanese anime princess. Damian is dreading his re-entry into society, Luis wants to fulfil every wish of his terminally ill daughter and Barbara wrestles with the huge void in her life. Circumstances, cruel fate and good intentions lead to situations in which each of the protagonists is more or less forced to transcend their own limits – with far-reaching consequences. The story, occasionally verging on the surreal, is told in a calm tempo and stylised images with subtle humour and cool drama. Magical Girl won the prize for Best Film and Best Directing in San Sebastián.

The landscape of the Yorkshire Moors looks wild and ominous in this macabre, nihilist debut by music-video director Daniel Wolfe. It’s the ideal hiding place for a teenager on the run, but also a more than suitable hunting ground for her family, who are eager to commit an honour killing. Together with her boyfriend Aaron, Laila (17 and of Pakistani origin) lives in a sad caravan park just outside Sheffield. There she thinks she is safe from her conservative family, but in the meantime her brother Zaheer is combing the area with five armed sidekicks. It doesn’t take long for them to find her, after which a nervewracking pursuit through deserted streets and spooky marshes ensues. The beautiful dark images in which Wolfe captures this mixture of classic British social-realist drama and exciting genre cinema, poetic and oppressive at the same time, was shot on 35mm by Robbie Ryan, the regular cameraman for Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights).

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United Kingdom, 2014 | colour, DCP, 111 min, English/Punjabi (Panjabi) Prod: Hayley Williams, Mike Elliott | Prod Comp: Emu Films | Sc: Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe | Cam: Robbie Ryan | Ed: Dominic Leung, Tom Lindsay | Prod Des: Sami Khan | Music: Matthew Wolfe, Daniel Thomas Freeman | With: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed, Conor McCarron, Wasim Zakir, Gary Lewis, Anwar Hussain, Barry Nunney, Shoby Kaman | Print/Sales: Altitude Film Sales Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 15:30 Schouwburg GZ Sun 25-1 10:00 Pathé 1 Tue 27-1 16:00 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 22:00 Cinerama 4

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Umi o kanjiru toki Undulant Fever Ando Hiroshi

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Japan, 2014 | colour, DCP, 118 min, Japanese Prod: Narita Naoya, Yoichiro Onishi | Prod Comp: Phantom Film | Sc: Haruhiko Arai, Nakazawa Kei | Cam: Kazuhiro Suzuki | Ed: Tomoko Hiruta | Prod Des: Shinpei Inoue, Kentaro Kosaka | Sound Des: Nobuyuki Kikuchi | With: Yui Ichikawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Masaki Miura, Kumi Nakamura, Madoka Sakai, Sakiko Takao | Print/Sales: Color Bird Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 22:00 Pathé 4 Tue 27-1 22:00 Oude Luxor Sat 31-1 12:15 Pathé 2 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 09:30 Doelen WBZ Sun 25-1 19:30 Doelen WBZ Wed 28-1 16:45 Cinerama 2

Sensitive and nostalgic film based on an erotic novel by the writer Nakazawa Kei. Nakazawa wrote When I Sense the Sea when she was only 18 years old. The book dates from 1978 and the setting for the film also exudes the atmosphere of that era. The story is about the unrequited and passionate love of the female student Emiko for the senior student Hiroshi. Emiko is in love with Hiroshi, but he is only interested in sex. Emiko originally gives herself as a slave to Hiroshi, but years later, the roles are reversed. Undulant Fever was obviously made by an experienced filmmaker. Ando Hiroshi started making films when he was studying and, like many Japanese filmmakers, he also became practiced with what are known as pink pictures (narrative porn films). This latter experience was very useful to him in the case of this film, because it isn’t only a love film, but also a film about sex – and includes the necessary sex scenes.

natural history James Benning

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USA/Austria, 2014 | colour, video, 77 min, no dialogue Prod: James Benning | Sc: James Benning | Cam: James Benning | Ed: James Benning | Sound Des: James Benning | Print/Sales: James Benning Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 11:30 Cinerama 6 Sun 25-1 19:45 Cinerama 7 Fri 30-1 09:30 LantarenVenster 6

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Anyone who lets artist and filmmaker James Benning into a museum knows that it’s not going to result in an action film. In his career that spans 40 years, this time Benning focuses his camera on the Natural History Museum in Vienna. With an eye for colour, lines and composition, he keeps filming a generally unseen spot or detail in the museum: a cellar corridor with piping and anonymous doors, the vast foyer, an office with a ticking clock, all kinds of stuffed animals – foxes, polar bears, butterflies and rows of beetles on pins. But also fish in formaldehyde, rocks and the occasional book. Sometimes briefly and sometimes for minutes at a time, he focuses on an object or still-life, with background sounds – voices, squeaking planks, soft hammering – as the soundtrack. Together, the images form an unorthodox portrait of a place where the history of life has come to a standstill and yet lives on, and where the viewer is given plenty of room to reflect on that.

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France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 70 min, French Prod: Michel Seydoux | Prod Comp: Camera One | Sc: Alain Cavalier | Cam: Alain Cavalier | Ed: Alain Cavalier | Sound Des: Florent Lavallée, Aliocha Fano Renaudin | Print/Sales: Pathé International | www.pathefilms.com/film/leparadis Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 15:15 Pathé 6 Sun 25-1 16:30 Cinerama 6 Wed 28-1 19:30 LantarenVenster 5 Thu 29-1 09:45 Pathé 2 Press & Industry SCREENING  Fri 23-1 22:30 Cinerama 2

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Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 70 min, Dutch Prod: Joost Seelen | Prod Comp: Zuidenwind Filmprodukties | Sc: Dré Didderiëns | Cam: Dré Didderiëns | Ed: Gys Zevenbergen | Sound Des: Kees van der Knaap | Print/Sales: Zuidenwind Filmprodukties | www.dredidderiens.nl Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 19:15 Pathé 6 Thu 29-1 17:002 LantarenVenster 2 Fri 30-1 14:152 LantarenVenster 5 Sat 31-1 09:152 Cinerama 5 Press & Industry SCREENING  Wed 28-1 09:15 Cinerama 2

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Le paradis

La vie de Jean-Marie

Alain Cavalier

The Life of Jean-Marie Peter van Houten

With a detached gaze, the 83-year-old French filmmaker Cavalier (Thérèse, René, Le filmeur) investigates his direct surroundings: his garden, his house, the wealth of stories in his own head. He associatively links minor events in and around the house with dreams, memories and thoughts. Using random trinkets, pieces of toys or the harvest of the garden, he stages personal versions of biblical and classical stories. At the start of the film, a peacock chick dies. The efforts to keep alive memories of his short existence form a recurrent motif. The improvised memorial to the bird becomes a parallel for the film itself: a testimony compiled of objets trouvés. The disarming simplicity of the film lies in the modesty of the means that Cavalier uses to recreate his inner world in front of the camera.

For six years, Peter van Houten (whose work has been screened at IFFR more often) filmed his protagonist JeanMarie to show how this pastor – now in his seventies – maintains the church life of 25 villages deep in the French Pyrenees. Van Houten follows him much the way a dog can follow his boss: patiently, reliably and lovingly, he continues to stay close. And he is quite right. I’ve seldom seen such a captivating ‘boss’. The strange pastor/ farmer never stops talking, but does so with such a disarming honesty and spontaneity that you can’t help falling for him. You really have to take your time – Van Houten has developed a slow cinema all of his own, with a camera that lingers more than it captures – but the investment certainly pays: For instance, with a truly beautiful declaration of love by the pastor to a local woman that lasts for several minutes.

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Netherlands, 2015 | colour/b&w, DCP, 166 min, Dutch/French Prod: Peter van Houten | Prod Comp: Anna-Zharkov-Film | Sc: Peter van Houten | Cam: Peter van Houten | Ed: Peter van Houten | Prod Des: Peter van Houten | Sound Des: Rut Uijtendaal | Print/ Sales: Anna-Zharkov-Film Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 16:45 LantarenVenster 1 Tue 27-1 19:15 LantarenVenster 5 Thu 29-1 09:00 Cinerama 7 Fri 30-1 16:30 LantarenVenster 6 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 09:30 Cinerama 2 Wed 28-1 13:30 Cinerama 4

Mijn witte hemd

Hanyeoreumui pantajia

My White Shirt Dré Didderiëns

A Midsummer’s Fantasia Jang Kun-Jae

‘Death is white’ is said somewhere in the film. But before death has acquired this pure, virginal and ‘innocent’ state, a lot of work has to be done. Rob Krikke (Down’s syndrome and actor) has his hands full with that. The theatre show made to mark the death of his sister is a difficult process that is recorded implacably and compassionately by Didderiëns. The approach he uses has a freedom and independence that goes way beyond registration. In this way, the intangible nature of death acquires an oppressive visual translation in the capriciousness of the framing and the blurriness of the images: as if, in the footsteps of Rob, the filmmaker is also trying to get a grip on suffering. And as if that isn’t enough, as Rob is not a ‘professional’ actor, acting and reality also tend to become intertwined. At least, that’s how it looks. Death may then become white, but that doesn’t happen on its own.

In his third feature, South-Korean auteur Jang Kun-Jae portrays the inhabitants of a rural Japanese town, Goyo. The picture he sketches in his characteristically modest and subtle way is that of an ageing community slowly grinding to a halt. A Midsummer’s Fantasia opens in black-and-white with the visit of a Korean director to Gojo. Assisted by an interpreter (Kim Sae-Byuk) and a local official (Iwase Ryo), he scouts locations for his new film. In the second part, shot in colour, actors Kim and Iwase return, but then as an actress and a young kaki fruit farmer. In rambling scenes reminiscent of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise (1995), a cautious romance blossoms. In this sensitive, personal and slightly melancholy drama, Jang, whose two previous films (Eighteen and Sleepless Night) were also screened in Rotterdam, again shows himself to be one of the greatest talents of independent Korean cinema.

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South Korea/Japan, 2014 | colour/b&w, DCP, 96 min, Korean/Japanese Prod: Kim Woori, Jang Kun-Jae, Naomi Kawase, Shunji Dodo | Prod Comp: Mocushura | Sc: Jang Kun-Jae | Cam: Fujii Masayuki | Ed: Lee YeonJung, Jang Kun-Jae | Sound Des: Kim Yong-Joo | Music: Lee Min-Whee | With: Kim Sae-Byuk, Iwase Ryo, Lim Hyung-Kook | Print/Sales: Mocushura | www.mocushura.com Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 15:30 Pathé 4 Sun 25-1 09:15 Pathé 7 Mon 26-1 11:45 Cinerama 5 Thu 29-1 22:00 Cinerama 6 Press & Industry SCREENING  Fri 23-1 16:30 Doelen WBZ

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Iceland, 2014 | colour, DCP, 93 min, Icelandic/ Serbian/English

Prod: Kristin Andrea Thordardottir | Prod Comp: Poppoli Pictures | Sc: Hrafnkell Stefánsson, Olaf de Fleur | Cam: Bjarni Felix Bjarnason, Gunnar Heidar | Ed: Olaf de Fleur | Prod Des: Birgir Johannesson | Sound Des: Gunnar Arnason | Music: Kristján Sturla Bjarnason | With: Darri Ingolfsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Zlatko Krickic | Print/Sales: Mongrel International | www.poppoli.com Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 20:00 Pathé 1 Tue 27-1 12:15 Pathé 7 Wed 28-1 20:30 Doelen WBZ Sat 31-1 22:15 Pathé 3 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 09:30 Doelen WBZ Thu 29-1 11:30 Doelen JZ

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Borgríki 2

Desaparadiso

Brave Men’s Blood Olaf de Fleur Johannesson

Khavn

Even though we know that Iceland lost its innocence with the bank crisis, the picture sketched by Brave Men’s Blood is still sobering. Corruption, drugs, torture, Eastern European gangsters – they can all be found in this hard police thriller. Olaf de Fleur Johannesson adopts a considerably harsher tone than in his film The Higher Force, previously screened in Rotterdam. The protagonist is the son of a legendary policeman. Happily married with a simple view of good and evil, he fails the harsh training for the armed brigade, but on the advice of his father is accepted by the Internal Affairs Department of the Icelandic police. A golden tip from a prisoner puts him on the trail of a connection between the head of the narcotics brigade and the new gangster king of Reykjavik. His innocent yet vigorous efforts and use of a female undercover agent with a traumatic past serves to set off an unforeseen chain reaction of revenge, deceit and a battle for power which has tragic consequences. Many interests seem to be tangled up.

Khavn, the most productive and versatile of Filipino filmmakers, shows the effects of a major and violent political event using a specific family story. Khavn can make crazy and ebullient films, but apparently also films that are serious and restrained. ‘Desaparadiso’ means distant from Paradise and refers to the people who disappeared in the black years, which started in 1972 when dictator Ferdinand Marcos held the country in a bench-vice. The years of Marcos’s state of siege remain a major political, social and cultural trauma in the Philippines and a source of inspiration for writers and filmmakers. Lav Diaz’s For What Is Before – a very different film, by the way, also being screened at this festival – is set in this period too. Many people disappeared and were murdered in that time, but Khavn concentrates on one disappearance and how his family had to come to terms with it. Only a couple of protagonists, a radio and an unmentionable disappearance.

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Philippines, 2015 | colour/b&w, DCP, 75 min, Tagalog/English Prod: Khavn, Achinette Villamor | Prod Comp: Kamias Road, Ltd, Kamias Overground | Sc: Khavn | Cam: Albert Banzon | Ed: Jon Lazam | Prod Des: Khavn | Sound Des: Jon Lazam | Music: Diwa de Leon, Arvie Bartolome, Khavn | With: Dante Perez, Cris Pasturan, Raye Lucero, Ian Lomongo, Albert Valencia | Sales: Kamias Overground | Distr NL: Hubert Bals Fund | www.khavn.com Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 15:15 Pathé 6 Tue 27-1 22:30 Cinerama 3 Wed 28-1 12:00 LantarenVenster 2 Fri 30-1 09:30 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 15:00 Cinerama 2 Wed 28-1 22:30 Cinerama 2

Shi ren chu chai le

Li Wen man you Dōng Hú

Poet on a Business Trip Ju Anqi

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China, 2015 | b&w, DCP, 103 min, Mandarin Prod: Zhenhua Li | Prod Comp: Trench Film Group | Sc: Ju Anqi | Cam: Ju Anqi | Ed: Wang Kang | Prod Des: Li Zhenhua | Sound Des: Xiao Bao | Music: Li Yuan, Ma Yuanyuan | Print/Sales: Trench Film Group | www.juanqi.com Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 19:15 Pathé 3 Sat 24-1 12:00 Cinerama 3 Mon 26-1 15:30 Cinerama 1 Fri 30-1 11:45 Cinerama 2 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 12:15 Pathé 5 Wed 28-1 12:30 Pathé 5

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In 2002, Ju Anqi made a film about a tour by the poet Shu through Xinjiang, the most western-lying, autonomous Uyghur province of China. All that we know about Shu is that he plays a poet who sends himself on a business trip – an absurd, satirical starting point that sets the tone for the film. For a variety of reasons, it was not until 2013 that Ju started editing the rough, lyrical material that he had shot in what is now a very restless Xinjiang: it’s like an excellent wine that has had time to mature. Structured around 16 poems which he wrote on the road, Shu’s physically exhausting journey takes him along endless rocky roads, passing shabby inns and through impressive landscapes from one prostitute to the next. In its documentary authenticity, Poet on a Business Trip is also an historic document that exudes an atmosphere of loss, providing an unsentimental yet melancholy glimpse of a country in transition and a mirror for the existential irreversibility of time.

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Li Wen at East Lake Li Luo

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China, 2015 | colour, video, 117 min, Mandarin Prod: Li Luo | Prod Comp: Luo Li Films | Sc: Li Luo | Cam: Ren Jie, Li Luo | Ed: Li Luo | Prod Des: Zi Jie | Sound Des: Li Jun | Music: Wu Feng | With: Li Wen, Zuo Yan, Xiao Tie, Wu Feng, Wu Wei | Sales: Luo Li Films | Distr NL: Hubert Bals Fund | luolifilms.wordpress.com Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 19:15 Pathé 3 Fri 23-1 15:30 Cinerama 1 Sat 24-1 09:30 Cinerama 3 Sun 25-1 21:45 Cinerama 5 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 09:15 Pathé 5 Wed 28-1 09:15 Pathé 5

East Lake (Dong Hu) is a scenic area in the city of Wuhan, threatened by new amusement parks, high-rises and even an airport. ‘East Lake is getting smaller and smaller, but it’s bigger and bigger in my memory,’ wrote a friend to the Canada-based Chinese filmmaker Li Luo as a result of the development. In a lucid way, the film investigates how the lake is linked to the people, leading to reflection on identity and survival in today’s China. The form is varied and free. Li uses documentary as well as fictional style elements, and often an ironic mixture of both. The film is also a portrait of a police officer who reluctantly has to trace an unstable man who has been seen around East Lake. The officer is played by the intriguing Li Wen, a cynical forty-something with a weakness for photos from the era of the Cultural Revolution, which also put in an appearance in Emperor Visits the Hell (Li’s previous award-winning film).

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Taiwan/Myanmar, 2015 | colour, DCP, 104 min, Burmese Prod: Wang Shin-Hong | Prod Comp: Seashore Image Productions | Cam: Midi Z, Wang Shing-Hong, Zaw Moe | Ed: Midi Z, Lin Sheng-Wen | Sound Des: Chou Chen | Print/ Sales: Seashore Image Productions Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 21:30 Pathé 6 Tue 27-1 15:15 Pathé 2 Wed 28-1 09:00 Cinerama 6 Thu 29-1 14:45 LantarenVenster 6 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 11:00 Cinerama 2 Thu 29-1 11:45 Cinerama 2

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Portugal, 2015 | colour, DCP, 105 min, Portuguese Prod: Maria Ribeiro Soares | Prod Comp: Laranja Azul, Lda | Sc: Catarina Mourão | Cam: João Ribeiro, Catarina Mourão | Ed: Pedro Duarte, Catarina Mourão | Sound Des: Armanda Carvalho | Music: Bruno Pernadas | Print/Sales: Portugal Film Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 18:45 Pathé 2 Wed 28-1 12:15 Pathé 6 Thu 29-1 15:15 LantarenVenster 5 Fri 30-1 21:30 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 13:00 Cinerama 2 Wed 28-1 17:00 Cinerama 4

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Wa yu shi de ren

Nøgle hus spejl

Jade Miners Midi Z

Key House Mirror Michael Noer

Jade has always been a valuable commodity in Asia. In the mountains in the north of Burma there are valuable deposits of jade. The area forms part of Kachin State, inhabited by many ethnic groups which found themselves embroiled in the Civil War in 2010 with the Burmese government. Jade mining was halted because of the conflict. Thousands of workers, however, went to the war zone in order to dig for illegal jade. It turned the region into a no-go area and the filmmaker Midi Z, who had so far made feature films in Burma, saw no opportunity to go and film there. It was far too dangerous. He found an unusual solution. He asked people who were able to go into the area (because they belonged to a specific faction, group or gang) to take small cameras with them and to film the daily work of illegal mining. Out of that material, much of it of course unusable, he edited this film, which observes the honourable tradition of social documentaries in which hard-working labourers play the lead.

Lily (76) is sure there’s nothing wrong with her. The only reason she lives in a care home is because of her husband Max’s illness: a series of strokes has reduced him to a vegetable. The fact that Lily isn’t exactly the way she used to be becomes slowly clear in the Danish drama Key House Mirror – the title refers to a memory test. It’s not easy for Lily to leave her old habits behind her and fit in with the rules of the home. Her life blossoms when she meets an 80-year-old Swedish neighbour, a charming man who gives her the attention she has long missed. Lily’s daughter, however, is not so happy with the budding romance. The sensitive Key House Mirror is a surprisingly gentle film from Michael Noer, who directed the hardened prison film R (with Tobias Lindholm, 2010) and the murky seamy-side drama Northwest (2013). His penchant for realism remains, however: he shot part of the film in an existing care home, where many inhabitants play themselves.

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Denmark, 2015 | colour, DCP, 90 min, Danish Prod: Tomas Radoor | Prod Comp: Nordisk Film Production A/S | Sc: Anders Frithiof August, Michael Noer | Cam: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck | Ed: Adam Nielsen | Prod Des: Rie Lykke | Sound Des: Rasmus Winther Jensen, Kasper Janus Rasmussen | With: Ghita Nørby, Sven Wollter | Print/ Sales: TrustNordisk | www.dfi.dk Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 18:45 Pathé 4 Thu 29-1 16:30 Pathé 1 Fri 30-1 22:00 Pathé 4 Sat 31-1 12:30 Pathé 4 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 22:30 Doelen WBZ Thu 29-1 10:15 Doelen WBZ

A toca do lobo

La scuola d’estate

The Wolf’s Lair Catarina Mourão

The Summer School Jacopo Quadri

Only streets hidden away in the suburbs are named after him, Catarina Mourão notices about her grandfather, a Portuguese writer who’s almost been forgotten and who died before the filmmaker was born. She has hardly read any of his books. Not even The Wolf ’s Lair, the best-known one. Who was this man, about whom her mother once heard such a terrible story that she never trusted him again? And why did he leave home years before? In old film recordings, notes and stories from friends and relatives, the maker rediscovers a tragic family story, interwoven with the national tragedy of the right-wing dictatorship of the Estado Novo that had Portugal in its grip from 1933 to 1974. But it’s not only the outside world that troubles the family. Just as Sarah Polley showed in 2012 in Stories We Tell, there are also misunderstandings and warped memories which shape the story of families. That means you have to be careful cursing those close to you and shutting doors.

Far from the inhabited world, in a renovated farmyard barn in Umbria, 81-year-old theatre legend Luca Ronconi leads an experimental drama school. A group of young and ambitious Italian acting talents come together for three weeks in the summer to study several plays, free from deadlines and the obligation to really perform them. The young people eat, study and sleep together – apart from that, there is nothing else to do. Mobile phones barely have any signal, the only distraction is a jog. A few times a day, there are workshops by Ronconi, who freely shares his experiences as a theatre and opera director with his students. In his documentary La scuola d’estate, Jacopo Quadri not focuses on the fascinating process of rehearsal, but also portrays the charismatic Ronconi. He doesn’t look that physically weak. His spirit still radiates. ‘You always need to know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it,’ he tells the actors. ‘It’s a question of honesty; you can’t lie to your audience.’

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Italy, 2014 | colour, DCP, 87 min, Italian Prod: Jacopo Quadri, Paolo Benzi, Paola Malanga | Prod Comp: Ubulibri, Okta Film, Rai Cinema | Sc: Jacopo Quadri, Cristina Ventrucci, Leonardo Mello, Jacopo De Bertoldi | Cam: Maura Morales Bergmann | Ed: Jacopo Quadri | Sound Des: Antonio Barba | Music: Valerio Vigliar | With: Luca Ronconi | Print/ Sales: Ubulibri | www.oktafilm.it Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 16:45 Cinerama 5 Tue 27-1 14:15 Cinerama 5 Wed 28-1 12:45 Pathé 4 Thu 29-1 16:30 Cinerama 6 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 09:15 Cinerama 2 Mon 26-1 11:30 Cinerama 4

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South Korea/France, 2015 | colour, DCP, 92 min, Korean/Tagalog/English Prod: Roh Gyeong-Tae, Antonin Dedet | Prod Comp: Teddy Bear Films, Neon Productions | Sc: Roh Gyeong-Tae  | Cam: Cho Young Sang | Ed: Choi Hyun-Sook | Prod Des: Lim Chang Joo | Music: Jaesin Lee, Cetusss, Olivier Alary | With: Won Tae-Hee | Print/Sales: Teddy Bear Films | www. neon.fr/production-film/black-stones/en/ Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 16:00 Pathé 3 Sat 24-1 14:00 Cinerama 6 Mon 26-1 22:00 LantarenVenster 1 Tue 27-1 12:00 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 14:00 Doelen WBZ Wed 28-1 14:15 Cinerama 2

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Black Stone

Stinking Heaven

Roh Gyeong-Tae

Nathan Silver

While his parents slave away in an animal food factory in the Guro district of Seoul (once the cradle of the Korean economic wonder), Shon Sun, a half-blood, starts his military service in the army. There, Sun does not fare much better – he is raped in his sleep by a superior and finds out he has been infected with HIV. Desperate, he takes revenge and flees the army. In Seoul, it becomes apparent that his father has disappeared. Sun goes looking for him and finds him in his birthplace, on a polluted tropical beach. Roh received a different education from many of his compatriots: after working as a stockbroker, he studied experimental film at the San Francisco Art Institute. His work, which has been seen at the festivals of Locarno, Busan, Berlin and Rotterdam, is also different. For Black Stone, the last part of a trilogy about environmental pollution, his main sources of inspiration were Robert Bresson and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. A pitch-black and pessimistic social fairytale with a cathartic experimental ending.

Stinking Heaven starts with a marriage ceremony. It looks idyllic, but a little later it turns out that Kevin and his much younger bride Betty spend their wedding night in a small, grubby room full of bunk beds, watched by the other tenants. They live in a commune in New Jersey, founded by the idealistic married couple Jim and Lucy. All the inhabitants are former drug addicts and try to keep off drink and drugs using improvised game therapy. That turns out not to be very easy. Nathan Silver, born and bred in New York, situated his fifth independently produced feature in the early 1990s. Stinking Heaven was shot with a Ikegami HL-79E, a professional video camera from that era. The typical grainy video (in 4:3 format) is a good match for the chaotic groups process that Silver tries to register. As always, he worked without a scenario and allowed his actors to improvise. The result is a jumpy, idiosyncratic and sensitive group portrait.

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USA, 2015 | colour, DCP, 70 min, English Prod: Rachel Wolther | Prod Comp: Stinking Heaven, Inc. | Sc: Nathan Silver, Jack Dunphy | Cam: Adam Ginsberg | Ed: Stephen Gurewitz | Prod Des: Britni West | Sound Des: Arjun G. Sheth | Music: Paul Grimstad | With: Deragh Campbell, Keith Poulson, Hannah Gross, Eléonore Hendricks, Tallie Medel, Henri Douvry, Jason Giampietro | Print/Sales: Stinking Heaven, Inc. | www.stinkingheaven.com Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 18:30 Pathé 6 Tue 27-1 14:30 LantarenVenster 2 Thu 29-1 18:30 Pathé 6 Fri 30-1 12:00 Cinerama 3 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 16:30 Cinerama 2 Wed 28-1 19:30 Cinerama 2

O fim de uma era

The Second Life of Thieves

The End of an Age Bruno Safadi, Ricardo Pretti

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Brazil, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 73 min, Portuguese Prod: Rita Toledo, Bruno Safadi, Ricardo Pretti | Prod Comp: DAZA, TB Produções, Alumbramento | Sc: Bruno Safadi, Ricardo Pretti | Cam: Lucas Barbi | Ed: Luiz Pretti | Sound Des: Edson Secco | With: Fernando Eiras, Helena Ignez, Maria Gladys, Otávio Terceiro, Bruno Safadi, Leandra Leal, Mariana Ximenes, Ricardo Pretti | Print/Sales: DAZA | www.dazacultural.com.br Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 18:45 Pathé 2 Mon 26-1 09:30 Pathé 3 Wed 28-1 15:00 Cinerama 5 Thu 29-1 09:00 Cinerama 6 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 11:45 Doelen WBZ Thu 29-1 09:15 Doelen JZ

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‘What is this thing called love? This funny thing called love? Just who can solve its mystery? Why should it make a fool of me?’ So goes the short, poetic synopsis provided by the filmmakers Bruno Safadi and Ricardo Pretti for this third part of their trilogy Operation Sonia Silk. In this ‘operation’, shot in three weeks, the directors each separately made one part (Harmonica’s Howl and Rio Belongs to Us, both shown at IFFR 2012), and then this joint third part, which grew into a surprising high-point. A joy to watch and hear, a film that occasionally looks like a making-of, occasionally an essay and always as a homage to cinema and love in text, sound and vision: ‘verbivocovisual’, as Brazilian form poets call that. The whole thing breathes the atmosphere of romantic Hollywood films from the 1930s, but is equally influenced by the Cinema Marginal directors Bressane and Sganzerla. Young star actresses Leandra Leal and Mariana Ximenes worked in the film for free.

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Woo Ming Jin

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Malaysia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 87 min, Cantonese/ Mandarin/Malay Prod: Woo Ming Jin, Edmund Yeo | Prod Comp: Greenlight Pictures | Sc: Edmund Yeo, Woo Ming Jin | Cam: Kong Pahurak | Ed: Edmund Yeo | Prod Des: Gabrielle Hooi, Min Lee | Sound Des: Sorayos Prapapan | Music: Wong Woan Foong | With: Alan Chung, MayJune Tan, Berg Lee, Emily Lim, Jy Teng | Sales: Mosquito Films Distribution | Distr NL: Hubert Bals Fund | www. facebook.com/secondlifeofthieves Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 18:30 Pathé 6 Wed 28-1 16:30 Cinerama 6 Thu 29-1 22:15 LantarenVenster 6 Fri 30-1 22:00 Cinerama 6 Press & Industry SCREENING  Mon 26-1 09:00 Cinerama 4

Woo Ming Jin belongs to a generation of young Chinese-Malaysian filmmakers who acquired international fame with simple yet sensitive and beautifully made films. Woo’s films are still beautiful, but the narrative style in his latest film is clearly more ambitious. The fairly complex story with various characters is set in different times and moves back and forth between present and past, about 30 years ago. One of the protagonists is Mr. Tan, the head of a small fishing village, the kind of village so familiar from Woo. Tan had for years a secret relationship with Mr Lai. In this way, the film tackles a homosexual theme, which is striking and risky in Malaysia. One day, Mr Lai has disappeared, together with the wife of Mr Tan. A quest starts in present and past. The Second Life of Thieves is pure fiction, but the filmmaker took his inspiration from the hidden life of a relative. It explains the personal tone of the film.

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Japan, 2015 | colour, DCP, 103 min, Japanese Prod: Julie K. Fujishima, Harafuji Kazuteru, Tom Yoda | Prod Comp: J Storm Inc. | Sc: Kanno Tomoe | Cam: Takagi Futa  | Ed: Satoh Takashi  | Prod Des: Iwamoto Hironori, Ataka Norifumi | Sound Des: Inoue Natsuko | Music: Ikenaga Shoji | With: Shibutani Subaru, Nikaidô Fumi, Suzuki Sarina, Kawahara Katsumi | Print/Sales: Gaga Corporation | misono.gaga.ne.jp Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 19:30 Oude Luxor Fri 23-1 12:30 Pathé 3 Sat 24-1 12:30 Cinerama 1 Sat 31-1 18:45 Pathé 2 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 11:15 Doelen WBZ Wed 28-1 11:45 Cinerama 2

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China/France, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 94 min, Mandarin Prod: Zhang Miaoyan, Guillaume de Seille | Prod Comp: Rice Production, Arizona Productions | Sc: Zhang Rice | Cam: Zhang Miaoyan | Ed: Zhang Miaoyan | Prod Des: Du Juemin | Sound Des: Wang Qingshan | Music: Angel Firestar Simmons | With: Guo Xinjiang, Huo Xuehui, Bai Haonan | Sales: Arizona Productions | Distr NL: Hubert Bals Fund Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 21:45 Pathé 2 Fri 23-1 09:15 Pathé 6 Wed 28-1 19:302 LantarenVenster 1 Fri 30-1 09:30 Cinerama 3 Press & Industry SCREENING  Thu 22-1 09:15 Doelen WBZ

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Misono Universe

Jauja

La La La at Rock Bottom Yamashita Nobuhiro

Lisandro Alonso

A gangster and pop comedy revolving around the famous singer Shibutani Subaru. Shibutani formed part of the popular band Kanjani Eight, a kind of boy band, but then with members who really can sing and make music. Director Yamashita Nobuhiro became known 10 years ago with another pop film, the catchy and successful Linda, Linda, Linda. In 2014, his film Mariko in Moratorium, about a young girl who doesn’t know what she wants, was screened in Rotterdam. In La La La at Rock Bottom, these two films seem to come together. Shigeo, a petty criminal with amnesia, forms part of a band managed by the teenaged girl Kasumi. She looks after Shigeo and tries to reactivate his memory. Kasumi lives with her grandfather and takes Shigeo into their house. When his dark memories return, he’s not very happy about it. This is not the usual run of romantic comedies; it avoids clichés and occasionally comprises bizarre moments, but also tender ones. With live performance by Shibutani Subaru before and after the film on Thu 22 January.

The Argentinian Lisandro Alonso, with the poet Fabian Casas, wrote a story about ‘Jauja’, an earthly paradise sought in vain for centuries because everyone who looked for it got lost on the way. In this case, it’s about the Danish captain/ fortune hunter Dinessen (Danishborn, reluctant Hollywood star Viggo Mortensen) who, at the end of the 19th century, joined the Argentine infantry with his 14-year-old daughter Inge. When she runs off with a young soldier, Dinessen endlessly roams the pampas of Patagonia on the trail of a very thin dog. The stunningly photographed Jauja is both incomparable and intriguing. It’s no surprise that Mortensen, who also produced this ‘road movie’ and made the music, describes Alonso as a contemporary Tarkovsky. Jauja, shot in 4:3 and co-produced by the Dutch Ilse Hughan, received the film critics’ best film award for the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Festival.

Argentina/ Mexico/ Netherlands, 2014 | colour, DCP, 108 min, Danish/Spanish Prod: Lisandro Alonso, Jaime Romandía, Ilse Hughan | Prod Comp: 4L, Mantarraya Producciones, Fortuna Films | Sc: Lisandro Alonso, Fabián Casas | Cam: Timo Salminen | Ed: Gonzalo del Val, Natalia López | Prod Des: Sebastián Roses | Sound Des: Catriel Vildosola | Music: Viggo Mortensen, Buckethead | With: Viggo Mortensen, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, Ghita Nørby | Print/Sales: NDM International Sales | www.mantarraya.com Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 22:00 Pathé 4 Sat 24-1 16:00 Pathé 7 Thu 29-1 11:15 LantarenVenster 1 Sat 31-1 12:30 Cinerama 1 Press & Industry SCREENING  Fri 23-1 15:00 Cinerama 4

Tiantang jiaoluo

Letters to Max

A Corner of Heaven Zhang Miaoyan

Eric Baudelaire

Somewhere in the age-old landscape around the Yellow River, the camera records two children herding goats. We just catch their mother leaving the house and the way their elderly father, opium pipe in hand, screams impotently at them as he points out their duties. With beautifully flowing movements, the camera stays with the little boy (who like the rest of the cast has no professional experience) as he goes looking for his mother in an epic, lonely, hellish journey through contemporary China. Evoking memories of the fate of young heroes from nineteenth-century novels, he is set to work in the city as a slave in a primitive brick factory. Once he manages to escape, he joins a youth gang. The use of lyrical black & white images of stunning landscapes filled with apocalyptic smoke, mud and filth evokes memories of the work of Alexei Y. German. Zhang combines this with deep sympathy for the desperate, poor Chinese; uprooted from their communities, facing pollution and other consequences of progress. With Brave Talk on Wed 28-1 in the theatre.

When filmmaker Eric Baudelaire sent his first letter to Maxim Gvinjia, friend and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia, he was sure it would come back undelivered. Abkhazia may have seceded from Georgia after the Civil War in 199293, but it hasn’t been recognised by the United Nations. In fact, it doesn’t exist. The letter did reach its destination, however, and formed the start of a lengthy correspondence: Baudelaire sent 74 letters and notes, while Maxim recorded his wide-ranging answers on tape. Just as in his previous films, controversial stories and unanswered questions form the fuel in Letters to Max for a ‘journey’, whose destination is unknown at the beginning. The result is an extraordinary chronicle of a close friendship, interwoven with the unusual history (and beautiful, everyday images) of a stateless state, a country as real as it is imaginary, a space between different realities. With Critics’ Talk on Tue 27-1 in the lobby of LantarenVenster.

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France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 103 min, English/ Russian/Abkhazian Prod: Eric Baudelaire, Juliette Navis | Prod Comp: Poulet-Malassis | Sc: Eric Baudelaire | Cam: Eric Baudelaire | Ed: Eric Baudelaire, Laure Vermeersch | Sound Des: Juliette Navis, Jean Holtzmann, Julien Bonvinci | Print/Sales: PouletMalassis | www.baudelaire.net Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 16:45 Cinerama 5 Tue 27-1 14:30 LantarenVenster 5 Wed 28-1 09:30 Cinerama 3 Thu 29-1 20:30 LantarenVenster 3

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Portugal, 2014 | colour, DCP, 104 min, Portuguese Prod: Abel Ribeiro Chaves | Prod Comp: Sociedade Óptica Técnica, Optec | Sc: Pedro Costa  | Cam: Leornardo Simões | Ed: João Dias | Sound Des: Hugo Leitão | Music: Os Tubarões | With: Ventura, Tito Furtado, Vitalina Varela | Print/Sales: Sociedade Óptica Técnica, Optec Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 15:45 Pathé 4 Mon 26-1 22:00 Cinerama 6 Wed 28-1 12:15 Pathé 7 Fri 30-1 19:30 LantarenVenster 5

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Cavalo Dinheiro

Mula sa kung ano ang noon

Horse Money Pedro Costa

From What Is Before Lav Diaz

Ventura has Parkinson’s disease. His memory isn’t up to much either. When a doctor asks his age, the old man says he is 19. He regularly gets lost in the past, roaming his memories. Ventura grew up in Cape Verde and left for Lisbon as a young man, where he embarked on a poverty-stricken existence as a bricklayer. Pedro Costa portrayed him previously in his film Colossal Youth (2006). In his characteristic long, static shots, the idiosyncratic director registers Ventura’s encounters with friends and strangers; encounters that occasionally only seem to exist in his imagination. Costa has a sharp eye for both the beauty and misery of the life of working migrants. Horse Money, which won the prize for best director at the Locarno Film Festival, is striking for its beautiful camera work and stunning tableaux, in which Ventura roams as a ghost of his former, powerful self.

A remote barrio in the Philippines seems far removed from the political turmoil under President Marcos, but here too, life in the early 1970s slowly became disordered. Mysterious events throw their shadow into the future. A hut that burns in the night, cows hacked to death, a man dead in the road. The people trust a priest and a traditional healer and are startled by an army unit and other armed figures. Marcos announces a state of emergency. Peasant labourer Sito, one of the last to remain in the area, wonders if he’s wise or crazy. The films of Lav Diaz are always as long as they need to be. From What Is Before lasts for 5 1/2 hours and is a return to Diaz’s familiar black-andwhite. Loosely based on true events yet with symbolic elements, it unfolds as a modest epic against the background of impressive nature. Golden Leopard in Locarno. See also Diaz’s Storm Children – Book One in Spectrum.

Philippines, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 338 min, Filipino Prod: Lav Diaz | Prod Comp: Sine Olivia Pilipinas | Sc: Lav Diaz | Cam: Lav Diaz | Ed: Lav Diaz | Prod Des: Perry Dizon | Sound Des: Lav Diaz | With: Perry Dizon, Roeder Camañag, Hazel Orencio, Angelina Kanapi, Karenina Haniel, Joel Saracho, Ching Valdes-Aran | Print/Sales: Sine Olivia Pilipinas | www.facebook.com/LavDiaz Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 12:00 Cinerama 7

Mga anak ng unos

Philippines, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 143 min, Filipino Prod: Lav Diaz | Prod Comp: Sine Olivia Pilipinas | Sc: Lav Diaz | Cam: Lav Diaz | Ed: Lav Diaz | Sound Des: Hazel Orencio | Print/Sales: Sine Olivia Pilipinas | www.facebook.com/LavDiaz Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 11:45 Cinerama 7

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Die geliebten Schwestern

Storm Children – Book One Lav Diaz

Beloved Sisters Dominik Graf

Super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Philippines with devastating effect and yet Lav Diaz documents the results with a calmness to equal that. In a quite and observant style – not very different from his feature films – he shows how, in the midst of all the destruction, the inhabitants of a coastal town pick up their lives in the shadow of ships blown ashore. Children keep attracting his attention. They carry on playing, and it’s as if Diaz is hesitant about showing the tragedy that lurks in the background. Children who dig on under the collapsed corrugated roof of a hut, children who have lost their family. They know that even the oldest people in the area couldn’t remember such a severe storm. In his other films, often very long (Storm Children is short by his standards, less than 2 1/2 hours) Diaz also provides evidence of his great commitment to his country. See also From What Is Before.

The poet Friedrich Schiller may be the best-known of the three sides of the 18th century love triangle in Dominik Graf’s historic drama, but he is certainly not the most important. That honour goes to the aristocratic sisters for whom he falls: Charlotte and Caroline von Lengefeld, the women of the title. They made a pact to endure life together before meeting Schiller and entering into a ménage à trois. It’s their relationship that forms the skeleton for the drama, also after Charlotte marries Schiller. While the relationship is partly based on historical sources, much of it is invented. It is barely credible that the independent and headstrong Caroline could have existed at that time. Graf also avoids turning it into a stuffy costume drama, but injects a large dose of modernism into the film. The writings exchanged by the three shape the form: Graf makes a very cinematographic version of an epistolary novel.

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Germany, 2014 | colour, DCP, 170 min, German/French Prod: Uschi Reich | Prod Comp: Bavaria Film International | Sc: Dominik Graf | Cam: Michael Wiesweg | Ed: Claudia Wolscht | Prod Des: Claus-Juergen Pfeiffer | Music: Sven Rossenbach, Florian van Voxem | Print/Sales: Global Screen GmbH | www.globalscreen.de Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 10:00 Pathé 1 Mon 26-1 13:15 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 18:45 Pathé 2 Sat 31-1 09:30 Cinerama 6

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Germany, 2014 | colour, DCP, 90 min, German Prod: Ingmar Trost, Olaf Hirschberg | Prod Comp: Sutor Kolonko Filmproduktion, 58FILME | Sc: Ingo Haeb, based on a novel by Markus Orths | Cam: Sophie Maintigneux | Ed: Nicole Kortlüke | Prod Des: Petra Klimek | Sound Des: Jan Hinz | Music: Jakob Ilja | With: Vicky Krieps, Lena Lauzemis, Steffen Münster, Christian Aumer, Christine Schorn | Print/Sales: Patra Spanou Film Marketing & Consulting | www.sutorkolonko. de/films/the_chambermaid.html Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 20:00 Pathé 1 Mon 26-1 16:00 Pathé 7 Tue 27-1 22:15 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 12:30 Cinerama 1

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Das Zimmermädchen Lynn

Kosac

The Chambermaid Lynn Ingo Haeb

The Reaper Zvonimir Jurić

The chambermaid Lynn is incredibly dedicated to her work. She even polishes unused hotel rooms spick and span. Lynn is also orderly in her private life. Her days follow a fixed pattern, with weekly visits to her psychiatrist as the social climax. German director and scriptwriter Ingo Haeb based his film on a novel by Markus Orths. He did not replace the book’s interior monologue with a voice-over; instead, the camera studies the actress Vicky Krieps. It slowly becomes clear that a world of emotions is hidden behind Lynn’s imperturbable exterior. The chambermaid sometimes hides under the bed in a hotel room and studies the habits of the guests. She becomes fascinated by Chiara, a call girl who specialises in SM. Calmly and precisely, Orth increasingly reveals the colour in Lynn’s bare life. The meticulous form, the crystal clear camerawork and the subtle screenplay make The Chambermaid Lynn both a modest and impressive character study. It won the Fipresci Award in Montréal.

In a small community in the countryside of Croatia, ghosts from the past still roam around. When the 60-year-old farm labourer Ivo can’t get to sleep, he heads into the fields on his tractor. One night he helps a woman who’s become stranded in a car without fuel. He drives her to a filling station, where the attendant hesitatingly warns the woman. Ivo once raped a woman. He served his sentence, but people didn’t forget. In concentrated style without frills, Zvonimir Juric shows how this night filled with hidden threat develops. We follow the taciturn Ivo and the woman, who tries to keep fear at bay, the filling pump attendant who is affected by events and doesn’t feel like attending his brother’s party and finally a policeman who becomes involved. References to the war 20 years ago mean that Ivo’s desire to put his crime behind him acquires a broader significance.

Croatia/Slovenia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 98 min, Croatian Prod: Ankica Juric Tilic, Eva Rohrman | Prod Comp: Kinorama, Forum Ljubljana | Sc: Zvonimir Juric, Jelena Paljan | Cam: Branko Linta | Ed: Dubravka Turić, Tomislav Pavlić | Prod Des: Ivan Veljača | Sound Des: Julij Zornik | Music: Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević | With: Ivo Gregurević, Mirjana Karanović, Igor Kovac, Nikola Ristanovski, Zlatko Burić, Lana Barić, Dado Ćosić | Print/Sales: New Morning Films | www.newmorningfilms. com/zvonimir-juric-the-reaper Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 12:45 Pathé 4 Tue 27-1 19:30 Oude Luxor Thu 29-1 13:00 Pathé 1 Fri 30-1 12:45 Doelen WBZ

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China/Hong Kong, 2014 | colour, DCP, 178 min, Mandarin Prod: Qin Hong | Prod Comp: Stellar Mega Films Ltd. | Sc: Li Qiang | Cam: Wang Yu | Ed: Wai Manda | Prod Des: Zhao Hai | Sound Des: Tu Duu-Chih | Music: Eli Marshal  | With: Tang Wei, Feng Shaofeng, Wang Zhiwen, Zhu Yawen, Huang Xuan, Hao Lei | Print/Sales: Edko Films Ltd Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 11:30 Schouwburg GZ Sat 24-1 09:30 LantarenVenster 1 Fri 30-1 11:30 Schouwburg GZ Sat 31-1 18:00 LantarenVenster 5

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Huangjin shidai

Djud dàng

The Golden Era Hui Ann

Gentle Le-Van Kiet

Personal tragedy and literary dauntlessness characterise the short life of Chinese writer Xiao Hong (19111942). Her writing career coincided with a turbulent period in the country’s history: the civil war between the Nationalists and Communists, which was overshadowed in 1937 by the Japanese invasion. The Golden Era shows how Xiao meanwhile fought her own battle for personal and artistic freedom. The puzzling aspects of Xiao’s rebellious spirit remain intact in the subtle portrayal by Tang Wei (Lust, Caution). In the meticulous script, there’s a central place for her working and romantic relationship with writer Xiao Jun and the contact with her mentor, Lu Xun. These and other characters from the writer’s environs regularly turn to the camera in order to give their report on the events directly – a theatrical intervention with which Hui Ann shows how much this biography is an amalgamation of personal memories.

In the opening scene of Gentle, a woman falls to her death; what follows is the attempt of a husband to understand how things could get this far. Jumping backwards and forwards between present, memory and imagination, the husband reconstructs the story of their fateful marriage. He thinks back to the day when a fragile girl stepped into his pawnshop to pawn her humble possessions and reminds himself how he was determined to save the poor orphan child. ‘A Fantastic Story’ is the subtitle of Fyodor Dostoyevksy’s short story A Gentle Creature, on which Gentle is based. The subjective narrative of the pawnbroker occasionally acquires the tension of a psychological thriller in this contemporary adaptation by Le-Van Kiet. Close-ups of the angelic face of Linh contrast sharply with the coldness that surrounds the pawnbroker Thien. His poisonous brew of reality and wishful thinking is commanded and served up precisely and aptly by Le-Van.

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Vietnam/USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 98 min, Vietnamese Prod: Dan Tran | Prod Comp: Coco Paris | Sc: Le-Van Kiet | Cam: Laurent Machuel | Ed: Luu Danh Quyen | Prod Des: Huynh Pascal  | Sound Des: To Trung Hieu | Music: Nguyen Dang Tue  | With: Nguyen Dustin, Nguyen Thanh Tu | Print: Coco Paris | Sales: Oration Films | www.thefilmcatalogue.com/ catalog/FilmDetail.php?id=18801 Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 15:152 Pathé 6 Sat 24-1 12:302 Pathé 3 Tue 27-1 19:302 Cinerama 7 Fri 30-1 09:302 Cinerama 1

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Sweden/Denmark, 2014 | colour, DCP, 77 min, French/English/ Lingala/Mandarin/Cantonese Prod: Måns Månsson, Emma Åkesdotter Ronge, Patricia Drati, Tine Fischer | Prod Comp: Mampasi, CPH:LAB | Sc: Måns Månsson, Li Hongqi | Cam: Måns Månsson | Ed: George Cragg | Sound Des: Abdoulaye Diallo | Print/ Sales: Swedish Film Institute Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 12:302 Cinerama 1 Wed 28-1 21:452 Pathé 3 Thu 29-1 21:452 Cinerama 5 Sat 31-1 15:002 LantarenVenster 5

Brazil, 2014 | colour, DCP, 77 min, Portuguese Prod: Rachel Ellis | Prod Comp: Desvia | Sc: Gabriel Mascaro, Rachel Ellis | Cam: Gabriel Mascaro | Ed: Ricardo Pretti, Eduardo Serrano | Prod Des: Stefania Regis | Sound Des: Mauricio d’Órey | With: Dandara de Morais, Geová Manoel dos Santos, Gabriel Mascaro | Print/Sales: FiGa Films | www. figafilms.com/#!august-winds/c23d3 Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 16:00 Pathé 2 Sat 24-1 22:00 Doelen WBZ Sun 25-1 09:15 Pathé 6 Mon 26-1 12:00 Cinerama 7

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Stranded in Canton

Kamisama no iu tôri

Måns Månsson

As the Gods Will Miike Takashi

Lebrun is a businessman who sees an opportunity. Together with his partner, the young Congolese has a batch of T-shirts printed in China so that people in the Congo can show they are fans of President Kabila. But when he goes to Guangzhou to pick them up, it turns out the production is delayed. Delayed so much that the elections have already passed. So the financier refuses to transfer the money and Lebrun is stuck in Guangzhou. As an alien in a strange country, Lebrun now hangs around the neon-lit metropolis and tries to think up a plan. What if they change the text on the T-shirts? Not proKabila, but Fuck Kabila? Maybe there will be a market for that? Swedish artist Måns Månsson uses this tragi-comic fiction to sketch the new relationship between China and Africa. Large numbers of Africans are moving to Southeast Asia to start a new life there. But, as the woman says with whom Lebrun has now fallen in love, the Chinese have a proverb: ‘Fool the businessman, but don’t kill him.’ That leads to quite a lot of misunderstandings.

Eyes that change into red marbles and jump out of their sockets. Exploding heads. Blood spattered on the lens. And all of that in only the first five minutes. As the Gods Will is vintage Miike Takashi: a hyperbolic highschool slasher. The protagonist is the bored teenager Shun Takahata, who finds himself with his classmates in a real-life game in which they have to take up arms against a bunch of peculiar gods. The rules are unknown, the reason is unknown, the result always the same: everyone dies a gruesome death apart from the winners. Following an and-thenthere-were-none scenario reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Battle Royale, the group of survivors gets smaller and smaller. If you wish, you can regard As the Gods Will as a commentary on the influence of violent games. It’s also possible to write an essay about the battle between humanist values and fascism, personified in the film by Takahata’s maniacal adversary Amaya. But it’s probably better to see As the Gods Will just as the director describes it in interviews: good fun. See also Over Your Dead Body.

Japan, 2014 | colour, video, 118 min, Japanese Prod: Usui Hisashi, Yusuke Ishiguro, Saka Misako | Prod Comp: Toho Co., Ltd. | Sc: Yatsu Hiroyuki | Cam: Kita Nobuyasu | Ed: Yamashita Kenji | Prod Des: Hashimoto Sou | Sound Des: Shibasaki Kenji | Music: Endô Kôji | With: Fukushi Sota, Yamazaki Hirona, Sometani Shota, Yuki Mio, Omori Nao, Lily Franky, Kamiki Ryunosuke  | Print/Sales: Toho Co., Ltd. | www.darumasanga.com Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 12:45 Pathé 5 Sun 25-1 22:00 Pathé 5 Wed 28-1 19:00 Cinerama 6 Fri 30-1 15:45 Pathé 5

Ventos de Agosto

Kuime

August Winds Gabriel Mascaro

Over Your Dead Body Miike Takashi

A clash between Life and Death, somewhere in a small Brazilian seaside town. The teenagers Shirley and Jeison fill their languid August days working on a coconut plantation. In their free time, he dives for lobsters and octopus while she lies in the sun on the boat. And then Jeison brings up a skull. Gabriel Mascaro is a promising director from the flourishing film scene in the Brazilian city of Recife, which in recent years for instance also produced the Tiger-Award nomination Neighbouring Sounds. Against the background of emerging tropical storms, the young filmmaker, who was also responsible for the impressive camera work, sketches in his episodic narration how the youthful energy of Shirley and Jeison faces up to death. Shirley’s care for her ageing grandma and the mysterious activities of a researcher who records the sounds of the rising wind provide a gently comic note.

The ghost story Yotsuya kaidan from 1825 has been filmed more than 30 times. But never the way Miike Takashi now has. In his script, this play filled with treachery, revenge and murder seamlessly meshes with the everyday reality of the actors. Kosuke Hasegawa so unites himself with his role of the evil ronin who first murders his bride’s father and then drops her that in real life he also has an affair. Meanwhile, his co-star and girlfriend rejects the advances of other actors and slowly pines away. Until the truth comes to the surface and a gruesome end is inevitable. Over Your Dead Body is an extremely stylised film. The revolving stage has been beautifully lit and the soundtrack is dark and minimalist. The tension simmers out of sight and only explodes at the end – atypically for Miike, who is known for his bloodthirstyness. And it remains unclear what is real and what is imagined. See also As the Gods Will.

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Japan, 2014 | colour, DCP, 90 min, Japanese Prod: Maeda Shigeji, Saka Misako | Prod Comp: Sedic International | Sc: Yamagishi Kikumi  | Cam: Kita Nobuyasu  | Ed: Yamashita Kenji  | Prod Des: Hayashida Yuji, Sakujima Eri | Sound Des: Nakamura Jun | Music: Endo Koji | With: Ichikawa Ebizo, Shibasaki Ko, Ito Hideaki, Nakanishi Miho, Maiko, Negishi Toshie, Katsuno Hiroshi, Furuya Ikko | Print/ Sales: Celluloid Dreams | www.kuime.jp Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 22:30 Pathé 1 Thu 29-1 22:30 Oude Luxor Fri 30-1 15:30 Cinerama 1

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Iran, 2014 | colour, DCP, 87 min, Farsi Prod: Reza Mirkarimi | Prod Comp: iFilm Production | Sc: Reza Mirkarimi, Shadmehr Rastin | Cam: Houman Behmanesh | Ed: Reza Mirkarimi | Prod Des: Marjan Golzar | Sound Des: Alireza Alavian | Music: Amin Honarmand | With: Parviz Parastui, Soheila Golestani, Shabnam Moghadami | Print/Sales: DreamLab Films | www.dreamlabfilms.com Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 19:302 LantarenVenster 1 Fri 23-1 13:00 Pathé 2 Wed 28-1 13:00 Pathé 1 Sat 31-1 13:45 LantarenVenster 1

Japan, 2014 | colour, DCP, 118 min, Japanese Prod: Odake Satomi, Yutaka Suzuki | Prod Comp: Gaga Corporation | Sc: Nakashima Tetsuya, Monma Nobuhiro, Tadano Miako, Based on a novel by Akio Fukamachi | Cam: Ato Shoichi | Ed: Koike Yoshiyuki | Prod Des: Isomi Toshihiro | Sound Des: Ito Mizuki | Music: GRAND FUNK INC. | With: Yakusho Kôji, Komatsu Nana, Tsumabuk Satoshii, Shimizu Hiroya, Nikaido Fumi, Hashimoto Ai , Kunimura Jun  | Print/ Sales: Wild Bunch | www.wildbunch. biz/films/the_world_of_kanako Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 16:00 Schouwburg GZ Sat 24-1 13:15 Pathé 7 Fri 30-1 19:15 LantarenVenster 1 Sat 31-1 11:30 Cinerama 5

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Emrouz

Toto si surorile lui

Today Reza Mirkarimi

Toto and His Sisters Alexander Nanau

Youness was basically on his lunch break. But when the very pregnant, panicky and wounded Sedighe gets into his taxi, he takes her to hospital after all. Not for the money, but because it’s the right thing to do. But in hospital he is held responsible for the woman he brought in. Iranian law does not allow for any extramarital relationships and Sedighe has no husband. And so Youness remains silent. For as long as he can, he avoids the choice between two moral evils. If he confirms he is her husband, he will be held responsible for her broken rib and illegitimate child. If he denies, she will lose her child. How long can he keep up his help for her if his society works against him in everything? Reza Mirkarimi sketches the internal battle of the taciturn Youness in a subtle drama, the official Iranian Oscar submission for 2015. His realistic style is filled with subtle symbolism for the alert listener. With Brave Talk on Thu 22-1 in the theatre.

The camera is there when the fatherless Roma children visit their mother in prison. She’s been sentenced for selling drugs. It’s also there when the two uncles, who now have to look after young Toto (10) and his sisters Andreea (14) and Ana (17), shoot heroin in their cramped apartment in Bucharest. And when Ana breaks her promise and starts using again. The documentary immerses us (without comment) in the intense life of Andreea in particular. Like a surrogate mother, she tries to keep Ana and Toto on the rails. Sometimes she expresses her feelings in front of the camera in a video diary. Hope comes from Romanian institutions: a training course that uses tolerance to help the semi-illiterate Andreea and completely illiterate Toto focus on the lessons; an orphanage that offers a safer haven than the filthy drug den at home; and above all a hip-hop dance group that taps hidden talents in Toto. With Critics’ Talk on Wed 28-1 in the lobby of LantarenVenster.

Romania, 2014 | colour, DCP, 93 min, Romanian Prod: Bianca Oana | Prod Comp: Strada Film | Sc: Alexander Nanau | Cam: Alexander Nanau | Ed: Alexander Nanau, George Cragg, Mircea Olteanu | Sound Des: Matthias Lempert | Print/ Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH | www.autlookfilms.com/film/146 Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 15:45 Pathé 3 Wed 28-1 14:15 LantarenVenster 5 Fri 30-1 15:15 Pathé 6 Sat 31-1 12:45 Pathé 5

Kawaki

Kapgang

The World of Kanako Nakashima Tetsuya

Speed Walking Niels Arden Oplev

A pitch-black feverish dream; that is probably the best description of this extremely violent thriller. Based on the bestseller Hateshinaki Kawaki by Fukamachi Akio from 2004, which for a long time was regarded as too lugubrious to make into a mainstream film. Yakusho Kôji (13 Assassins, Shall We Dance?) plays a divorced and retired detective with psychiatric problems and a very short fuse. He hasn’t seen his daughter Kanako for years when he hears that she has suddenly disappeared without a trace. In his investigation into her disappearance, he finds himself in the grizzly surroundings of drug-addicted kids, powerful paedophiles and sadistic Yakuzas. It also soon becomes apparent that Kanako is not as innocent as she looks. Nakashima Tetsuya, who previously became engrossed in the worrying world of troubled teenagers with films like Confessions (2010) and Kamikaze Girls (2004), turns this into a hallucinogenic trip in which dream and reality become intertwined and only a trace of humanity can be found.

It’s 1976 and in a small Danish town, the air is pregnant with music and racing hormones. Martin (14) is on the eve of his first communion. In the middle of this already turbulent time, Martin’s mother suddenly dies. With an over-emotional brother and a completely devastated father, Martin basically faces it all on his own. No wonder that Martin throws himself into his friends, his possible girlfriend and speed walking. Speed Walking has heartrending moments, but in general the tone is strikingly lively and down-to-earth. That is partly because of the apparently impassive face of the protagonist, Villads Bøye, as well as fine supporting roles by Borgen stars Sidse Babett Knudsen and Pilou Asbæk, and the wonderful art direction and soundtrack. The film also distinguishes itself with its cheerful, matter-of-fact approach to sex; the adolescents are perfectly free to investigate their preferences. They don’t take too much notice of their adult role models, because they really make a mess of things. IFFR Live screening on Tue 27-1.

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Denmark, 2014 | colour, DCP, 108 min, Danish Prod: Thomas Heinesen | Prod Comp: Nordisk Film Production A/S | Sc: Bo Hr. Hansen, based on a novel by Morten Kirkskov | Cam: Rasmus Videbæk | Ed: Anne Østerud | Prod Des: Rie Lykke | Sound Des: Peter Schultz | Music: Jacob Groth | With: Villads Bøye, Frederik Winther Rasmussen, Kraka Donslund Nielsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Pilou Asbæk | Print/Sales: TrustNordisk | www.dfi-film.dk/kapgang Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 19:002 Schouwburg GZ Thu 29-1 16:15 Oude Luxor Fri 30-1 20:00 Doelen JZ Sat 31-1 16:45 Cinerama 5

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USA/France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 94 min, English Prod: Oscar Boyson, Sebastian Bear-McClard | Prod Comp: Elara Pictures, Iconoclast | Sc: Josh Safdie, Ronald Bronstein, based on a novel by Arielle Holmes | Cam: Sean Price Williams | Ed: Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein | Prod Des: Audrey Turner | Sound Des: Benny Safdie | With: Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress, Necro, Eléonore Hendricks, Yuri Pleskun, Benjamin Antoine Hampton, Diana Singh | Print/Sales: Stray Dogs Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 12:30 Pathé 4 Thu 29-1 15:30 Cinerama 1 Fri 30-1 13:00 Doelen JZ Sat 31-1 10:00 Pathé 1 Press & Industry SCREENING  Mon 26-1 15:00 Cinerama 2

Kyrgyzstan, 2014 | colour, DCP, 178 min, Kyrgyz Prod: Marat Sarulu, Gulmira Kerimova | Prod Comp: Mandala Films Company, Studio Kyrgyzfilm | Sc: Marat Sarulu | Cam: Boris Troshev | Ed: Gani Kudaibergen | Prod Des: Shailoobek Jekshenbaev | Sound Des: Murat Ajiev | Music: Alexander Yurtaev | With: Sagyndyk Makekadyrov, Perizat Ermanbetova, Ainazik Bekbalaeva | Print/Sales: Mandala Films Company | www.sadokmovie.com Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 18:45 Cinerama 3 Thu 29-1 11:30 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 09:30 LantarenVenster 1 Sat 31-1 18:15 Pathé 4 Press & Industry SCREENING  Mon 26-1 21:00 Cinerama 4

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Heaven Knows What

The Iron Ministry

Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie

J.P. Sniadecki

Welcome to the restless world of Harley, heroin junkie in today’s New York. Tangled up in the melancholy romance of a destructive relationship with Ilja, she seeks solace with another addict, Mike. Filmed in a cinéma-vérité style and braced by electronic music from Tangerine Dream and Isao Tomita’s beautiful adaptation of Debussy’s Claire de lune No. 3, the film takes you right into her life. Directors Josh and Benny Safdie create tableaux vivants about hunger and heroine intoxication that lull you into the everyday rhythm of the junkies who take a genuinely tender interest each other’s welfare one moment and the next moment are mercilessly selfish, get bogged down in irritation and druginduced non-conversations. Heaven Knows What is based on the experiences of Arielle Holmes, who herself plays Harley. Alongside striking figures from New York street life, the Safdie Brothers also cast the actor Caleb Landry Jones to play Ilja. In order to get into his role, he befriended the real Ilja and made a study of life on the street.

From 2011 to 2013, the director and anthropologist J.P. Sniadecki filmed lots of different train journeys on China’s sizeable rail network, on slow old Communist trains and hypermodern high-speed lines. He edited his trips into one cinematographic train journey. The images shot by Sniadecki as a one-man film crew veer between Impressionist shots of train interiors and simple documentary observations. They are supported by the soundscape of Karel Ernst, in which the squeaking and crunching wagons are used as musique concrète. The film moves from wagon to wagon, swerving to the rhythm of the track with what it finds. From packed corridors filled with chunks of meat to almost empty wagons in very modern high-speed trains. The conversations between the travellers, in which Sniadecki occasionally intervenes from behind the camera, make the mood of contemporary China almost tangible: uncertain, scared, but also hopeful.

China/USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 83 min, Mandarin Prod: J.P. Sniadecki | Cam: J.P. Sniadecki | Ed: J.P. Sniadecki | Sound Des: J.P. Sniadecki, Ernst Karel | Print/Sales: J.P. Sniadecki | www.theironministry.com Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 09:15 Pathé 7 Mon 26-1 10:00 Cinerama 1 Fri 30-1 12:15 Pathé 2 Sat 31-1 19:00 Cinerama 4

Köch

Tokyo Tribe

The Move Marat Sarulu

Sono Sion

Just as in his earlier work – including Song from the Southern Seas (IFFR 2009) – Kyrgyz filmmaker Marat Sarulu again demonstrates his links to traditional life in Central Asia. An old man lives with his granddaughter in a village by the river. A simple life in an imposing landscape, which Sarulu sketches in calm, meticulously composed images. Everything changes when the mother returns from the city to fetch her father and daughter. They’ll be much better off in the city, but the house and money that the mother deems within their reach turns out to be as intangible as a dream. In this minimalist drama, Sarulu shows how heartless reality forces itself on the three of them at the edge of a rail yard. In evoking the feeling of sorrow about the fragility of existence, the director mirrors a trend in Japanese art that is called yugen.

Hip-hop musical in which the beat never stops, most of the dialogue is rapped and almost all of the characters are practised experts in the martial arts. The most extravagant production so far by cult director Sono Sion. In a futuristic fantasy-world Tokyo, the cannibalistic Yakuza boss Lord Bubba rules the roost. For years he has controlled countless gangs in the city by playing them off against each other. But things start to change when a mysterious young woman arrives. She even persuades the only peace-loving clan in the city to take up arms against Bubba and his sadistic companions. Sono Sion, whose oeuvre comprises both humorous Yakuza spectacles and meandering dramas, serves up the insanity in bright neon colours with plenty of female nudes and lengthy fight scenes. A bizarre mix of The Warriors (1979, Walter Hill), West Side Story (1961, Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise) and Japanese exploitation cinema.

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Japan, 2014 | colour, DCP, 116 min, Japanese Prod: Chiba Yoshinori, Nobuhiro Iizuka | Prod Comp: Nikkatsu Corporation | Sc: Sono Sion, Inoue Santa | Cam: Soma Daisuke | Ed: Ito Junichi | Prod Des: Yuji Hayashida | Sound Des: Saito Masatoshi, Watanabe Shinji  | Music: BCDMG | With: Suzuki Ryohei, Young Dais, Seino Nana,  | Print/Sales: Nikkatsu Corporation | www.tokyotribe-movie.com Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 15:45 Pathé 4 Sun 25-1 21:30 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 15:45 Doelen WBZ Sat 31-1 19:30 Oude Luxor

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Fu yu zi Father and Sons Wang Bing

China/France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 87 min, Mandarin Prod: Kong Lihong | Prod Comp: Wil Productions | Cam: Wang Bing, Liu Xianhui | Ed: Adam Kerby, Wang Bing | Sound Des: Emmanuel Soland | Print/Sales: Wil Productions Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 15:30 Pathé 3 Fri 23-1 14:00 Cinerama 6 Fri 30-1 21:45 Cinerama 5

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Ordinary Chinese people often have difficult everyday lives and since the masterful Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks, this has been a thread in the work of the documentary maker Wang Bing. In Father and Sons he pursues his observational approach to the extreme, as if he is investigating the boundary between documentary and installation (as in his Crude Oil, which was also seen in Rotterdam). With the exception of a few scenes, the camera never leaves the cramped dwelling that factory worker Cai shares with his two sons and that only has room for one bed and some shabby fittings. Long, uninterrupted shots stress the feeling of really stepping into the world where the youths divide their attention between their mobile phones and the noisy television, which is out of our field of view. Wang not only shows their living conditions but also the role of the media within them. Shooting had to be stopped after the film crew received threats from Cai’s boss, according to the final credits.

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Frank Lenny Abrahamson

Ireland, 2014 | , DCP, 95 min, English Prod: David Barron, Ed Guiney, Stevie Lee | Prod Comp: Element Pictures, Runaway Fridge | Sc: Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan | Cam: James Mather | Ed: Nathan Nugent | Prod Des: Richard Bullock | Sound Des: Steve Fanagan | Music: Stephen Rennicks | With: Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Michael Fassbender, François Civil, Tess Harper, Haley Derryberry | Sales: Protagonist Pictures | Distr NL: September Film | www.frank-film.com Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 16:15 Oude Luxor Thu 29-1 21:30 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 18:30 Cinerama 1 Sat 31-1 22:00 Pathé 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 10:00 LantarenVenster 3

When the flipped-out keyboard player of an experimental pop band with the unpronounceable name ‘Soronprfbs’ tries to drown himself in the sea, a young musician who happens to be watching immediately gets the job as his successor. No practice necessary – that evening he’s already on stage with the band. It’s a disaster, but a week later he is nevertheless allowed to step into the creaky old tour bus. But is this what he really wants? In the pleasantly absurd Irish comedy Frank, singer Frank spends the whole day in a giant mask he has refused to remove for years. And this is by no means the only craziness in Soronprfbs. The other members of the band also behave idiosyncratically, to say the least. The recording sessions on the Irish coast for a new album get crazier by the minute. Hollywood stars Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal were both enthusiastic enough to join the cast, and this is not so strange: Frank gives them every opportunity to act their hearts out.

Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 148 min, English Prod: JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi | Prod Comp: Ghoulardi Film Company, Warner Bros. Pictures | Sc: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon | Cam: Robert Elswit | Ed: Leslie Jones | Prod Des: David Crank | Sound Des: Chris Scarabosio | Music: Jonny Greenwood | With: Joanna Newsom, Katherine Waterston, Joaquin Phoenix, Jordan Christian Hearn, Taylor Bonin, Jeannie Berlin, Josh Brolin | Sales: Warner Bros. Pictures | Distr NL: Warner Bros. Pictures Holland | www.inherentvicemovie.com Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 12:45 Pathé 1 Thu 29-1 19:15 Oude Luxor

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Thomas Pynchon’s books are considered unfilmable, but Paul Thomas Anderson proves this not to be the case. That Inherent Vice works can also be attributed to a considerable extent to Joaquim Phoenix. You could meet his detective Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello somewhere between The Big Lebowski and The Big Sleep: heart in the right place, huge sideburns and an even bigger appetite for marihuana. The 1970s: Doc is investigating the disappearance of an ex, but the case gets more complicated at every turn – and more mysterious, and more dicey. Is the danger emanating from neo-Nazis, a drug cartel or is it a sinister conspiracy by dentists? As the weed smoke thickens, paranoia and confusion grow. The audience also loses the trail, but this is exactly what is supposed to happen and a big part of the fun. After his two previous heavy films, Inherent Vice finds Anderson in considerably more lighthearted mood. Not that this makes this trippy film noir any the less brilliant – on the contrary.

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La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur

Ik ben Alice

Franck Neuhart is a shy police officer in Oise in northern France in the late 1970s, where a maniac is on the loose. Deliberate hit-and-runs on random young women quickly escalate into more violent acts. Neuhart’s role in the investigation of this case forms the perfect camouflage for the disturbing truth: the perpetrator everyone is looking for is him. This resembles a modern version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but director Cédric Anger based the screenplay of his police thriller on a real case from the area where he grew up. Instead of looking for psychological reasons, he concentrates on his main character’s downward spiral and creates a heavy atmosphere of oppression, particularly in scenes taking place in Neuhart’s dingy bachelor pad. His below the surface tension is created with spinechilling precision by Guillaume Canet (L’homme qu’on aimait trop).

Elderly Mrs Remkes looks into the camera. We hear a robotic female voice asking questions in Dutch; Mrs Remkes starts talking. The robotic voice comes from Alice, a 60-centimeter-tall robot with a humanoid face and a (not particularly good) camera behind her eyes. People are scared of big robots, a member of the Selemca research group (at Amsterdam’s Free University) explains later. But the aged test subject remains hesitant: ‘I’d prefer a real person.’ ‘Oh, that’s a shame’, Alice replies – thanks to some clever voicerecognition software. Not much later, Mrs Remkes is babbling away to Alice, who is regularly brought to her (Alice can’t walk). And to Mrs Schellekens-Blanke and to Mrs Van Wittmarschen. The three OAPs seem to have got used to these caredroids (social care robots) made by the American firm Hanson Robotics. Researchers analyse Alice’s camera recordings and discuss with carers – who wonder whether this is what the future holds.

Alice Cares Sander Burger

Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart Cédric Anger

France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 111 min, French Prod: Thomas Klotz | Prod Comp: Sunrise Films | Sc: Cédric Anger, based on a novel by Yvan Stefanovitch | Cam: Thomas Hardmeier | Ed: Julien Leloup | Prod Des: Thierry François | Sound Des: Pierre André, Jean Goudier, Nicolas Dambroise, Florent Lavallee | Music: Grégoire Hetzel | With: Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Patrick Azam, Arnaud Henriet, Douglas Attal, Pierick Tournier | Sales: Kinology | Distr NL: Lumière Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 20:00 Pathé 1 Wed 28-1 22:00 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 16:45 LantarenVenster 1 Sat 31-1 18:30 Cinerama 1

Belgium, 2014 | colour, DCP, 90 min, French/English

Prod: Patrick Quinet | Prod Comp: Artémis Productions | Sc: Bernard Bellefroid, Carine Zimmerlin, Anne-Louise Trividic, Marcel Beaulieu  | Cam: David Williamson | Ed: Jean-Luc Simon | Prod Des: Régine Constant  | Sound Des: Carine Zimmerlin | Music: Frédéric Vercheval | With: Rachael Blake, Lucie Debay, Don Gallagher, Laure Roldan, Clive Hayward, Lana Macanovic, Julie Maes  | Sales: Doc & Film International | Distr NL: Cinéart Netherlands | www. legroupeouest.com/?s=melody Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 19:002 SGZ [e.s.] Tue 27-1 12:45 Pathé 4 [d.s.] Fri 30-1 09:30 Pathé 3 [d.s.] Sat 31-1 09:15 Pathé 6 [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENING  Thu 29-1 12:00 Cinerama 3 [e.s.]

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Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 80 min, Dutch Prod: Janneke Doolaard | Prod Comp: KeyDocs | Sc: Sander Burger | Cam: Sal Kroonenberg | Ed: Manuel Rombley | Sound Des: Taco Drijfhout, Gideon Bijlsma, Hein Verhoeven | Music: Jeroen Arts | Sales: KeyDocs | Distr NL: Cinema Delicatessen | www. keydocs.nl/en/movie/alice-cares Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 19:30 Pathé 2 Sat 24-1 11:45 Cinerama 5 Thu 29-1 22:15 LantarenVenster 1 Sat 31-1 19:15 LantarenVenster 6 Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 20:00 Cinerama 4 Wed 28-1 12:30 LantarenVenster 3

Melody

A Most Violent Year

Bernard Bellefroid

J.C. Chandor

Director Bernard Bellefroid’s first feature, The Boat Race (2009), and his documentaries both fall into place in this sensitive drama, in which he follows the journeys of a woman wanting a baby and a surrogate mother. To earn the money to start her own hairdressing business, 28-year-old homeless woman Melody agrees to be a surrogate mother for Emily, a rich English businesswoman aged 48. To keep an eye on Melody (and her unborn child), Emily decides that the surrogate mother should live with her during her pregnancy in her big house on the English coast. In spite of mistrust, doubts and fears, a bond develops between the women. In Emily, Melody finds the mother she never had, and in turn Emily begins to see Melody as the daughter she always wanted. Bellefroid takes a humane look at a highly charged subject, intuitively played out by Rachael Blake and Lucie Debay, who were jointly awarded best actress at the Montreal World Film Festival. IFFR Live screening on Mon 26-1.

Following the tense Wall Street drama Margin Call (2011) dissecting the psychological causes of the 2008 crisis, and the tour de force All Is Lost (2013) featuring Robert Redford as its only actor playing a solo sailor in trouble, J.C. Chandor – one of the most exciting American filmmakers of his generation – again comes up with something new for his third feature. A Most Violent Year is an atmospheric portrait of an immigrant in New York who in 1981, a year with very high crime rates, tries to defend his business against Mafia competition. He himself also transgresses moral boundaries – partly as he has no choice, and partly as this is in his character. Chandor is able through several measured outbursts of violence to create constant tension in this well-balanced thriller, the strength of which lies significantly in its depiction of the New York of 1981 and in the acting of Oscar Isaac as the man who puts his business, marriage (to Jessica Chastain) and self respect on the line. Closing Film of IFFR 2015.

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USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 125 min, English/Spanish Prod: Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb | Prod Comp: Before The Door Pictures | Sc: J.C. Chandor | Cam: Bradford Young | Ed: Ron Patane | Prod Des: John P. Goldsmith | Sound Des: Steve Boedekker | Music: Alex Ebert | With: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gabel | Sales: FilmNation Entertainment | Distr NL: Lumière | www.amostviolentyear.com Public SCREENINGS  Sat 31-1 21:00 Doelen GZ Press & Industry SCREENING  Wed 28-1 17:00 Doelen JZ

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Atlantic.

The Sky Above Us

Jan-Willem van Ewijk

Marinus Groothof

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Netherlands/Belgium/Germany/ Morocco, 2014 | colour, DCP, 89 min, Arabic/French

Prod: Bero Beyer, Marion Hänsel, Fabian Massah | Prod Comp: Augustus Film, Man’s Films Productions, Endorphine Production | Sc: Jan-Willem van Ewijk, Abdelhadi Samih | Cam: Jasper Wolf  | Ed: Mona Bräuer  | Prod Des: Karim Haffad  | Sound Des: Christian Monheim, Gervaise Demeure, Franco Piscopo | Music: Piet Swerts, Mourad Belouadi  | With: Fettah Lamara, Thekla Reuten, Mohamed Majd | Sales: Fortissimo Films | Distr NL: ABC – Cinemien | www.facebook.com/atlantic.windsurfer Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 16:002 SGZ [e.s.] Sun 25-1 12:45 Pathé 4 [d.s.] Tue 27-1 21:45 Cinerama 1 [d.s.] Sat 31-1 19:00 Pathé 1 [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENING  Thu 29-1 22:30 Cinerama 3 [e.s.]

Young Moroccan fisherman Fettah feels lost between two worlds; his poor yet familiar village on the Atlantic coast and the exciting world of the rich European tourists who come there every summer to surf. One summer, he befriends Alexandra (Thekla Reuten). Once she has left, Fettah feels more than ever like a prisoner in the village. He decides to go to Europe – on his surfboard. It is a long, hazardous and lonely journey, 300 miles across the open sea. Every wave brings new doubts and dangers. His dreams and memories start to play with him. Every day, the horizon is still just as far away. The stunning scenes in the open ocean are convincing in their beauty, but also because both the director and the principal actor, champion windsurfer Fettah Lamara, are devotees of the sport. The screenplay is partly based on Van Ewijk’s own experiences in the small fishing village and windsurfer’s paradise of Moulay-Bouzerktoun in Morocco. IFFR Live screening on Sat 24-1.

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Netherlands/Belgium/ Serbia/Greece, 2015 | colour, DCP, 90 min, Serbian

Prod: Sander Verdonk, Denis Wigman, Diana Elbaum, Sébastien Delloye, Miroslav Mogorovic, Konstantinos Kontovrakis | Prod Comp: CTM Pictures, Entre Chien et Loup, Art & Popcorn, Heretic | Sc: Marinus Groothof | Cam: Ruben Impens | Ed: Alain Dessauvage | Prod Des: Jelena Sopic | Sound Des: Ferry de Pater | Music: Ian Marien | With: Nada argin, Boris Isaković, Nikola Rakočevic | Sales: Doc & Film International | Distr NL: September Film Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 19:002 SGZ [e.s.] Thu 29-1 13:00 Pathé 3 [d.s.] Fri 30-1 22:00 LV5 [d.s.] Sat 31-1 16:30 Cinerama 6 [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 09:15 Doelen JZ [e.s.] Wed 28-1 09:15 Doelen JZ [e.s.]

For several months in 1999, Belgrade was the target of NATO bombardment, intended to force Milosevic to withdraw his troops from Kosovo. Stage actress Ana, television technician Sloba and young Bojan each try to carry on with their lives in their own way under the ever-present threat of air strikes – sometimes to forget – and then must face the inevitable dilemmas this brings. They work, party, love and argue, always with death looming in the background. In passing, their lives – which occasionally cross – illustrate the madness of an abstract war and show the severity of the consequences this has at a personal level. The capital of the former Yugoslavia is not only a backdrop to the individual, social and political drama that unfolds, but also a major character in this drama: the city is portrayed in atmospheric images that show both beauty and horrendous devastation. IFFR Live screening on Wed 28-1.

Amour fou

Erbarme dich – Matthäus Passion Stories

Jessica Hausner

Ramón Gieling

WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 98 min, Dutch/English Prod: Janneke Doolaard | Prod Comp: KeyDocs | Sc: Ramón Gieling | Cam: Goert Giltay | Ed: Barbara Hin | Prod Des: Vincent de Pater | Sound Des: Marc Lizier | Music: The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands, De Straatklinkers | Sales: Doc & Film International | Distr NL: ABC – Cinemien | www. keydocs.nl/nl/movie/erbarme-dich Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 16:002 Schouwburg GZ [e.s.] Mon 26-1 12:15 Pathé 2 [d.s.] Thu 29-1 19:15 Cinerama 6 [d.s.] Sat 31-1 11:30 Cinerama 4 [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 14:00 Doelen WBZ [e.s.] Wed 28-1 11:30 Doelen JZ [e.s.]

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Erbarme dich – Matthäus Passion Stories is a labyrinthine narrative in which notables such as Peter Sellars, Emio Greco, Simon Halsey and painter Rinke Nijburg explain their special relationship with Bach’s St Matthew Passion to Ramón Gieling (Johan Cruijff: en un momento dado). They speak against the backdrop of a church which has fallen into disrepair, while a choir of homeless people and Pieter Jan Leusink’s Bach Choir & Orchestra rehearse the Passion. Leusink isn’t just the conductor, he is one of the main characters himself, with a painful past in which this musical piece has played a dominant role. Stories from the others alternate seamlessly with this. We learn how the St Matthew Passion played a decisive role in the relations between men and women, fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, mothers and their unborn children, and finally that in spite of our differences we all find a common denominator in the secret of Bach’s music. IFFR Live screening on Sun 25-1.

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Austria/Luxembourg/ Germany, 2014 | colour, DCP, 96 min, German

Prod: Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher Ivanceanu, Philippe Bober | Prod Comp: Coop99 Filmproduktion, Amour Fou Luxembourg, Essential Filmproduktion | Sc: Jessica Hausner | Cam: Martin Gschlacht | Ed: Karina Ressler | Prod Des: Katharina Wöppermann | Sound Des: Nicolas Tran Trong | With: Birte Schnöink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossmann, Sandra Hüller, Holger Handtke | Sales: Coproduction Office | Distr NL: Lumière | www.amourfou-film.com Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 19:00 Pathé 5 [d.s.] Sat 24-1 22:15 Pathé 5 [d.s.] Fri 30-1 22:30 Doelen JZ [d.s.] Sat 31-1 11:15 LV1 [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 15:00 LV3 [e.s.]

Young Romantic poet Heinrich is trying in early nineteenth-century Berlin to overcome the inevitability of death through love. ‘Would you like to put an end to your life, with me?’ he asks the women he meets at countless cultural evenings. When his lively, sceptical cousin Marie proves impervious to his weltschmerz, Heinrich turns his attentions to Henriette, the incurably sick wife of a business acquaintance . Austrian Jessica Hausner (Lovely Rita, Hotel, Lourdes) based her refined, solidly designed costume drama Amour fou around the life and death of the German author, poet and essayist Heinrich von Kleist (Michael Kohlhaas, Die Marquise von O.), who made a suicide pact with cancer sufferer Henriette Vogel: they both shuffled off this mortal coil in the early morning of 21 November 1811. Amour fou, however, is neither an overly serious biopic nor a heavy drama; it is much more a tragi-romantic, slightly absurd parable about the ambivalence of love.

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Australia, 2014 | , DCP, 108 min, English/Yolngu Prod: Nils Erik Nielsen, Peter Djigirr, Rolf de Heer | Prod Comp: Vertigo Productions | Sc: Rolf de Heer, David Gulpilil | Cam: Ian Jones | Ed: Tania Nehme | Prod Des: Beverley Freeman | Sound Des: James Currie, Tom Heuzenroeder | Music: Graham Tardif | With: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Jennifer Budukpuduk, Peter Minygululu | Sales: Visit Films | Distr NL: ABC – Cinemien | www.vertigoproductions.com.au/ charlies_country_overview.php Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 15:30 Doelen JZ Sat 24-1 21:45 Schouwburg GZ Thu 29-1 13:45 LantarenVenster 1 Sat 31-1 09:15 Pathé 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Sun 25-1 14:30 Doelen JZ

France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 102 min, French Prod: Philippe Martin | Prod Comp: Les Films Pelléas | Sc: Christophe Honoré | Cam: Andre Chemetoff | Ed: Chantal Hymans | Prod Des: Samuel Deshors | Sound Des: Guillaume Le Braz, Valérie Deloof, Cyril Holtz | With: Amira Akili, Sébastien Hirel, Mélodie Richard, Damien Chapelle, George Babluani, Matthis Lebrun, Samantha Avrillaud | Sales: MK2 | Distr NL: Remain in Light BV Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 22:15 Pathé 3 [d.s.] Sun 25-1 16:00 Pathé 1 [d.s.] Tue 27-1 10:00 Pathé 4 [d.s.] Fri 30-1 21:45 LV1 [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENING  Wed 28-1 14:30 LV3 [e.s.]

LIMELIGHT

Charlie’s Country

Tussen 10 en 12

Rolf de Heer

Between 10 and 12 Peter Hoogendoorn

The fourteenth film by Dutch-born director Rolf de Heer gives free reign to the charismatic acting of Aboriginal David Gulpilil (Walkabout, Rabbit-Proof Fence), who won the Un Certain Regard Best Actor award in Cannes for this role. He gives a passionate performance as Charlie, a ‘black fella’ caught between two cultures in the remote Northern Territory. The police are watching him, but also make use of his knowledge of the area. Charlie himself despises the police, who built a station on land taken from him. He increasingly comes into conflict with the authorities, who first confiscate his gun, and then even his spear. A disaster, as hunting is his only means of obtaining food. He withdraws further and further into the bush, where he tries to take up the traditional Aboriginal way of life. What follows is an immersion in the Australian outback, with crystalclear sounds of birds and insects. The empathetic screenplay was written in close collaboration with Gulpilil. With Critics’ Talk on Thu 29/1 in the lobby of LantarenVenster.

One minute you’re messing about with your girlfriend, the next, the police are at your door saying your sister has died in a car crash. It happened to director Peter Hoogendoorn, who made this autobiographically inspired film. In a relay of bad news, protagonist Mike and his girlfriend Katja search, with the police officers, for Mike’s parents. During the car ride, time seems to stand still; the ordinary Rotterdam houses look completely normal, life outside carries on. But the family in the patrol car is in a state of numb shock, represented extremely effectively by long shots that create distance. There is very little talking, the realisation of what has happened gradually seeping through, but not bringing understanding. This leads to awkward situations such as when, after delivering the bad news, the young officer turns to his colleague and asks whether he did it correctly. Between 10 and 12 is a poignant small film about a big topic.

Netherlands/France/Belgium, 2014 | colour, DCP, 70 min, Dutch Prod: Keren Cogan, Petra Goedings, Maaike Benschop, Philippe Avril, Tomas Leyers | Prod Comp: Keren Cogan Films, Phanta Film BV, Unlimited, Minds Meet | Sc: Peter Hoogendoorn | Cam: Gregg Telussa | Ed: Tom Denoyette | Prod Des: Ben Zuydwijk | Sound Des: Srdjan Kurpjel | Music: Bruno Ferro Xavier Da Silva | With: Raymond Thiry, Nasrdin Dchar, Olga Louzgina, Cynthia Abma, Elise van’t Laar, Ko Zandvliet | Distr NL: Amstelfilm | www.tussen10en12.nl Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 19:15 Pathé 7 Wed 28-1 15:15 Pathé 2 Sat 31-1 10:00 LantarenVenster 3 Press & Industry SCREENING  Thu 29-1 16:45 Cinerama 3

Métamorphoses

Tu dors Nicole

Christophe Honoré

Stéphane Lafleur

Christophe Honoré (La belle personne, Les bien-aimés) has said he wanted to bring an ode to the cultural heritage of Greece at a time when that country is getting only bad publicity. His virtuoso adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses consists of a series of stories-instories in which the fickle gods in contemporary France turn up to amuse themselves with mortals. In a triptych, we follow Europa, a French school student from a North African background, in her meetings with Jupiter, Bacchus and Orpheus. An initiation into a world as wild, mysterious and elevated as the elemental power that drives her: love. Métamorphoses is inspired storytelling full of visual innovation, brought to life by a stunning young cast. In his transformation of the classic Greek myths into a contemporary epic on universal themes such as love, jealousy, faith and imagination, Honoré proves to be a true heir to the Roman poet.

The 22-year-old Nicole still lives with her parents, in a luxury villa with a swimming pool in a small community in Quebec. During a long, aimless, hot summer, she realises that her life cannot stay as it is. It seems everyone is overtaking her in all areas – even the tenyear-old that she babysits. Director and screenwriter Stéphane Lafleur noticed that a lot of films are made about teenagers or thirty-somethings, but too few about the difficult, interim phase – a time when so much is still possible, but the contours of adult life start taking shape unsettlingly quickly. Tu dors Nicole is a refreshing, dryly comical ode to the stumbling period of the early twenties. In stylish blackand-white and with exceptional comic timing, Lafleur captures an atmosphere of sleepless summer nights, growing unease and debilitating doubt. Wrestling with her rusty bicycle lock, yearning for Icelandic geysers, the bags under her eyes growing darker and darker, Nicole courageously finds her way.

Canada, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 93 min, French Prod: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw | Prod Comp: micro_scope | Sc: Stéphane Lafleur | Cam: Sara Mishara | Ed: Sophie Leblond | Prod Des: AndréLine Beauparlant | Sound Des: Pierre Bertrand, Sylvain Bellemare, Bernard Gariépy Strobl | Music: Rémy NadeauAubin, Organ Mood | With: Julianne Côté, Catherine St-Laurent, MarcAndré Grondin, Francis La Haye, Simon Larouche, Godefroy Reding | Sales: Seville International | Distr NL: Imagine Filmdistributie Nederland | www.facebook.com/TuDorsNicole Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 19:00 Pathé 5 Wed 28-1 20:00 Pathé 1 Thu 29-1 18:45 Schouwburg GZ Fri 30-1 10:00 Pathé 4 Press & Industry SCREENING  Sun 25-1 19:30 Doelen JZ

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Germany/Israel, 2014 | colour, DCP, 90 min, Hebrew

Prod: Talia Kleinhendler, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg | Prod Comp: Pie Films LTD, 2-Team Productions Ltd. | Sc: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit | Cam: Tobias Hochstein | Ed: Einat Glaser Zarhin | Prod Des: Arad Sawat | Sound Des: Aviv Aldema | Music: Avi Belleli | With: Ze’ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor | Sales: Beta Cinema | Distr NL: Cinéart Netherlands | www. betacinema.com/farewellparty Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 21:45 Cinerama 1 [d.s.] Mon 26-1 19:302 Oude Luxor [d.s.] Tue 27-1 20:00 Doelen JZ [d.s.] Sat 31-1 19:00 Pathé 5 [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENING  Thu 29-1 14:30 Cinerama 3 [e.s.]

New Zealand, 2014 | colour, DCP, 124 min, English Prod: Tom Hern | Prod Comp: Four Knights Film | Sc: James Napier Robertson | Cam: Denson Baker | Ed: Peter Roberts, Annie Collins | Prod Des: Kim Sinclair | Sound Des: Nick Buckton | Music: Dana Lund | With: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Miriama McDowell, Kirk Torrance, Te Ahorangi RetimanaMartin | Sales: Seville International | Distr NL: Imagine Filmdistributie Nederland | www.thedarkhorsefilm.com Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 19:302 Oude Luxor Sat 24-1 22:00 Pathé 1 Sun 25-1 12:45 Pathé 5 Sat 31-1 11:30 LantarenVenster 6 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 16:45 Doelen JZ

LIMELIGHT

Mita tova

Loin des hommes

The Farewell Party Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit

Far from Men David Oelhoffen

This drama, contrary and sensitive in equal parts and featuring some welltimed comic relief, won the Audience Award in Venice. To help a terminally ill friend, a group of friends build a little self-euthanasia machine in strictest secrecy in an old people’s home in Jerusalem. Other sufferers quickly become interested. One woman is against such self-euthanasia practices, but revises her opinion when she begins to show the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Thanks to inspired acting by icons of the Israeli comedy genre, this potentially sombre topic never becomes too heavy. This ‘dramady’ dares tackle the ethical issues surrounding the right to a dignified death, handling it with a light touch but without oversimplifying. The directors make a joke about whether it is permissible to play God in the opening scene already. Alongside pithy dialogues and visual humour, the makers also include a surreal singing scene about the desire for a better place. With Big Talk on Monday 26/1 in the theatre.

French colonial Algeria, 1954: the War of Independence is about to break out. This is the birthplace of Albert Camus, author of the short story L’Hôte (The Guest) from 1954, on which director David Oelhoffen based his screenplay. Algerian murderer Mohamed (Reda Kateb) is delivered, bound, to Daru (Viggo Mortensen), a teacher born in Algeria to Spanish parents. He must take this man across the Atlas mountains to a remote court. He starts the journey with great reluctance, as it means leaving behind the little school he runs in the middle of nowhere. Like in a real Western – except in North Africa – the two men undertake the arduous trek through the Algerian desert, accompanied by the atmospheric music of composers Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, braving bad weather and battles between revolutionaries and colonial forces. They are even chased by villagers who want to try the prisoner according to their own blood laws. Inevitably, the pair grow closer together.

France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 110 min, French/Arabic Prod: Marc du Pontavice, Matthew Gledhill | Prod Comp: One World Films | Sc: David Oelhoffen, based on a short story by Albert Camus | Cam: Guillaume Deffontaines | Ed: Juliette Welfling | Prod Des: Stéphane Taillasson | Sound Des: Martin Boissau, Thomas Desjonquères, Emmanuel Croset | Music: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis  | With: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb  | Sales: Pathé International | Distr NL: Imagine Filmdistributie Nederland | www.facebook. com/LoinDesHommeslefilm Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 17:15 Pathé 1 Sat 24-1 22:00 Pathé 7 Mon 26-1 13:00 Pathé 1 Tue 27-1 16:15 Oude Luxor Press & Industry SCREENING  Wed 28-1 17:00 LantarenVenster 3

The Dark Horse

Turist

James Napier Robertson

Force majeure Ruben Östlund

Critics in New Zealand consider The Dark Horse to be one of the best home-grown films of recent years. The powerful drama relates the true and very turbulent life story of Genesis Potini, a bipolar New Zealander who died in 2011. In a society in which it’s very tough for young people to stay on the straight and narrow he tried to get youngsters back on track using chess thereby suffering the trials and tribulations of his own affliction and those inflicted by some very dangerous criminals. The Dark Horse is propelled by the powerful acting of Cliff Curtis who also starred in Whale Rider (2002) and Once Were Warriors (1994). The directing, by young filmmaker James Napier Robertson who also wrote the scenario, is also impressive. His film is often funny, sometimes raw, but above all intensely poignant. The Dark Horse leaves a lasting impression. With Big Talk on Fri 23/1 in the theatre.

A seemingly perfect Swedish family spend a skiing holiday in a huge hotel in the French Alps. A good opportunity for the busy Tomas to spend quality time with his children – at least, so his wife Ebba thinks. Their different expectations quickly lead to tension. Then the family is almost engulfed in a massive avalanche. Instead of rescuing his wife and kids, Tomas saves his own skin first; his instinctive choice has great consequences for the rest of the holiday. In this intelligent, spectacularly photographed film, director Ruben Östlund – who started his career by directing ski films – focuses, as he did in Involuntary (2008) and Play (2011), on human failings. With the precision of a brain surgeon, he pares away a number of myths about relationships and fatherhood; ‘civilized man’ suddenly appears very insignificant when confronted by insurmountable forces of nature. Not for nothing was this film given the international title Force Majeure.

Sweden/France/Norway, 2015 | colour, DCP, 118 min, Swedish Prod: Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson, Philippe Bober | Prod Comp: Plattform Produktion, Société Parisienne de Production, Coproduction Office Aps, Motlys | Sc: Ruben Östlund | Cam: Fredrik Wenzel | Ed: Ruben Östlund, Jacob Secher Schulsinger | Prod Des: Josefin Åsberg  | Sound Des: Kjetil Mørk, Rune Van Deurs, Jesper Miller | Music: Ola Fløttum | With: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius | Sales: Coproduction Office | Distr NL: Lumière | www. facebook.com/turistfilmen Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 22:15 Doelen JZ [d.s.] Sat 24-1 19:00 Pathé 1 [d.s.] Thu 29-1 10:00 Pathé 4 [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 12:30 LV3 [e.s.]

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Germany, 2014 | colour, DCP, 110 min, German Prod: Florian Körner von Gustorf, Michael Weber | Prod Comp: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber | Sc: Christian Petzold  | Cam: Hans Fromm  | Ed: Bettina Böhler  | Prod Des: Kade Gruber | Sound Des: Dominik Schleier | Music: Stefan Will | With: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf | Sales: The Match Factory | Distr NL: A-Film Distribution | www.phoenix-der-film.de Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 15:45 Doelen WBZ Sat 24-1 09:45 Pathé 4 Wed 28-1 20:00 Doelen JZ Fri 30-1 15:302 Oude Luxor

Argentina/Chile/Germany/ Netherlands, 2014 | colour, DCP, 104 min, Spanish

Prod: Violeta Bava, Bruno Bettati, Christoph Friedel, Jan van der Zanden, Ilse Hughan | Prod Comp: Ruda Cine, Jirafa, Pandora Film Produktion GmbH, Waterland Film BV, Fortuna Films | Sc: Martín Rejtman | Cam: Lucio Bonelli | Ed: Martín Mainoli | Prod Des: Mariela Rípodas | Sound Des: David Miranda | Music: Diego Vainer | With: Rafael Federman, Susana Pampín, Benjamín Coehlo, Camila Fabri, Manuela Martelli, Fabián Arenillas, Laura Paredes | Sales: Ruda Cine | Distr NL: Just Film Distribution | www.waterlandfilm. nl/portfolio-item/dos-disparos Public SCREENINGS  Thu 29-1 18:45 Pathé 4 [d.s.] Fri 30-1 21:45 Cinerama 1 [d.s.] Sat 31-1 14:15 SGZ [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 17:30 LV3 [e.s.]

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Phoenix

Le meraviglie

Christian Petzold

The Wonders Alice Rohrwacher

Shortly after the end of World War II, Jewish Nelly has to undergo plastic surgery because her face became deformed while escaping from a concentration camp. She then travels to the ruins of Berlin in the hope of finding her husband, Johnny. The question of whether he betrayed her to the Nazis is eating away at her. In the midst of this confusing no-man’s-land where nothing is left of her old life, Johnny seems not to recognise her. But he decides to bring her in on a plan. Christian Petzold (Jerichow, Barbara), who also penned the intelligent script, tells a powerful, tense and emotional story, assisted by his excellent lead actress, Nina Hoss (Yella, Barbara), and the beautiful set design. What is the effect on your identity of such a traumatic period, in which friends and lovers are forced into the role of perpetrator or victim? What survives after such a devastating war? Love? Revenge? Hope, perhaps? With Big Talk on Friday 30/1 in the theatre.

In recent years, director Alice Rohrwacher has proven to be one of the greatest talents in Italy. She wrote this dreamy story about a family living on a remote farm and keeping bees based on her experiences as a young GermanItalian. Wolfgang, the crude father (Sam Louwyck), hopes that his eldest daughter Gelsomina will one day carry on the beekeeping business in the same small-scale way. Their cheerful, chaotic life is put under pressure when the family is asked to take part in a competition to win a role in a TV commercial. Wolfgang doesn’t like the attention, but for the rest of the family this is a comical diversion from their dull country life. For the first time, young Gelsomina finds out that her desires are different from her father’s. A dreamy, delicate and loving portrait of a family trying to live in its own way, in spite of encroachment from the outside world. With Big Talk on Sun 25-1 in the theatre.

Italy/Switzerland/Germany, 2014 | colour, DCP, 111 min, Italian/French/German

Prod: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Tiziana Soudani, Karl ‘Baumi’ Baumgartner | Prod Comp: tempesta srl, Pola Pandora Film, Amka Films Productions | Sc: Alice Rohrwacher | Cam: Hélène Louvart  | Ed: Marco Spoletini  | Prod Des: Emita Frigato  | Sound Des: Christophe Giovannoni | Music: Piero Crucitti | With: Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Agnese Graziani, Monica Bellucci  | Sales: The Match Factory | Distr NL: ABC – Cinemien | lemeraviglie.mymovies.it Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 19:45 Doelen WBZ [d.s.] Sat 24-1 16:00 Pathé 1 [d.s.] Sun 25-1 19:302 Oude Luxor [d.s.] Tue 27-1 17:00 LV2 [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENING  Thu 29-1 19:45 Cinerama 3 [e.s.]

Dos disparos

Een dag in ‘t jaar

Two Shots Fired Martín Rejtman

12 Months in 1 Day Margot Schaap

In Rejtman’s absurdist, bone-dry tragicomedy, the characters wander zombie-like through suburbia, unaffected by everything that goes on around them – even an attempted suicide. 17-year-old Mariano comes home, mows the lawn, swims a few lengths in the swimming pool, finds a pistol in the shed and shoots himself – first in the head, then in the belly. Incredibly, he survives the incident. Later, he tells a psychiatrist that he shot himself because ‘it was hot outside’. After Mariano’s impulsive suicide attempt, nothing seems to have changed within his family. Except for one effect that is audible when he plays the flute: during rehearsals, a strange resonance can be heard, caused by the bullet that is still in his belly. The Bressonesque characters do not suffer, simply because they do not think about what is happening. The absurdities stack up, not least owing to the constant ringing of cell phones at the most inappropriate moments.

12 Months in 1 Day is the project with which Margot Schaap graduated from the master’s degree programme at the Netherlands Film Academy. Her aim was to look for a way of making films that would be less slow and cumbersome than usual. She came up with a strong concept: for a period of one year, there would be one day of filming every month, irrespective of the conditions. This ‘strictness’ resulted in a great deal of freedom. Between shooting days, work could be done on developing the story and the characters; if an actor was unavailable, improvisation would take place on the spot. This remarkable mix of strictness and freedom is this film’s greatest asset. On the one hand we are constantly aware of the shooting concept and dealing with time. During the time frame of one day, we also undergo the passing of one year. On the other hand, these jumps in time are taken so easily and matter-of-factly that the film feels completely natural.

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WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 74 min, Dutch Prod: Hasse van Nunen | Prod Comp: Een van de Jongens | Sc: Johan Sonnenschein, Margot Schaap | Cam: Casper Brink | Ed: Margot Schaap, Tim Wijbenga | Sound Des: Lennart Kleinen, Alan van Ramshorst | With: Michael Bloos, Vera Ketelaars, Anne Gehring | Sales: Een van de Jongens | Distr NL: Mokum Film | www.eenvandejongens.nl Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 19:15 Pathé 3 Tue 27-1 22:00 Cinerama 5 Sat 31-1 12:30 Pathé 3 Press & Industry SCREENING  Sun 25-1 11:30 Doelen WBZ

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France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 112 min, French Prod: Bénédicte Couvreur | Prod Comp: Hold-Up Films & Productions | Sc: Céline Sciamma  | Cam: Crystel Fournier  | Ed: Julien Lacheray  | Prod Des: Thomas Grézaud  | Sound Des: Pierre André, Daniel Sobrino | Music: Para One  | With: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Mariétou Touré, Idrissa Diabate, Simina Soumare, Cyril Mendy | Sales: Films Distribution | Distr NL: Cinéart Netherlands | www.filmsdistribution. com/Film.aspx?ID=3749 Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 19:00 Cinerama 1 Thu 29-1 20:00 Pathé 1 Fri 30-1 21:45 Schouwburg GZ Sat 31-1 21:45 LantarenVenster 1

France/Mauritania, 2014 | colour, DCP, 97 min, French/ Arabic/Bambara/English Prod: Sylvie Pialat | Prod Comp: Les Films du Worso | Sc: Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall | Cam: Sofian El Fani  | Ed: Nadia Ben Rachid  | Prod Des: Sebastian Birchler  | Sound Des: Roman Dymny | Music: Amin Bouhafa  | With: Ibrahim Ahmed, Toulou Kiki, Abel Jafri, Fatoumata Diawara, Kettly Noël, Hichem Yacoubi, Pino Desperado | Sales: Le Pacte | Distr NL: Cinéart Netherlands | www.trigon-film. org/en/movies/Timbuktu Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 09:45 Pathé 4 Fri 23-1 14:30 Pathé 1 Mon 26-1 16:00 Pathé 1 Thu 29-1 21:45 Pathé 2

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Bande de filles

Plemya

Girlhood Céline Sciamma

The Tribe Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

Céline Sciamma’s third feature film is an intriguing and moving examination of a young black woman’s transition from puberty to adulthood in one of Paris’s banlieues. Her chances of escaping this environment are slim. Employment opportunities are few, and she has problems with relationships and pregnancies. In a natural way, Sciamma shows how family and society can – sometimes unintentionally – hold back young women. With her girlfriends, Marieme – now calling herself Vic – shops, dances and flirts. We are constantly aware of her strength and vigilance – she’s not naive, she knows what’s what. Set to the music from Rihanna’s Diamonds, in one beautiful, poignant scene Sciamma shows how we all feel when we do not quite yet have to be an adult and everything seems possible. The frustration of the previous generation of young people growing up in the banlieues, so powerfully presented by Mathieu Kassovitz in La haine in 1995, here makes way for the power of the new.

Apart from a few sound effects, the world of The Tribe is silent: the film is set at an institute for the deaf in Kiev – director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy doesn’t even subtitle the sign language used by his actors. Viewers must figure out the plot on the basis of the actors’ body language – and this works remarkably well. The director himself compares The Tribe to abstract dance and Japanese Kabuki theatre. Slaboshpytskiy follows Sergei, a new pupil at the deaf institute. He undergoes cruel rites of initiation and becomes part of ‘the Tribe’, a gang of youths who pick pockets and prostitute other pupils. Sergei climbs up the hierarchy to pimp, but then falls in love with one of the girls – the beginning of a whole load of trouble. Slaboshpytskiy’s ode to silent film is shot in long takes, at times from a fixed camera position, but also with Steadicam shots that follow the deaf amateur actors fluidly. Not exactly delicate, but highly fascinating. With Big Talk on Sat 24-1 in the theatre.

Ukraine, 2014 | colour, DCP, 130 min, no dialogue Prod: Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska | Prod Comp: Garmata Film Production | Sc: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy | Cam: Valentyn Vasyanovych | Ed: Valentyn Vasyanovych | Prod Des: Vlad Odudenko  | Sound Des: Sergiy Stepanskiy | With: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Alexander Dsiadevich, Yaroslav Biletskiy, Ivan Tishko, Alexander Osadchiy | Sales: Alpha Violet | Distr NL: Amstelfilm | www.amstelfilm.nl/the-tribe Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 21:30 Pathé 6 Sat 24-1 19:302 Oude Luxor Thu 29-1 12:30 Cinerama 1 Press & Industry SCREENING  Wed 28-1 14:00 Doelen JZ

Timbuktu

The Duke of Burgundy

Abderrahmane Sissako

Peter Strickland

Kidane, his family and young shepherd Issan live just outside Timbuktu, which is in the hands of fundamentalists; playing music, laughing, smoking and football are all forbidden. Women have no rights whatsoever, and every day an improvised tribunal makes absurd, tragic judgements. Then Kidane accidentally kills a fisherman, who had deliberately slaughtered his beloved cow. His fate is now in the hands of the Jihadists. French-Mauretanian director Abderrahmane Sissako based Timbuktu on a true story from 2012, when Al Qaida fighters stoned to death the parents of two young children because they were not married. The Jihadists filmed the stoning and uploaded the film to the internet. This received scant media attention, much to Sissako’s dismay. Nevertheless, his film is by no means an angry indictment; Timbuktu is a beautifully photographed, poignant and poetic plea for understanding, featuring beautiful music from Fatoumata Diawara from Mali, who also plays a minor role.

Every morning, housekeeper Evelyn cycles enthusiastically to the stately country house of Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen, from the Danish TV series Borgen), where she does not receive a particularly warm welcome. Cynthia curtly barks orders at her; and if she is not satisfied with the work, Evelyn is punished. It seems as if the two are caught up in a long-term S&M relationship. Cynthia, a prim & proper lepidopterist (or butterfly expert), seems to be the dominant one. But director Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) fairly soon reveals that things may not be as they seem. In reality, it is Evelyn who strictly imposes her fantasies on Cynthia by means of cards with instructions. The opulent decor (in which dark red sets the tone), the sultry camera work and romantic soundtrack make The Duke of Burgundy a sensual drama, even if most of the eroticism takes place off camera. Strickland concentrates on the completely convincing love between the two women, who are able to create their own timeless (and manless) universe – a place where it is normal to be locked up in a chest.

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United Kingdom, 2014 | colour, DCP, 101 min, English Prod: Andrew Starke | Prod Comp: Rook Films | Sc: Peter Strickland | Cam: Nicholas Knowland | Ed: Matyas Fekete | Prod Des: Pater Sparrow | Sound Des: Martin Pavey | Music: Cat’s Eyes | With: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna, Monica Swinn, Eugenia Caruso | Sales: Protagonist Pictures | Distr NL: ABC – Cinemien | www.protagonistpictures.com/ films/the-duke-of-burgundy Public SCREENINGS  Sat 24-1 22:45 Oude Luxor Sun 25-1 19:00 Pathé 5 Thu 29-1 21:45 Cinerama 1 Sat 31-1 15:45 Pathé 5

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A Blast Syllas Tzoumerkas

Greece/Germany/ Netherlands, 2014 | colour, DCP, 83 min, Greek/English

Prod: Maria Drandaki, Titus Kreyenberg, Ellen Havenith, Jeroen Beker | Prod Comp: Homemade Films, unafilm, PRPL, Bastide Films | Sc: Syllas Tzoumerkas, Youla Boudali | Cam: Pantelis Mantzanas | Ed: Kathrin Dietzel | Prod Des: Elli Papageorgakopoulou | Sound Des: Marco Vermaas, Dimitris Kanellopoulos | Music: drog_A_tek | With: Angeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini, Themis Bazaka, Yorgos Biniaris, Makis Papadimitriou | Sales: Homemade Films | Distr NL: De Filmfreak Distributie | www.ablastfilm.com Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 20:00 Doelen JZ [d.s.] Sat 24-1 10:00 Pathé 1 [d.s.] Sun 25-1 22:30 Oude Luxor [d.s.] Fri 30-1 19:00 Doelen WBZ [d.s.] Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 20:00 LV3 [e.s.]

The economic crisis is never far away in contemporary Greek cinema. Not surprisingly: the country has been hit extremely hard. Where other films often resort to metaphor, A Blast is explicit in its handling of the consequences of the financial malaise. Maria (Angeliki Papoulia, seen previously in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Dogtooth and Alps) puts her children in the car, drops them with her sister and leaves. What she is running from and what her plan is gradually become clear. The film shows nonchronologically that Maria’s seemingly pleasant life is built on sand. Her mother has a huge tax debt, her brother-in-law turns out to be a neoNazi and even her loving husband has skeletons in his closet. The desperate rage with which Maria turns her life upside down is constantly palpable in this energetic second feature by Syllas Tzoumerkas. Intense sex scenes and emotional explosions make A Blast a daring, unpredictable drama.

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Eden Mia Hansen-Løve

France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 131 min, French/English Prod: Charles Gillibert | Prod Comp: CG Cinema | Sc: Mia Hansen-Løve, Sven Hansen-Løve | Cam: Denis Lenoir | Ed: Marion Monnier | Prod Des: Anna Falguères | Sound Des: Vincent Vatoux, Damien Tronchot, Caroline Reynaud | Music: Daft Punk, Joe  | With: Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Laura Smet, Vincent Lacoste, Vincent Macaigne, Greta Gerwig, Golshifteh Farahani | Sales: Kinology | Distr NL: Cinéart Netherlands Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 21:45 Pathé 2 Sat 24-1 19:00 Doelen WBZ Thu 29-1 18:30 Pathé 5 Sat 31-1 12:45 Pathé 1

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Paris 1992: literature student Paul (Félix de Givry) dreams of a career as a DJ. With his friend Stan, he forms the DJ duo Cheers, but their electronic dance music has little success. Thomas and Guy-Man of Daft Punk, on the other hand, are a very different story – and Paul keeps running into them at underground parties. Daft Punk go on to achieve worldwide success. Later, Paul becomes depressed, which is not helped by the amount of cocaine he is taking. Director Mia Hansen-Løve, who based the story on the life of her brother and co-screenwriter DJ Sven Love, shows what becomes of Paul over the course of twenty years; his path from partygoer to organising DJ; how the euphoria of drugs, music and love can very easily degenerate into the disillusionment of financial setbacks, drug addiction and depression. Eden gives a truthful, at times poignant impression of two decades of garage in the French club scene – naturally, with lots of music.

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After the Smoke Clears Three incredible testimonies about people who made decisions with far-reaching consequences during times of war. Public SCREENINGS Sun 25-1 14:30 LantarenVenster 3 Mon 26-1 14:30 LantarenVenster 3

I Am a Spy Sarah Wood

In a diaristic film that reflects on archives, surveillance and history making, Sarah Wood asks, ‘We invented cinema, but in an age when we can move more and see more than any other point in history, why have we become so watchful and so performative?’ WORLD PREMIERE

UK, 2015 | colour/b&w, video, 22 min, English Prod: Sarah Wood | Sc: Sarah Wood | Ed: Lucy Harris | Prod Des: Sarah Wood | Sound Des: Sarah Wood | Print/Sales: Sarah Wood | wonderfulworldofwoohoo.blogspot.co.uk

As Soon As Weather Will Permit Su Rynard

Breaking his silence after decades, he shared with his niece, the filmmaker, the story of his participation in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. In this double-screen work, Rynard uses found footage and her uncle’s detailed personal archive. An extremely unsettling story. EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Canada, 2014 | colour/b&w, DCP, 15 min, English Prod: Su Rynard | Sc: Su Rynard | Cam: Su Rynard | Ed: Su Rynard, Dennis Day | Sound Des: Phil Strong | Music: Phil Strong | Print/Sales: Vtape | www.surynard.com

Bis an den Himmel und noch viel mehr

Up to the Sky and Much Much More Barbara Meter

Barbara Meter tells her father Leo Meter’s life story using the impressive series of slides, photos and letters her father sent her after being arrested by the Gestapo and deported to the Eastern Front. Beautiful, poignant record of a unique man told by the daughter who never met him. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour/b&w, DCP, 35 min, Dutch/German Prod: Karel Doing | Prod Comp: Studio één | Sc: Barbara Meter | Cam: Barbara Meter, Karel Doing | Ed: Barbara Meter, Maaki Nurmeots | Print/ Sales: Studio één | www.doingfilm.nl/studio/brief_aan_leo.html

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Arcadian Field Notes

Atlantis

Escaping reality as a survival strategy. A free-wheeling tour of spiritual, cosmological and mythological stories and histories from Greece to Trinidad.

Ben Russell

Public SCREENINGS Sat 24-1 17:00 LantarenVenster 2 Sun 25-1 12:00 LantarenVenster 2

Se essa lua fossa minha Moon Street

Larissa Lewandoski, Pedro Gossler

Garibaldi Street in the port town of Porto Alegre is the domain of outcasts. The street and the moon united, inspired by Edward Nkoloso’s dream of a Zambian space programme. Moon Street’s brand new perspective on its inhabitants’ existence seems to free them from earthly worries, like astronauts in the cosmos. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Brazil, 2014 | colour, DCP, 15 min, Portuguese Prod: Jonas Costa | Sc: Pedro Gossler | Cam: Pedro Gossler | Ed: Francisco Sieczkowski | Prod Des: Clarissa Virmond | Sound Des: Jonas Costa | Print/Sales: Jonas Costa

Field Notes Vashti Harrison

Loosely framed by Plato’s invocation of the lost continent of Atlantis in 360 BC and its re-re-resurrection via a 1970s science-fiction pulp novel, Atlantis is a documentary portrait of Utopia – an island that has never/forever existed... Even as we are slowly sinking, we are happy and content. (Ben Russell) See also Greetings to the Ancestors in compilation programme Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2. USA/Malta, 2014 | colour, DCP, 23 min, Maltese/English Prod: Ben Russell | Prod Comp: Kinemastik | Cam: Ben Russell | Ed: Ben Russell | Sound Des: Ben Russell | Print/Sales: Ben Russell | www.dimeshow.com

Avant-premières A collection of short supporting films receiving their world or international premieres in Rotterdam this year, all together just for once. Public SCREENING Thu 22-1 16:30 LantarenVenster 5

A Copa do Mundo no Recife The World Cup in Recife

Field Notes is an experimental portrait of the ghosts embedded in the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. The film is structured as a visual and aural field guide to the ghosts, spirits and jumbies througout the island: from personal tales about shape-shifters and bloodsuckers, to the ghosts of Trinidad’s past. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

USA, 2014 | colour/b&w, 16mm, 18 min, English Prod: Vashti Harrison | Cam: Vashti Harrison | Ed: Vashti Harrison | Sound Des: Vashti Harrison | With: voices by Chandra Harrison, Indira Dhaniram, Kamal Ramsawak, Basdai Ballie, Nadie Ballie, Boyer Kanick | Print/Sales: Vashti Harrison | vashtiharrison.com

My Time in the Cult of Melting Ancestors

Kleber Mendonça Filho

In Recife, home town of football legend Rivaldo, almost everyone is crazy about football. As it is overrun by the 2014 World Cup, it also faces enormous social problems and poverty. A fascinating insight into events by inhabitant and filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho. Screens before I Swear I’ll Leave This Town. WORLD PREMIERE

Brazil, 2015 | colour, DCP, 14 min, Portuguese Prod: Emilie Lesclaux | Sc: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Cam: Ernesto Carvalho | Ed: Leonardo Sette, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles | Sound Des: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Print/Sales: CinemaScopio

Goodbye Utopia

Jeremy Couillard

Ding Shiwei

Jeremy Couillard’s My Time in the Cult of Melting Ancestors is perhaps an elaborately animated paean to Super Mario Brothers or maybe even Mussorgsky? But it’s thrillingly impossible to know as we’re piloted through his own personal Pictures at an Exhibition and psychedelic cosmologies unfold and refold.

God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, including ‘Thou shalt not kill’. Humans strive to create the ideal society, killing many on the way. Short, but momentous animation that symbolically, yet clearly shows the rise and tragedy of various utopias. Screens before Fort Buchanan.

WORLD PREMIERE

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

USA, 2015 | colour, video, 19 min, English

China, 2014 | b&w, video, 8 min, no dialogue

Prod: Jeremy Couillard | Sc: Jeremy Couillard | Ed: Jeremy Couillard | Sound Des: Jeremy Couillard | Print: Jeremy Couillard | Sales: Louis B James Gallery | www.jeremycouillard.com

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Prod: Han Hui | Sc: Ding Shiwei | Cam: Ding Shiwei | Ed: Ding Shiwei | Prod Des: Ding Shiwei | Sound Des: Mabonona | Music: Mabonona | Print/Sales: Ding Shiwei | www.dingshiwei.com

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Quantum.

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Menunggu kabar Waiting for News

Flatform

Yandy Laurens

Quantum. looks like a static shot of an Italian mountain village, with highlighted details. The distance to the events on the horizon vanishes while the activities sound like they are taking place nearby. Like miniatures. Exciting game with light and sound between night and day. Screens before Legacy. WORLD PREMIERE

Italy, 2015 | colour, video, 8 min, no dialogue Prod: Rosa Meins, Stefania Cecere | Prod Comp: RAG Film, Bezirk Wedding Produktion | Sc: Flatform | Cam: Raffaele Ingegno, Delia Simonetti | Ed: Flatform | Sound Des: Flatform | With: Raffaele Cuna, Maria Luisa Inga, Mario Martena, Roberta Martena, Mario Pasquariello | Print/Sales: Flatform | www.flatform.it

Fluid camerawork follows Marcel, a seven-year-old at the orphanage in Serui in Papua waiting for a call from his brother Hans, an aspiring professional footballer in the distant capital. Glimpse of the life of a boy with a dream. The director dreamt of being a basketball player and understood Marcel. Screens before Siti. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Indonesia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 7 min, Indonesian Prod: Sheila Timothy, Naomi Lie | Prod Comp: LifeLike Pictures | Sc/Cam/Ed/ Prod Des: Yandy Laurens | Sound Des: Agnes Hansella Binti | With: Jimmy Kobogau, Marcel Wopi, Mince Elsina Waroi | Print: Naomi Lie | Sales: LifeLike Pictures | www.lifelikepictures.co/menunggu-kabar

Playground Crowds

Gerco de Ruijter

Geert Mul, Michel Banabila

A battle between nature and culture, between organic rye-grass and artificial turf. American football is played on rectangular fields, 120 yards long and 160 feet wide. These dimensions defined the framework for this film. Made with images found in Google Earth. Screens before Hometown.

As intensity of the sounds of the crowd and instruments increases, so does the abstraction of the images: together they nail the essence of mob mentality, the fury and the ecstasy; the visceral thrill of being part of something bigger than yourself. This needs to be viewed large and loud! Screens before Fashion House Marga Weimans.

WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, video, 3 min, no dialogue Prod: Gerco de Ruijter | Sc/Cam/Ed: Gerco de Ruijter | Sound Des: Michel Banabila | Music: Michel Banabila | Sales: LIMA | Distr. NL: LIMA | www.gercoderuijter.com

WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, video, 6 min, no dialogue Prod: Geert Mul | Sc: Geert Mul, Michel Banabila | Cam: Geert Mul | Ed: Geert Mul | Sound Des: Michel Banabila | Music: Michel Banabila | Print/Sales: Geert Mul | www.geertmul.nl

Kinabukasan The Day After Adolfo Alix Jr.

Adolfo Alix is fast becoming the most prolific filmmaker ever, but so far he had never made a short film. It was also the first time for older actress Nora Aunor. Painful loss is depicted in a classical style. A young author has committed suicide and an older woman peruses the manuscripts. Screens before Gentle. EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Philippines, 2014 | colour, DCP, 16 min, Tagalog Prod: Adolfo Alix Jr., Lou Gopez | Prod Comp: Phoenix Features | Sc: Jerry Gracio | Cam: Albert Banzon | Ed: Benjamin Tolentino | Prod Des: Adolfo Alix Jr., Bobet Lopez | Sound Des: Alex Tomboc | With: Nora AunorAlden RichardsRosanna Roces | Print/Sales: Phoenix Features

Giants Damian Marcano

After Trinidadian director Damian Marcano won the Yellow Robin Award for his feature God Loves the Fighter at IFFR Curaçao 2014, he spent two months in Rotterdam, where he made the short film Giants. A moving story about youngsters in Rotterdam and who they look up to, their giants. IFFR project in collaboration with A View with a Room. Screens before God Loves the Fighter. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 10 min, Dutch/English Prod: Damian Marcano, Eric Dullaert | Prod Comp: Blue Cinamon Group, Cultureel Denkwerk | Print/Sales: Blue Cinamon Group

Angelus Novus Aboozar Amini

Afghani refugee Ali and his brother have just arrived in Turkey where, surrounded by many other refugees, his family tries to build a new life. The boys earn their living shining shoes. When one day their spot has been taken, their fragile existence and dreams of a better future hang by a thread. Screens before Hearts Know * the Runaway Brides. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands/UK/Afghanistan, 2014 | colour, DCP, 25 min, Farsi/Turkish Prod: Jia Zhao, Mahshad Afshar, Aboozar Amini | Prod Comp: Silk Road Film Salon BV, London Film School | Sc: Aboozar Amini | Cam: Dawood Hilmandi | Ed/Prod Des: Aboozar Amini | Sound Des: Matteo Taheri | Music: Matt Thurtell | With: Erdem Sahin, Nik Mohammad Nazari | Print/Sales: Silk Road Film Salon BV | www.facebook.com/angelusnovusfilm

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Below the Surface

Zement

Studying what takes place just under the surface is what these films have in common. Testimonies of place that have lost their innocence.

Bettina Nürnberg, Dirk Peuker

Relief

The film grapples with the past and present of a residential development built in the aftermath of World War II on the site of a former concentration camp. The housing development retained the erstwhile camp’s water supply, sewage system and roads, and reclaimed some of its materials. (Dominik Kamalzadeh)

Calum Walter

Austria/Germany, 2014 | colour, DCP, 12 min, German

Relief revisits footage gathered at the scene of a car accident. Using the moving image in various states of transformation, the piece looks at the ambience of a violent event, and imagines itself as its sole artefact. Images are presented as rogue data, perhaps unreliable, with both human and mechanical origins.

Undead Sun

Public SCREENINGS Sat 24-1 14:45 LantarenVenster 2 Sun 25-1 19:45 LantarenVenster 2

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

USA, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 5 min, no dialogue Prod: Calum Walter | Cam: Calum Walter | Ed: Calum Walter | Sound Des: Calum Walter | Print/Sales: Calum Walter | www.calumwalter.com

The Old Jewish Cemetery Sergei Loznitsa

In this film, dedicated to Riga’s Jewish community, Loznitsa takes us to one of the city’s poorest districts and the Old Jewish Cemetery park where a group of alcoholics, young toughs and American tourists feel at home. There is little to remind us of this former Jewish cemetery’s violent history. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Netherlands/Latvia, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 20 min, no dialogue Prod: Maria Choustova-Baker, Sergei Loznitsa, Antra Gaile | Prod Comp: ATOMS & VOID BV, Mistrus Media | Sc: Sergei Loznitsa | Cam: Serhiy Stetsenko | Ed: Sergei Loznitsa, Danielius Kokanausdis | Sound Des: Vladimir Golovnitski | Print/Sales: ATOMS & VOID BV | www.loznitsa.com

Requiem to a Shipwreck Janis Rafailidou

Prod: Dirk Peuker | Sc: Bettina Nürnberg, Dirk Peuker | Cam: Bettina Nürnberg, Dirk Peuker | Ed: Bettina Nürnberg, Dirk Peuker | Sound Des: Christian Obermaier | With: voice by Christine Groß | Print/Sales: sixpackfilm | www.dirkpeuker.de

Louise Wilson, Jane Wilson

Mixing historical drama, animation and essayistic elements, the Wilsons consider the disguises involved in warfare – the camouflage against enemies and the concealment of wounds in ensuing years. A uniquely female take on the subject, women are shown to weave the cloaks of invisibility. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

UK, 2014 | colour, DCP, 14 min, English Prod: Ohna Falby | Sc: Jane Wilson, Louise Wilson | Cam: Martin Testar | Ed: Daniel Goddard | Prod Des: Nicholas Mortimer | Sound Des: Barnaby Templar | Music: Barnaby Templar | Print/ Sales: Film & Video Umbrella | www.fvu.co.uk/projects/detail/artists/jane-louise-wilson

The Liquid Casket/ Wilderness of Mirrors Paul Clipson

In The Liquid Casket Clipson, like some reckless traveller driven by a Mabusian force, takes us on a journey, hypnotically guiding us through a realm of dreams that seems to consist solely of light, shapes and colours. Shot on and screened from film. Soundtrack by sound artist and composer Lawrence English. WORLD PREMIERE

USA/UK/Switzerland, 2015 | colour/b&w, 16mm, 10 min, no dialogue Prod: Paul Clipson | Cam: Paul Clipson | Ed: Paul Clipson | Sound Des: Paul Clipson | Music: Lawrence English | Print/Sales: Paul Clipson | www.withinmirrors.org

Part of Janis Rafa’s series about the term requiem: an act performed in honour of a tragic event. In this case, a video for the 32 victims of the disaster in which the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized off the Italian coast on 13 January 2012. WORLD PREMIERE

Greece/Netherlands, 2015 | colour, video, 11 min, no dialogue Prod: Dragan Bakema | Prod Comp: Popov Film | Sc: Janis Rafa | Cam: Thodoros Mihopoulos GSC | Ed: Janis Rafa | Sound Des: Aris Athanasopoulos | Music: Aris Athanasopoulos | Print/Sales: Popov Film | www.janisrafailidou.co.uk

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BKK <=> SJJ

Cinema of Rods and Cones

Bangkok-Sarajevo return. Three filmmakers commute between Asia and Europe, providing their various impressions. They all went there and will one day have to return.

We use our eyes to look. That sounds logical, but how exactly does that work? And, don’t we use all our senses in the cinema? How much do images make a film? And, what does sound do?

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Dao Indie

In Waking Hours

Auntie Maam Has Never Had a Passport

Sarah Vanagt, Katrien Vanagt

Sorayos Prapapan

Early last year, Thailand was torn apart by mass demonstrations that resulted in the umpteenth military takeover. Not the airiest of backgrounds for a playful, political satire. Auntie Naam is a foot masseuse, but sometimes plays in independent films. One day she is invited to a film festival abroad.

In 1632, Dr Plempius from Amsterdam conceived an experiment into vision. One sets up a freshly deceased cow’s eye in a darkened room and the painting that emerges perfectly depicts all the objects in the outside world. Sarah Vanagt films her niece, historian Katrien Vanagt, meticulously following the master’s instructions.

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Thailand, 2014 | colour, DCP, 14 min, Thai

Belgium, 2015 | colour, DCP, 18 min, English

Prod: Sorayos Prapapan | Prod Comp: Minimal Animal | Sc: Sorayos Prapapan | Cam: Weeranuch Laometakone | Ed: Sorayos Prapapan | Prod Des: Sitthirat Pongsinpornrak | Sound Des: Sorayos Prapapan | Music: Mocca Garden | With: Karuna Luktumtong | Print/Sales: Minimal Animal | www.facebook.com/auntiemaam

Prod: Sarah Vanagt | Prod Comp: Balthasar | Sc: Sarah Vanagt, Katrien Vanagt | Cam: Artur Castro Freire | Ed: Effi Weiss | Sound Des: Philippe Ciompi | Print/Sales: Balthasar | www.balthasar.be

Thursday Anocha Suwichakornpong, Šejla Kamerić

Thursday resulted from the famous Danish CPH-Dox projects whereby two filmmakers (one European, one nonEuropean) collaborate. Suwichakornpong and Kameric wrote visual dialogues from Asia and Europe, as it were. Here shown as a film, but also suitable as an installation. WORLD PREMIERE

Thailand/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2015 | colour, DCP, 44 min, no dialogue Prod Comp: SCCA/pro.ba, Electric Eel Films | Sc: Anocha Suwichakornpong, ejla Kameric | Cam: Boonyanuch Kraithong, Erol Zubcević, Wichanon Somumjarn, Vladimir Trivic, Ming Kai Leung, Timur Makarevic | Ed: Katatorn Suknin, Dejan Curic | Sound Des: Igor Ćamo | With: Busarin Seengam, Džana Pinjo, Witchuta Watjanarat, Maja Izetbegovic, Maja Juric | Print: Electric Eel Films | Sales: SCCA/pro.ba | www.sejlakameric.com

Sightings: Habitat Sabrina Ratté

Ratté brings depth to the otherwise flat surface of the video screen by layering a series of moirés and checkerboards. She invites us to wander around in a mysterious modular structure. The viewer is positioned at the precipice of a burning horizon. The images are matched by an elegant score by Roger Tellier-Craig. WORLD PREMIERE

Canada, 2015 | colour, video, 6 min, no dialogue Prod: Sabrina Ratté | Ed: Sabrina Ratté | Sound Des: Roger Tellier-Craig | Music: Roger Tellier-Craig | Print/Sales: Sabrina Ratté | www.sabrinaratte.com

Langkah bodoh sapi gemuk

Black

Foolish Steps of a Fat Cow

Anouk De Clercq

Ghazi Alqudcy

Video diary of a gay, Singaporean filmmaker who doesn’t feel at home in Sarajevo. He decides to go to Berlin, a more gay-friendly city. He is guilt-ridden and wishes to apologise to someone he met there. This diary film exhibits the self-deprecation and matter-of-factness of the genre. WORLD PREMIERE

Bosnia and Herzegovina/Singapore, 2015 | colour, video, 20 min, Malay/English/German

Prod: Ghazi Alqudcy | Prod Comp: WideWall Studio | Sc/Cam/Ed/Prod Des/ Sound Des: Ghazi Alqudcy | Music: Kevin Macleod | With: Ghazi Alqudcy, Naresh Subhash | Print/Sales: WideWall Studio | www.ghazialqudcy.com

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Black refers to black as the core component of the visual and is an ode to darkness. When the lights go out, the auditorium and the screen become one in a boundless space. The screen, the auditorium and the audience share a sudden invisibility. An experience at once personal and collective. WORLD PREMIERE

Belgium, 2015 | b&w, 35mm, 5 min, silent Prod: Marie Logie | Prod Comp: Auguste Orts | Sc: Anouk De Clercq | Ed: Anouk De Clerq | Prod Des: Anouk De Clerq, Michaël Bussaer | Print/Sales: Auguste Orts | www.portapak.be

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cinéma

City Dwellers

Dorit Margreiter

Probing freedom’s boundaries in modern cities. About the explosion of parking places in São Paulo, a group of young people in Hanoi and an extravagant American subculture.

Very subtle, silent film of shifting lines and planes, lit and in shadow, created by a slowly rotating mobile of the letters that spell ‘cinema’. The artist has made a wondrous cinematographic work in dialogue with the art collection of Dieter and Gertraud Bogner. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

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J’ai oublié!

Austria, 2014 | colour, DCP, 9 min, silent

I Forgot!

Prod: Gertraud Bogner, Dieter Gertraub | Prod Comp: Bogner cc | Cam: Hannes Böck, Dorit Margreiter | Ed: Dorit Margreiter | Print/Sales: Dorit Margreiter | www.doritmargreiter.net

Eduardo Williams

Zu Hanne Darboven/ Abschliessend On Hanne Darboven/In Conclusion

We follow a group of youngsters in Hanoi experiencing the city’s freedom, sensuality and boundaries. From the supermarket to the outdoor bar, on the back of a moped, over bridges, past orchards, to the roof of a housing complex under construction. Hao and his friends climb, jump and tempt the gravity of their daily lives. France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 29 min, Vietnamese

Thomas Mohr

Thomas Mohr took 1,853 photographs of the exhibition The Order of Time and Things in Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid, which exhibited artist Hanne Darboven’s home studio. Rhythmically edited to her composition Requiem, op. 22, book 61, the photos and music pulsate. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 8 min, no dialogue Prod: Thomas Mohr | Cam: Thomas Mohr | Ed: Thomas Mohr | Music: Hanne Darboven | Print/Sales: LIMA

NOT AND OR Simon Payne

Prod: Amaury Ovise | Prod Comp: Kazak Productions | Sc: Eduardo Williams | Cam: Eduardo Williams | Ed: Florence Bresson | Sound Des: Claire Cahu | Print: Kazak Productions | Sales: Agence du Court Métrage

E Alexandre Wahrhaftig, Miguel Antunes Ramos, Helena Ungaretti

E stands for estacionamento, P for parking. The pleasant E reveals São Paulo’s continuous transformation, weighed down by traffic and parking problems. Old houses knocked down to utilise every inch and high-tech drive-in homes for the rich. Brazil, 2013 | colour, DCP, 17 min, Portuguese

Simon Payne describes NOT AND OR as ‘black-and-white quadrilaterals spinning in virtual space that alternate with the same static shapes re-filmed from a screen in real space.’ It sounds understated but has an extraordinary effect, stretching our brain’s powers of perception to their absolute limit. United Kingdom, 2014 | colour/b&w, video, 18 min, silent Prod: Simon Payne | Cam: Simon Payne | Ed: Simon Payne | Print/Sales: LUX | www.simonrpayne.co.uk

Prod: Juliana Donato | Prod Comp: Mira Filmes | Sc: Miguel Antunes Ramos | Cam: Alexandre Wahrhaftig | Ed: Lia Kulakaiskas | Prod Des: Joana Brasiliano | Sound Des: Daniel Turini | Sales: Mira Filmes | www.mirafilmes.net

Buffalo Juggalos Scott Cummings

The Insane Clown Posse is one of the most radical hip-hop crews in the US. Their fans have adopted a tribe ethos that has become a subculture. The film is composed of disturbing scenes shot in long takes in which the Juggalos perform acts of violence, mayhem, sex, wrestling and destruction. ‘Erase irony. Evade narrative. Give as much as you get. Seek sincerity.’ (SC) USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 30 min, English Prod: Shrihari Sathe, Eliza Hittman, Molly Gandour | Prod Comp: Infinitum Productions | Sc: Scott Cummings | Cam: Nandan Rao | Ed: Scott Cummings | Prod Des: James Armstrong Boxer | Sound Des: Gene Park | Music: Locrian | Print/Sales: Buffalo Juggalos | buffalojuggalosfilm.tumblr.com

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The Dragon Is the Frame

The Dragon Is the Frame

Hitchcockian intrigue abounds in a programme that sends love letters sparkling with association and visual experimentation as it chases lost potentials, new beginnings and interrogates the frame for all it’s got.

Mary Helena Clark

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A tribute to artist Mark Aguhar, Clark’s diary-like film could be compared to opening a mystery novel in the middle of the book. While the clues don’t lead to answers, their gentle tone invites us to keep looking and reminds us that the search is necessary.

Lucas

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Pablo Pijnappel

Prod: Mary Helena Clark | Prod Comp: Anterior Arts | Sc: Mary Helena Clark | Ed: Mary Helena Clark | Prod Des: Mary Helena Clark | Sound Des: Mary Helena Clark | Print/ Sales: Anterior Arts | www.lightcone.org/en/filmmaker-2300-mary-helena-clark

USA, 2014 | colour/b&w, 16mm, 14 min, English

Partly based on A Certain Lucas by Julio Cortazari, Pijnappel’s Lucas hinges on the twists and turns of storytelling. In a gentle play with association, a narrator tells the story of Lucas’s encounters in a French bistro. Brazil/Netherlands, 2013 | colour, 16mm, 11 min, Portuguese Prod: Pablo Pijnappel | Sc: Pablo Pijnappel | Cam: Pedro Urano | Ed: Pablo Pijnappel | Prod Des: Vivian Caccuri, Pedro Urano | With: Pablo Pijnappel | Print: Galerie Juliette Jongma | Sales: Pablo Pijnappel | www.ambachandrice.com/artists/pijnappel-pablo

Accent Grave on Ananas Tamara Henderson

Accent Grave on Ananas is a full threeminute slice of gorgeously flawed pop perfection. Henderson’s gleeful free associations and in-camera choreography sculpt a dream landscape from signs of waking life. We’re on paradise beach, but still no one’s answering the phone.

Your Silent Face (fucking finland series) Seamus Harahan

Part of Harahan’s ongoing work ‘Fucking Finland’, which traces unintended cultural chinks and links in the old Iron Curtain, Your Silent Face is a melancholic slab of perfect pop and startlingly intuitive documentary video, shot on the docks of Rostock as a Baltic ferry leaves port for Hanko, Finland. WORLD PREMIERE

Ireland/Finland/UK, 2015 | colour, video, 6 min, English Prod: Seamus Harahan | Cam: Seamus Harahan | Ed: Seamus Harahan | Prod Des: Seamus Harahan | Sound Des: Seamus Harahan | Print/Sales: Seamus Harahan

Depositions Luke Fowler

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USA/Canada, 2013 | colour, 16mm, 3 min, no dialogue Prod: Dan Riley | Prod Comp: Rodeo | Sc: Tamara Henderson | Cam: Tamara Henderson | Ed: Tamara Henderson | Prod Des: Tamara Henderson | Sound Des: Dan Riley | Music: Dan Riley | Print/Sales: Rodeo

After After the End Laure Prouvost

Sounds and images from the television archive of BBC Scotland are the soil upon which Fowler scatters his fleeting thoughts on eccentricity, collectivity and lost potential. Clashes of thoughts on lifestyle choices and future uncertainties are played out in a quietly romantic montage. See also To the Editor of Amateur Photographer. United Kingdom, 2014 | colour/b&w, DCP, 25 min, English Prod: Luke Fowler | Cam: Luke Fowler | Ed: Luke Fowler | Sound Des: Sergei Tcherepnin | Music: Lee Patterson  | Print/Sales: LUX | www.lux.org.uk/collection/artists/luke-fowler

After After the End begins appropriately enough with scrolling end credits. It’s a fascinating film, which smashes and grabs elements from Prouvost’s The Wanderer (2011) to set the scene for a Kafkaesque trial of cinema’s narritive devices and techniques. Laure Provoust’s mastery of her medium reigns supreme. United Kingdom, 2014 | colour, DCP, 9 min, English Prod: Laure Prouvost | Print/Sales: LUX | www.laureprouvost.com

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F for Focus

Primate Colors

The tension between the composition and the essay, the auditory and the visual. Structures and processes in the world behind the immediately observable, slaloming between the overall picture and the eye for detail.

Elke Marhöfer, Mikhail Lylov

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Intuitively shot record of capitalist reality’s flip side with tight focus on the most practical sides of global trade. Primate Colors doesn’t pass judgement, but provides a jarring impression of current consumption and the alienating reality behind the metaphoric label Made in China. WORLD PREMIERE

LoveSong

Hong Kong/Germany, 2015 | colour, DCP, 31 min, no dialogue Prod: Mikhail Lylov, Elke Marhöfer | Prod Comp: Ding Dong | Cam: Elke Marhöfer | Ed: Mikhail Lylov, Elke Marhöfer | Sound Des: Marian Mentrup | Print/Sales: Ding Dong | www.whateverbeing.de

Robert Todd

A study into the tonality of light, shadow and movement. Magnificent close-ups of a piano tuner and a delicate interplay of lines on fresh snow perfectly balanced by the atmospheric soundtrack. Prolific filmmaker Robert Todd’s LoveSong adds a fully-fledged work to his extensive oeuvre.

Free Your Mind Three quests and calls for freedom and happiness; in Russia, Uganda and Brazil. Personal, hopeful, poetic, sexual, explicit, politic and above all liberating!

USA, 2014 | colour/b&w, DCP, 6 min, no dialogue Prod: Robert Todd | Sc: Robert Todd | Cam: Robert Todd | Ed: Robert Todd | Prod Des: Robert Todd | Sound Des: Robert Todd | Music: Dana Christensen, Robert Todd | With: Dana Christensen | Print/Sales: Emerson College | www.roberttoddfilms.com

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F for Fibonacci

Who Can Be Happy and Free?

Beatrice Gibson

With William Gaddis’ novel JR as a starting point, Gibson contemplates whether art and business are determined by chance or construction. As we watch Mr. Money build his financial empire on Minecraft, the densely referential ‘anti-essay’ unfolds into a boldly mischievous and cutting satire. WORLD PREMIERE

UK, 2015 | colour, DCP, 16 min, English Prod: Beatrice Gibson | Cam: Nicholas Gordon | Ed: Beatrice Gibson | Sound Des: Beatrice Gibson | With: Clay Barnard Chodzko, Anton Lukoszevieze, Max Keiser | Print/Sales: LUX | www.dliub.org

Lyubov Matyunina

Ljoebov Matjunina translated the poem Who Can Be Happy and Free in Russia by Nikolaj Nekrasov (from 1877) into a hopeful film about today’s Russia. The poem was written under Tzarist rule after the abolition of serfdom; the film was made under President Putin, after the foray into Ukraine. Netherlands/Russia, 2014 | colour, video, 15 min, Russian Prod: Lyubov Matyunina | Prod Comp: lubudubum | Sc: based on a poem by Nikolay Nekrasov | Cam: Lyubov Matyunina | Ed: Lyubov Matyunina | Music: Alexander Oleynik, South Pekistan | Print/Sales: Lyubov Matyunina | www.lubudubum.com

Kuhani

sequenza

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

Manon de Boer, George van Dam

Intimate film based on Sequenza VIII for solo violin by Luciano Berio. The cohesion between the composition’s rhythm and structure and the moving images enable deeper immersion in the piece. Body and instrument dissolve into abstract details and dance away in the sound space. Belgium, 2014 | colour, DCP, 14 min, no dialogue Prod: Marie Logie | Prod Comp: Auguste Orts | Cam: Léo Lefèvre | Ed: Manon de Boer, George van Dam | Sound Des: Jaroslaw Frankowski | Music: George van Dam | With: George van Dam | Print/Sales: Auguste Orts | www.augusteorts.be

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An African priest struggles with his passion and conscience. Kuhani is the eclectic tale of the moral clash in Uganda, where church, state and populism repress sexual minorities. Inspired by the work of Catholic priest Anthony Musaala, persecuted as part of the contentious anti-gay law. Uganda, 2013 | colour, DCP, 7 min, English Prod: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine | Sc: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine | Cam: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine | Ed: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine | Prod Des: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine | Sound Des: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine | Music: Anania Ngoliga | With: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Anania Ngoliga, Irene Sanga, Abiodun Ojora, Charlotte Cornwell | Print/Sales: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine | www.gumadesign.com

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Nova Dubai

Pendekar kesepian

Gustavo Vinagre

Yusron Fuadi

Real estate development threatens the habitat of a group of friends in a midsized Brazilian city. They want to feel secure and yet free, and attempt to come to grips with the city and their lives using sex. They fuck in playgrounds, empty apartments, on building sites and in quarries. A film that attracts and repels – raw, political and poetic.

Not the first single-shot film, nor probably the last, but here the concept feels fresh and suits the content. On a camping trip, four friends stare at the stars. They talk about Clint Eastwood, aliens, coffee and, of course, sex. Young Indonesians prove to be charming conversationalists.

Brazil, 2014 | colour, DCP, 50 min, Portuguese

Indonesia, 2014 | colour, video, 24 min, Javanese/Indonesian

Prod: Max Eluard | Prod Comp: Avoa Filmes | Sc: Gustavo Vinagre | Cam: Matheus Rocha | Ed: Rodrigo Carneiro | Prod Des: Fernando Zuccolotto | Sound Des: Jonathan Macías | With: Gustavo Vinagre, Bruno D’Ugo, Fernando Maia, Hugo Guimarães | Print/ Sales: Avoa Filmes | www.facebook.com/pages/Nova-Dubai/293224100877388

Prod: Yusron Fuadi | Sc: Yusron Fuadi | Cam: Yusron Fuadi | Ed: Yusron Fuadi | Sound Des: Istiyono | Music: Ketut Sumerjana | With: Eka Nusa Pertiwi, Yusron Fuadi, Aditya Utama, Chiang Fuk Ban | Print/Sales: Yusron Fuadi

How’s the Weather in the Far East?

Dahdi

New Dubai

As varied and unpredictable as the weather. From children’s animation to Facebook horror. What do they have in common? Being well made, if not cleverly. Like a candy store. Public SCREENINGS Sun 25-1 22:15 LantarenVenster 3 Mon 26-1 14:15 LantarenVenster 5

First Launch

Lonely Wolf

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Granny

Kirsten Tan

Every refugee story touches on the truth. An old woman living alone on an island near Singapore is warned about boat people. She finds a Burmese girl in her home and seems to adopt her like a daughter, but life is more realistic. The film is also more realistic with an exceptional actress in the role of Granny. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Wang Wei-Xiu

Singapore, 2014 | colour, DCP, 18 min, Bahasa/Mandarin/Burmese/English

Veteran maker of short films, John Shu views Wang’s film as the future of Taiwanese animation. A future that will combine great technical ingenuity with charming stories and characters: Taiwanese children’s animation comes of age. The lead, Little Scissors, dreams of being a space heroine and gets her chance. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Taiwan | , DCP, 14 min, no dialogue Prod: Wang Wei-Xiu | Sc: Wang Wei-Xiu | Ed: Wang Wei-Xiu | Sound Des: James Liu | Music: Wei Shi-Xiang | With: voices of Lai Yi-Fang, Xie Yi-Fan | Print/Sales: Wang Wei-Xiu | www.first-launch.com

A ba de tien chi yu bao Weather Report of the End John Hsu

| Prod Comp: E&W Films | Sc: Kirsten Tan | Cam: Pepe Avila Del Pino | Ed: Sara Shaw | Prod Des: Yang Ke Liang | Sound Des: Lim Tingli | Music: Matt Kelly | With: Li Hwa, Siti Nurul Huda Bte M. Azahary | Print/Sales: E&W Films | www.ewfilms.com.sg/dahdi

Deleted Nitas Sinwattanakul

Nick is a young woman trying to put her life back together after the death of her husband years ago. However she can’t forget her past. The harder she tries, the more tenaciously it haunts her. A small horror film in the classic style yet set in the social media era. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Thailand, 2013 | colour, video, 17 min, Thai Prod: Nitas Sinwattanakul | Sc: Nitas Sinwattanakul | Cam: Jiratthat Saartium, Puthipat Prikinijchai | Ed: Puthipat Prikinijchai | With: Suchada Ponnpattanasuk | Print/Sales: Nitas Sinwattanakul

Director John Shu has brought short, imaginative films to Rotterdam before. He made this one for the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan. They apparently allowed him to make fun of their profession. This bizarrely funny, small science-fiction film is set in 2078 as farcical space storms hammer the Earth. WORLD PREMIERE

Taiwan, 2015 | colour, DCP, 8 min, Mandarin Prod: Ui-lin Wang | Prod Comp: Rebbit Pictures / Central Weather Bureau Taiwan | Sc: John Hsu | Cam: Wayne Lo | Ed: John Hsu | Sound Des: John Hsu | Music: Ray Tsui, Stephen Ying | With: Wang Tsu-Chiang, Yeh Shin-Chen, Shih Ming-Shuai | Print: John Hsu | Sales: Rebbit Pictures / Central Weather Bureau Taiwan | www.facebook.com/afkplayers

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Imprints Analogue film stock is well-suited to recording the invisible and inexplicable. It provides a human scale to matters that are actually too big to comprehend. Public SCREENINGS Fri 23-1 14:45 LantarenVenster 2 Sat 24-1 12:30 LantarenVenster 2

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sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars Tomonari Nishikawa

Lunar Almanac

35mm colour negative film was buried under fallen leaves near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Visualising invisible radioactivity, the result is a frenzy of flickers of light and scratches. Nishikawa’s abstract film may be his most political, and one that is a joy to behold.

Malena Szlam

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Japan, 2014 | colour, video, 2 min, silent

Lunar Almanac consists of multiple shots of pure moonlight captured on lightsensitive 16mm film in a magical dark box. Developing the film heralds the start of a transformation. In the resulting projection, the moon reveals its phases like a magician revealing his tricks. Canada/Chile, 2014 | colour, 16mm, 4 min, silent Prod: Malena Szlam | Cam: Malena Szlam | Ed: Malena Szlam | Print/Sales: Malena Szlam

Will o’ the Wisp Andrew Kim

This film is an idiosyncratic, stimulating study of paranormal phenomena, which emphatically shows how much people want to believe in the supernatural. The sceptical filmmaker provides contrast: ‘I can’t see ghosts, but film is indeed a perfect medium’.

Prod: Tomonari Nishikawa | Cam: Tomonari Nishikawa | Ed: Tomonari Nishikawa | Sound Des: Tomonari Nishikawa | Print/Sales: Tomonari Nishikawa | www.tomonarinishikawa.com

Wolkenschatten Cloud Shadow

Juan David González Monroy, Anja Dornieden

Hypnotising slideshow of weathered images presents itself as a relic of an imposing event. A village’s inhabitants flee into the darkness of a cave to refresh themselves with projected images. Ultimately, they will pay a high price for their wonderment. Germany, 2014 | colour, 16mm, 17 min, German Prod: Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy | Prod Comp: OJOBOCA | Sc: Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy | Cam: Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy | Ed: Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy | Prod Des: Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy | Sound Des: Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy, Christian Obermaier | Print/Sales: OJOBOCA | www.ojoboca.com

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USA, 2013 | colour, 16mm, 24 min, English Prod: Andrew Kim | Sc: Andrew Kim | Cam: Andrew Kim | Ed: Andrew Kim | Sound Des: Andrew Kim | Print/Sales: Andrew Kim

Razzle Dazzle Jodie Mack

brouillard – passage #14 Alexandre Larose

Repeated walks along the same path, recorded over one another onto the same roll of film by Larose in magnificent 35mm, resulting in an extremely layered one-take film, with which brouillard – passage #14 also provides an impression of the filmmaker’s rich memories of this special place by the lake.

Jodie Mack has been making captivating abstract animations for years. The cine-performance Let Your Light Shine was one of IFFR 2014’s highlights and an unexpected festival hit. Razzle Dazzle is a fitting footnote to it, lending a dizzying new dimension to the illusion of glamour and glitter. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

USA, 2014 | colour, 16mm, 5 min, silent Prod: Jodie Mack | Sc: Jodie Mack | Cam: Jodie Mack | Ed: Jodie Mack | Prod Des: Jodie Mack | Sound Des: Jodie Mack | Print/Sales: Jodie Mack | www.jodiemack.com

Canada, 2014 | colour, 35mm, 1:1.33, 10 min, silent Prod: Alexandre Larose | Cam: Alexandre Larose  | Ed: Alexandre Larose  | Print/Sales: Alexandre Larose

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Me Myself and I

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IFFR invited 14 independent distributors of video art and experimental film from the DINAMO network to each submit a film title on the theme ‘Me, Myself and I’.

Justine Pluvinage

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Cela avait commencé par un accident Everything Started with an Accident

Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel, Vincent Mengin-Lecreulx

Due to her fascination with its complex migration, Lydie Jean-DitPannel has a life-size monarch butterfly tattooed every trip she takes. After 10 years, she has collected 41 butterflies from around the globe, from the first in Quebec to the most recent in Kiev and Hiroshima. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

France, 2014 | colour, video, 9 min, French Prod: Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel | Sc: Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel, Vincent Mengin-Lecreulx | Cam: Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel | Ed: Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel | Prod Des: Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel | Sound Des: Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel | Music: Eliot Z Gualdi | With: voices of Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel, Vincent Mengin-Lecreulx | Print/Sales: Heure Exquise! | www.exquise.org/video.php?id=8872

After ending her nine-year relationship, Justine Pluvinage has no home, little money and plenty of time. She heads to New York for two-and-a-half months to film and have sex. This intimate film is also a confession of how she uses her camera to meet new men. France, 2012 | colour, video, 6 min, French Prod: Justine Pluvinage | Sc: Justine Pluvinage | Cam: Justine Pluvinage | Ed: Justine Pluvinage | Prod Des: Justine Pluvinage | Sound Des: Justine Pluvinage | Print/ Sales: Collectif Jeune Cinéma (CJC) | www.justinepluvinage.com

Super Smile Effie Wu

We witness Effie Wu’s daily routine, but because she never looks away from the camera, she reverses the relationship between watching and being watched, making the audience the object. Moreover, viewers feel increasingly uneasy because she never blinks and always smiles. Germany, 2007 | colour, video, 5 min, no dialogue Prod: Effie Wu | Sc: Effie Wu | Cam: Effie Wu | Ed: Effie Wu | With: Effie Wu | Print/ Sales: Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. | www.effiewu.com

Sexy

Living

Kurdwin Ayub

Frans Zwartjes

Kurdwin Ayub interacts with Miley Cyrus’s video We Can’t Stop. In her room, she observes, imitates and interprets Miley’s video, but whereas the latter is self-confident and sexual, Ayub is mainly insecure and desperate about her exhibitionist side. Austria, 2013 | colour, video, 3 min, no dialogue Prod: Kurdwin Ayub | Sc: Kurdwin Ayub | Cam: David von der Stein | Ed: Kurdwin Ayub | With: Kurdwin Ayub | Print/Sales: sixpackfilm | www.sixpackfilm.com/en/catalogue/filmmaker/4601

Monologi

Frans Zwartjes films himself, camera in hand, while he restlessly wanders around his home with his wife. The music, the empty space and the use of an extremely wide-angle lens create an odd tension. This experimental classic is part of the series Home Sweet Home which explores various rooms at the Zwartjes’ home. Netherlands, 1971 | colour, 16mm, 15 min, no dialogue Prod: Frans Zwartjes | Sc: Frans Zwartjes | Cam: Frans Zwartjes | Ed: Frans Zwartjes | Sound Des: Michel Waisvisz | With: Frans Zwartjes, Trix Zwartjes | Sales: Frans Zwartjes | Distr. NL: EYE Film Institute Netherlands | www.filmbank.nl/regisseur/223

Monologue

Two Faces

Emilia Ukkonen

Hermine Freed

A narcissist expounds his views on life. He boasts about his success with other people’s wives and his work, despising people in general. In the meantime, he eats a plate of spaghetti whilst the camera constantly focuses on his mouth.

In response to the feminist discourse of the 1970s about women being alienated from themselves in a male-dominated society, Hermine Freed tries to contact her self-image and reclaim her body. In split screen we see how Freed caresses and kisses her mirror image.

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Finland, 2013 | colour, video, 6 min, Finnish Prod: Emilia Ukkonen | Sc: Emilia Ukkonen | Cam: Emilia Ukkonen | Ed: Emilia Ukkonen | Sound Des: Erno Selänne | With: Toni Enholm | Print/Sales: AV-arkki | www.emiliaukkonen.com

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USA, 1972 | b&w, DCP, 7 min, no dialogue Prod: Hermine Freed | Sc: Hermine Freed | Cam: Hermine Freed | Ed: Hermine Freed | With: Hermine Freed | Print/Sales: Video Data Bank (VDB) | www.vdb.org/artists/hermine-freed

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Mousukoshi kuttsuite Get Closer

The Footstones in Night Writing

Satake Maki

Emilija Skarnulyte

Stop-motion collage of scraps of photographs of three children all taken at the same table in 1989. At the end, the pieces fall into place revealing a photo of the same kids in 2008. Intimate, moving reflection on time’s inexorable progression.

In the spring of 1986, the filmmaker’s granny Aldona lost her sight due to poisoning of the optic nerve, probably a result of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. The Footstones in Night Writing follows Aldona on her daily outing to Gutras Park where she wanders the past and present simultaneously.

Japan, 2008 | colour, video, 2 min, Japanese Prod: Satake Maki | Prod Comp: Light Cone Distribution | Sc: Satake Maki | Cam: Satake Maki | Ed: Satake Maki | Prod Des: Satake Maki | Sound Des: Satake Maki | Music: Satake Maki | With: Satake Junco, Satake Aya, Satake Shuichi | Print/Sales: Light Cone Distribution | www.makisatake.com

WORLD PREMIERE

Lithuania/Norway/France, 2015 | colour, 16mm, 6 min, no dialogue Prod: Emilija Skarnulyte | Sc: Emilija Skarnulyte | Cam: Emilija Skarnulyte | Ed: Emilija Skarnulyte | Sound Des: Emilija Skarnulyte | Print/Sales: Re:Voir | www.emilijaskarnulyte.com

Shrugging Offing Arid Edge

Lucy Clout

Simulation of the comforting effect of bodily contact without the necessary, physical presence of another body. The film crosses through the third wall producing the same effects in viewers as a body would: excitement, desire, revulsion and, ultimately, sleep. A performance of desire and saturation.

Phil Dadson

United Kingdom, 2013 | colour, DCP, 11 min, English

Bicycle ride through the rugged landscape of the Valle de la Lune in the Atacama in Northern Chile, the driest desert in the world. The cyclist enters a seemingly endless, yet soothing and intimate emptiness. Part of Phil Dadson’s Atacama trilogy.

Prod: Lucy Clout | Sc: Lucy Clout | Cam: Lucy Clout | Ed: Lucy Clout | With: Lucy Clout | Print/Sales: LUX | www.lux.org.uk/collection/artists/lucy-clout

New Zealand, 2014 | colour, video, 8 min, no dialogue

Ego Sumo Version 2

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Prod: Phil Dadson | Sc: Phil Dadson | Cam: Phil Dadson | Ed: Phil Dadson | Prod Des: Phil Dadson | Sound Des: Phil Dadson | Music: Phil Dadson | With: Phil Dadson | Print/Sales: Circuit | www.sonicsfromscratch.co.nz

Emilio López-Menchero

Emilio López-Menchero embodies a Japanese sumo wrestler and enters into combat with his mirror image. A deliberation on the roles of embodiment of the other and amateurism in art. Made for Michel François as part of his exhibition Théatre des opérations (2004). Belgium, 2005 | colour, video, 5 min, no dialogue Prod: Emilio López-Menchero | Sc: Emilio López-Menchero | Cam: Emilio LópezMenchero | Ed: Emilio López-Menchero | Prod Des: Emilio López-Menchero | Sound Des: Emilio López-Menchero | With: Emilio López-Menchero | Print/ Sales: Argos Centre for Art and Media | www.emiliolopez-menchero.be

La perle The Pearl

Colin Is My Real Name Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Reinterpretation of Colin Campbell’s video True/False from 1972 in which Campbell denies and affirms very personal statements about himself and his private life. Filmed on location at Mount Allison University where True/False was also shot. Canada, 2013 | colour, video, 6 min, English Prod: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay | Sc: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay | Cam: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay | Ed: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay | Prod Des: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay | Sound Des: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay | With: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay | Sales: LIMA | Distr. NL: LIMA | www.nemerofsky.ca

Marguerite Lantz

A girl appears to be getting changed, but turns out to be using her mobile phone’s camera to transform herself into the girl in Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, ultimately also adopting the same pose; the pixels become digital brushstrokes. France, 2007 | colour, video, 5 min, no dialogue Prod: Marguerite Lantz | Cam: Marguerite Lantz | Ed: Marguerite Lantz | With: Marguerite Lantz | Print/Sales: Collectif Jeune Cinéma (CJC) | www.margueritelantz.com

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Mined Soil and Quiet Suns

Monuments and Follies

Brooding meditations on hidden histories. The Otolith Group studied Pan-African movements for independence; whist Filipa Cesar reflects the research of Guinea-Bissau’s Amilcar Cabral back upon contemporary Portugal.

Many shapes and sizes of monuments and architecture. Ominous, heralding mankind’s downfall, yet playful like an ode to the world’s principal irrelevancies.

Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 22:15 LantarenVenster 3 Sun 25-1 12:15 LantarenVenster 3

In the Year of the Quiet Sun The Otolith Group, Anjalika Sagar, Kodwo Eshun

The distant sun casts its light on Africa in the 1950-60s as it dreams of its liberation. Postage stamps from the period show the many faces of a moment in history, the fractured experience of which is demonstrated in the essayfilm format. United Kingdom, 2013 | colour, DCP, 33 min, English Prod: Anjalika Sagar, Kodwo Eshun | Ed: Rini Yun Keagy | Sound Des: The Otolith Group, Tyler Friedman, Rini Yun Keagy | Music: Tyler Friedman | Print/Sales: LUX | www.otolithgroup.org

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Embargo Johann Lurf

Night-time, high-tech surveillance video uses circling camera to depict a run-ofthe-mill contemporary business park. All is however not what it seems. The mechanical eye penetrates the initial security level unmasking the camouflage tactics of today’s arms industry using its own tools. WORLD PREMIERE

Austria, 2015 | colour, DCP, 10 min, no dialogue Prod: Johann Lurf | Cam: Johann Lurf | Ed: Johann Lurf | Sound Des: Jung an Tagen | Music: Jung an Tagen | Print/Sales: sixpackfilm | www.johannlurf.net

L'invention du désert Mined Soil Filipa César

Portugal’s Alentejo region, Guinea-Bissau and the writings of agronomist and African liberation leader, Amílcar Cabral, are associatively intertwined. Filipa César’s cogent essay and filmed performance reveal past and present definitions of soil as repositories of exploitation, crisis, arsenal and treasure.

The Invention of the Desert Thibault Le Texier

‘Humans have been our parents, our shepherds, and finally our obsolete children’. Sketch of a post-human landscape that looks suspiciously like ours. The images are taken from architectural videos posted on YouTube. The text comes from research into the singularity theory: artificial intelligence will soon exceed that of humans. France, 2014 | colour, video, 7 min, English

WORLD PREMIERE

Portugal/France, 2015 | colour, video, 30 min, Portuguese/English/German/French Prod: Olivier Marboeuf | Prod Comp: Spectre Productions | Sc: Filipa César | Cam: Matthias Biber, Filipa César | Ed: Filipa César | Prod Des: Joana Botelho, Marta Leite | Sound Des: Nuno da Luz | Print/Sales: Spectre Productions

Prod: Thibault Le Texier | Prod Comp: Atopic | Sc: Thibault Le Texier | Ed: Thibault Le Texier | Prod Des: Atopic | Sound Des: Thibault Le Texier | Music: Thibault Le Texier | With: voice by Eliza Tolan | Print/Sales: Collectif Jeune Cinéma (CJC) | www.letexier.org

Eyrie Stephen Connolly

An abandoned ruin on a mountaintop, Bulgaria’s Buzludzha Monument is the subject of Connolly’s quietly contemplative documentary. While the light coming through the dilapidated roof illuminates a communist past, Connolly makes the space his own with playful gestures and by exploring details. WORLD PREMIERE

UK, 2015 | colour, DCP, 10 min, no dialogue Prod: Stephen Connolly | Sc: Stephen Connolly | Cam: Stephen Connolly | Ed: Stephen Connolly | Sound Des: Stephen Connolly | Print/Sales: Stephen Connolly | www.bubblefilm.net

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Iseeyou

Now Eat My Script

Simon Gush

Mounira Al Solh

Iseeyou takes the slogan of the first multiracial trade union in South Africa and looks at the public representation of labour in Johannesburg. In strong black-and-white images, Gush explores the city’s public monuments dedicated to work and workers and observes how they were celebrated in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa.

It all started with the story of an aunt smuggling a sacrificial lamb across the Syrian-Lebanese border in the boot of her car. However, the script just doesn’t want to become fiction. Al Solh reflects on her artistry, impending motherhood and feminism in the light of the current war and violence in the Middle East.

South Africa, 2013 | b&w, video, 14 min, English

Lebanon, 2014 | colour, video, 25 min, English

Prod: Simon Gush | Sc: Simon Gush | Cam: Simon Gush | Ed: Simon Gush | Prod Des: Simon Gush | Sound Des: Simon Gush | Print/Sales: Simon Gush | www.simongush.net

Prod: Abla Khoury | Prod Comp: Ginger Beirut Productions | Sc: Mounira Al Solh | Cam: Mounira Al Solh | Ed: Mounira Al Solh, Belal Hibri, Clara Sfeir | Prod Des: Karam Ghossein | Sound Des: Nadim Meshlawi | Music: Nadim Meshlawi | Print/Sales: Mounira Al Solh | www.mouniraalsolh.com

San Siro

Personal Museum

Yuri Ancarani

Cameras record the silent workers’ military precision as they prepare Milan’s famous football stadium on match day. Exceptionally detailed architectural or even anatomical portrait of a classical arena. What is at stake here must be of great importance. Italy, 2014 | colour, DCP, 26 min, no dialogue Prod: Isabella Ferilli, Marta Bianchi, Giulia Ferracci | Prod Comp: Sky per il Sociale, Careof DOCVA, MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts | Sc: Yuri Ancarani  | Cam: Yuri Ancarani  | Ed: Yuri Ancarani  | Prod Des: Yuri Ancarani  | Sound Des: Mirco Mencacci  | Music: Lorenzo Senni, Wang Inc.  | Print/Sales: Studio Ancarani | www.yuriancarani.com

Native Speakers Two artists playfully, acutely reflecting on their current lives and work in relation to Islamic culture, which is an indelible part of their existence. Public SCREENINGS Sat 24-1 16:30 LantarenVenster 5 Mon 26-1 16:45 LantarenVenster 2

I comme Iran I for Iran

Imaginary spaces, real ones, a temporary museum for humans and animals, drawn spaces full of depth and perspective: monuments to beauty and riddles. Public SCREENINGS Fri 23-1 20:15 LantarenVenster 3 Sat 24-1 12:15 LantarenVenster 3

Exhibition Talk Sasha Pirker, Lotte Schreiber

Collaboration by two filmmakers who earned their spurs with studies and essays in architectural film. Exhibition Talk poses relevant questions about the functionality of an exhibition space in a revitalised, modernist brewery in Innsbruck. The latter is meticulously catalogued in 16mm. WORLD PREMIERE

Austria, 2015 | colour/b&w, DCP, 9 min, German Prod: Sasha Pirker | Sc: Sasha Pirker, Lotte Schreiber | Cam: Sasha Pirker, Lotte Schreiber | Ed: Sasha Pirke, Lotte Schreiber | Music: Sasha Pirker, Lotte Schreiber | With: voice of Sasha Pirker | Print/Sales: sixpackfilm

Głos mojej duszy Sound of My Soul

Sanaz Azari

During language classes the director is not only taught basic Persian by her teacher, he also opens the gates to Iranian history and culture. Gradually, the lessons morph into a poetic, visual collage that questions the term freedom and the meaning of revolution. Belgium, 2014 | colour, DCP, 50 min, Persian Prod: Cyril Bibas | Prod Comp: Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles | Sc: Sanaz Azari | Cam: Vincent Pinckaers | Ed: Effi Weiss | Sound Des: Laurent Martin | With: Behrouz Majidi | Print/Sales: Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles

Wojciech B ąkowski

Sound of My Soul’s synopsis reads ‘Animated poetic impression with author’s comment.’ It’s to the point but there’s nothing ordinary about the shapes, impositions and miracles of magnification held within his film. The voice-over is dispassionate but there’s steadfast commitment in the film’s daily devotions. Poland, 2014 | colour, video, 13 min, Polish Prod: Wojciech Bakowski | Sc: Wojciech Bakowski | Cam: Wojciech Bakowski | Ed: Wojciech Bakowski | Sound Des: Wojciech Bakowski | Print/Sales: Wojciech Bakowski

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The Basement

Short Special: Basim Magdy

Erik van Lieshout

Profile programme dedicated to the oeuvre of multifaceted Egyptian artist Basim Magdy who primarily explores the space between reality and fiction. Two of his slide projects will be on view alongside five of his videos.

Artist Erik van Lieshout was invited to participate in Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg. He uses this politically charged occasion to allow humans and animals to benefit from art. He sets up camp in the Hermitage’s cellar, where staff voluntarily provide refuge to 100 stray cats. See also WORK. Netherlands, 2014 | colour, DCP, 17 min, Dutch/Russian/English Prod: Suzanne Weenink, Dragan Bakema, Kuba Szutkowski | Prod Comp: Erik van Lieshout BV, Popov Film | Sc: Erik van Lieshout, Suzanne Weenink | Cam: Erik van Lieshout, Kuba Szutkowski | Ed: Core van der Hoeven | With: Erik van Lieshout, Dragan Bakema, Kuba Szutkowski | Print/Sales: Suzanne Weenink | www.erikvanlieshout.com

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A 240 Second Analysis of Failure and Hopefulness (with Coke, Vinegar and other Tear Gas Remedies)

Basim Magdy

The Black Room Robbie Cornelissen, Kees Went

Robbie Cornelissen is known for his large-format drawings in which he allows the viewer to wander through complex architectural spaces. The Black Room consists of 60 animations based on charcoal drawings on paper, in which the themes of perspective and space, abstraction and figuration are examined. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | b&w, video, 8 min, no dialogue Prod: Robbie Cornelissen | Ed: Kees Went | Prod Des: Robbie Cornelissen, Kees Went | Sound Des: Kees Went | Music: Kees Went | Print/Sales: LIMA | www.robbiecornelissen.nl

Speak in Tongues David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi

When someone speaks in tongues, they speak a language unknown, possessed, as it were, by a foreign idiom. In six panoramas by the filmmakers of Zapruder depict people believing in their own artificial realities. A film like a sphinx, a monument to riddles and figurative communication.

A double slide projection illustrates the necessary destruction that takes place on sites of construction. Using teargas remedies used by revolutionaries in the Middle East, the photographic processing smears the slides in a mixture of hues to depict a familiar site in an otherworldly place. Egypt, 2012 | colour, video, 8 min, silent Prod: Basim Magdy | Cam: Basim Magdy | Ed: Basim Magdy | Prod Des: Basim Magdy | Print/Sales: Basim Magdy | www.basimmagdy.com

The Dent Basim Magdy

Hypnotised by hope, an unknown city prepares to host the Olympics. Unfolding a utopian vision that is tinged with absurdity, the textual layers invite us to contemplate the values and dangers of acting against all odds. A melancholic celebration of collective belief and its persistence. Egypt, 2014 | colour, video, 19 min, English Prod: Basim Magdy | Sc: Basim Magdy | Cam: Basim Magdy | Ed: Basim Magdy | Sound Des: Basim Magdy | Print/Sales: Basim Magdy | www.basimmagdy.com

WORLD PREMIERE

My Father Looks for an Honest City

Italy/Poland, 2015 | colour, DCP, 22 min, Italian

Basim Magdy

Prod: David Zamagni | Prod Comp: Zapruder | Sc: David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi | Cam: Monalde Moretti | Ed: David Zamagni, Monaldo Moretti, Nadia Ranocchi | Sound Des: Mattia Dallara | Music: Francesco “Fuzz” Brasini, Zapruder | Print/Sales: Zapruder | www.zapruderie.com

Magdy’s father walks around an abandoned construction site with a flashlight in hand. A reenactment of Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope’s ‘philosophical stunt’, the seemingly futile yet necessary act brings together the personal and political in a simple gesture. Egypt, 2010 | colour, video, 5 min, no dialogue Prod: Basim Magdy | Sc: Basim Magdy | Cam: Basim Magdy | Ed: Basim Magdy | Prod Des: Basim Magdy | Sound Des: Basim Magdy | Print/Sales: Basim Magdy | www.basimmagdy.com

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13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World Basim Magdy

Tulips with faces dish out harsh truths and put us in our place on this planet. Darkly humourous with an overtone of cynicism, Magdy parodies the instructional film format and subverts it by informing us that inaction may be the most effective way of being. Egypt, 2011 | colour, video, 5 min, English Prod: Basim Magdy | Sc: Basim Magdy | Cam: Basim Magdy | Ed: Basim Magdy | Sound Des: Basim Magdy | Print/Sales: Basim Magdy | www.basimmagdy.com

Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship Basim Magdy

The film is about our understanding of time and how we construct our memories, and considers how these subtly unfold and fade into each other. This quiet paean exists without a narrative and is accompanied by a delicately composed soundtrack by Magdy.

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Short Special: Irina Botea New works by Romanian artist Irina Botea. Her work has been shown at the Venice Biennial, the Centre Pompidou and Reina Sofia, but has seldom been seen in the Netherlands. Public SCREENING Sat 24-1 17:00 LantarenVenster 3

We, in the Year 2000 Irina Botea

We, in the Year 2000 deconstructs a 1970s childhood propaganda song, which was written to ‘announce’ the prospect of a brighter socialist future in the year 2000. The film juxtaposes contemporary images of third-grade school children deciphering the lyrics of the song with Super-8 images of adults performing and commenting on the history of the composition. Romania, 2009 | colour, video, 11 min, Romanian Prod: Irina Botea | Sc: Irina Botea | Cam: Irina Botea, Nicu Ilfoveanu | Ed: Irina Botea | Prod Des: Irina Botea | Sound Des: Irina Botea | Music: Horia Moculescu | With: Calin Torsan, George Turliu, Silviu Fologea, children from SF. Silvestru School | Print/Sales: Irina Botea | www.irinabotea.com

Egypt/Switzerland, 2012 | colour, video, 9 min, no dialogue Prod: Basim Magdy | Sc: Basim Magdy | Cam: Basim Magdy | Ed: Basim Magdy | Prod Des: Basim Magdy | Sound Des: Basim Magdy | Music: Basim Magdy | Sales: Basim Magdy | www.basimmagdy.com

Crystal Ball Basim Magdy

Crystal Ball glances into the future only to find it looks just like yesterday. Light spreads in unique ways through the cracked body of Magdy’s camera, rendering time collapsing on the black-and-white images by providing infinite gradations of grey. Egypt, 2013 | b&w, video, 7 min, no dialogue Prod: Basim Magdy | Sc: Basim Magdy | Cam: Basim Magdy | Ed: Basim Magdy | Print/Sales: Basim Magdy | www.basimmagdy.com

Before a National Anthem (How Do You Compose a National Anthem Today?) Irina Botea

The film attempts to analyse and exhaust the model of a national anthem through engaging with its historic form and content. Writers and musicians, people in a variety of different public spaces in Romania, were asked: How do you compose a national anthem today? A collage text was then assembled, and new music composed. Romania, 2010 | colour, video, 11 min, Romanian Prod: Irina Botea | Sc: Irina Botea | Cam: Nicu Ilfoveanu, Irina Botea | Ed: Irina Botea | Prod Des: Irina Botea | Sound Des: Irina Botea | Music: Catalin Cretu | With: Acoustic (choir), Daniel Jinga | Print/Sales: Irina Botea | www.irinabotea.com

Investigating the Color Spectrum for the PostApocalyptic Landscape Basim Magdy

Shot in the volcanic landscape of the Spanish island of Lanzarote, the slide projection appears to show a future that recalls the beginning of the Earth. By exposing film stock to household chemicals, details fade and colours emerge to foretell the end of history. Egypt, 2014 | colour, video, 8 min, silent Prod: Basim Magdy | Sc: Basim Magdy | Cam: Basim Magdy | Ed: Basim Magdy | Prod Des: Basim Magdy | Print/Sales: Basim Magdy | www.basimmagdy.com

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Film Postale – First Chapter Irina Botea, Nicu Ilfoveanu

The Iulia Hasdeu Castle was built by historian and politician B.P. Hasdeu after his daughter Iulia’s early death. He claimed that his late daughter had provided the plans for the castle during spiritualist sessions. In the first chapter of Film Postale, the current caretaker of the Memorial Museum re-enacts his role as mediator. Romania, 2013 | colour, video, 13 min, Romanian Prod: Irina Botea | Sc: Irina Botea, Nicu Ilfoveanu | Cam: Nicu Ilfoveanu | Ed: Irina Botea | Prod Des: Anca Mihulet, Irina Botea, Nicu Ilfoveanu | Sound Des: Irina Botea, Mathew Paul Jinks | With: Dragos | Print/Sales: Irina Botea | www.irinabotea.com

It Is a Matter of Learning Hope

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Short Special: It’s Never Too Late to Say Sorry World premiere of the film, interview with Elmgreen & Dragset as well as the presentation of town crier Wim Konings’ book. Presented in cooperation with Stichting Intermediair Rotterdam (SIR). Public SCREENING Mon 26-1 20:00 LantarenVenster 3

It Is Never Too Late to Say Sorry Marieke van der Lippe

A stainless steel megaphone stands in a granite-based display case on the Coolsingel next to Rotterdam’s city hall. Every day, at midday, Wim Konings ritually opens it up and using the megaphone exclaims: ‘It Is Never Too Late to Say Sorry’. A suitable ode to this artwork dreamt up by the artists Elmgreen & Dragset. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 29 min, Dutch

Irina Botea

We see a performance in which the artist Ileana Faur is consistently learning and rehearsing how to deliver fragments of written utopian theories from, for instance, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Thomas More and Karl Marx. This takes place against the backdrop of one of many architectural projects that were never finished by Nicolae Ceau?escu (ex-dictator of Romania). EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Prod: Dees Linders | Prod Comp: SIR | Sc: Marieke van der Lippe | Cam: Marieke van der Lippe | Ed: Marieke van der Lippe | Prod Des: Marieke van der Lippe | Sound Des: Reinier Rietveld | Music: Hans Bouma | Print/Sales: SIR | www.mariekevanderlippe.nl

Short Special: Jaap Pieters Honest documentary portrait of Super-8 filmmaker and photographer Jaap Pieters and a number of recent, as yet unscreened, films by the master of silent observation. The whirring Super-8 projector will be set up in the theatre, as it’s supposed to be.

Romania, 2014 | colour, video, 13 min, Romanian Prod: Irina Botea | Sc: Irina Botea | Cam: Irina Botea | Ed: Irina Botea | Prod Des: Irina Botea | Sound Des: Irina Botea, Mathew Paul Jinks | With: Ileana Faur | Print/Sales: Irina Botea | www.irinabotea.com

Phalanstere Irina Botea

Public SCREENING Fri 23-1 20:00 LantarenVenster 2

Het universum van Jaap Pieters

The Universe of Jaap Pieters Barbara den Uyl

The phalanstere in Scaeni was the second one in the world; a project based upon socialist utopian theories of self-contained community structures. Due to the recent political history of Romania, such ideas have been constantly reassessed and discussed, at times both praised and vilified in equal measure, depending upon dominant political ideas.

Charming portrait of Jaap Pieters, lover of life among Super-8 filmmakers, who says he lives in a world different to the one the world is in. His films reveal a fascination for society’s rough edges and the beauty of existence. He also takes a lot of photos, mostly in his own home, where time moves at its slowest.

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 47 min, Dutch

Romania, 2014 | colour, video, 20 min, Romanian  | Sc: Irina Botea | Cam: Irina Botea | Ed: Irina Botea | Prod Des: Irina Botea | Sound Des: Irina Botea | With: Iovan Sorin Stefan | Print/Sales: Irina Botea | www.irinabotea.com

WORLD PREMIERE Prod: Leen van den Berg | Prod Comp: Van der Hoop Filmproductions | Sc: Barbara den Uyl | Cam: Peter Brugman | Ed: Barbara den Uyl | Prod Des: Leen van den Berg | Sound Des: Jac Vleeshouwers | Sales: Van der Hoop Filmproductions | Distr. NL: Mokum Film | www.vanderhoopfilm.nl/barbara-den-uyl Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 20:002 LantarenVenster 2

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Belfast Boys/ Ulster Boys

Queen St. W. Jaap Pieters

Jaap Pieters

Meticulous observation from the classic window position depicts traditional territorial markings around Sandy Row in Belfast, where the kerbstones are painted in the colours of the British Union Jack. Watch the roller tray.

Single take of a mirrored streetscape in Toronto creates a complex still-life in which there is plenty to discover. An Ektachrome ‘grainfest’ full of details, down to the lightest and darkest areas of the shot. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2011 | b&w, 3 min, silent

WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2008 | colour, 7 min, silent

Prod: Jaap Pieters | Cam: Jaap Pieters | Ed: Jaap Pieters | Print: Jaap Pieters | www.jaappieters.com

Prod: Jaap Pieters | Cam: Jaap Pieters | Ed: Jaap Pieters | Print/ Sales: Jaap Pieters | www.jaappieters.com

Short Stories: Behind Closed Doors

Schweizer Dachreinigung

Hidden stories about things that go on behind closed front doors. Restrained presentation and fabulous acting.

Jaap Pieters

Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 22:15 LantarenVenster 5 Sun 25-1 19:30 LantarenVenster 5

Swiss Roof Cleansing

Thorough roof-cleaning, as only the Swiss seem capable of, creates exceptional images with beautiful lines, excisions and bright light. The church clock marks the precise passing of a single roll of film.

reCuiem Valentina Carnelutti

WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2009 | colour, 3 min, silent Prod: Jaap Pieters | Cam: Jaap Pieters | Ed: Jaap Pieters | Print/ Sales: Jaap Pieters | www.jaappieters.com

Perkverwoestingen Park Devastation Jaap Pieters

A large digger mangles a strip of land, separating sand from roots in Heerenveen. Its orange arm contrasts with the green environment, and the reflection in the window suggests the world behind the camera. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2008 | colour, 7 min, silent Prod: Jaap Pieters | Cam: Jaap Pieters | Ed: Jaap Pieters | Print: Jaap Pieters | www.jaappieters.com

When their mother has a suspiciously long lie-in, Leo and Annetta realise something is wrong, but do they also understand that she’ll never wake up again? The children start their morning ritual without her. Few tears, lots of encapsulated emotion and impressive acting by the children in this ode to a mother. Italy, 2013 | colour, DCP, 20 min, Italian Prod: Valentina Carnelutti | Prod Comp: Fiore Leone | Sc: Valentina Carnelutti | Cam: Massimo Schiavon | Ed: Sara Zavarise | Sound Des: Mirco Mencacci | Music: Francesco Tricarico | With: Teresa Saponangelo, Francesco Tricarico, Lydia Biondi, Irene Buonomo, Flavio Palazzoli | Print/Sales: Fiore Leone | www.facebook.com/pages/ReCuiem/1473858192843872?fref=ts

Das satanische Dickicht – EINS

The Satanic Thicket – ONE Willy Hans

Paris Meltdown Jaap Pieters

Diagonal composition of melting ice. Zooming out reveals a Parisian rooftop. Sunlight plays across the glistening surface and in the drops of water, creating flares in the camera’s lens. Netherlands, 2013 | colour, 3 min, silent

Mother, father, son and daughter undertake their seemingly normal activities in their house in the woods. Mother takes singing lessons, the daughter goes swimming. Nothing special, but there’s something eerie about it. The beautifully shot first part of what is to be The Satanic Thicket trilogy. Germany, 2014 | colour, DCP, 30 min, German Prod: Willy Hans | Prod Comp: HfbK Hamburg | Sc: Willy Hans | Cam: Paul Spengemann | Ed: Willy Hans | Prod Des: Marie Lauerbach | Sound Des: Philipp Teichmann | Music: Marie Richter, Nils Basters, Franz Schubert | With: Georg Münzel, Cornelia Dörr, Annika Schrumpf, Levin Liam, Henning Karge | Print/Sales: HfbK Hamburg

Prod: Jaap Pieters | Cam: Jaap Pieters | Ed: Jaap Pieters | Print/ Sales: Jaap Pieters | www.jaappieters.com

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Withdrawal Peiman Naimi, Fahimeh Aghahasani

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Triângulo dourado The Golden Triangle

Miguel Clara Vasconcelos

Shirin has just finished art college and has to leave the girls’ boarding school she lived in. Her father wants her to return to her village of birth in the Iranian countryside. She fearfully conceals why that isn’t an option. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Iran, 2014 | colour, DCP, 30 min, Persian Prod: Peiman Naimi | Sc: Peiman Naimi, Fahimeh Aghahasani | Cam: Sina Kermanizadeh | Ed: Mohammad Najarian Darian | Sound Des: Ali Abolsedgh | Print/Sales: Peiman Naimi

Poetic, romantic portrait of a city and a woman who can’t or won’t sit still. She’s travelling. Travelling forever. And never coming back forever. She will even soon leave Paris where fate has led her. The film was quite suitably shot in nostalgic 16mm. With superbrief cameo by director Vasconselos. WORLD PREMIERE

Portugal/France, 2015 | colour, DCP, 18 min, Portuguese/French

Short Stories: Somewhere, Sometime

Prod: Miguel Clara Vasconcelos | Sc: Miguel Clara Vasconcelos  | Cam: Sarah Cunningham, Miguel Clara Vasconcelos | Ed: Miguel Clara Vasconcelos | Sound Des: Pedro Góis | Music: Gustavo Costa | With: Sheylla Barros | Print/Sales: Agencia – Portuguese Short Film Agency | www.curtas.pt/agencia/realizadores/321

The main characters in these four films are all looking for a better future. Whether in the promised land or only accessible through time travel, they won’t be stopped.

Totems

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Dette er alle steder This Place Is Every Place Ane Hjort Guttu

A conversation between two sisters born and raised in Tensta, one of the failed 1970s urban renewal schemes in a Stockholm suburb. The Arab Spring that filled everyone with hope is discussed. Now most hope is gone and the suburbs are seen as potential flashpoints that only exude hopelessness. See also Untitled (The City at Night) in compilation programme Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 4.

Sarah Arnold

Adèle moves into granddad’s house to sort things out. In the meantime, he takes his frustrations out on the nursing home staff. Totems reveals the gruff, yet impassioned relationship between grandfather and granddaughter as well as their shared obsession: the French state’s moral failings during World War I. France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 28 min, French Prod: Helen Olive, Martin Bertier, Karin Sitbon | Prod Comp: Utopie Films | Sc: Sarah Arnold, Adrian O. Smith | Cam: Tristan Tortuyaux | Ed: Carlos Pinto | Prod Des: Héléna Cisterne | Sound Des: Jan Vysocky | Music: Arden Day, Wysozky, Benjamin Tixier | With: Julie Lesgages, Albert Delpy, Slimane Dazi, Yann Chevelle | Print/ Sales: Utopie Films | www.facebook.com/pages/TOTEMS/1424573684485017

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Norway/Sweden, 2014 | colour, DCP, 18 min, Swedish Prod: Ane Hjort Guttu | Sc: Ane Hjort Guttu | Cam: Cecilie Semec | Ed: Karen Gravås | Sound Des: Sigrun Merete Mongstad | Music: Ebba Grön | With: Damla Kilickiran, Gülay Kilickiran | Print/Sales: Norwegian Film Institute | www.anehjortguttu.net

Cambodia 2099 Davy Chou

On Diamond Island in Phnom Penh, the centre of modern Cambodia, two friends tell each other what they dreamt last night. Sotha was told how to teleport to the future; it’s all about the exact time, place, music and movements, and wearing the right colour pyjamas. France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 21 min, Khmer Prod: Sylvain Decouvelaere | Prod Comp: Vycky Films | Sc: Davy Chou | Cam: Thomas Favel | Ed: Laurent Leveneur | Sound Des: Vincent Villa | With: Jérôme Harré | (M)other: Kavich Neang, Sotha Kun, Sothea Vann | Print: Vycky Films | Sales: Agence du Court Métrage | www.aurorafilms.fr/davy-chou

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Short Stories: Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk

She Walks

Though they know it won’t be easy, the leads in these four films have made their plans and won’t be easily dissuaded.

Victoria Visco

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Sne

Snow

Marion was actually pretty happy in the banlieue with her friends, her part-time job and her boyfriend, but something has changed since she witnessed a local boy jump off some flats. She wants to leave, go somewhere else; what’s stopping her really? A likeable, liberating coming-of-age story. WORLD PREMIERE

Laurits Flensted-Jensen

It has snowed in Copenhagen, the streets are deserted bar Alaa and Ibrahim who hang about in the cold, acting tough and intimidating. Actually they are boasting about who built the best wall at school. National Film School of Denmark graduation work by Flensted-Jensen. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Denmark, 2013 | colour, DCP, 29 min, Danish/Arabic Prod: Julie Friis Walenciak | Prod Comp: The National Film School of Denmark | Cam: Balthazar Hertel | Ed: Frederik Strunk | Sound Des: Lars Halvorsen | Print/ Sales: The National Film School of Denmark | www.afgangsfilm.dk/sne

France, 2015 | colour, DCP, 18 min, French Prod: Martin Gondre | Prod Comp: Chasse à Courts | Sc: Victoria Visco, Julie Collet | Cam: Sky Richards | Ed: Victoria Visco, Ayana Harper | Prod Des: Ofelia Deist-Rolo | Sound Des: Jim Friend, Lionel Baldock | With: Manon Clavel, Paul Parancini, Oceane Caraty, Martina Cozzi, Bruno Noury | Print/Sales: Chasse à Courts | www.facebook.com/shewalksfilm

Short Stories: To Have and Not to Hold The intense desire and beauty of love are for all ages. As is the sadness when it is no longer possible to give in to this. Public SCREENINGS Fri 23-1 19:45 LantarenVenster 5 Sat 24-1 12:00 LantarenVenster 5

NAMI

Manjača Tin Žanić

Masami Kawai

An introspective young man moves in with his kind, but senile granddad and joins in the latter’s habitual TV-watching and microwave meals. A life far removed from his wild nights with boisterous friends. He tries to focus by running and wanders the streets and imposing deciduous forests. Is he looking for something or trying to lose something?

NAMI (Japanese for waves) is a day in the life of an elderly woman who recently lost her husband. She is heading to the coast from Los Angeles. We see her grief and her struggle with loss. Extremely personal, poignant film with a surprising end.

Croatia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 23 min, Croatian

Prod: Tena Gojić | Prod Comp: Kinoklub Zagreb | Sc: Tin Žanić | Cam: Jana Plećaš  | Ed: Jan Klemsche | Prod Des: Jana Plecaš | Sound Des: Martin Semenčić | With: Matija Ferlin, Vjenceslav Kapural, Roberta Milevoj | Print/Sales: Kinoklub Zagreb | www.facebook.com/Manjaca.shortmovie

WORLD PREMIERE

USA, 2015 | colour, video, 13 min, no dialogue Prod: Daniel Steinhart | Sc: Masami Kawai | Cam: Topher Osborn | Ed: Masami Kawai | Sound Des: Brandon Jones | With: Kana Kawai | Print/ Sales: Masami Kawai | www.facebook.com/NAMImovie

Printemps

Quinze

Spring

Fifteen

Jérome Clément-Wilz

Maurílio Martins

Raquel lives in a Belo Horizonte suburb with daughter Luiza. Together they prepare for Luiza’s 15th birthday, which traditionally involves a big party and a big dress. Raquel is rushed off her feet, and then there are employers, bills, the shopping and a lover, all demanding attention.

The director gets close to his new lover in this intimate documentary. The instinctive camerawork shows us the beauty and romance of their young love amid quotidian worries. As they try to surmount cultural differences, a joint future proves impossible.

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

WORLD PREMIERE

Brazil, 2014 | colour, DCP, 25 min, Portuguese

France, 2015 | colour, DCP, 27 min, French

Prod: Thiago Correia | Prod Comp: Filmes de Plástico | Sc: Maurílio Martins | Cam: Gabriel Martins | Ed: Maurílio Martins, André Novais Oliveira | Prod Des: Amina Jorge | Sound Des: Fábio Andrade | With: Karine Teles, Malu Ramos, Rejane Faria | Print/Sales: Filmes de Plástico | www.filmesdeplastico.com.br

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Prod: Alexandre Perrier, Francois-Pierre Clavel | Prod Comp: KIDAM | Sc: Jérôme von Zilw | Cam: Jérôme von Zilw | Ed: Jérôme von Zilw | Sound Des: Vincent Magnier | Print/Sales: KIDAM | www.jeromecw.com

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Onder ons Among Us

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Weresheglanspertheere Sebastian Buerkner

Guido Hendrikx

Three male voices openly discuss their paedophile tendencies and how they try to deal with this ethically. Images of protests and medical research make the men’s dilemmas tangible. This black-and-white documentary reveals the complex emotions behind an orientation society deems perverted.

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

UK, 2014 | colour, DCP, 6 min, no dialogue

WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | b&w, DCP, 23 min, Dutch Prod: Erik Glijnis, Zinzy Nimako, Jonne Roos | Prod Comp: Netherlands Film Academy | Cam: Emo Weemhoff | Ed: Lot Rossmark | Sound Des: Tijn Hazen | Music: Ella van der Woude | Print/Sales: Some Shorts | www.someshorts.com/films/onderons

Sem coração Heartless

Nara Normande, Tião

Leo is on holiday in his cousin’s fishing village when he meets a girl who intrigues him beyond measure. Her nickname is ‘Heartless’. It’ll be a holiday to remember, replete with sun, sea, burgeoning sexuality and out-of-control hormones. Brazil, 2014 | colour, DCP, 25 min, Portuguese Prod: Tião, Nara Normande, Emilie Lesclaux | Prod Comp: Trincheira Filmes, Garça Torta, CinemaScopio | Sc: Nara Normande, Tião | Cam: Ivo Lopes Araújo | Ed: Nara Normande, Tião | Prod Des: Tiago Melo | Sound Des: Carlos Montenegro | With: Eduarda Samara, Rafael Nicácio, Ricardo Lavenère | Print/Sales: Garça Torta

Two Way Mirror Two-way mirror about art, film, reality and perception. Sometimes harsh reality resounds and sometimes an unexpected deformation provides a solution. Realness is relative. Public SCREENINGS Sun 25-1 16:45 LantarenVenster 5 Mon 26-1 16:45 LantarenVenster 5

The Innocents

Prod: Sebastian Buerkner | Sc/Cam/Ed: Sebastian Buerkner | Prod Des: Sebastian Buerkner | Sound Des: Sebastian Buerkner | Print/Sales: LUX | www.sebastianbuerkner.com

I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining Jesse McLean

Angie works as a lighting stand-in on film sets. Amy is a body double for a famous Hollywood star. An experimental portrait of women who play a role in Hollywood productions but never make the credits. What is and what seems real in Hollywood’s film industry? Music by The Velvet Underground. WORLD PREMIERE

USA, 2015 | colour, DCP, 14 min, English Prod: Jesse McLean | Cam: Jesse McLean | Ed: Jesse McLean | Sound Des: Jesse McLean | Print/Sales: Jesse McLean | www.jessemclean.com

Bailu Dream Nicolas Boone

Bailu, a village in Sichuan, China, was destroyed by an earthquake in 2008. The Chinese government built a French village in its place where you can experience the dream of a sunny French life. During a film shoot we follow the director’s instructions from behind the camera that floats past happy extras and colourful facades. WORLD PREMIERE

France, 2015 | colour, DCP, 12 min, Mandarin Prod: Nicolas Boone | Prod Comp: Tournage3000 | Sc: Nicolas Boone | Cam: Qiao Long | Ed: Nicolas Boone | Sound Des: Antoine Bailly | Print/Sales: Tournage3000 | www.nicolasboone.net

Transformers: The Premake

Jean-Paul Kelly

Kelly’s work explores the relationship between ‘materiality and perception’ via films and objects that pose questions about the limits of representation. The Innocents examines the complex associations between found photos, the re-enactment of a Truman Capote documentary and a Super-8 film reminiscing about the early avant-garde. EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Canada, 2014 | colour, video, 13 min, English Prod: Jean-Paul Kelly | Cam: Iris Ng  | Ed: Jean-Paul Kelly  | Print/ Sales: Vtape | www.vtape.org/artist?ai=1040

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Kevin B. Lee

On YouTube, one could access a wealth of Transformers: IV production footage recorded by amateurs in locations where the film was shot, such as Detroit and Hong Kong. The Premake turns 355 videos into a critical investigation of the global big-budget film industry, amateur video-making, and the political economy of images. USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 25 min, English/Cantonese/Mandarin Prod: Kevin B. Lee | Prod Comp: alsolikelife productions | Cam/Ed/Prod Des: Kevin B. Lee | Sound Des: Jacob Ross | Print/Sales: alsolikelife productions | www.alsolikelife.com/premake

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Urban Africa People still think Africans live in empty countries, on the savannah. However, soon all Africans will live in megalopolises, as can be seen here. Not science fiction.

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Excuse Me, While I Disappear Michael MacGarry

Square Stories Too

The Chinese have built an impossibly huge housing project in Angola because the latter has oil. This film with little plot, follows a man going to work at the scarcely inhabited project in the morning. The filmmaker listed old, European ethnographic films and African science-fiction films as his sources. See also Flies.

Salem Mekuria

WORLD PREMIERE

Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 16:45 LantarenVenster 3 Fri 23-1 22:15 LantarenVenster 5

South Africa, 2014 | colour, video, 18 min, no dialogue

Salem Mekuria has filmed regularly at the Maskal Plein in Addis Ababa since 2007. Square Stories Too has three separate channels that provide a very diverse impression of the bustling square. Image and sound regularly zoom in to add detail. The film is a square unto itself. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Ethiopia/USA, 2014 | colour, video, 25 min, Amharic Prod: Salem Mekuria | Prod Comp: Mekuria Productions | Cam: Salem Mekuria | Ed: Sarah B. Peck | Prod Des: Salem Mekuria | Sound Des: Adam Veaner | Print/Sales: Mekuria Productions | www.salemmekuria.com

The Bridge Riaan Hendricks

Prod: Michael MacGarry | Prod Comp: Goodcop.tv | Sc: Michael MacGarry | Cam: Michael MacGarry | Ed: Michael MacGarry | Prod Des: Michael MacGarry | Sound Des: Michael MacGarry | Music: Michael MacGarry | With: Vincente Bravo, Jean da Silva | Print/Sales: Michael MacGarry | www.alltheorynopractice.com

Epicura Ori Huchi Kozia

African nights without many streetlights. If you go out at night you are often alone. Two men independently hit the streets. A young man who lives alone seeks sex. An older man tries to forget his impotence. They meet briefly, as if by chance. WORLD PREMIERE

The Bridge was made for an omnibus project organised by the Encounters Film Festival in South Africa. Filmmakers were asked to record life around them. For this filmmaker, that was the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. We peer out from his window. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

South Africa, 2014 | colour, video, 9 min, English Prod: Steven Markovitz | Prod Comp: Close Encounters Laboratory | Sc: Riaan Hendricks | Cam: Riaan Hendricks | Ed: Riaan Hendricks | Sound Des: Riaan Hendricks | Print/ Sales: Close Encounters Laboratory | www.facebook.com/riaanhendricks

Congo-Brazzaville, 2015 | colour, video, 26 min, French Prod: Bikoumou Jehu Olivier | Prod Comp: Collectif To Zali | Sc: Ori-Huchi Kozia | Cam: Mbio Daverlin | Ed: Hodnell Boukaka | Sound Des: Adelaide Boueya | With: Sorel Boulingui, Dodelvia Itoua, Mem Gracia, Louis Moumbounou | Print/Sales: Amour Sauveur Memy

You Me and It Unpredictability is the measure of all things. A world in which inexplicable actions, sudden interruptions and noise pollution rule. Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 20:15 LantarenVenster 3 Fri 23-1 17:00 LantarenVenster 3

Flies. Michael MacGarry

YOU ME AND IT

The filmmaker calls it a character study, but there are two of those in this short, spatial film: the architect and the apartment complex he designed where he now lives alone. Flies. is set in Pretoria, South Africa in 1995. The white government architect’s role was already played out. See also Excuse Me, While I Disappear.

Anita Delaney

WORLD PREMIERE

South Africa, 2015 | colour, video, 9 min, Xhosa Prod: Michael MacGarry | Sc: Michael MacGarry | Cam: Jamie Ramsay | Ed: Saki Bergh | Prod Des: Michael MacGarry | Sound Des: Robert Brinkworth | Music: Marcus Wormstorm | With: Louis van Niekerk, Phoenix Baaitse, Christo Fourie, Vuyisile Pandle | Print/Sales: Michael MacGarry | www.alltheorynopractice.com

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We’re alone in a darkened room. Trembling on the line between the violent and the risible, YOU ME AND IT traces a world where cruelty is ticklish but always looming. With frantic energy, supernatural comic timing and a rogues’ gallery of actors, Anita Delaney tells us tall tales with delightfully grubby hands. Ireland, 2014 | colour, DCP, 4 min, English Prod: Anita Delaney | Sc: Anita Delaney | Cam: Anita Delaney | Music: Dunk Murphy | With: Rita Callaghan, Margarita Grillis, Terry Markey, Anita Delaney | Print/Sales: Anita Delaney | www.anitadelaney.net

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Endless, Nameless

Preludes

Pathompon Mont Tesprateep

Short films screened before feature-length films in the festival.

Endless, Nameless is a hand-processed Super-8 film, shot in the private garden of a high-ranking Thai army officer. The film is constructed from more than 20 years of Mont’s observations and memories about different groups of conscripts who worked alternately in this garden. Thailand, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 23 min, no dialogue Prod: Pathompong Manakitsomboon | Sc: Pathompon Mont Tesprateep | Cam: Pathompon Mont Tesprateep, Danaya Chulphuthiphong, Taiki Sakpisit | Ed: Sathit Sattarasart | Prod Des: Nut Sawasdee | Sound Des: Nopawat Likitwong | With: Mongkon Punlert, Ravin Vichien, Nut Sawasdee, Tanatchai Bandasak, Suphisara Kittikunarak | Print/Sales: Cloud | www.cargocollective.com/ptesprateep

A Minute Ago Rachel Rose

Angelus Novus Aboozar Amini

Afghani refugee Ali and his brother have just arrived in Turkey where, surrounded by many other refugees, his family tries to build a new life. The boys earn their living shining shoes. When one day their spot has been taken, their fragile existence and dreams of a better future hang by a thread. Screens before Hearts Know * the Runaway Brides. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands/UK/Afghanistan, 2015 | colour, DCP, 25 min, Farsi/Turkish

Like being trapped in the moment of waking up from a dream, Rose’s video playfully flickers between Philip Johnson’s Glass House and a beach under a hailstorm attack. Dwelling on the elusiveness of moments that have passed, people, buildings and nature dance between presence and absence. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

USA, 2014 | colour, video, 9 min, English Prod: Rachel Rose | Sc/Cam/Ed: Rachel Rose | Prod Des/Sound Des: Rachel Rose | Music: Rachel Rose | Print/Sales: Rachel Rose | www.pilarcorrias.com/artists/rachel-rose

Zero Irony Gary Hawkins

Structuralist film that finds its form in a series of poetic, repeating loops, set atop a soundtrack of 21st-century prayer requests. The petitions resolve ‘in the air’ with blue skies, the sudden appearance of a storm, the manifestation of a weather satellite and a procession of symbolic ‘deities’. (Gary Hawkins) WORLD PREMIERE

USA, 2015 | colour/b&w, video, 11 min, English Prod: Gary Hawkins | Sc: Gary Hawkins | Cam: Gary Hawkins | Ed: Gary Hawkins | Prod Des: Gary Hawkins | Sound Des: Gary Hawkins | With: Raymond Loflin | Print/Sales: Gary Hawkins

The All-Hearing Lawrence Abu Hamdan

An ode to loudspeaker libertarianism, Abu Hamdan’s work frequently deals with the relationship between listening and borders. In The All-Hearing we are introduced to Cairo’s omnipresent noise pollution and determination to have the issue of noise heard, despite sanctions from Egypt’s new military government.

Prod: Jia Zhao, Mahshad Afshar, Aboozar Amini | Prod Comp: Silk Road Film Salon BV, London Film School | Sc: Aboozar Amini | Cam: Dawood Hilmandi | Ed: Aboozar Amini | Prod Des: Aboozar Amini | Sound Des: Matteo Taheri | Music: Matt Thurtell | With: Erdem Sahin, Nik Mohammad Nazari, Darab Nazari, Ramin Naymi, Seyed Ali Mousavi | Print/Sales: Silk Road Film Salon BV | www.facebook.com/angelusnovusfilm Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 16:302 LantarenVenster 5 Sun 25-1 09:152 Pathé 2 Tue 27-1 14:302 Cinerama 3 Fri 30-1 16:302 Cinerama 4

Aïssa Clément Tréhin-Lalanne

Ghanaian immigrant Aïssa is examined. Is she really a minor as she contends? The doctor clinically records his findings, describing her internal and exterior characteristics. Aïssa indifferently submits to the probing. Her facial expression won’t betray her secrets. A sober, confrontational work. Screens before Stranded in Canton. France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 8 min, French Prod: Karine Blanc, Michel Tavares | Prod Comp: Takami Productions | Sc: Clément TréhinLalanne | Cam: Romain Le Bonniec | Ed: Mona-Lise Lanfant | Sound Des: Gérard Mailleau, Jean-Marc Cédot | With: Manda Touré, Bernard Campan | Print: Takami Productions | Sales: L´Agence du court métrage | www.takami-productions.com/wip/aissa Public SCREENINGS Mon 26-1 12:302 Cinerama 1 Wed 28-1 21:452 Pathé 3 Thu 29-1 21:452 Cinerama 5 Sat 31-1 15:002 LantarenVenster 5

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Egypt/Netherlands, 2014 | colour, video, 13 min, Arabic Prod: Jens Maier Rothe, Sarah Rifky, Nick Aikens | Prod Comp: Beirut, Van Abbemuseum | Cam: Tamer Eldermerdash | Ed: Noah Angell | Sound Des: Lawrence Abu Hamdan | Print/Sales: Lawrence Abu Hamdan | www.lawrenceabuhamdan.com

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Eager Allison Schulnik

Mees Peijnenburg

Adrenaline and testosterone are tearing though Gijs’s veins and he can’t control his temper. He seeks help, yet not wholeheartedly. Dutch talent Peijnenburg compares his protagonist to a fighting dog using gritty video of dog fights. Rough and unstoppable, yet vulnerable. Screens before My White Shirt. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 8 min, Dutch Prod: Iris Otten | Prod Comp: Pupkin Film BV | Sc: Jolein Laarman | Cam: Stephan Polman | Ed: Imre Reutelingsperger | Prod Des: Tim Balk | Sound Des: Taco Drijfhout | Music: Ella van der Woude | With: Tycho Posthumus | Print/ Sales: Some Shorts | www.someshorts.com/films/bloedhond Public SCREENINGS Thu 29-1 17:002 LantarenVenster 2 Fri 30-1 14:152 LantarenVenster 5 Sat 31-1 09:152 Cinerama 5

Copa do Mundo no Recife, A

The World Cup in Recife Kleber Mendonça Filho

In Recife, home town of football legend Rivaldo, almost everyone is crazy about football. As it is overrun by the 2014 World Cup, it also faces enormous social problems and poverty. A fascinating insight into events by inhabitant and filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho. Screens before I Swear I’ll Leave This Town. WORLD PREMIERE

Brazil, 2015 | colour, DCP, 14 min, Portuguese Prod: Emilie Lesclaux | Sc: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Cam: Ernesto Carvalho | Ed: Leonardo Sette, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles | Sound Des: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Print/Sales: CinemaScopio

Claymation dance film by Schulnik, who makes beautiful, eerie work. In Eager, fairy-like clay beings perform a discomforting choreography. First in the dark, then in a field of flowers. There the violets and roses join in and they are creepier than you can imagine. Screens before Limbo. USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 8 min, no dialogue Prod: Allison Schulnik | Sc: Allison Schulnik | Cam: Helder King Sun | Ed: Allison Schulnik | Prod Des: Allison Schulnik | Sound Des: Aaron M. Olson | Music: Aaron M. Olson | With: Allison Schulnik | Print/Sales: Allison Schulnik | www.allisonschulnik.com Public SCREENINGS Sun 25-1 19:302 Cinerama 5 Mon 26-1 22:152 Pathé 3 Tue 27-1 14:002 LantarenVenster 1

En Août In August

Jenna Hasse

Warm directorial debut by young SwissPortuguese filmmaker. Six-year old Margaux awakes early. Her mother is still asleep and outside she can see her father carrying boxes out to his car. Father and daughter decide to expand their morning ritual into a sunny drive; their lives will never be the same again. Screens before Calling. Switzerland, 2014 | colour, DCP, 9 min, French Prod: Jenna Hasse | Prod Comp: Galão com Açúcar | Sc: Jenna Hasse | Cam: Roland Edzard | Ed: Thomas Marchand | Sound Des: Etienne Rallu, Valentin Sampietro, Benjamin Viau | With: David Lemoîne, Clarisse Moussa, Jenna Hasse | Print/Sales: Premium Films | www.galaocomacucar.com Public SCREENINGS Mon 26-1 09:302 Cinerama 3 Tue 27-1 19:152 Cinerama 6 Fri 30-1 09:152 Pathé 6

Crowds

Giants

Geert Mul, Michel Banabila

Damian Marcano

As intensity of the sounds of the crowd and instruments increases, so does the abstraction of the images: together they nail the essence of mob mentality, the fury and the ecstasy; the visceral thrill of being part of something bigger than yourself. This needs to be viewed large and loud! Screens before Fashion House Marga Weimans. WORLD PREMIERE

After Trinidadian director Damian Marcano won the Yellow Robin Award for his feature God Loves the Fighter at IFFR Curaçao 2014, he spent two months in Rotterdam, where he made the short film Giants. A moving story about youngsters in Rotterdam and who they look up to, their giants. IFFR project in collaboration with A View with a Room. Screens before God Loves the Fighter.

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, video, 6 min, no dialogue

WORLD PREMIERE

Prod: Geert Mul | Sc: Geert Mul, Michel Banabila | Cam: Geert Mul | Ed: Geert Mul | Sound Des: Michel Banabila | Music: Michel Banabila | Print/Sales: Geert Mul | www.geertmul.nl Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 16:302 LantarenVenster 5 Wed 28-1 19:302 Oude Luxor Thu 29-1 22:002 Pathé 4

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Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 10 min, Dutch/English Prod: Damian Marcano, Eric Dullaert | Prod Comp: Blue Cinamon Group, Cultureel Denkwerk | Print/Sales: Blue Cinamon Group Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 18:452 Schouwburg GZ Fri 23-1 22:152 Doelen WBZ

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Goodbye Utopia Ding Shiwei

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Menunggu kabar Waiting for News Yandy Laurens

God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, including ‘Thou shalt not kill’. Humans strive to create the ideal society, killing many on the way. Short, but momentous animation that symbolically, yet clearly shows the rise and tragedy of various utopias. Screens before Fort Buchanan. EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Fluid camerawork follows Marcel, a seven-year-old at the orphanage in Serui in Papua waiting for a call from his brother Hans, an aspiring professional footballer in the distant capital. Glimpse of the life of a boy with a dream. The director dreamt of being a basketball player and understood Marcel. Screens before Siti.

China, 2014 | b&w, video, 8 min, no dialogue

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Prod: Han Hui | Sc: Ding Shiwei | Cam: Ding Shiwei | Ed: Ding Shiwei | Prod Des: Ding Shiwei | Sound Des: Mabonona | Music: Mabonona | Print/Sales: Ding Shiwei | www.dingshiwei.com Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 16:302 LantarenVenster 5 Sat 24-1 22:002 Cinerama 6 Sun 25-1 14:302 Cinerama 5 Mon 26-1 22:002 LantarenVenster 5 Sat 31-1 15:002 LantarenVenster 3

Kinabukasan The Day After

Indonesia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 7 min, Indonesian Prod: Sheila Timothy, Naomi Lie | Prod Comp: LifeLike Pictures | Sc: Yandy Laurens | Cam: Yandy Laurens | Ed: Yandy Laurens | Prod Des: Yandy Laurens | Sound Des: Agnes Hansella Binti | With: Jimmy Kobogau, Marcel Wopi, Mince Elsina Waroi | Print: Naomi Lie | Sales: LifeLike Pictures | www.lifelikepictures.co/menunggu-kabar Public SCREENINGS Thu 29-1 09:302 Pathé 6 Fri 30-1 15:302 LantarenVenster 3 Sat 31-1 16:452 Cinerama 7

Petite blonde Émilie Aussel

Adolfo Alix Jr.

Adolfo Alix is fast becoming the most prolific filmmaker ever, but so far he had never made a short film. It was also the first time for older actress Nora Aunor. Painful loss is depicted in a classical style. A young author has committed suicide and an older woman peruses the manuscripts. Screens before Gentle. EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Philippines, 2014 | colour, DCP, 16 min, Tagalog Prod: Adolfo Alix Jr., Lou Gopez | Prod Comp: Phoenix Features | Sc: Jerry Gracio | Cam: Albert Banzon | Ed: Benjamin Tolentino | Prod Des: Adolfo Alix Jr., Bobet Lopez | Sound Des: Alex Tomboc | With: Nora AunorAlden RichardsRosanna Roces | Print/Sales: Phoenix Features Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 15:152 Pathé 6 Sat 24-1 12:302 Pathé 3 Tue 27-1 19:302 Cinerama 7 Fri 30-1 09:302 Cinerama 1

MY BBY 8L3W Neozoon

Overly cutesy collage of YouTube videos in which women overenthusiastically introduce their pets to the world. They all openly declare their love of their pedigree dogs and cats. The relationship between people and animals in current society is a recurring theme in the work of women’s art collective Neozoon. Screens before No Men Beyond This Point. EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Germany/France, 2014 | colour, video, 3 min, English Prod: Neozoon | Sc: Neozoon | Ed: Neozoon | Print/Sales: Neozoon | www.neozoon.org Public SCREENINGS Wed 28-1 16:452 LantarenVenster 1 Fri 30-1 12:152 Pathé 6

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On a hot summer afternoon, a group of youngsters from Marseille’s working-class estates are hanging out at their spot by the sea. They saunter, catcall, swim and jump off the high rocks. A blonde girl observes them from the beach and decides to break cultural conventions. Screens before A Young Poet. France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 15 min, French Prod: Thomas Ordonneau, Anne Luthaud | Prod Comp: Shellac Sud, LE GREC | Sc: Émilie Aussel | Cam: Émilie Aussel | Ed: Enrica Gattolini-Ordonneau, Joséphina | Sound Des: Jean-Michel Tresallet, Pierre-Alain Mathieu | Music: Postcoïtom | With: Noé Bengorine-Chaumeil, Angélique Pagnon, Hamza Baggour, Faris Tighilt, Noémie Casari | Print/Sales: Shellac Sud | emilie.aussel.free.fr Public SCREENINGS Fri 23-1 22:152 Pathé 5 Sat 24-1 13:002 Pathé 4 Sun 25-1 09:302 Cinerama 1 Thu 29-1 12:002 LantarenVenster 2

Playground Gerco de Ruijter

A battle between nature and culture, between organic rye-grass and artificial turf. American football is played on rectangular fields, 120 yards long and 160 feet wide. These dimensions defined the framework for this film. Made with images found in Google Earth. With music by Michel Banabila. Screens before Hometown. WORLD PREMIERE

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, video, 3 min, no dialogue Prod: Gerco de Ruijter | Sc: Gerco de Ruijter | Cam: Gerco de Ruijter | Ed: Gerco de Ruijter | Sound Des: Michel Banabila | Music: Michel Banabila | Sales: LIMA | Distr. NL: LIMA | www.gercoderuijter.com Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 16:302 LantarenVenster 5 Sat 24-1 21:302 LantarenVenster 2 Wed 28-1 21:452 LantarenVenster 2 44TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

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Mind The Gap Nights

Quantum. Flatform

Quantum. looks like a static shot of an Italian mountain village, with highlighted details. The distance to the events on the horizon vanishes while the activities sound like they are taking place nearby. Like miniatures. Exciting game with light and sound between night and day. Screens before Legacy. WORLD PREMIERE

Italy, 2015 | colour, video, 8 min, no dialogue Prod: Rosa Meins, Stefania Cecere | Prod Comp: RAG Film, Bezirk Wedding Produktion | Sc: Flatform | Cam: Raffaele Ingegno, Delia Simonetti | Ed: Flatform | Sound Des: Flatform | With: Raffaele Cuna, Maria Luisa Inga, Mario Martena, Roberta Martena, Mario Pasquariello | Print/Sales: Flatform | www.flatform.it Public SCREENINGS Thu 22-1 16:302 LantarenVenster 5 Sun 25-1 09:302 Cinerama 3 Mon 26-1 22:152 LantarenVenster 3 Thu 29-1 19:452 LantarenVenster 2

Shipwreck Morgan Knibbe

On 3 October 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sank off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy and over 360 people drowned. Morgan Knibbe was on the island and decided to record the dramatic events. He tells the unbelievable story using testimony from Abraham, one of the survivors. Screens before Transatlantic.

IFFR and Gonzo (circus) magazine have once again joined forces in mutual dedication to innovative, experimental and adventurous audio-visual culture. This has resulted in the second edition of Mind The Gap Nights, a four-day, latenight programme at WORM from 22-25 January 2015 which will combine images and sound from various disciplines and genres in a wide variety of ways.

From Thu 22-1 to Sun 25-1, WORM, 21:30 till late, €11, with discount €8

MTGN Thursday 22 Tonight's Special: Bruce McClure & Alex Mendizabal (world premiere) + Stray Dogs

This third edition opens with a performance in three parts. Artist in focus Bruce McClure will present his new audio-visual work Suffusion of Fine Glass Transom and Leadlight Panes, based on the Warner Brothers logo. He will then present his recent single-screen projection Textiles Through the Ages, complete with original soundtrack. His associate Alex Mendizabal will round off the performance with a banging noise-set. Flemish improvisation duo Stray Dogs, based for part of the time in Berlin, consists of ‘sonic sculptor’ Koenraad Ecker and Frederik Meulyzer. Using a large number of instruments, they create rough, polyrhythmic, layered music at the intersection of ritual drumming, industrial noise and dub.

Netherlands, 2014 | colour, DCP, 15 min, Tigrinya/Italian Prod: Jos de Putter | Prod Comp: Deepfocus | Cam: Morgan Knibbe | Ed: Morgan Knibbe | Sound Des: Noah Pepper, Taco Drijfhout, Vincent Sinceretti | Music: Carlos Dalla-Fiore | Print/Sales: Morgan Knibbe | www.international.eyefilm.nl/shipwreck Public SCREENINGS Tue 27-1 11:302 Cinerama 6 Wed 28-1 22:002 LantarenVenster 5 Thu 29-1 10:002 LantarenVenster 3

MTGN Friday 23 Tonight’s Special: Telcosystems (world premiere) + Sally Golding (Dutch premiere) + Markus Mehr & Stefanie Sixt (world premiere)

Dutch trio Telcosystems (Lucas van der Velden, Gideon Kiers, David Kiers) opens the second evening with their latest work Testfilm#2: two projectors, digital and analogue images, plus a soundtrack in a real-time, self-structuring, generative process. Australian-British visual artist Sally Golding will present an ‘expanded cinema’ set in three parts (Un-Time; Light at the End of the Tunnel; Ghost - Loud + Strong) consisting mainly of new work made by combining 16mm film projection, light and sound. In Re-Directed Mehrs, German audio artist Markus Mehr and video artist Stefanie Sixt combine digital and earthly sounds with Sixt’s often abstract, poetic images.

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DINAMO P&I Screenings MTGN Saturday 24 Tonight’s Special: Bas van Koolwijk & Onno Govaert (world premiere) + Rainer Kohlberger (world premiere) + Oiseaux Tempête, Gareth Davis & Karel Doing (Dutch premiere) + Lowriders Collective: Doshy, FilosofischeStilte & Ruwedata.

Dutch audio-visual artist Bas van Koolwijk has based his latest work on the properties of the automation term ‘delay line memory’. In this live improvisation set, Koolwijk’s images and electronics are whipped up by the percussion of Onno Govaert. Berlin-resident audio-visual artist Rainer Kohlberger creates visual music during live cinema performances. His abstract work is extremely detailed and layered, eventually leaving none of our senses unaffected. French instrumental free rock trio Oiseaux Tempête (Frédéric D. Oberland, Stéphane Pigneul, Ben McConnell) will play live with bass clarinettist Gareth Davis. Dutch filmmaker Karel Doing will provide the visuals, using re-edited archive footage from the film institute EYE. Lowriders Collective from Rotterdam will then fill the night with deep grime, beats and electronic bass sounds, until the early hours. With Doshy, FilofischeStilte & Ruwedata.

MTGN Sunday 25

DINAMO (Distribution Network of Artists’ Moving image Organizations) is a network of independent distributors of video art and experimental film from the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. IFFR presents four Press & Industry programme slots in which 11 of the DINAMO distributors will show recently acquired work. These titles can also be seen in the festival video library. The film descriptions can be found on the IFFR website.

DINAMO P&I Screenings 1 Fri 23, 10:00, Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal sixpackfilm Down to Earth Anna Vasof

Austria, 2014 | colour, video, 7 min, n.d. Prod: Anna Vasof Print/Sales: sixpackfilm

Farewell to Hell Sabine Marte

Austria, 2014 | colour, video, 7 min, German Prod: Sabine Marte Print/Sales: sixpackfilm

Optical Sound

Elke Groen, Christian Neubacher

The fourth evening will open with Dutch duo Martijn van Boven (film/video) and Gert-Jan Prins (audio). Their second part of the trilogy Noise & Matter is called Black Smoking Mirror. This work, which makes use of lasers, projection screens made from wire wool and sound, is focused around aspects such as reflection, friction and obstruction. Canadian filmmaker Karl Lemieux, Austrian video artist Michaela Grill and British turntable wizard Philip Jeck mix analogue and digital images and sound to form a poetic Gesamtkunstwerk. To be seen at only three locations during IFFR, including in WORM as the Mind The Gap Nights closer: Karaoke (Art) - a bizarre coming together of contemporary video art and the (in)famous singalong phenomenon. With Anouk De Clercq & Fairuz (New York, New York) and Tim Etchells (Paint It Black), among others.

Standing Wave Andrew De Freitas

Canada, Germany, 2014 | colour, video, 8 min, English Prod: Andrew De Freitas Print/Sales: Circuit

Unconscious Tahi Moore

New Zealand, 2014 | colour, video, 6 min, English Prod: Tahi Moore Print/Sales: Circuit

DINAMO P&I Screenings 2 Sat 24, 10:00, Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

Austria, 2014 | colour, video, 12 min, n.d. Prod: Elke Groen Print/Sales: sixpackfilm

Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.

Vtape

Loretta Fahrenholz

Post Card

Brian Kent Gotro

Tonight’s Special: Martijn van Boven & Gert-Jan Prins (world premiere) + Karl Lemieux & Michaela Grill & Phillip Jeck (Dutch premiere) + Karaoke (Art)

Circuit

Canada, 2014 | colour, video, 5 min, English Prod: Brian Kent Gotro Print/Sales: Vtape

Beneath the Air

Germany, 2014 | colour, video, 17 min, Georgian, German, English Prod: vikatuben Print/Sales: Arsenal

Video Data Bank (VDB) O, Persecuted

Jesi The Elder

Canada, 2014 | colour, video, 4 min, English Prod: Jesi The Elder Print/Sales: Vtape

Gazonto

John Greyson

Canada, 2014 | colour, video, 5 min, Arabic, English Prod: John Greyson Print/Sales: Vtape

Push / Pull / Recover Terra Jean Long

Canada, Cuba, 2014 | colour, video, 4 min, n.d. Prod: Terra Jean Long Print/Sales: Vtape

Janey’s Arcadia Rachel Zolf

My Throat, My Air

Netherlands, 2014 | colour and b&w, video, 10 min, English Prod: Rachel Zolf Print/Sales: Vtape

Basma Alsharif

Palestine, United Kingdom | colour and b&w, video, 12 min, Arabic Prod: Basma Alsharif Print/Sales: VDB

All That Is Solid Louis Henderson

France, Ghana, 2014 | colour and b&w, DCP, 15 min, English, French Prod: Louis Henderson Print/Sales: VDB

LIMA There Was the Dream and There Was a Memory Connected with It Sara Rajaei

Netherlands, 2015 | colour and b&w, video, 8 min, English Prod: Sara Rajaei Print/Sales: LIMA

B.1

Cho Seoungho

South Korea, 2014 | colour and b&w, video, 8 min, n.d. Prod: Cho Seoungho Print/Sales: LIMA

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DINAMO P&I Screenings 4 Mon 26, 10:00, LV 2

Netherlands, 2014 | colour, video, 10 min, n.d. Prod: Thomas Mohr Print/Sales: LIMA

Argos Centre for Art and Media

Thomas Mohr

Accumulate

For the Record

Netherlands, 2014 | colour, video, 3 min, English Prod: eddie d Print/Sales: LIMA

Belgium, 2014 | colour, video, 18 min, English Prod: Animal Tank Print/Sales: Argos

Aïlien Reyns & Khani Fleur

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DINAMO P&I Screenings 3 Sun 25, 10:00, Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal AV-arkki

Charley Case

Belgium, 2014 | colour, video, 3 min, Japanese Prod: Charley Case Print/Sales: Argos

Dinamo & Mind the Gap

Mercy All the Way Hannaleena Hauru

Guide de politesse à l’attention de nos forces de l’ordre

Finland, 2014 | colour, DCP, 30 min, Finnish Prod: Hannaleena Hauru Print/Sales: AV-arkki

LUX Pyramid

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) All That Is Solid Eva Kolcze

Canada, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 16 min, n.d. Prod: Eva Kolcze Print/Sales: CFMDC

All That Is Left Unsaid

Margaret Salmon

United Kingdom, 2014 | colour and b&w, DCP, 17 min, English Prod: Margaret Salmon Print/Sales: LUX

Weight

Michèle Clarke

Canada, 2014 | colour, DCP, 3 min, English Prod: Michèle Clarke Print/Sales: CFMDC

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MID-LENGTH

Love Me

Barbara Sternberg

Kate Davis

United Kingdom, 2014 | colour and b&w, DCP, 11 min, English Prod: Kate Davis Print/Sales: LUX

Canada, 2014 | colour and b&w, 16mm, 6 min, n.d. Prod: Barbara Sternberg Print/Sales: CFMDC

de(con)struct E Hearte

Light Cone Cross

Christophe Guérin

France, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 5 min, n.d. Prod: Christophe Guérin Print/Sales: Light Cone

Canada, 2014 | b&w, 16mm, 1 min, English Prod: E Hearte Print/Sales: CFMDC

Escape the Light Ian Helliwell

United Kingdom, 2014 | colour, video, 4 min, n.d. Prod: Ian Helliwell Print/Sales: Light Cone

Marseille

Yves-Marie Mahé

France, 2014 | colour, video, 2 min, n.d. Prod: Yves-Marie Mahé Print/Sales: Light Cone

My Last Round Anthony Rousseau

France, 2014 | b&w, video, 4 min, n.d. Prod: Anthony Rousseau Print/Sales: Light Cone

Picture Particles Thorsten Fleisch

Germany, 2014 | colour, video, 5 min, n.d. Prod: Thorsten Fleisch Print/Sales: Light Cone

Schismes

Yann Beauvais

Brazil, 2014 | colour, video, 7 min, n.d. Prod: Yann Beauvais Print/Sales: Light Cone

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Syria/Canada, 2015 | colour, video, 55 min, Arabic Prod: Aliaa Khachouk | Prod Comp: Aliaa Khachouk Productions | Sc: Aliaa Khachouk | Cam: Eyad Aljarod | Ed: Eyad Aljarod, Aliaa Khachouk | Prod Des: Aliaa Khachouk | Sound Des: Nadim | Music: Samer Beyhum | Print/Sales: Aliaa Khachouk Productions | www.facebook. com/LoversNotebooksMovie Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 12:00 LantarenVenster 2 Sat 24-1 17:00 LantarenVenster 6 Fri 30-1 12:00 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 22:30 Cinerama 2

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Canada, 2014 | colour, DCP, 45 min, English Prod: Céline Baril | Sc: Céline Baril | Cam: Céline Baril | Ed: Céline Baril | Prod Des: Céline Baril | Sound Des: Marie-Pierre Grenier | Print/Sales: Céline Baril | www.lesfilmsdelautre.com Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 17:00 Cinerama 3 Fri 30-1 12:00 LantarenVenster 2 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 09:00 Cinerama 4

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Lovers’ Notebooks

Cover Me

Eyad Aljarod, Aliaa Khachouk

Garrett Bradley

The population of Saraqeb in Syria expresses the ongoing misery in their country and the changes after the revolution through graffiti. The walls are the basis for their existence, providing protection from outside violence. They also bear the names of martyrs, common expressions, poetry, revolutionary slogans and other graffiti. The documentary Lovers’ Notebooks was shot over three years and is the first film by Saraqeb inhabitant and media activist Eyad Aljarod who directed it with CanadianSyrian Aliaa Khachouk. The film reveals the constant tension between the revolt-sparked energy and a sense of despair, between leaving a place and the decision to return, between the euphoria about the beauty of an image and the fear of war. During the film and during the night, the walls of Saraqeb are filled with text like a lover’s notebook.

A young vocalist returns to New Orleans, but can’t find her way around. We see the city through her attempts at making contact and friends, earning money and playing her music. Cover Me is a remarkable film – part of a bigger project Garrett Bradley developed with artist Tameka Norris, who plays the lead. Based on 30 hours of material, Norris created a video installation in which she put herself in as many roles and situations as possible and Bradley created this modest, exceptional film that details the story of the fictional vocalist. And in working with the same footage, what in effect defines the moving image as either film or art? Image and sound play an important role in the alienation that occurs. New Orleans excels in its diversity.

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USA, 2015 | colour, DCP, 60 min, English Prod: Wes Rossi | Prod Comp: Make LLC | Sc: Garret Bradley, Tameka Norris | Cam: Zac Manuel, Jason Foster | Ed: Garret Bradley | Prod Des: Nick Living | Sound Des: Eric Hoehn | Music: Brian Bo | With: Brian Bo, Arthur Hickerson, Joseph Holmes, Jacques (Polo) Miller, Tameka Norris | Print/Sales: Garrett Bradley | www.garrettabradley.com Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 17:00 Cinerama 3 Sun 25-1 12:00 LantarenVenster 6 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 14:15 Cinerama 4

Room Tone

Kosmos

Céline Baril

Ruben Desiere

From Detroit to New Orleans and via Memphis and New York to Los Angeles – Room Tone takes us on an exceptional road trip through the US; every city retaining its unicity. A trip that reveals the excesses of the American Dream and the emptiness of contemporary society. Romantic cityscapes and wide-open landscapes gain a bitter aftertaste due to textual excerpts and soundtracks from fascinating American films from the 1970s. Elsewhere, director Céline Baril plays the voices of the 1960s’ protests including those of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. Found footage, recently shot excerpts, drawings and writing are served up sedately. The hard life that emerges from the images is only softened by the film’s remarkable colours and the precise choices of image and sound.

Kosmos gets up close and personal with Kevin Mroc’s family. These Roma from Slovakia lived in the squatted Gesù monastery in Brussels until the close of 2013. In the run-up to their eviction, the young Belgian director Ruben Desiere created this documentary with fictional elements. Kosmos is loosely based on the eponymous story by Polish author Witold Gombrowicz, which clearly highlights the characters’ search for meaning in a chaotic, precarious environment. No one has work or money and it’s hard to imagine how the family survive. The hopelessness of the temporary housing situation at the squat is beautifully captured. The patterns, colours and superstitions that have developed constitute the basis for a story whose reach only becomes apparent after completely submitting to the details.

Belgium, 2014 | colour, DCP, 61 min, Roma Prod: Ruben Desiere, Rasmus Van Heddeghem | Sc: Ruben Desiere, based on the novel by Witold Gombrowicz | Cam: Ruben Desiere | Ed: Ruben Desiere, Elias Grootaers | Sound Des: Sabrina Calmels, Vasco Pimentel | With: Vladimír Balász, Rastislav Vaňo, Eva Mroćová, Bartolomej Mroč, Kevin Mroč, Marta Dunová, Nassar Khelil | Print/Sales: Ruben Desiere | www.schoolofarts.be/ graduation2014/student/kosmos Public SCREENINGS  Fri 30-1 17:00 Cinerama 7 Sat 31-1 12:00 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 12:45 Cinerama 4

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Serbia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 64 min, Serbian/English Prod: Ognjen Glavonic | Prod Comp: Non-Aligned Films | Sc: Ognjen Glavonic | Cam: Relja Ilic | Ed: Sara Santini | Sound Des: Jakov Munizaba | Print/Sales: Non-Aligned Films | www. facebook.com/zivan.pravi.pank.festival Public SCREENINGS  Wed 28-1 17:00 Cinerama 3 Thu 29-1 12:00 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 20:30 Cinerama 2

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Živan pravi pank festival

Vita brevis

Živan Makes a Punk Festival Ognjen Glavonić

Thierry Knauff

Like a contemporary Don Quixote, this film’s focal point, ivan, clings to his goal of organising an annual punk festival in his village Tomasevac, just outside Belgrade. It’s ivan’s battle with himself and the small-minded villagers. He is ambitious and takes risks, but does so at a village pace. This year the festival will be international: a band from Slovakia will play. Soon, ivan proves to have no money and things seem half-organised until the big day. ivan’s friends put him on the spot, but ultimately there are always people who help him. ivan is a poet and reads a poem before every gig; he also believes fervently in his dream of expanding the festival. Ognjen Glavonic received much praise for this exceptional film.

Inspired by jazz musician Jimmy Giuffre’s statement, ‘I’m not afraid to play something simple’, Thierry Knauff has created a cinematic exercise in capturing beauty, observing nature and being moved by film. He translated the way jazz musicians play together into an interplay of elements he saw on the Tisza River, a tributary of the Danube: rustling willow leaves, followed by the whirring of thousands of mayfly wings and a young girl’s hair blowing in the wind. The film plays with abstract patterns and focuses on emerging life and the tough battle for survival in nature. Says Knauf, ‘Vita brevis is a poem of the moment, an evocation of the fragile and fleeting dance of life.’

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Belgium, 2015 | b&w, DCP, 40 min, no dialogue Prod: Thierry Knauff, Arnaud Demuynck, Peter Krüger | Prod Comp: Les Films du Sablier, Les Films du Nord, Inti Films | Sc: Thierry Knauff | Cam: Antoine-Marie Meert | Ed: Thierry Knauff | Prod Des: Thierry Knauff | Sound Des: Bruno Tarriere | With: Hannah Fontaine | Print/ Sales: Les Films du Sablier | www.filmsdusablier.com Public SCREENINGS  Tue 27-1 17:00 Pathé 6 Wed 28-1 12:00 Cinerama 3 Sat 31-1 17:00 LantarenVenster 6 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 17:30 Cinerama 4

Auld Lang Syne

A misteriosa morte de Pérola

Cindy Jansen

The Mysterious Death of Pérola Guto Parente

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Netherlands/USA/ France, 2015 | colour/b&w, DCP, 48 min, English Prod: Cindy Jansen | Prod Comp: Cindy Jansen Film | Sc: Cindy Jansen | Cam: Cindy Jansen | Ed: Cindy Jansen | Sound Des: Bart Jilesen | Music: Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline | Print/Sales: Cindy Jansen Film | www.cindyjansen.com Public SCREENINGS  Thu 22-1 17:00 LantarenVenster 1 Sat 24-1 12:00 Cinerama 6 Fri 30-1 19:45 Cinerama 7 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 11:30 Cinerama 4

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Brothers John and Alan Lawson were born a mere 14 months apart and looked very alike. They were inseparable when they were young, had the same interests and even responded to each other’s names. However, their characters were very different as became apparent in their later lives. Filmmaker Cindy Jansen met John Lawson in Paris shortly before he died in 2009. His story of a life of partying, generosity and ultimately alcoholism and lies convinced her to look up Alan Lawson who made a career for himself as a professor at Brown University in Boston. Jansen combines special camera and voice-over techniques (Alan reading John’s text for instance) and alternates these with films from the family’s archive and images of places John spoke about. The calm, loving film subtly makes you think about life’s choices and society’s sometimes high expectations.

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Brazil/France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 62 min, French/Portuguese Prod: Guto Parente, Ticiana Augusto Lima | Prod Comp: Alumbramento & Tardo | Sc: Guto Parente | Cam: Guto Parente, Ticiana Augusto Lima | Ed: Guto Parente | Prod Des: Ticiana Augusto Lima | Sound Des: Érico Paiva | Music: Rodrigo Dario, Simon Fernandes, Uirá dos Reis | With: Ticiana Augusto Lima, Guto Parente | Print/ Sales: Alumbramento & Tardo | www.alumbramento.com.br/en Public SCREENINGS  Fri 23-1 12:00 LantarenVenster 6 Sun 25-1 22:45 Cinerama 7 Mon 26-1 12:00 LantarenVenster 3 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 21:00 Cinerama 4

A slow, obscure murder mystery about a young student who leaves her country, home and boyfriend to study art in a French city. She lives alone in a beautiful, but dark, old apartment where paintings stare at her and doors seem to have a life of their own. She’s lonely and slowly loses herself in nostalgia and fear making dream, fantasy and reality merge with one another. Caravaggio, Renoir and Greuze reproductions combined with music from Ravel, Webern and Boulez create a special atmosphere whereby the boundaries between characters, set and story become diffuse. Director Guto Parente, who also plays one of the leads, manages to translate the girl’s mental state and the mysterious state of the house into suitably dark cinematic language. The varied camerawork provides some relief without breaking the tension.

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Rib Gets in the Way Steve Reinke

USA/Canada, 2014 | colour/ b&w, DCP, 52 min, English Prod: Steve Reinke | Sc: Steve Reinke | Cam: Steve Reinke | Ed: Steve Reinke | Prod Des: Jessie Mott | Sound Des: Steve Reinke | Music: Steve Reinke | With: Esau McGhee, Lane Relyea, Elijah Burgher | Print/Sales: Steve Reinke | www.stevereinke.com Public SCREENINGS  Mon 26-1 17:00 Cinerama 4 Wed 28-1 12:00 LantarenVenster 5 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 10:15 Cinerama 4

Memory, fantasy and the body have been central themes in Steve Reinke’s work for a long time. In Rib Gets in the Way, Reinke takes the viewer on a journey through his universe in an associative film essay that deals with complex material humorously. Life philosophy, archiving, faith, AIDS, death and sex are dealt with, but also worms, nightlife, cells and hybrid art forms. Using light self-deprecation, Reinke makes brilliant connections between image and language. The film is a mix of found footage, abstract video animations and home videos. Its final section is a seductive animation of the story The Honey Sacrifice from Nietzsche’s Also Sprach Zarathustra. The colourful watercolours of various animals and humanoids were made by Jesse Mott. Rib Gets in the Way is part of Final Thoughts, Series Three.

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Cábala caníbal Cabbale Cannibal Daniel V. Villamediana

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Spain/Switzerland, 2015 | colour, DCP, 63 min, Spanish Prod: David Epiney, Eugenia Mumenthaler, Daniel V. Villamediana, Luis Miñarro | Prod Comp: Alina Film | Sc: Daniel V. Villamediana, Madalina Stefan | Cam: Daniel V. Villamediana | Ed: Daniel V. Villamediana | Sound Des: Alejandro Castillo | Music: La reverencia, Divina Mysteria | Print/Sales: Alina Film | www.alinafilm.com Public SCREENINGS  Sun 25-1 17:00 Cinerama 3 Mon 26-1 11:15 Cinerama 6 Tue 27-1 12:00 LantarenVenster 2 Press & Industry SCREENING  Tue 27-1 16:00 Cinerama 4

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Fact and fiction mingle in a remarkably detailed film essay that utilises fascinating split-screen images to reveal how small elements in everyone’s life are accidentally linked to major events in cultural history. Filmmaker and critic Daniel V. Villamediana tries to get a grip on hidden memories of Spanish kabbala using his family’s Jewish history. He utilises the complex structure of a Hebrew text as the basis for a new cinematic language. Stories of diaspora, exile and exodus from family history meld with Spanish history in which heterodoxy, freedom and rebellion were always threatened. Villamediana lives in Germany and his films seek out cultural idiosyncrasies. Using his contemporary reality, the German context and this era, he manages to open history up to dig down to obscured memories.

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Words Made Flesh Tony Rayns When IFFR 2015 is over, you may well find yourself wondering why you didn’t know Jang Jin before. Pretty much everyone in South Korea does know Jang Jin. He’s the country’s most famous modern playwright and theatre director – and he’s often on television, recently as the mastermind behind the sketch show Saturday Night Live Korea, which more than once caused a national uproar. Of course he also writes, produces and directs movies, some of which have been known to attract large audiences. But above all the accomplishments on his CV, Jang Jin is known best of all for one thing: satire. He doesn’t respect institutions, powerful individuals or dogmas of any kind. He believes, endearingly, that satirical comedy might change society more effectively than throwing Molotov cocktails. Not all of Jang’s films are satires – at least, not overtly. It matters to him that his work should have mass appeal, so he often turns to generic stories and subjects. His filmography runs to several gangster movies and rom-coms. But he messes with the genres that other Korean directors have made popular, challenging their assumptions and giving them a subversive spin. Sometimes, endearingly, he goes a little too far and leaves his Korean audience behind. Maybe the IFFR audience will have less trouble with his mischief? His targets, after all, are universal: the hypocrisies of the mass media, the absurdity of machismo, the dubious certainties of religious faith …

Words and Talks Jang, now in his mid-forties, studied theatre at Seoul Institute of the Arts and wrote his first play while doing his mandatory military service. Theatre is probably still his first love, but nobody – not even the late Alain Resnais – has found better ways to transplant theatrical ideas into cinema. You can see it sometimes in his clever mise en scène, in the way he frames his shots and moves his characters around the screen, but you can’t miss it in his dialogue: his way

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Welcome to Dongmakgol

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with words. He can write repartee to match the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s, but what he likes most is playing with words: exploring verbal ambiguities, savouring non-sequiturs, showing characters extending their vocabularies. And he does love a good slanging match. His first filmed script, a 1995 adaptation of Song Chaehwan’s A Hot Roof (directed by Lee Minyong), offered a tremendous range of insults: women protestors shouting at police, vigorous disagreements about protest tactics, trapped burglars bickering with each other, women holding their own against abusive men. Plenty of the movies Jang went on to direct himself also feature memorable arguments. He also knows when it’s better that his characters shut up, but his dialogue is certainly the equal of the humorous banter in Hong Sang-soo movies. Like other key figures in the Korean film renaissance of the 1990s, Jang founded his own production company soon after he began directing. He called it ‘Film It Suda’ – ‘Suda’ means ‘non-stop chatter’. The movie that made him famous has ‘suda’ in its title: it’s Killer-deului suda (2000), which literally means ‘Killers’ Non-stop Chatter’. In English, he called it Guns and Talks. As I said, endearing.

parole lives 15 years in 24 hours, a conundrum almost worthy of Borges. In We Are Brothers, a Catholic priest clashes with a shaman (yes, they’re brothers) as they search for their mother, a missing woman with Alzheimer’s – until the real roots of their sibling rivalries are laid bare. And in the ensemble pieces – Murder, Take One and The Quiz Show Scandal, not to mention the adaptation of his play Welcome to Dongmakgol – Jang takes pleasure not only in orchestrating disparate strands of narrative but also in forcing the characters to deal with unfamiliar and unexpected situations. Jang is all about moving outside what they call ‘comfort zones’.

Genre and Wit Jang works with many of Korea’s best actors (he trained quite a few of them on stage productions), but stretches them in ways that most other Korean directors don’t. First, he gives them characters with defined personal histories, always rooted in social realities; they’re not just ‘types’. Second, his way of twisting genres challenges actors to find the humour in personal tragedy or the pathos in bravado, or the weakness in violence. He generally gets from them the very best they can give, even when they’re playing hopeless losers or people trapped in false images of themselves. Few of Jang’s movies are simply genre films. In Guns and Talks, the supposedly hard hitmen are philosophical and lovelorn; they’re also obsessed by a woman presenter on TV. In My Son, the life-term prisoner who gets a one-day

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Flesh and Fantasy The Signals slot in IFFR is often reserved for committedly marginal filmmakers; those who challenge the mainstream of their cultures from a position on the margins. Jang Jin is the precise opposite, an independent voice who invades the heartland of the mainstream. Kind of like the writer William Burroughs, who wore suits and generally came on like a respectable gent to camouflage his habit of saying the unsayable. Consider Jang’s recent film Man on High Heels. It starts out with reassuring familiarity, using every well-known trope of Korean police thrillers and gangster movies, including the hyperbolic violence and its associated action choreography, and maintains them with considerable expertise almost throughout. But the macho protagonist wants to transition his gender, and his psychological ‘trouble’ gradually undermines all the genre conventions. This pushes the film to a complex and worldly-wise ending that leaves genre far behind. Man on High Heels encapsulates all of Jang Jin’s strengths. He knows the flesh, and all that it is heir to: the hunger, the pain, the craving, the compulsions. And he also knows the fantasies that the body hosts: the desires, the delusions, the comforting illusions. He sets all this out with enormous wit, style and energy. Trust me, by the time you get to know him you’ll wish you’d found him earlier.

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Gyegateun nal ui ohu

Baksuchil ddae ddeonara

A Hot Roof Lee Minjong

South Korea, 1995 | colour, video, 108 min, Korean Prod: Lee Soonyeoul | Prod Comp: Soon Film Co., Cheil Communications | Sc: Jang Jin, Lee Kyoungsik, Cho Minho, Lee Minjong | Cam: Seo Jungmin  | Ed: Park Kogji | Music: Lee Yonghoon  | With: Ha Youmi, Chung Sookyoung, Son Sook, Kim Boyun, Song Oksook, Lee Kyungyoung, Kim Minyong  | Print: Fortissimo Films | Sales: Hyunjin Cinema

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Several writers wrestled with the adaptation of Song Chaehwan’s story about 10 women staging a rooftop protest, but rumour has it that the project came into focus only when Jang Jin rewrote the script. The women went to the rescue of a battered wife and accidentally killed the violent husband; now they are resisting arrest by barricading themselves on the roof of Rose Apartments – and winning support from women all over Korea, thanks to a woman journalist’s sympathetic reports. Meanwhile there’s an unrelenting heatwave, and two male burglars are trapped in one of the evacuated apartments below. This was one of the films that announced new attitudes and themes in the culture of the newly democratised Korea, and its feminist vehemence, wit and sexual politics are no less startling now than they were then.

South Korea, 2005 | colour, 35mm, 1:1.85, 115 min, Korean Prod: Kim Woonho, Kang Woosuk | Prod Comp: Another Sunday, Cinema Service Co., Ltd. | Sc: Jang Jin | Cam: Kim Junyoung  | Ed: Kim Sangbum, Kim Jaebum  | Prod Des: Kim Hyoshin  | Sound Des: Choi Taeyoung | Music: Han Jaegwan  | With: Cha Seungwon, Shin Hagyun, Kim Jisoo, Jung Jaeyoung, Ryu Seungryong, Shin Gu, Park Jeonga  | Print/Sales: CJ Entertainment

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Killer-deul ui suda

Welcome to Dongmakgol

Guns and Talks Jang Jin

South Korea, 2001 | colour, 35mm, 1:1.85, 121 min, Korean Prod: Ji Meehyang, Kang Woosuk, Gwang Byunggyun | Prod Comp: Cinema Service Co., Ltd., MVP Venture Capital | Sc: Jang Jin | Cam: Hwang Gyungpyo  | Ed: Kim Sangbum  | Prod Des: Bae Soojeong | Music: Han Jaegwan  | With: Shin Hyunjoon, Jung Jaeyoung, Shin Hagyun, Won Bin, Jeong Jinyeong, Kong Hyojin  | Print: Korean Film Archive | Sales: CJ Entertainment

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A quartet of male assassins are the most user-friendly hitmen in Seoul. They’re not really gangsters, more skilled tradesmen who meet an important social need; they’ve even been known to offer discount rates to students. None of them is in love, at least not at first, but they have a collective crush on a woman newsreader on TV. Complications begin to cloud their lives just as a police detective closes in on them, but they take on one of their biggest challenges regardless: the murder of an actor on stage during a production of Hamlet… Guns and Talks was Jang Jin’s first mega-hit (it made top stars of all four leading men) and it firmly established his ‘brand’: smart dialogue, very offbeat humour, unpredictable characters and cleverly finessed shifts in tone. Still one of Jang’s best films.

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Murder, Take One Jang Jin Based on Jang Jin’s own play The Big Scene, this is a bravura cinematic performance. Murder, Take One imagines a near future in which a murder trial is not only televised but heavily manipulated by the TV producers. The two prosecutors nonetheless have to investigate before going to court, and they’re stymied by the fact that the prime suspect (a young man caught trying to set fire to the hotel room in which the woman victim died) is increasingly obviously not the murderer. The mystery has an Agatha Christielike complexity, and the truth ironically begins to emerge only after the TV guys bring in a shaman to channel the victim’s spirit. The all-star cast includes many Jang Jin regulars, and Jang himself brings a dazzling range of visual ideas to the party.

Park Kwanghyun

South Korea, 2005 | colour, 35mm, 1:1.85, 130 min, Korean/English Prod: Jang Jin, Lee Eunha, Ji Sangyong, Kim Wootaek | Prod Comp: Film It Suda, Showbox/ Mediaplex, Inc | Sc: Jang Jin, Park Kwanghyun | Cam: Choi Sangho | Ed: Choi Minyoung | Prod Des: Jo Jaeseok | Sound Des: Kim Sukwon | Music: Hisaishi Jo | With: Jung Jaeyoung, Shin Hagyun, Gang Hyejeong, Im Haryong, Jo Jaegyeong, Ryu Deokhwan, Steve Taschler | Print/ Sales: Showbox/Mediaplex, Inc

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Jang Jin wrote and directed Welcome to Dongmakgol for the stage in 2002, but entrusted this film adaptation to firsttime director Park Kwanghyun. It’s Jang’s idiosyncratic take on the Korean War, and the film became one of Film It Suda’s greatest hits. It’s September 1950. General MacArthur has led the Allies ashore at Incheon. A US fighter plane crashlands near Dongmakgol, a mountain village that is Korea’s answer to Shangri-la, and its wounded pilot is nursed by the villagers. Three survivors from a communist army patrol soon show up too, as do two stray soldiers from the southern anticommunist army. They all team up to deal with a shared enemy (a huge wild boar) and learn to co-exist peacefully. But then the Americans parachute in to rescue their pilot, and the real war reaches Dongmakgol.

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South Korea, 2006 | colour, 35mm, 1:1.85, 25 min, Korean Prod: Kim Woonho | Prod Comp: National Human Rights Commission of Korea | Sc: Jang Jin | Cam: Kim Junyoung | Ed: Kim Sangbum | Music: Han Jaegwan | With: Ryu Seungryong, Lee Jiyong | Print/Sales: Indiestory Inc.

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South Korea, 2006 | colour, 35mm, 1:2.35, 126 min, Korean Prod: Lee Eunha, Kim Songhoon, Kim Mihwa, Kang Woosuk, Kim Joosung | Prod Comp: Film It Suda, KnJ Entertainment | Sc: Jang Jin | Cam: Choi Sangho  | Ed: Kim Hyoshin  | With: Jung Jaeyoung, Jung Junho, Ryu Seungryong, Min Jeehan | Print/Sales: CJ Entertainment

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Goma-un saram

Adeul

Someone Grateful Jang Jin

My Son Jang Jin

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea had the idea of producing omnibus movies on human-rights issues soon after the country’s shift from military to civilian government in 1993. Jang Jin made Someone Grateful for the second omnibus, If You Were Me 2, and succeeded in scandalising large sections of the left with the most brilliant of all his satires. He takes one of the left’s most sacred myths – the sufferings of student activists when they were arrested and tortured under martial law – and rethinks it by focusing on the human rights of the cop who conducts the ‘interrogation’. This rare screening of one of Jang’s best films will be integrated into a sit-down talk show. Jang will discuss his entire career in detail, from the thinking behind his company Film It Suda to his provocative work for TV. Admission free

Lee Kangsik, serving a life sentence for a double murder, is unexpectedly granted a one-day parole to see his elderly mother and the son he’s never known. After 15 years in jail, he finds much changed in Korea – including the slang spoken by young people like his son Joonsuk, now a high-school senior. At first, things look grim. Mrs Lee has senile dementia, and the taciturn Joonsuk is her sole carer; the boy has nothing to say to his father. But then the emotional frost starts to thaw… Jang Jin takes a potentially tearsoaked storyline and loads it with his familiar preoccupations: the softening of a macho man, the shortcomings of religious faith, a chastening twist ending. Advisory note: Hermann Hesse’s novel Demian plays a significant role!

South Korea, 2007 | colour, 35mm, 1:1.85, 109 min, Korean Prod: Lee Eunha, Kim Jinyoung, Kang Woosuk, Lee Byeonghee | Prod Comp: KnJ Entertainment, Film It Suda | Sc: Jang Jin | Cam: Choi Sangho | Ed: Kim Sangbum | Prod Des: Kim Hyoshin | Sound Des: Ahn Daehwan | Music: Lee Byungwoo | With: Cha Seungwon, Ryu Deokhwan, Kim Jiyeong, Lee Sanghoon, Lee Munsu, Jin Wun | Print/Sales: CJ Entertainment

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Georukhan gaebo

Quiz Wang

Righteous Ties Jang Jin

The Quiz Show Scandal Jang Jin

Taking its motto from a Robert Frost poem, Righteous Ties is a gangster movie largely set in prison, and Jang Jin’s most generic work. But that’s not to say that it lacks his usual sparky originality. The prison-break scene, for example, involves a slow-mo bird’s-eye view of a bullet, a fighter jet and a prisoner who imagines he can knock down a thick perimeter wall by throwing himself against it. Dong Chisung, gang boss Kim’s right-hand man, takes the rap for an attack on a rival and serves time in Suncheon Penitentiary. But while he’s inside, his elderly parents are attacked and Dong himself is wounded in a furtive ambush. After breaking out, his agenda is revenge. Notions of an ‘honour code’ don’t get much of a lookin, but emotional ties (rooted in shared childhood memories) are paramount.

‘The answer is Korea!’ Jang’s funniest and most provocative ensemble piece is essentially a state-of-the-nation report, a social panorama that tackles a range of endemic problems. In a freak accident on the night highway, four cars hit one woman pedestrian. So four carloads of people have to report to the police: a couple of gangsterish debtcollectors with a corpse in the back seat, a bickering working-class family, a father and son and four members of a Depressives Anonymous group. The dead woman was chief questionsetter for a popular TV quiz show, a show that has never yet paid out its top cash prize. And she had a clue to the answer of the top-dollar question in her pocket. The satire of materialism is pretty cutting, but the all-star cast makes the most of all the character-based comedy too.

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South Korea, 2010 | colour, video, 121 min, Korean Prod: Cho Hyeonseok, Kang Woosuk, Jang Jin, Kim Seoungjin | Prod Comp: Film It Suda, KnJ Entertainment, Soran Playment | Sc: Jang Jin | Cam: Kim Junyoung | Prod Des: Kim Hyoshin | Sound Des: Im Hyungkeun | Music: Yoon Soojin | With: Kim Suro, Ryu Seungryong, Han Jaeseok, Song Youngchang, Jang Jin, Shin Hagyun | Print/Sales: M-Line Distribution

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South Korea, 2010 | colour, video, 107 min, Korean Prod: Jang Jin, Kim Jinyoung, Choi Taeyoung, John Han, Katharine Kim | Prod Comp: Film It Suda | Sc: Anna Lee, Jang Jin | Cam: Na Heeseok | Ed: Kim Sangbum, Kim Jaebum | Prod Des: Jang Seokjin | Sound Des: Choi Taeyoung | Music: Han Jaekwon | With: Ryu Seungryong, Lee Yowon, Lee Dongwook, Kim Hakrae, Han Myungsuk, Ryu Kikyeong | Print/ Sales: CJ Entertainment

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The Recipe Anna Lee

Man on High Heels Jang Jin

One of the best foodie movies ever made, The Recipe seamlessly merges the talents of Anna Lee (American-trained director of the extraordinary sci-fi romance Rub Love back in 1998) and Jang Jin. Ryu Seungryong plays a hard-bitten TV news producer who follows up an intriguing lead (he learns what a condemned prisoner’s last wish was) and goes in search of a particular doenjang stew. It’s a common Korean dish, made with fermented bean-paste, but this one recipe makes it taste like the food of the gods. There are a couple of false trails before he learns the truth about 100% pure sodium chloride crystals, lacquer-tree spring water, ume-petal earthenware and the rhythm of chirping crickets – not to mention a goblin man, a builder of drains with no sense of smell and a mysterious woman named Hyejin.

Man on High Heels delivers all the shocks and ultraviolence we’ve come to expect from Korean crime thrillers, but with a truly subversive twist. Yoon (Cha Seungwon, maybe Jang Jin’s favourite star) is the ultimate hard man, a battle-scarred cop who gets his man by any means necessary. But Yoon has a secret: (s)he’s a woman trapped in a man’s body. The body in question – first seen naked in a sauna, as described by scummy gang boss Huh – seems as masculine as they come, but appearances can be deceptive. Jang’s plot has two main strands: Yoon’s take-down of Boss Huh, whose criminal empire is minded by his brother while Huh is in jail, and the tribulations of female cop Jangmi who nurses a crush on Yoon as she works to trap a serial rapist.

South Korea, 2014 | colour, DCP, 125 min, Korean Prod: Jang Jin, Lee Eunha, Cho Hyeonseok | Prod Comp: Film It Suda, Jangcha & Co., Lotte Entertainment | Sc: Jang Jin  | Cam: Lee Sungje | Ed: Yang Dongyub, Jang Jin | With: Cha Seungwon, Oh Jeongse, Lee Som, Song Yeongchang, Kim Eungsoo, Ko Gyeongpyo | Print/ Sales: Lotte Entertainment

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Romantic Heaven

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South Korea, 2011 | colour, video, 117 min, Korean Prod: Kang Woosuk, Kim Sungjin | Prod Comp: KnJ Entertainment | Sc: Jang Jin | Cam: Kim Junyoung | Ed: Soran | Prod Des: Kim Hyoshin | Sound Des: Choi Taeyoung | Music: Lee Byeongwoo | With: Kim Suro, Kim Dongwook, Kim Jiwon, Lee Soonjae | Print/ Sales: CJ Entertainment

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Jang Jin says he based the script of Romantic Heaven on the Bible, but he might have been joking. Three randomly intersecting tales of everyday life tend to confirm the Sartrean proposition that hell is other people. A lawyer desperately misses his late wife. A young girl desperately looks for someone to donate a kidney to her dying mother, but the only candidate is on the run from the cops, suspected of murdering his girlfriend. A taxi driver learns that his grandfather only ever loved a girl he met and lost during the Korean War. All of these people find a kind of salvation in their romantic fantasies of a benign God who watches over individual destinies from his perch in a charmingly imagined heaven. God is played by veteran character-actor Lee Soonjae, but the character says He’s a Buddhist.

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We Are Brothers Jang Jin

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South Korea, 2014 | colour, DCP, 101 min, Korean Prod: Lee Eunha, Cho Hyeonseok, You Jeonghun | Prod Comp: Film It Suda, Jangcha & Co., Showbox/ Mediaplex, Inc | Sc: Bae Seyoung | Cam: Kim Sungan  | Ed: Jang Jin, Lee Yeounjung, Lim Jiyoung | Prod Des: Kim Hyoshin | Sound Des: Choi Taeyoung  | Music: Jay Kim  | With: Cho Jinwoong, Kim Sungkyun, Yoon Jini, Kim Youngae | Print/Sales: Showbox/Mediaplex, Inc

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In his newest film, Jang Jin’s targets include TV reality shows, phoney politicians, organised religion – and the easy emotional manipulations of movie tearjerkers. Much of We Are Brothers is a kind of road movie: two brothers, separated when the elder boy was adopted by an American couple, meet for the first time in decades but then have to take to the road in search of their mother, a dementia patient who has gone missing. Trouble is, the Korean one has become an unusually grumpy shaman, while the one who was raised in the US turned to Christianity to overcome a delinquent adolescence. Their trips to find their mother also explore their respective pasts, their conflicting personalities and the gulf between shamanism and Catholicism. Their clashes spark some of Jang’s most acerbic dialogue.

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THE VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D

De Vaticans Museums 3D staat voor een buitengewone ontdekkingsreis langs de meest indrukwekkende verzameling kunstwerken van de afgelopen 2000 jaar. Aanschouw de ongekende kunst van de oude meesters zoals Michelangelo, Carravaggio en da Vinci maar ook van Van Gogh, Chagall en Dalì.

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Groots overzicht van het werk uit de laatste jaren van Rembrandt’s leven. Er worden prachtige beelden getoond van de exclusieve Rembrandt-tentoonstellingen in de National Gallery in Londen en het Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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Dit is een briljante nieuwe film over één van 's werelds favoriete kunstenaars. Geniet van de volledige en ongekende toegang tot de schatten van het Amsterdamse Van Gogh Museum. De film markeert zowel een belangrijke her-vertoning van de collectie van het museum en de viering van de 125ste verjaardag van de dood van Van Gogh.

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Ze zijn 's werelds meest populaire kunstenaars. De werken van Cézanne, Monet, Degas en hun landgenoten leveren nog steeds tientallen miljoenen dollars op. Maar wie waren ze echt? Waarom en hoe hebben ze geschilderd? Wat gaat er schuil achter hun blijvende aantrekkingskracht? Deze voorstelling helpt bij het beantwoorden van deze vragen. KOOP NU TICKETS OP WWW.PATHE.NL/SPECIALS OF AAN DE KASSA VANAF €12,50

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tive insertions of ‘readable’ images. And unlike Frampton, he never wanted a second career as a teacher. Starting to operate the projector in 1995, thus after the first centenary of film, Bruce McClure is part of a younger generation embracing analogue technology in the face of a pervasive digitisation of contemporary culture. It is precisely the tangible – even visceral – impact of his manifest manipulations of mechanical media that exerts such a strong appeal on contemporary audiences. Operating in a timeframe where the hegemony of the traditional, standardized cinematographic apparatus is no longer in place, McClure advocates a radically liberating aesthetic. In an era when performativity and quantification are the prevailing criteria, McClure’s unique strategy is one of absolute control over a resolute reduction of input, achieving maximum impact with the bare minimum. With often multiple projectors running at the same time, he subverts any attempt at critical distance for the viewer. McClure uses either found film or processes blank leader or black filmstrips, placing him in the tradition of cameraless filmmakers. The most important characteristic however is that his practice is largely based on the premise of a prepared projector, following Cage’s example of the prepared piano.

‘I don’t use optical printers. I don’t need a camera, I don’t need lights, I don’t need actors or actresses, I don’t need a producer, I don’t need a sound man.’ (Bruce McClure) Since McClure brought his projection performances to IFFR for the first time in 2003 (he also attended in 2004, 2007 and 2009), he has travelled the world with his unique sight and sound performances, always carrying with him the least considered yet most essential component of cinema culture: the projector. Know Thy Instrument is the title of one of his recent essays, published last year in combination with a reprint of A Lecture by Hollis Frampton. It is indeed quite simple – yet also a severe simplification – to inscribe McClure into a lineage of avant-garde filmmakers, and more particularly the Structuralist filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s. Like Frampton, McClure writes about his own work in witty, highly authentic terms. Like Paul Sharits, he acknowledges the projector primarily as a medium for coded information in the form of light pulses. His calculated deconstruction of normative cinema is never a purely cerebral affair, as the energy unleashed through light and sound makes for a very physical impact. Like Sharits, as well as Tony Conrad, McClure maximizes the flicker effect, rather than trying to smooth it over to obtain an illusion of continuity. With Conrad, McClure has a primarily musical approach to the metric patterns he is producing. With Ken Jacobs, he revels in the non-reproducible character of a live event, each performance being a unique creation, impossible to reproduce. Like Peter Kubelka, McClure understands that his performances include both spoken word and projection.

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Collapsible Theaters His formal vocabulary goes beyond this, however. McClure started cinematographic work with graphic hand-drawn films for single-screen projection and experimented with stroboscopic discs in the tradition of Joseph Plateau, Marcel Duchamp and Harold Edgerton. He also regularly recycles found films as a form of readymade, yet projects them on his own terms, slowed down, out of focus, etc. Sabotaging his equipment to sabotage audiences’ expectations, McClure is technically speaking not even a filmmaker or a film artist, as he doesn’t need film to create. ‘I work with the difference between one kind of light and another kind of light, or the transposition of light into other energy forms.’ Trained as an architect, McClure has recently been applying himself more to installations where he further spatializes the interplay of light and perspective with a similar low-tech, minimalist approach. He endows the gallery space with a temporal dynamic through the interplay of light waves and perspectival sightlines. Since 2005, McClure has also been creating constructions he regards as collapsible theatres, calling these Forsaken Placements. He uses tar paper to paint on, and creates para-cinematic objects in the shape of books or assemblages of recuperated objects. Words are also an essential medium. With a great admiration for Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, McClure generates the most evocative titles and elusive texts. In the vein of the instruction leaflets that accompanied Fluxus happenings in the 1960s, McClure ritually hands out at each of his performances a piece of handwritten, Xeroxed information. Usually this is a combination of text and drawings, sometimes several pages long. To compensate for the physical impossibility of a full retrospective of this prolific live projectionist, for the first time IFFR has collected these notes in a folder, leaving space for future additions. As described on the following pages, this year’s presentation by McClure consists of two major components: an expansive gallery exhibition and a sequence of eight performance nights. By way of prelude, McClure offers us a triple opening act under the title He Profits Most Who Bilks the Best, comprising a very new audio-visual work, Suffusion of Fine Glass Transom and Leadlight Panes (2015), and a recent single-screen projection Textiles Through the Ages (2014), complete with spoken soundtrack. His associate Alex Mendizabal will provide a cinematic intermezzo with what he labels ‘a fraudulent projection.’ (Illustration Bruce McClure)

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Courting Daylight in Saving Darkness

Opposition Brings Reunion

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In his most elaborate installation to date, McClure references the seventeenth-century painting Interior with a Woman at the Virginals. Implementing the parameters of his cinematic performances, the gallery spaces provide turnings and windings and lines knot together against the wall. Throughout the exhibition period, the artist will continue to animate an accumulation of artifacts, accentuating the drift of each day.

A string of live performances with an entirely different line up of works every evening. Together these form a selective retrospective of works made between 1978 and the present. The Opposition Brings Reunion (= OBR) programme alternates evenings involving multiple 16mm projections with evenings that concentrate on a single projector. But finally, it is always the projectionist who decides what we see and hear.

‘Designed to parallel my journey from the “dark wood” to paradise, the exhibit is offered as a self-help primer for the fuller enjoyment of all metaphysical privileges that transcend the agency of my work. Marks on the wall, authority’s disembodied handwriting, will be dimmed and inverted during my correspondence course of mental disturbances, a dissemblance of the Chinese philosopher Mozi’s “collecting place.” Handicrafts of genius framed and hung as motionless vocabulary. All painting will seem dead by comparison. Vermeer’s windows will be preempted by the rediscovery of light from a primitive gloom. Predating the camera obscura, fugitive views through holes in a sieve and the gaps between tree leaves will be replayed. Space is necessary for constructive operation of similitudes, differences, credibility and consumption.’ (Bruce McClure)

‘The projector (a familiar tetrapod) together with film (the drunken invalid) and camera (standing atop a caltrop, hazardous to the hooves of horses) are analogues to reflex arcs mirrored in human physiology across the picture plane. The cinematograph defines a systematic chain of data transmission mantling an allegorical figure commissioned as the seventh art. Outfitted with film, the projector can perform its function only when initiated by the authority of a projectionist, a trained worker and attendant to the ceremonies associated with the operation of a movie house. Cinema’s heir, the cinematograph, has transformed desires enmeshing them in normative procedures that have since been outflanked by competitive technologies. Charged with ‘radical’ aspirations, my projector performances challenge the assumption of an axiomatic hegemony of camera and film.’ (Bruce McClure)

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Bruce McClure OBR#1 – Fri 23 A performance programme involving triple 16mm projector works with three-coloured gels and horizontal and vertical slits. Consists of RotoOptics (1994-98), How Tall Is a Man Whose Face Is Thirteen Feet Wide (2004) and Nethergate (2005). ‘The screen is where differences are reconciled, accompanied by optical sound. Incandescence, shaded in a stream of film emulsion or obstructed summarily at the projector’s gateway, is the subject.’ (Bruce McClure)

OBR#2 – Sat 24 A projection programme of four early works defining the basics, using found footage, permanent markers, India ink and hydrous water colours. Consists of Red Marker Squish (1996), Dithercumber (1998), Jejeune Nouvelle Vague (1999) and Indeterminate Focus (1999). ‘Slug, sold as clear base or imagebearing material, is intended to be used prosaically to assist the projectionist when threading up a film. In this programme, film, nominally recognized as slug, benefits an occasion to appreciate projector time.’ (Bruce McClure)

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OBR#3 – Sun 25 A performance programme involving quadruple 16mm projector works from the Crib and Sift series (2001-2006) using ink sneezes, metal inserts and shifting focus. Consists of Roto-Optics (199498), Cremator (2001), Presepe (2003) and Chiodo (2003). ‘Quadruple 16mm projector works from the Crib and Sift series (20012004). Film orientations and combinations for prints sourced from an original “Ink Sneeze” re-enacted on modified projectors that lend grace to incidental manners.’ (Bruce McClure)

OBR#4 – Mon 26 A projection programme consisting of two modified 16mm projectors showing excerpts from Hollywood comedies by Sidney Hayers and Bud Yorkin, The Southern Star Passes Without Pressure (1998) and Divorce American Style (1999). ‘The projectionist wrests control from two Hollywood films that become the backdrop for projective showjumps despite all handicaps.’ (Bruce McClure)

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OBR#5 – Tue 27 A performance programme involving triple 16mm projector works from the Pie Pelicane Jesu Domine series (2008-2011) containing positive and negative images of the bird. Consists of Roto-Optics (1994-98), Flies Leisurely over the Sea (2008), Insecure of Footing Their Beaks Are Too Soft to Inflict a Wound (2009) and Through Some Trick of Nature It Appears (2010). ‘Triple 16mm projector works from the Pie Pelicane Jesu Domine series (2008-2011). Shots from a 1930s documentary mocking birdlife in northern latitudes are nested with rotaries, loops of patterned emulsion, reciprocating nature’s favours by dimensionally reconfiguring our bearings.’ (Bruce McClure)

OBR#6 – Wed 28 A projection programme of manipulated Super8 works and an overlapping 16mm projection for two screens. Consists of Eccentric Circles (1978), 3 Frame Manifesto (2000), Epater les badaud (2000) and Cong in Our Gregational Pompoms (2009). ‘Singular among all the cameraless work that surrounds it, this programme gathers inaugural super-8 camera footage with material filmed two decades later. The film strips, animated at various speeds offered by projection equipment of this gauge, will be domesticized on a screen scaled for a living room and appreciated during a comparison of magnitude.’ (Bruce McClure)

OBR#7 - Thu 29 A performance programme involving double and triple 16mm projector pieces containing numerous long and short cycles of base and emulsion loops. Consists of Roto-Optics (1994-98), Tastefully Taut Against the Germanium Satin (2013) and Lapses Fitted, Throttled But Not Leashed (2014). ‘Film is indifferent material that can be superimposed in the projector. Distributed at the gate, emulsion trumps lamplight in a shadow on the aperture’s frame shape. Up on the screen, a Punch and Judy show is acted out and emulsion is cudgelled into submission to the tune of optical sound synchronized in the mind of the audience. With every orbit, the loop is marked by temporary attitudes that are set among cyclically recurring shapes.’ (Bruce McClure)

OBR#8 – Fri 30 A projection programme that goes back to basics with dry sound and flickering negative images processed with strobe light. Consists of Sections Through a Cone Taken Down (2001), You Know My Methods (2003) and Ventriloquent Agitators (2010). ‘These filmstrips are event templates inscribed by flashes when stretched across a room, or strobed in a projector’s film gate or taped and bleached on a table-top. The interference they create as a part of projective scenarios gives rise to dimensional images circumstanced by a given space.’ (Bruce McClure)

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Time Out! Edwin Carels

Within a festival context, it sounds like a fantastic experience to be able to do without sleep for a couple of days, still feel lucid and enjoy every moment to the fullest. This is in fact exactly what scientists are currently trying to achieve. But they are doing it for the US Army, and predictably this will also become applied in commercial situations. In the mid-twentieth century, that was exactly how amphetamines came into circulation, first among soldiers, then in wider circles. The impetus behind the current top-level research is strictly business. Longer waking hours equals more time for consumption. Longer working hours implies fewer workers are needed. Most of us know from daily experience that the 9-to-5 model is already suffering from erosion. As cultural historian Jonathan Crary reminds us in his recent book, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep, our need for a prolonged time-out every day is considered one of the biggest obstacles to expanding capitalism further. It is passive behaviour that hinders profit-making. However, the author proclaims that in our non-stop, always-on lives, driven by digital media and a restless ‘just-in-time’ economy, sleep is the last safe, unexploited realm, which urgently deserves revalorization. Our experience of time is mutating at the speed of light, in particular due to the optical fibre and wireless networks that keep us interconnected. We are working, communicating or consuming whenever we want to and wherever we happen to be in the world. Divisions between night and day and between rest and work are gradually disappearing. ‘That books written on “new media” only five years ago are already outdated is particularly telling, and anything written with the same goal today will become dated in far less time,’ says Crary. ‘At present, the particular operation and effects of specific new machines or networks are less important than how the rhythms, speeds and formats of accelerated and intensified consumption are reshaping experience and perception.’ The mass introduction of the personal computer, just over two decades ago, was a major turning point with a global impact, allowing software applications to pervade our lives to the most intimate level. According to Crary, ‘One of the goals of Google, Facebook and other enterprises (five years from now the names may be different) is to normalize and make indispensable the idea of a continuous interface – not literally seamless, but a relatively unbroken engagement with illuminated screens of diverse kinds that unremittingly demand interest or response.’

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In the late 1990s, when Google was barely a one-year-old privately held company, its future CEO was already articulating the context in which such a venture would flourish. Dr Eric Schmidt declared that the twenty-first century would be synonymous with what he called the ‘attention economy’, and that the dominant global corporations would be those that succeed in maximizing the number of ‘eyeballs’ they could consistently engage and control. In 2001, Davenport & Beck successfully published a new bible for managers and entrepreneurs, The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business. 24/7 is the third and most straightforward publication with which Crary has studied the cultural history of our attention span. His Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century (1990) is an exemplary demonstration of media archaeology, tracing the origins of a radical shift in our visual culture back to the 1830s. He continued this research with Suspensions of Perception: Attention, Spectacle and Modern Culture (2000), which focuses on the modernist fixation on control over attention. In 24/7, he examines how our idea of the world is affected by the the operations of global information and communication networks, how this incessant stream of data sends the economy in hyperdrive, with a destructive impact worldwide due to the imposed patterns of growth and accumulation . Crary examines how this incessant solicitation of our attention also blurs any separation between the public and the private sphere, and between consumptive behaviour and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. These new types of enterprises not only monitor but also steer our attention, with one major motif: to reduce decision-making time, and eliminate useless periods of reflection and contemplation. Crary describes this relentless seizure of control over time and experience as ‘the intensifying integration of one’s time and activity into the parameters of electronic exchange.’ Pushing us into continuous activity is damaging the fabric of everyday life. A denial of sleep is a condition that typically leads to a burnout or depression. Statistically, the average North American adult now sleeps approximately six and a half hours a night, a serious erosion from eight hours a generation ago, and ten hours in the early twentieth century. On the other hand, there are cultural historians who proclaim that our normative, monolithic eight-hour sleep pattern is a direct result of the Industrial Revolution. Now that computers constitute a global nervous system and the global economy is organized through high-speed trading and transactions in milliseconds, the pressure to keep up with the race is becoming extremely hard. Today’s motto is that sleep is for losers, and power naps are for those who want success. Sleeping has also become a taboo in the public sphere, where public benches are now specifically designed to prevent anyone from lying on them. And, like the sleep mode of a computer, our own sleep is transforming more and more into a form of dormant alertness, rather than a restorative withdrawal.

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Park Lanes Kevin Jerome Everson

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USA, 2015 | colour, video, 480 min, no dialogue

As an invention from the industrial era, film already offered a mass synchronisation of the senses, offering entertainment while subjecting audiences to a mechanical time regime in their leisure hours similar to when they were working at a machine. This paradox has only become more complex in the postindustrial digital era. In order to raise questions about the attention economy, our daily consumption of data and the mass synchronization of working and leisure rhythms, the 24/7 programme takes a variety of approaches. This hybridity challenges traditional notions of film, both in terms of its duration and presentation. Cinema can now be enjoyed everywhere and at every instant. At one end of the spectrum, new ultra-short formats such as animated GIFs and Vine are being celebrated with their own competitions and festivals; at the other end, there is the popularity of gallery installations that invite the public to linger for hours and hours with emblematic works such as Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho (1993) and Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010). Over recent years, cultural initiatives that problematize the increasing manipulation of our personal sense of time have often reverted to slowness as a direct response. The 24/7 programme does not simply celebrate the monumentality of such alternative time-consuming formats, however, nor does it want to cultivate any naive fascination for technological innovations. Above all, 24/7 points up our sense of rhythm and biorhythms, the erasure of time zones and geographical borders, the interweaving of production time and leisure time, the changing patterns in our working modes and sleeping habits, and, as Crary so strongly recommends, a reappraisal of dreaming and daydreaming. Leaving the disciplining context of the cinema largely behind, the 24/7 programme is predominantly situated in the context of three hotels, from the lobby via the conference room to the bedroom. After all, a hotel is just like a cinema – a place where one checks in to step out of the daily routine. Only, a hotel is more closely associated with our actual need for sleep, rather than with dreaming while awake. And hotels are open 24/7. Visitors can come any time that suits them, step out of their normal routine and engage with installations, film compilations, a performance or some very short as well as longer works. The selected works address notions of sleep, travel, work, attention, duration. Each day there is one event that requires the audience to be there on time, but the rest of the programme is flexible and adapts itself as much as possible to the visitor’s own time schedule.

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Prod: Madeleine Molyneaux, Kevin Jerome Everson | Prod Comp: Picture Palace Pictures, Trilobite-Arts-DAC | Sc: Kevin Jerome Everson | Cam: Kevin Jerome Everson, Michelle Lee, Kahlil Pedizisai, Rachel Lane, Jack Doerner, Nicole Chakeris | Ed: Kevin Jerome Everson | Prod Des: Kevin Jerome Everson | Sound Des: Nicole Chakeris, Rachel Lane | Print/ Sales: Picture Palace Pictures | www.people.virginia.edu/~ke5d

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By inviting his audience to spend much more time with his subject than the comfortable duration of a fixed film format, or a furtive visit to an installation, Everson directly sollicits our sense of time management. But beyond that, the rethoric of his meditation on history, economy and the place of the individual avoids the manipulative. Without any comment or contextualization, and with no clear sense of what type of objects are being produced, the working performance gains a sculputural quality all of its own. The title refers to the name of a bowling alley in Everson’s hometown, Mansfield Ohio. This film about a full day’s work in a factory that produces bowling alley supplies, requires an eight-hour experience in real time. It is above all a reflection on the relentlessness, but also the dignity, of everyday working life.

Day for Night Time zones are no longer relevant when communicating at the speed of light. But as long as the earth rotates, cyclic rhythms will prevail. In this programme: The Second of August (Jonathan van Essche), A Living Being (Emmanuel Gras), Night Noon (Shambhavi Kaul). Black Rain White Scars (Lukas Marxt). From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, hotel room Hilton Hotel, free admission

The Second of August Jonathan van Essche Two girls and a boy make a road trip to the woods, where they set up camp and spend the night. A speechless paean to slowness, quiet and intimacy. It remains unclear whether the film is improvised or not. The story reads like a page from a diary, about an empty day, that could have taken place any time. WORLD PREMIERE

Belgium, 2015 | colour, video, 19 min Prod: Greet Busselot | Prod Comp: LUCA School of Arts and Design | Sc: Jonathan van Essche | Cam: Alice Demasure, Jonathan van Essche | Ed: Liyo Gong | Prod Des: Jonathan van Essche | Sound Des: Aïda Merghoub | With: Quinten van Essche, Marie-Charlot Vleminckx, Maud Van Haegenborgh | Print/Sales: Jonathan van Essche

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Être vivant A Living Being Emmanuel Gras With painful precision, a male voice describes how fast things can go downhill when you become homeless, without a safe place to sleep. The face of the empathic voice-over remains invisible. The image shows a gloomy, indifferent Paris, full of dark corners and hideyholes for the night. France, 2013 | colour, video, 17 min, French Prod: Nicolas Anthomé | Prod Comp: Bathysphere Productions | Sc: Emmanuel Gras | Cam: Benjamin Fatras | Ed: Karen Benainous | Sound Des: Manuel Vidal | Music: Michel Nassif | Print/Sales: Bathysphere Productions | www.bathysphere.fr/en/films/a-living-being

Night Noon Shambhavi Kaul Amidst desert landscapes and splendid ocean views, a dog and a parrot appear. They emphasise the cosmic rhythm of day and night. Departing from Zabriskie Point, the film surreptitiously crosses over into Mexico, its creative geography never far from our cinematic memory. USA, 2014 | colour, video, 11 min, no dialogue Prod: Shambhavi Kaul | Sc: Shambhavi Kaul | Cam: Shambhavi Kaul | Ed: Shambhavi Kaul | Sound Des: Shambhavi Kaul | Print/Sales: Shambhavi Kaul

Black Rain White Scars Lukas Marxt An unprepossessing cityscape is recorded in one long, uninterrupted take. Nothing happens, yet so much happens. The sky becomes dark, with a sense of menace. Avoiding grandiose gestures, Marxt creates his own version of Land Art, by focusing on the evanescent manifestations of the course of time. WORLD PREMIERE

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Dream On All the audio visual media in the world cannot replace our need to dream. And if we allow ourselves the time, we can even imagine time machines. In this programme: City Rising (Metahaven), Aparitions (Maria Luz Olivares Capelle), The Port (Gavin Hipkins). From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, ongoing, hotel room Hotel Central, free admission

City Rising Metahaven The idea of an urban development project based on a fully automated society in which human labour has become unnecessary no longer sounds utopian. City Rising is a meditation on life, love, work and privacy in neo-liberal times. The starting points are Constant Nieuwenhuys’ architectural maquettes for his ‘New Babylon’. Netherlands, 2014 | colour, video, 10 min, English Prod: Metahaven | Sc: Brian Kuan Wood | Cam: Metahaven | Print/Sales: Metahaven | www.metahaven.net

Apariciones Aparitions

Maria Luz Olivares Capelle For Capelle, trying to grasp the concept of film is like chasing a rainbow. With a colourful collage of poetic images she evokes all sorts of mental apparitions. By visualising her own thought processes, Capelle aims to capture some traces of what is unfathomable, invisible, metaphysical or beyond definition. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Austria, 2014 | colour/b&w, video, 23 min, Spanish Prod: Maria Luz Olivares Capelle | Prod Comp: Freunde der Filmakademie Wien | Sc: Maria Luz Olivares Capelle | Cam: Maria Luz Olivares Capelle, Almut Schilling, Lucia Hoffer, Serafin Spitzer | Ed: Svenja Plaas | Prod Des: David Eisl, Maria Luz Olivares, Saleh Rosatti | Sound Des: Lenja Gahtman | With: Susana Ines Capelle, Saha Gregorchuck, Luis Cassanocva Sorolla, Julian Oroz | Print/Sales: Maria Luz Olivares Capelle | www.luzolivarescapelle.com/apariciones

Austria, 2014 | colour, video, 9 min Prod: Lukas Marxt | Sc: Lukas Marxt | Cam: Lukas Marxt | Ed: Lukas Marxt | Prod Des: Lukas Marxt | Sound Des: Jung an Tagen | Music: Jung an Tagen | Print/Sales: Lukas Marxt | www.lukasmarxt.com

The Port Gavin Hipkins Hipkins combines quotes from H.G. Wells’s science fiction novel The Time Machine (1895) with images from Indian astronomic temples and landscapes from New Zealand. The title The Port alludes to the film itself as a vehicle for visiting, and revisiting, familiar and unfamiliar places and astronomical times. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

New Zealand, 2014 | colour/b&w, video, 17 min, English Prod: Gavin Hipkins | Sc: Gavin Hipkins | Cam: Gavin Hipkins | Ed: Gavin Hipkins | Prod Des: Gavin Hipkins | With: Voice of Mia Blake | Print/Sales: Circuit

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Where Was I

Pan

Thanks to the global network, our minds are constantly roaming the planet, yet our senses still need boundaries. In this programme: Unmanned Distances (Bertrand Flanet), The Visitor (Rachel Monosov), Second Sighted (Deborah Stratman), Pan (Anton Ginzburg), Philosopher’s Walk on the Sublime (Leslie Thornton). From Thu to 22 Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, ongoing, hotel room nhow Rotterdam, free admission

Anton Ginzburg A beautiful Islamic location with typical mosaics is the starting point for a muted investigation of the materiality of film versus video images. Born in St. Petersburg and now based in New York, Anton Ginzburg bases his work on the travels he undertakes, aiming to reach mythical places or lost horizons. USA/Uzbekistan, 2014 | colour/b&w, 6 min

Unmanned Distances

Prod: Anton Ginzburg | Sc: Anton Ginzburg | Cam: Anton Ginzburg, Dave Seoane | Ed: Anton Ginzburg | Print/Sales: Anton Ginzburg | www.antonginzburg.com

Bertrand Flanet While keeping in touch by phone, two protagonists live in a visually completely distinct universe. One is a drone pilot, the other works in an office. Flanet illustrates how technological progress changes the perspectives of human beings: people can share the same reality and still have totally different perceptions.

Philosopher’s Walk on the Sublime Leslie Thornton

Prod: Bertrand Flanet | Sc: Bertrand Flanet | Ed: Bertrand Flanet | Prod Des: Bertrand Flanet | Sound Des: Bertrand Flanet | Music: Bertrand Flanet | With: Sara Létourneau, Alexandra Cunningham | Print/Sales: Bertrand Flanet

During a serious mountain hike, a group of intellectuals debate the concept of the sublime. When words fail, the camera comes to the rescue. Coming from a pioneer of video and digital aesthetics and their semantics, this appears a deceptively simple diary film; however, all sublimation comes through the camera lens.

The Visitor

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Rachel Monosov

Prod: Leslie Thornton | Sc: Leslie Thornton | Cam: Leslie Thornton | Ed: Leslie Thornton | Prod Des: Leslie Thornton | Sound Des: Leslie Thornton | Music: Tim Garza, Alan Sondheim | With: Ellen Zweig, Livia Polanyi, Tom Zummer, Leslie Thornton | Print/Sales: Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)

Canada, 2014 | colour/b&w, video, 9 min, French

Exploring the timeless landscape of the Judean desert like a lost space traveller, a woman examines plants and animals. Synthetic sounds defy all logic. Through the representation of the self out of place in her own body and environment, the visitor collects information. A rootless individual hunting for her own social history. WORLD PREMIERE

Belgium/Israel, 2015 | colour/b&w, video, 15 min, English Prod: Rachel Monosov | Sc: Rachel Monosov | Cam: Udi Katzman, Rachel Monosov | Ed: Rachel Monosov | Prod Des: Rachel Monosov | Sound Des: Rachel Monosov, Elias Heuninck | Music: Hillal Tubi | With: Rachel monosov, Udi Katzmann | Print/Sales: Rachel Monosov | www.rachelmonosov.com

Second Sighted Deborah Stratman Stratman selected a pretty random set of documentary images from the vaults of the Chicago Film Archives to combine them into a suggestive landscape. Combining the new and the old, the artist constructs a surreal stratification of material, ranging from computer-generated images to archive footage of satellites.

USA, 2014 | colour, video, 16 min, English

24/7 Performances and Installations

I Feel Love Anna Barham A reading group interprets the lyrics of Donna Summer’s disco hit in this interactive performance. A speechrecognition programme serves them up a different variation every time: a semantic remix. From her background in metaphysics and maths, in her art Anna Barham systematically explores the transformation of language and the migration of meaning. Wed 28-1, 15:00, Hotel Central, free admission United Kingdom, 2014 | approx. 45 min  | www.annabarham.net

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

USA, 2014 | colour/b&w, video, 5 min, Nahuatl Prod: Deborah Stratman | Ed: Deborah Stratman | Sound Des: Olivia Block | Music: Olivia Block | Print/Sales: Deborah Stratman | www.pythagorasfilm.com/second-sighted.html

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The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff

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[Working Title] Agnese Cornelio

Zoe Beloff A video projection/installation presents a lesson in efficiency, a case of contagious paranoia and an instruction film in which objects take on a life of their own. Two cartoon figures from the 1930s physically endure social progress and industrial management. A reflection on the eternal problem of work pressure. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, Maaskantzaal Hilton Hotel, free admission

Our bodies are conditioned by repeated work actions. Cornelio showcases herself at work, while organising and cataloguing her film archive. In a temporary editing room, the director attempts to present the importance of work for the individual, through the constant repetition of actions. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 13:00-21:00, hotel room Hotel Central, free admission

USA, 2011 |video, graphic prints, photographs, objects |

Netherlands, 2014 | Prod Comp: Dutch Mountain Film

9 min | Cam: Eric Muzzy | With: Kate Valk | www.zoebeloff.com

The Cinema Snowglobe

Flipped Clock

JD Beltran, Scott Minneman

Alison Craighead, Jon Thomson

In recent years, the grammar of film has acquired several new ultra-short formats (GIF, Vine…) and the evolution of the electronic screen is clearly not at an end yet either. The inspiration for this innovative interface for watching short films clearly comes from the traditional snowglobe, revamped as an interactive sculpture. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, lobby nhow Rotterdam, free admission

The artists duo Thomson & Craighead subvert our viewing habits by flipping the numerals on a digital clock by 180 degrees on a computer screen. Time still moves as precisely as ever. The simple vertical inversion of numbers reminds us of the artifice behind this taskmaster of modern life; the regulator we obey almost every minute of every day. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, ongoing, lobby Hilton Hotel, free admission

USA, 2014  | www.cinemasnowglobes.com

United Kingdom, 2008 | www.thomson-craighead.net/docs/flippedclock.html

Departure of All

Narbe Deutschland

Martin John Callanan

Scar Germany

Burkhard von Harder Every few seconds, several hundred people switch off their electronic devices for takeoff. This routine act involves the coordinated work of hundreds of people in a complex system. A vertical screen announces in real time all departure times and destinations from international airports around the world. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, ongoing, lobby Hilton Hotel, free admission United Kingdom, 2013 | www.greyisgood.eu/departure

Text Trends Martin John Callanan

A hallucinatory, sixteen-hour flight above the zone that for decades bisected the world: the entire length of the Iron Curtain. 1,378 kilometers. Gradually, the journey over the German landscape reads like a painting in motion. The soundtrack is a sixteen-hour composition by Klaus Wiese (1942-2009). From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, hotel room nhow Rotterdam, free admission EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Germany, 2014 | colour/b&w, video, 967 min, German Prod: Burkhard von Harder | Prod Comp: BVH Pictures GmbH | Cam: Stefan Urmann, Evert Cloetens, Tom de Maeyer, Bart van Aart | Ed: Francis Gomila, Stefanie Reuter | Sound Des: Burkhard von Harder | Music: Klaus Wiese | Print/Sales: BVH Pictures GmbH | www.die-narbe.de

Applying simple search terms in Google data, Callanan brings to the surface the simplifications that underlie most statistical graphs. With all the passion of a market index, Text Trends explores our perception of words though topics such as time and politics, questioning the spectacle value of information. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, ongoing, Politiegalerie, free admission United Kingdom, 2008 | www.greyisgood.eu/texttrends

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Die Narbe Berlin The Scar Berlin

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Always Here Steffen Köhn

Burkhard von Harder Uninterrupted aerial views of the snowcovered city on a grey day in January 2009 follow the path of the Berlin wall, twenty years after it fell. The bird’s eye view reveals that a scar remained visible. The haunting soundtrack by FM Einheit makes the city speak and come alive.

Sexcam couples often spend a large part of the day online solliciting customers. Ordinary conversations or even political debates unwittingly permeate their scripts. Köhn found the subjects of his post-cinema documentary on adult webcam performers were usually Romanian or Ukrainian-speaking couples. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, lobby Hotel Central, free admission

Germany, 2009 | colour, video, 78 min, German

WORLD PREMIERE

Prod: Burkhard von Harder | Prod Comp: BVH Pictures GmbH | Sc: Stefan Urmann, Evert Cloetens, Tom de Maeyer, Bart van Aart | Ed: Francis Gomila, Stefanie Reuter | Sound Des: Burkhard von Harder | Music: Klaus Wiese, FM Einheit | Print/Sales: BVH Pictures GmbH | www.die-narbe.de

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Germany, 2015 | colour, video, 11 min, Romanian/Russian Prod: Steffen Köhn | Cam: Steffen Köhn | Ed: Steffen Köhn | Print/Sales: Steffen Köhn

SLEEP Juha Lilja

Mother Earth Breathing: The Garden Sara van der Heide The artist speaks to our biological clocks by showing a rhytmic montage of images of growth and decomposition she filmed in her garden during one year. The laws of nature offer a model for a reconsideration of time and value; a model that also considers decay, death and stillness – processes beyond growth. Netherlands, 2014 | video, 56 min Prod: Sara van der Heide | Cam: Sara van der Heide | Ed: Sara van der Heide | Print/Sales: Sara van der Heide | www.saravanderheide.nl

Fifty years since Andy Warhol made his famous film debut, a Swedish artist films eight instead of five hours of solid sleep for this video remake. As contemporary audiovisual technology allows anyone to make such monumental works, it is the notion of sleep itself that has become the topic of debate. Thu 22-1, 11:00-19:00, Van Capellen Zaal de Doelen Sweden, 2013 | video, 480 min Prod: Juha Lilja | Sc: Juha Lilja | Cam: Juha Lilja | Ed: Juha Lilja | Music: Juha Lilja | Print/Sales: Juha Lilja

Relief Julien Maire

Public SCREENING Sat 24-1 19:15

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If the bed were water, you could sleep on a wave Emi Kodama

For this unique variation on 3D-cinema, the artist made his images using a 3D-printer. Like so many prototypes from early cinema, the piece consists of just a short loop. The stereolithographic projector offers a conceptual play on 3D-cinema, what the French used to call ‘cinéma en relief’ (as in ‘basrelief’). From Mon 26 to Fri 30-1, 11:00-28:00, V2_, free admission Belgium, 2014 | installation, mixed media, no sound

Take off your shoes and close the curtains in your hotel room. Imagine the city around you. It is in motion. A bedtime story will guide you into the night. The blue hour is a moment of transition from day to night – an ending and a beginning. Blue light stands for the sky, but also for water, turning the room into an aquarium. Performance. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 14:00-17:00 and 19:00-22:00, hotel room Hilton Hotel, free admission Canada, 2014  | www.emikodama.com

Prod Comp: iMAL Brussel | Prod Des: Paul Jadoul | www.imal.org/nl/relief

Model for the Apocalypse Julien Maire A man shapes amorphous little heaps of ‘slow motion material.’ Maire distills the ‘essences’ of cinema from the medium itself, and applies it to other materials. A camera records the ‘action’ in detail and this live transmission is projected on a screen, thus conflating real time perception with mediated vision. See also Relief.Sun 25-1, 14:00-18:00, V2_, free admission 240 min, performance | www.julienmaire.ideenshop.net

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Senseable City Laboratory

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See You Later/Au revoir Michael Snow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology A project group from Harvard University investigates how to improve urban life by capturing data and visualizing this in efficient graphics. The widespread use of sensors and hand-held electronics allows a dynamic new approach to urbanism and the study of the built environment, in real time. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, ongoing, Politiegalerie, free admission USA, 2014 | senseable.mit.edu/nyte/visuals.html

Heraclitus (Installation)

A boss says goodbye to his secretary and leaves the office: what normally takes only a few seconds, is slowed down to a play lasting more than fifteen minutes. Recording with a Super Slo-Mo video camera (used for sports broadcasting), time becomes almost palpable. The initial tension gives way to sheer fascination for the choreography. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, hallway nhow Rotterdam, free admission Canada, 1990 | colour, video, 18 min, no dialogue Prod: Michael Snow | Print/Sales: Michael Snow

Lenny Oosterwijk A river is a symbol of eternal motion. For years, Oosterwijk has been collecting almost abstract recordings of rivers. The music by Artvark SQ adds more layers. ‘No man can ever step into the same river twice,’ as the famous dictum says. So Oosterwijk logically took the step from photography to moving images. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, lobby nhow Rotterdam, free admission. Artvark SQ performs a unique live improvisation on Tue 27-1, 21:45, LantarenVenster 6.

Hotel Red Shoes Lisa Spilliaert, Clara Spilliaert

WORLD PREMIERE

A traditional Japanese song and the Tokyo love hotel ‘Red Shoes’ inspired the artist duo to make a performance video on ritualised desire. This project consists of the artists’ personal archives on this hotel, the film representing a new interpretation of a song that dates back to 1922. From Thu 22 to 28-1, 11:00-23:00, hotel room nhow Rotterdam, free admission

Netherlands, 2015 | colour, video, 50 min, no dialogue

Belgium, 2013 | colour, video and various objects, 15 min |

Prod: Lenny Oosterwijk | Sc: Lenny Oosterwijk | Cam: Lenny Oosterwijk | Ed: Remon Claassen | Music: Artvark SQ | Print/Sales: Lenny Oosterwijk | www.lennyoosterwijk.nl

Dial Tone Drone Aura Satz

Sc: Lisa Spilliaert, Clara Spilliaert | Music: Nagayo Mootori

Sleep Concert Steve Stapleton

Approaching the typical dial tone of a telephone as a form of drone music, Aura Satz invests a moment of noncommunication with new meaning. This work also features excerpts from an accordion score by Pauline Oliveros and a computerised composition by Laurie Spiegel – two pioneers of electronic music. Commissioned by Measure.From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, lobby Hotel Central, free admission United Kingdom, 2014 | sound and object | no dialogue | Ed: Aura

One of the pioneers of the British industrial music scene manipulates and re-animates his recordings. A somniloquy to shape and colour your dreams. Throughout the night, Nurse With Wound frontman Stapleton performs a DJ set to an audience on camping beds. A bed-and-breakfast concert. Thu 29-1, 22:00-08:00, in cooperation with Roodkapje United Kingdom, 2014 | video and live music, 600 min

Satz | Music: Laurie Spiegel, Pauline Oliveros | www.iamanagram.com

Bela Lugosi’s Dead Slow Motion Radio Digital technology speeds up our daily lives, but also allows us to slow down images or sounds to the extreme. Relaxing music, just not as sweet muzak or ambient sound. Classic homage to one of the most famous horror actors by New Wave band Bauhaus, lovingly stretched to no less than nine haunting, Gothic hours. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, lobby Hotel Central, free admission United Kingdom, 2013 | sound file

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brbxoxo Addie Wagenknecht, Pablo Garcia Exploiters or exploited? When bedroom activity becomes a workspace, it is the ambiguities within our surveillance society that reach a climax. Special software allows us to peep into the world of sexcams, but only when the performers are not present. The emphasis is on the empty beds and often cramped cubicles. From Thu 22 to Wed 28-1, 11:00-23:00, lobby Hotel Central, free admission USA, 2013 | www.brbxoxo.com

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World Brain – Prologue Gwenola Wagon, Stéphane Degoutin This installation is a precursor to a feature film project that describes the planetary network surrounding us and considers the perverse side-effects of this. World Brain – Prologue is a cautionary tale about collective intelligence created mostly from found materials: YouTube videos, images, scientific reports and news feeds. daily, 17:15-19:00, Videowall Rotterdamse Schouwburg WORLD PREMIERE

France, 2015 | colour/b&w, video, 10 min, French Prod: Lissandra Haulica | Prod Comp: Irrverence Films | Print/Sales: Stéphane Degoutin | worldbrain.arte.tv

The Laughter of Things – Piet Zwart Symposium This day of lectures and presentations will focus on old and recent technologies of time-control and how they animate human life. Central guest is Zoe Beloff. Further speakers that will expand on this topic of pervasive instrumentalisation include Aura Satz, Julien Maire and Martin John Callanan. Symposium in co-operation with the Piet Zwart Institute for Post-Graduate Studies & Research. Mon 26-1, 10:00-17:30, Piet Zwart Institute, free admission

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EVERYDAY PROPAGANDA

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If You Have a Good Image Any Problem Can Be Solved Evgeny Gusyatinskiy & Inge de Leeuw

‘The whole script of advertising and propaganda comes from the October Revolution and the market crash of 1929.’ (Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation, 1981)

Propaganda Repeating Propaganda is everything and it is everywhere. We can easily argue against this notion, but there is no doubt that the art of propaganda has its cycles and seasons, which depend on political agendas and social climates. Just as Baudrillard links the birth of classic propaganda to the Russian Revolution and the Great Depression, today we can assume that contemporary propaganda is rooted in the Great Recession of 2008 and the Occupy Movement. The Arab Spring and Maidan are also worth mentioning, not to forget the new Cold War between Russia and the West. In the 1920s, 1930s and later, propaganda mainly flourished in films, as cinema was the most important and powerful of the arts. Today we are in the era of the digital revolution and the information war, and what used to be propaganda films are now being revived on TV, the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, etc. However, cinema can still strike back and beat everything else at this game. Take the recent Hollywood movie The Interview, a notorious film about the assassination of the leader of North Korea. No one had expected the global political reaction or the unprecedented cyber attack it would cause. Eventually Obama had to step in to solve the conflict, which was already being labelled as the ‘beginning of the Third World War against democracy.’ The Interview proves that playfully using a mocking, propagandistic style is not a safe game, even though we all think we live in a post-modern world in which every message, even the most extreme, is ironic and cannot be taken seriously. The Interview is not the only example. Others are less explicit and more complex: we can easily find (unconscious) propagandistic messages in Hollywood films like Zero Dark Thirty or Argo. Even though they don’t use a propagandistic style, such films reveal the big impersonal ideologies that are behind them. Although the big ideologies and big narratives have long been in a state of crisis, we still use them as our only comprehensible tools for shaping and marketing a world we can’t understand anymore. That is what is happening

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right now. In the midst of another big social collapse, ideologies are disintegrating but propaganda remains – and paradoxically is becoming even more powerful. Any social crisis calls for firm answers and indisputable truths, and it does not matter whether they are valid or not. Nowadays these are being delivered to us non-stop, in all possible forms and mediums. Is it because of them that our contemporary world is again becoming polarised and perfectly simplified, schematised? Is there still a clear line between facts and information, both of which work as propaganda?

Power to the Masses Today’s media landscape is a mass of contradictions. On the one hand, classic propaganda’s notorious reputation is partly neutralized by its use in popular culture; on the other hand, popular and digital cultures are being appropriated for extremely violent propaganda. Recently, Nicki Minaj’s music video Only caused a lot of online controversy through its use of fascist imagery, which disturbed many people. This is not the only example of its kind. The depiction of Hitler and symbols of fascism are very popular in Asian subcultures. In these expressions of popular culture, the images are stripped of their ideology, reducing them to a meaningless aesthetic. On the other hand, we see that extremist organisations have radically transformed the way they produce and spread propaganda. For example, ISIS has proven to be adept at social media (see for example #catsofjihad) and the vocabulary they use comes straight from mainstream Hollywood films, popular computer games and reality shows. It’s no wonder people are confused. To complicate matters further, the sheer number of images has increased immensely, now that technology has enabled everyone to produce and spread their own propaganda. This has further blurred the definition and meaning of the term. It is now more than timely to focus on the propaganda we encounter in our daily lives. The programme Everyday Propaganda includes a broad range of films and media on the subject, as well as workshops and an exhibition. Since the production of propaganda is not limited to the state anymore, the focus of the exhibition Newsroom is on self-made propaganda for the Internet and the use of a propagandistic style and images in popular culture and advertising. The cinematic part of the programme features a selection of films

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Three Love Songs Adel Abidin Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein used music to bolster his regime. In three stylised music videos, Abidin shows how images can be manipulated. The performance of these Iraqi numbers by young, seductive female singers from the West – unaware of the meaning of the texts – provides a confusing contrast. daily, 11:00-23:00, Newsroom, first floor Rotterdamse Schouwburg Finland, 2010 | colour, video, 9 min, Arabic Prod: Katariina Holma | Prod Comp: Woodpecker Film Oy | Sc: Adel Abidin | Ed: Adel Abidin | With: Minna Eskola, Carita Manninen, Amica Richter | www.adelabidin.com

The Dialogues Elle Flanders, Tamira Sawatzky, Josh Schonblum

This Is My Land

that reflect on propaganda, made by filmmakers and artists coming mostly from societies that have been going through rapid changes. To show the extent to which classic propaganda is being appropriated by new films and media, a selection of archival films acts as a counterpart to these contemporary works. The Everyday Propaganda programme aims to raise awareness of the hidden messages that are being produced and spread in today’s media and films by showing the connections between contemporary and classical works, by revealing the persuasive propaganda techniques in striking documentaries and by organizing workshops that prove how easy it is to manipulate news and to make a propaganda film. It also proves how difficult it is to clearly distinguish what propaganda is in the continuous flow of images we are exposed to. After all, an effective propaganda film doesn’t look like propaganda.

The Dialogues is a series of short videos which combine politics and poetry as well as films and ads. They are made for street billboards and subway monitors and ironically apply the styles of both classic and modern propaganda to today’s dilemmas, be this a war, a global economic crisis or a fight for human rights. daily, 19:00-20:00, videowall Rotterdamse Schouwburg INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Canada, 2014 | colour, video, 7 min, English Prod: Elle Flanders | Prod Comp: Public Studio | Ed: Josh Schonblum | Print/Sales: Public Studio | www.publicstudio.ca

Everyday Rebellion Online Platform and App Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi

With thanks to Laura Cabrera Revilla for her kind assistance

The many, rapid changes in modern society have great effects for all of us citizens. Everyday Rebellion collects expressions of protest worldwide: not only against dictators, but also against big corporations. With their website and app, the Riahi brothers aim to give a voice to those who are trying to change a violent system without using violence. daily, 11:00-23:00, Newsroom, first floor Rotterdamse Schouwburg Switzerland, Austria, Germany, 2013 | English Prod Comp: Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices, Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH | Sales: Rise and Shine | www.everydayrebellion.net/wall

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Bitter Lake

Newstweek

Adam Curtis

Julian Oliver, Danja Vasiliev News is read more and more digitally, but the distribution model has not yet been democratized. It still depends on political and corporate interests that seek to manipulate public opinion. Newstweek interactively reflects on this model by giving the audience an opportunity to manipulate news, produce propaganda or slightly change facts. daily, 11:00-23:00, Newsroom, first floor Rotterdamse Schouwburg Germany, 2011 | Prod: Julian Oliver, Danja Vasiliev | Sales: Julian Oliver | newstweek.com

Propaganda Channels Various Artists Curated streams of propaganda messages can be seen in the Newsroom exhibition. Audiences are invited to compare propagandistic messages with examples from advertising and popular culture that use a propagandistic style. The following content will be shown on the channels: Channel: War – Jihad, ISIS and other extremist groups would never achieve their goals without the Internet, which they use as another powerful war weapon. Channel: Pop – Popular culture has been playing with images of fascism and propaganda lately. But to what extent is this ironic? Channel: Activism – Activists are the agents of a new global revolution. Activism is a new lifestyle. And if you don’t protest, you just don’t exist. Channel: Market – Propaganda and mass markets always go hand in hand. Channel: State – Russia, North Korea, China. These and some other countries still follow the old traditions of propaganda commissioned by authorities but are now spreading their messages online. Channel: DIY – Films produced in the workshop, ‘Make Your Own Propaganda’. daily, 11:00-23:00, Newsroom, first floor Rotterdamse Schouwburg

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UK, 2015 | colour, DCP, 135 min, English Prod: Lucy Kelsall | Prod Comp: BBC | Sc: Adam Curtis | Cam: Lucy Kelsall | Ed: Adam Curtis | Print/Sales: BBC

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No Place for Fools Oleg Mavromatti

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Russia/Bulgaria, 2015 | colour, DCP, 82 min, Russian Prod: Boryana Rossa, Andrey Silvestrov | Prod Comp: Supernova, Cinefantom | Sc: Oleg Mavromatti | Cam: Oleg Mavromatti | Ed: Oleg Mavromatti, Boryana Rossa | Sound Des: Tihon Pendyrin | Print/Sales: Supernova | www. olegmavromatti.com

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In Bitter Lake, BBC documentary maker Adam Curtis consciously tells a complex story – his answer to the excessive dumbing-down of politics and the media that he sees all around him. Bitter Lake, which contains a wealth of fascinating archive material, deals principally with the post-war history of Afghanistan: how the country played a pivotal role in the Cold War, with ever-shifting political affiliations in its relationships with the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia. A history that is all about oil, power and Wahhabism: the influential, ultraconservative Islamic ideology that plays a considerable role in political relations in the Middle East. Bitter Lake provides an overview full of irony; revolutionaries who grew up in the West and proper English ladies showing off their Afghan hounds. A story of decisions that go wrong and naive errors of judgment; a complex story in which, according to Curtis, it is not enough to think in simple terms of good versus bad.

‘We must not give away our children to foreigners and homosexuals,’ says Sergej Astahov in the documentary dedicated to him, No Place for Fools. A few months prior to this pronouncement, Astahov himself was openly gay. The film is comprised of clips placed by Astahov on his blog. We see him praising modern Moscow shopping malls, eulogising on the pleasures of gay porn and drawing up all manner of lists – from his favourite songs to his illnesses. He considers his homosexuality one of the latter. It gradually becomes clear, reading between the lines, that Astahov has been admitted to a psychiatric clinic to ‘cure’ him of this ‘disease’. We also see a video in which he marries a woman, subsequently morphing into a patriotic, Orthodox Christian Russian – a Putin supporter who sometimes relapses into his old self: ‘I love men.’ An experimental film that pointedly highlights the insurmountable, confusing ideological changes taking place in contemporary Russia.

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Switzerland, 2014 | colour, DCP, 75 min, English/Spanish Prod: Aline Schmid | Prod Comp: Intermezzo films | Sc: Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter, Peter Mettler | Cam: Peter Mettler, Luc Peter | Ed: Florent Mangeot | Sound Des: Jürg Lempen | Music: Franz Treichler | Print/Sales: Deckert Distribution | www.deckert-distribution.com/ film-catalogue/broken-land

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France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 93 min, Hebrew/Arabic/English Prod: Tatiana Bouchain | Prod Comp: Iliade & Films | Sc: Tamara Erde | Cam: Tamara Erde | Ed: Audrey Maurion, Barbara Bascou | Sound Des: Anan Ksym | Music: Siegfried Canto | Print/ Sales: Films Transit International Inc. | www.thisismyland.fr

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Broken Land

Angely revoljutsii

Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter

Angels of Revolution Alexey Fedorchenko

America is ‘the finest nation in the world’, but not for everyone. An endless row of high metal poles forms the boundary between Mexico and the United States. Even cats can’t pass between them, and climbing over is virtually impossible. From different perspectives, the beautifully shot Swiss documentary Broken Land examines this border area, which also divides the locals ideologically. On one hand there are the conservatives, with opinions that not only apply to Mexican migrants but are heard more often: ‘These people should be sent back.’ On the other hand, there are the more sympathetic Americans, who leave bottles of water for those risking their lives at night in an attempt to reach America: ‘America thinks every Mexican is a bad person.’ Broken Land shows details that are not easy to forget; for example, Harris’ hawks breed more quickly in the border region than elsewhere, as there is more carrion for them here.

For Angels of Revolution, director Fedorchenko (Silent Souls, 2011) has taken his inspiration from the Kazym rebellion of 1933, when the Khanty people of western Siberia rose against forced Soviet collectivisation, which meant the end of their traditional way of life and spiritual customs. Fedorchenko uses this brutal incident to reflect on the inevitable collision of two completely opposite ideologies, but above all to reconstruct the Russian avant-garde and political agitprop art of the time using wonderful, stylised images. Modernism and tradition (or city and taiga) simply do not mix, and Fedorchenko illustrates this using a mannered acting style inspired by the teachings of theatre director Meyerhold, a constructivist animated film, and references to Eisenstein and Malevich. For the Khanty, culture means shooting at sacks of water and worshipping cats, not listening to the electronic theremin or looking at supremacist paintings.

Russia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 113 min, Russian Prod: Dmitry Vorobiev, Alexey Fedorchenko, Leonid Lebedev | Prod Comp: 29 February Film Company, Krasnaya Strela Film Company | Sc: Alexey Fedorchenko, Denis Osokin, Oleg Loevskiy | Cam: Shandor Berkeshi | Ed: Roman Vazhenin | Prod Des: Alexey Fedorchenko, Artem Khabibulin | Sound Des: Timofei Shestakov | Music: Andrei Karasev | With: Daria Ekamasova, Oleg Yagodin, Pavel Basov, Georgy Iobadze, Konstantin Balakirev, Alexey Solonchyov | Print/Sales: Antipode Sales & Distribution | www.antipodesales.biz/movies/angels-of-revolution

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This Is My Land

War Book

Tamara Erde

Tom Harper

Documentary-maker Tamara Erde served in the Israeli army and witnessed the second Intifada in 2002. This sowed the seeds of her film about how history is taught in Israel, in particular the representation of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The Ministry of Education prohibited her from filming at state schools, so she filmed at independent schools instead – some of which have their own history books. Erde spent a year filming in an observational style at eight schools, both in Israel and in the occupied territories. She visited a Talmudic school and a school in the Palestinian refugee camp at Nablus. Everywhere, teachers and their young pupils saw the recent history of the Middle East through ideologically tinted spectacles. The vast majority of the Israeli history books devote hardly any or no attention at all to the Palestinians, and Palestinian education is often characterised by the urge for freedom and human rights. With Critics’ Talk on Sun 25-1 in the lobby.

A group of civil servants and two ministers meet during a serious nuclear crisis to draw up a ‘war book’ – the crisis protocol that needs to be followed – on the basis of a role-play. Their meeting lasts three days, with all kinds of arguments being put forward about the best military and humanitarian response. The tense War Book, which takes place in a single room, throws up all manner of political and moral dilemmas of great relevance in this time of crisis: who should be helped first (and why); how to ration food and medicines; whether to cooperate with the USA or not; and crucially when to unleash the completely destructive power of atomic weapons? Personal preferences and prejudices play a role in the increasingly heated discussions that light up the strong ensemble cast, with Sophie Okenodo as the Chair and Ben Chaplin as a smoothoperating advisor. The provocative screenplay is based on information released in 2009: during the Cold War, British civil servants did in fact consult on possible ‘war books’. Opening Film

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UK, 2014 | colour, DCP, 93 min, English Prod: Lauren Dark, Tom Harper | Prod Comp: Sixteen Films, Archer’s Mark | Sc: Jack Thorne | Cam: Zac Nicholson | Ed: Mark Eckersley | Prod Des: Jacqueline Abrahams | Music: Jack C. Arnold | With: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Adeel Akhtar, Nicholas Burns, Ben Chaplin, Shaun Evans, Kerry Fox, Phoebe Fox, Sophie Okonedo | Print/Sales: K5 International | www.sixteenfilms.co.uk

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Mei-deu in Chai-na

Kust tuleb tolm ja kuhu kaob raha?

Made in China Kim Dong-Hoo

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South Korea, 2014 | colour, DCP, 100 min, Korean Prod: Kim Soon-mo, Hong Seungeun | Prod Comp: Kim Ki-Duk Film | Sc: Kim Ki-Duk | Cam: Lee Chun-Hee  | Ed: Park Min-Seon | Music: Park Young-Min  | With: Park Ki-Woong, Han Chae-A, Lim Hwa-Young | Print/Sales: Finecut Co, Ltd

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USA, 2014 | colour, video, 132 min, English Prod: Scott Ferguson, Alexis Martin Woodal | Prod Comp: HBO Films, Plan B Entertainment, Blumhouse Productions | Sc: Larry Kramer | Cam: Daniel Moder | Ed: Adam Penn | Prod Des: Shane Valentino | Music: Cliff Martinez | With: Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Alfred Molina, Julia Roberts | Print: HBO Europe | Sales: HBO Inc.

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Chinese eel farmer Chen smuggles himself and his eels into South Korea to prove that these fish are safe for consumption. His persistence pays off: after days of waiting, he persuades an inspector to test the eels. Unfortunately, they prove to be contaminated. Charmed by Chen’s honesty and sense of justice – characteristics sadly lacking many men in capitalist South Korea – the inspector enters into a romantic relationship with Chen and gets him a job as a security guard at an eel hatchery. This quickly turns out to be an illegal business where the eels rejected by the inspector are traded. Director Kim Dong-Hoo examines an issue close to home, ruthlessly exposing the troubled relationship between South Korea and its neighbour China. On the basis of this poignant love story between a poor farmer and a wealthy, capitalist woman, this universal film delivers an intelligent critique of the ideological prejudices of capitalism: in South Korea, but also elsewhere.

Estonia, 2013 | colour, DCP, 98 min, Estonian Prod: Rein Kotov | Prod Comp: Allfilm | Sc: Tiit Ojasoo, Ene-Liis Semper | Cam: Rein Kotov | Ed: Rein Kotov | Sound Des: Harmo Kallaste | Print/Sales: Allfilm | www.no99. ee/eng/lavastused.php?nid=83

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Ash and Money Tiit Ojasoo, Ene-Liis Semper Politics as performance. This is what literally happens in Ash and Money, a fascinating Estonian documentary about the founding of the political party Unified Estonia (Ühtne Eesti) – which later turned out to be fictitious – by the NO99 Theatre. In March 2010, this theatre company announced it would be holding a party congress on 7 May – a report that sent shock waves through the political establishment in Estonia. What does the NO99 Theatre want? Are they a threat, or is it all an act? Ash and Money, made by parties affiliated with the NO99 Theatre, not only shows what happened in Estonia during the 44 turbulent days between the announcement and the congress, but above all reveals how populist parties – such as Unified Estonia – operate and manipulate the people. Thanks to nationalistic advertisements, rabblerousing songs, provocative and revealing videos and other demagogic means, the party rapidly soared up the polls, making those in power even more nervous.

The Normal Heart

Roger and Me

Ryan Murphy

Michael Moore

The poignant The Normal Heart is a look back at the AIDS crisis that erupted in the early 1980s – when virtually nothing was known about this mysterious disease, and fear led to an increase in homophobia. This Emmywinning HBO film is based on the play of the same title from 1985 by AIDS activist Larry Kramer. The character Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo), an openly homosexual writer, is his alter ego. Weeks is surprised by the reserved reactions of doctors, hospitals and the government to the AIDS epidemic, which has caused many casualties among Weeks’ friends. President Reagan dismisses it as a ‘gay cancer’ and it appears that nothing will be done about it, much to Weeks’s fury: ‘Why are they letting us die?’ He resists this who-gives-a-shit-if-afaggot-drops dead morality and becomes an influential AIDS activist, in spite of rubbing many people the wrong way. With supporting roles for Julia Roberts, Taylor Kitsch and Alfred Molina.

In 1989, Roger Smith was chairman of General Motors and Michael Moore was making his first documentary. Moore used his camera to pursue the man responsible for relocating 30,000 jobs to the cheap labour country of Mexico, leading to the complete ruin of Moore’s hometown, Flint. While Smith takes to his heels every time Moore comes near, the filmmaker documents the devastating consequences of capitalism with equal doses of satire and bile. Humour turns out to be a highly effective weapon in the struggle against social injustice. Activist Moore doesn’t shy away from the use of clever editing and a loose interpretation of chronology to emphasise his case, wittily harvesting outrage from corporate and right-wing America. Twenty-five years later, the film stock was in need of cleaning up (IFFR is showing the restored version), but the content and message are as appalling and relevant as ever.

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USA, 1989 | colour, DCP, 91 min, English Prod: Michael Moore | Prod Comp: Warner Bros. Pictures | Sc: Michael Moore | Cam: Chris Beaver, John Prusak, Kevin Rafferty, Bruce Schermer | Ed: Jennifer Beman, Wendey Stanzler | Sound Des: Jennifer Beman | Music: David Hess, Ethel Lee | Print/Sales: Warner Bros. Pictures

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France, 1973 | b&w, 35mm, 88 min, French Prod: Gérard Lebovici | Prod Comp: Simar Films | Sc: Guy Debord | Ed: Martine Barraqué | Sound Des: Antoine Bonfanti | Music: Michel Corrette | With: voice of Guy Debord | Print: Carlotta Films | Sales: l’Agence à Paris

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La société du spectacle

Segodnya

The Society of the Spectacle Guy Debord

Today Esfir Shub

Subversive collage film made from footage by Guy Debord, activist and founder of the Situationist movement. Erotic images clash with scenes from films by the likes of John Ford and Orson Welles. The lines that Debord proclaims in the film are taken from his book The Society of the Spectacle (La société du spectacle, 1967), a work that fanned the flames of (student) protest in 1968 and that is still horribly relevant today. In his aphoristic pamphlet, Debord concludes that modern societies are characterised by ‘an immense accumulation of spectacles. All that once was directly lived has become mere representation.’ Consumer society reduces man to an observer and puts up a masquerade of advertising and media, in which consumer illusions are sold, increasingly alienating people from themselves: ‘Reality arises from the spectacle and the spectacle is reality.’ Debord argued for a new situation, in which consumers awake and start to create their own lives. This film serves as a wild wake-up call.

Nowadays Russia has declared a new propaganda war against the West in general and the USA in particular. This battle is happening mainly on TV, but its nature is not new and is rooted in old propaganda techniques first applied decades ago. Esfir Shub, a pioneer of Soviet avant-garde film and Soviet film propaganda, which in fact were inseparable, made Today in 1929 in collaboration with German communists. Also known as Cannons or Tractors, Today juxtaposes iconic images of the birth of communism in the USSR with iconic images of the birth of capitalism in New York. The confrontation between the two ideologies is expressed in striking avant-garde montage and eloquent intertitles that praise the Soviets and squash the Americans. A visual masterpiece and an ideological manifesto, Today proves that any propaganda is a work of fiction that can manipulate images, facts and information perfectly. With live piano by film journalist, film composer and DJ Kevin Toma.

The War Game Peter Watkins

United Kingdom, 1965 | b&w, 35mm, 48 min, English Prod: Peter Watkins | Prod Comp: BBC | Sc: Peter Watkins | Cam: Peter Bartlett, Peter Suschitzky | Ed: Michael Bradsell | Prod Des: Tony Cornell, Anne Davey | With: Michael Aspel, Peter Graham | Print: Deutsches Filminstitut – Filmverleih

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Classic fake documentary from 1965 in which Peter Watkins spins out a fictitious but terrifying ‘what if’ scenario: what if a Russian atomic bomb were dropped on the southeast of England? What exactly would the consequences be? Watkins bases this on sound sources, including government documents and academic research into the consequences of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To depict even more accurately the effect of a nuclear war on the man in the street, Watkins used non-professional actors. The War Game, deliberately filmed as a dynamic news report, stirred up great controversy. The British government, shown as incompetent in the film, put the BBC – which commissioned the film from Watkins – under pressure to not broadcast the film; it then indeed spent twenty years on the shelf. A limited cinema release was permitted, however, and in 1967 The War Game even won an Oscar for ‘Best Documentary’, after which the film became an influential part of the ban-the-bomb movement.

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Russia, 1929 | b&w, 35mm, 60 min, silent  | Prod Comp: Sovkino | Sc: Esfir Shub, Mark Tseytlin | Cam: Yuri Stilyanudis | Ed: Esfir Shub | Print/ Sales: Gosfilmofond of Russia

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Réfutation de tous les jugements Guy Debord Guy Debord analyzes public reactions to The Society of the Spectacle and states that the perception of the film is also determined by the rules of mass marketing and a society focussed on spectacle. And even the positive reviews of the film fail to distinguish its uncompromising message. Screens before The Society of the Spectacle. France, 1975 | b&w, 35mm, 22 min, French Prod: Gérard Lebovici | Prod Comp: Simar Films | Ed: Martine Barraqué, Paul Griboff | With: voice of Guy Debord | Print: Carlotta Films | Sales: l’Agence à Paris

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Internationale Alexander Shein, Alexander Svetlov In the 1960s, Alexander Shein founded the film studio SOVPOLIKADR to produce propaganda films. But in fact he used it for avant-garde experiments with multi-screen formats. In his innovative work, propaganda meets formalist art that was banned in USSR in the 1920s, made with an almost postmodernist irony. Screens before Today in this section. Russia, 1971 | colour/b&w, DCP, 22 min, Russian Prod Comp: Mosfilm Cinema Concern | Cam: Avetist Zenyan  | Ed: Tatiana Egorycheva | Prod Des: Anatoliy Brusilovskiy | Print: 2Plan2 | Sales: Mosfilm Cinema Concern

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The Reagan Shorts Pacho Velez In three short films, put together from archive footage of Ronald Reagan, Pacho Velez takes a look at ‘propaganda’ malfunctions: moments during ceremonies, presentations and interviews that don’t go as planned. In this compilation: Ronald Reagan Pardons a Turkey, Ronald Reagan Lights the Lights and Maryland Public Television Interviews the Reagans. Screens before Roger and Me.

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WHAT THE F?!

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USA, 2015 | colour, video, 10 min, English Prod: Sierra Pettengill | Ed: Daniel Garber | Sound Des: Mark Phillips | Print/Sales: Sierra Pettengill

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War Prayer Richard Wiebe The invasion and partition of Cyprus happened forty years ago, but the island is still divided and part of it is abandoned. The many icons on the island serve as holy places, but also are misused by the occupiers. A documentary on a war that is always present, even if it is over. Screens before The War Game. WORLD PREMIERE

USA/Cyprus, 2015 | colour/b&w, video, 17 min, English Prod: Richard Wiebe | Sc: Angela Pelster | Cam: Richard Wiebe | Ed: Richard Wiebe | Sound Des: Andrew Ritchey, Richard Wiebe | With: voice of India | Print/Sales: Richard Wiebe

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Insects, Men-Sanctuaries, Vampires and Other Feminist Notions Bianca Taal Feminism today: a trend, a lifestyle and a movement. Equality for women is a widely discussed topic – maybe now more than ever. Figureheads of feminism now permeate all corners of pop culture and indictments of the under-representation of women in Hollywood regularly fuel debate. In the sociopolitical arena, speeches have recently been made at the UN, summits on domestic and sexual violence have taken place and there was a female winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Suddenly it’s no longer scary to use the F word out loud. Thank goodness for that! At the same time, it may be easier than ever to stand up as a feminist: a selfie while wearing a T-shirt with the text ‘this is what a feminist looks like’; a hashtag; a repost of an article on Facebook. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a ready answer to every dilemma. You’re a feminist and you have your own opinion.

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Good for Her! Not for Me. When so many people call themselves feminists at the push of a button, interpretations become very diverse. All those individual visions and expressions of what feminism is provide a discourse all of its own. Of course, feminism is about equality. What that equality means, however, often gives cause for confusion. Debates about who has said what about feminism are exploding in the newspapers, on TV and above all on the internet. And also about who calls herself (or himself ) a feminist? And should they really be allowed to call themselves that? ‘Because my feminism is different.’ Should women be saved? Should we blame it all on men? Are you an apostate if you decide not to work, but to look after your family?

which may prove that ‘now’ is the moment for feminism. The films that have been brought together in What the F?!, each from their own individual perspective, provide a vision of the position of women. From real battles for rights in the South Korean protest film Cart, in which a group of female supermarket staff surprise the management with their campaigning perseverance, to The Editor of the Amateur Photographer, an Impressionist documentary about a feminist photo institute in Leeds, England – in many ways a film about feminism and activism, in the 1970s and now. The programme also offers cool pop culture. In A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a ‘vampirella’ roams the fictional Iranian ‘Bad Town’. I Stay with You reverses the roles in the battle of the sexes and approaches violence from a confrontational point of view. Debate guaranteed!

Even though this is a legitimate debate, and the confusion is occasionally funny, surprising and/or contradictory, ideas about feminism continue in any event to develop with every new point of view. And this is good. A plethora of opinions is welcome. Every tweet, article and interview keeps the conversation going.

What the Films?! What the F?! celebrates all these diverse visions and approaches. It takes a look at the diversity of feminism today in a programme packed with premieres,

No Men Beyond this Point is a tongue-in-cheek mockumentary, describing a world in which men are in danger of extinction. The world ruled by women looks quite a lot better, but is it really that much of a utopia? A world without men? Documentary maker Kim Longinotto has made a name for herself with her feminist documentaries. Her latest production, Dreamcatcher, is a gripping film about Brenda, who helps working girls in Chicago and gives them self-confidence thanks to her energy, humour and above all her own experience. The Dominican Sand Dollars, a film that looks at women in a very tender way, describes the relationship between two women from very different classes, ages and backgrounds and how their individual needs and desires become entangled with their love and affection for each other. Nancy Andrews takes a very different approach with The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes. No realistic or poetic narrative here, but a free and original mix of influences, varying from musical to horror, in a story about a scientist who doesn’t give up her research in spite of the fact that her surroundings don’t take it seriously. And there’s a lot more intimiate perserverance to be seen in the Romanian Self-Portrait of a Dutiful Daughter, in which Cristina (30) finds her own way on a modest scale in a personal and humorous portrait.

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The programme focuses on highly diverse films, each of which has something to say about the position of women in its very own way. What the F?! is not intended to give an answer to the question ‘what is feminism?’ It rather aims to contribute to the feminism debate by screening these films – which propagate and debate different angles – side by side. In other words, there are more than enough topics to (dis)agree on.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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Ana Lily Amirpour

USA, 2014 | b&w, DCP, 99 min, Persian Prod: Sina Sayyah, Justin Begnaud, Ana Lily Amirpour | Prod Comp: Say Ahh Productions, SpectreVision, Logan pictures | Sc: Ana Lily Amirpour | Cam: Lyle Vincent | Ed: Alex O’Flinn | Prod Des: Sergio De La Vega | Sound Des: Jay Nierenberg | With: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains, Rome Shadanloo, Milad Eghbali | Sales: Kinology | Distr NL: September Film

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USA, 2015 | colour, DCP, 76 min, English Prod: Peter West | Sc: Nancy Andrews, Jennifer Reeder | Cam: Rohan Chitrakar | Ed: Paul Hill | Prod Des: Dru Colbert | Music: Nancy Andrews, Zach Soares | With: Michole Briana White, Kevin Jackson, Jennifer Prediger, Marco Accardi, Jesse MacDonald | Print/Sales: Nancy Andrews | www. thestrangeeyesofdrmyes.com

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In the shadows of Bad City, a girl wanders around. Dressed in a hijab and a striped t-shirt, dodging the street lights, she follows the local villagers. If necessary, she shows her vampire teeth. Maybe that’s just as well. Bad City isn’t called that for nothing. It is a lawless hellhole, inhabited by underworld figures, drug addicts and pimps. One night, on her way home alone, she meets Arash, an Iranian James Dean lookalike, complete with classic American car and cigarette in the corner of his mouth. There is an instant attraction. This is a film that cannot be described by a single genre: an attractive mix of spaghetti Western, vampire film, Lynch and graphic novels – and a film that shows a surprising combination of Iranian and American influences. The super-stylish black-and-white images are accompanied by fusion beats, underground Iranian rock, and every now and again a Western riff à la Morricone. An instant cult hit is born.

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South Korea, 2014 | colour, DCP, 104 min, Korean Prod: Jae-Myung Shim | Prod Comp: Myung Films | Sc: Kim Kyung-Chan | Cam: Kim WooHyung | Ed: Kim Sang-Bum, Kim Jae-Bum | Prod Des: Lee MokWon | Sound Des: Kim Suk-Won | Music: Lee Ji-Soo | With: Yum Jung-Ah, Moon Jeong-Hee, Kim Young-Ae, Kim Kang-Woo, Hwang Jung-Min, Chun Woo-Hee, Doh Kyung-Soo | Print/Sales: 9ers Entertainment

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Based on events that caused an uproar in Korea a few years ago. A hypermarket fired a large group of ‘ajumunis’ (middle-aged women) who had been working for the shop for years, and then re-employed them through an intermediary – of course at lower wages and without the responsibilities an employer normally has. The women occupied the shop, and after being removed by the police continued their protest for months outside the doors. Cart is a dramatized filming of these events, focussing in particular on three women who set up a trade union and led the protests. One of these women is the generally shy and modest Sun-hee, who at the front line of the struggle turned into a persistent trade union leader. Boo Ji-Young’s second feature film provides highly current social criticism, fighting for the rights of the man in the street – or in this case, the woman in the street.

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To the Editor of Amateur Photographer

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After a near-death experience, the scientist Dr. Sheri Myes gets to see a different side of life. She becomes convinced that humans only use a fraction of their senses and decides to investigate what we can borrow from the animal kingdom. The guinea pig? Dr. Myes herself. The university thinks her research is too extreme and sacks her. But ‘surrender’ isn’t in Meys’ dictionary; she slowly changes into a strange creature with super-senses. However, she can’t ignore the severe side-effects... In this hybrid film story, filmmaker and animator Nancy Andrews mixes the horror genre with comedy and musical. She based this original story of a lonely visionary on her experimental short Behind the Eyes Are the Ears (2010). The result is a cinematographic marriage between ‘mad-scientist’ Hollywood dramas from the 1930s and juicy B-films from the 1960s – with an eccentric strong female scientist as protagonist, for a change.

The Pavilion in Leeds, founded in 1983, was the first feminist photographers’ collective in Europe. Filmmakers Luke Fowler and Mark Fell evoke the often controversial history of the gallery in their impressionistic journey through archive material, minutes, newspaper articles, talk shows and personal recollections. Photographers such as Angela Kingston and Caroline Taylor each choose a favourite photo characteristic of that turbulent period. In so doing, they look back together at the radical shift that took place in photography, with The Pavilion upending the dominant culture of patriarchal images in an era alive with social, political and economic change. At the same time, they recognise that evoking an activist past can be associated with romanticisation and distortion, which is accentuated by a pulsing analogue soundtrack. Lack of funds was a recurrent problem for The Pavilion. But the conviction that feminists could bring about change through a collective effort was not affected by these financial concerns. See also Depositions in compilation programme The Dragon is the Frame.

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UK, 2014 | colour, DCP, 68 min, English Prod: William Rose | Prod Comp: Pavilion | Cam: Margaret Salmon, Luke Fowler | Ed: Luke Fowler | Sound Des: Mark Fell | Music: Mark Fell, Luke Fowler | With: Sue Ball, Deborah Best, Sutupa Biswas, Dinah Clark, Al Garthwaite, Angela Kingston, Rosie Martin | Print/Sales: LUX

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Dólares de arena Sand Dollars Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas

Dominican Republic/Mexico/ Argentina, 2014 | colour, DCP, 85 min, Spanish/French/English Prod: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas, Pablo Cruz, Benjamín Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, Matias Roveda | Prod Comp: Aurora Dominicana, Canana Films, Rei Cine SRL | Sc: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas | Cam: Israel Cárdenas, Jaime Guerra | Ed: Andrea Kleinman S.A.E/E.D.A | Prod Des: Sylvia Conde | Sound Des: Alejandro De Icaza, Diego Gat, Raúl Locatelli | Music: Ramón Cordero, Edilio Paredes | With: Geraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica, Ricardo Ariel Toribio | Print/Sales: FiGa Films | www.dolaresdearena.com

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UK, 2015 | colour, DCP, 97 min, English Prod: Teddy Leifer, Lisa Stevens | Prod Comp: Rise films | Cam: Kim Longinotto | Ed: Ollie Huddleston | Sound Des: Nina Rice | Music: Stuart Earl | Print/Sales: Dogwoof

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There is a huge gulf between the rich tourists in their expensive hotels on the coast of the Dominican Republic and the poor local population, who can only dream of such luxury. Nevertheless, it seems that the older lady Anne (veteran Geraldine Chaplin) and the young Dominican woman Noéli have managed to bridge this gulf: they have been in a close relationship for three years. But how equal is this partnership? How much is determined by love, and how much by economic motives? Noéli asks Anne for money a lot. Money she of course desperately needs. Will she really go to Paris with her? Sand Dollars is a delicate examination of a relationship full of conflicting desires, deception and unexpressed expectations – built, in spite of everything, on mutual respect. A selfassured, intimate drama presenting two strong women, and lovingly and painstakingly revealing their weaknesses.

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Romania, 2015 | colour, DCP, 81 min, Romanian Prod: Anca Puiu | Prod Comp: Mandragora | Sc: Ana Lungu | Cam: Silviu Stavila | Ed: Dana Bunescu | Prod Des: Vladimir Iuganu | Sound Des: Vlad Voinescu | With: Elena Popa, Emilian Oprea, Andrei Enache, Iris Spiridon | Print/Sales: Mandragora

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Self-portrait of a Dutiful Daughter Ana Lungu For the first time, 30-year-old PhD student Cristiana has the freedom of an adult when her parents move and she takes over their old apartment. She gingerly feels her way in this new ‘space’ – literally and metaphorically. She can smoke as much as she likes, re-hangs her parents’ art and starts an affair with a married man. Director Ana Lungu took inspiration for Self-Portrait of a Dutiful Daughter from her own experiences and her strong bond with her parents. By casting her own father and mother as Cristiana’s parents, she interweaves fact and fiction to create an authentic framework for Cristiana’s modest victories in her struggle for independence. ‘I like to work with amateurs ... with all the defects that make them more alive, more humane.’ The condescending attitude of Cristiana’s father and friends is diametrically opposed to her growth, which becomes more explicit in each scene. And finally challenging.

Dreamcatcher

Me quedo contigo

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I Stay with You Artemio Narro

Anyone arriving in Chicago as a prostitute, whether an addict or not, is likely to have a life of (sexual) abuse behind them, as carer Brenda MyersPowell can tell us; for years, she worked as a prostitute under the name ‘Breezy’. She too knew a lot of suffering as a child. Now, this strong woman patrols the nocturnal streets looking for vulnerable women to support. By day, she tries to convince arrested prostitutes that they are not criminals, but victims – and survivors too. Brenda also finds time to talk to damaged teenagers about their traumas. She helps them break out of the pattern and tries to keep them out of prostitution. Kim Longinotto tells Brenda MyersPowell’s story by filming her as she works, but also at home, where she reveals her own painful story. Like with all of her social documentaries, Longinotto chooses a fly-on-the-wall approach to filming her protagonists: this is their story.

Giggling girls who secretly feed a macho man Viagra might sound pretty funny. But is it really? Spanish Natalia arrives in Mexico following an invitation from her boyfriend Esteban (played by Y tu mamá también star Diego Luna). But it turns out he has left town on a job. His female friends pick Natalia up, dragging her along in their wild lifestyle. I Stay with You starts out as an innocent comedy with rich girls having carefree fun. Gradually, however, the film undergoes a transformation, ending in dark sadism. Artist Artemio Narro has made a number of installations and videos on the subject of violence. His first fiction feature is not only a commentary on the ever-present violence in Mexico, but also on how we see violence. The changing tone of the film and an ingenious turnaround in the battle of the sexes makes this film a confrontational experience.

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Mexico, 2015 | colour, DCP, 99 min, Spanish Prod: Artemio Narro, Carlos Narro, Renato Ornelas | Prod Comp: El Llanero Solitario, Cuarto Para las Doce, Endimia | Sc: Artemio Narro | Cam: Renata Gutierrez | Ed: Artemio Narro, Diego Fenton | Prod Des: Antonio De la Rosa | Sound Des: Matías Barberis | With: Beatriz Arjona, Ximena González-Rubio, Edwarda Gurrola, Anajose Aldrete, Iván Arana, Jose Maria de Tavira, Diego Luna | Print/ Sales: El Llanero Solitario

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Canada, 2015 | colour/b&w, DCP, 80 min, English Prod: Galen Fletcher, Kaleena Kiff | Prod Comp: YXY Productions Inc | Sc: Mark Sawers | Cam: Thomas Billingsly, Christopher Kempinski | Ed: Jamie Franklin | Prod Des: Theresa Konrad | Sound Des: Kirby Jinnah | Music: Don MacDonald | With: Patrick Gilmore, Kristine Cofsky, Tara Pratt, Rekha Sharma, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Cameron McDonald | Print/Sales: YXY Productions Inc | www.marksawersproductions.com

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Andrew Myers (37) works as a housekeeper for a family of women and is the youngest man still living on Earth. In this comic mockumentary, men have been threatened with extinction since the 1950s, when women spontaneously started giving birth to children – girls – without any contribution from male genes. Men quickly disappeared from all major posts and sex and violence were outlawed. The remaining men are now cared for in special reservations, and are no longer part of society. With the exception of a few cheap labourers such as Myers. The characters are filmed going about their everyday business and interviewed about what they consider important for the future. Their worldview is substantiated by archival footage and in-depth interviews with academics about this female phenomenon. Men were in charge, one of them states, full of disbelief at the seemingly peaceful women who took over the reins according to the adage, ‘It’s payback time!’ The result is as comical as it is terrifying – PMS is a bitch!

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Back to the Future Olaf Möller Surrealism was arguably the most influential art movement of the short twentieth century: from the 1920s till the 1980s, it was of the utmost importance somewhere on this planet. A love child of Dada, Surrealism was born on the battlefields of WWI and grew up amidst the economic chaos and social upheaval of the 1920s and 1930s – the rage of that age became Breton’s fureur. Surrealism’s disdain for elites of all kinds – its anti-bourgeois stance, hatred for the clergy, disgust with the industrial powers – was as deep as its fascination for lower-class life and culture: the Surrealists loved genre movies, popular music and the flights of fancy workers indulged in after putting in a ten-hour shift; in fact, several of Surrealism’s most endearing documentaries were realized in praise of working-class entertainment (e.g. Humphrey Jennings’ Spare Time and Jacques-Bernard Brunius’ Violons d’Ingres, both from 1939). Stridently nondoctrinaire, they kept a cautious distance from party politics. At least at the beginning: like so many things, this developed, evolved and changed, depending on the place and the time, as Surrealism proved to be a rather elastic concept that meant many things to many artists and audiences through the eras.

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place for a dissent disinterested in turning itself into something brandable (maybe the fact that Surrealist adventures in pop like Jackass or Borat proved difficult to turn into sustainable film franchises also means Surrealism needs shape-shifting, defies ossification, i.e. relishes the opposite of all that our culture of instant identification demands from its products). But while propaganda (maybe, now that politics and economics have become one in absolutely frightening while certainly not unexpected ways, we should in fact say P.R.) is one thing, reality is quite another; certain similarities between the late 1920s and our era have been pointed out often enough: economic crisis, collapse of the middle class, the rise of populist politicians and parties (think Wilders, Le Pen, Strache, Blocher, etc.). Add to this the masses of wars we’re in, and it becomes clear why Surrealism simply had to resurface: certain things haven’t changed these last hundred years or so – they have just mutated, and too often not in a benevolent way. The difference between what we’re told is there and what we see out in the streets is too fucking blatant. And isn’t that what masterpieces of Surrealist cinema like Luis Buñuel’s Land Without Bread (1933) or Eli Lotar’s Aubervilliers (1946) grew from: making the reality of suffering and injustice the true scandal?

The State of Things Nowadays, ‘surreal’ seems to have become a fancy synonym for ‘weird’, in a sense that combines/includes ‘outrageous’, ‘funky’ and ‘fun’. Since late autumn 1989, Surrealism quietly vanished/was expunged from the public consciousness – so much so that by now we seem to be incapable of even noticing it. No wonder, really: our post-Cold War, end-of-history, neo-liberal culture has no

The Shape of Things to Come Venice 2014 seemed a good starting point for Really? Really. A strongly Surrealist-inspired masterpiece, Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, won the festival’s main award, while four more all-out Surrealist works of genius: Tsukamoto Shinya’s Fires on the Plain; Quentin Dupieux’s Reality; Franco Maresco’s Belluscone. A Sicilian Story and Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala’s Goodnight Mommy ensured divided audiences, with many viewers leaving the cinema in a state of shock and certain reviewers spouting vitriolic hate-rants. All of these works are angry – no, furious, enraged. They’re out to hurt.

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En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Roy Andersson

Sweden/Norway/France/ Germany, 2014 | colour, DCP, 101 min, Swedish Prod: Pernilla Sandström | Prod Comp: Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB | Sc: Roy Andersson | Cam: István Borbás, Gergely Pálos | Ed: Alexandra Strauss  | Prod Des: Ulf Jonsson, Julia Tegström, Nicklas Nilsson, Sandra Parment, Isabel Sjöstrand | Sound Des: Robert Hefter | With: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Charlotta Larsson, Viktor Gyllenberg, Lotti Törnros, Jonas Gerholm, Ola Stensson | Sales: Coproduction Office | Distr NL: Lumière | www.royandersson.com

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A Critical Mass Had Been Reached At least Dupieux and Franz & Fiala consciously looked at classic Surrealist cinema for their inspirations: the former does honour to the legacy of Buñuel (and so does Lene Berg, Kopfkino, 2012); the latter to Georges Franju, with Jaan Toomik (Landscape with Many Moons, 2014) merrily mixing elements of both, while Vernon Chatman (Final Flesh, 2009) takes on the whole Surrealist canon in one go. Chen Sheinberg (Self-portrait as a Dead Stick Insect, 2015), again, never made a secret of his love for (proto)Surrealist/scientist filmmakers Percy Smith and Jean Painlevé; ditto the collective Everything Is Terrible! (2 Everything 2 Terrible II: Tokyo Drift, 2010) of the debt they own to collage cinema pioneer Joseph Cornell; Lene Berg’s Shaving the Baroness (2010), Jan Němec’s Toyen (2006) and Roee Rosen’s Two Women and a Man (2005), finally, re-appraise female (proto-)Surrealist masters of the 1920s and 1930s – that one of them didn’t actually exist is beside the point – she should have lived and worked back then, for we needed her. The masters and their examples are not forgotten – something we need to stress in a culture that seems to fear few things more than people’s ability to remember, and any desire which is the opposite of consumption. Things We Do When Nobody’s Looking In a time when every dunce and his mother uploads stuff to YouTube, Vimeo, etc., an outsider artist tinkering around in secrecy and showing his works only to a choice few sounds almost impossible to imagine. Yet here he is: Bruno Sukrow (Anna, 2014) from the city of Aachen – a filmmaker straight out of the wildest Surrealist dreams. Had he lived in the France of the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, Brunius might have fêted him in Violons d’Ingres. Sukrow (like the incomparable Boris Ivkovic aka Bore Lee, Big Rocks, 2010) worked away for years with no ambitions to make his art public; yet word got around of this extraordinary loner and his at once outrageously funny while quietly obsessive while invariably moving Second Life-animations, which developed into a highly personal, idiosyncratic cosmos. Something that could also be said about the late Giulio Questi (Lola, 2011) – except that he’s a world-famous maverick genre genius who in retirement and out of sheer boredom re-invented himself as an outsider artist who all through the noughties of the third millennium made short videos in his apartment featuring himself in all the roles (in the same way Sukrow for a long time voiced all the parts in his films). Sukrow, Ivkovic, Questi et al. show that Surrealism is (also) the true art of the people.

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The title of Roy Andersson’s latest, Golden Lion-winning masterpiece is inspired by Pieter Breughel de Oude’s 1556 The Hunters in the Snow: The maestro wondered what the birds in the painting see and might make of the strange creatures we call humans, their (mis)deeds and (mis)adventures. Like all good Surrealists, Andersson tries to look at life on Earth as if it were a civilization three solar systems away – only he actually is in the habit of building eerie, hyperrealist studioreproductions of our world that simply look and feel alien. So he just needs to stare, with each scene a table barely vivant. There actually is a pigeon here, in the beginning: a stuffed one, so past wondering; some zombie-like-looking human gawks at it in seemingly dull incomprehension. The film’s antiheroes, a pair of salesmen specialising in novelties like vampire teeth (with extra-long fangs!) are met by similar gazes wherever they go.

Kopfkino Lene Berg

Norway, 2013 | colour, DCP, 75 min, German Prod: Lene Berg | Sc: Lene Berg | Cam: Thomas Schneider | Ed: Lene Berg, Henrike Dosk | Prod Des: Bettina Scheibe | Sound Des: Benjamin Ahrens | With: Amy, Lady K, Lady Emma, Lady G, Ingrid Ross, Juliane, Karolina Leppert, Amy Mussul | Print/ Sales: Lene Berg | www.e-flux. com/announcements/lene-berg

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Kopfkino features a discussion by eight women sitting at a long table in a theatrical space – a symposium, in the original Greek sense of the word, with a nice touch of the coffee morning, a nod in the general direction of Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party (1979), strong allusions to the Last Supper and a hint of Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel (1962). The women are in the BDSM business: five work as dominatrix, three as subs. They sit facing the camera, turning aside when speaking to one another. The camera remains in constant motion, slowly moving back and forth in front of the table at the same pace, the perspective changing randomly. Some might see this as a documentary and learn a lot about their fellow man which they didn’t want to know. For others, it might play more like a Biblical tale of sin, grace and redemption. Screens together with Der Sechste Jahrenzeit and The Visit. See also Shaving the Baroness by this filmmaker.

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Jesus – Der Film

O bacanal do diabo e outras fitas proibidas de Ivan Cardoso

Jesus – The Film Michael Brynntrup

Germany, 1986 | b&w, DCP, 125 min, German Prod: Michael Brynntrup | Sc: Michael Brynntrup, Jörg Buttgereit, Chris Dreier, Andreas Hentschel, Almut Iser, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Georg Ladanyi, Robert Paris, Stiletto, Andreas Wildfang | Cam: Michael Brynntrup, Castro Zen | Ed: Michael Brynntrup | Prod Des: Michael Brynntrup | Sound Des: Michael Brynntrup | Music: padeluun | With: Kai Blanke-Fergouson, Jürgen Brauch, Michael Brynntrup, Panterah Countess, France-Lisa Fulcher, Rocco Hamm, Andreas Hentschel | Print/ Sales: Filmmuseum Berlin Deutsche Kinemathek | www.brynntrup.de

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There’s nothing in German film history quite like Jesus – Der Film, starting with the fact this is probably the sole joint endeavor by underground artists from the FRG and the GDR. Michael Bryntrupp, the project’s mastermind, invited directors and collectives he considered like-minded to each adapt a chapter of the Good Book. Everyone could do whatever they wanted (within limits Bryntrupp monitored); nobody knew (in theory if probably not in practice) how the others were approaching their stories; several chapters were directed by Jesus B. himself. Call it an exercise in muted exquisite corps. The result is closer to the Bible’s words and images than the Zealots might have you believe – even if the Maria Magdalena of Doris Kuhn (cf. Morgen) is punished by lingerieclad ladies, while for Jörg Buttgereit (cf. German Angst) Jesus is a vampire who needs a stake to finally die.

Orgy of the Devil and Other Forbidden Tapes of Ivan Cardoso

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Brazil, 2013 | colour/b&w, video, 62 min, Portuguese Prod: Ivan Cardoso, Gurcius Gewdner | Prod Comp: Topázio Filmes, Bulhorgia Produções | Sc: Ivan Cardoso, Gurcius Gewdner | Cam: Cezar Elias, Eduardo Viveiros, Renato Lacletti, Ivan Cardoso | Ed: Gurcius Gewdner | Sound Des: Gurcius Gewdner | Music: Julio Medaglia, Ivan Cardoso, Gurcius Gewdner | With: Wilson Grey, Jane Silk, Felipe Falcão, Claudia Ohana, Mustapha Barat, Jackson do Pandeiro, José Mojica Marins | Print/Sales: Topázio Filmes

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German Angst

L’occhio selvaggio The Wild Eye Paolo Cavare

Jörg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski, Andreas Marschall

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Germany, 2015 | colour, DCP, 110 min, English/German Prod: Michal Kosakowski, Andrea Staerke | Prod Comp: Kosakowski Films | Sc: Anna Bonasso, Jörg Buttgereit, Andreas Marschall, Goran Mimica | Cam: Sven Jakob | Ed: Michal Kosakowski, Andreas Marschall | Prod Des: Karsten Barthel, Dirk Kuring | Sound Des: Dieter Hebben, Lukas Lücke | With: Milton Welsh, Daniel Faust, Denis Lyons, Annika Strauss, Matthan Harris, Andreas Pape, Desiree Giorgetti | Print/Sales: Reel Suspects | www.german-angst.com

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After a 22-year absence from the movie screens directing off-beat TV documentaries, award-winning audio plays and eccentric theatrical productions, Berlin Punk Surrealist Jörg Buttgereit (cf. Jesus – Der Film) is back where he belongs! Egged on by Michal Kosakowski and friend Andreas Marschall (who created the poster design for his worldwide succès de scandale Nekromantik, 1987), ‘Butti’ agreed to do an episode for this portmanteau project with three stories straight (well...) from tabloid headlines. Part underground AV art, part genre-fest and subtle as a political head-butt, the three auteurs tackle domestic violence (Final Girl, Buttgereit), n(eo-N)azis (Make a Wish, Kosakowski) and hedonistic fat cats facing the limits of their self-absorbed will to forget (Alraune, Marschall). A rare example of true cinema: for once, entertainment and enlightenment become a popular unity.

Ivan Cardoso Few and far between are artists able to thoroughly eradicate all borders drawn by commerce and bourgeois taste between the different spheres of cinema. The incomparable Ivan Cardoso is one such: a perfect mix of outsider artist and avant-gardist, smut-peddler and cine-philosopher. For roughly the last 50 years, he made one anti-film after another, most short and on Super-8, each a feast lurid and delirious; Orgy of the Devil and Other Forbidden Tapes of Ivan Cardoso is a collection of these. On the surface, Cardoso’s films are absurdly romantic parody-pastiches of popular genre fare, mainly horror and porn, several featuring the one and only almost-president of Brazil, José Mojica Marins. Looked at more closely, they are tropical prose poems on the merry malaise of his fatherland, Surrealist skits made to piss off the few who hover in helicopters over the many who sense the smells and textures of their wretched existence.

Italy, 1967 | colour, DCP, 97 min, Italian Prod: Georges Marci | Prod Comp: Cavara | Sc: Paolo Cavara, Tonino Guerra, Alberto Moravia,  | Cam: Marcello Masciocchi, Raffaele Masciocchi | Ed: Sergio Montanari | Prod Des: Pier Luigi Pizzi | Sound Des: Pietro Vesperini | With: Philippe Leroy, Delia Boccardo, Gabriele Tinti, Giorgio Gargiullo, Luciana Angiolillo, Lars Bloch, Gianni Bongioanni, Tullio Marini | Print/Sales: Cineteca Nazionale

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Paolo Cavara is a somewhat forgotten maverick of Italian cinema, a minor master whose original influences include Jacopetti & Prosperi, who revolutionized cinema with Mondo Cane (1962). Mind you, not all revolutions make the world a better place – the Mondo movies certainly didn’t. Here, life is a freak show, a locus of senseless suffering. It’s probably fair to see the Mondo movies as Dark Surrealism... The Wild Eye was Cavara’s first fiction essay, after debuting in 1964 with Malamondo, a work less Mondo than the title promises. The film also has a sensationalist angle: Cavara tells the story of a Mondo auteur in search of the ultimate shock image – only to find himself arranging ever crueler ‘situations’. Contemporary audiences understood the film as a comment on Jacopetti & Prosperi’s infamous magnum opus Africa addio (1965).

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Final Flesh

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Vernon Chatman

Everything Is Terrible!

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USA, 2009 | colour, video, 72 min, English Prod: Vernon Chatman | Sc: Vernon Chatman | Ed: Vernon Chatman | Sound Des: Vernon Chatman | Print: Vernon Chatman | Sales: Drag City | www.pffr.net

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France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 87 min, French/English Prod: Gregory Bernard | Prod Comp: Realitism Films | Sc: Quentin Dupieux | Cam: Quentin Dupieux | Ed: Quentin Dupieux | With: Alain Chabat, Elodie Bouchez, Jon Heder, Jonathan Lambert, Eric Wareheim | Print: O’Brother Distribution | Sales: Indie Sales | www.realitydupieux.com

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Vernon Chatman is probably the bestknown member of New York-based art collective PFFR due to his work on South Park and several series he created with PFFR’s John Lee (e.g. Xavier: Renegade Angel, 2007-9; The Heart, She Holler, since 2011). Final Flesh is undeniably his masterpiece. This greatest work of AV Surrealism since the demise of Godfather Luis plays like a more absurd than existentialist variation of The Exterminating Angel (1962), looks like outsider art of the accidental avant-garde variety, and got made as an exercise in automatic writing the proto-cinema stylo way, using the services of internet porn companies specialized in realizing screenplays detailing your every desire. You have never seen anything even remotely resembling this. Screens together with A Story of Creation and The Hands of God.

USA, 2010 | colour, video, 55 min, English  | Prod Comp: Everything Is Terrible! | Sc: Everything Is Terrible! | Ed: Everything Is Terrible! | Sound Des: Everything Is Terrible! | Print/Sales: Everything Is Terrible! | www.everythingisterrible.com

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Everything Is Terrible!, the digital great-grandchild of Joseph Cornell, is a collective specialising in the art of AV mash-ups, its members preferring to remain anonymous. So be it. Normally you could look at their work on YouTube – where they are easy to find. The internet as neo-liberalism’s extension of the living-room into the public sphere is something like the natural habitat of most stuff Everything Is Terrible! do – 2 Everything 2 Terrible II: Tokyo Drift was created by slicing and dicing dozens and dozens of films and shows produced too often by ultra-dubious entities ranging from the arms lobby to religious extremists. Watching this ultra-condensed version of Amerikkka’s subconscious in cinema lends the experience an extra educational edge: in this environment, the terror of it all becomes even more evident.

Réalité

Ich seh, Ich seh

Reality Quentin Dupieux

Goodnight Mommy Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala

‘Reality’ here is the name of a girl who one morning watches her dad gut a freshly shot boar; its innards contain a VHS tape. Denis hosts some cookery show in a full-body mouse costume. Jason is one of the dopes lensing this boring miasma; he dreams of making a movie called Waves in which people’s brains are blown up by TV sets, because television makes people stupid; imagine his dismay on entering a cinema where Waves runs in front of a hate-filled-bordering-on-indifferent audience! Not since Oshima Nagisa’s zoophile extravaganza Max mon amour (1986) has anybody come this close to the spirit, spite and spunk of Buñuel’s late works (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 1972; The Phantom of Liberty, 1974), albeit with a touch of late Lewis (be that Jerry or Herschell Gordon), and a hard-edged formal rigor that makes Reality sometimes look blast-frozen and sometimes carved in marble.

When mommy returns home, her face is all covered in bandages. Mommy had an operation, but why? The tenyear-old twins doubt this woman is their mum, and therefore don’t always obey her. The bandaged woman resorts to brute force, pushing the boys – maybe too far? But why does only one of the twins ever speak? And why does the woman never acknowledge the silent one? A (head) trip into an abyss of (self-)debasement and despair, where it’s never clear who’s actually (still) among the living and who’s (already) back from beyond – if there’s really any ‘real’ here at all. Inspired as much by Georges Franju as by Lucio Fulci, Goodnight Mommy is a meditation on boundaries, transgressions, transcendence. Note the cuddly stuffed donkey on the boys’ bunk bed: he’s the rare ass in Surrealist cinema that doesn’t come to a gruesome end.

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Austria, 2014 | colour, DCP, 99 min, German Prod: Ulrich Seidl | Prod Comp: Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH | Sc: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Cam: Martin Gschlacht | Ed: Michael Palm | Prod Des: Louis Oellerer | Sound Des: Erik Mischijew, Matz Müller | Music: Olga Neuwirth | With: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz | Sales: Films Distribution | Distr NL: September Film | www.ichsehichseh.at

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United Kingdom, 2012 | colour, DCP, 94 min, English Prod: Lisa Marie Russo | Prod Comp: Fly Film | Cam: Nick Gordon Smith | Ed: Cliff West | Sound Des: Philippe Ciompi | Music: Jem Finer | With: Andrew Kotting, Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore, Stewart Lee, Dr Mark Lythgoe, Dudley Sutton, Marcia Farquhar, Kristin O’Donnell | Print/Sales: Wavelength Pictures | www.swandown.info

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Swandown

Toyen

Andrew Kötting

Jan Němec

British Surrealism was always a little apart from the rest, if only due to its often surprisingly sweet-natured fondness for ordinary life, combined with an unmatched political fury. For Swandown, a disquieting mix of pastoral and agit-tract, Andrew Kötting – GB’s resident Surrealist master in all matters movie and beyond – teamed up with his neighbor, Iain Sinclair, one of Hackney’s (and by extension Blighty’s) major poets/ novelists/essayists/performance artists. In the great Surrealist tradition of city walks, the duo embarked on a water trip from Hastings to London, using a swan pedalo. No wonder people talk candidly when approached by these two. And they have a lot to say about a nation Thatcherism’s New Labour offspring ruined – with the 2012 Olympics offering more proof of their evil than anybody asked for.

Among the more notorious aspects of Surrealism is the awkward attitude many of its original key protagonists (in France especially) cultivated towards women. As a result, few were willing and/or able to join their ranks – although some of the movement’s most brilliant practitioners were women. Several of these felt a need to be ambiguous about their gender – but none went as far as Marie Cermínová (1902-1980), who worked under the enigmatic name Toyen. To properly pay homage to this artiste extraordinaire, Jan Nemec went for an aesthetic of anything goes, mixing found footage, re-enactments, flights of fancy and dry data – scenes from Stalinist show trials clash with strangely waxen tableaux vivants; torrents of facts with paintings or drawings by Toyen or others, collaborators Jindrich tyrsk (1899-1942) and Jindrich Heisler (19141953), et cetera. The result, in Toyen’s words, is Splinters of Dreams / Silence and Darkness. Screens together with Shaving the Baroness and Two Women and a Man.

Czech Republic, 2006 | colour, 35mm, 1:1.85, 63 min, Czech Prod: Jan Němec | Prod Comp: Jan Nemec Film | Sc: Tereza Brdecková, Jan Nemec | Cam: Jiří Maxa | Ed: Michal Lánsk  | Prod Des: Tereza Kučerová | With: Zuzana Stivínová, Jan Budar, Tobiá Jirous, Marek Bouda | Print/ Sales: Jan Nemec Film | www. facebook.com/jan.nemec.film

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Belluscone. Una storia siciliana

Italy, 2014 | colour/b&w, DCP, 95 min, Italian Prod: Rean Mazzone, Anna Vinci | Prod Comp: Ila Palma, Dream Film | Sc: Franco Maresco, Claudia Uzzo | Cam: Luca Bigazzi, Tommaso Lusena, Irma Vecchio | Ed: Franco Maresco | Prod Des: Cesare Inzerillo, Nicola Sferruzza | Sound Des: Giancarlo Rutigliano | Print/Sales: Ila Palma

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Belluscone. A Sicilian Story Franco Maresco A few year ago, Franco Maresco started working on a film about Silvio Berlusconi’s ties to organized crime in Sicily: his humble beginnings in the construction business (the root of all post-war Italian evil); his meteoric rise as a private media mogul; finally his triumph as a populist politician ruling the nation with games and bread nobody seemed to need. And how Italians loved him – whenever he fell, he was quickly re-elected. Why? What did they see in this brazenly buffoonish thug? Could it be that They are simply like Him? Or are they more like made-man Mira Ciccio, an impresario of Neapolitan neo-melodic music, his wards Erik and Vittorio Ricciardi, and their fans who howl with delight when they sing Vorrei conoscere Berlusconi? Is there a difference? Does it matter? By the way: they’re real, and this is mostly a documentary – especially when it looks grotesque, absurd or just pitifully going stupid.

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The Performer Maciej Sobieszczański, Lukasz Ronduda

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Poland, 2015 | colour, DCP, 62 min, Polish Prod: Kuba Kosma, Wojciech Marczewski | Prod Comp: Wajda Studio | Sc: Lukasz Ronduda, Maciej Sobieszczanski | Cam: Lukasz Gutt | Ed: Rafal Listopad | Prod Des: Joanna Kaczynska | Music: Antoni KomasaLazarkiewicz | With: Oskar Dawicki, Agata Buzek, Andrzej Chyra, Zbigniew Warpechowski, Anda Rottenberg, Jakub Gierszal, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Katarzyna Zawadzka | Print/Sales: Wajda Studio | www.wajdastudio.pl/ en/filmography/performer

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By his shiny blue jacket shalt thou recognize him: Oskar Dawicki, one of contemporary Polish art’s most unique players. Here, Dawicki plays Oskar, with his mentor Zbigniew Warpechowski appearing in the role of Zbigniew Warpechowski. All of which doesn’t mean that The Performer is a documentary or even a mockumentary (Agata Buzek, for example, is not an art dealer), even if many of the things we learn about Dawicki are fact-based. It’s a game the directorial duo Sobieszczanski & Ronduda (how appropriate for a Janus-faced project!) play with Dawicki (mind the double entendre). Maybe it’s only thanks to this ploy that they can talk more or less frankly about the way art is created, sold and discussed these days – we can always claim it’s just a story.

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India, 1988 | colour, DCP, 101 min, Hindi Prod: Kamal Swaroop | Prod Comp: National Film Development Corporation India | Sc: Kamal Swaroop | Cam: Kamal Swarop | Ed: Priya Krishnaswamy | With: Gopi Desai, Manish Gupta, Anita Kanwar, Aditya Lakhia, Lakshminarayan Shastri, Lalit Tiwari | Print/Sales: National Film Development Corporation India | www.omdarbdar.in

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Om Dar-B-Dar

Nobi

Kamal Swaroop

Fires on the Plain Tsukamoto Shinya

Kamal Swaroop is one of Indian avant-garde cinema’s most legendary cases. An elusive auteur of few works, most almost impossible to see – or even show. Om Dar-B-Dar had serious trouble with the officials back in the day and ‘was vanished’ as a consequence. Om Dar-B-Dar (a nonsense play on words Swaroop tentatively translates as ‘I’m Door-by-Door’) is a Surrealist (anti-)narrative whose hero, Om, is good at only one thing: holding his breath for a long time – while his scientific research (well...) always seems to end up more on the magic side. His father has similar arcane interests, devoting his life to astrology – for which he left a government job. All of which sounds more straight-forward than this scathingly delirious attack on just about every holy cow India has on offer actually is.

In 1951, Ooka Shohei published his eponymous novel on the unspeakable deeds too many soldiers committed in the final weeks of Imperial Japan – some merely to stay alive, others simply because they could. Ooka had been called up to serve in ‘44, in the Philippines – what he describes in Nobi is first-hand experience. While staying surprisingly true to the novel’s essence, Tsukamoto made this cautionary tale of a collective collapse of all moral faculties very much his own – Fires on the Plain is at the same time a painting of Buddhist hell in garish colors laid on with deft, broad brush strokes, as well as a Surrealist satire on human foibles delivered in campy tones, shrill and grating. In this poisoned pastoral, bodies rot, limbs fly, men are mown down en masse and comrades become dinner in the blink of an eye; here, every bastard is a king – whose reign is measured in seconds, tops.

Japan, 2014 | colour, DCP, 87 min, Japanese Prod: Tsukamoto Shinya | Prod Comp: Kaijyu Theatre Co., Ltd | Sc: Tsukamoto Shinya  | Cam: Tsukamoto Shinya  | Ed: Tsukamoto Shinya  | Prod Des: Masako | Sound Des: Masaya Kitada | Music: Chu Ishikawa | With: Tsukamoto Shinya, Lily Franky, Tatsuya Nakamura, Yusaku Mori | Print/Sales: Coproduction Office | www.nobi-movie.com

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Maastik mitme kuuga Landscape with Many Moons Jaan Toomik

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Estonia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 90 min, Estonian Prod: Ivo Felt | Prod Comp: Allfilm | Sc: Jaan Toomik | Cam: Mart Taniel | Ed: Jaak Ollino Jr. | Prod Des: Pille Jänes | Sound Des: Seppo Vanhatalo | Music: Mihkel Kleis | With: Hendrik Toompere, Jaanika Juhanson, Maria Avdjusko, Garmen Tabor | Print/Sales: Allfilm | www. facebook.com/MaastikMitmeKuuga

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Juhan’s life is strange enough even without visions and apparitions – his safe-and-comfortable, seemingly okayoff bourgeois existence is falling apart, ever more rapidly. Taking stock of his sex (and maybe even love) life certainly doesn’t help. Jaan Toomik, one of Estonia’s outstanding modern artists, has already proved in his shorts that his a master of aesthetic disquiet in textures – he certainly knows how to make the ordinary give you an itch just by looking at it. Here, life’s skin is eczema-riddled; protagonists try not to scratch (i.e. pretend that everything’s normal), but at some point something must give. Which doesn’t mean things can’t look beautiful: Landscape with Many Moons is visually stunning, seductive, a feast for the eye – but for the faint-stomached it might end in mental projectile vomiting. One of last year’s most outstanding debuts!

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Surrealist Follies #1: Meat and Flesh A choice selection of contemporary feminist Surrealist art mainly made by women. Includes pole-dancing in a full-body Panda-suit and clobbering schnitzels to a pulp. Public SCREENINGS Fri 23-1 14:15 Cinerama 5 Sun 25-1 22:15 LantarenVenster 6

Mirroir de l’origine Mirror of Origin

Deborah De Robertis On Ascension Day 2014, Deborah De Robertis showed visitors to the Louvre her origins of the world. For educational purposes, she did so in front of Courbet’s painting. The guards were not amused. This video plays at being a mobile-phone record of the event as a show of solidarity. Luxembourg, 2014 | colour, video, 6 min, French Prod: Deborah De Robertis | Cam: Deborah De Robertis | Ed: Deborah De Robertis | Print/Sales: Deborah De Robertis | www.facebook. com/pages/Deborah-De-Robertis/454164381352112

Je suis une bombe Elodie Pong

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Die Wilderin vom Montafon

The Poacher Woman of the Montafon Evamaria Schaller Evamaria Schaller is a performance artist whose films develop out of this praxis. The Poacher Woman of the Montafon is rooted in a series of performances that all involve the maltreatment of meat (like bludgeoning a schnitzel to a pulp), resulting in a Surrealist Heimatfilm of an uncommon, feminist kind. Germany/Austria, 2011 | colour, DCP, 20 min, no dialogue Prod: Evamaria Schaller | Prod Comp: Academy of Media Arts Cologne | Sc: Evamaria Schaller | Cam: Peter Conrad Beyer | Ed: Evamaria Schaller | Prod Des: Evamaria Schaller | Sound Des: Ji Hyun Park | Music: Evamaria Schaller | With: Evamaria Schaller, Anneliese Fürnschuß | Print: Academy of Media Arts Cologne | Sales: Evamaria Schaller | www.efeumaria.com

Nainen ja lihateollisuus Woman and Meat Industry Teemu Mäki Teemu Mäki is among Finland’s most notorious AV artists. This Actionist/ Surrealist Agit piece suggests why: after Woman and Meat Industry, even the biggest carnivore might start cultivating thoughts about turning vegan. Although retching out raw meat never looked as sexy as when Lotta Lehtikari is doing it. Finland, 2011 | colour, video, 7 min, Finnish

Elodie Pong likes to play around with staggering sights and piercing words. This time, a pole-dancer in a full-body Panda costume gives the audience a post-show piece of her mind. The performance is mind-blowing in its absurd mix of tackiness and sensuality, the culminating rant (punctuated by sighs of exhaustion) fierce and gutsy. Switzerland, 2006 | colour, video, 7 min, French

Prod: Teemu Mäki | Sc: Teemu Mäki | Cam: Mikko Kamunen | Ed: Mikko Kamunen, Teemu Mäki | With: Lotta Lehtikari | Print/Sales: AV-arkki | www.teemumaki.com

Morgen Doris Kuhn

Da je kuća dobra i vuk bi je imao

Doris Kuhn (cf. Jesus – Der Film) is a member of Munich’s legendary Werkstattkino collective. In the early 1980s, Werkstattkino organized an amateur porn festival. To ensure there was new stuff to be screened, they went into production themselves, Punk-DIY-style. This is one of their most unsettling Fickfilme.

Hana Jušić

Prod: Doris Kuhn | Sc: Doris Kuhn | Cam: Andrea Wolf, Katrin Zeiler | Ed: Doris Kuhn, Andrea Wolf | Prod Des: Katrin Zeiler | With: Doris Kuhn | Print/Sales: Doris Kuhn

Prod: Elodie Pong | Sc: Elodie Pong | Cam: Elodie Pong | Ed: Elodie Pong | Music: Michael Hilton | With: Carine Charaire | Print/Sales: Elodie Pong | www.elodiepong.net

No Wolf Has a House

Germany, 1984 | b&w, 7 min, no dialogue

Hana Ju ic is arguably the greatest talent to arise in recent years from the region that once constituted Yugoslavia. Her works all tend towards the Surreal in a breezily creepy fashion. Here, a guileless woman escapes a marriage that’s decidedly too much about meat and flesh. WORLD PREMIERE

Croatia, 2015 | colour, DCP, 25 min, Croatian Prod: Tina Tisljar, Tena Gojic | Prod Comp: Academy of Dramatic Arts Zagreb | Sc: Hana Ju ic | Cam: Jana Plecaš | Ed: Jan Klemsche | Prod Des: Jana Plecaš | Sound Des: Borna Buljevic | With: Sanja Drakulic, Tibor Kneževic, Marina Redžepovic, Damir Poljicak, Blanka Bart-Hajoš, Mijo Pavelko | Print/Sales: Academy of Dramatic Arts Zagreb

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Remembrance of Women Past

Windmills of Our Minds

An outsider artist and a genre maverick separately remember women who meant the world to them. Here, the follies of Second Life meet mondo moviedom’s morbid pleasures!

A programme in praise of the outsider artist – some just don’t fit in, others don’t want to fit in, and a choice few are simply misfits. Joy and laughter for every film-lover pure at heart.

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Anna

Don Kihot

Bruno Sukrow

Vlado Kristl

During the last half decade, following the death of his wife, octogenarian outsider artist Bruno Sukrow created several dozen mid-to-feature-length Second Life animations, constituting one of the most personal, obsessive, enchanting, perplexing, joyous bodies of work in recent cinema. He’s our Ferdinand Cheval, his oeuvre our Palais idéal!

It’s still tough to be a lone seeker of truth and beauty. Life certainly hasn’t become any more chivalrous, while windmills have definitely multiplied by millions. It’s quite possible to see this as a self-portrait of Vlado Kristl, maybe the most nihilistic Surrealist the world has seen (so far).

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Germany, 2014 | colour, video, 25 min, German Prod: Bruno Sukrow | Print/Sales: Robert Sukrow

Lola

Yugoslavia, 1961 | colour, video, 10 min, Serbo-Croatian Prod: Vlado Kristl | Sc: Vlado Kristl, based on a novel by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra | Cam: Ivan Hercigonja | Sound Des: Branimir Sakac | Music: Milko Kelemen | Print/Sales: Filmmuseum Munchen

Velike stijene Big Rocks

Giulio Questi

Boris Ivković Giulio Questi became a Surrealist on the battlefields of WWII, fighting for three years with the partisans. In his cinema, Questi wrestled with the terrifying sights and sounds of those days – till the end, when he re-invented himself as an outsider artist! In this, his final masterpiece, he yearns for a maiden he met in the 1960s when making a Mondo movie.

Bore Lee (née Boris Ivković) is the total Croatian cult auteur, an outsider artist who became a phenomenon across the former Yugoslavia. In the noblest spirit of Titoland (where his spiritual shifù Bruce was a national icon), this proletarian lad from the hinterland kicks power-ass, movie in, movie out.

Italy, 2009 | colour, video, 31 min, Italian

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Prod: Giulio Questi | Prod Comp: Solipso Film | Sc: Giulio Questi | Cam: Giulio Questi | Ed: Giulio Questi | Sound Des: Giulio Questi | Music: Stefano Galeone | Print: Archivio Storico delle Arti Contemporanee (ASAC) | Sales: Solipso Film | www.facebook.com/pages/Giulio-Questi/56554428872

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Croatia, 2010 | colour, video, 45 min, Croatian Prod: Boris Ivkovic | Sc: Boris Ivkovic | Cam: Boris Urmanic, Domagoj Zupic, Riko Cemanovic | Ed: SUK | Prod Des: SUK | Sound Des: SUK | Music: SUK | With: Boris Ivkovic, Cvita Vucenovic, Ivan Bulj | Print/Sales: Ivan Ramljak

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Supporting Films Really? Really.

SIGNALS: REALLY? REALLY.

Shtei Nashim Ve’Gever Two Women and a Man Roee Rosen

Shaving the Baroness Lene Berg Re-enactment of the 1921 late-Dada/preSurrealist short Elsa, Baroness von FreytagLoringhoven, Shaving Her Pubic Hair by Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and the star herself, a work that maybe never existed in the first place. But the concept is simple enough and the point still worth making. Meeting the adorable Dunja Eckert-Jakobi also led Berg to her next project, Kopfkino. Screens together with Toyen and Two Women and a Man. See also Kopfkino by this filmmaker. Norway, 2010 | b&w, DCP, 8 min, no dialogue Prod: Lene Berg | Sc: Lene Berg | Cam: Lene Berg | Ed: Lene Berg | With: Dunja Eckert-Jakobi, Leander Djønne | Print/Sales: Filmform

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The Hands of God Alyson Levy Alyson Levy is another member of PFFR (cf. Final Flesh). No wonder many believe this humble-looking documentary about puppeteers for God is a fake, prank, hoax – knowing that this is not the point. For people like these are around, and they do spread their ideas like this. Screens together with Final Flesh and A Story of Creation.

Justine Frank was a Jewish Belgian painter and writer close to the Surrealists – an artist the world truly needed. Roee Rosen found her. He was also, via the mysterious Johanna Führer-Ha’sfari, involved with the translation of Frank’s magnum opus, Sueur douce (Sweet Sweat). Screens together with Shaving the Baroness and Toyen. Israel, 2005 | colour, video, 17 min, Hebrew Prod: Roee Rosen | Sc: Roee Rosen | Ed: Boaz Arad | Prod Des: Roee Rosen | With: Roee Rosen | Print/Sales: Roee Rosen | www.roeerosen.com

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Portrait Atzmi Kemaklon Met

Self-portrait as a Dead Stick Insect

Chen Sheinberg Chen Sheinberg’s passion is insects – filming them, to be exact (in the spirit of the great proto-Surrealist Percy Smith) – more often than not with surprising and somewhat scary results. It’s only fitting then that he identifies with them – even in death. Screens before The Performer. WORLD PREMIERE

Israel, 2015 | colour, video, 3 min, no dialogue Prod: Chen Sheinberg | Sc: Chen Sheinberg | Cam: Chen Sheinberg | Ed: Chen Sheinberg | Sound Des: Chen Sheinberg | Music: The Residents | Print/Sales: Chen Sheinberg

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USA, 2003 | colour, video, 22 min, English Prod: Alyson Levy | Prod Comp: PFFR | Sc: Alyson Levy | Cam: Alyson Levy | Ed: Alyson Levy | Sound Des: Alyson Levy | Print/Sales: PFFR | www.pffr.net

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Formales Gewissen Formal Conscience Yves Netzhammer Yves Netzhammer’s usually language-free animations offer freaky in-a-nutshell versions of all the disturbing sights and events we (are forced to) witness every day. Befitting an age of indifference, these series of grotesque rituals and absurd cycles are presented in a glacial, uncaring aesthetic. Genuinely disturbing genius. Screens before Reality. Switzerland, 2013 | colour, DCP, 20 min, no dialogue Prod: Yves Netzhammer | Sc: Yves Netzhammer | Ed: Yves Netzhammer | Prod Des: Yves Netzhammer | Sound Des: Bernd Schurer | Music: Bernd Schurer | Print/Sales: Yves Netzhammer | www.netzhammer.com

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A Story of Creation Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir’s animations are fun and games for all those who can remember their childhood: when they enjoyed playing with their poo, jumping in muddy puddles and raising hell about the stench of a piece of cheese – the time when we were all natural Surrealists! Screens together with The Hands of God and Final Flesh. Iceland, 2013 | colour, video, 6 min, no dialogue Prod: Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir | Prod Comp: Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir | Sc: Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir | Cam: Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir | Ed: Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir | Prod Des: Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir | Sound Des: Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir | Music: Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir | Print/Sales: Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir | www.siggabjorg.net

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Birmingham Ornament 3D (Fragment 201) Andrey Silvestrov, Yuri Leiderman For years now, Andrej Silvestrov & Jurij Leiderman have been working on an epic project called Birmingham Ornament: a Surrealist series of (politically often very pointed) skits that, theoretically speaking, can be arranged and re-arranged at will. In this spin-off, the avant-garde faces a new dimension which offers food for much thought – and talk! Screens before 2 Everything 2 Terrible II: Tokyo. Russia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 10 min, Russian/Spanish/Japanese Prod: Andrey Silvestrov | Prod Comp: Cine Fantom Club | Sc: Jurij Leiderman | Cam: Wayne Scott, Aleksandr Tananov | Ed: Igor Tihonov, Yuri Gohubev | Prod Des: Andrej Silvestrov | Sound Des: Nelli Ivanova | With: Garik Wiskin, Andy Fukutome, Arsenij Kovalskiy, Coten Bustillo | Print: Andrey Silvestrov | Sales: Antipode Sales & Distribution | www.antipode-sales.biz/movies

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Der Besuch The Visit

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Jan Soldat The BDSM-Lager receives an unexpected visitor: the granny of its owner/master! At a little less than a century in age, she finds it all rather fascinating. A footnote film to Jan Soldat’s series about this prison of brotherly love, originally made more as a personal record or souvenir. Screens together with Die sechste Jahreszeit and Kopfkino. WORLD PREMIERE

Germany, 2015 | colour, video, 5 min, German Prod: Jan Soldat | Cam: Jan Soldat | Ed: Jan Soldat | Sound Des: Jan Soldat, Lorenz Fischer | Print/Sales: Jan Soldat

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Die sechste Jahreszeit Jan Soldat Jan Soldat, the grand archaeologist of the FRG’s culture of common fucking in all its uncommon ways, discovered a BDSM facility where men meet to play Guantánamo, military prison, et cetera. This, now, is the record of two men looking for pleasure. Screens together with The Visit and Kopfkino. WORLD PREMIERE

Germany, 2015 | colour, video, 37 min, German Prod: Jan Soldat | Sc: Jan Soldat | Cam: Jan Soldat | Ed: Jan Soldat | Print/Sales: Jan Soldat

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Signals: Regained

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Installations Regained

Too B or not Too B(-movies)? Edwin Carels

Detour de force Rebecca Baron Charlatan or psychic marvel? While Ted Serios appears to expose Polaroids solely by the power of his mind, cameramen of a very different type gather around him. ‘Thoughtographer’ Serios was a hard-drinking Chicago bell boy who caused a sensation in the 1960s. Based on footage restored by the Austrian Film Museum. daily, 10:00-17:30, Suburban PS, free admission USA/Austria, 2014 | colour/b&w, video, English Prod: Rebecca Baron, Douglas Goodwin | Prod Comp: Baron+Goodwin | Sc: Rebecca Baron | Cam: Rebecca Baron | Ed: Rebecca Baron | Sound Des: Rebecca Baron, Ernst Karel | Music: Kyle Bruckmann, Giuseppe Ielasi, Ernst Karel | Print/Sales: Baron+Goodwin

Glass House

As every year, the films selected for Signals: Regained are a very mixed bag of short and longer productions and installations that reflect, recycle, reconfigure or reinterpret the history of the cinema in a contemporary fashion. This year, there was a striking number of short films waving the traditional filmstrip goodbye, demonstrating a regret for the loss of materiality. As if the digital does not require any materiality. DCP projectors are as bulky as their analogue predecessors – their technological characteristics are just very different. When will film artists start to subvert these? From a classic portrait of a traditional film-lover to an experimental reanimation of Salomé and even a hypothetical reconstruction of an important hiatus in a master’s filmography, Signals: Regained reminds us time and again that our memory of cinema needn’t be an occasion for mourning; on the contrary, it can become the inspiration or source material for new, refreshing works. This is demonstrated quite explicitly in Remake, Remix, Rip-off, a documentary on Turkish popular cinema from the 1960s to the 1990s. From Some Like It Hot, Tarzan, Superman, to The Exorcist and E.T.: it seems no successful American title of any genre could escape appropriation. To Western viewers, the transplantation of such popular cinema motifs to a non-Western setting is most often appreciated as a clumsy, even ridiculous attempt at imitation; a B-movie that also implies a dose of self-parody. If, however, a filmmaker anywhere in the world succeeds in an elegant imitation of a neo-realist or Antonioni-stylized type of canonized cinema, then he or she is readily embraced by Western reviewers. Appropriating motifs can either be a way of establishing a dialogue with or of holding up a fairground mirror to the other. As the intriguing saga of The Search for Weng Weng illustrates, the cultural differences of taste or morality can remain surprisingly large and cultural imperialism can be subverted, or even reversed. Electric Boogaloo proves how easily the ‘real’ industry (Hollywood) can become affected by overzealous wannabees. Beyond Clueless is therefore a welcome example that tries to find the culturally generic in its own milieu, earnestly embracing Western mainstream pulp.

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Glass House (Installation) Zoe Beloff A moving image installation based on Sergei Eisenstein’s notes and drawings for a science-fiction movie he pitched to Paramount in 1930. Its prophetic theme is the architecture of surveillance. Inspired by the extensive use of glass by Bauhaus architects, Eisenstein leaves only the doors solid – symbols of conventional privacy. daily, 11:00-18:00, PrintRoom, free admission USA, 2014 | b&w, video, English Prod: Zoe Beloff | Sc: Zoe Beloff | Cam: Eric Muzzy | Music: Susie Ibarra | With: Kate Valk, Jim Fletcher | Print/Sales: Zoe Beloff | www.zoebeloff.com

In Waking Hours (1632 - 1852 - 1978) Sarah Vanagt The installation version of a poetic film project that reconstructs in a domestic setting three key moments from the cultural history of the human gaze. The inspiration is drawn from Plempius’ seventeenth-century treatise on the anatomy of the eye, nineteenth-century studio photos and Herz Frank’s film Ten Minutes Older (1978). daily, 11:00-18:00, Mauritsweg 40, free admission Belgium, 2015 | video, English Prod: Sarah Vanagt | Prod Comp: Balthasar | Sc: Sarah Vanagt, Katrien Vanagt | Cam: Artur Castro Freire | Ed: Effi Weiss | Sound: Philippe Ciompi | Print/Sales: Balthasar | www.balthasar.be

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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild,

The Search for Weng Weng

Untold Story of Cannon Films Mark Hartley

Australia, 2014 | colour, DCP, 105 min, English Prod: Veronica Fury | Prod Comp: WildBear Entertainment | Sc: Mark Hartley | Cam: Garry Richards | Ed: Mark Hartley, Sara Edwards, Jamie Blanks | Prod Des: Sally Wortley | Sound Des: Jock Healy | Music: Jamie Blanks | With: Dolph Lundgren, Bo Derek, Molly Ringwald, Tobe Hooper | Print/Sales: Mongrel International | www.mongrelmedia.com/international

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Germany/Turkey, 2014 | colour/b&w, DCP, 96 min, Turkish/German Prod: Jochen Laube | Prod Comp: UFA Fiction GmbH | Sc: Cem Kaya | Cam: Meryem Yavuz, Tan Kurttekin, Gökhan Bulut | Ed: Cem Kaya | Sound Des: Gözen Atila | Print/Sales: UFA Fiction GmbH | www.remakeremixripoff.com

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Conquer Hollywood and then the rest of the world! Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus had great ambitions when in 1979 they bought the insolvent Cannon Films. In the following decade, the Israeli cousins built a veritable B-film factory, releasing a film almost every week. Regular ingredients: explosions, plenty of female nudity, wafer-thin plots and minimal budgets. While Cannon also acquired artistic success with, for instance, the Oscar-nominated Runaway Train, the name is synonymous with the kind of action films that dominated video stores in the 1980s. Using an up-tempo montage, in Electric Boogaloo dozens of screenwriters, producers, editors and actors – from Bo Derek tot Dolph Lundgren – talk about the rise and fall of Cannon. Golan and Globus did not cooperate on the film. As an answer to this documentary, in which they are portrayed as bruisers with no scruples, but also as enormous film-lovers, they produced one of their own. As befits them, they managed to get their film premiered at Cannes three weeks earlier.

Andrew Leavold

Australia/Philippines, 2013 | colour/b&w, DCP, 93 min, English/Tagalog Prod: Andrew Leavold | Prod Comp: Death Rides a Red Horse | Sc: Andrew Leavold, Daniel Palisa | Cam: Jordan Arabejo | Ed: James Scott | Sound Des: Corinne de San Jose | Music: Francis de Veyra, Damien Devaux, The Screaming Meanies, The Chuds, Roy Arabejo | Print: Death Rides a Red Horse | Sales: Monster Pictures | www. searchforwengweng.com

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Australian video shop owner and cult-lover Andrew Leavold traces the story behind Weng Weng, the actor with dwarfism who played the lead in several Filipino cult and exploitation films, such as James Bond-remakes with titles like For Y’ur Heigh Only (Eddie Nicart, 1981) and various other low-budget genre films, ranging from westerns to martial arts movies. The documentary focuses not only on the – at times hilarious – mythical and mysterious proportions the stories about Weng Weng take on during Leavold’s seven-year quest, but also on the tragedy hiding behind the short life of the small superstar. At the same time, the film zooms out and investigates the Weng Weng phenomenon in the broader context of a more layered Filipino film culture: the ‘Golden Age’ of the Filipino film industry and the first edition of the Manila International Film Festival.

Remake, Remix, Rip-Off

Beyond Clueless

Cem Kaya

Charlie Lyne

Turkey has one of the most productive film industries in the world, with an annual production of 250 to 350 films a year. The popular films made in this ‘Yesilçam period’ elevated copying and mixing well-known genre conventions almost to an art form. In addition, partly because of the lack of laws on copyright, many remakes of Hollywood classics emerged. From Rocky to The Exorcist and from The Wizard of Oz to Star Wars: all acquired an often bizarre Turkish version that was literally and metaphorically translated to meet local needs. Cem Kaya investigates this Turkish copy culture and shows how inventively local studios tackled foreign film material; the minimum of means was used to still the continuous film appetites of Turkish audiences. In addition, he looks at the relationship between this film industry and historic and topical Turkish subjects such as internationalisation, censorship and the advent of television.

This first attempt at charting the undervalued genre of the teen film presents itself as a somewhat overzealous school assignment, with an utterly serious monologue commenting on a lavish selection of film clips. This voice-over however is interpreted by none other than cult teen star Fairuza Balk, of the three heroines from The Craft (1996). Writer and director Charlie Lyne also contributes film reviews to The Guardian and runs his own blog, UltraCulture. His fetishisation of the period between the release of Clueless in 1995 and Mean Girls in 2004 results in a hybrid between close textual analysis and a passionate love-letter. The best moments are when the voiceover pauses and the viewer is allowed to dream away on a associative stream of nicely re-edited fragments, carried away by the original music from indie band Summer Camp.

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United Kingdom, 2014 | colour, DCP, 89 min, English Prod: Charlie Lyne, Anthony Ing, Billy Boyd Cape | Prod Comp: Wilder Films Ltd | Sc: Charlie Lyne | Ed: Charlie Lyne | Music: Summer Camp | With: Fairuza Balk | Print/ Sales: The Film Sales Company | www.beyondclueless.co.uk

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Paul Sharits

Mobilisierung der Träume DREAMS REWIRED

François Miron

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Canada, 2014 | colour, DCP, 85 min, English Prod: François Miron | Prod Comp: Filmgrafix Productions | Sc: Francois Miron | Cam: Francois Miron | Ed: Francois Miron | Sound Des: Felix-Antoine Morin | Music: Felix-Antoine Morin | Print: Filmgrafix Productions | Sales: Vidéographe | www. filmgrafix.com

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In the mid sixties Paul Sharits (19431993) started to explore the potential of the flicker. In the decades that followed, Sharits was strickingly persistent in pursueing the total deconstruction of the parameters of 16mm film into such novel forms as multiple projection installations, frozen film frames caught inbetween plexiglass sheets, and ink coloured partitions for abstract films. The ultimate impact of the work was not theoretical, but on the contrary very physical, even visceral. Miron’s documentary not only offers a great recapitulation one of the most idiosyncratic and pertinent oeuvres within avantgarde film history. He also sketches the portrait of a tormented, deeply romantic artist, always courting disaster but also cursed by an inherited mental condition. The reconstruction of a tragic career is animated with ample illustrations combined with home movies and other rarely seen archive materials.

Martin Reinhart, Thomas Tode, Manu Luksch

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Austria, 2015 | colour/b&w, DCP, 85 min, English Prod: Alexander Dumreicher Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Linda Matern | Prod Comp: Amour Fou | Scen: Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel, Martin Reinhart, Thomas Tode | Cam: Martin Putz | Ed: Oliver Neumann, | Sound Des: Pierre Brand, Mukul Patel | Music: Siegfried Friedrich | With: voice of Tilda Swinton | Print/Sales: Amour Fou

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João Bénard da Costa –

Five Year Diary Reels 22, 23 & 80

Others Will Love the Things I Loved

Manuel Mozos

Portugal, 2014 | colour/b&w, DCP, 76 min, Portuguese Prod: Rui Alexandre Santos | Prod Comp: Rosa Filmes | Cam: Inês Duarte | Ed: Luís Nunes | Sound Des: Nuno Henrique | With: voice of João Pedro Bénard | Print/Sales: Rosa Filmes | www.rosafilmes.com

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For 18 years, João Bénard da Costa (1935-2009) was director of the Portuguese Film Museum in Lisbon. He was also a writer, poet, critic and actor; for instance in several films by his countryman Manoel de Oliviera. The poetic biographical documentary made about him by Manuel Mozos, with the subtitle Others Will Love the Things I Loved, shows how he was involved with art from a young age and, as a child, was captivated by the mysterious and erotic power of painting. The autobiographical reflections read aloud by his son come from writings he left after his death. Mozos has the texts accompanied by images of his favourite spots and fragments from his favourite films, such as Lubisch’s The Shop Around the Corner and Nicholas Ray’s cult film Johnny Guitar. Cinema was his last great passion; Mozos shows the fragments from viewing table at the Film Museum that he made great – an apt homage.

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Through historical film footage from the 1890s to the 1930s, this film addresses contemporary desires and fears around technology and connectedness: predicting the future, increasing efficiency, enriching relationships vs. preserving privacy and dignity; the need for regulation vs the freedom to innovate. ‘Every age thinks it is the modern age,’ the voiceover observes. As a montage film, it is a treasure chest full of striking imagery, in thematic rather than chronological order. Through a mixture of genres (slapstick, documentaries, avant-garde experiments, animated instructions) DREAMS REWIRED attempts to revive the excitement that came with the introduction of the telephone, phonograph, radio, television as well as the earliest machines to make an impressive number of calculations per second: the computer. A genealogy of connectivity.

Anne Charlotte Robertson

USA, 2014 | colour, video, 85 min, English Prod: Anne Charlotte Robertson | Cam: Anne Charlotte Robertson | Ed: Anne Charlotte Robertson | Print/Sales: Harvard Film Archive

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Robertson’s diary project offers an intimate and exhaustively narrated chronicle of her daily life in Framingham, Massachusetts, with her battles with mental illness as the dominant leitmotif. Robertson unflinchingly documents nervous breakdowns and hospitalisations, her obsessive crush on Doctor Who actor Tom Baker, her battles with weight, the side-effects of prescription medication and the death of her three-year-old niece, Emily. Two consecutive reels date from 1982, a third from 1994. Although the content is often uncomfortably confrontational, there are also many moments of sheer poetry in the way the trained filmmaker handles her Super-8 camera. In the end, the diary has proven a redemptive form of selftherapy which for Robertson ultimately tells ‘the story of a mind’s survival.’ Restored by the Harvard Film Archive.

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Malaysia, 2013 | colour, DCP, 76 min, Mandarin/English Prod: Saw Tiong Guan, Piyasak Vitayaburananont | Sc: Tiong Guan Saw | Cam: Eng Yow Khoo | Ed: Chee Yong Lim, Kai-Foong Kok | Sound Des: Wei Ang Yang | Print/Sales: Saw Tiong Guan

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Zuo tian

Les gants blancs

Past Present Saw Tiong Guan

The White Gloves Louise Traon

Tsai Ming-liang was brought up by grandparents who took him to the cinema every day. His childhood helped shape who he has become, he thinks, while the martial arts films he loved as a child are not much like the artistic productions that have turned him into one of the most important contemporary filmmakers in Asia. Documentary maker Saw Tiong Guan visits the film theatres of Tsai’s childhood with him. He sets up a stream of monologues about the essence of film, the effect of memory and Tsai’s creative process, in which dreams often pay a major role. The filmmaker, who thinks we all live in a consumer era, reveals himself to be deeply nostalgic. Famous colleagues like Ang Lee and Apitchatpong Weerasethakul fill out the background. Past Present is not only important as the first full-length documentary on Tsai. It could also be the last. After he won the Jury Prize in Venice for Stray Dogs, he indicated he wanted to stop making films.

At 106 years of age, Manoel de Oliveira is the oldest active filmmaker in the world. With a filmography that goes back to 1942, he is the ideal historic reference point for a young filmmaker trying to discover herself. If you then also have a mother who was his editor for 20 years, you can get very close to the great master and his body of work. Louise Traon is lucky enough to be that filmmaker. She travels with her mother to Portugal, where the finishing touches are being put to O Estranho Caso de Angélica (2010). The White Gloves is a layered cinematographic essay on making film. Practice and theory are juxtaposed in this glimpse into the kitchen of the Portuguese director. Traon films the conversations with her mother and the slow handiwork in the editing room, reflects on the films of De Oliviera and tries to formulate what film means to her. De Oliveira occasionally shuffles into view, bringing the past to life with poetically expressed memories.

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France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 58 min, French Prod: Marc Faye | Prod Comp: Novanima, Atopic | Sc: Louise Traon | Cam: Louise Traon | Ed: Yann Dedet | Sound Des: Daniel Burckardt | With: voice of Luís Miguel Cintra | Print/ Sales: Novanima | www.novanima.fr

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Yume to kyôki no ôkoku Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Mami Sunada

Japan, 2014 | colour, DCP, 118 min, Japanese Prod: Nobuo Kawakami | Prod Comp: Dwango | Sc: Mami Sunada | Cam: Mami Sunada | Ed: Mami Sunada | Music: Masakatsu Takagi  | Print/Sales: Wild Bunch | www.wildbunch.biz

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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness delivers a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Japanese Ghibli studios, with a specific focus on idiosyncratic director Miyazaki Hayao and his exceptional methods and daily rituals. Filmmaker Sunada Mami follows him, producer Suzuki Toshio and other Ghibli employees during the production – from drawing the elaborate storyboards to finding the right voice-actors – of Miyazaki’s most recent and possibly last film: The Wind Rises (2013). The documentary does not only offer an intimate portrait of the director as an eccentric, charming and hardworking artist, but also subtly lets through a shimmer of the dark sides of creativity: Miyazaki, a selfproclaimed ‘man of the 20th century’, seems to represent a craftsmanship on the verge of extinction. In combination with reflections on the extraordinary history of dream factory Ghibli, this results in a film that is not only a must-see for seasoned animationlovers, but also an accessible introduction for newcomers.

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Vanity Fables In the idealised world of film, everything looks picture perfect and beauty remains intact. Four contemporary filmmakers hold up a mirror to reflect glorious ambitions from the past.

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The Vanity Tables of Douglas Sirk Mark Rappaport

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In this video essay, Rappaport zooms in on the dressing table and the special place it occupies in the universe of Sirk, master of the melodrama. The subtext is complex: is it a device that traps women in an artificial world with a limited point of view? Or is it a gateway to the past, and the future? See also Becoming Anita Ekberg.

Becoming Anita Ekberg

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Rappaport reconstructs how Anita Ekberg became an internationally famous sex goddess as a result of the careful cultivation of her image in successive movies. The filmmaker offers a further exploration of the texts and subtexts of commercial films, hinting at the subterranean and complicated ways that they affect us. See also The Vanity Tables of Douglas Sirk. WORLD PREMIERE

USA/France, 2015 | colour/b&w, video, 18 min, English Prod: Mark Rappaport | Sc: Mark Rappaport | Ed: Mark Rappaport | Print/Sales: Mark Rappaport

USA/France, 2015 | colour/b&w, video, 11 min, English

Salomé Abigail Child Child reanimates old film versions of the mythical character Salomé by adding a stimulating klezmer soundtrack and poetic intertitles. Salomé is a continuation of Child’s Foreign Film series, in which she collaborates with poets and found film, in this case with composer Jack London and poet Adeena Karasick. WORLD PREMIERE

Glass House Zoe Beloff Experimenting with visual language to adopt Das Kapital, Eisenstein understood the meaning of bourgeois life as the ‘transparence’ of material and social reality. Beloff attempts to realise a script Eisenstein never succeeded in filming. The result is a merry excursion through the brain of a visionary avant-garde artist. WORLD PREMIERE

USA, 2015 | b&w, video, 20 min, English Prod: Zoe Beloff | Prod Comp: Queens College | Sc: Zoe Beloff | Cam: Eric Muzzy | Ed: Zoe Beloff | Prod Des: Zoe Beloff | Sound Des: Zoe Beloff, Susie Ibarra | Music: Susie Ibarra | With: Jim Fletcher, Kate Valk | Print/Sales: Queens College | www.zoebeloff.com

Fabric Christoph Girardet Girard reconstructs a 1950s fashion commercial using only remnants of the original footage, resulting in an intriguing silent pantomime. This montage film is based on surviving prints from a lost commercial about a synthetic tissue. Only the faulty recordings and aborted takes have remained. Germany, 2014 | b&w, video, 10 min, no dialogue Prod: Christoph Girardet | Sc: Christoph Girardet | Ed: Christoph Girardet | Sound Des: Christoph Girardet | Print/Sales: Christoph Girardet

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USA, 2015 | colour/b&w, video, 20 min, English Prod: Abigail Child | Sc: Adeena Karasick, Abigail Child | Ed: Abigail Child | Sound Des: Abigail Child | Music: Frank London | Print/Sales: Abigail Child | www.abigailchild.com

Supporting Films Regained

Speaking into the Air Pablo Alvarez-Mesa Long before digitization, radio hams communicated with friends all over the world. In a basement, an old Canadian stubbornly keeps trying to make contact. In his Montreal home, André Sipos keeps his World War II memories alive with an array of antennas and radio gear – a communications time machine. Screens before DREAMS REWIRED. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Canada, 2014 | b&w, video, 22 min, English Prod: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa | Sc: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa | Cam: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa | Ed: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa | Prod Des: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa | Sound Des: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa, Adrian Underhill | With: Andre Sipos | Print/Sales: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa | www.parabolafilms.ca/pablo-alvarez-mesa

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REGAINED SPECIAL: MADE IN TAIWAN

Epistrofi stin odo Aiolou

Made in Taiwan

Maria Kourkouta

Chinlin Hsieh

Kourkouta lyrically evokes the Greek soul through fragments of popular films from the 1950s and ’60s. The filmmaker superimposes and slows down her beautifully selected material to compose a hypnotizing audio-visual poem about the collective consciousness. A melancholy piano sets the tone. Screens before João Bénard da Costa – Others Will Love the Things I Loved.

Taiwan – tropical Pacific island devoid of tourists; former plastic manufacturing powerhouse turned technology hub in just 20 years; not a full-fledged country for the United Nations, yet the sole Chinese territory with a vibrant democracy.

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Greece/France, 2013 | b&w, video, 14 min, Greek Prod/ Sc/ Cam/ Ed/ Prod Des/ Sound Des: Maria Kourkouta | Music: Manos Hadjidakis | Print: Light Cone Distribution | Sales: Maria Kourkouta | www.lightcone.org/en/filmmaker-1894-maria-kourkouta

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O velho do restelo The Old Man of Belém Manoel de Oliveira A survey of some of the career highlights of the oldest active filmmaker in the world, in the imaginary company of some literary greats. In the Garden of Eternity Luís Vaz de Camões, Miguel de Cervantes, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes sit on a bench and reflect upon the meaning of victory and defeat. Screens before The White Gloves. Portugal/France, 2014 | colour, DCP, 20 min, Portuguese Prod: Sandro Aguilar, Luís Urbano, Daniel Chabannes | Prod Comp: O Som e a Fúria, Epicentre Films | Sc: Manoel de Oliveira | Cam: Renato Berta | Ed: Valérie Loiseleux | Sound Des: Henri Maïkoff | With: Diogo Dória, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ricardo Trêpa, Mário Barroso | Print/ Sales: Agencia – Portuguese Short Film Agency | www.curtas.pt/agencia/realizadores/1161/

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Chromatic Aberration Aura Satz

In 1982, under severe martial law and amid the stormy climate of pre-democratisation, a small group of Taiwanese writers and directors set out on a daring journey to examine their national history, far from the official line, in search of an identity. Interestingly, the movement was triggered by state-owned studio CMPC, which offered opportunities to new directors in exchange for fresh ideas in an attempt to save a moribund industry from losing ground to Hollywood and Hong Kong productions. The studio’s ‘newcomer policy’ brought on Wu Nian-chen, Hsiao Yeh, Edward Yang, Ko I-chen, Chang Yi, Tao Te-chen, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wan Jen, Tseng Chuang-hsiang, Chen Kun-hou, and others. Taiwan New Cinema was born, therefore, within the system and rather inadvertently. As Wang Tung put it somewhat provocatively in a recent interview: ‘The right people happened to be there, at the right moment.’ These ‘people’, however, achieved nothing less than inventing a new cinema language, inaugurating modern cinema in the Chinese-speaking world. In the process, they (especially Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang) secured a firm foothold on the world map of contemporary filmmaking. Nevertheless, such an achievement was far from universally celebrated. While international awards stacked up, these mavericks were accused of making ‘art’ for foreign crowds. In response, the filmmakers and their supporters issued the Taiwan New Cinema Manifesto in 1987, which ironically, for many marked the end of the movement. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this short-lived yet important cultural moment, the city of Taipei initiated and financed a documentary, Flowers of Taipei, which now serves as a joyful reason for this edition of IFFR to remember and (re)discover some rare classics of Taiwan New Cinema. All seven classics in the programme are on fine 35mm prints. While representing the diversity within the movement as a whole, taken individually the films also stand either as landmarks of the movement or a turning point in the career of a filmmaker. Looking back, no matter how it started or why it ended, unintentionally yet surely these gutsy youngsters of the Taiwanese new wave managed to contribute to offsetting the cheap-labour image of ‘Made in Taiwan’ by making films that mattered, and bestowing a cultural identity on their small island.

Working with the George Eastman House Collection, Satz has selected colour film footage from the 1920s, mainly test shots featuring members of Eastman’s family as well as Hollywood stars. A mesmerizing study of details in early colour films, using the human eye as a point of reference. With a soundtrack by Scanner. Screens before Paul Sharits. United Kingdom, 2014 | colour, DCP, 9 min, no dialogue Prod: Aura Satz | Cam: Aura Satz, Tim Sidell | Ed: Aura Satz | Sound Des: Scanner | Music: Scanner | Print/Sales: Aura Satz | www.iamanagram.com

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Taiwan, 1983 | , 35mm, 103 min, Mandarin/Taiwanese Prod: Ji Ming | Prod Comp: Central Motion Picture Corp. | Sc: Nien-Jen Wu, based on the novel by Chunming Huang | Cam: Kun Hao Chen | Ed: Liao Ching-Song | Prod Des: Li Fu-Hsiung | Sound Des: Hsin Chiang-Sheng | With: Chi Chen, Hsia Chiang, Ding Chin, Sheng Li Cho, Ting-Yi Fang, Yi Ho | Print/ Sales: Center for Moving Image Arts

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Taiwan, 1983 | colour, 35mm, 99 min, Mandarin/Taiwanese Prod: Lin Jung-feng, Chang Hwa-kun | Prod Comp: Evergreen Film Company | Sc: Chu T’ien-Wen | Cam: Chen Kun Hao | Sound Des: Tu Duu-Chih | With: Chang Chun-Fang, Chang Shih, Niu Doze, Chao P’eng-Chue, Tou Chung-Hua, Yang Li-Yin | Print/ Sales: Center for Moving Image Arts

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The Sandwich Man

Xiao Bi de gu shi

Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wan Jen, Zeng Zhuang Xiang

Growing Up Chen Kun-hou

The second of two portmanteau films produced by the Central Motion Picture Corporation in the early 1980s as part of their newcomer policy, The Sandwich Man consists of three adaptations of stories by the influential Nativist author Huang Chun-ming. In the first segment, Hou Hsiao-hsien poignantly depicts the challenges faced by an illiterate laborer in a rapidly modernizing world and reflexively uses his job as a walking movie advertisement to comment upon the exigencies of the commercial film industry. The metaphoric exploration of Taiwan’s historical position is extended in the segments directed by Tseng Chuanghsiang and Wan Jen, which critically portray the effects of Japanese consumer goods and American military personnel on Taiwanese life. Wan’s Vietnam Warera satire of neocolonialism antagonized conservative critics and provoked the New Cinema’s first public controversy. See also The Boys from Fengkuei and Dust in the Wind.

Taiwan, 1983 | colour, 35mm, 100 min, Mandarin/Taiwanese Prod: Hou Hsiao-hsien | Prod Comp: Central Motion Picture Corp. | Sc: Ding Yah-Ming, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Hsu Shu-Chen, based on the novel by Chu T’ien-Wen | Cam: Chen Kun Hao | Ed: Liao Ching-Song | Sound Des: Tu Duu-Chih | Music: Li Chung-Cheng | With: Chang ChunFang, Yan Ching-Kuo, Niu Doze, Kam Kong, Tou Chung-Hua, Tsui Fu Sheng, Yu Lai-Shuo | Print/ Sales: Center for Moving Image Arts

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Growing Up, which became an unexpected commercial success and a New Cinema landmark, was the result of an encounter between Chu Tien-wen’s literary sensibility and the commercially successful partnership of Hou Hsiao-hsien and Chen Kun-hou. Adapted by Chu from her own story, the film uses the maturing of the protagonist to explore a number of social issues – juvenile delinquency, generational shifts, the relationship between immigrants from the mainland and the local population – all of which point up the ambiguities of Taiwanese identity. Director/ cinematographer Chen presents the tribulations of the central family with an emotional candor that would be lacking in subsequent New Cinema films.

Feng gui lai de ren

Ce ma ru lin

The Boys from Fengkuei Hou Hsiao-hsien

Run Away Wang Tung

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s breakthrough feature is also one of his best – a moving depiction of the excitement and unease created by the relocation of a group of friends from a remote village in the Penghu Islands to Kaohsiung. Through the precise delineation of quotidian experience, Hou subtly explores the impact of Taiwan’s economic miracle. Reflexively engaging with Neorealism (at one point, the boys sneak into a theater showing an English-dubbed print of Luchino Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers), Hou also establishes the stylistic interests – long takes, elliptical editing, shifting points of view – that would define his mature style. In one remarkable and characteristically understated sequence, Hou commingles past and present, layering space and time by introducing the protagonist’s reminiscence within a continuous panning movement and closing this with a counter-shot from the present. See also Dust in the Wind and The Sandwich Man.

Wang Tong’s relationship to Taiwan’s New Wave is more tangential: like many others firmly footed in the industry (Wang is among Taiwan’s greatest production designers), he surfed the zeitgeist gladly, seeing it as an invitation for experimentation with moods and textures. What makes Run Away special is the genre: it’s a martial arts movie (with very little fighting and a lot of paranoid waiting and brooding). Bandits hold a village to ransom, demanding more grain or they will kill a young woman. The bandits are attacked by government troops, their leader is caught and executed. The gang now needs a new boss, and several consider themselves suitable... Wang’s down-to-earth view of human strife and foibles does not yet have that edge of robustness that will characterize his grandest achievement, a trilogy on twentieth-century Taiwanese history; instead, very much in the spirit of the day, he calmly contemplates fate.

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Taiwan, 1984 | colour, 35mm, 115 min, Mandarin/Taiwanese Prod: Hsu Kuo-liang | Prod Comp: Central Motion Picture Corp. | Sc: Hsiao-Yeh, Tsai Ming-Liang | Cam: Lee Ping Bin, Yang WeiHan | Sound Des: Tu Duu-Chih | With: Chang Chung-Kuei, Chang Ying-Chen, Hui Lou Chen, Lung Chien, Ho Wai Hung, Kuan Ku, Kuan Kuan | Print: Chinese Taipei Film Archive | Sales: Central Motion Picture Corp.

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Wo zhe yang guo le yi sheng

Taiwan, 1985 | colour, 35mm, 120 min, Mandarin/Taiwanese Prod: Hsu Kuo-liang | Prod Comp: Central Motion Picture Corp. | Sc: Yi Chang, Sa Hsiao | Cam: Yang Wei-Han  | Ed: Chang Hung-Yi, Chuang Mei-Chiang, Wang Zhaoxi, Wei ChenTing | Sound Des: Tu Duu-Chih  | Music: Chang Hung-Yi | With: Yang Hui San, Hu Hsiang-Ping, Lee Li-Chun, Liu Ming, Luo Laula, Ting Elten | Print: Chinese Taipei Film Archive | Sales: Central Motion Picture Corp.

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Kuei-mei, a Woman Chang Yi This imposing social realist epic from 1985 spans three decades. To escape the Chinese Civil War in the 1950s, Kuei-mei flees on her own to Taiwan. She marries a good-for-nothing, takes a job as a waitress and overcomes all kinds of setbacks, such as a cruel boss and uncontrollable children. Her life symbolises many of the mainlanders who leave for Taiwan and illustrates socio-economic developments in Taiwan, one of the four ‘Asian tiger economies’. Just like its neighbours, in the 1960s Taiwan saw enormous economic growth that expressed itself in rapid industrialisation, with all the associated consequences. In the West, it has remained unjustifiably unknown, but Kuei-mei, a Woman also typifies the feminist approach of director Chang Yi, who made a trilogy featuring worthy heroines. The title role is played by Yang Hui-shan, the ‘Meryl Streep of Taiwan’, who gained 15 kilos to perform her moving role (then lost it again).

Dust in the Wind Hou Hsiao-hsien

Taiwan, 1986 | colour, 35mm, 110 min, Mandarin/Taiwanese Prod: Lin Teng-fei, Hsu Hsin-chih, Chang Hwa-kun | Prod Comp: Central Motion Picture Corp. | Sc: Chu T’ien-Wen, Wu Nien-Jen | Cam: Lee Ping Bin | Ed: Liao Ching-Song | Sound Des: Yang Jing-An | Music: Chen Ming-Chang, Hsu Ching Chun | With: Chen Shufang, Ko Lawrence, Li Tianlu, Wang ChienWen, Xin Shufen, Yang Li-Yin | Print/ Sales: Center for Moving Image Arts

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Guangyin de gushi – Taiwan xin dianying

Kong bu fen zi The Terrorizers Edward Yang

Taiwan, 1986 | colour, 35mm, 109 min, Mandarin/Taiwanese Prod: Deng Fei Lin, Hsu Kuo-liang | Prod Comp: Sunny Overseas Corporation, Golden Harvest Films | Sc: Hsiao-Yeh, Edward Yang | Cam: Chan Chang | Ed: Liao ChingSong | Sound Des: Tu Duu-Chih  | Music: Weng Xiaoliang | With: Miao Cora, Gu Bao-Ming, An Wang | Print: Chinese Taipei Film Archive | Sales: Central Motion Picture Corp.

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They don’t know each other, but the lives of ten people become intertwined in The Terrorizers. Edward Yang, who lived in the United States for a long time, concentrates on three storylines that occasionally briefly cross. A photographer becomes obsessed by the pictures he has taken of White Chick, the girlfriend of a criminal on the run from the cops. She is staying with her mother, recovering from an ankle injury she got when escaping the police. Boredom makes her start making hoax phone calls, and sometimes these have far reaching consequences – such as a marital crisis between a writer and her ambitious husband. Yang’s film refers to Antonioni’s Blow-Up and in it he captures (post-)modern life in Taipei, where alienation is the norm. The title ‘terrorizers’ refers to the disruptive hoax phone calls by White Chick, the part-time prostitute who robs men, but also applies to the life of all the characters, who ‘terrorise’ each other emotionally, whether they realise it or not.

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Although the combination of lengthy shots and, in his early work, a relatively static camera has given Hou Hsiaohsien an exaggerated reputation as a minimalist, his is above all a cinema of movement. The mobile train shot that begins Dust in the Wind, one of the key films of Taiwan’s New Cinema, generates a visceral sensation of forward momentum while also looking back to the medium’s nineteenthcentury origins. Hou vividly captures the confusion of young adulthood, but maintains a clear-eyed distance on the vicissitudes of ordinary lives by repeatedly returning to the landscape imagery of the opening shots. Based on the memories of screenwriter Wu Nien-jen, Dust in the Wind is both absorptive and reflective, encouraging viewers to continually refine their understanding of preceding scenes even while immersed in the unfolding present. See also The Boys from Fengkuei and The Sandwich Man.

Flowers of Taipei – Taiwan New Cinema

Chinlin Hsieh

Taiwan, 2014 | colour, DCP, 109 min, Mandarin Prod: Angelika Wang Ken-Yu | Prod Comp: Rice Flower Films | Cam: Olivier Marceny | Ed: Olivier Marceny | Sound Des: Tu Duu-Chih | Music: Mark Nelson – Pan American | Print/Sales: Ablaze Image Ltd. | www. ablazeimage.com/flowers-of-taipei-info

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It is more than 30 years ago that the Taiwan New Cinema movement emerged and flourished, closely related to the changing political climate in Taiwan. Even though Taiwan still has tense relations with China, which regards the island as a wayward province, the country embarked on a process of democratisation in 1979, culminating in the lifting of the martial law in 1987. In the early 1980s, a new group of politically conscious directors emerged, rebelling against the tradition of melodrama in the Taiwanese film industry. As a result of their innovative style, with long takes and frontal framing, directors such as Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang and others started to make a name at foreign film festivals. For the documentary Flowers of Taipei, Taiwan-born director Chinlin Hsieh – also a programmer for IFFR – spoke to directors, artists and film critics about the long-term influence of this pioneering movement on the international film world. Her homage to these ‘miraculous years’ is larded with beautiful clips. With Critics’ Talk on Sat 24-1 in the lobby in LantarenVenster.

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Tomorrow Is Always Too Long

Conquering China Johan Jonason

Phil Collins

United Kingdom/Germany, 2014 | colour, video, 82 min, English Prod: Sinisa Mitrovic | Prod Comp: Shady Lane Productions | Sc: Phil Collins, Ewan Morrison | Cam: Michael McDonough | Ed: Cristovao dos Reis, Casey Raymond | Sound Des: Jochen Jezussek | Music: Cate Le Bon, Barry Burns, Golden Teacher, Royal Scottish National Orchestra | (M) other: animation by Matthew Robins | Print/Sales: Shady Lane Productions | www.thecommonguild.org.uk

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Kaleidoscopic, extremely authentic portrait of Glasgow and its population by British video artist Phil Collins, who himself lived in the Scottish city for twenty years. He made this film as a commission for The Common Guild, an organisation that supports the visual arts. Exceptional animation and spoof aerobics or astrology TV clips are interspersed with footage of maternity wards, schools, community centres, snooker halls, prisons, old people’s homes and living rooms. Michael McDonough’s sensitive camera work allows the ‘dead ordinary’ inhabitants of Glasgow to feel so at ease that they open up completely, talking about their dreams and babbling along to pop tunes they hardly know the words to. The great soundtrack is by Scottish musician Barry Burns (of Mogwai fame), with music by singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon, performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Sweden, 2014 | colour, video, 80 min, English/ Swedish/Mandarin Prod: Anna Byvald | Prod Comp: Silverosa Film AB | Sc: Johan Jonason | Cam: Mårten Nilsson | Ed: Lasse Summanen, Margareta Lagerqvist, Andreas Nilsson | Prod Des: Rob Lowe | Sound Des: Ljudligan | Music: Oscar Fogelström, Man Tear | Print/Sales: Silverosa Film AB | www.silverosafilm.se

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Pete and Toshi Get a Camera

If you are not having success as musician in your own country, where do you go to try your luck? The United States is normally first choice. But Swedish pop singer Johan Jonason, director of this documentary, chose a different course, setting out for the Chinese megalopolis Shanghai. Against a colourful backdrop of bars, hotels and clubs – sometimes chic and sometimes dismal -, musicians, DJs and producers give Jonason useful advice. Conquering China has been compared in Sweden to a classic film on the same subject, Lost in Translation. In Conquering China, Jonason, whose work has previously screened at IFFR, not only tells a tale of music but also, using a large number of impressive shots of the city, shows what the other side of the world looks like now. With roles for French synthesizer god Jean-Michel Jarre and Chinese star DJ Ben Huang.

Mateo Aaron Naar

William Eigen

USA, 2014 | colour, video, 86 min, English Prod: William Eigen | Prod Comp: Studio Bang | Sc: William Eigen | Cam: Bobby Shepard | Ed: Daniel Geiger | Prod Des: William Eigen | Music: David Whetstone | Print/Sales: Studio Bang

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Folk legend Pete Seeger was sentenced to prison in the United States in the 1950s on suspicions of communism. His passport was confiscated and he was forbidden to perform. While out on parole he therefore bought a 16mm camera and started filming his family, friends and fellow musicians. Having completed his sentence, he decided to spend a year travelling the world with his wife Toshi and their three children, Mika, Tinya and Daniel. He took the camera with him to record the world’s music in sound and pictures. They eventually passed through 28 countries, building up a collection of black-and-white photo postcards showing a global diversity of wonderful sounds, rhythms and tones. Filmmaker William Eigen combines Seeger’s material with recent interviews with the family. The simple narrative structure creates a universal document of their trip, fifty years later. However diverse music may be, it brings worlds together: and in this case, a family too.

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USA, 2014 | colour, video, 89 min, English/Spanish Prod: Aaron Naar, Benjamin Dohrmann | Prod Comp: Mateo Film, LLC | Cam: Seth Cuddeback | Ed: Nicole Vaskell, Aaron Naar | Sound Des: David Perlick-Molinari | Music: Mateo Stoneman, David Perlick-Molinari | Print/Sales: Mateo Film, LLC | www.mateofilm.com

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In the late 1990s, Matthew Stoneman – a red-haired, bespectacled, middle-aged American with the voice of an angel – ended up in prison. There he learned Spanish and upon release changed his name from Matthew to Mateo. He then made a name for himself as America’s first white mariachi singer. In 2010, shortly after completing a course of Hispanic and Latin American studies, Aaron Naar read an article about Matthew/Mateo in the L.A. Times and was immediately intrigued by the contrast between his dark past, his striking appearance and his highly unusual aspirations. Naar contacted Stoneman, the pair met, and started collaborating the very next day. A few months later, Naar knew that Stoneman’s life was rich enough for a feature-length documentary. He followed him very closely for four years, at home in Los Angeles and during recording sessions for his latest CCD in Havana. The result is a subtle, extremely candid portrait bursting with mariachi music.

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USA, 2014 | colour, video, 85 min, English Prod: Matt Huffman | Prod Comp: The Gilded Perch LLC | Cam: Gevorg Sarkisian | Ed: Robert Nazar Arjoyan | Prod Des: Armen Ra | Sound Des: Elias Issa | Music: James Chapple, Graeme Cornies, David Brian Kelly, Brian L. Pickett | Print/Sales: The Gilded Perch LLC | www.wmsdfilm.com

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When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra and the Theremin

Zirig dum Brasília – A arte e o sonho de Renato Matos

Robert Nazar Arjoyan

André Luiz Oliveira Brazilian Renato Matos, a lively sixtysomething with a huge mop of grey hair, is an all-rounder talent: poet, painter, singer, songwriter and multiinstrumentalist. Since the 1970s, he has exerted a great influence on cultural life in Bahia, in the northeast of Brazil, as we learn from this portrait by André Luiz Oliveira. Matos turns everything that touches or interests him – from the war in Iraq to Justin Bieber using a bucket as a toilet in a New York restaurant – into images, paintings and music. Like a form of therapy, art allows him to survive. In Zirig dum Brasília – The Art and Dream of Renato Matos, which takes its title from Matos’ last project, the camera follows Matos through performances, meetings with old friends and his ancient father and mother. His travels are interspersed with countless homages from those who know him and from fellow artists, photos, newspaper cuttings, flyers and archive footage of performances and images of his beautiful paintings.

A stylised look at the life of Armen Ra, the eccentric Iranian theremin player. Ra, nephew of an opera singer and son of a world citizen, grows up in a house full of women. This blesses him with a feminine, artistic and cultural upbringing. During a holiday in the United States, revolution breaks out in his home country. He is forced to attend school in Boston, where he is seriously bullied. Wanting to get away as soon as possible, he moves to New York where he ends up in the world of drag. Here, drink and drugs finally take their toll. Then he discovers the theremin. Filmmaker Robert Nazar Arjoyan allows the extravagant Ra to tell his life story in a dreamy way through interviews, archive and concert footage. The magical, haunting sound of the theremin provides an appropriate soundtrack to melancholy, glorious and intense moments in the film. A dynamic documentary about the trials and tribulations of a wounded artist.

Zirig dum Brasília – The Art and Dream of Renato Matos

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Brazil, 2014 | colour, video, 76 min, Portuguese Prod: Adelson Rocha | Prod Comp: ABR Cinevideo | Sc: André Luiz Oliveira | Cam: Eduardo Pereira | Ed: André Luiz Oliveira | Prod Des: André Luiz Oliveira | Sound Des: Cláudio Vinícius Fróes Fialho | Music: Renato Matos | Print/Sales: André Luiz Oliveira

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Rock on Bones

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Caroline Troubetzkoy

John Pirozzi

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Cambodia/USA/France, 2014 | colour/b&w, video, 107 min, English/French/Khmer Prod: John Pirozzi, Andrew Pope | Prod Comp: DTIF Cambodia LLC | Cam: John Pirozzi | Ed: Daniel Littlewood, Greg Wright, Matthew Prinzing | Sound Des: Evan Benjamin | Music: Scot Blackwell Stafford | Print/Sales: CAT&Docs | www.dtifcambodia.com

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The documentary Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll is an history lesson on the music scene in Cambodia in the 1960s. Inspired by Western musicians such as The Beatles and the Bee Gees, one great record after another was released by Cambodians. But this blossoming music scene was annihilated when the Khmer Rouge took power in April 1975. Because dictator Pol Pot didn’t like music, musicians were among the first to be killed. His dictatorship finally cost the lives of a quarter of the population of Vietnam. Director Pirozzi took seven years getting to the bottom of this powerful music history lesson. In this documentary realised thanks to crowdfunding, he talks to people involved and has events re-enacted by actors. The final result is not only painful; thanks to the beautiful music, this documentary is also an homage to a forgotten crop of top musicians.

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France, 2012 | colour/b&w, video, 120 min, French/ Russian/English Prod: Caroline Troubetzkoy | Prod Comp: Samovar productions | Sc: Caroline Troubetzkoy | Cam: Caroline Troubetzkoy | Ed: Elliot Storey | Music: Igor Salnikov | Print/Sales: Samovar productions | www.rockonbones.com

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French filmmaker Caroline Troubetzkoy became fascinated by Russian punks The Oz after hearing their version of John Lennon’s God. The four rough-andready Russians turned out not to be easy objects of affection, however. As eternal contrarians, the punks were good at snarling and behaving in a reckless and incendiary manner. Troubetzkoy nevertheless decided to film the group for a period of two years. What starts out as a road movie ends up a psychological, anthropological essay by the filmmaker. The trips in the company of her unpredictable subjects regularly get out of hand, encompassing every emotion on the scale. The contrast between the beautifully shot background images and the everyday goings-on is as manic as the band itself. This material is supplemented by historical images giving context and explanation. Rock on Bones gives a contemporary face to the Russian alternative music scene – a particularly humorous, uneasy portrait of a band that eschews both success and obscurity.

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Netherlands, 2015 | b&w, 16mm, 67 min, English/Japanese Prod: Parisa Yousef Doust | Prod Comp: WORM | Sc: Filmwerkplaats Collective | Ed: Filmwerkplaats Collective | Prod Des: Filmwerkplaats Collective | Print: Filmwerkplaats Collective | Sales: WORM | filmwerkplaats.hotglue.me

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Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 75 min, Dutch Prod: René Mendel | Prod Comp: Interakt | Sc: Sonia Herman Dolz | Cam: Paul van den Bos | Ed: Rémi van der Heiden | Music: Paul M. van Brugge | Print/ Sales: Interakt | www.interakt.nl

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Hometown

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Filmwerkplaats Collective, Lichun Tseng, Nick Aberson, Esther Urlus, Wang Nan

WORK Erik van Lieshout

The first image in Hometown shows a kind of film set being demolished. Rather than being built, started off, here something is being taken down, ended. This is a good example of the unusual approach that will characterise the film. The search for ‘traces and figures of heroism’ and an ‘imaginary fatherland’ is not a simple adding up of separate parts. Rather, it is the search itself that is central – the straying, sensing and freely associating – more than attaining a sharp, clearly defined result. A prominent role in this process is reserved for ‘good old’ 16mm blackand-white stock. The grainy and usually somewhat bleached-out nature of the images creates an elusive sense of transience. In combination with the beautiful soundtrack, usually running asynchronously from the visuals, this makes for a film that has to be experienced instead of simply watched/ heard. The ‘reward’ for this is comparable to the final image in the film: a full, rich field of corn.

As if the title requires any further clarification, it is also stated explicitly in the film itself: WORK ‘is about work, that is very clear.’ But the straightforwardness of this introduction is mirrored by the immense chaos of the execution. WORK is anything but a clear, straightforward argument. Rather, it is a film like a pinball machine: Van Lieshout’s mind and camera run completely free, switching effortlessly from the general to the private, the deep to the banal, from Helmond to St. Petersburg. As a method of filmmaking, its freedom and nonchalance are enviable – or at least come across that way. ‘Don’t go sitting down and wandering off,’ the artist/cineaste says at the beginning of the film in his wonderful Brabant accent. As if he senses what is to come. Because we are then taken on a journey that meanders and confuses while at the same time (and this makes the film a truly unique experience) also gives insight into his thought and work processes. And so – via an almost miraculously circumlocutory route – the title is in fact very apt. See also The Basement in the compilation programme Personal Museum.

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Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 80 min, Dutch Prod: Dragan Bakema, Kuba Szutkowski | Prod Comp: Popov Film | Sc: Suzanne Weenink, Inge Hardeman | Cam: Erik van Lieshout | Ed: Core van der Hoeven | Prod Des: Erik van Lieshout | Sound Des: Core van der Hoeven | Sales: Popov Film | Distr NL: Cinema Delicatessen | www.popovfilm.nl

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Conducting Boijmans

Portret van een tuin

Sonia Herman Dolz

Portrait of a Garden Rosie Stapel

‘It’s all about seeing, looking,’ Sjarel Ex says halfway through the film. And he’s not exaggerating. Even his meeting with the 100-year-old curator at the Boijmans museum is preceded by an image: first the name badge on her blouse has to be in place, only then can they talk. This is just one of countless lovely, highly meaningful moments in Conducting Boijmans, a film that principally demonstrates how many different qualities the contemporary museum director must have: from art connoisseur to diplomat, from manager to child-minder. Ex sees the museum as an instrument you can have a go at playing – and so he does, with verve. For example, at the end of the film, when like a kind of Pied Piper he leads a school class to new art. It is striking how much manual work goes into this playing. He not only looks, but drills, lifts, paints and glues in the film. After all, we are in Rotterdam.

As the seasons slip by at a centuriesold Dutch estate, an 85-year-old pruning master and the owner work on cultivating crops in the kitchen garden. To do this successfully requires a degree of obsessiveness, the old man explains in this calm, observational documentary. The pruning master still works every day. It would be easier if he were only 60 and young. For fifteen years, the two men have been working on a pear arbour, which this year may finally meet overhead. But how to prune it? And all the other trees, crops and spices that grow here? Once, you could even be a professor in this, but the university abolished the position and now the knowledge is in danger of being lost. Fortunately, the young owner wants to prevent this. While pruning and discussing the weather and the state of the world, he watches the centuriesold art of the pruning master and memorises the terms.

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Netherlands, 2015 | colour, DCP, 98 min, Dutch Prod: Rosie Stapel | Cam: Rosie Stapel | Ed: Rosie Stapel | Sound Des: Henk-Jelle de Groot | Music: Jozef van Wissem | Print/ Sales: Rosie Stapel | www. portraitofagarden.com

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Netherlands, 2015 | colour, video, 53 min, Dutch Prod: Bob Visser | Prod Comp: Neon Media | Sc: Bob Visser, Maria Visser | Cam: Len Chandra | Ed: Felix Spanjaard | Prod Des: Maria Visser | Sound Des: Maarten van Gent, Nicolay Lima | Print/Sales: Neon Media | www.neonmedia.nl

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Fashion House Marga Weimans

Critics’ Choice

Bob Visser, Maria Visser

Dana Linssen & Jan Pieter Ekker

Just as Marga Weimans (1970) was about to graduate in public administration, this native of Rotterdam decided to change course and focus on realising her dream: to become a fashion designer. Or more specifically, to develop experimental creations transcending fashion. Without conforming to the existing boundaries of haute couture, she has succeeded in creating trends in both the fashion and art worlds. This candid portrait follows Weimans during a turbulent, successful year in which dreams sometimes clash with reality. She creates a retrospective exhibition for the Groninger Museum, presents a new collection at FashionWeek Amsterdam and also undergoes significant personal growth. The camera in her wake, Weimans travels to the interior of Surinam. Footage of Weimans’ daily activities is intercut with modified, colourful (archive) footage of Surinam, symbolising Weimans’ inspiration and family history.

Rotterdam Classics: Photography in Motion

DCP, 60 min Music: the Plastic Fantastic Timemachine

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Demolition and construction, man and environment, a city in flux – Rotterdam Classics: Photography in Motion offers an exploration of pre-war and post-war Rotterdam through film photography, with live musical accompaniment by the Plastic Fantastic Timemachine. The film is a production by the Municipal Archive of Rotterdam in cooperation with the Netherlands Fotomuseum, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and EYE. Over the years, there has always been great cross-fertilisation between photography and film in Rotterdam. From the 1920s in particular, photographers regularly picked up film cameras. Their films, often taking the city as their subject, present an unmistakeably photographic way of looking. This programme shows a selection of such ‘moving photographs’ from the crisis years (1920s and ’30s), juxtaposing them with images from the years of post-war reconstruction. This line is then extrapolated to today and a completely new, ‘illegal’, look at the city from a drone. Includes films from 1922 to the present by the likes of François van Dijk, Von Barsy, Schuitema, Koelinga, Schaper and Van Vuuren.

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Crisis? What crisis?! Film journalism has been rediscovering itself at a dizzying pace in recent years. Film journalists and critics now make essayistic films, investigate forms of live film journalism and experiment with forms of audio-visual criticism and video essays and short review-like films using images and text to bridge the gap between printed and digital media. Could this be an answer to the much-lamented demise of art criticism? Outside of the Netherlands, the video essay in particular is on the up, but making these is labour-intensive and, owing to a lack of adequate facilities, it remains virtually untried in the Netherlands. The last Critics’ Choice at IFFR was in 2003. The tradition was that international critics chose a film they considered should not be absent from the festival and provided it with an introduction. As film critics, last year we proposed to the festival that this programme section should return – not only to give audiovisual film criticism in the Netherlands a larger podium, but to function as an arena for debate on the future and the state of film criticism, also in the context of film festivals, which increasingly act as alternative screening circuits. For this new edition, seven critics were selected from the Netherlands and abroad who in their work have demonstrated a great visual interest. The result was feverish production: critics were asked to assume the role of programmer and then motivate their choices. Each chose a film and was invited to introduce it at the festival through a form of audio-visual film criticism. After doing so, they will discuss their choices with the audience. Kevin B. Lee and Adrian Martin & Cristina Alvárez-Lopez are among the pioneers of the genre. They selected Life Itself, a documentary about the film critic Roger Ebert who died last year, and the restoration of Walérian Borowczyk’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981), a controversial cult version of the age-old Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story. Writer and critic Bianca Stigter decided she would reflect on the process of watching itself and make a long version of a short archive film, which at the time of writing is still in production. Rüdiger Suchsland chose The Lies of the Victors by Christoph Hochhäusler, a film he can both defend and critically dissect. Dutch critics Hedwig van Driel and KEES Driessen take their first steps on the path of audio-visual criticism with Laggies and When Marnie Was There (provisionally the last Ghibli film). Finally, Argentine Roger Alan Koza selected White Out, Black In, a Brazilian dystopian docudrama in the tradition of Chris Marker’s La jetée that breaks down, stretches and transcends boundaries between genres, as well as between film and the world itself.

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Docteur Jekyll et les femmes

Die Lügen der Sieger

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

The Lies of the Victors Christoph Hochhäusler

Walérian Borowczyk

France/West Germany, 1981 | colour, DCP, 92 min, French Prod: Ralph Baum, Robert Kuperberg, Jean-Pierre Labrande | Prod Comp: Allegro Productions, Multimedia Gesellschaft für Audiovisuelle Information, Whodunit Productions | Sc: Walerian Borowczyk, based on a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson | Cam: Noël Véry | Ed: Khadicha Bariha | Prod Des: Walerian Borowczyk | Music: Bernard Parmegiani | With: Udo Kier, Marina Pierro, Patrick Magee, Gérard Zalcberg, Howard Vernon, Clément Harari | Print/Sales: Arrow Films

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Polish-born director Walérian Borowczyk (1923-2006) had one of the strangest careers in cinema, from acclaimed animation films alongside Chris Marker in the 1950s to erotic movies unfairly dismissed by many as soft porn. The time has come to reassess his peculiar genius. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne may seem like conventional horror material. But this radical reworking of Stevenson’s novel emphasises two things: a philosophical debate on rational empiricism versus transcendent metamorphosis, and a surrealistic brand of feminism that insists on women’s desire and complicity in the violent eroticism unleashed by Jekyll’s ‘weird science’. As always, Borowczyk’s minutely artisanal, baroque style renders the past as a strange, luminous, trembling place, full of beguiling toys, hidden chambers and transgressive games of love and death. Selected by Adrian Martin & Cristina Álvarez López for Critics’ Choice.

Germany, 2014 | colour, DCP, 112 min, German Prod: Bettina Brokemper | Prod Comp: Heimatfilm GmbH + Co. KG | Sc: Christoph Hochhäusler, Ulrich Peltzer | Cam: Reinhold Vorschneider | Ed: Stefan Stabenow | Prod Des: Renate Schmaderer | Sound Des: Rainer Heesch | Music: Benedikt Schiefer | With: Florian David Fitz, Horst Kotterba, Lilith Stangenberg, David C. Bunners, Tilo Werner, Arved Birnbaum | Print/Sales: The Match Factory | www.heimatfilm.biz

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When Marnie Was There

The system or the individual? That’s the question in our ‘brave new world’ that has arisen from the match between the New Media and the New Economy. Christoph Hochhäusler tells the story of Fabian, an investigative reporter in Germany’s capital. Sometimes he evokes memories of an untouchable, incorruptible researcher, but all in all, Fabian is in no way a revenant of Robert Redford’s character in Allan J. Pakula’s All the President’s Men – whose heroic aura Hochhäusler cites, as he does that film’s inherent paranoia. The life of this hard-boiled leading man tracking down a political scandal is crisscrossed with overheated images of Berlin’s night life, illegal gambling halls, fencing matches and furious rides in Porsches through the urban jungle. Icy cool, too, are the actions of the Lobby Agency, which fabricates the political consensus with a no-nonsense, grey-suit attitude, but with dirty thoughts. Selected by Rüdiger Suchsland for Critics’ Choice.

Life Itself Steve James

Yonebayashi Hiromasa

Japan, 2014 | colour, DCP, 103 min, Japanese Prod: Yoshiaki Nishimura | Prod Comp: Studio Ghibli | Sc: Niwa Keiko, Ando Masashi, Yonebayashi Hiromasa, based on a novel by Joan G. Robinson | Prod Des: Taneda Yohei  | Music: Muramatsu Takatsugu  | With: voices by Takatsuki Sara, Arimura Kasumi, Matsushima Nanako, Terajima Susumu, Negishi Toshie, Moriyama Ryôko, Yoshiyuki Kazuko | (M)other: animation by Ando Masashi | Sales: Wild Bunch | Distr NL: Lumière | www.wildbunch.biz

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For decades, Studio Ghibli was the leading producer of Japanese anime. But since the departure of the two elderly masters Miyazaki Hayao (The Wind Rises) and Takahata Isao (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) in 2014, the studio has taken a ‘break’. Fans fear that the Ghibli era may now be at an end. If so, When Marnie Was There has been released in the nick of time as a modest but worthy swan song. Director Yonebayashi Hiromasa (1973) stands firmly in the Ghibli tradition. Note the realistic psychology of the protagonist – a young girl, as is usually the case with Ghibli – the insecure, adopted Anna, who has been taken to the coast because of her asthma. There, she befriends Marnie, a mysterious girl with long blonde hair. Note also the beautifully painted backgrounds, the richness of everyday details, the beauty of wind, water and clouds, and the fantastic nuances of movement. Selected by KEES Driessen for Critics’ Choice.

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USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 120 min, English Prod: Zak Piper, Steve James, Garrett Basch | Prod Comp: Kartemquin Films, Film Rites | Cam: Dana Kupper | Ed: David E. Simpson, Steve James | Music: Joshua Abrams | With: voice of Stephen Stanton | Print/Sales: Magnolia Pictures | www.ebertmovie.com

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What better way to open this year’s Critics’ Choice programme than with an acclaimed film about the world’s most famous film critic? In a career spanning six decades, Roger Ebert shared his deep love for movies with a voice filled with intelligence and empathy. As a cinephile with deeply humanist values, Ebert believed that movies were not only a way to better understand the world, but to bring the world closer together in a passionate conversation about life. He pursued this mass conversation through his award-winning movie reviews and phenomenally popular television show; but a career-threatening illness profoundly changed his relationship with the movies and people in his life. Using Ebert’s own words from his bestselling memoir and candid moments recorded in his final months, this documentary traces a remarkable life spent in the world of movies. Selected by Kevin B. Lee for Critics’ Choice.

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Branco sai, preto fica

Three Minutes Thirteen Minutes Thirty Minutes

White Out, Black In Adirley Queirós

Brazil, 2014 | colour, DCP, 93 min, Portuguese Prod: Adirley Queirós | Prod Comp: Cinco Da Norte Serviços Audiovisuais Ltdame | Sc: Adirley Queirós | Cam: Leonardo Feliciano | Ed: Guile Martins, Camila Machado | Prod Des: Denise Vieira | Sound Des: Francisco Craesmeyer | Music: Marquim do Tropá | Print/Sales: Cinco Da Norte Serviços Audiovisuais Ltdame

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On March 5, 1986, in a run-down disco on the outskirts of Brasilia, a group of cops used a drug raid as an excuse to severely beat everyone present in the dive; all of those beaten were black. The policemen were heard shouting: ‘White out, black in.’ Marquim and Sartana, two victims of the event, remember that terrible day; the former lost a leg and the latter remains paralyzed. However, remembrance is not all they want. Partially following the wishes of his protagonists, Adirley Queirós chooses to register the mysterious everyday life of these characters in the present instead of recreating their past while allowing them to stage a fantasy to exorcize this bygone event. The staging includes time travelling and an imaginary attack against the capital city, Distrito Federal. A potential historic and political documentary becomes a rebellious and therapeutic piece of fiction. Selected by Roger Alan Koza for Critics’ Choice.

Bianca Stigter, David Kurtz

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VS, 1938/Netherlands, 2015 | colour/b&w, DCP, 3/13/30 min, work in progress, English Prod: Dana Linssen, Diego Gutierrez | Ed: Jessica de Koning |  Cam:  David Kurtz | Sound Des: Diego Gutierrez, Mark Glynne | Print/ Sales: Bianca Stigter

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Three minutes. Three minutes of 16mm film, mostly in colour, are all that visually remains from the predominantly Jewish town of Nasielsk, Poland, in 1938. One year later the world the film shows a glimpse of was obliterated. The vast majority of people we see waving at the camera were murdered in the Holocaust. But in the film David Kurtz shot in the town of his birth while on holiday in Europe they are alive, so alive. They seem alive even 76 years later, when we watch them now. What do these three minutes tell us? The writer Glenn Kurtz, David Kurtz’s grandson, discovered this home movie a few years ago and in his moving book Three Minutes in Poland he researches the footage meticulously. Three minutes become 400 pages. Could the film itself be extended as well? How do you make it last? Can three minutes become thirteen minutes, or even thirty? Made by Bianca Stigter with the participation of Glenn Kurtz for the Critics’ Choice Programme.

Laggies Lynn Shelton

USA, 2014 | colour, DCP, 100 min, English Prod: Myles Nestel, Alix Madigan | Prod Comp: The Solution Entertainment Group, Anonymous Content | Sc: Andrea Seigel | Cam: Benjamin Kasulke | Ed: Nat Sanders | Prod Des: John Lavin | Music: Benjamin Gibbard | With: Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol | Print/Sales: Walt Disney Pictures | www.laggiesthemovie.tumblr.com

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Megan (Keira Knightley) is approaching her thirties, but has so far successfully kept adulthood at bay. She’s still with her high-school boyfriend, still has a high-school kind of job, and still thinks teenage humour is wildly funny. It’s no big wonder, then, that when her boyfriend’s proposal sends her into a panic, she thinks that hanging out with high-schooler Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz) for a week could be the perfect solution. Laggies chronicles what it’s like to know what you don’t want responsibilities, growing up, making definitive decisions about the future – and choosing instead to lag behind. Inertia is familiar territory for director Lynn Shelton, who previously directed Humpday, about two men who dare each other to make a gay porn film and don’t quite know how to back out, as well as Your Sister’s Sister and Touchy Feely. Selected by Hedwig van Driel for Critics’ Choice.

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The Supportive Festival IFFR actively supports independent filmmaking from around the globe. The festival is an established international platform in Europe for launching new films and talent from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. CineMart, IFFR’s co-production market for international film projects, takes place at the festival from January 25 to 28, 2015. The festival’s Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) contributes financially to film projects from emerging countries. Each year, the festival programme contains a rich harvest of HBF-supported films. IFFR promotes training and talent development within its Rotterdam Lab for young film producers and the IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics.

HUBERT BALS FUND The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to facilitate the completion of remarkable feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin-America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. The HBF provides grants that often play a crucial role in enabling these filmmakers to realise their projects. The Fund has supported more than 1,000 projects since its establishment in 1989. Each year, a rich harvest of films supported by the HBF is presented at IFFR. This year, IFFR proudly presents a total of 19 films supported by the HBF in various programme sections, including five nominated for the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition. In 2015, the HBF is able to make individual grants in several stages of completion: early for HBF Script and Project Development (max €10,000) or after shooting for HBF Postproduction (max €20,000). With the support of the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union, minority coproduction support (€55,000) and distribution support (€20,000) is offered to European co-producers and exhibitors through the new HBF+Europe scheme. Dutch producers are eligible for the NFF+HBF coproduction scheme from the Netherlands Film Fund and the HBF (€50,000). More information about these funding schemes, as well as the application deadlines, is available at IFFR.com/hbf. In order to provide filmmakers critically addressing human rights related themes in their films with an international platform to tell their stories, IFFR in collaboration with the HBF is now launching a new series of talks, Brave Talk. Hosted by film critic and senior film programmer at BFI Southbank cinemas in London, Geoff Andrew, Brave Talk consists of a special screening of a human rights related film, followed by an in-depth interview with the filmmaker. The Brave Talk series at IFFR 2015 includes Court (Chaitanya Tamhane, India); Today (Reza Mirkarimi, Iran); A Corner of Heaven (Zhang Miaoyan, China) and NN (Hector Gálvez Campos, Peru).

Bright Future

El Cinco (Adrián Biniez); Court (Chaitanya Tamhane); Los hongos (Oscar Ruiz Navia); Men Who Save the World (Liew Seng Tat) and NN (Héctor Gálvez Campos). Spectrum

A Corner of Heaven (Zhang Miaoyan); Desaparadiso (Khavn); Li Wen at East Lake (Li Luo); Poet on a Business Trip (Ju Anqi); The Second Life of Thieves (Woo Ming Jin). Limelight

Dos disparos (Martín Rejtman); The Tribe (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. Signals: What the F?!

Sand Dollars (Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas).

CINEMART The 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam marks the 32nd edition of its international co-production market, CineMart. Launching 24 projects in need of additional financing, CineMart heralds an important start of the ‘film year’. The project selection is a good reflection of current independent cinema, with projects from debut directors to projects from directors who have received critical acclaim for their films. Five projects have already received Hubert Bals Fund support in the development phase. The selected projects are presented to a select group of co-producers, funds, sales agents, distributors, TV stations and other potential financiers through carefully scheduled one-to-one meetings and in networking events. One of CineMart’s trademarks is its highly productive, informal atmosphere. Former CineMart projects in IFFR 2015

CineMart is proud to present eight former CineMart projects now selected for this year’s film programme. Bright Future

Men Who Saved the World (Liew Seng Tat); El Cinco (Adrián Biniez). Limelight

Atlantic. (Jan-Willem van Ewijk); Le meraviglie (Alice Rohrwacher); The Sky Above Us (Marinus Groothof); Turist (Ruben Östlund); Tussen 10 & 12 (Peter Hoogendoorn). Signals: What the F?!

HBF Harvest 2015

Sand Dollars (Laura Amelia Gúzman & Israel Cárdenas).

The Hubert Bals Fund is proud to present this year’s HBF Harvest at the 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Lab

Hivos Tiger Awards Competition

Another Trip to the Moon (Ismail Basbeth); La mujer de los perros (Laura Citarella & Verónica Llinás); La obra del siglo (Carlos M. Quintela); Vanishing Point (Jakrawal Nilthamrong) and Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) (Juan Daniel F. Molero). Bright Future Premieres

Erdos Rider (Wang Haolin).

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The Rotterdam Lab, a workshop for emerging international producers, is an integral part of CineMart. In partnership with numerous international organisations, a group of 59 emerging producers from all over the world comes to the festival during CineMart to participate in this workshop that deals with various topics on international film financing and distribution. The Lab also offers the producers the opportunity to build up a large network with their peers and other international professionals. The participants have an organized programme of panels, workshops and speed-dating and also take part in all CineMart’s networking activities.

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Art:Film is as an international platform bound by a common mission to facilitate meetings between professionals working with art and film. It aims to further enhance, to nurture and to platform highly artistic cinema and visual arts by responding to the specific needs of artistic cinema, expanding into the new fields of finance, production and distribution. The initiative is in itself a work-in-progress. Through think-tanks, workshops, panels and co-production meetings, Art:Film brings together artists, filmmakers, galleries, art institutions, producers, distributors, funds and foundations and other professionals from the film and art worlds to exchange knowledge, practices and ideas, and thereby to explore and develop new ways of cooperating.

DISTRIBUTION IFFR is very active in the field of distribution; for years, the festival has organized the distribution of its own HBF films and often Tiger Award winners in the Netherlands. By doing this, the festival strengthens an artistic film climate which is always vulnerable. Moreover, this provides filmmakers with a platform for finding an audience for their films, also outside of the festival circuit. For this reason IFFR introduces a unique international live cinema event: IFFR Live. IFFR Live will stream a series of five film premieres during the festival simultaneously to over 30 cinemas and VoD platforms across Europe in territories such as the UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia and the Netherlands.IFFR Live will give the audience the opportunity to experience the unique thrill of being part of a major international film festival. In addition to watching the film in theatres and online in countries ranging from the UK to Spain and Poland, audiences will be able to see directors and film crews attend the premieres in Rotterdam and participate in live Q&A sessions via Twitter. IFFR Live is designed to celebrate, enhance and expand the live festival experience, of watching a film in the presence of the filmmaker and cast, through the use of new technologies and social media. The films presented as part of IFFR Live are Atlantic. by Jan-Willem van Ewijk (The Netherlands), Erbarme dich – Matthäus Passsion Stories by Ramón Gieling (The Netherlands), Speed Walking by Niels Arden Oplev (Denmark), Melody by Bernard Bellefroid (Belgium) and The Sky Above Us by Marinus Groothof (The Netherlands). Simultaneously to the world premiere of The Sky Above Us at the festival on Wednesday January 28th, Dutch telecom provider KPN will stream the film live on Interactive TV in The Netherlands and offer its subscribers the opportunity to view the film and participate in thelive Q&A session free of charge. In the field of distribution, IFFR pays a great deal of attention to digital developments. IFFR has its own YouTube channel that features a weekly series of short films and a selection of Hubert Bals Fund supported feature films. In 2011, IFFR launched the DVD & VoD (Video on Demand) series 10 to Watch; a package of 10 festival films, mainly Bright Future titles from the last festival edition, including Hubert Bals Fund-supported titles. To take the next step in digital distribution IFFR has signed a multi-year deal with Infostrada Creative Technology to provide rights-holders, with films selected for IFFR, the opportunity to directly release their films on Infostrada Creative Technology’s global VoD (Video on Demand) platforms including iTunes, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Play and PlayStation Network. The first films eligible for the joint venture, named Tiger Release (TR), are those in Official Selection at IFFR 2015. TR has been established to tackle the increasingly difficult challenges for independent filmmakers, producers and sales agents of finding international distribution and a wider audience in a developing market place. The structure will permit the teams at IFFR and Infostrada

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Creative Technology to collaborate with the independent film industry directly, establishing a flexible release tool that can adapt to the needs and requirements of all participating filmmakers in the short, medium and long term. As more and more filmmakers participate over the coming years, TR will be in a position to grow and adapt to the constantly evolving market place. The Big Screen Award Competition

Since 2013, IFFR has a new competition in support of theatrical distribution of feature films in the Netherlands and Belgium. Over the past years, for cultural, demographical, economical or technological reasons, many things have changed in cinema distribution. Some of these changes have been beneficial, other have been problematic. But we feel some of the films in the festival’s line up have the potential to reach a wider audience than is possible during the festival. This year again, we have selected ten films, both from Bright Future and Spectrum sections, to be seen by an Audience Jury comprising five enthusiastic film lovers from the Netherlands. The prize come s with a guaranteed distribution offer for the Benelux, in collaboration with local distributor Amstelfilm and other distributors. IFFR supports the release of the film with €10,000. These ten films will also be eligible for the KNF Award, the prize given by Circle of Dutch Film Critics since 1984. The Big Screen Award Selection 2015

I Swear I’ll Leave This Town (Danial Aragão), The Lesson (Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov), Magical Girl (Carlos Vermut), A Matter Of Interpretation (Lee Kwang-Kuk), The Move (Marat Sarulu (Kyrgyzstan), Second Coming (Debbie Tucker Green), Jauja (Lisandro Alonso), Key House Mirror (Michael Noer), Undulant Fever (Ando Hiroshi), Das Zimmermädchen Lynn (Ingo Haeb The Big Screen Award Jury 2015 consists of Judith Blankenberg, Liesbeth Huijer, Pepijn van Litsenburg, Florine van Reesand Tim de Winkel. The KNF Jury 2015 consists of Nico van den Berg (MovieScene), Sven Gerrets (Cinema.nl), Sasja Koetsier (de Filmkrant), Maarten van der Meer (TrosKompas), Jim Pedd (FilmTotaal).

JURIES AND AWARDS IFFR continues to support filmmakers with many other prizes. These jury members are responsible for our other awards in 2015. The NETPAC Award is awarded to the best Asian feature film by a jury from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema. The NETPAC Jury for IFFR 2015 consists of Zakir Hossain Raju, Yaxuan Zhang and Zhang Wenjie. The FIPRESCI Award is given to the filmmaker of the best film of all the world premieres in Bright Future by the jury of the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI). The FIPRESCI Jury for IFFR 2015 consists of Caroline Weidner, Anita Piotrowska, Roger Koza, Tara Judah and Jan Pieter Ekker. The Hivos Tiger Awards Competition Jury consists of Rolf de Heer, Ichiyama Shozo, Maja Milo, José María Prado Garcia and Johanna ter Steege. The Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films Jury consists of Beatrice Gibson, Xander Karskens and Koyo Yamashita. For more information on the Tiger juries, please see the full biographies on its members in the first pages of this catalogue.

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FESTIVAL STAFF

Festival Staff Stichting Dioraphte steunt projecten op het gebied van kunst en cultuur met een landelijk of internationaal bereik. Ook het Hubert Bals Fonds van International Film Festival Rotterdam mag rekenen op onze steun om films van filmmakers uit ontwikkelingslanden bereikbaar te maken voor een breed publiek. Niet straks maar nu. Omdat cultuur een rijkdom is die je met elkaar deelt.

Steun ook International Film Festival Rotterdam Word Tiger Friend of donateur.

Qissa van Anup Singh Winnaar van de 2014 Hubert Bals Fonds Dioraphte Award.

Catalogue Crew Chief Editor Saskia Gravelijn

Photo Editor Erik Diekstra

Editors Stefan Kollee, Charlotte Lipić,

Traffic Anne van de Wetering

Harriëtte Ubels Copy Editors (English:) Mark Baker, Jane Bemont, Christine Gardner, (Dutch:) Mariska Graveland, Pauline Kleijer, Mark Mallon Contributors Cristina Álvarez López, Niels Bakker, Leo Bankersen, Joost Broeren, Annet Brugel, Edo Dijksterhuis, Hedwig van Driel, KEES Driessen, Jan Pieter Ekker, Maaike Gouwenberg, Mariska Graveland, Nienke Huitenga, Pauline Kleijer, Sasja Koetsier, Roger Alan Koza, Kevin B. Lee, Dana Linssen, Adrian Martin, Olaf Möller, Maricke Nieuwdorp, Tony Rayns, Ronald Rovers, Nicole Santé, Jelle Schot, Anton Slotboom, Bianca Stigter, Richard I. Suchenski, Rüdiger Suchsland, André Waardenburg and Festival Staff Translators (English:) Mark Baker, Martin Cleaver, Titus Verheijen, (Dutch:) Sjaan de Bruijn, Leo Reijnen

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Industry Services & Facilities ACCREDITATIONS International Film Festival Rotterdam provides four different types of accreditations: CineMart, Industry, Director and Press. Accreditation assignment is at the discretion of the Festival. CineMart and Industry accreditations

• Access to all CineMart events and CineMart Meeting Request Service • Access to all Festival and Industry activities and main events • Free admission to Press & Industry Screenings (ticket not necessary) • Free admission to Public Screenings (ticket via internet or guest box office required) • Use of the Video Library and other Film Office services • Listing in the Industry Manual • Access to the Industry Club CineMart accreditation gives access

to all of the above, plus: • Possibility to request a one-to-one meeting with the selected projects • Networking lunches and cocktails Director accreditation

(for filmmakers with a film in the Festival) • Access to all Festival and Industry activities and main events • Free admission to Public Screenings (ticket via internet or guest box office required) • Free admission to Press & Industry Screenings (subject to availability of seats) • Use of Film Office services • Access to the Industry Club for Consultancy Meetings and Industry Panels Press accreditation

• Access to all Festival and Industry activities and main events • Free admission to Press & Industry Screenings (ticket not necessary) • Free admission to Public Screenings (ticket via internet or guest box office required) • Use of the Video Library • Use of the Press Desk and all related Press services

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DELEGATE DESKS All desks are located on the third floor of de Doelen. The members of the desk teams will assist you in finding your way through the Festival. Opening Hours

Accreditation, Guest/CineMart Desks 09:00-20:00 Wed 21-Sat 31 Press Desk 09:00-20:00 Wed 21-Wed 28 09:00-18:00 Thu 29-Sat 31

TICKETS & BOX OFFICE Press & Industry Screenings

• From Thursday 22 through Friday 30 January • Open to CineMart, Industry and Press delegates • No Ticket required for accredited guest. Badge will be scanned at the entrance. • Public Screenings tend to be often fully booked, please try to make your schedule around the P&I Screenings.

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09:00-20:00 Wed 21-Fri 30 09:00-18:00 Sat 31 A Guest Box Offices is also located at the screening venues LantarenVenster.

FILM OFFICE Film Office links the business side of the Festival and the professionals attending the co-production market CineMart, with the filmmakers present with a film in the official line-up and promotes their interests. Filmmakers are invited to take 30-minute one-to-one meetings with an Industry consultant. Consultancy Meetings are also open to CineMart delegates. Industry Expert panels are organised with top professionals sharing their experiences and giving important advice to up-and-coming filmmakers. Film Office distributes the Sales Letter, Distributor Letter, Sales & Print Source List and Viewing Reports of the Video Library and Press & Industry Screenings. The Film Office team can be found on the 3rd floor of Festival Center de Doelen. Film Office Contacts:

Press & Industry Screenings and Public Schedule can be found in the IFFR catalogue and the website. Schedule changes are published on the Festival website and in the Daily Tiger.

Nikolas Montaldi, Coordinator Film Office Myrthe Terpstra, Consultancy Meetings Stien Meesters, Premiere Protocol Martine Jumelet, Press & Industry Screenings Thomas Crommentuyn, Press & Industry Screenings filmoffice@IFFR.com

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Industry Consultants:

Delegates can order tickets online for the whole festival period. If tickets for a film screening are no longer available, extra tickets will be available online from 8 pm on the evening before the day on which the film is screened

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Industry Club Centrally located in the festival headquarters de Doelen, on the 4th floor, the Industry Club is an efficient and relaxing workplace. The Industry Club hosts the Industry panels with international guests

(January 24 – January 27), the consultancy meetings and network gathering for all attending film professionals. It offers: • Comfortable meeting areas • Information stands • Reading table with industry periodicals • Coffee counter • Wi-Fi connection Opening hours

09:30-17:30 Thu 22 - Fri 30 Industry Club host: Riccardo Pillon filmoffice@IFFR.com Video Library

• Open to CineMart, Industry and Press delegatess • During CineMart (Sunday 25 January–Wednesday 28 January) demand can be high and certain restrictions may apply. • Titles may also be screened on your device on a closed circuit within de Doelen, on the 3rd and 4th floor, as well as the CineMart meeting room and foyer on the 2nd floor. Opening hours

09:00-23:00 Thu 22 - Fri 30 09:00-20:00 Sat 31 Contact: Samanta Telleri videolibrary@IFFR.com

PUBLICATIONS/ SOURCES The main points of reference ­published in English by the Festival in print and/or online, as well as official documents sent out to film representatives before and during the Festival: IFFR’s Festival Catalogue is the complete and essential guide to all films and events, including all industry, sales and print information. The catalogue is also a practical guide to the Festival; it includes a concise programme overview and schedule. All practical information and the latest news can be found on the Festival Website. There is a public part (in Dutch and English) for the

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general audience and a professional part (in English) for our international Industry and Press delegates: IFFR. com/professionals The Daily Tiger is IFFR’s bilingual (Dutch and English) Festival newspaper, written by professionals, published daily, available at all festival venues and online, and containing the latest news, announcements, programme changes, interviews and more. The Industry Programme is an overview of all events open to registered delegates as well as those events which are accessible by invitation only. The Industry Manual is a quick reference guide to all companies and professional delegates attending CineMart and the Festival. An online version is available prior to and during the Festival for CineMart and Industry delegates. The Sales Letter details all feature-length films not currently represented by an international sales agent. The Distributor Letter lists all feature films in the festival with full contact information.

The Hubert Bals Fund leaflet contains an overview of the Fund’s activities and results. The leaflet contains an overview of the projects that received support in 2014, HBF’s funding schemes, regulations and application deadlines. Also listed are all films supported by the Fund that are screening at the current festival. All accredited guests who attend a Press & Industry Screening or watch a film in the Video Library will have their badge scanned. This data is compiled in the Screening Report – Press & Industry Screenings and sent out to the

contact person for each film.

FESTIVAL CENTER de Doelen Kruisplein 40

ADDRESSES PRINT & SALES

SCREENING VENUES de Doelen

Kruisplein 40 Screens: 3 Capacity: 425-1516 Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Schouwburgplein 25 Screens: 1 Capacity: 778

The CineMart Dossier has detailed information for all CineMart projects including synopses, directors’ biographies and filmographies, production company background, budget and technical specifications. Also available online for all CineMart pass holders. Print version is distributed to CineMart guests upon arrival.

Pathé Schouwburgplein

The Rotterdam Lab Reader contains information on the programme and participants of the Rotterdam Lab. The reader is only available for Rotterdam Lab participants.

LantarenVenster

Schouwburgplein 101 Screens: 7 Capacity: 205-760 Cinerama

Westblaak 18 Screens: 7 Capacity: 103-291 Otto Reuchlinweg 996 Screens: 5 Capacity: 91-240 Oude Luxor

Kruiskade 10 Screens: 1 Capacity: 850

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DUTCH DISTRIBUTORS

PRINT & SALES

ABC – Cinemien

2Plan2

Imagine Filmdistributie Nederland

Amsteldijk 10 1074 HP Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 5776010

Prinsengracht 452 1017 KE Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 6252653

info@cinemien.nl www.cinemien.nl

info@imaginefilm.nl www.imaginefilm.nl

A-Film Distribution

Postbus 37743 1030 BG Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 3445197

Just Film Distribution

Melkpad 51 1217 KB Hilversum Netherlands T: +31 35 6882834

info@a-film.nl www.a-film.nl

info@justfilmdistribution.nl www.justfilmdistribution.nl

Amstelfilm

Bremstraat 1 1031 EK Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 4283025

LIMA

Arie Biemondstraat 111 1054 PD Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 3892030

pr@amstelfilm.nl www.amstelfilm.nl

info@li-ma.nl www.li-ma.nl

Cinéart Netherlands

Herengracht 328-III 1016 CE Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 5308848

Lumière

KNSM-Laan 171 1019 LC Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 3031280

info@cineart.nl www.cineart.nl

info@lumiere.be www.lumiere.be

Cinema Delicatessen

Arie Biemondstraat 111 1054 PD Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 4207123

info@cinemadelicatessen.nl www.cinemadelicatessen.nl

De Filmfreak Distributie

Van Hallstraat 54 1051 HH Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 4864940

EYE Film Institute Netherlands

info@eyefilm.nl www.eyefilm.nl

Hubert Bals Fund

P.O. Box 21696 3001 AR Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 10 8909090 hbf@IFFR.com www.IFFR.com

Prinsengracht 452 1017KE Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 4283025 info@mokumfilm.nl www.mokumfilm.nl

September Film

Willemsstraat 24B 1015 JD Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 5357550

info@filmfreaks.nl www.filmfreaks.nl

IJpromenade 1 1031 KT Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 5891446

Mokum Film

info@septemberfilm.nl www.septemberfilm.nl

Warner Bros. Pictures Holland

Postbus 59226 1040 KE Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 6802300

Mosfilmovskaya Street 1 119992 Moscow Russia T: +7 499 1475939 shein-film@mail.ru www.euphoria-film.com/

9ers Entertainment

(5F., Uniontech Bldg., Samsungdong) Yungdongdaero 506, 135882 Gangnam-gu South Korea T: +82 70 4490 4076 angela@niners.co.kr

A Son Image Production

ul. Cecylii Sniegockiej 10 m44 00-430 Warszawa Poland T: +48 794424982 m@asonimage.com www.marcindudziak.com

Ablaze Image Ltd.

7F-2, No.2, Sec. 2 ShinSheng S. Rd. 10650 Taipei Taiwan T: +886 2 33221220 info@ablazeimage.com www.ablazeimage.com

absent without leave

Mauritsstraat 167 3012 CH Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 6 39793165

production@absentwithoutleave.org www.absentwithoutleave.org

Academy of Dramatic Arts Zagreb

Voltino 30 10000 Zagreb Croatia T: +385 1 4828506 dekanat@adu.hr www.adu.unizg.hr

Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Peter-Welter-Platz 2 50676 Cologne Germany T: +49 22 120189330 studoffice@khm.de www.khm.de

Agence du Court Métrage

77 rue des Cévennes 75015 Paris France T: +33 14 4692665 info@agencecm.com www.agencecm.com

Agencia – Portuguese Short Film Agency

Auditório Municipal Praca de Republica 4480-715 Vila do Conde Portugal T: +351 2 52646683 info@curtas.pt www.curtas.pt

Air Rytmo

8 bd Ménilmontant 75020 Paris France T: +33 6 17 41 33 74 letycoon@gmail.com

Aliaa Khachouk Productions

Ameen Street 41 Doha Qatar T: +44 7415580589

aliaakhachouk@gmail.com

Alina Film

cp 1973 1211 genève 1 Switzerland T: +41 76 3722196

info@alinafilm.com www.alinafilm.com

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Allfilm

Arizona Productions

Bathysphere Productions

allfilm@allfilm.ee www.allfilm.ee/en

contact@arizonafilms.net www.arizonafilms.net

diffusion@bathysphere.fr www.bathysphere.fr

Alpha Violet

Arrow Films

5 Boulevard Barbès 75018 Paris France T: +33 9 54525572

Saue 11 10612 Tallinn Estonia T: +32 2 56611752

The Engine House Shenley Park, Radlett Lane WD7 9JP Shenley United Kingdom T: +44 1 923 858306

14, rue Soleillet, BL 64 75020 Paris France T: +33 1 47973984 info@alphaviolet.com www.alphaviolet.com

screenit@arrowfilms.co.uk www.arrowfilms.co.uk

alsolikelife productions

5345 South Harper Ave. #204 60615 Chicago USA T: +1 7183160966 alsolikelife@gmail.com www.alsolikelife.com

Potsdamer Strasse 2, Im Filmhaus 10785 Berlin Germany T: +49 30 26955250

mail@arsenal-berlin.de www.arsenal-berlin.de

Altitude Film Sales

34 Fuobert’s Place W1F 7PX London United Kingdom T: +44 20 74787615

Asociacion Tiempo Libre

info@altitudefilment.com www.altitudefilment.com

Alumbramento & Tardo

Rua Silva Jatahy, 920 – 301 A 60165070 Fortaleza Brazil T: +55 85 86866869 ticianaaugusto@gmail.com

Calle 21 #725, Dpto 101 Lima 27 Lima Peru T: +511 225 2897

juandaniel@cinemados.com www.jdmolero.com

ATOMS & VOID BV

Brugsestraat 20 2587 XS Den Haag Netherlands T: +31 6 11006099

atomypustota.info@gmail.com

Alvarez-Mesa, Pablo

984 island road v8s 2t9 victoria, bc Canada T: +1 514 5781981

Auguste Orts

palvarezmesa@gmail.com

Aalststraat 7-11 1000 Brussels Belgium T: +32 28 808560

info@augusteorts.be www.augusteorts.be

Amour Fou

Lindengasse 32 1070 Vienna Austria T: +43 1 99499110

Autlook Filmsales GmbH

vienna@amourfoufilm.com www.amourfoufilm.com

Andrews, Nancy

PO Box 142 04675 Seal Harbor, Maine USA T: +1 20 72664463 nandrews@coa.edu www.nancyandrews.net

Spittelbergasse 3/14 A-1070 Vienna Austria T: +43 7 20346934

welcome@autlookfilms.com www.autlookfilms.com

AV-arkki

Tallberginkatu 1 C 76 00180 Helsinki Finland T: +358 50 4356092

distribution@av-arkki.fi www.av-arkki.fi

Anna-Zharkov-Film

Katerdonk 16 4824 CP Breda Netherlands T: +31 76 5227890

Avoa Filmes

info@anna-zharkov-film.com www.anna-zharkov-film.com

Anterior Arts

1916 Woolsey St 94703 Berkeley, CA USA T: +1 1803 9749306

maryhelena.clark@gmail.com

Antipode Sales & Distribution

Novolesnoy pereulok 5#38 127055 Moscow Russia T: +972 54 9716141 festivals@antipode-sales.biz www.antipode-sales.biz

Archivio Storico delle Arti Contemporanee (ASAC)

Vega – Ed. Cygnus Via delle Industrie 23/9 30175 Marghera Italy

Argos Centre for Art and Media

Werfstraat 13 1000 Brussels Belgium T: +32 22 290003

Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.

Rua Aimberé, 1871, cj. 302 01258-020 São Paulo Brazil T: +55 11 4561 2492

BBC

Broadcasting House, Portland Place W1A 1AA London United Kingdom T: +44 20 87438000 www.bbc.com

Beat Films

Pokrovka 47/24 101000 Moscow Russia T: +7 926 3161100

info@beatfilmfestival.ru www.2014.beatfilmfestival.ru

Beloff, Zoe

504 Grand Street #A35 10002 New York USA T: +1 212 6772431 zoe@zoebeloff.com www.zoebeloff.com

Benning, James

1938 N. Commonwealth Avenue 90027 Los Angeles USA T: +1 661 2537825 jbenning@calarts.edu

Berg, Lene

Greifswalder str 165 II DE 10409 Berlin Germany T: +46 30 76 21 90 05 contact@leneberg.com

Beta Cinema

Gruenwalder Weg 28d 82041 Oberhaching Germany T: +49 89 673469828 beta@betacinema.com www.betacinema.com

BIND

Stadhouderskade 152 1074 BC Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 3640030 joram@bindfilm.nl www.bindfilm.nl

Blenkov & Schønnemann Pictures

Ny Adelgade 5, 2.tv 1104 Copenhagen Denmark T: +45 33 337525

maxeluard@gmail.com

mail@blenkovschonnemann.dk www.blenkovschonnemann.dk

Bakowski, Wojciech

Blue Cinamon Group

Os. B. Chrobrego 20/26 60-681 Poznan Poland T: +48 518 682 148 bakowski6@gmail.com

Balthasar

Ieperlaan 62 1000 Brussels Belgium T: +32 04 86222696 info@balthasar.be www.balthasar.be

Baril, Céline

3834 Henri Julien #1 H2W 2K2 Montreal, Quebec Canada T: +1 514 8454459 celine.baril@videotron.ca www.latheoriedutout.ca

Baron+Goodwin

distribution@argosarts.org www.argosarts.org

11 rue Manin 75019 Paris France T: +33 1 40213702

2847 Avenel Street 90039 Los Angeles USA T: +1 213 3930267

3815 Fryeburg Lane 30039 Snellville USA T: +1 213 3278184

bluecinamon@gmail.com www.bluecinamon.com

Bonajo, Melanie

Hugo de Grootkade 84/3 1052LX Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 6 17804848

melaniebonajo@gmail.com www.melaniebonajo.com

Botea, Irina

Romania

irinab@gmail.com

Bradley, Garrett

235 Morgan Street 70114 New Orleans USA T: +1 91 73016515

info@yafilm.net www.garrettabradley.com

rebecca.baron@gmail.com

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Buffalo Juggalos

402 Ocean Parkway APT 309 11218 Brooklyn USA T: +1 661 7140215

Bui Kim Quy

#11, 154/50 My dinh road South tu liem Hanoi Vietnam T: +84 9 14884491 nicolpham@gmail. com
Bui Kim Quy

#11, 154/50 My dinh road South tu liemHanoi Vietnam T: +84 914884491 nicolpham@gmail.com

No.3 Plastic factory cultural park 129# Nangao Rd., Chaoyang Dist. 100015 Beijing China T: +8613910235327

Degoutin, Stéphane

Dutch Mountain Film

FiGa Films

vernonchatman@gmail.com

dan@cocoparisllc.com

stephane@nogoland.com www.nogovoyages.com

info@dutchmountainfilm.nl www.dutchmountainfilm.nl

contact@figafilm.com www.figafilms.com

Child, Abigail

303 East 8th Street, Apt. 6F NY 11211 New York USA T: +1 212 6731608 achild@mindspring.com www.abigailchild.com

Chinese Taipei Film Archive

4F, No.7, Ching-tao East Road 100 Taipei Taiwan T: +886 2 23924243 ctfa@mail.ctfa.org.tw www.ctfa.org.tw

Qnm 04 Conjuntoi Casa 30 72210049 Ceilanda Brazil T: +55 61 30394113 ceiperiferia@gmail.com

bvh@bvhpictures.de www.being3.com/enindex.php

CABINET

C/O Cabinet 49-59 Old Street EC1V 9HX London United Kingdom T: +44 20 72516114

Cindy Jansen Film

Volmarijnstraat 142a 3021 XX Rotterdam Netherlands T: +90 212 292 5968 info@cindyjansen.com www.cindyjansen.com

art@cabinetltd.demon.co.uk www.cabinet.uk.com

Carlotta Films

9 Passage de la Boule Blanche 75012 Paris France T: +33 1 42241086 vpb@carlottafilms.com www.carlottafilms.com

CinemaScopio

Rua José Moreira Leal, 207/102 51030-380 Recife Brazil T: +55 81 30324972

cinemascopiofilmes@gmail.com www.cinemascopio.com.br

Cineteca Nazionale

Via Tuscalana 1524 00173 Rome Italy T: +39 06 72294315

CAT&Docs

18 rue Quincampoix 75004 Paris France T: +33 6 83970546

diffusioneculturale@ fondazionecsc.it www.fondazionecsc.it

cat@catndocs.com www.catndocs.com

Circuit

P.O.Box 7526 Newtown 6021 Wellington New Zealand T: +64 2 102551648

Celluloid Dreams

2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris France T: +33 1 49700370

info@celluloid-dreams.com www.celluloid-dreams.com

Center for Moving Image Arts

Bard College 55 Blithewood Avenue NY 12504 Annandaleon-Hudson USA T: +1 845 7586822

director@circuit.org.nz www.circuit.org.nz

CJ Entertainment

CJ E&M Center 17th FL. 66 Sangamsan-ro, Mapo-gu 121-904 Seoul South Korea T: +82 2 3716243 infofilm@cj.net www.cjent.co.kr/eng

cmia@bard.edu www.bard.edu

Clipson, Paul

Central Motion Picture Corp.

6th Floor, 116, Han Chung Street 108 Taipei Taiwan T: +886 2 2882 9010

1055 Fell St. #6 CA 94117 San Francisco USA T: +1 415 4748653 paulclipson@yahoo.com www.withinmirrors.org

cpcstudio@gmail.com www.movie.com.tw

Close Encounters Laboratory

Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles

111 rue de la Poste 1030 Bruxelles Belgium T: +32 2 221 1050

1st Floor, 27 Caledon St., Cape Town 8010 Cape Town South Africa T: +27 21 4615962 steven@bigworld.co.za www.encounters.co.za

info@cvb-videp.be www.cvb-videp.be

Cloud

39, Moo 13, Suksawat 70 Road Bangkhru, Phrapradang 10130 Samutprakarn Thailand

Chasse à Courts

martin@chasseacourts.com

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Coco Paris

Cinco Da Norte Serviços Audiovisuais Ltdame

BVH Pictures GmbH

87 rue du Mont Cenis 75018 Paris France T: +33 6 72232718

Chatman, Vernon

716 Broadway #3 10003 New York USA T: +1 323 3590852

buffalojuggalosfilm@gmail.com www.buffalojuggalosfilm. tumblr.com

ADDRESSES PRINT & SALES

9550 Bolsa Ave. Suite 216 CA 92683 Westminster USA T: +1 949 7017214 Collectif Jeune Cinéma (CJC)

71 rue robespierre 93100 Montreuil France T: +33 1 80601983

admin@cjcinema.org www.cjcinema.org

Color Bird

1-23-14-307 Aobadai, Meguro-ku 153-0042 Tokyo Japan T: +81 3 64512885

ymiyamae@colorbird.co.jp

Connolly, Stephen

41 Miranda Road N19 3RA London United Kingdom T: +44 79 31791307

steve@bubblefilm.net www.bubblefilm.net

Coproduction Office

24 rue Lamartine 75009 Paris France T: +33 1 56026000

info@coproductionoffice.eu www.coproductionoffice.eu

Costa, Jonas

Rua José de Alencar, Menino Deus 1150/1103 1103 90880-480 Porto Alegre Brazil T: +55 5193144042 jonaspc43@hotmail.com

Couillard, Jeremy

96 15th st apt 1 11215 Brooklyn USA T: +1 91 72928852

jeremycouillard@gmail.com www.jeremycouillard.com

Danish Film Institute

Gothersgade 55 1123 Copenhagen Denmark T: +45 4033743400 dfi@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk

Dart Film

Niska 6/7 11000 (PAK 126807) Belgrade Serbia T: +381 11 3449225 natasa@dartfilm.com www.dartfilm.com

DAZA

Rua Coronel Afonso Romano, 77/202 22281010 Rio de Janeiro Brazil T: +55 21 35028521

daza@dazacultural.com.br www.dazacultural.com.br

Death Rides a Red Horse

3/32 Cooinda Cres 4558 Maroochydore Australia T: +61 7 54435316

andrewleavold@gmail.com www.searchforwengweng.com

Deckert Distribution

Marienplatz 1 04103 Leipzig Germany T: +49 341 2156638

info@deckert-distribution.com deckert-distribution.com/

miladydemary@gmail.com www.messysky.com/cloud.html

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185 rue Chevaleret 75013 Paris France T: +33 662021458

Kempenaerstraat 11a 1051 CJ Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 6881843

Delaney, Anita

E&W Films

142 Tressillian Road SE4 1XX London United Kingdom T: +44 7583 890821

3 Jalan Anak Bukit #26-06 588998 Singapore Singapore T: +65 9137 5018

anita@anitadelaney.net

Desiere, Ruben

Waterloosesteenweg 37 1060 Brussels Belgium T: +32 48 381202

rubendesiere@hotmail.com

Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin

Potsdamer Strasse 2 10785 Berlin Germany T: +49 30 25759152

weijie.lai@gmail.com www.ewfilms.com.sg

Edko Films Ltd

1212, Tower 2, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road 040 Hong Kong Hong Kong T: +852 2528 8013 info@edkofilm.com.hk www.cinema.com.hk

Een van de Jongens

De Kempenaerstraat 11B 1051 CJ Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31208943628

info@dff b.de www.dff b.de

Deutsches Filminstitut – Filmverleih

Kreuzberger Ring 56 65205 Wiesbaden Germany T: +49 611 9700010

filmverleih@deutschesfilminstitut.de www.deutsches-filminstitut.de

Ding Dong

Fraenkelufer 28 10999 Berlin Germany T: +49 176 99994619 Diversion

72 Soi Attakarnprasit, 11B Sathorn Tai Road, Bangkok 10120 Bangkok Thailand T: +66 86 5666768 films@diversion-th.com www.diversion-th.com

Doc & Film International

13 rue Portefoin 75003 Paris France T: +33 1 42775687

Dogwoof

Unit 211 Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwins Gardens EC1N 7RJ London United Kingdom T: +44 20 78317252 global@dogwoof.com www.dogwoof.com

vernonchatman@gmail.com www.dragcity.com

DreamLab Films

14 chemin des Chichourliers 06110 Le Cannet France T: +33 4 93387561

artemio007@gmail.com

contato@filmesdeplastico.com.br www.filmesdeplastico.com.br

Filmform

Svarvargatan 2 112 49 Stockholm Sweden T: +46 8 6518426

6761 De Lanaudiere H2G3B2 Montreal, QC Canada fmiron@sympatico.ca www.filmgrafix.com

Filmmuseum Berlin Deutsche Kinemathek

elpamperocine@yahoo.com.ar www.elpamperocine.com.ar

info@deutsche-kinemathek.de www.deutsche-kinemathek.de

Electric Eel Films

179/7 Supalai Place Sukhumvit 39 Klongton, Wattana 10110 Bangkok Thailand T: +66 2 6622869

electriceelfilms@gmail.com www.electriceelfilms.com

535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor NY 10011 New York USA T: +1 212 3370680 info@eai.org www.eai.org

Emerson College

120 Boylston street 02116 Boston, MA USA T: +1 617 510 6470

Scheldestraat 54 2000 Antwerpen Belgium T: +32 485078248

jonathanvanessche@gmail.com

Everything Films

P.O. Box 3205 SS15 Pejabat Pos Malaysia T: +6 016 6659907

info@everythingfilms.net

Drytree Films

Pentelis 8A Palaio Faliro 17564 Athens Greece T: +30 210 9404762

kyrospv@gmail.com www.drytreefilms.com

Rua Brumadinho, 98/ 101 Prado 30411189 Belo Horizonte Brazil T: +55 31 93775490

El Pampero Cine

info@dreamlabfilms.com www.dreamlabfilms.com

Kritis 1 2060 Nicosia Cyprus T: +357 22 423003

Filmes de Plástico

Filmgrafix Productions

Del Sarto 25 apt 204 Col Mixcoac 03700 Mexico DF Mexico T: +52 15 518004765

Essche, Jonathan van

P.O. Box 476867 IL 60647 Chicago United Kingdom T: +1 323 3590852

info@fvu.co.uk www.fvu.co.uk

El Llanero Solitario

robert_todd@emerson.edu www.roberttoddfilms.com

Drag City

8 Vine Yard SE1 1QL London United Kingdom T: +44 20 74077755

anna-karin.larsson@ filmform.com www.filmform.com

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)

sales@docandfilm.com www.docandfilm.com

Film & Video Umbrella

renko@eenvandejongens.nl www.eenvandejongens.nl

Santa Fe 1379 Piso 5 1013 CABA Argentina T: +54 11 48154366

lylov.m@gmail.com

1249 Hyperion Avenue CA 90029 Los Angeles USA T: +1 323 2299816

Faliro House

info@falirohouse.com www.falirohouse.com

Potsdamer Strasse 2 10785 Berlin Germany T: +49 30 30090331

Filmmuseum Munchen

St.-Jakobs-Platz 1 80331 München München Germany T: +49 89 23396450 filmmuseum@muenchen.de www.stadtmuseum-online. de/filmmu.htm

FilmNation Entertainment

150 W22nd Street 9th Floor NY 10011 New York USA T: +1 917 4848900

info@wearefilmnation.com www.wearefilmnation.com

Films Boutique

Köpenicker Strasse 184 10997 Berlin Germany T: +49 30 69537850 info@filmsboutique.com www.filmsboutique.com

Films Distribution

34 rue du Louvre 75001 Paris France T: +33 1 53103399

info@filmsdistribution.com www.filmsdistribution.com

Films Transit International Inc.

252 Boulevard Gouin Est. H3L 1A8 Montral Canada T: +1 514 8443358 info@filmstransit.com www.filmstransit.com

Filmwerkplaats Collective

Boomgaardsstraat 71 3012 XA Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 10 4767832

filmwerkplaats@worm.org

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Finecut Co, Ltd

4F Incline Bldg., 89137 Daechi-dong Gangnam-gu 135-280 Seoul South Korea T: +82 2 5698777

Illumina Films

Kim, Andrew

l’Agence à Paris

girardet@freenet.de

hawkatduke@gmail.com

robin@illuminafilms.nl www.illuminafilms.nl

kimandrewc@gmail.com

christopheryggdre@ lagenceparis.com

Sonnenstrasse 21 80331 Munich Germany T: +49 89 2441295580

Vicolo del piede, 10 00153 Rome Italy T: +39 3283848593

info@globalscreen.de www.globalscreen.de

distribution@ifilmgood.com

Flanet, Bertrand

Munchenerstrasse 10 60528 Frankfurt am Main Germany T: +49 17 86358714 bertrand.flanet@gmail.com

Flatform

via Dante Chiasserini 68 20157 Milan Italy T: +39 02 89058783 flatform@flatform.it www.flatform.it

Gosfilmofond of Russia

Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast, at Beliye Stolby Microdistrict, Gosfilmofond Prospekt, 8 142050 Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast Russia T: +7 495 9960520 gff@gff-rf.ru

Guma Mbaho Mwine, Ntare

3609 6th Avenue CA 90018 Los Angeles USA T: +1 213 7064118

info@bewareoftime.com

For Films

B-201, Carnation, Aga Khan Road Versova, Andheri (W) 400061 Mumbai India T: +91 98 33689557

Gush, Simon

161 Ansteys 59 Joubert Street 2001 Johannesburg South Africa T: +2 7724001701

avsengupta@gmail.com

simon.gush@gmail.com www.simongush.net

Fortissimo Films

Van Diemenstraat 100 1013 CN Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 6273215

Habanero Film Sales

info@fortissimo.nl www.fortissimofilms.com

Al. Beija Flo, quadra 55, Nr. 06 28950000 Buzios, Rio de Janeiro Brazil T: +55 22 999728481

acalvino@habanerofilmsales.com www.habanerofilmsales.com

Fourcolours Films

Jl. Retno Dumilah 21 B Kotagede 55171 Yogyakarta Indonesia T: +62 274 412313

Hamdan, Lawrence Abu

info@fourcoloursfilms.com www.fourcoloursfilms.com

113 Dalston Lane Hackney E8 1NH London United Kingdom T: +44 7976971969

lawrenceabuhamdan@gmail.com

Fuadi, Yusron

Rt/w:01/01 Dsn Patuk, Desa Patuk, Kec Patuk Kab Gunungkidul 55862 DIY Indonesia T: +62 87 738173329

Harahan, Seamus

akasacara.film@gmail.com www.akasacarafilm.blogspot.com

Gaga Corporation

2-22-18,Tokyo Building, Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku 107-0062 Tokyo Japan T: +81 3 57867135 intl@gaga.co.jp www.gaga.co.jp

flat 6 64 henderson avenue BT15 5FQ Belfast, Northern Ireland United Kingdom T: +44 7 715545641

s_harahan@hotmail.com

Harrison, Vashti

25399 The Old Road Apt 8-103 91381 Stevenson Ranch USA T: +1 7577105024 vashticharrison@gmail.com www.vashtiharrison.com

Hartung, Tommy

Galerie Juliette Jongma

Gerard Doustraat 128 A 1073 VX Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 4636904 info@juliettejongma.com www.juliettejongma.com

Garça Torta

Rua silveira lobo, 131/202 52061-030 Recife Brazil T: +55 81 30193207

garcatortafilmes@gmail.com

2018 grove street 11385 ridgewood USA T: +1 212 2039674

hartung.tommy@gmail.com

Harvard Film Archive

24 Quincy Street MA 02138 Cambridge USA T: +1 617 4966604

hguest@fas.harvard.edu www.hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

Hautlesmains Productions

13 bis Route de Vienne 69007 Lyon France T: +33 6 68175187

Ginzburg, Anton

anton@antonginzburg.com www.antonginzburg.com

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Hawkins, Gary

Global Screen GmbH

Fiore Leone

180 Park Row apartment 5C 10038 New York USA T: +1 212 729 6886

Girardet, Christoph

Vossstrasse 46 30161 Hannover Germany T: +49 511 3881323

cineinfo@finecut.co.kr www.finecut.co.kr

ADDRESSES PRINT & SALES

contact@ hautlesmainsproductions.fr www.hautlesmainsproductions.fr

1317 West Pettigrew St. 27705 Durham USA T: +1 336 9062433 HBO Europe

Riadó utca 5. 1026 Budapest Budapest Hungary T: +36 1 3723700 www.hbo-europe.com

HBO Inc.

1100 Ave. of the Americas, Suite 1510 10036 New York USA T: +1 212 512 1000 www.hbo.com

Heide, Sara van der

Sarphatistraat 141 B 1018 GD Amsterdam Netherlands

mail@saravanderheide.nl

Heure Exquise!

rue de Normandie Le Fort – Court Sud 1th floor 59370 Mons En Baroeul France T: +33 3 20432432 contact@exquise.org www.heure-exquise.org

HfbK Hamburg

Averhoffstrasse 38 22058 Hamburg Germany T: +49 40 4289890

presse@hf bk.hamburg.de

Hide Project Films

Jl. Sirsak Gg. Mangga No.21 Jagakarsa, Jakarta Selatan 12620 Jakarta Indonesia T: +62 21 78883553 suryowiyogo@ hideprojectfilms.com www.hideprojectfilms.com

Hjort Guttu, Ane

Bølerlia 109 0689 Oslo Norway T: +47 99258097

ane@anehjortguttu.net www.anehjortguttu.net

Homemade Films

Koniari Street 3 11471 Athens Greece T: +30 21 30415200

info@homemadefilms.gr www.homemadefilms.gr

Hsu, John

4F, 117, Linko St., Xinyi Dist. 11081 Taipei Taiwan T: +886 926 356652 ck1109@gmail.com

Hyunjin Cinema

Seoul South Korea T: +82 2 6207 4705

formovie@naver.com

Ibidem Films

5328 rue de Mentana, apt. 2 H2J3C5 Montreal Canada T: +1 312 2911763 info@ibidemfilms.org www.ibidemfilms.org

Ila Palma

Via Filippo Corridoni 14 00195 Roma Italy T: +39 333 2521232

ilapalmaproduzioni@gmail.com www.ilapalmaproduzioni.com

44TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

Leidsestraat 106-IV 1017PG Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 6248395

2422 1/2 Glover Pl 90031 Los Angeles USA T: +16 16 5608391 Kinoklub Zagreb

Indie Sales

Trg zrtava fasizma 14 10000 Zagreb Croatia T: +385 1 46 12 548

32 rue Washington 75008 Paris France T: +31 1 44830227

kkz@kkz.hr www.kkz.hr

info@indiesales.eu www.indiesales.eu

Kinology

Indiestory Inc.

4FL., BaekAk Bldg., 135-4, Tongin-dong, Jongno-gu 110-043 Seoul South Korea T: +82 2 7226051 indiestory@indiestory.com www.indiestory.com

Interakt

30 rue Moret 75011 Paris France T: +33 9 51474344

festivals@kinology.eu www.kinology.eu

Klotz, Thomas

France

sunrise@sunrise-films.com

Singel 360 1016 AG Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 6237982

Knibbe, Morgan

Hasebroekstraat 85-2 1053 CR Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 6 811467876

interakt@interakt.nl www.interakt.nl

Jan Nemec Film

mork@workofmork.nl www.workofmork.nl

Národni 34 110 00 Prague 1 Czech Republic T: +42 732547487

Köhn, Steffen

Donaustrasse 6 12043 Berlin Germany T: +49 17697322695

jnf@ volny.cz

K5 International

Konradinstr. 5 81543 Munich Germany T: +49 89 375055910

steffenkoehn@googlemail.com

Komljen, Dane

info@k5international.com www.k5international.com

Kamias Overground

69 Rue des Arts 59100 Roubaix France T: +381 64 5144584

danekomljen@gmail.com

23-F Kamias Road Barangay Pinyahan, Metro Manila 1102 Quezon City Philippines T: +63 2 9904257

Korean Film Archive

office@kamiasoverground.com www.kamiasoverground.com

Kaul, Shambhavi

1602, DMC, Sangamdong, Mapo-gu 120-270 Seoul South Korea T: +82 2 31532001 kofa@koreafilm.or.kr www.koreafilm.org

Kourkouta, Maria

918 N Mangum St 27701 Durham USA T: +1 919 5979327

shambhavikaul@me.com www.shambhavikaul.com

18, rue Dupetit-Thouars 75003 Paris France T: +33 61 8436322 entr.acte95@gmail.com

Kawai, Masami

Kristinsson, Kris

masami.kawai@gmail.com

kriskristinsson@gmail.com www.kristinsson.com

2906 3rd street #9 90405 Santa Monica USA T: + 213 8208101 Kazak Productions

9 rue Reaumur 75003 Paris France T: +33 1 48243057

Kuhn, Doris

info@kazakproductions.fr

KeyDocs

Van Diemenstraat 332 1013 CR Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 4222607 info@keydocs.nl www.keydocs.nl

KIDAM

8 rue Edouard Robert 75012 Paris France T: +33 1 46285317 kidam@kidam.net www.kidam.net

Nieuwe Prinsengracht 68 1018VT Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 6 27568187

Tegernseer Landstr. 45 81541 München Germany T: +49 89 5234 897

d.kuhn@muenchen-mail.de

L´Agence du court métrage

2, rue de Tocqueville 75017 Paris France T: +33 1 44692606 info@agencecm.com www.agencecm.com

La Distributrice de Films

207 Chemin du Lac à la Truite J1X 6J6 Mount Orford Canada T: +1 514 5779389 info@ladistributrice.ca www.ladistributrice.ca

2 Rue Jules Siegfried 75010 Paris France T: +33 6 58260593

Lanzadera Films

Torrecilla del Leal, 32 2ºA 28012 Madrid Spain T: +34 66 7979620 office@lanzaderafilms.com www.lanzaderafilms.com

Larose, Alexandre

1028 rue Saint-Philippe H4C 2W3 Montreal, QC Canada T: +1 514 743 0698 alex_larose@hotmail.com

Le Pacte

5 rue Darcet 75017 Paris France T: +33 1 44695959

contact@le-pacte.com www.le-pacte.com

Les Films du Bal

10 rue de Paradis Atelier Paradis SCM 75010 Paris France T: +33 6 12433175

lesfilmsdubal@yahoo.fr

Les Films du Sablier

11, chemin de la Warte 7181 Feluy Belgium T: +32 6 7485595 sablier@skynet.be www.filmsdusablier.com

Lie, Naomi

Jln. Daan Mogot Komplek Rasa Sayang blok B7 11460 Jakarta Barat Indonesia T: +62 821 14713603 naomi.lie@gmail.com

LifeLike Pictures

Jl. Taman Kebon Sirih 2 No.7 10250 Jakarta Indonesia T: +62 21 3142309 ll2911@yahoo.com www.pintuterlarang.com

Light Cone Distribution

157 rue de Crimée Atelier 105 75019 Paris France T: +33 1 46590153

lightcone@lightcone.org www.lightcone.org

Lilja, Juha info@apn201.com LIMA

Arie Biemondstraat 111 1054 PD Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 3892030 info@li-ma.nl www.li-ma.nl

Lombardi, Joanna

Perez Roca 220 BarrancoLima Peru T: +51 1 4213897 joanna@tondero.com.pe

Lotte Entertainment

4th floor, Lotte Castle Gold Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu 138-727 Seoul South Korea T: +82 2 3470 3540 r333@lotte.net www.lotte.net

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ADDRESSES PRINT & SALES

Louis B James Gallery

Mateo Film, LLC

143b Orchard St 10002 New York USA T: +1 212533 4670

527 Molino Street Unit 121 90013 Los Angeles USA T: +1 310 4319273

info@Louisbjames.com www.louisbjames.com

info@mateofilm.com www.mateofilm.com

Luo Li Films leeandluo@gmail.com luolifilms.wordpress.com

Matyunina, Lyubov

LUX

3rd Floor, 18 Shacklewell Lane E8 2EZ London United Kingdom T: +44 20 75033980 distribution@lux.org.uk www.lux.org.uk

Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10 studio 19 1065 AS Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 64 3584598 lubudubum@gmail.com

Maximage

Neugasse 6 8005 CH Zurich Switzerland T: +41 1 2748866

MacGarry, Michael

12 Hope Road Mountain View 2192 Johannesburg South Africa T: +27 832715018

info@maximage.ch www.maximage.ch

mike@mod-am.com www.alltheorynopractice.com

Mack, Jodie

14 Summer St, #1 NH 03766 Lebanon USA T: +1 773 5952312

McLean, Jesse

3202 Friendship Street 52245 Iowa City USA T: +1 412 3345871 jessemclean@gmail.com www.jessemclean.com

Media Luna New Films

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 38 / 6th Floor 50672 Cologne Germany T: +49 22 151091891

jodienmack@gmail.com www.jodiemack.com

Magdy, Basim

Klingentalgraben 15 4057 Basel Switzerland T: +41 78 9099137

info@medialuna.biz www.medialuna.biz

basim.magdy@yahoo.com www.basimmagdy.com

Magnolia Pictures

49 West 27th Street, 7th Floor NY 10001 New York USA T: +1 212 9246701 acquisitions@magpictures.com www.magpictures.com

Mandala Films Company

1 Dinara Asanova str.Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

Mekuria Productions

81 Orchard Street MA 02130 Jamiaca Plain, Massachusetts USA T: +1 617 5245028 salemm@gmail.com

Memento Films International

9 Cité Paradis 75010 Paris France T: +33 1 53349020

ratma.luusar@gmail.com www.sadokmovie.com

sales@memento-films.com www.international. memento-films.com

Mandragora

Memy, Amour Sauveur

4 Ghe.Bratianu St, Apt.2 011413 Bucharest Romania T: +40 21 2220558 office@mandragora.ro www.mandragora.ro

m-appeal

Prinzessinnenstrasse 16 10969 Berlin Germany T: +49 30 61507505

berlinoffice@m-appeal.com www.m-appeal.com

Margreiter, Dorit

Bandgasse 28/37 1070 Vienna Austria T: +43 6 603481984

Marxt, Lukas

Rue du Marteau 35 1000 Brussels Belgium T: +436504878914

lukasmarxt@gmail.com

Metahaven office@metahaven.net www.metahaven.net/ Site/Metahaven.html Michigan Films

Rue d’Andenne 1 1060 Brussel Belgium T: +32 478 985233 Minimal Animal

263 Bellman Ave. Rhode Isl 02889 Warwick USA T: +1 401 3013111 tammymariedudman@ gmail.com www.tmarie.us

amour77k@gmail.com

info@michiganfilms.be

studio@doritmargreiter.net www.doritmargreiter.net

Marie, T.

Case J388V OCH 242 BRAZZAVILLE Congo-Brazzaville T: +242 06 6548063

61 Sukhumwit 81 Prakaong Wattana 10260 Bangkok Thailand T: +66 82 3311760

yossyoss@hotmail.com www.sorayos.blogspot.com

Mira Filmes

Rua Itápolis, 1651 01245-000 São Paulo Brazil T: +55 11 30310687

contato@mirafilmes.net

MK2

55 rue Traversière 75012 Paris France T: +33 1 44673000 intlsales@mk2.com www.mk2.com

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ADDRESSES PRINT & SALES

M-Line Distribution

6F Samhwa Bldg 536 Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu 135-889 Seoul South Korea T: +82 2 7962425

sales@mline-distribution.com www.mline-distribution.com

Mocushura

702-717, 77, Jingwan 4-ro Enpyeong-gu 122-737 Seoul South Korea T: +82 2 3572019

studio.mocushura@gmail.com www.mocushura.com

Mongrel International

1028 Queen Street West M6J1H6 Toronto Canada T: +1 416 5169775 international@ mongrelmedia.com www.mongrelmedia.com

Monosov, Rachel

Minimenstraat 46 1000 Brussel Belgium T: +32 04 88219919

rmonosov@icloud.com www.rachelmonosov.com

Monster Pictures

741 Rathdowne Street 3054 Carlton North Australia T: +61 3 93477282

neil@monsterpictures.com.au www.monsterpictures.com.au

Moon Road Films

b33 KN 47 STREET b2401 Kigali Rwanda T: +197 213 4250

antonio@moonroafilms.com www.moonroadfilms.com

Mosfilm Cinema Concern

Mosfilmovskaya Street 1 119992 Moscow Russia T: +7 495 1439345 referent@mosfilm.ru http://www.mosfilm.ru/

Mosquito Films Distribution

55/105 Soi Ladprao 88 (Orapin) Wangtonglang 10310 Bangkok Thailand T: +66 81 4358765 info@mosquitofilmsdistribution.com mosquitofilmsdistribution.com

Mul, Geert

Ruivenstraat 23 3036dc Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 6 55886697 geert@mul.nl www.geertmul.nl

Nabis Filmgroup S.R.L

Ravignani 1858 8A 1414 – CABA Buenos Aires Argentina T: +54 911 49457307 info@nabisfilm.com www.nabisfilm.com

Naimi, Peiman

National Film Board of Canada

3155 Côte-de-Liesse Road H4N 2N4 Montreal Canada T: +1 514 2839133 festivals@nf b.ca www.nf b.ca

National Film Development Corporation India

6th Floor, Discovery of India Building Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Beasent Road, Worli 400018 Mumbai India T: +91 22 24951455 nfdc@nfdcindia.com www.nfdcindia.com

NDM International Sales

Sultepec 47, Hipodromo Condesa 06170 Mexico City Mexico T: +55 52 739307

ndm.sales@mantarraya.com www.mantarraya.com

Negativ

zuzana@negativ.cz www.negativ.cz

Dries van der Vlerkstraat 143 3063 RC Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 6 24238521 neon@neonmedia.nl www.neonmedia.nl

Neozoon

Foerstereistr. 19 01099 Dresden Germany T: +49 351 87458711

anjadornieden@gmail.com www.ojoboca.com

Olivares Capelle, Maria Luz

Burggasse 25 / 2 1070 Wien Austria T: +43 680 5021 551

luzolivares@hotmail.com www.luzolivarescapelle. com/apariciones

Oliveira, André Luiz

CA O5, ConjE, Bloco 1, Sala 774 71503-505 Brasilia Brazil T: +2155 61 30332702

Bergweg 211 3037 EJ Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 10 4233563

lennyoosterwijk@tiscali.nl

Oration Films

Pathé International

2 rue Lamenais 78008 Paris France T: +33 1 71723305

Netzhammer, Yves

Albisreiderstrasse 305 8047 Zurich Switzerland T: +41 44 2718151

sales@patheinternational.fr www.patheinternational.com

Patra Spanou Film Marketing & Consulting

info@netzhammer.com www.netzhammer.com

New Morning Films

16 rue de l’Ancienne Comédie 75006 Paris France T: +33 6 22172917

germain@newmorningfilms.com www.newmorningfilms.com

Nikkatsu Corporation

3-28-12 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku 113-0033 Tokyo Japan T: +81 3 56891014 international@nikkatsu.co.jp www.nikkatsu.com

Non-Aligned Films

Valjevska 8 26000 Pancevo Serbia T: +381 62 404362

info@nonalignedfilms.com www.nonalignedfilms.com

peiman.naimi@gmail.com

int@nfi.no www.nfi.no/english

Nance, Terence

Novanima

44TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

Mahlower Strasse 31 12049 Berlin Germany T: +49 30 89202111

timothy@orationfilms.com www.orationfilms.com

mail@neozoon.org www.neozoon.org

contact@novanima.com www.novanima.fr

OJOBOCA

136 S. Sierra Madre Blvd CA 91107 Pasadena USA T: +1 626 3530232

Norwegian Film Institute

terence@mvmt.com www.terencenance.com

raspoetin55@gmail.com

Oosterwijk, Lenny

Neon Media

30, rue des Mobiles 24000 Périgueux France T: +33 5 53352012

info@obrother.be www.obrother.be

Oliver, Julian julian@julianoliver.com

No. 6,Vafa Alley,Golriz Ave., Shoa Sqr., Ghaem Magham St.,Tehran,Iran 1589615441 Tehran Iran T: +98 21 88812991

627 Hancock St. #3 11233 Brooklyn, NY USA T: +1 347 4162497

Pieters, Jaap

17 Mont-Saint-Martin 4000 Liège Belgium T: +32 42 324050

alocinesom@gmail.com

Ostrovní 30 110 00 Prague Czech Republic T: +420 608 141437

Filmens Hus, Dronningensgate 16 N-0152 Oslo Norway T: +47 2 2474500

O’Brother Distribution

Yorck Strasse 22 40476 Düsseldorf Germany T: +49 15 201987294

spanoupa@yahoo.de www.patraspanou.wordpress.com

Pettengill, Sierra

377 Argyle Road #4A 11218 Brooklyn USA T: +1 857 4980650

sierrapettengill@gmail.com

PFFR

223 14th Street 11215 Brooklyn USA T: +1 718 5990160

Ferdinand Bolstraat 86-3 1072 LN Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 6797854 Pijnappel, Pablo

Paula Freitas 32/1101 22041-010 Rio de Janeiro Brazil T: + 55 21 2547 6249 post@pablopijnappel.com

Pong, Elodie

Thurwiesenstrasse 21 8037 Zurich Switzerland T: +41 79 6264222 info@elodiepong.net www.elodiepong.net

Popov Film

Delftsestraat 25 3013 AD Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 10 4122909 info@popovfilm.nl www.popovfilm.nl

Portugal Film

Casa do Cinema, Rua da Rosa, 277, 2º – Sala 1.4 1200-385 Lisboa Portugal T: +35 12 13158399 dir.portugalfilm@ indielisboa.com www.indielisboa.com

Poulet-Malassis

41 bis Quai de la Loire A 304 75019 Paris France T: +33 6 47826890

info@pouletmalassis.com www.pouletmalassis.com

Premium Films

6 rue Desargues 75011 Paris France T: +33 1 42770639

kasia.karwan@ premium-films.com www.premium-films.com

Protagonist Pictures

42-48 Great Portland Street W1W 7NB London United Kingdom T: +44 20 77349000

info@protagonistpictures.com www.protagonistpictures.com

Public Studio

1575 Dundas St West Unit 1 M6K1T9 Toronto Canada T: +16 47 9903495 elle@publicstudio.ca

Queens College

504 Grand Street #A35 10002 New York USA T: +1 212 6772431

levy.alyson@gmail.com

zoe@zoebeloff.com www.zoebeloff.com

Phoenix Features

Rafman, Jon

Unit 508 St. John Condominium 139 Scout Rallos Ext. Brgy. Sacred Heart 1103 Quezon City Philippines T: +63 02 411 5631 aalixjr@gmail.com

Picture Palace Pictures

P.O. Box 645 Prince Street NY 10012 New York USA T: +1 212 2523187

picturepalacesale@yahoo.com www.picturepalacepictures.com

4350 Sherbrooke Street West Apt 213 H3Z 1E3 Montreal Canada T: +1 514 8047288 jonrafman@gmail.com www,jonrafman.com

Ramljak, Ivan

T: +38 591 1734155

ramljakovmail@gmail.com

Rappaport, Mark

16, Crosby Street NY 10013 New York USA T: +33 17 7128216 marrap@noos.fr

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ADDRESSES PRINT & SALES

Ratté, Sabrina

Ruda Cine

sabrinaratte@gmail.com www.sabrinaratte.com

ruda@rudacine.com.ar www.rudacine.com.ar

5198 Rivard H2J2P1 Montréal Canada T: +1 514 6594431

Elcano 3154 pb 2 1426 Buenos Aires Argentina T: +54 911 59774043

Re:Voir

Russell, Ben

43 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin 75010 Paris France T: +33 9 54225111

116 Bd du Charonne 75020 Paris France T: +1 917 4362883 br@dimeshow.com www.dimeshow.com

info@re-voir.com www.re-voir.com

Rebbit Pictures / Central Weather Bureau Taiwan

3F, #1, Ln,178, Minsheng W. Rd. Datong Dist. 103 Taipei Taiwan T: +886 915 028975

Samovar productions

24 rue d’Aguesseau 92100 Boulogne Billancourt France T: +33 6 15193896 ctroubetzkoy@hotmail.com

Satz, Aura

9 Lidfield Rd. N16 9NA London United Kingdom T: +44 7 905118168

uilin@redpictures.com

Reel Suspects

42 rue René Boulange 75010 Paris France T: +33 1 58514295

aurasatz@onetel.com www.iamanagram.com

Saw Tiong Guan

B6-6, Gardenia Court, No 1 Jalan SG 9/21 Taman Seri Gombak 68100 Selangor Malaysia T: +60 145487990

info@reelsuspects.com www.reelsuspects.com

Reinke, Steve

2040 W Farragut #2 60625 Chicago, IL USA T: +1 773 567 5330

saw_tiongguan@hotmail.com

SCCA/pro.ba

spreinke@gmail.com www.stevereinke.com

Rise and Shine

Schlesische Strasse 29/30 10997 Berlin Germany T: +49 30 47372980

info@riseandshine-berlin.de www.kloosundco.de

Robertis, Deborah De

Luxembourg

Cumurija 3 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina T: +387 61 188869 office@pro.ba www.pro.ba

Schaller, Evamaria

Weidengasse 42 50668 Cologne Germany T: +49 163 2120827

deborah185@hotmail.com

mail@efeumaria.com www.efeumaria.com

Rodeo

Schulnik, Allison

123 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EW London United Kingdom T: +44 207 4399777 info@rodeo-gallery.com www.rodeo-gallery.com

2057 Cerro Gordo St 90039 Los Angeles USA T: +1 213 4071737

info@allisonschulnik.com

SDI Productions / Scottish Documentary Institute

Rosa Filmes

Largo Maria Isabel Aboim Inglês, nº 2-B 1400-244 Lisboa Portugal T: +351 910 013420

Evolution House, 78 West Port EH1 2LE Edinburgh United Kingdom T: +44 131 6515873

comunicacao@rosafilmes.pt www.rosafilmes.pt

Rose, Rachel

info@scottishdocinstitute.com www.scottishdocinstitute.com

Seashore Image Productions

2F., No.14, Ln. 167, Jing’an Rd. Zhonghe District 23571 New Taipei City Taiwan T: +886 2 89434323

Rachel Rose- APT 4 108 Bowery 10013 New York USA T: + 917 825 6889

starkid22@gmail.com

rachelrose0@gmail.com www.rachellrose.com

Seville International

Rosen, Roee

POB 326 Shvil Klipot HaTapuzim 20 60910 Bnei Zion Israel T: +972 9 7439947 agrosen@netvision.net.il www.roeerosen.com

147 St-Paul O.bur. 200 H2Y 1Z5 Montreal, Quebec Canada T: +1 514 8411910 internationalsales@ sevillepictures.com www.sevillepictures.com

Shady Lane Productions

Rosselli, Hernán

Hortiguera 1512 C1406CMF Buenos Aires Argentina T: +54 11 43826812

hernan.rosselli@gmail.com

Leipziger Strasse 40 10117 Berlin Germany T: +49 30 60923976

info@shadylaneproductions.co.uk www.shadylaneproductions.co.uk

ADDRESSES PRINT & SALES

Sheinberg, Chen

5 Kalisher St. PO Box 29818 65257 Tel Aviv Israel T: +972 3 6055641

chennsh@netvision.net.il www.cca.org.il

Shellac Sud

Friche la Belle de Mai 41 rue Jobin 13003 Marseille France T: +33 4 95049592

contact@shellac-altern.org www.shellac-altern.org

Shiwei, Ding

NO.352 Xiangshan Street Zhuantang Town,Hangzhou City,China 310024 Hangzhou China T: +86 15088640954 dingshiweiart@foxmail.com www.dingshiwei.com

Showbox/Mediaplex, Inc

2F Mediaplex 177-2 Dogok-Dong, Gangnam-Gu 135-270 Seoul South Korea T: +82 2 32185636

sales@showbox.co.kr www.showbox.co.kr

Sigga Björg Sigur ardóttir

Barónsstígur 23 101 Reykjavík Iceland T: +354 695 9303

siggabjorg@gmail.com www.siggabjorg.net

Silk Road Film Salon BV

President Brandstraat 13 1091 XD Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 6 53488758 jia@silkroadfilmsalon.com

Silverosa Film AB

Kungsholmsgatan 38 11227 Stockholm Sweden T: +46 70 9667286 anna@silverosafilm.se www.silverosafilm.se

Silvestrov, Andrey

Pravda st,7/9-268 125124 Moscow Russia T: +7 926 0481612 a1v2s3@gmail.com www.cnftm.ru

Sine Olivia Pilipinas

Unit 307, Alicante Towers, Marquinton Residences, Sto. Nino 1800 Marikina City Philippines T: +63 919 5256730

hazelorencio@gmail.com

Sinwattanakul, Nitas

518/755 The room ratchadaratproa Jatujak 10900 Bangkok Thailand T: +66 88 0811063

resulfing@gmail.com

SIR

Eendrachtsstraat 10 3012 XL Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 10 4763911

office@ sculptureinternationalrotterdam.nl sculptureinternationalrotterdam.nl

sixpackfilm

Neubaugasse 45/13 1070 Vienna Austria T: +43 1 5260990

office@sixpackfilm.com www.sixpackfilm.com

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Sniadecki, J.P.

Stray Dogs

The Match Factory

jpsniadecki@gmail.com

nathan@stray-dogs.com

info@matchfactory.de www.the-match-factory.com

209 Cascadilla St #2 14850 Ithaca USA T: +1 269 2672335

15 rue Chevert 75007 Paris France T: +33 6 59941284

Snow, Michael

Studio Ancarani

snowmic@gmail.com

info@yuriancarani.com www.yuriancarani.com

176 Cottingham st M4V 1C5 Toronto Canada T: +1 416 9221477

corso garibaldi 42 20121 Milano Italy T: +39 333 1712591

Sociedade Óptica Técnica, Optec

Studio Bang

105 west Island ave 55401 Minneapolis USA T: +1 612 8682825

Avenida Liberdade Centro Comercial Palladium-lojas 39/40 1269-146 Lisbon Portugal T: +35 12 13426553

studiobang9@gmail.com

filmes@optec.pt www.optec.pt

Studio één

Postbus 906 2501 CX Den Haag Netherlands T: +31 6 21877936

Soldat, Jan

Dunckerstr. 84 10437 Berlin Germany T: +49 176 82177630

karel@artistfilm.org www.artistfilm.org

jan.soldat@yahoo.de

Subobscura Films

Solh, Mounira Al

Mar Mikhael Ennaher, Beirut Al Qabiyyat Street, Armenian Church building, last floor right no zipcode Beirut Lebanon T: +96 13928735 mouniramounira@hotmail.com www.mouniraalsolh.com

Solipso Film

Via G.Battista Tiepolo 11 00196 Roma Italy Some Shorts

St. Annastraat 149 6524ER Nijmegen Netherlands T: +31 6 22076717

Auhofstrasse 43 1130 Wien Austria T: +49 15 142336304

info@subobscurafilms.com www.subobscurafilms.com

Sukrow, Robert dersuk@gmx.de Supernova

466 North Salina St. apt.4 13203 Syracuse USA T: +1 5189616683 bori999@gmail.com boryanarossa.com

Swedish Film Institute

Filmhuset, Borgvägen 1-5 10252 Stockholm Sweden T: +46 8 6651100

info@someshorts.com www.someshorts.com

info@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Spectre Productions

6 rue Georges Gershwin 75012 Paris France T: +33 6 20432860 production@spectreproductions.com

Szlam, Malena

7729, rue St-Dominique H2R 1X6 Montreal, Quebec Canada T: +1 514 5269960 szlammalena@gmail.com

Stapel, Rosie

Takami Productions

Rochussenstraat 369 3023 DJ Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 6 28408401

rosiestapel@me.com www.rosiestapel@me.com

Stardust Pictures Inc.

19 rue de la Tour d’Auvergne 75009 Paris France T: +33 1 42935664 distribution@takamiproductions.com www.takami-productions.com

3F Takeda Dai-Ni Bld. 2-3-3 Ebisu-Nishi Shibuya-Ku 150 0021 Tokyo Japan T: +31 20 1234567

Teddy Bear Films

Stigter, Bianca

teddyfilms@naver.com www.teddybearfilms.kr

so@stardustpictures.co.jp

Ceintuurbaan 306 II 1072 GL Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 4273722

The Film Sales Company

165 Madison Avenue 33rd Street Suite 601 NY 10016 New York USA T: +1 212 4815020

b.stigter@nrc.nl http://www.nrc.nl

Stinking Heaven, Inc.

79 Rogers Ave, #3 11216 Brooklyn USA T: +1 516 7763343

contact@filmsalescorp.com www.filmsalescorp.com

rwolther@gmail.com

The Gilded Perch LLC

C/O Baked FX 3750 Robertson Boulevard 90232 Culver City, CA USA T: +1 310 8690262

Stratman, Deborah

1958 W. Walnut St. 60612 Chicago, IL USA T: +1 312 2431227

B-702, Munyoung Mountain 2 cha, Jeungsan Ro 9 gil 13 Eun-Pyung gu 122 935 Seoul South Korea T: +82 10 47584471

delta@pythagorasfilm.com www.pythagorasfilm.com

Balthasarstrasse 79-81 50670 Cologne Germany T: +49 22 15397090

The National Film School of Denmark

Theodor Christensens Plads 1 1437 Copenhagen K Denmark T: +45 26 340497 infoz@filmskolen.dk www.filmskolen.dk/english

The Open Reel

Via Genè 4 10152 Torino Italy T: +33 18 0180630

cs@theopenreel.com http://www.theopenreel.com

Ting Min-Wei

110 Eng Neo Ave 289568 Singapore Singapore T: +65 00 64694072 mwting@gmail.com

Toho Co., Ltd.

1-2-2 Yurakucho Chiyodaku 100-8415 Tokyo Japan T: +81 3 35913530 tohointl@toho.co.jp www.toho.co.jp

Tollenaere, Isabelle

Haantjeslei 144 2018 Antwerpen Belgium T: +32 485 621648

isabelletollenaere@hotmail.com

Tomonari Nishikawa

937 Lehigh Avenue 13850 Vestal, NY USA T: +1 607 2409568

tomonarinishikawa@gmail.com www.tomonarinishikawa.com

Tondero Films

bartolome herrera 177 miraflores 18 lima Peru T: +51 1 965357602

miguel@tondero.com.pe

Topázio Filmes

Praça Eugênio Jardim, 34, 1002 22061040 Rio de Janeiro Brazil T: +55 21 32586016

mestredoterrir@yahoo.com.br

Tournage3000

8 rue du Conservatoire 75009 Paris France T: +33 6 63429086 info@tournage3000.org www.tournage3000.org

TPG Films

3 Me Linh, D. Binh Thanh, Ward 19 NA Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam T: +84 904 427423 hello@teepeegee.com www.teepeegee.com

Trench Film Group

162-2 Beixiaoyuan, Yu Dai Street, Tongzhou Dist 101101 Beijing China T: +86 18 610798165

juanqi010@163.com www.poetonabusinnesstrip.com

production@ whenmysorrowdied.com

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ADDRESSES PRINT & SALES

TrustNordisk

Vycky Films

Wide Management

info@trustnordisk.com www.trustnordisk.com

contact@vyckyfilms.com

infos@widemanagement.com www.widemanagement.com

Filmbyen 28 2650 Hvidovre Denmark T: +45 36 868788

11, rue Caroline 75017 Paris France T: +33 6 64697945

Wa Entertainment Inc.

Tu i Tam Filmes

Alameda Presidente Taunay 1075 – ap. 101 80430000 Curitiba Brazil T: +55 41 91461365 rafael@tuitamfilmes.com www.tuitamfilmes.com

2-20-8 Terabun 2470064 Kamakura Japan T: +81 9 016021599

kousuke@waentertain.com www.waentertain.com

9 rue Bleue 75009 Paris France T: +33 1 53950464

WideWall Studio

327, Jurong East Street 31, #08-164 600327 Singapore

ghazialqudcy@gmail.com

Wajda Studio

Wiebe, Richard

info@wajdastudio.pl www.wajdastudio.pl/en/ filmography/performer

rhw6487@yahoo.com

ubulibrisrl@gmail.com

UCM Films

Walt Disney Pictures

Ubulibri

Via Amerigo Vespucci, 24 00153 Roma Italy T: +393355273337

76 Yigal Alon St. 67067 Tel Aviv Israel T: +972 3 6276200

Chelmska 21 00-724 Warsaw Poland T: +48 0 501102878

500 S. Buena Vista Street CA 91521 Burbank USA T: +1 818 560 6936

info@ucm-film.com www.ucm-film.com

www.waltdisneystudios.com

Walter, Calum

UFA Fiction GmbH

Alleenstraße 2 71368 Ludwigsburg Germany T: +49 7141 979310

3274 W. Altgeld st. Unit 2 60647 Chicago USA T: +1 720 6847885

Utopie Films

Wang Haolin

info@ufa-fiction.de www.ufa-fiction.de

camalgam@gmail.com www.calumwalter.com

50 rue de Stalingrad 93310 Le Pre Saint Gervais France T: +33 1 42746522 contact@utopiefilms.com www.utopiefilms.com

Van der Hoop Filmproductions

van der Hoopstraat 87hs 1051VD Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 6829982

vanderhoopfilm@planet.nl www.vanderhoopfilm.nl

Video Data Bank (VDB)

Video Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 112 S. Michigan Avenue 60603 Chicago USA T: +1 312 3453550 distro@vdb.org www.vdb.org

Vidéographe

6560, avenue de l’Esplanade, #305 H2V 4L5 Montreal, Québec Canada T: +1 514 8664720 info@videographe.qc.ca www.videographe.qc.ca

Viewpoint Productions

Cruquiusweg 111/C1 1019 AG Amsterdam Netherlands T: +31 20 6363678

173 Richardson Street NY 11222 New York USA T: +1 718 3128210

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lihongk@gmail.com

Wild Bunch

5, rue de La Rochefoucauld Bunch of talents 75009 Paris France T: +33 1 71197777

Wood, Sarah

6 Rivar Place CB1 2PP Cambridge United Kingdom T: 07866812549

sarahmhwood@gmail.com wonderfulworldofwoohoo. blogspot.co.uk/

WORM

Yeager, Matthew

warnerinternational@ warnerbros.com www.warnerbros.com

matteiga@gmail.com

4000 Warner Boulevard 91522 Burbank, CA USA T: +1 818 9546424

Wavelength Pictures

42 Theobalds Road WC1X 8NW London United Kingdom T: +44 7968 772792

john.flahive@ wavelengthpictures.co.uk www.wavelengthpictures.co.uk

Weenink, Suzanne

Postbus 23007 3001 KA Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 6 46903420

291 Nostrand Avenue, #1 11216 Brooklyn USA T: +16126168711

5-7 Hillgate Street W8 7SP London United Kingdom T: +44 20 74948300

info@westendfilms.com www.westendfilms.com

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info@wildbunch.eu www.wildbunch.biz

Warner Bros. Pictures

weixiu@bigcatstudio.co

WestEnd Films

401 Richmond Street West Suite 452 M5V 3A8 Toronto Canada T: +416 351 1317

236 rue St. Martin 75003 Paris France T: +33 6 73182481

Taiwan

westbritni@gmail.com

info@visitfilms.com www.visitfilms.com

Wil Productions

Boomgaardsstraat 71 3012 XA Rotterdam Netherlands T: +31 10 4767832

Wang Wei-Xiu

West, Britni

Visit Films

info@vtape.org www.vtape.org

hejia1223@163.com www.rayproduction.cn

erikstudio@xs4all.nl www.erikvanlieshout.com

info@viewpointdocs.com www.viewpoints.com

Vtape

C-1905, Feng Huang Cheng (Phoenix City), San Yuan Qiao, Chao Yang District 100028 Beijing China T: +86 1013488777689

2902 Linwood Avenue 21234 Parkville USA T: +1 9102329916

filmwerkplaats@worm.org

128 Guernsey St. 1L 11222 Brooklyn USA T: +1 646-263-6127 Yuen, Nina

2 Park Street NJ 07825 Blairstown USA T: +1 91 7586771

ninaoyuen@gmail.com www.ninayuen.info

YXY Productions Inc

4011 Hastings St V5C 2J1 Burnaby Canada T: +1 6047198412

galen@radius-squared.com

Zapruder

Via Garibaldi 59 47020 Roncofreddo Italy T: +39 347 7699590 azapruder@libero.it www.zapruderie.com

Zuidenwind Filmprodukties

Postbus 4803 4803ER Breda Netherlands T: +31 76 5140871

info@zuidenwind.nl zuidenwind.nl

Zwartjes, Frans

Adriaan Pauwstraat 11 2582 AM Den Haag Netherlands T: +31 70 3509260 f.zwartjes@casema.nl

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FILM LIST BY COUNTRY

Afghanistan Angelus Novus

Cambodia Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Argentina El Cinco Dos disparos Los hongos Jauja Mauro La mujer de los perros La obra del siglo Parabellum Sand Dollars Australia Charlie’s Country Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Sam Klemke’s Time Machine The Search for Weng Weng Austria Amour fou Apariciones Black Rain White Scars cinéma Detour de force Embargo Exhibition Talk Ich seh, Ich seh Mobilisierung der Träume Moon Blink natural history Parabellum Sexy White Coal Die Wilderin vom Montafon Zement Belgium Atlantic. Battles Black Ego Sumo Version 2 Hotel Red Shoes I comme Iran In Waking Hours In Waking Hours (1632 - 1852 - 1978) Kosmos Melody Relief The Second of August sequenza The Sky Above Us Tussen 10 en 12 The Visitor Vita brevis

China A Corner of Heaven Erdos Rider Father and Sons The Golden Era Goodbye Utopia The Iron Ministry Li Wen at East Lake Poet on a Business Trip

Congo-Brazzaville Epicura Croatia Big Rocks Manjaca No Wolf Has a House The Reaper

Brazil August Winds Blinder The Bull A Copa do Mundo no Recife E The End of an Age I Swear I’ll Leave This Town Lucas Moon Street The Mysterious Death of Pérola Nova Dubai Orgy of the Devil and Other Forbidden Tapes of Ivan Cardoso Quinze Sem coração She Comes Back on Thursday White Out, Black In Zirig dum Brasília - The Art and Dream of Renato Matos

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Chile Dos disparos El legado Lunar Almanac

Colombia Los hongos NN

Bosnia and Herzegovina Foolish Steps of a Fat Cow The Lesson Thursday

Bulgaria The Lesson No Place for Fools

Canada Accent Grave on Ananas As Soon As Weather Will Permit brouillard - passage #14 Colin Is My Real Name La creazione di significato The Dialogues If the bed were water, you could sleep on a wave The Innocents Lovers’ Notebooks Lunar Almanac Mainsqueeze No Men Beyond This Point Paul Sharits Quiet Zone Rib Gets in the Way Room Tone See You Later/Au revoir Sightings: Habitat Speaking into the Air Transatlantique Tu dors Nicole Unmanned Distances

Cuba La obra del siglo Cyprus Impressions of a Drowned Man War Prayer Czech Republic The Monk Toyen Denmark Bridgend Jauja Key House Mirror Snow Speed Walking Stranded in Canton Dominican Republic Sand Dollars Egypt 13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World A 240 Second Analysis of Failure and Hopefulness (with Coke, Vinegar and other Tear Gas Remedies) The All-Hearing Crystal Ball The Dent Investigating the Color Spectrum for the PostApocalyptic Landscape The Many Colors of the Sky

FILM LIST BY COUNTRY

Radiate Forgetfulness My Father Looks for an Honest City Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship Estonia Ash and Money Landscape with Many Moons Ethiopia Crumbs Square Stories Too Finland Crumbs Monologue Three Love Songs Woman and Meat Industry Your Silent Face (fucking finland series) France Aïssa Auld Lang Syne Bailu Dream Becoming Anita Ekberg Black Stone Calling Cambodia 2099 Cela avait commencé par un accident A Corner of Heaven Cosmodrama Docteur Jekyll et les femmes Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll Eden Être vivant Father and Sons La fièvre The Footstones in Night Writing Fort Buchanan Les gants blancs Girlhood The Golden Triangle Heaven Knows What Los hongos I Forgot! L’invention du désert Je suis le peuple Un jeune poète Jo Letters to Max Loin des hommes Men Who Save the World Métamorphoses Mined Soil MY BBY 8L3W The Mysterious Death of Pérola NN The Old Man of Belém Le paradis La perle Petite blonde A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Printemps La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur Reality Réfutation de tous les jugements Return to Aeolus Street Rock on Bones She Walks La société du spectacle This Is My Land Timbuktu Totems Turist Tussen 10 en 12 The Vanity Tables of Douglas Sirk World Brain - Prologue Germany Above and Below Always Here Amour fou

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Anna Atlantic. Der Besuch A Blast Dos disparos Fabric The Farewell Party Die geliebten Schwestern German Angst Los hongos Jesus - Der Film El legado Limbo Die Lügen der Sieger The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness Men Who Save the World Le meraviglie Morgen MY BBY 8L3W Die Narbe Berlin Narbe Deutschland Newstweek NN La obra del siglo Our Body Phoenix A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Primate Colors Raking Light Remake, Remix, Rip-Off Das satanische Dickicht - EINS Die sechste Jahreszeit Super Smile Tomorrow Is Always Too Long Die Wilderin vom Montafon Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark. Wolkenschatten Zement Das Zimmermädchen Lynn Greece A Blast Forever Impressions of a Drowned Man The Lesson Requiem to a Shipwreck Return to Aeolus Street The Sky Above Us Hong Kong The Golden Era Primate Colors

Lola Le meraviglie L’occhio selvaggio Quantum. reCuiem San Siro La scuola d’estate Speak in Tongues Japan As the Gods Will Chigasaki Story Fires on the Plain Get Closer Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory Kingdom of Dreams and Madness La La La at Rock Bottom A Midsummer’s Fantasia Over Your Dead Body sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars Tokyo Tribe Undulant Fever When Marnie Was There The World of Kanako Kyrgyzstan The Move Latvia The Old Jewish Cemetery Lebanon Now Eat My Script Lithuania The Footstones in Night Writing Luxembourg Amour fou Mirroir de l’origine Malaysia Men Who Save the World Past Present River of Exploding Durians The Second Life of Thieves Malta Atlantis Mauritania Timbuktu Mexico Jauja Me quedo contigo Sand Dollars La tirisia

Iceland Brave Men’s Blood A Story of Creation

Morocco Atlantic.

India Court Labour of Love Om Dar-B-Dar Titli

Myanmar Jade Miners The Monk

Indonesia Another Trip to the Moon Lonely Wolf Siti Waiting for News Iran Today Withdrawal Ireland Frank YOU ME AND IT Your Silent Face (fucking finland series) Israel The Farewell Party The Man in the Wall Self-portrait as a Dead Stick Insect Two Women and a Man The Visitor Italy Belluscone. Una storia siciliana La creazione di significato

Netherlands The All-Hearing Angelus Novus Atlantic. Auld Lang Syne Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice The Basement Battles Belfast Boys/Ulster Boys Bis an den Himmel und noch viel mehr The Black Room A Blast Blinder Bloedhond City Rising Conducting Boijmans Crowds Een dag in ‘t jaar Dos disparos Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories Fashion House Marga Weimans Giants

Gluckauf Hearts Know * the Runaway Brides Heraclitus (Installation) Hometown Ik ben Alice It Is Never Too Late to Say Sorry Jauja The Laughter of Things - Piet Zwart Symposium Living Lucas Men Who Save the World Mijn witte hemd Mother Earth Breathing: The Garden Night Soil - Fake Paradise The Old Jewish Cemetery Onder ons Paris Meltdown Perkverwoestingen Playground Portret van een tuin Queen St. W. Requiem to a Shipwreck Schweizer Dachreinigung Shipwreck The Sky Above Us Three Minutes Thirteen Minutes Thirty Minutes Tijd en plaats, een gesprek met mijn moeder Tussen 10 en 12 Het universum van Jaap Pieters La vie de Jean-Marie Voice-Over WERK Who Can Be Happy and Free? [Working Title] Zu Hanne Darboven/ Abschliessend New Zealand Arid Edge The Dark Horse The Port Norway The Footstones in Night Writing Kopfkino A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Shaving the Baroness This Place Is Every Place Turist Untitled (The City at Night) Peru NN Solos Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) Philippines The Day After Desaparadiso From What Is Before The Search for Weng Weng Storm Children - Book One Poland Calling The Performer Sound of My Soul Speak in Tongues Portugal Cavalo Dinheiro The Golden Triangle João Bénard da Costa - Others Will Love the Things I Loved Mined Soil The Old Man of Belém The Wolf’s Lair Romania Before a National Anthem (How Do You Compose a National Anthem Today?) Film Postale - First Chapter It Is a Matter of Learning Hope

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FILM LIST BY COUNTRY

Phalanstere Self-portrait of a Dutiful Daughter Toto and His Sisters We, in the Year 2000 Russia

Angels of Revolution Birmingham Ornament 3D (Fragment 201) Internationale No Place for Fools Today Who Can Be Happy and Free? Rwanda Things of the Aimless Wanderer Serbia Our Body The Sky Above Us Zivan Makes a Punk Festival

Taiwan The Boys from Fengkuei Dust in the Wind First Launch Flowers of Taipei - Taiwan New Cinema Growing Up Jade Miners Kuei-mei, a Woman Run Away The Sandwich Man The Terrorizers Weather Report of the End Thailand Auntie Maam Has Never Had a Passport Chigasaki Story Deleted Endless, Nameless Thursday Vanishing Point

Singapore Foolish Steps of a Fat Cow Granny You’re Dead to Me

Trinidad and Tobago God Loves the Fighter

Slovenia Impressions of a Drowned Man The Reaper

Turkey Remake, Remix, Rip-Off

South Africa The Bridge Excuse Me, While I Disappear Flies. Greetings to the Ancestors Iseeyou

Ukraine The Tribe

South Korea Alive Black Stone Cart Guns and Talks A Hot Roof Made in China Man on High Heels A Matter of Interpretation A Midsummer’s Fantasia Murder, Take One My Son The Quiz Show Scandal The Recipe Righteous Ties Romantic Heaven Set Me Free Someone Grateful + Critics’ Talk Special: Jang Jin We Are Brothers Welcome to Dongmakgol Spain Cábala caníbal Crumbs Magical Girl Sweden Conquering China A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence SLEEP Stranded in Canton This Place Is Every Place Turist Switzerland Above and Below Broken Land Cábala caníbal En Août Everyday Rebellion Online Platform and App Formales Gewissen Je suis une bombe The Liquid Casket/Wilderness of Mirrors Le meraviglie Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship Syria Lovers’ Notebooks

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Tunisia Fort Buchanan

Uganda Kuhani

United Kingdom After After the End Angelus Novus Bela Lugosi’s Dead Beyond Clueless Bitter Lake Catch Me Daddy Chromatic Aberration Departure of All Depositions Dial Tone Drone Dreamcatcher The Duke of Burgundy Eyrie F for Fibonacci Flipped Clock Greetings to the Ancestors I Am a Spy I Feel Love In the Year of the Quiet Sun The Liquid Casket/Wilderness of Mirrors Norfolk NOT AND OR Second Coming Shrugging Offing Sleep Concert Swandown Text Trends Things Things of the Aimless Wanderer To the Editor of Amateur Photographer Tomorrow Is Always Too Long Undead Sun War Book The War Game Weresheglanspertheere Your Silent Face (fucking finland series) Uruguay Parabellum USA 2 Everything 2 Terrible II: Tokyo Drift Accent Grave on Ananas Approaching the Elephant Atlantis Auld Lang Syne Becoming Anita Ekberg THE BIBLE brbxoxo

FILM LIST BY COUNTRY

Buffalo Juggalos Buzzard The Cinema Snowglobe Cover Me Detour de force Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll The Dragon Is the Frame Eager Field Notes Final Flesh Five Year Diary Reels 22, 23 & 80 Gentle A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Glass House Glass House (Installation) Greetings to the Ancestors The Hands of God Heaven Knows What I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff Inherent Vice The Iron Ministry Laggies Life Itself The Liquid Casket/Wilderness of Mirrors LoveSong Mateo A Minute Ago A Most Violent Year My Time in the Cult of Melting Ancestors NAMI natural history Night Noon Night Soil - Fake Paradise The Normal Heart Pan Panchrome I, II, III Park Lanes Pete and Toshi Get a Camera Philosopher’s Walk on the Sublime Raymond Razzle Dazzle The Reagan Shorts Relief Rib Gets in the Way Roger and Me Salomé Second Sighted Senseable City Laboratory Square Stories Too Stinking Heaven The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes Swimming in Your Skin Again Tired Moonlight Transformers: The Premake Two Faces Valedictorian The Vanity Tables of Douglas Sirk War Prayer When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra and the Theremin Will o’ the Wisp Zero Irony

LIST OF PREMIERES

Uzbekistan Pan Vietnam Gentle The Inseminator The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music West Germany Docteur Jekyll et les femmes Yugoslavia Don Kihot

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LIST OF PREMIERES

FEATURE LENGTH

Portret van een tuin

Another Trip to the Moon

Ana Lungu (Romania)

Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice

Marinus Groothof (Netherlands, Belgium, Serbia, Greece)

Battles

Joanna Lombardi (Peru)

Bitter Lake

Nathan Silver (USA)

Black Stone

Nancy Andrews (USA)

WORLD PREMIERE Ismail Basbeth (Indonesia)

Daan Veldhuizen (Netherlands)

Isabelle Tollenaere (Belgium, Netherlands) Adam Curtis (United Kingdom)

Rosie Stapel (Netherlands)

Self-portrait of a Dutiful Daughter The Sky Above Us Solos

Stinking Heaven The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes

Bridgend

Three Minutes Thirteen Minutes Thirty Minutes

The Bull

Valedictorian

Conducting Boijmans

Vanishing Point

Cosmodrama

Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes)

Cover Me

La vie de Jean-Marie

Crumbs

WERK

Een dag in ‘t jaar

White Coal

Desaparadiso

The Wolf’s Lair

Roh Gyeong-Tae (South Korea, France)

Bianca Stigter (Netherlands)

Jeppe Rønde (Denmark)

Matthew Yeager (USA)

Larissa Figueiredo (Brazil) Sonia Herman Dolz (Netherlands) Philippe Fernandez (France)

Jakrawal Nilthamrong (Thailand) Juan Daniel F. Molero (Peru)

Peter van Houten (Netherlands)

Garrett Bradley (USA) Miguel Llansó (Spain, Ethiopia, Finland) Margot Schaap (Netherlands)

Erik van Lieshout (Netherlands) Georg Tiller (Austria) Catarina Mourão (Portugal)

Khavn (Philippines)

Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories Ramón Gieling (Netherlands)

Erdos Rider

Wang Haolin (China)

German Angst

Jörg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski, Andreas Marschall (Germany)

FEATURE LENGTH INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Above and Below

Nicolas Steiner (Switzerland, Germany)

Gluckauf

Brave Men’s Blood

Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory

Broken Land

Remy van Heugten (Netherlands) Lisa Takeba (Japan)

Olaf de Fleur Johannesson (Iceland) Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter (Switzerland)

Hearts Know * the Runaway Brides

Cábala caníbal

Hometown

Calling

Kris Kristinsson (Netherlands)

Daniel V. Villamediana (Spain, Switzerland)

Filmwerkplaats Collective, Lichun Tseng, Nick Aberson, Esther Urlus, Wang Nan (Netherlands)

Marcin Dudziak (Poland, France)

Ik ben Alice

Bruno Safadi, Ricardo Pretti (Brazil)

Sander Burger (Netherlands)

Impressions of a Drowned Man

Kyros Papavassiliou (Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia)

Jade Miners

The End of an Age

I Swear I’ll Leave This Town Daniel Aragão (Brazil)

La La La at Rock Bottom Yamashita Nobuhiro (Japan)

El legado

FEATURE LENGTH EUROPEAN PREMIERE Atlantic.

Jan-Willem van Ewijk (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Morocco)

Key House Mirror

Michael Noer (Denmark)

Landscape with Many Moons Jaan Toomik (Estonia)

Eyrie

Stephen Connolly (United Kingdom)

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

F for Fibonacci

Beatrice Gibson (United Kingdom)

Dreamcatcher

Bob Visser, Maria Visser (Netherlands)

Final Flesh

Michael MacGarry (South Africa)

Forever

Ghazi Alqudcy (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Singapore)

God Loves the Fighter

Emilija Skarnulyte (Lithuania, Norway, France)

The Inseminator

Damian Marcano (Netherlands)

Made in China

Zoe Beloff (USA)

A Midsummer’s Fantasia

Miguel Clara Vasconcelos (Portugal, France)

Narbe Deutschland

Ben Russell (USA, South Africa, United Kingdom)

Burkhard von Harder (Germany)

Heraclitus (Installation)

Orgy of the Devil and Other Forbidden Tapes of Ivan Cardoso

Lenny Oosterwijk (Netherlands)

I Am a Spy

Ivan Cardoso (Brazil)

Sarah Wood (United Kingdom)

River of Exploding Durians

I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining

Edmund Yeo (Malaysia)

Jesse McLean (USA)

Sam Klemke’s Time Machine

In Waking Hours

Matthew Bate (Australia)

Sarah Vanagt, Katrien Vanagt (Belgium)

The Second Life of Thieves

It Is Never Too Late to Say Sorry

Woo Ming Jin (Malaysia)

Marieke van der Lippe (Netherlands)

Set Me Free

The Liquid Casket/Wilderness of Mirrors

Kim Tae-Yong (South Korea)

Paul Clipson (USA, United Kingdom, Switzerland)

Siti

Lovers’ Notebooks

Eddie Cahyono (Indonesia)

Eyad Aljarod, Aliaa Khachouk (Syria, Canada)

Things of the Aimless Wanderer

The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness

John Pirozzi (Cambodia, USA, France) Kim Longinotto (United Kingdom)

Margarita Manda (Greece) Damian Marcano (Trinidad and Tobago)

Kim Dong-Hoo (South Korea) Jang Kun-Jae (South Korea, Japan)

Kivu Ruhorahoza (Rwanda, United Kingdom)

We Are Brothers

SHORT FILMS WORLD PREMIERE Always Here

Belfast Boys/Ulster Boys

Tired Moonlight

Der Besuch

To the Editor of Amateur Photographer

Bis an den Himmel und noch viel mehr

Transatlantique

Black

Undulant Fever

Black Rain White Scars

War Book

The Black Room

Tom Harper (United Kingdom)

Robbie Cornelissen, Kees Went (Netherlands)

When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra and the Theremin

Blinder

Tim Leyendekker (Netherlands, Brazil)

Kevin Jerome Everson (USA)

Robert Nazar Arjoyan (USA)

Bloedhond

The Performer

Zirig dum Brasília - The Art and Dream of Renato Matos

Mees Peijnenburg (Netherlands)

A Copa do Mundo no Recife

Mobilisierung der Träume

Martin Reinhart, Thomas Tode, Manu Luksch (Austria)

La mujer de los perros

Laura Citarella, Verónica Llinás (Argentina)

No Men Beyond This Point Mark Sawers (Canada)

No Place for Fools

François Miron (Canada) Jacopo Quadri (Italy) Britni West (USA)

Luke Fowler, Mark Fell (United Kingdom)

Oleg Mavromatti (Russia, Bulgaria)

Norfolk

Félix Dufour-Laperrière (Canada)

Martin Radich (United Kingdom)

La obra del siglo

Ando Hiroshi (Japan)

Carlos M. Quintela (Cuba, Argentina, Germany)

Parabellum

Lukas Valenta Rinner (Argentina, Austria, Uruguay)

Park Lanes

Maciej Sobieszczanski, Lukasz Ronduda (Poland)

Poet on a Business Trip

André Luiz Oliveira (Brazil)

Ju Anqi (China)

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Giants

The Golden Triangle

Greetings to the Ancestors

Basim Magdy (Egypt, Germany)

Rainer Kohlberger (Austria)

My Time in the Cult of Melting Ancestors Jeremy Couillard (USA)

NAMI

Masami Kawai (USA)

La scuola d’estate

Alain Cavalier (France)

Dré Didderiëns (Netherlands)

The Footstones in Night Writing

Moon Blink

Becoming Anita Ekberg

Mijn witte hemd

Flies.

Filipa César (Portugal, France)

Paul Sharits

Artemio Narro (Mexico)

Fashion House Marga Weimans

Mined Soil

Jang Jin (South Korea)

Bailu Dream

James Benning (USA, Austria)

Sasha Pirker, Lotte Schreiber (Austria)

Glass House

Bui Kim Quy (Vietnam)

Le paradis

Me quedo contigo

Michael MacGarry (South Africa)

Foolish Steps of a Fat Cow

Vernon Chatman (USA)

Auld Lang Syne

Evgeny Ruman (Israel)

Ori Huchi Kozia (Congo-Brazzaville)

Zhang Miaoyan (China, France)

natural history

The Man in the Wall

Epicura

A Corner of Heaven

Aboozar Amini (Netherlands, United Kingdom, Afghanistan)

Guto Parente (Brazil, France)

Johann Lurf (Austria)

Exhibition Talk

Misawa Takuya (Japan, Thailand)

The Mysterious Death of Pérola

Lee Kwang-Kuk (South Korea)

Li Luo (China)

Embargo

Chigasaki Story

Steffen Köhn (Germany)

Li Wen at East Lake

Geert Mul, Michel Banabila (Netherlands)

Excuse Me, While I Disappear

Boo Ji-Young (South Korea)

A Matter of Interpretation

Roberto Anjari-Rossi (Germany, Chile)

Crowds

Cart

Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson (USA)

Midi Z (Taiwan, Myanmar)

LIST OF PREMIERES

Night Soil - Fake Paradise

Angelus Novus

Cindy Jansen (Netherlands, USA, France)

Melanie Bonajo (USA, Netherlands)

No Wolf Has a House Hana Jusic (Croatia)

Onder ons

Guido Hendrikx (Netherlands)

Our Body

Nicolas Boone (France) Mark Rappaport (USA, France) Jaap Pieters (Netherlands)

Dane Komljen (Serbia, Germany)

Perkverwoestingen

Jaap Pieters (Netherlands)

Playground

Gerco de Ruijter (Netherlands)

Primate Colors

Jan Soldat (Germany) Barbara Meter (Netherlands) Anouk De Clercq (Belgium) Lukas Marxt (Austria)

Elke Marhöfer, Mikhail Lylov (Hong Kong, Germany)

Printemps

Jérome Clément-Wilz (France)

Quantum.

Flatform (Italy)

Queen St. W.

Jaap Pieters (Netherlands)

Kleber Mendonça Filho (Brazil)

Quiet Zone

Karl Lemieux, David Bryant (Canada)

The Reagan Shorts Pacho Velez (USA)

Requiem to a Shipwreck

Janis Rafailidou (Greece, Netherlands)

Salomé

Abigail Child (USA)

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LIST OF PREMIERES

Schweizer Dachreinigung

Granny

Die sechste Jahreszeit

The Hands of God

The Second of August

Lonely Wolf

Self-portrait as a Dead Stick Insect

A Minute Ago

She Walks

Monologue

Sightings: Habitat

Moon Street

Speak in Tongues

The Old Jewish Cemetery

Swimming in Your Skin Again

The Port

Thursday

Quinze

Jaap Pieters (Netherlands) Jan Soldat (Germany)

Jonathan van Essche (Belgium) Chen Sheinberg (Israel) Victoria Visco (France)

Kirsten Tan (Singapore) Alyson Levy (USA)

Yusron Fuadi (Indonesia) Rachel Rose (USA) Emilia Ukkonen (Finland)

Sabrina Ratté (Canada)

Larissa Lewandoski, Pedro Gossler (Brazil)

David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi (Italy, Poland) Terence Nance (USA)

Anocha Suwichakornpong, Sejla Kameric (Thailand, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Tijd en plaats, een gesprek met mijn moeder Martijn Veldhoen (Netherlands)

Het universum van Jaap Pieters Barbara den Uyl (Netherlands)

The Vanity Tables of Douglas Sirk Mark Rappaport (USA, France)

The Visitor

Rachel Monosov (Belgium, Israel)

Vita brevis

Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands, Latvia) Gavin Hipkins (New Zealand) Maurílio Martins (Brazil)

Razzle Dazzle Jodie Mack (USA)

Second Sighted

Deborah Stratman (USA)

Snow

Laurits Flensted-Jensen (Denmark)

Speaking into the Air

Pablo Alvarez-Mesa (Canada)

Square Stories Too

Salem Mekuria (Ethiopia, USA)

This Place Is Every Place

Thierry Knauff (Belgium)

Ane Hjort Guttu (Norway, Sweden)

Voice-Over

Roy Villevoye (Netherlands)

War Prayer

Richard Wiebe (USA, Cyprus)

Weather Report of the End John Hsu (Taiwan)

World Brain - Prologue

Gwenola Wagon, Stéphane Degoutin (France)

Your Silent Face (fucking finland series) Seamus Harahan (Ireland, Finland, United Kingdom)

Zero Irony

Undead Sun

Louise Wilson, Jane Wilson (United Kingdom)

Untitled (The City at Night) Ane Hjort Guttu (Norway)

Waiting for News

Yandy Laurens (Indonesia)

Weresheglanspertheere

Sebastian Buerkner (United Kingdom)

Withdrawal

Peiman Naimi, Fahimeh Aghahasani (Iran)

You’re Dead to Me

Gary Hawkins (USA)

Zu Hanne Darboven/Abschliessend Thomas Mohr (Netherlands)

SHORT FILMS INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Accent Grave on Ananas

Tamara Henderson (USA, Canada)

The All-Hearing

Ting Min-Wei (Singapore)

SHORT FILMS EUROPEAN PREMIERE As Soon As Weather Will Permit Su Rynard (Canada)

The Day After

Adolfo Alix Jr. (Philippines)

The Dragon Is the Frame Mary Helena Clark (USA)

Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Egypt, Netherlands)

Anna

La fièvre

Safia Benhaim (France)

Bruno Sukrow (Germany)

Goodbye Utopia

Apariciones

Ding Shiwei (China)

Maria Luz Olivares Capelle (Austria)

Arid Edge

The Innocents

Jean-Paul Kelly (Canada)

Phil Dadson (New Zealand)

Auntie Maam Has Never Had a Passport Sorayos Prapapan (Thailand)

It Is a Matter of Learning Hope Irina Botea (Romania)

THE BIBLE

The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music

Big Rocks

MY BBY 8L3W

The Bridge

Panchrome I, II, III

Cela avait commencé par un accident

Phalanstere

The Propeller Group (Vietnam)

Tommy Hartung (USA)

Neozoon (Germany, France)

Boris Ivkovic (Croatia) Riaan Hendricks (South Africa) Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel, Vincent Mengin-Lecreulx (France)

cinéma

Nitas Sinwattanakul (Thailand) Elle Flanders, Tamira Sawatzky, Josh Schonblum (Canada) Vashti Harrison (USA)

First Launch

Wang Wei-Xiu (Taiwan)

Irina Botea (Romania)

Philosopher’s Walk on the Sublime Relief

Deleted

Field Notes

T. Marie (USA)

Leslie Thornton (USA)

Dorit Margreiter (Austria)

The Dialogues

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Calum Walter (USA)

Room Tone

Céline Baril (Canada)

sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars Tomonari Nishikawa (Japan)

Will o’ the Wisp Andrew Kim (USA)

Les gants blancs Louise Traon (France)

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INDEX DIRECTORS

A berson, Nick 264

Abidin, Adel 203 Abrahamson, Lenny 87 Aghahasani, Fahimeh 138 Alix Jr., Adolfo 150 Aljarod, Eyad 158 Alonso, Lisandro 73 Alqudcy, Ghazi 110 Alvarez-Mesa, Pablo 251 Amini, Aboozar 147 Amirpour, Ana Lily 216 Ancarani, Yuri 128 Anderson, Paul Thomas 87 Andersson, Roy 225 Ando Hiroshi 63 Andrews, Nancy 216 Anger, Cédric 88 Anjari-Rossi, Roberto 35 Antunes Ramos, Miguel 113 Aragão, Daniel 35 Arjoyan, Robert Nazar 262 Arnold, Sarah 139 Aussel, Émilie 151 Ayub, Kurdwin 122 Azari, Sanaz 128

B akowski, Wojciech 129

Banabila, Michel 148 Barbey, Stéphanie 206 Barham, Anna 192 Baril, Céline 158 Baron, Rebecca 243 Basbeth, Ismail 11 Bate, Matthew 36 Baudelaire, Eric 73 Behl, Kanu 48 Bellefroid, Bernard 88 Beloff, Zoe 192, 243, 250 Beltran, JD 192 Benhaim, Safia 32 Benning, James 63 Berg, Lene 225, 238 Biniez, Adrián 48 Boer, Manon de 116 Bonajo, Melanie 27 Boo Ji-Young 217 Boone, Nicolas 143 Borowczyk, Walérian 268 Botea, Irina 133, 134 Bradley, Garrett 159 Bryant, David 26 Brynntrup, Michael 226 Buerkner, Sebastian 143 Bui Kim Quy 36 Burger, Sander 89 Buttgereit, Jörg 226

Cahyono, Eddie 37

Callanan, Martin John 192 Cárdenas, Israel 218 Cardoso, Ivan 227 Carnelutti, Valentina 137 Cavalier, Alain 64 Cavare, Paolo 227 César, Filipa 126 Chandor, J.C. 89 Chang Yi 256 Chatman, Vernon 228 Chen Kun-hou 255 Child, Abigail 251 Chou, Davy 138

310

Citarella, Laura 12 Clark, Mary Helena 115 Clément-Wilz, Jérome 141 Clipson, Paul 109 Clout, Lucy 124 Collins, Phil 260 Connolly, Stephen 127 Cornelio, Agnese 193 Cornelissen, Robbie 130 Costa, Pedro 74 Couillard, Jeremy 104 Craighead, Alison 193 Crotty, Benjamin 49 Cummings, Scott 113 Curtis, Adam 205

Dadson, Phil 125

Dam, George van 116 De Clercq, Anouk 111 de Oliveira, Manoel 252 Debord, Guy 210, 211 Degoutin, Stéphane 198 Delaney, Anita 145 Desiere, Ruben 159 Diaz, Lav 74, 75 Didderiëns, Dré 64 Dornieden, Anja 121 Dudziak, Marcin 37 Dufour-Laperrière, Félix 38 Dupieux, Quentin 228

E

igen, William 260 Erde, Tamara 206 Eshun, Kodwo 126 Essche, Jonathan van 187 Everson, Kevin Jerome 187 Everything Is Terrible! 229 Ewijk, Jan-Willem van 90

F. Molero, Juan Daniel 13 Fedorchenko, Alexey 207 Fell, Mark 217 Fernandez, Philippe 38 Fiala, Severin 229 Figueiredo, Larissa 39 Filmwerkplaats Collective 264 Flanders, Elle 203 Flanet, Bertrand 190 Flatform 152 Flensted-Jensen, Laurits 140 Fowler, Luke 115, 217 Franz, Veronika 229 Freed, Hermine 123 Fuadi, Yusron 119

Gálvez Campos,

Héctor 49 Garcia, Pablo 197 Gibson, Beatrice 116 Gieling, Ramón 90 Ginzburg, Anton 191 Girardet, Christoph 250 Glavonić, Ognjen 160 González Monroy, Juan David 121 Gossler, Pedro 104 Graf, Dominik 75 Granit, Tal 94

INDEX DIRECTORS

Gras, Emmanuel 188 Groothof, Marinus 91 Grozeva, Kristina 50 Guma Mbaho Mwine, Ntare 117 Gush, Simon 128 Guzmán, Laura Amelia 218

H aeb, Ingo 76

Hamdan, Lawrence Abu 146 Hans, Willy 137 Hansen-Løve, Mia 100 Harahan, Seamus 115 Harder, Burkhard von 193, 194 Harper, Tom 207 Harrison, Vashti 104 Hartley, Mark 244 Hartmann, Anna Sofie 51 Hartung, Tommy 29 Hasse, Jenna 149 Hausner, Jessica 91 Hawkins, Gary 146 Heer, Rolf de 92 Heide, Sara van der 194 Henderson, Tamara 114 Hendricks, Riaan 144 Hendrikx, Guido 142 Herman Dolz, Sonia 264 Heugten, Remy van 14 Hipkins, Gavin 189 Hjort Guttu, Ane 29, 138 Hochhäusler, Christoph 269 Honoré, Christophe 92 Hoogendoorn, Peter 93 Hou Hsiao-hsien 254, 257 Houten, Peter van 65 Hsieh, Chinlin 257 Hsu, John 118 Huchi Kozia, Ori 145 Hui Ann 76

I lfoveanu, Nicu 134 Ivković, Boris 237

James, Steve 269

Jang Jin 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173

Jang Kun-Jae 65 Jansen, Cindy 160 Jean-Dit-Pannel, Lydie 122 Johannesson, Olaf de Fleur 66 Jonason, Johan 261 Ju Anqi 66 Juric, Zvonimir 77 Jušić, Hana 234

K amerić, Sejla 110

Kaul, Shambhavi 188 Kawai, Masami 141 Kaya, Cem 244 Kelly, Jean-Paul 142 Khachouk, Aliaa 158 Khavn 67 Kim Dong-Hoo 208 Kim Tae-Yong 39 Kim, Andrew 120 Knauff, Thierry 161 Knibbe, Morgan 152

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Kodama, Emi 194 Kohlberger, Rainer 32 Köhn, Steffen 195 Komljen, Dane 32 Kosakowski, Michal 226 Kötting, Andrew 230 Kourkouta, Maria 252 Kristinsson, Kris 40 Kristl, Vlado 237 Kuhn, Doris 235

L afleur, Stéphane 93

Lantz, Marguerite 124 Larose, Alexandre 120 Laurens, Yandy 151 Le-Van Kiet 77 Leavold, Andrew 245 Lee Kwang-Kuk 40 Lee Minjong 168 Lee, Anna 172 Lee, Kevin B. 143 Leiderman, Yuri 240 Lemieux, Karl 26 Levy, Alyson 238 Lewandoski, Larissa 104 Leyendekker, Tim 26 Li Luo 67 Lieshout, Erik van 130, 265 Liew Seng Tat 51 Lilja, Juha 195 Lippe, Marieke van der 135 Llansó, Miguel 41 Llinás, Verónica 12 Lombardi, Joanna 41 Longinotto, Kim 218 López-Menchero, Emilio 124 Loznitsa, Sergei 108 Luksch, Manu 247 Lungu, Ana 219 Lurf, Johann 127 Lylov, Mikhail 117 Lyne, Charlie 245

M acGarry, Michael 144, 145

Mack, Jodie 121 Magdy, Basim 27, 131, 132 Maire, Julien 195 Mäki, Teemu 235 Manda, Margarita 42 Manivel, Damien 52 Månsson, Måns 78 Marcano, Damian 42, 149 Maresco, Franco 230 Margreiter, Dorit 112 Marhöfer, Elke 117 Marie, T. 31 Marschall, Andreas 226 Martins, Maurílio 140 Marxt, Lukas 188 Mascaro, Gabriel 78 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 196 Matyunina, Lyubov 117 Mavromatti, Oleg 205 Maymon, Sharon 94 McClure, Bruce 178, 179 McLean, Jesse 143 Mekuria, Salem 144 Mendonça Filho, Kleber 105

Mengin-Lecreulx, Vincent 122 Metahaven 189 Meter, Barbara 103 Midi Z 68 Miike Takashi 79 Minneman, Scott 192 Mirkarimi, Reza 80 Miron, François 246 Misawa Takuya 43 Mitta, Evgeny 219 Mohr, Thomas 112 Monosov, Rachel 190 Moore, Michael 209 Mourao, Catarina 68 Mozos, Manuel 246 Mul, Geert 148 Murphy, Ryan 208

N aar, Aaron 261

Naimi, Peiman 138 Nakashima Tetsuya 80 Nanau, Alexander 81 Nance, Terence 30 Napier Robertson, James 94 Narro, Artemio 219 Němec, Jan 231 Nemerofsky Ramsay, Benny 125 Neozoon 150 Netzhammer, Yves 238 Nilthamrong, Jakrawal 15 Noer, Michael 69 Normande, Nara 142 Novais Oliveira, André 52 Nürnberg, Bettina 109

Oelhoffen, David 95

Ojasoo, Tiit 209 Olivares Capelle, Maria Luz 189 Oliveira, André Luiz 263 Oliver, Julian 204 Oosterwijk, Lenny 196 Oplev, Niels Arden 81 Östlund, Ruben 95

Papavassiliou, Kyros 16

Parente, Guto 161 Park Jung-Bum 53 Park Kwanghyun 169 Payne, Simon 112 Peijnenburg, Mees 148 Pérez Solano, Jorge 53 Peter, Luc 206 Petzold, Christian 96 Peuker, Dirk 109 Pieters, Jaap 136, 137 Pijnappel, Pablo 114 Pirker, Sasha 129 Pirozzi, John 262 Pluvinage, Justine 123 Pong, Elodie 234 Potrykus, Joel 54 Prapapan, Sorayos 110 Pretti, Ricardo 70 Prouvost, Laure 114

Q uadri, Jacopo 69

Queirós, Adirley 270 Questi, Giulio 236

Quintela, Carlos M. 17 Qurbani, Burhan 54

R adich, Martin 18

Rafailidou, Janis 108 Rafman, Jon 30 Ranocchi, Nadia 130 Rapisarda Casanova, Simone 55 Rappaport, Mark 250, 251 Ratté, Sabrina 111 Reinhart, Martin 247 Reinke, Steve 162 Rejtman, Martín 96 Riahi, Arash T. 203 Riahi, Arman T. 203 Richards, James 28 Rivers, Ben 26 Robertis, Deborah De 234 Robertson, Anne Charlotte 247 Roh Gyeong-Tae 70 Rohrwacher, Alice 97 Rønde, Jeppe 19 Ronduda, Lukasz 231 Rose, Rachel 146 Rosen, Roee 239 Rosselli, Hernán 55 Roussillon, Anna 56 Ruhorahoza, Kivu 43 Ruijter, Gerco de 151 Ruiz Navia, Oscar 56 Ruman, Evgeny 44 Russell, Ben 28, 105 Rynard, Su 103

S afadi, Bruno 70

Safdie, Benny 82 Safdie, Josh 82 Sagar, Anjalika 126 Sarulu, Marat 82 Satake Maki 124 Satz, Aura 196, 252 Saw Tiong Guan 248 Sawatzky, Tamira 203 Sawers, Mark 220 Schaap, Margot 97 Schaller, Evamaria 235 Schonblum, Josh 203 Schreiber, Lotte 129 Schulnik, Allison 149 Sciamma, Céline 98 Semper, Ene-Liis 209 Sengupta, Aditya Vikram 57 Shein, Alexander 212 Sheinberg, Chen 239 Shelton, Lynn 270 Shiwei, Ding 150 Shub, Esfir 211 Sigurðardóttir, Sigga Björg 239 Silver, Nathan 71 Silvestrov, Andrey 240 Sinwattanakul, Nitas 119 Sissako, Abderrahmane 98 Skarnulyte, Emilija 125 Slaboshpytskiy, Myroslav 99 Slow Motion Radio 196 Sniadecki, J.P. 83 Snow, Michael 197

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INDEX DIRECTORS

Wagenknecht, Addie 197

Sobieszczański, Maciej 231 Soldat, Jan 240 Solh, Mounira Al 129 Sono Sion 83 Spilliaert, Clara 197 Spilliaert, Lisa 197 Stapel, Rosie 265 Stapleton, Steve 197 Steiner, Nicolas 20 Stigter, Bianca 271 Stratman, Deborah 190 Strickland, Peter 99 Sukrow, Bruno 236 Sunada, Mami 248 Suwichakornpong, Anocha 110 Svetlov, Alexander 212 Swaroop, Kamal 232 Szlam, Malena 120

Takeba, Lisa 21

Tamhane, Chaitanya 57 Tan, Kirsten 119 Tesprateep, Pathompon Mont 146 Texier, Thibault Le 127 The Maw Naing 58 The Otolith Group 126 The Propeller Group 27 Thomson, Jon 193 Thornton, Leslie 191 Tião 142 Tiller, Georg 44 Ting Min-Wei 28 Todd, Robert 116 Tode, Thomas 247 Tollenaere, Isabelle 45 Tomonari Nishikawa 121 Toomik, Jaan 232 Traon, Louise 249 Tréhin-Lalanne, Clément 147 Troubetzkoy, Caroline 263 Tseng, Lichun 264 Tsukamoto Shinya 233 Tucker Green, Debbie 50 Tzoumerkas, Syllas 100

Wagon, Gwenola 198 Wahrhaftig, Alexandre 113 Walter, Calum 108 Wan Jen 254 Wang Bing 84 Wang Haolin 46 Wang Nan 264 Wang Tung 255 Wang Wei-Xiu 118 Watkins, Peter 210 Went, Kees 130 West, Britni 23 Wiebe, Richard 212 Wilder, Amanda Rose 59 Williams, Eduardo 113 Wilson, Jane 109 Wilson, Louise 109 Wolfe, Daniel 59 Woo Ming Jin 71 Wood, Sarah 103 Wu, Effie 123

Yamashita Nobuhiro 72

Yang, Edward 256 Yeager, Matthew 46 Yeo, Edmund 47 Yonebayashi Hiromasa 268 Yuen, Nina 31

Z amagni, David 130

Zanic, Tin 140 Zeng Zhuang Xiang 254 Zhang Miaoyan 72 Zwartjes, Frans 123

Ukkonen, Emilia 122

Ungaretti, Helena 113 Urlus, Esther 264 Uyl, Barbara den 135

Valchanov, Petar 50

Valenta Rinner, Lukas 22 Vanagt, Katrien 111 Vanagt, Sarah 111, 243 Various Artists 204 Vasconcelos, Miguel Clara 139 Vasiliev, Danja 204 Veldhoen, Martijn 31 Veldhuizen, Daan 45 Velez, Pacho 212 Vermut, Carlos 58 Villamediana, Daniel V. 162 Villevoye, Roy 29 Vinagre, Gustavo 118 Visco, Victoria 141 Visser, Bob 266 Visser, Maria 266

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INDEX FILMS & COMPILATION PROGRAMMES

12 Months in 1 Day 97

13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World 132 2 Everything 2 Terrible II: Tokyo Drift 229 A 240 Second Analysis of Failure and Hopefulness (with Coke, Vinegar and other Tear Gas Remedies) 131 3 paku 4 ka, 5 ji no kane 43 El 5 de Talleres 48

A

ba de tien chi yu bao 118 Above and Below 20 Accent Grave on Ananas 114 Act and Punishment 219 Adeul 171 After After the End 114 After the Smoke Clears 103 Alice Cares 89 Alive 53 The All-Hearing 146 Alone 41 Always Here 195 Among Us 142 Amour fou 91 Angels of Revolution 207 Angelus Novus 147 Angely revoljutsii 207 Anna 236 Another Trip to the Moon 11 Apariciones 189 Aparitions 189 Approaching the Elephant 59 Arcadian Field Notes 104 Arid Edge 125 As Soon As Weather Will Permit 103 As the Gods Will 79 Ash and Money 209 Asha jaoar majhe 57 Atlantic. 90 Atlantis 105 August Winds 78 Auld Lang Syne 160 Auntie Maam Has Never Had a Passport 110 Autoportretul unei fete cuminţi 219 Avant-premières 105 Aïssa 147

B

THE IBLE 29 BKK <=> SJJ 110 O bacanal do diabo e outras fitas proibidas de Ivan Cardoso 227 Bailu Dream 143 Baksuchil ddae ddeonara 169 Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice 45 Bande de filles 98 The Basement 130 Battles 45 Becoming Anita Ekberg 250 Before a National Anthem (How Do You Compose a National Anthem Today?) 133 Bela Lugosi’s Dead 196 Belfast Boys/Ulster Boys 136 Belluscone. A Sicilian Story 230 Belluscone. Una storia siciliana 230 Beloved Sisters 75 Below the Surface 108 Der Besuch 240 Between 10 and 12 93 Beyond Clueless 245 Big Rocks 237 Birmingham Ornament 3D (Fragment 201) 240 Bis an den Himmel und noch viel mehr 103 Bitter Lake 205 Black 111 Black Rain White Scars 188 The Black Room 130 Black Stone 70 A Blast 100 Blinder 26 Bloedhond 148 Borgríki 2 66 The Boys from Fengkuei 254 Branco sai, preto fica 270 Brave Men’s Blood 66 brbxoxo 197 The Bridge 144 Bridgend 19 Broken Land 206 brouillard - passage #14 120 Buffalo Juggalos 113 The Bull 39 Buzzard 54

314

Cabbale Cannibal 162

Calling 37 Cambodia 2099 138 Cart 217 Catch Me Daddy 59 Cavalo Dinheiro 74 Ce ma ru lin 255 Cela avait commencé par un accident 122 The Chambermaid Lynn 76 Charlie’s Country 92 Chigasaki Story 43 Chromatic Aberration 252 El Cinco 48 The Cinema Snowglobe 192 Cinema of Rods and Cones 111 cinéma 112 City Dwellers 113 City Rising 189 Cloud Shadow 121 Colin Is My Real Name 125 Conducting Boijmans 264 Conquering China 261 A Copa do Mundo no Recife 105 A Corner of Heaven 72 Cosmodrama 38 Court 57 Courting Daylight in Saving Darkness 178 Cover Me 159 The Creation of Meaning 55 La creazione di significato 55 Crowds 148 Crumbs 41 Crystal Ball 132 Cábala caníbal 162

D REAMS REWIRED 247

Da je kuća dobra i vuk bi je imao 234 Een dag in ‘t jaar 97 Dahdi 119 Dao Indie 110 The Dark Horse 94 The Day After 150 Day for Night 187 Deleted 119 The Dent 131 Departure of All 192 Depositions 115 Desaparadiso 67 Detour de force 243 Dette er alle steder 138 Dial Tone Drone 196 The Dialogues 203 Djud dàng 77 Docteur Jekyll et les femmes 268 Doenjang 172 Dog Lady 12 Don Kihot 237 Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll 262 Dos disparos 96 The Dragon Is the Frame 115 The Dragon Is the Frame 114 Dream On 189 Dreamcatcher 218 The Duke of Burgundy 99 Dust in the Wind 257 En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron 225 Dólares de arena 218

E 113

Eager 149 Eden 100 Ego Sumo Version 2 124 Ela volta na quinta 52 Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 244 Embargo 127 Emrouz 80 En Août 149 The End of an Age 70 Endless, Nameless 146 Oi entyposeis enos pnigmenou 16 Epicura 145 Epistrofi stin odo Aiolou 252 Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories 90 Erdos Rider 46 Erdos qi shi 46 Être vivant 188 Everyday Rebellion Online Platform and App 203 Everything Started with an Accident 122 Excuse Me, While I Disappear 145 Exhibition Talk 129 Eyrie 127

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F for Fibonacci 116

F for Focus 116 Fabric 250 Far from Men 95 The Farewell Party 94 Fashion House Marga Weimans 266 Father and Sons 84 Feng gui lai de ren 254 Field Notes 104 Fifteen 140 Film Postale - First Chapter 134 O fim de uma era 70 Final Flesh 228 Fires on the Plain 233 First Launch 118 Five Year Diary Reels 22, 23 & 80 247 La fièvre 32 Flies. 144 Flipped Clock 193 Flowers of Taipei - Taiwan New Cinema 257 Foolish Steps of a Fat Cow 110 The Footstones in Night Writing 125 Force majeure 95 Forever 42 Formal Conscience 238 Formales Gewissen 238 Fort Buchanan 49 Frank 87 Free Your Mind 117 From What Is Before 75 Fu yu zi 84 Les gants blancs 249 Die geliebten Schwestern 75

G entle 77

Geo-in 39 Georukhan gaebo 170 German Angst 226 Get Closer 124 Gia panta 42 Giants 149 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 216 Girlhood 98 Glass House 250 Glass House (Installation) 243 Głos mojej duszy 129 Gluckauf 14 God Loves the Fighter 42 The Golden Era 76 The Golden Triangle 139 Goma-un saram 170 Goodbye Utopia 150 Goodnight Mommy 229 Granny 119 Greetings to the Ancestors 28 Growing Up 255 Guangyin de gushi - Taiwan xin dianying 257 Guns and Talks 168 Gyegateun nal ui ohu 168

H aish shebakir 44

The Hands of God 238 Hanyeoreumui pantajia 65 Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory 21 Heartless 142 Hearts Know * the Runaway Brides 40 Heaven Knows What 82 Heraclitus (Installation) 196 High Heel 173 Hometown 264 Los hongos 56 Horse Money 74 A Hot Roof 168 Hotel Red Shoes 197 How’s the Weather in the Far East? 118 Huangjin shidai 76

I Am a Spy 103

I Am the People 56 24/7 performances and installations 192 I Forgot! 113 I Stay with You 219 I Swear I’ll Leave This Town 35 I comme Iran 128 I for Iran 128 I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining 143 Ich seh, Ich seh 229 If the bed were water, you could sleep on a wave 194 Ik ben Alice 89 Impressions of a Drowned Man 16 Imprints 120 In August 149 In Waking Hours 111

In Waking Hours (1632 - 1852 - 1978) 243 In the Year of the Quiet Sun 126 The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff 192 Inherent Vice 87 The Innocents 142 The Inseminator 36 Internationale 212 L’invention du désert 127 The Invention of the Desert 127 Investigating the Color Spectrum for the Post-Apocalyptic Landscape 132 The Iron Ministry 83 Iseeyou 128 It Is Never Too Late to Say Sorry 135 It Is a Matter of Learning Hope 134

J ’ai oublié! 113

Jade Miners 68 Jauja 73 Je suis le peuple 56 Je suis une bombe 234 Jesus - Der Film 226 Jesus - The Film 226 Un jeune poète 52 Jo 123 João Bénard da Costa - Others Will Love the Things I Loved 246

K a-teu 217

Kamisama no iu tôri 79 Kapgang 81 Kawaki 80 Key House Mirror 69 Killer-deul ui suda 168 Kinabukasan 150 Kingdom of Dreams and Madness 248 Kong bu fen zi 256 Kopfkino 225 Kosac 77 Kosmos 159 Kuei-mei, a Woman 256 Kuhani 117 Kuime 79 Kust tuleb tolm ja kuhu kaob raha? 209 Köch 82

L a La La at Rock Bottom 72

Labour of Love 57 Laggies 270 Landscape with Many Moons 232 Langkah bodoh sapi gemuk 110 The Laughter of Things - Piet Zwart Symposium 198 Legacy 35 El legado 35 Lelaki harapan dunia 51 The Lesson 50 Letters to Max 73 Li Wen at East Lake 67 Li Wen man you Dōng Hú 67 The Lies of the Victors 269 Life Itself 269 The Life of Jean-Marie 65 Limbo 51 The Liquid Casket/Wilderness of Mirrors 109 Liu lian wang fan 47 Living 123 A Living Being 188 The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music 27 Loin des hommes 95 Lola 236 Lonely Wolf 119 LoveSong 116 Lovers’ Notebooks 158 Lucas 114 Lunar Almanac 120 Die Lügen der Sieger 269

M Y BBY 8L3W 150

Maastik mitme kuuga 232 Made in China 208 Magical Girl 58 Mainsqueeze 30 The Man in the Wall 44 Man on High Heels 173 Manjača 140 The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness 27 Mateo 261 A Matter of Interpretation 40 Mauro 55 Me Myself and I 122 Me quedo contigo 219

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Mei-deu in Chai-na 208 Melody 88 Men Who Save the World 51 Menuju rembulan 11 Menunggu kabar 151 Le meraviglie 97 Mga anak ng unos 74 A Midsummer’s Fantasia 65 Mijn witte hemd 64 Mined Soil 126 Mined Soil and Quiet Suns 126 A Minute Ago 146 Mirroir de l’origine 234 Mirror of Origin 234 Misono Universe 72 A misteriosa morte de Pérola 161 Mita tova 94 Mobilisierung der Träume 247 Model for the Apocalypse 195 The Monk 58 Monologi 122 Monologue 122 Monuments and Follies 126 Moon Blink 32 Moon Street 104 Morgen 235 A Most Violent Year 89 Mother Earth Breathing: The Garden 194 Mousukoshi kuttsuite 124 The Move 82 La mujer de los perros 12 Mula sa kung ano ang noon 75 Murder, Take One 169 My Father Looks for an Honest City 131 My Son 171 My Time in the Cult of Melting Ancestors 104 My White Shirt 64 The Mysterious Death of Pérola 161 Métamorphoses 92 NAMI 141

N N 49

NOT AND OR 112 Nainen ja lihateollisuus 235 Die Narbe Berlin 194 Narbe Deutschland 193 Native Speakers 128 natural history 63 Naše telo 32 New Dubai 118 Newstweek 204 Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart 88 Night Noon 188 Night Soil - Fake Paradise 27 No Men Beyond This Point 220 No Place for Fools 205 No Wolf Has a House 234 Nobi 233 Norfolk 18 The Normal Heart 208 Nova Dubai 118 Now Eat My Script 129 Nøgle hus spejl 69 La obra del siglo 17 L’occhio selvaggio 227 The Old Jewish Cemetery 108 The Old Man of Belém 252

Om Dar-B-Dar 232

On Hanne Darboven/In Conclusion 112 Onder ons 142 Opposition Brings Reunion 179 Orgy of the Devil and Other Forbidden Tapes of Ivan Cardoso 227 Our Body 32 Over Your Dead Body 79

Pan 191

Panchrome I, II, III 31 Parabellum 22 Le paradis 64 Paris Meltdown 136 Park Devastation 136 Park Lanes 187 Past Present 248 Paul Sharits 246 The Pearl 124 Pendekar kesepian 119 The Performer 231 Perkverwoestingen 136 La perle 124 Perpetual Sadness 53 Personal Museum 129 Pete and Toshi Get a Camera 260 Petite blonde 151

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Phalanstere 134 Philosopher’s Walk on the Sublime 191 Phoenix 96 A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence 225 Playground 151 Plemya 99 The Poacher Woman of the Montafon 235 Poet on a Business Trip 66 The Port 189 Portrait Atzmi Kemaklon Met 239 Portrait of a Garden 265 Portret van een tuin 265 Primate Colors 117 Printemps 141 La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur 88 The Project of the Century 17 Prometo um dia deixar essa cidade 35 Propaganda Channels 204

Q uantum. 152

Queen St. W. 137 Quiet Zone 26 Quinze 140 The Quiz Show Scandal 171 Quiz Wang 171

R aking Light 28

Raymond 31 Razzle Dazzle 121 reCuiem 137 The Reagan Shorts 212 Reality 228 The Reaper 77 The Recipe 172 Relief 108 Remake, Remix, Rip-Off 244 Requiem to a Shipwreck 108 Return to Aeolus Street 252 Rib Gets in the Way 162 Righteous Ties 170 River of Exploding Durians 47 Rock on Bones 263 Roger and Me 209 Romantic Heaven 172 Room Tone 158 Rotterdam Classics: Photography in Motion 266 Run Away 255 Réalité 228 Réfutation de tous les jugements 211

S LEEP 195

Salomé 251 Sam Klemke’s Time Machine 36 San Siro 128 Sand Dollars 218 Sanda 53 The Sandwich Man 254 The Satanic Thicket - ONE 137 Das satanische Dickicht - EINS 137 The Scar Berlin 194 Scar Germany 193 Schweizer Dachreinigung 136 La scuola d’estate 69 Se essa lua fossa minha 104 The Search for Weng Weng 245 Die sechste Jahreszeit 240 Second Coming 50 The Second Life of Thieves 71 Second Sighted 190 The Second of August 187 See You Later/Au revoir 197 Segodnya 211 Self-portrait as a Dead Stick Insect 239 Self-portrait of a Dutiful Daughter 219 Sem coração 142 Senseable City Laboratory 196 sequenza 116 Set Me Free 39 Sexy 122 Shaving the Baroness 238 She Comes Back on Thursday 52 She Walks 141 Shi ren chu chai le 66 Shipwreck 152 Short Special: Basim Magdy 131 Short Special: Irina Botea 133 Short Special: It’s Never Too Late to Say Sorry 135 Short Special: Jaap Pieters 135 Short Stories: Behind Closed Doors 137 Short Stories: Somewhere, Sometime 138 Short Stories: Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk 140

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Short Stories: To Have and Not to Hold 141 Shrugging Offing 124 Shtei Nashim Ve’Gever 239 Sightings: Habitat 111 Siti 37 The Sky Above Us 91 Sleep Concert 197 Sne 140 Snow 140 The Society of the Spectacle 210 La société du spectacle 210 Solos 41 Someone Grateful + Critics’ Talk Special: Jang Jin 170 Sound of My Soul 129 sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars 121 Speak in Tongues 130 Speaking into the Air 251 Speed Walking 81 A Spell of Fever 32 Spring 141 Square Stories Too 144 Stinking Heaven 71 Storm Children - Book One 74 A Story of Creation 239 Stranded in Canton 78 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne 268 The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes 216 The Summer School 69 Super Smile 123 Surrealist Follies #1: Meat and Flesh 234 Surrealist Follies #2: Remembrance of Women Past 236 Surrealist Follies #3: Windmills of Our Minds 237 Swandown 230 Swimming in Your Skin Again 30 Swiss Roof Cleansing 136

Het universum van Jaap Pieters 135 Unmanned Distances 190 Untitled (The City at Night) 29 Up to the Sky and Much Much More 103 Urban Africa 144 Urok 50 Uten titten (Byen om natta) 29

Valedictorian 46

Vanishing Point 15 Vanity Fables 250 The Vanity Tables of Douglas Sirk 251 O velho do restelo 252 Velike stijene 237 Ventos de Agosto 78 Videofilia (y otros síndromes virales) 13 Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) 13 La vie de Jean-Marie 65 The Visit 240 The Visitor 190 Vita brevis 161 Voice-Over 29 Vystuplenie i nakazanie 219

WERK 265

T

The errorizers 256 Text Trends 192 Things 26 Things of the Aimless Wanderer 43 This Is My Land 206 This Place Is Every Place 138 Three Love Songs 203 Three Minutes Thirteen Minutes Thirty Minutes 271 Thursday 110 Tiantang jiaoluo 72 Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 1 Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2 Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 3 Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 4 Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 5 Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 6 Tijd en plaats, een gesprek met mijn moeder 31 Timbuktu 98 Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship 132 Time and Place, a Talk with My Mom 31 Tired Moonlight 23 La tirisia 53 Titli 48 To the Editor of Amateur Photographer 217 A toca do lobo 68 Today 80 Tokyo Tribe 83 Tomorrow Is Always Too Long 260 Totems 139 Toto and His Sisters 81 Toto si surorile lui 81 O touro 39 Toyen 231 Transatlantic 38 Transatlantique 38 Transformers: The Premake 143 The Tribe 99 Triângulo dourado 139 Tu dors Nicole 93 Turist 95 Tussen 10 en 12 93 Two Faces 123 Two Shots Fired 96 Two Way Mirror 142 Two Women and a Man 239

26 27 28 29 31 32

WORK 265 [Working Title] 193 Wa yu shi de ren 68 Waiting for News 151 War Book 207 The War Game 210 War Prayer 212 We Are Brothers 173 We Are Young. We Are Strong. 54 We, in the Year 2000 133 Weather Report of the End 118 Welcome to Dongmakgol 169 Weresheglanspertheere 143 When Marnie Was There 268 When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra and the Theremin 262 Where Was I 189 White Coal 44 The White Gloves 249 White Out, Black In 270 Who Can Be Happy and Free? 117 Wild Dog 148 The Wild Eye 227 Die Wilderin vom Montafon 235 Will o’ the Wisp 120 Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark. 54 Withdrawal 138 Wo zhe yang guo le yi sheng 256 Wolanie 37 The Wolf’s Lair 68 Wolkenschatten 121 Woman and Meat Industry 235 The Wonders 97 Woori-neun hyeongjae imnida 173 World Brain - Prologue 198 The World Cup in Recife 105 The World of Kanako 80

X iao Bi de gu shi 255 YOU ME AND IT 145

You Me and It 145 You’re Dead to Me 28 A Young Poet 52 Your Silent Face (fucking finland series) 115 Yume to kyôki no ôkoku 248

Z ement 109

Zero Irony 146 Das Zimmermädchen Lynn 76 Zirig dum Brasília - A arte e o sonho de Renato Matos 263 Zirig dum Brasília - The Art and Dream of Renato Matos 263 Zivan Makes a Punk Festival 160 Živan pravi pank festival 160 Zu Hanne Darboven/Abschliessend 112 Zuo tian 248

Umi o kanjiru toki 63

Undead Sun 109 Undulant Fever 63 The Universe of Jaap Pieters 135

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L’autre femme By Marie Ka

PROGRAMME DAY BY DAY

INSPIRING PEOPLE Hivos supports independent filmmakers across the world www.hivos.org

Main partner of IFFR

Part of the African Metropolis series Photographer: Erick C. Ahounou 318

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de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

LantarenVenster 6

LantarenVenster LantarenVenster 5 6

LantarenVenster LantarenVenster 3 5

LantarenVenster LantarenVenster 2 3

LantarenVenster LantarenVenster 1 2

Pathé 7 LantarenVenster 1

Pathé Pathé 6 7

Pathé Pathé 5 6

Pathé Pathé 4 5

Pathé Pathé 3 4

Pathé Pathé 2 3

Pathé Pathé 1 2

Schouwburg Pathé Zaal 1 Grote

de Doelen Schouwburg Willem Burgerzaal Grote Zaal

de de Doelen Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Oude Luxor Jurriaanse Zaal

Oude Luxor

Pathe 1

Abderrahmane Sissako 09:45 – 11:22

LL Timbuktu

10:00 – 23:30

Abderrahmane Tom Harper Sissako 09:45 11:18 09:45 –– 11:22

14.00

12.00

SP La La La at Rock Yamashita Nobuhiro 11:15 – 12:58

Hou Hsiao-hsien 16:30 – 18:09

Fengkuei

RG The Boys from

14.00

and the Children of Sticky Rice Daan Veldhuizen 13:30 – 14:55

BF Banana Pancakes

Evgeny Ruman 13:30 – 15:02

15.00

16.00

17.00

20.00

20.00

Alice Rohrwacher 19:45 – 21:36

18.00

20.00

François Miron 19:15 – 20:49

Paul Sharits

Chromatic Aberration

François Miron 19:15 – 20:49 19:45 – 21:14

Sometime Paul Sharits combined programme

SH Somewhere, Chromatic Aberration

Heaven

Heaven

Doors

22.00

23.00

combined programme 22:15 – 23:38

SH Behind Closed

Quiet Suns Doors combined combined programme programme 22:15 – 23:20 22:15 – 23:38

Soil and SH SH Mined Behind Closed

Quiet Suns combined programme 22:15 – 23:20

SH Mined Soil and

Chinlin Hsieh 21:30 – 23:19

Taiwan New Cinema

Chinlin Hsieh 21:30 – 23:19

Taiwan New Cinema

Bui Kim Quy 22:15 – 23:42

BF The Inseminator

Christophe Honoré Bui Kim Quy 22:15 –– 23:57 23:42 22:15

LL Métamorphoses BF The Inseminator

Christophe Honoré Zhang Miaoyan 22:15 – 23:57 21:45 – 23:19

SP A Corner of LL Métamorphoses

Zhang Miaoyan 21:45 – 23:19

SP A Corner of

Joel Potrykus 22:15 – 23:52

BF Buzzard

Ruben Östlund Joel Potrykus 22:15 23:52 22:15 –– 00:13

LL Turist BF Buzzard

RG Flowers of Taipei –

21.00

Competition for combined Short Films 1 programme 19:45 – 20:57 20:15 – 21:20 SH You Me and It SH Somewhere, combined Sometime combinedprogramme programme 20:15 – 21:20 19:45 – 21:14

23.00

23.00

23.00

Ruben Östlund 22:15 – 00:13

LL Turist

22.00

22.00

22.00

RG Flowers of Taipei –

21.00

21.00

Tom Harper 21:00 – 22:33

TS Tiger You Me and It SHAwards

RezaCompetition Mirkarimi for – 20:57 Films 1 19:30Short 19:45 – 20:57

Today SP TS Tiger Awards

Reza Mirkarimi 19:30 – 20:57

SP Today

19.00

RG

RG

Jang Jin 18:30 – 20:35

JJ Man on High Heels

Jang Jin Jessica Hausner 19:00 – 20:36 18:30 – 20:35

LLonAmour fou JJ Man High Heels

Remy van Heugten Jessica Hausner 19:30 – 21:12 19:00 – 20:36

TG Gluckauf LL Amour fou

Li Luo Remy van Heugten – 21:12 19:1519:30 – 21:12

SP TG Li Wen at East Lake Gluckauf

Laura Amelia Guzmán Li Luo / Israel Cárdenas 19:15 – 21:12 18:45 – 20:10

WF Sand SP Dollars Li Wen at East Lake

Laura Amelia Guzmán / Israel Cárdenas 18:45 – 20:10

Damian Marcano 18:45 – 20:31

God Loves the Fighter

Giants

21:36 19:45 – 20:31 Damian Marcano 18:45

LL Le meraviglie Rohrwacher God Loves theAlice Fighter Giants

21.00 EP War Book

LL Le meraviglie

Nobuhiro Yamashita 19:30 – 21:13

Bottom

SP La La La at Rock

19:30 – 21:13

Yamashita 19.00 Nobuhiro20.00

Bottom

SP La La La at Rock

19.00

19.00

WF Sand Dollars

BF

BF

18.00

18.00

18.00

premières Fengkuei combined Hou Hsiao-hsien progr. 16:30 – 17:25 16:30 – 18:09

SH AvantRG The Boys from

premières combined programme combined 16:45 – 18:17 progr. 16:30 – 17:25

Urban Africa AvantSH SH

combined programme 16:45 – 18:17

SH Urban Africa

Syne Cindy Jansen 17:00 – 17:48

ML Auld Lang

ML Auld Lang

Syne Cindy Jansen 17:00 – 17:48

17.00

17.00

17.00

PRESS & INDUSTRY SCREENINGS

Andrew Leavold 15:00 – 16:33

Weng Weng

Andrew Leavold 15:00 – 16:33

Weng Weng

RG The Search for

BF The Man in the Wall

13.00

Notebooks Aljarod / Khachouk 12:00 – 12:55

ML Lovers’

Notebooks Aljarod / Khachouk 12:00 – 12:55

Le-Van Kiet 15:15 – 17:09

Gentle

The Day After

RG The Search for

SP

– 17:05 15:45 Le-Van Kiet 15:15 – 17:09

GentleHernán Rosselli

Mauro The BF Day After

Sono Sion Hernán Rosselli 15:45 –– 17:41 17:05 15:45

SP BF Tokyo MauroTribe

Wang BingSion Sono – 16:57 15:3015:45 – 17:41

SP SP Father andTribe Sons Tokyo

Jang Wang Jin Bing – 16:56 15:1515:30 – 16:57

Jang Jin 15:15 – 16:56

JJ SP We Father Are Brothers and Sons

BF Je suis le peuple Anna Roussillon 12:30 – 14:21

Daniel Wolfe 15:30 – 17:21

BF Catch Me Daddy

Christian Daniel Wolfe Petzold – 17:35 – 17:21 15:3015:45

Phoenix BF LL Catch Me Daddy

The Wild, Untold Story Christian Petzold of Cannon Films Mark15:45 Hartley 15:30 – 17:15 – 17:35

Electric Boogaloo: RG LL Phoenix

The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Mark Hartley 15:30 – 17:15

JJ We Are Brothers

SP

Miike Takashi Anna Roussillon – 14:43 – 14:21 12:3012:45

16.00

16.00

16.00

RG Electric Boogaloo:

15.00

15.00

15.00

As the Gods Will BF SP Je suis le peuple

Zvonimir Juric Miike Takashi 12:45 –– 14:23 14:43 12:45

SP Reaper SP The As the Gods Will

12:45 – 14:2312:30 – 14:11 Roy Andersson

Branch Reflecting Zvonimir Juric on Existence

RR SP A Pigeon Sat on a The Reaper

– 14:03 12:15Roy Andersson 12:30 – 14:11

on Thursday Branch Reflecting André Oliveira onNovais Existence

ML Lovers’

Bottom

Quentin Dupieux 13:00 – 14:47

Reality

Formales Gewissen

Quentin Dupieux 13:00 – 14:47

Reality

BF RR SheAComes PigeonBack Sat on a

Jang Jin 11:30 – 13:11

14.00

14.00

Formales Gewissen

André Novais Oliveira 12:15 – 14:03

JJ We Are Brothers

11.00

RR

RR

13.00

13.00

on Thursday

Zhang Miaoyan 09:15 – 10:49

Heaven

13.00

BF She Comes Back

12.00

12.00

SP A Corner of

Remy van Heugten 09:15 – 10:57

TG Gluckauf

10.00

10:00 – 23:30

VPRO Previewdag

10:00 – 23:30

VPRO Previewdag

Tom Harper 09:45 – 11:18

EP War Book

09.00

11.00

11.00

VPRO Previewdag

10:00 – 23:30

12.00

Thursday 22 January

11.00

Wednesday 21 January

VPRO Previewdag

10.00

10.00

10.00

LL Timbuktu EP War Book

09.00

09.00

09.00

PUBLIC SCREENINGS

24.00

24.00

24.00

24.00


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Cinerama 2

Pathé 5

12.00

SP The Golden Era Ann Hui 11:30 – 14:28

11.00

12.00

13.00

13.00

What

Fengkuei

Zhang Miaoyan 09:15 – 10:49

Hou Hsiao-hsien 09:00 – 10:39

17.00

17.00

LL Charlie’s Country Rolf de Heer SP The World of Kanako – 17:18 15:30 Nakashima Tetsuya 16:00 – 17:58

Gabriel Mascaro 16:00 – 17:17

SP Black Stone Roh Gyeong-Tae BF El Cinco 16:00 – 17:32 Adrián Biniez 15:45 – 17:25

Berlin

Berlin

18.00

18.00

20.00

21.00

a Drowned Man

SP Black Stone Roh Gyeong-Tae 14:00 – 15:32

14.00

EP Broken Land Stéphanie Barbey / Luc Peter 13:15 – 14:30

15.00

Fantasia

17.00

Rosie Stapel 17:30 – 19:08

19.00

BF El legado Roberto Anjari-Rossi 18:30 – 19:53

Portret van een tuin

Jang Kun-Jae 16:30 – 18:06

+

18.00 TG Norfolk Martin Radich 17:45 – 19:12 SP A Midsummer’s

16.00

BF Cosmodrama Philippe Fernandez 16:00 – 17:45 SP Jauja Lisandro Alonso 15:00 – 16:48

WF Me quedo contigo Artemio Narro 13:30 – 15:09

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for Fools

RR German Angst Jörg Buttgereit / Michal Kosakowski / Andreas Marschall 11:15 – 13:05 EP No Place

Ju Anqi 12:15 – 13:58

Business Trip

SP Poet on a

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RG The Sandwich Man Hou Hsiao-hsien / Wan Jen / Zeng Zhuang Xiang 16:30 – 18:13

Today

International

JJ

JJ

Giants

Ana Lily Amirpour

BF

Dead Body

Miike Takashi 22:30 – 00:00

Dead Body

SP Over Your 22:15 – 00:01 Damian Marcano

God Loves the Fighter

Giants

Jang Jin 22:00 – 00:05

00:24Fighter 22:45 –the God Loves Damian Marcano 22:15 – 00:01 Man on High Heels

BF

Alone at Night

21.00

+

+

23.00

BF Solos Joanna Lombardi 22:00 – 23:32

SP Le paradis Alain Cavalier 22:30 – 23:40

22.00

SH Urban Africa combined programme 22:15 – 23:47

SH Urban Africa combined programme 22:15 – 23:47

Erik van Lieshout 21:45 – 23:04

Werk

WF Cart Boo Ji-Young Werk 22:00 – 23:44 Erik van Lieshout 21:45 – 23:04

RR Om Dar-B-Dar Kamal Swaroop WF Cart 22:30 – 00:11 Boo Ji-Young 22:00 – 23:44

Michael Moore 21:45 – 23:26

Roger and Me

The Reagan Shorts 22:30 – 00:11

Kamal Swaroop

the Wall RRRuman Om Dar-B-Dar Evgeny 22:00 – 23:32

Michael BF TheMoore Man21:45 in – 23:26

Roger and Me

Evgeny Ruman 22:00 – 23:32 The Tribe Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy The Reagan Shorts EP 21:30 – 00:05

WF Me Miike quedo contigo Takashi 22:30 – 00:00 Artemio Narro LL Eden 22:15 – 23:54 Mia Hansen-Løve SP – 23:56 21:45Jauja Lisandro Alonso WF – 23:48 22:00Me quedo contigo Artemio Narro Petite blonde BF 22:15 – 23:54 Un jeune poète Damien Manivel SP Jauja 22:15 – 23:41 Lisandro Alonso LL The Tribe 22:00 – 23:48 Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy BF Petite blonde 21:30 – 00:05 Un jeune poète Manivel BF TheDamien Man in – 23:41 the 22:15 Wall

EP

24.00

24.00

24.00

Jang Jin WF A Girl Walks Home 22:00 – 00:05

Man on High Heels 22.00 23.00

Ana Lily Amirpour 22:45 – 00:24

Alone at Night

23.00

WF A Girl Walks Home

22.00

LL Eden Mia Hansen-Løve SP Over Your 21:45 – 23:56

BF Valedictorian Matthew Yeager 20:30 – 21:48

20.00

Esfir Shub 20:00 – 21:22

Today

International

LL Ik ben Alice Sander Burger 20:00 – 21:20

EP

combined programme 19:45 – 21:17

Not to Hold

Esfir Shub 20:00 – 21:22 SH To Have and

EP

combined SH To Have and progr. 20:15 – 21:29 Not to Hold combined programme 19:45 – 21:17

Museum

SH Personal

EP WarJuBook Anqi 19:15 – 20:58 Tom Harper TG Impressions 19:00 – 20:33 of

Business Trip

Kyros Papavassiliou SP Poet on a 18:45 – 20:07

a Drowned Man

Ju Anqi 19:15 –Alice 20:58 LL Ik ben Sander Burger TG Impressions of – 20:50 19:30

Business Trip

LL Ik ben Alice Sander Burger TG – 20:50 19:30 Gluckauf Remy van Heugten SP Poet on a 20:00 – 21:42

TG Gluckauf Remy van Heugten 20:00 – 21:42

LL A Blast Syllas Tzoumerkas 20:00 – 21:23

James Napier Robertson 19:30 – 21:59

The Dark Horse

James Napier Robertson 19:30 – 21:59

The Dark Horse

Big Talk

LL 20.00 A Blast 19.00 21.00 Syllas Tzoumerkas LL Big Talk 20:00 – 21:23

LL

19.00

SH You Me and It 18:15 – 19:30 combined SH programme City Dwellers 17:00 – 18:05 combined programme BM OBR#1 17:00 – 18:19 Bruce McClure RG The Sandwich Man 18:15 – 19:30 Hou Hsiao-hsien / Wan Jen SH / Zeng Zhuang City Dwellers Xiang 16:30 – 18:13 combined programme 17:00 – 18:19

PRESS & INDUSTRY SCREENINGS

Burkhard von Harder 14:00 – 15:18

24 Die Narbe

Mami Sunada 14:30 – 16:28

and Madness

Burkhard von Harder RG Kingdom of Dreams 14:00 – 15:18

24 Die Narbe

Mami Sunada 14:30 – 16:28

and Madness

SH Cinema of Rods and Cones combined RG Kingdom of Dreams programme 14:30 – 15:40

VRIJDAG 23-01-2015

Kyros Papavassiliou 12:30 – 13:52

a Drowned Man

13.00 TG Impressions of

12.00

ML Mysterious Death of Pérola Guto Parente 12:00 – 13:02

WF Cart Boo Ji-Young 11:45 – 13:29

11.00

combined programme 10:00 – 11:31

Screenings 1

SH DINAMO P&I

10.00

SP Undulant Fever Ando Hiroshi 09:30 – 11:28

09.00

Hou Hsiao-hsien 09:00 – 10:39

Fengkuei

ML Mysterious Death of Pérola Guto Parente 12:00 – 13:02

combined programme 12:15 – 13:44

Sometime

SH Somewhere,

Safdie / Benny Safdie BF TheJosh Inseminator – 14:04 12:30Quy Bui Kim

What

SP Heaven Knows

Nobuhiro Yamashita 12:30 – 14:13

Bottom

Safdie / Benny Safdie SP Josh La La La at Rock 12:30 – 14:04

16.00

LL Charlie’s Country 15.00 16.00 Rolf de Heer 15:30 – 17:18

15.00

LL Timbuktu LL Loin des hommes Abderrahmane Sissako David Oelhoffen SP The World of Kanako 14:30 – 16:07 17:15 – 19:05 Nakashima Tetsuya SP 16:00 August – 17:58Winds Gabriel Mascaro LL Timbuktu LL Loin des hommes 16:00 – 17:17 Abderrahmane Sissako David Oelhoffen SP Black Stone 14:30 – 16:07 17:15 – 19:05 Roh Gyeong-Tae – 17:32Winds SP 16:00 August

14.00

14.00

KyrosPancakes Papavassiliou BF Solos BF Banana – 20:07 and 18:45 the Children Joanna Lombardi of Sticky Rice BF EP – 16:47 12:15 – 13:42 15:15 El Cinco War Book Daan Veldhuizen 18:30 – 19:55 Adrián Biniez Tom Harper SP The Iron Ministry WF Sand Dollars JJ We Are15:45 BF Brothers I’ll Leave – 17:25 20:33 19:00I–Swear Laura Amelia Guzmán J.P. Sniadecki Jang Jin This Town / Israel Cárdenas Daniel Aragão 19:15 – 20:45 SP A BF The BF 15:15 BF Banana Pancakes LL – 10:38 of – 16:56 09:15 Corner Inseminator Solos 12:15 – 13:40 and the Children Heaven Bui Kim Quy Joanna Lombardi Sticky Rice Zhang Miaoyan BF EP SP + of Approaching of Revolution Wen at East Lake Life Itself – 13:42 – 16:47 12:15Angels 15:15Li Daan Veldhuizen 18:30 – 19:55 – 10:49 09:15the Elephant Alexey Fedorchenko Li Luo Steve James Rose Wilder SP TheAmanda WF Sand JJ We 15:30 BF I Swear I’ll Leave – 14:23 17:27 12:30 18:30 – 20:30 Iron Ministry Dollars Are–Brothers 09:30 – 10:59 Laura Amelia Guzmán J.P. Sniadecki Jang Jin This Town / Israel Cárdenas JJ RR ML BFAragão Righteous Ties Belluscone. Una Cover Me La tirisia Daniel 19:15 – 20:45 09:15 – 10:38 15:15 – 16:56 12:15 – 13:40 storia siciliana Jang Jin Garrett Bradley Jorge Pérez Solano Franco Maresco BF Approaching 10:30 – 12:36 EP Angels of Revolution SP Li Wen at East Lake 17:00 – 18:00 + Life Itself 19:45 – 21:35 14:30 – 16:05 the Elephant Alexey Fedorchenko Li Luo Steve James A Story of Creation + ... Amanda Rose Wilder RR Surrealist Follies 15:30 – 17:27 RR Die sechste Jahreszeit + Der Besuch 12:30 – 14:23 18:30 – 20:30 RR 09:30 – 10:59 #1: Meat and Flesh Kopfkino Final Flesh combined programme LeneCover Berg 16:45 – 18:42 Vernon JJ Righteous Ties RR ML BF Belluscone. Una Me La Chatman tirisia 19:30 – 21:10 14:15 – 15:44 storia siciliana Jang Jin Garrett Bradley Jorge Pérez Solano Franco Maresco SP Father and Sons WF The Strange BF She Comes Back 18:00 10:30 – 12:36 SP natural history 17:00 –Eyes 19:45 – 21:35 – 16:05 14:30 of Dr. Myes on Thursday James Benning Wang Bing Nancy Andrews André Novais Die sechste Jahreszeit + Der Besuch A Story of Oliveira Creation + ... Follies RR RR RR – 15:27 11:30 – 12:47 14:00Surrealist 16:30 – 17:46 19:15 – 21:03 #1: Meat and Flesh Kopfkino Final Flesh combined programme Chromatic Aberration SP From What Is Before RG Lene Berg 16:45 – 18:42 Vernon Chatman 19:30 – 21:10 14:15 – 15:44 Paul Sharits Lav Diaz François Miron 19:45 – 21:19 SP natural12:00 SP Father and Sons WF The Strange Eyes BF She Comes – 17:38 history Back of Dr. Myes on Thursday James Benning Wang Bing Nancy André Novais Oliveira Awards SP TS Tiger LaAndrews vie de Jean-Marie 11:30 – 12:47 14:00 – 15:27 16:30 – 17:46 19:15 – 21:03 Competition for Peter van Houten Short Films 2 Aberration SP From What Is Before RG Chromatic 16:45 – 19:31 20:00 – 21:15 Paul Sharits Lav Diaz SH Imprints TS Tiger Awards SH Short Special: François Miron 19:45 – 21:19 12:00 – 17:38 Competition for combined Jaap Pieters Short Films 1 programme combined programme Tiger Awards SP TS La vie de Jean-Marie 16:45 – 17:57 14:45 – 15:53 – 21:16 20:00 Competition for Peter van Houten Short Films 2 Me and It SH Somewhere, SH Cinema of Rods SH SH Personal – 19:31 16:45You 20:00 – 21:15 and Cones combined Sometime Museum combined programme combined programme combined progr. Awards SH TS Tiger SH Short Imprints Special: programme 14:30 – 15:40 17:00 – 18:05for 12:15 – 13:44 20:15 – 21:29 Competition combined Jaap Pieters Short Films 1 programme combined programme BM OBR#1 16:45 – 17:57 14:45 – 15:53 20:00 – 21:16 Bruce McClure

Heaven

SP A Corner of

BF Mauro Hernán Rosselli 09:30 – 10:50

RG The Boys from

de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

LantarenVenster 6

10.00

11.00

Friday 23 January

SP Die geliebten Schwestern Dominik Graf SP The Golden Era 10:00 – 12:50 Ann Hui SP Today 11:30 – 14:28 Reza Mirkarimi SP Die geliebten Schwestern 13:00 – 14:27 Dominik Graf BF Mauro 10:00 – 12:50 SP La La La at Rock Bottom Hernán Rosselli Nobuhiro Yamashita SP Today 09:30 – 10:50 12:30 – 14:13 Reza Mirkarimi SP Heaven Knows – 14:27 13:00

09.00

10.00

RG The Boys from

LantarenVenster 5

LantarenVenster 6

LantarenVenster 4

LantarenVenster 5

LantarenVenster 3

LantarenVenster 4

LantarenVenster 2

LantarenVenster 3

LantarenVenster 1

LantarenVenster 2

Cinerama 7

LantarenVenster 1

Cinerama 6

Cinerama 7

Cinerama 5

Cinerama 6

Cinerama 3

Cinerama 5

Cinerama 1

Cinerama 3

Pathé 7

Cinerama 1

Pathé 6

Pathé 7

Pathé 5

Pathé 6

Pathé 4

Pathé 5

Pathé 3

Pathé 4

Pathé 2

Pathé 3

Pathé 1

Schouwburg Grote Zaal Pathé 2

Oude Luxor de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal Schouwburg Grote Zaal de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal Pathé 1

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

Oude Luxor

09.00

PUBLIC SCREENINGS


324

44TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

44TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

325

the Elephant

the Elephant

11.00

combined programme 10:00 – 11:20

Screenings 2

SH DINAMO P&I

10.00

JJ

SP Le paradis Alain Cavalier BF La creazione di significato 15:15 – 16:25 Simone Rapisarda 15:45 – 17:15 Casanova SP Jauja SP Le paradisLisandro Alonso Alain Cavalier16:00 – 17:48 15:15 – 16:25 EP This Is My Land Tamara SP Erde Jauja 15:30 – 17:03 Lisandro Alonso 16:00 – 17:48

16:00 – 17:10 BF La creazione di significato SP A Midsummer’s Simone Rapisarda Fantasia Casanova 15:45 – 17:15 Jang Kun-Jae 15:30 – 17:06

16:00 – 17:51 BF White Coal Georg Tiller BF The Man in the Wall 16:00 – 17:10 Evgeny Ruman 15:15 – 16:47 SP A Midsummer’s Fantasia BF White Coal Jang Kun-Jae 15:30 – 17:06 Georg Tiller

combined programme 12:00 – 13:32

Not to Hold

combined progr. 12:15 – 13:29 SH To Have and

Museum

SH Personal

SH Personal Museum SH Imprints combined progr. combined – 13:29 12:15programme 12:30 – 13:38

SH Imprints combined programme 12:30 – 13:38

Viral Syndromes) Juan Daniel F. Molero 12:00 – 13:43

13.00 TG Videophilia (and Other

12.00

Jang Jin 11:30 – 13:31

Guns and Talks

JangSH Jin To Have and Not to Hold 11:30 – 13:31 combined programme 12:00 – 13:32

15.00 Larissa Figueiredo 14:30 – 15:48

BF The Bull

14.00

– Matthäus Passion Stories

LL Erbarme dich

Cinerama 4

Cinerama 2

Runaway Brides Kris Kristinsson 10:45 – 11:57

BF Hearts Know * the

Carlos Vermut 12:15 – 14:22

BF Magical Girl

Misawa Takuya 11:45 – 13:13

BF Chigasaki Story

ML Lovers’ Notebooks Aljarod / Khachouk 17:00 – 17:55

Short Special:

20.00

A Copa do Mundo no Recife

21.00

Debbie Tucker Green 14:45 – 16:30

17.00 Jeppe Rønde 16:45 – 18:24

TG Bridgend

16.00

der Träume Reinhart / Tode / Luksch 16:15 – 17:40

RG Mobilisierung

Vernon Chatman 16:00 – 17:12

Bui Kim Quy 18:00 – 19:27

Free Your

21:45 – 23:13 SP Undulant Fever Ando Hiroshi 22:00 – 23:58

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Mind

20.00

Breathing: The Garden Van der Heide 19:15 – 20:11

Mother Earth Breathing: Monuments TheSH Garden and 19:15 Follies Van der Heide – 20:11 combined progr. 19:45 – 20:57

combined progr. 19:45 – 20:57

and Follies

21.00

24.00

Vernon Chatman 22:30 – 00:10

Final Flesh

Fort Buchanan A Story of Creation RR Benjamin Crotty Final Flesh 22:00 – 23:12 Vernon Chatman 22:30 – 00:10

Goodbye Utopia

Walk the Walk

23.00

Kristina Grozeva / Petar Valchanov 22:00 – 23:47

BF The Lesson

Marcin Dudziak 22:00 – 23:15

BF Calling

22.00

RG The Sandwich Man Hou Hsiao-hsien / Wan Jen / Zeng Zhuang Xiang 22:00 – 23:43

RG The Sandwich Man Hou Hsiao-hsien Wan SH Talk theZhuang Talk /and Jen / Zeng Walk the–Walk 23:43 Xiang 22:00 combined programme 22:00 – 23:39

combined programme 22:00 – 23:39

SH Talk the Talk and

24.00

HometownBF Wir sind jung. various directors Wir sind stark. 21:30 – 22:40 Burhan Qurbani 22:30 – 00:26

Playground Robertson 22:00 – 23:25

WirDiary sind stark. RG Five Year Burhan Qurbani Reels 22, 23 & 80 22:30 – 00:26 Anne Charlotte

RG Five Year Diary Reels 22, 23 & 80 Utopia BF Goodbye AnneBuchanan Charlotte Fort 22:00 – 23:25 RobertsonCrotty Benjamin – 23:12 22:00 BF Wir sind jung.

BF

BF Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice Veldhuizen A Story of Creation22:30 – 23:55 RR Daan

EP The Normal Heart Ryan Murphy 21:45 – 23:57 BF Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice Daan Veldhuizen 22:30 – 23:55

LL Amour fou Jessica Hausner SP Undulant Fever – 23:51 22:15 Ando Hiroshi 22:00 – 23:58 WF The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes LL Amour fou Nancy Andrews 21:30 – 22:46 Jessica Hausner 22:15 – 23:51 LL Loin des hommes DavidEyes Oelhoffen WF The Strange of Dr. Myes 22:00 – 23:50 Nancy Andrews – 22:46 21:30 EP The Normal Heart RyanLoin Murphy LL des hommes – 23:57Oelhoffen 21:45David 22:00 – 23:50

combined programme 20:15 – 21:30 SH Monuments

SH Free Your

23.00

LL Charlie’s Country Rolf de Heer Winds SP August – 23:33 Mascaro 21:45Gabriel 22:00 – 23:17 LL The Dark Horse James Napier Robertson LL Charlie’s Country – 00:04 22:00 Rolf de Heer 21:45 – 23:33 BF Chigasaki Story Takuya Misawa LL The Dark Horse – 23:13Napier Robertson 21:45James 22:00 – 00:04

Mind SH The Dragon + Playground combined programme Hometown Is the Frame – 21:30 combined20:15 progr. various directors 19:45 – 20:59 21:30 – 22:40

19.00

BF The Inseminator

18.00

an Opera

24.00

Peter Strickland 22:45 – 00:26

SP August Winds Gabriel MascaroGirl BF Magical – 23:17 Vermut 22:00Carlos 22:15 – 00:22

Park Jung-Bum 21:00 – 23:55

Alive

23.00 Burgundy

LL The Duke of

BF Magical Girl Carlos LLVermut The Duke of 22:15 – 00:22 Burgundy Peter Strickland 22:45 – 00:26

22.00

22.00

Park Jung-Bum BF Chigasaki Story 21:00 – 23:55 Takuya Misawa

Alive

19:45 –Dragon 20:38 SH The Is the Frame Tiger Awards TS combined progr. Competition for – 20:59 Films 4 19:45Short 20:00 – 21:28 SH

24 Mother Earth

Botea SH Irina Arcadian combined progr. Field Notes 17:00 – 18:13 combined programme 17:00 – 18:19 BM OBR#2 Bruce McClure SH Short Special: Irina Botea 18:15 – 19:30 combined progr. SH Native 17:00 – 18:13 Speakers BM OBR#2 combined programme Bruce McClure 16:30 – 17:47 18:15 – 19:30 ML Lovers’ 24 Notebooks SH Native Aljarod / Speakers Khachouk 17:00 – 17:55 combined programme 16:30 – 17:47

SH Arcadian Field Notes TS Tiger Awards combined Competition for programme – 18:19 17:00 3 Short Films 16:30 – 17:41 SH

RR Final Flesh

BF Second Coming

Kim Tae-Yong 13:45 – 15:33

BF Set Me Free

Ana Lungu 12:30 – 13:51

of a Dutiful Daughter

ZATERDAG 24-01-2015

BF Battles – 12:25 09:30 Tollenaere Strange Eyes WF The Isabelle – 10:45 09:15 of Dr. Myes Nancy Andrews BF – 10:16 09:00 Alive Park Jung-Bum 09:30 – 12:25

Adam Curtis BF Alive – 11:30 09:15Park Jung-Bum

Paranormal Laboratory BF Battles Lisa Takeba 10:00 – 11:16 Isabelle Tollenaere – 10:45 EP 09:15 Bitter Lake

WF Self-portrait

Ramón Gieling 14:00 – 15:35

ZATERDAG 24-01-2015

Bruno Safadi / Ricardo Pretti 11:45 – 12:58

SP The End of an Age

Pathé 5

TG Haruko’s

Laura Citarella / Verónica Llinás 09:30 – 11:05

los perros

TG La mujer de

21.00

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy 19:30 – 22:05

EP Angels of Revolution Alexey Fedorchenko TG Norfolk – 20:53 19:00 Martin Radich 18:45 – 20:12

18:15 – 20:00

20.00 The Tribe

Big Talk

I Swear Talk I’ll Leave LL Big This Town The Tribe Daniel Aragão 19:30 – 21:14 Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy 19:30 – 22:05

19.00 BF

LL

19.00

LL Eden A Copa do Mundo no Recife MiaBF Hansen-Løve I Swear I’ll Leave 19:00 – 21:11 This Town Daniel Aragão 19:30 – 21:14 WF A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night LL Eden Ana Lily Amirpour Mia Hansen-Løve 19:00 – 20:39 19:00 – 21:11 LL Turist WF Ruben A GirlÖstlund Walks Home Alone at Night 19:00 – 20:58 Ana Lily Amirpour 19:00 – 20:39 BF Valedictorian Matthew Yeager LL Turist – 20:03Östlund 18:45Ruben 19:00 – 20:58 BF Cosmodrama BF Philippe Fernandez BF Valedictorian 18:15 – 20:00 Matthew Yeager 18:45 – 20:03 TG Norfolk Martin Radich BF Cosmodrama BF 18:45 – 20:12 Philippe Fernandez

18.00

18.00

PRESS & INDUSTRY SCREENINGS

Chinlin Hsieh 14:00 – 15:49

Taiwan New Cinema

RG Flowers of Taipei –

RG Flowers of Taipei – Taiwan Cinema SH City New Dwellers Chinlin Hsieh 14:00 – 15:49 combined programme 14:15 – 15:34

SH F for Focus combined progr. 14:30 – 15:41 SH City Dwellers combined programme 14:15 – 15:34

F for Focus

combined progr. SH Below the 14:30Surface – 15:41 combined programme 14:45 – 16:03

SH Below the Surface TS Tiger Awards combined Competition for programme – 16:03 14:45 2 Short Films 14:15 – 15:30 SH

ZATERDAG 24-01-2015

09.00

RG Growing Up Kunhou Chen 09:00 – 10:40

JJ

combined progr. 10:30 – 11:36

Petite blonde

Jan-Willem van Ewijk 16:00 – 17:59

Atlantic.

IFFR Live

17.00

17.00

LL Le meraviglie AliceLive Rohrwacher LL IFFR – 17:51 16:00 Atlantic. Jan-Willem van Ewijk 16:00 – 17:59

LL

16.00

16.00

BF The Man in the Wall LL Le meraviglie Evgeny Ruman 15:15Rohrwacher – 16:47 Alice

15.00

de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

14.00

15.00

BF Second Coming Debbie Green EP Tucker Angels of Revolution 18:30 – 20:15 Alexey Fedorchenko 19:00 – 20:53 SP The World of Kanako TG La mujer de los perros Nakashima Tetsuya + Portret van een BF Second Coming tuin Laura Citarella / Verónica 13:15 – 15:13 Rosie Stapel Debbie TuckerLlinás Green 19:15 – 20:50 12:15 – 13:53 18:30 – 20:15 SP La La La at Rock + Docteur Jekyll Bottom et les femmes SP The World of Kanako TG La mujer de Nobuhiro Yamashita Walérian Borowczyk los perros 12:30 – 14:13 Nakashima Tetsuya 18:30 – 20:02 Laura Citarella / Verónica 13:15 – 15:13 Llinás 19:15 BF– 20:50 El legado Roberto Anjari-Rossi SP La La La at Rock EP This Is My Land + Docteur Jekyll Bottom et les femmes 20:00 – 21:23 Tamara Erde Nobuhiro Yamashita Walérian Borowczyk 15:30 – 17:03 12:30 18:30 – 20:02 SP Poet on JJ The Quiz Show Scandal JJ Murder, Take One BF Hearts Know a – 14:13 * the Runaway Jang Jin Jang Jin Business Trip BF El Brides legado Ju Anqi 12:00 – 13:43 14:15 – 16:16 17:00 – 18:55 Anjari-Rossi Kris Roberto Kristinsson 19:45 – 20:57 20:00 – 21:23 WF To the Editor WF Me quedo contigo of Amateur ArtemioBF Narro Hearts Know SP Poet on a JJ The Quiz Show Scandal JJ Murder, Take One Photographer 19:00 – 20:39 * the Runaway Jang Jin Jang Jin 16:45 – 17:53 Business Trip Fowler / Fell Brides Ju Anqi 12:00 – 13:43 14:15 – 16:16 17:00 – 18:55 Kristinsson 19:45 – 20:57 RR Orgy of the BF Solos EP Kris Ik ben Alice No Place Devil and ... Fools Sander Burger Joanna Lombardi WF To the Editor WF Me quedo for contigo Ivan Cardoso Oleg Mavromatti 17:15 – 18:47 of Amateur 11:45 – 13:05 Artemio Narro 14:15 – 15:17 19:45 – 21:07 Photographer 19:00 – 20:39 Fowler / Fell 16:45 – 17:53 ML Auld Lang SP Black Stone BF Buzzard RR German Angst Syne JörgEP Buttgereit / Michal Roh Gyeong-Tae Joel Potrykus Orgy of the RR BF Solos Ik ben Alice No/ Andreas Place Cindy Jansen Kosakowski for Fools – 15:35and ... 14:00Devil 16:30 – 18:07 Joanna Lombardi Sander Burger – 12:48 12:00 19:15Mavromatti – 21:05 Marschall Ivan Cardoso Oleg 17:15 – 18:47 11:45 – 13:05 14:15 – 15:17 19:45 – 21:07 + Good Storm Children – Book One Stock... Lav Diaz – 14:08 Auld11:45 Lang ML SP Black Stone BF Buzzard RR German Angst an Opera Syne Jörg Buttgereit / Michal Roh Gyeong-Tae Joel Potrykus 19:45 – 20:38 Cindy Jansen Kosakowski / Andreas 14:00 – 15:35 16:30 – 18:07 12:00 – 12:48 19:15 – 21:05 Marschall Tiger Awards TS Tiger Awards TS Tiger Awards TS Competition for Competition for Competition for + Good Storm Children – Book One Short Films 2 Short Films 3 Short Films 4 Stock... Lav Diaz 11:45 – 14:08 14:15 – 15:30 16:30 – 17:41 20:00 – 21:28

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BF

Un jeune poète Damien Manivel – 14:26 13:00 Portret van een tuin Rosie Stapel 12:15 – 13:53

Guns and Talks

SP

Kunsthal Presents:

Bjørn Melhus

LL SP

RG Vanity Fables combined programme SP The Golden Era Ann Hui 10:00 – 11:24 09:30 – 12:28 + Kunsthal Presents: Bjørn Melhus RG Vanity Fables combined progr. combined10:30 programme – 11:36 10:00 – 11:24

SP The Golden Era Ann Hui 09:30 – 12:28

Amanda Rose Wilder 09:15 – 10:44

BF Approaching

Amanda Rose Wilder 09:15 – 10:44

SP Li Wen at East Lake Li Luo 09:30 – 11:27 BF Approaching

SP Li Wen at East Lake Li Luo 09:30 – 11:27

LL Phoenix Christian Petzold 09:45 – 11:35

Franco Maresco – 11:20 LL 09:45 Phoenix Christian Petzold 09:45 – 11:35

storia siciliana

RR Belluscone. Una

LantarenVenster 5 24 Park Lanes LantarenVenster 4 Kevin Jerome Everson 09:00 – 17:00 RG Growing Up LantarenVenster 6 Kunhou Chen LantarenVenster 5 09:00 – 10:40

LantarenVenster 6

13.00

14.00

TG Impressions of a Drowned ManVice LL Inherent Kyros Papavassiliou Paul Thomas Anderson 12:15 – 13:37 12:45 – 15:13 SP The Day After Gentle TG Impressions of Le-Van Kiet 12:30 – 14:24 a Drowned Man Kyros Papavassiliou 12:15 – 13:37 BF Petite blonde Un jeune poète SP The Day After Damien Manivel Gentle13:00 – 14:26 Le-Van Kiet 12:30 – 14:24

12.00

13.00

RR Belluscone. Una storia siciliana LL A Blast Franco Maresco Tzoumerkas – 11:20 09:45Syllas 10:00 – 11:23

LL

11:00 – 18:00

CJP Serveert

11.00

12.00

LL Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson 12:45 – 15:13

10.00

11:00 – 18:00

CJP Serveert

11.00

Saturday 24 January

LL A Blast Syllas Tzoumerkas 10:00 – 11:23

09.00

10.00

24 Park Lanes Kevin Jerome Everson + 09:00 – 17:00

LantarenVenster 3

LantarenVenster 4

LantarenVenster 3 LantarenVenster 2

LantarenVenster 2 LantarenVenster 1

LantarenVenster 1 Cinerama 7

Cinerama 7 Cinerama 6

Cinerama 6 Cinerama 5

Cinerama 5 Cinerama 4

Cinerama 4 Cinerama 3

Cinerama 3 Cinerama 2

Cinerama 2 Cinerama 1

Cinerama 1 Pathé 7

Pathé 7 Pathé 6

Pathé 6 Pathé 5

Pathé 5 Pathé 4

Pathé 4 Pathé 3

Pathé 3 Pathé 2

Pathé 2 Pathé 1

Pathé 1 Schouwburg Grote Zaal

Schouwburg Grote Zaal de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal Oude Luxor

Oude Luxor

09.00

PUBLIC SCREENINGS


326

44TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

44TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

327 Cinerama 4

Cinerama 2

Pathé 5

11.00

11.00

MatthewKids YeagerOnly 09:30 – 10:48 10:00 – 12:00

Hearts Know * the Runaway Brides Kris Valedictorian Kristinsson 09:15 – 10:52 BF

Angelus Novus10:00 – 12:00

Kids Only

Hearts BF Know * the Me Daddy Catch Runaway Brides Daniel Kris Kristinsson 09:15Wolfe – 10:52 10:00 – 11:51

Angelus Novus

Petite blonde

Quantum.

Romantic Heaven

War Prayer

The War Game Peter Watkins 12:00 – 13:05

Jang Jin 12:30 – 14:27 War Prayer

JJ

Screenings 3 comb. prog. 10:00 – 11:04

SH DINAMO P&I

10.00

Jacopo Quadri 09:15 – 10:42

d’estate

SP La scuola

12.00

Margot Schaap 11:30 – 12:44

in ‘t jaar

LL Een dag

Ingo Haeb 09:00 – 10:30

Zimmermädchen Lynn

Isabelle Tollenaere 10:45 – 12:15

BF Battles

20.00 Le meraviglie

Big Talk

Lynn RR A Pigeon Sat mädchen on a Ingo Haeb Branch Reflecting on Existence 20:00 – 21:30

Jeppe Rønde BF The Lesson – 20:24 Grozeva / 18:45Kristina Petar Valchanov 19:00 – 20:47 LL The Duke of

Roy Andersson of an Age 19:00 – 20:41 SP The End Bruno Safadi / SP Das ZimmerRicardo Pretti mädchen Lynn 18:45 – 19:58 Ingo Haeb BF The Lesson 20:00 – 21:30 Kristina Grozeva of an Age / SP The End 19:00 – 20:47 Petar Valchanov Bruno Safadi / Ricardo Pretti – 19:58 TG 18:45 Bridgend

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My Son

19:30 – 20:57

JangBF Jin Forever 19:00 – 20:49 Margarita Manda

RR Fires on the Plain Tsukamoto JJ My Son Shinya – 20:27 19:00Jin Jang 19:00 – 20:49 BF Eager Limbo RR Fires on the Plain Anna Sofie Hartmann Tsukamoto Shinya – 20:58 19:30 19:00 – 20:27 RR Om Dar-B-Dar Eager Kamal Swaroop BF – 20:56 19:15Limbo Anna Sofie Hartmann – 20:58 19:30natural SP history James Benning RR Om Dar-B-Dar 19:45 – 21:02 Kamal Swaroop

JJ

19:30 – 20:57 Christoph Hochhäusler 18:30 – 20:22

Forever Die Lügen derMargarita Sieger Manda

Christoph Hochhäusler Videophilia (and Other TG 18:30 – 20:22 Viral Syndromes) Juan Daniel Fernández Molero 19:15 – 20:58 BF

Daughter Ana 18:30 – 19:51 Die Lungu Lügen der Sieger

Peter Strickland 19:00 – 20:41 TG Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) WF Self-portrait Juan Daniel Fernández of a Dutiful Molero 19:15 – 20:58

Daughter Burgundy Ana Lungu 18:30 – 19:51

Burgundy TG Bridgend Peter Strickland 19:00 – 20:41 Jeppe Rønde 18:45 – 20:24 WF Self-portrait of a Dutiful LL The Duke of

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21.00

Alice Rohrwacher 19:30 – 21:46

21.00

23.00

22.00

23.00

RR German Angst Jörg Buttgereit LL A Blast / Michal Kosakowski / Andreas Syllas 22:15 Tzoumerkas – 00:05 Marschall 22:30 – 23:53

LL A Blast Syllas Tzoumerkas 22:30 – 23:53

22.00

RR

Toyen

Shaving the Baroness + ...

22:15 – 23:25

Toyen BF White Coal Jan Nemec Georg 22:00 Tiller– 23:28

LL The Farewell Party WF Dreamcatcher Sharon Maymon / Tal Kim Longinotto 21:45 – 23:15 Granit 22:00 – 23:37 BF White Coal Georg Tiller LL The Farewell Party 22:15 – 23:25 Sharon Maymon / Tal Shaving Baroness + ... 21:45 –the 23:15 Granit RR

WF Cart BF SetBoo MeJi-Young Free – 23:44 Kim22:00 Yong-Tae 21:45 – 23:33 TG Haruko’s Paranormal WF Cart Laboratory Boo Ji-Young 21:45 – 23:01 Lisa Takeba 22:00 – 23:44 SP As the Gods Will Miike Takashi TG Haruko’s Paranormal 22:00 – 23:58 Laboratory Lisa Takeba 21:45 – 23:01 EP Made in China KimSP Dong-Hoo 21:30 – 23:10 As the Gods Will Miike Takashi 22:00 – 23:58 WF Dreamcatcher Kim Longinotto EP Made in China 22:00 – 23:37 Kim Dong-Hoo 21:30 – 23:10

SP Tokyo Tribe Sono Sion 21:30 – 23:26 BF Set Me Free Kim Yong-Tae 21:45 – 23:33

24.00

24.00

Fort Buchanan Benjamin Crotty 14:30 – 15:42

Sobieszczanski / Ronduda 12:45 – 13:47

Félix DufourLaperrière 14:00 – 15:12

Khavn 15:00 – 16:15

Nathan Silver 16:30 – 17:40

SP Stinking

Britni West 15:45 – 17:03

SP Desaparadiso

18.00 Ismail Basbeth 17:15 – 18:35

to the Moon

17.00

TG Another Trip

Heaven

Moonlight

16.00

TG Tired

Tom Harper 15:00 – 16:33

EP War Book

RR The Performer BF Transatlantique

Margarita Manda 13:00 – 14:27

15.00 Rolf de Heer 14:30 – 16:18

LL Charlie’s Country

14.00

Daniel Aragão 13:00 – 14:30

BF Forever

SH BKK <=> SJJ combined programme 16:45 – 18:06

PRESS & INDUSTRY SCREENINGS

BF I Swear I’ll Leave

This Town

13.00

comb. programme 12:30 – 13:42

and Follies

BF

20.00

Ando Hiroshi 19:30 – 21:28

SP Undulant Fever

Stéphane Lafleur 19:30 – 21:03

LL Tu dors Nicole

19.00

RG Run Away Wang Tung 19:15 – 21:10

21.00

François Miron 22:00 – 23:25

RG Paul Sharits

22.00

23.00

RR Surrealist Follies #1: Meat and Flesh combined programme 22:15 – 23:44

24.00

EP This Is My Land Tamara Erde 14:00 – 15:33

Nicolas Steiner 11:30 – 13:30

Midi Z 11:00 – 12:44

20.00 Le meraviglie

Big Talk

Alice Rohrwacher 19:30 – 21:46 RR A Pigeon Sat on a SP Tokyo Tribe Branch Reflecting Sono Sion RR German Angst on Existence 21:30 – 23:26 Jörg Buttgereit / Michal Roy Andersson 19:00 – 20:41 Kosakowski / Andreas Marschall 22:15 – 00:05 SP Das Zimmer-

LL

19.00

LL

19.00

ML Cover Me Garrett Bradley 12:00 – 13:00

SP Jade Miners

Simone Rapisarda Casanova 09:45 – 11:15

di significato

BF La creazione

ML Cábala caníbal Daniel V. Villamediana 17:00 – 18:03

BF Calling Marcin Cábala caníbal ML Dudziak Daniel V. 16:30 – 17:45 Villamediana 17:00 – 18:03 SP La scuola

EP Bitter Lake Adam Curtis 15:30 – 17:45

BF Second Coming Debbie Tucker Green BF The Bull – 17:00 15:15 Larissa Figueiredo 15:15 – 16:33 EP Bitter Lake Adam Coming Curtis BF Second – 17:45Green 15:30 Debbie Tucker 15:15 – 17:00

Jang Jin – 16:21 Utopia 14:15Goodbye

ZONDAG 25-01-2015

Olaf de Fleur Johannesson 09:30 – 11:03

SP Brave Men’s Blood

Erbarme dich – Matthäus Passion Stories Ramón Gieling 16:00 – 18:08

18.00

18.00

ML Cover Me Garrett SH Bradley Monuments and Follies 12:00 – 13:00 comb. programme 12:30 – 13:42

SH Mined Soil and Quiet Suns comb. programme 12:15 – 13:20 SH Monuments

TG Above and Below

11.00

François Miron 10:00 – 11:34

Paul Sharits

Chromatic Aberration

François Miron 10:00 – 11:34

Paul Sharits

TS Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 4 12:00 – 13:25

SH Arcadian Notes Tiger Awards TS Field combined programme Competition for – 13:19 12:00 Short Films 4 – 13:25 Soil and 12:00Mined SH Quiet Suns SH Arcadian comb. programme Field Notes – 13:20 12:15 combined programme 12:00 – 13:19

BF The Inseminator Bui Kim Quy 10:30 – 11:57

Chromatic Aberration

17.00

LL Frank Lenny Abrahamson 16:15 – 17:50 IFFR Live

16.00

SP Cavalo Dinheiro Pedro Costa 15:45 – 17:29 BF The Bull Larissa Figueiredo 15:15 – 16:33

Righteous Ties

Jang Jin 14:15 – 16:21

17.00

Jan Nemec 22:00 – 23:28 SP Li Wen at East Lake d’estate Li Luo BF Calling Jacopo Quadri 21:45 – 23:42 Marcin Dudziak – 18:12 16:45 16:30 – 17:45 WF Sand Dollars SP Le paradis RR Die sechste Jahreszeit Laura Amelia Guzmán Kopfkino Goodbye Utopia Alain Cavalier BF SP SP Li Wen La scuola at East Lake / Israel Cárdenas Lene Berg 22:00 – 23:57 Fort Buchanan – 17:40 16:30d’estate Li Luo 14:00 – 15:25 Jacopo Quadri Benjamin Crotty 21:45 – 23:42 Speaking into the Air 16:45 – 18:12 Story – 15:42 RG 14:30 BF Chigasaki ML Mysterious Death of Mobilisierung der Träume SP Le paradis Misawa Takuya WF Sand Dollars RR Die sechste Jahreszeit Pérola Reinhart / Tode / Luksch – 18:13 16:45 Laura Amelia Guzmán Kopfkino Guto Parente 22:45 – 23:47 Alain Cavalier – 16:17 14:30 / Israel Cárdenas Lene Berg 22:00 – 23:57 16:30 – 17:40 19:15 – 20:56 14:00 – 15:25 TS Tiger Awards TS Tiger Awards TS Uitreiking Competition Competition Canon Tiger RG Speaking into the Air BF Chigasaki SP ML Mysterious natural history for ShortStory for Short Awards voor Mobilisierung der Träume – 20:38 Misawa Takuya James Benning Films 5 17:00 – 18:04 Films 6 19:30 Korte Films 21:00– 22:00 Death of Pérola Reinhart / Tode / Luksch 16:45 – 18:13 19:45 – 21:02 Guto Parente 22:45 – 23:47 – 16:17 14:30Me SH SH The Dragon SH Below the RG Five Year Myself and I Diary Is the Frame Surface Reels 22, 23 & 80 combined programme Awards TS Tiger Awards TS Tiger TS Uitreiking combined progr. combined programme Anne Charlotte Competition Competition Canon Tiger 14:45 – 16:33 17:30 – 18:44 19:45 – 21:03 Robertson 22:15 – 23:40 for Short for Short Awards voor Films 5 17:00 – 18:04 Films 6 19:30 – 20:38 Korte Films 21:00– 22:00 SH After the SH Short Special: SH F for Focus SH How’s the Weather Basim Magdy in the Far East? Smoke Clears and I SH SHprogramme SH Below comb. RG Five Me Myself The Dragon the programme Year Diary comb. combined programme combined programme 20:15 – 21:26 Is the Frame Surface Reels 22, 23 & 80 combined programme – 23:41 17:00 – 18:08 22:15 14:30 – 15:45 combined progr. combined programme Anne Charlotte 14:45 – 16:33 17:30 – 18:44 19:45 – 21:03 Robertson 22:15 – 23:40 BM OBR#3 Bruce McClure SH After the SH Short Special: SH F for Focus SH How’s the Weather Basim Magdy in the Far East? comb. programme Smoke Clears 18:15 – 19:30 comb. programme combined programme combined programme 20:15 – 21:26 – 18:08 22:15 – 23:41 15:45 Tiger– Awards TS 14:30 SH Two17:00 SH Behind Closed SH Free Way Your Competition for Mirror Doors Mind BM OBR#3 Short Films 3 combined programme combined programme combined programme Bruce McClure 14:30 – 15:41 16:45 – 18:00 19:30 – 20:53 22:00 – 23:15 18:15 – 19:30 EP This Is My Land SH BKK <=> SJJ RG Run Away RR Surrealist Follies #1: Meat and Flesh Tamara combined programme Wang Tung Tiger Awards TS Erde SH Two SH SH Free Way Behind Closed Your programme combined Competition for Mirror Mind – 18:06 – 21:10 14:00 – 15:33 16:45 19:15Doors 22:15 – 23:44 Short Films 3 combined programme combined programme combined programme 14:30 – 15:41 16:45 – 18:00 19:30 – 20:53 22:00 – 23:15

JJ

JJ

ZONDAG 25-01-2015

09.00

RG

RG

LL Atlantic. Jan-Willem TG La mujer de van Ewijk los 12:45 perros – 14:14 Laura Citarella / Verónica 12:30 – 14:05Horse Llinás LL The Dark James Napier Robertson LL Atlantic. 12:45 – 14:49 van Ewijk Jan-Willem 12:45 – 14:14

Michael Moore 12:15 – 13:56

Roger and Me 12:30 – 14:05 Llinás

Laura Citarella / Verónica

los perros The Reagan Shorts

Michael Moore 12:15 – 13:56 Chaitanya Tamhane 13:00 – 14:56 TG La mujer de

RogerBF andCourt Me

The Reagan Shorts

LL

16.00 LL Frank Lenny Abrahamson 16:15 – 17:50

LL Métamorphoses Live Christophe Honoré LL IFFR Erbarme – 17:42dich – Matthäus 16:00 Passion Stories Ramón Gieling 16:00 – 18:08 EP Broken Land Stéphanie Barbey / LL Métamorphoses – 16:30 Luc Peter 15:15Christophe Honoré 16:00 – 17:42 TG Norfolk Martin Radich EP Broken Land 16:57 / 15:30 –Barbey Stéphanie Luc Peter 15:15 – 16:30 SP Cavalo Dinheiro Pedro TG Norfolk Costa – 17:29 15:45 Martin Radich 15:30 – 16:57

15.00

15.00

Righteous Ties

14.00

BF Court Chaitanya Tamhane 13:00 – 14:56

The War Game Peter Watkins – 13:05 BF 12:00 Cosmodrama Philippe Fernandez 12:00 – 13:45

EP

EP

14.00

TG Gluckauf Remy van Heugten 13:00 – 14:42

13.00

BF The Inseminator Bui Kim Quy BF Cosmodrama 10:30 – 11:57 Philippe Fernandez 12:00 – 13:45

Damian Marcano 09:15 – 10:51

the Fighter

BF God Loves

Damian Marcano 09:15 – 10:51

the Fighter

El legado Roberto Anjari-Rossi – 11:01 09:30 BF God Loves

BF

Un jeune poète Damien Manivel Quantum. – 10:56 BF 09:30 El legado Roberto Anjari-Rossi 09:30 – 11:01

BF

09:15 – 10:32 BF Petite blonde Un jeune poète SP A Midsummer’s Damien Manivel Fantasia 09:30 – 10:56 Jang Kun-Jae 09:15 – 10:51

SP A Midsummer’s Fantasia SP August Winds Jang Kun-Jae 09:15 – 10:51 Gabriel Mascaro

13.00 TG Gluckauf Remy van Heugten 13:00 – 14:42

EP No Place forLL Fools The Dark Horse Oleg Mavromatti James Napier Robertson 12:15 – 13:37 12:45 – 14:49 BF Mauro Hernán Rosselli EP No Place – 13:35 12:15 for Fools Oleg Mavromatti – 13:37 12:15Romantic JJ Heaven Jang Jin BF Mauro – 14:27 12:30 Hernán Rosselli 12:15 – 13:35

EP

EP

12.00

12.00

Sunday 25 January

BF Catch Me Daddy Daniel Wolfe 10:00 – 11:51

10.00

10.00

BF Valedictorian Matthew Yeager 09:30 – 10:48 SP August Winds Gabriel Mascaro 09:15 – 10:32

BF

BF

09.00

SP Das

de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

LantarenVenster 6

LantarenVenster 6 LantarenVenster 5

LantarenVenster 5 LantarenVenster 4

LantarenVenster 4 LantarenVenster 3

LantarenVenster 3 LantarenVenster 2

LantarenVenster 2 LantarenVenster 1

LantarenVenster 1 Cinerama 7

Cinerama 7 Cinerama 6

Cinerama 6 Cinerama 5

Cinerama 5 Cinerama 4

Cinerama 4 Cinerama 3

Cinerama 3 Cinerama 2

Cinerama 2 Cinerama 1

Cinerama 1 Pathé 7

Pathé 7 Pathé 6

Pathé 6 Pathé 5

Pathé 5 Pathé 4

Pathé 4 Pathé 3

Pathé 3 Pathé 2

Pathé 2 Pathé 1

Pathé 1 Schouwburg Grote Zaal

Schouwburg Grote Zaal de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal Oude Luxor

Oude Luxor

09.00

PUBLIC SCREENINGS


328

44TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

44TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

329

LantarenVenster 24 5

En Août

Calling Marcin Dudziak 09:30 – 10:54

BF The Monk The Maw Naing 09:15 – 10:50

Calling Marcin Dudziak – 10:54 BF The09:30 Monk The Maw Naing 09:15 – 10:50

BF

BF

Park Lanes

10.00

Quentin Dupieux 13:00 – 14:47 SP Die geliebten Schwestern Dominik Graf 13:15 – 16:05

Reality

Aïssa

Stranded inBF Canton Chigasaki Story Måns Månsson Misawa Takuya 12:30 – 13:55 13:30 – 14:58

Aïssa

Park Kwang-Hyun 12:00 – 14:10

Jang Kun-Jae 11:45 – 13:21

Fantasia

12.00

The Performer Sobieszczanski / Ronduda 15:00 – 16:05

Self-portrait as ...

d’estate

SP La scuola

Britni West 11:45 – 13:03

Self-portrait as ...

Jacopo Quadri 11:30 – 12:57

EP Ash and Money Tiit Ojasoo / Ene-Liis Semper 17:00 – 18:38

20.00

20.00

Big Talk

LL

IFFR Live

SP Brave Men’s Blood

Bernard Bellefroid 19:00 – 21:00

Melody

Aditya Vikram Sengupta 19:30 – 20:54 Adirley Queiros 18:30 – 20:03 BF The Bull Larissa BF Labour ofFigueiredo Love – 21:03 19:45 Aditya Vikram Sengupta 19:30 – 20:54

White Out, Black In

– 20:35 19:15Labour BF of Love

Adirley Queiros to the Moon 18:30 – 20:03 Ismail Basbeth

Black TG In Another Trip

Nicolas LL Steiner Een dag in ‘t jaar 18:45 – 20:45 Margot Schaap BF Titli19:15 – 20:29

LL Een dag in ‘t jaar BF Transatlantique Margot Schaap Félix Dufour19:15 – 20:29 Laperrière – 19:57 TG 18:45 Above and Below

Melody

Kanuand BehlBelow TG Above – 21:05 19:00 Nicolas Steiner 18:45 – 20:45 SP Stinking Heaven BF Titli Nathan Silver Kanu Behl 18:30 – 19:40 19:00 – 21:05 TG Another Trip SP Stinking to the Moon Ismail Basbeth Heaven Nathan Silver 19:15 – 20:35 18:30 – 19:40 + White Out,

+

21.00

21.00

The Farewell Party Sharon Maymon / Tal Granit 19:30 – 21:25

Big Talk

The Farewell Party Sharon Maymon / Tal Granit LL IFFR Live 19:30 – 21:25

LL

19.00

LL

19.00

23.00

BF Limbo BF Los hongos Anna Sofie Hartmann Oscar Ruiz Navia 21:45 – 23:28 – 23:43 22:15

BF La tirisia JorgeMade Pérez Solano EP in China – 23:50 22:00Kim Dong-Hoo 22:15 – 23:55

22.00

23.00

EP Made in China Kim Dong-Hoo 22:15 – 23:55

22.00

a Drowned Man TG Tired Kyros Papavassiliou Moonlight – 23:37 22:15 Britni West 22:00 – 23:18 SP Jade Miners Midi Z TG Impressions of 21:30 – 23:14 a Drowned Man Kyros Papavassiliou 22:15 – 23:37 BF Solos Joanna Lombardi SP Jade Miners Midi Z 22:00 – 23:32 21:30 – 23:14 BF Court Chaitanya Tamhane BF Solos – 23:41 Lombardi 21:45Joanna 22:00 – 23:32 BF Banana Pancakes and the Children BF Court of Sticky Rice Chaitanya Tamhane Daan Veldhuizen 22:00 – 23:25 21:45 – 23:41 JJ Murder, Take One Jang Banana Jin Pancakes BF the Children – 23:40 21:45and of Sticky Rice Daan Veldhuizen 22:00 – 23:25

TG Tired Moonlight Eager BF Britni West Limbo – 23:18Sofie Hartmann 22:00Anna 22:15 – 23:43 TG Impressions of

Olaf de Fleur Johannesson BF La tirisia 20:00 – 21:33 Jorge Pérez Solano Bernard Bellefroid 19:00 – 21:00 22:00 – 23:50 BF Transatlantique BF Los hongos Félix DufourOscar Ruiz Navia 21:45 – 23:28 SP Brave Men’s Blood Laperrière Olaf de Fleur Johannesson 18:45 – 19:57 20:00 – 21:33 Eager

18.00

EP

La société du spectacle Guy Debord 17:00 – 18:50

Réfutation de tous les jugements ...

14.00

SP The Wolf’s Lair Catarina Mourao 13:00 – 14:45

16.00

Josh Safdie / Benny Safdie 15:00 – 16:34

What

SP Heaven Knows

BF River of Exploding Durians Edmund Yeo 14:00 – 16:08

17.00

18.00

TG Norfolk Martin Radich 18:00 – 19:27

BF Crumbs Miguel Llansó 17:00 – 18:08

TG La obra del siglo Carlos M. Quintela 15:45 – 17:25

15.00

PRESS & INDUSTRY SCREENINGS

RG Kuei-mei, a Woman Chang Yi 14:00 – 16:00

MAANDAG 26-01-2015

SH DINAMO P&I Screenings 4 comb. prog. 10:00 – 10:53

WF To the Editor of Amateur Photographer Fowler / Fell 09:30 – 10:38

Woo Ming Jin 09:00 – 10:27

Life of Thieves

Ju Anqi 15:30 – 17:13

Business Trip

SP Poet on a

SP Das Zimmermädchen Lynn SP Desaparadiso Ingo Haeb Khavn 16:00 – 17:30 15:15 – 16:30 SP Poet on a Business Trip SP Das ZimmerJu Anqi 15:30 – 17:13 mädchen Lynn Ingo Haeb 16:00 – 17:30

The Performer Sobieszczanski / Ronduda 15:00 – 16:05 WF Self-portrait

TG Vanishing Point Jakrawal Nilthamrong 13:30 – 15:10

13.00

TG Haruko’s Paranormal BF El Cinco Laboratory Adrián Biniez 15:30 – 17:10 15:45 – 17:01 Lisa Takeba

Abderrahmane Sissako 16:00 – 17:37 BF El Cinco Adrián Biniez 15:30 – 17:10 Bridgend Jeppe Rønde 15:15 – 16:54

Jeppe Rønde – 16:54 LL 15:15 Timbuktu

TG Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory Lisa Takeba 15:45 – 17:01 SP Desaparadiso Khavn 15:15 – 16:30

MAANDAG 26-01-2015

SP La vie de Jean-Marie Peter van Houten 09:30 – 12:16

Moonlight

TG Tired

EP Made in China Kim Dong-Hoo 11:00 – 12:40

11.00

ML Mysterious Death of Pérola Guto Parente 12:00 – 13:02

ML Mysterious Death of Pérola SH Cinema of Rods GutoCones Parente and 13:02 12:00 – programme comb. 12:00 – 13:10

SP August Winds Gabriel Mascaro 12:00 – 13:17 SH Cinema of Rods and Cones comb. programme 12:00 – 13:10

RR

RR

Ana Lily Amirpour 16:15 – 17:54

Alone at Night

WF A Girl Walks Home

17.00

Ana Lily Amirpour 16:15 – 17:54

16.00

18.00

19.00

21.00

SP The Move Marat Sarulu 21:00 – 23:58

TG Bridgend Jeppe Rønde 22:00 – 23:39

22.00

RG Past Present Saw Tiong Guan 21:30 – 22:46

Laura Citarella / Verónica Llinás 20:00 – 21:35

los perros

TG La mujer de

20.00

WF To the Editor of Amateur Photographer Fowler / Fell 19:30 – 20:38

23.00

ML Rib Gets RR Landscape With in the Way Many MoonsBF The Bull EP Ash JJ Murder, Take One and Money Steve Reinke Jaan Toomik 18:30 – 20:00 Tiit Larissa Figueiredo Jang Jin – 17:52 / Ene-Liis 17:00Ojasoo Semper 17:00 – 18:38 19:45 – 21:03 21:45 – 23:40 RG Speaking into the Air SP Letters to Max RR Fires on the Plain of a Dutiful Mobilisierung der Träume Eric Baudelaire Tsukamoto Shinya Rib Gets ML RR Landscape With Daughter Reinhart / Tode / Luksch the Way – 18:28 16:45in 21:45 – 23:12 Many Moons 19:30 – 21:17 Ana Lungu 14:15 – 15:36 Steve Reinke Jaan Toomik 18:30 – 20:00 17:00 – 17:52 BF Men Who EP Broken Land SP Cavalo Dinheiro Save Speaking into/the Air Stéphanie Barbey Pedro the Letters World to Max WF Self-portrait SP RG RR Fires onCosta the Plain 19:15 – 20:30 der Träume Luc Peter LiewEric Seng Tat 16:30 – 18:03 of a Dutiful Mobilisierung 22:00 – 23:44 Baudelaire Tsukamoto Shinya Daughter Reinhart / Tode / Luksch 16:45 – 18:28 21:45 – 23:12 Ana Remake, Lungu 14:15 –Remix, 15:36 – 21:17 19:30Surrealist RG RR Surrealist RR Follies #3 Follies #2 Rip-Off BF Men Who Save EP Brokencomb. SP Cavalo Dinheiro Land comb. progr. progr. Cem Kaya 14:30 – 16:06 Stéphanie19:45 Barbey / Pedro Costa the World – 20:43 17:30 – 18:27 Luc Peter 19:15 – 20:30 Liew Seng Tat 16:30 – 18:03 22:00 – 23:44 JJ We Are Brothers TS Tiger Awards RR Ich seh, Ich seh SP Black Stone Competition Jang Jin 15:00 – 16:41 Veronika Franz / Roh Gyeong-Tae Surrealist Surrealist RG Remake, RR RR Remix, for Short 19:15#2 – 20:54 Severin Fiala Follies #3 Follies 22:00 – 23:35 Rip-Off Films 5 17:00 – 18:04 comb. progr. comb. progr. Cem Kaya 14:30 – 16:06 17:30 – 18:27 19:45 – 20:43 SH Native TS Tiger Awards SH BKK <=> SJJ BF White Coal Competition Speakers combined programme Georg Tiller JJ We Are Brothers TS Tiger Awards RR Ich seh, SP Black Ich seh Stone for Short combined programme Competition – 21:06 – 23:10 22:00Gyeong-Tae Jin 15:00 – 16:41 Veronika19:45 Franz / Roh Films 6 14:15Jang – 15:23 – 18:02 16:45for Short Severin Fiala 19:15 – 20:54 22:00 – 23:35 Films 5 17:00 – 18:04 Critics’ Talk SH After the SH Short Special: BF Quantum. It’s Never Too Special: Jang Jin Smoke El legado AwardsClears SH Native TS Tiger SH BKK BF White Late to Say Sorry <=> SJJ Coal combined programme combined programme Roberto Anjari-Rossi Competition Speakers 20:00 –programme 21:00 combined Georg Tiller 17:00 – 18:00 14:30 – 15:45 – 23:46 22:15 for Short combined programme 19:45 – 21:06 22:00 – 23:10 Films 6 14:15 – 15:23 16:45 – 18:02 BM OBR#4 Bruce McClure Critics’ Talk SH After the SH Short Special: BF Quantum. It’s Never Too Special: Jang Jin Smoke Clears El legado 18:15 – 19:30 Late to Say Sorry combined programme combined programme Roberto Anjari-Rossi 20:00 – 21:00 – 18:00 – 15:45 14:30 – 23:46 22:15Utopia the Weather SH How’s SH Two17:00 SH Talk the Talk and BF Goodbye Way in the Far East? Mirror Walk the Walk Fort Buchanan BM OBR#4 combined programme combined programme combined programme Benjamin Crotty Bruce McClure 14:15 – 15:41 16:45 – 18:00 19:30 – 21:09 22:00 – 23:12 18:15 – 19:30 RG Kuei-mei, a Woman EP Réfutation de tous les jugements ... WF To the Editor RG Past Present of Amateur société du spectacle Goodbye Chang Yi SawBF Tiong Guan Utopia How’s the Weather SH SH TwoLa SH Talk Way the Talk and Photographer Guy Debord 17:00 – 18:50 the Far East? Mirror Walk Fort Buchanan – 16:00 14:00in 21:30 – 22:46 Fowler /the Fell Walk 19:30 – 20:38 combined programme combined programme combined programme Benjamin Crotty 14:15 – 15:41 16:45 – 18:00 19:30 – 21:09 22:00 – 23:12

Welcome to Dongmakgol

Park Kwang-Hyun 12:00 – 14:10

Stranded in Canton Måns Månsson – 13:55 12:30to Welcome Dongmakgol

SP

SP

BF Chigasaki Story Misawa Takuya 13:30 – 14:58

BF Set Me Free Kim Yong-Tae 12:45 – 14:33

Kim Yong-Tae (and Other TG Videophilia Viral12:45 Syndromes) – 14:33 Juan Daniel Fernández Molero 12:30 – 14:13

17.00

Alone at Night

16.00 WF A Girl Walks Home

LL Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako 16:00 – 17:37

Bridgend

15.00

15.00

MAANDAG 26-01-2015

TG Parabellum Lukas Valenta Rinner 09:15 – 10:30

09.00

Kevin Jerome Everson 09:00 – 17:00

JJ

JJ

14.00

Formales Gewissen

13.00

ML Cábala caníbal Daniel V. SP A Midsummer’s Villamediana Fantasia 11:15 – 12:18 Jang Kun-Jae 11:45 – 13:21 SP August Winds Gabriel Mascaro ML Cábala caníbal 12:00 – 13:17 Daniel V. Villamediana 11:15 – 12:18

SP The Iron Ministry J.P. Sniadecki 10:00 – 11:23 En Août

SP The Second

LantarenVenster 2

Cinerama 6

Cinerama 4

Cinerama 2

Pathé 5

de Doelen LantarenVenster 2 Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

LantarenVenster 6

LantarenVenster 6 LantarenVenster 5

LantarenVenster 4

Christoph Hochhäusler 09:15 – 11:07

Die Lügen der Sieger

SP The End of an Age Bruno Safadi / Ricardo Pretti 09:30 – 10:43

14.00

Quentin Dupieux 13:00 – 14:47

Reality

Formales Gewissen

13.00

Passion Stories Ramón 12:15Free – 13:50 BF Gieling Set Me

RR

RR

LL Loin des hommes David Oelhoffen SP Die geliebten Schwestern – 14:50 Graf 13:00Dominik 13:15 – 16:05 LL Erbarme dich TG – Matthäus LL Loin des hommes Passion Stories David Ramón Gieling 12:15Oelhoffen – 13:50 13:00 – 14:50 TG Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) LL Erbarme TG dich Juan Daniel Fernández – Matthäus Molero 12:30 – 14:13

12.00

12.00

SP A Midsummer’s

A Copa do Mundo no Recife

I Swear I’ll Leave This Town Daniel Aragão 10:00 – 11:44

A Copa do Mundo no Recife

11.00

BF Alive Park Jung-Bum + Die Lügen der Sieger 09:15 – 12:10Hochhäusler Christoph 09:15 – 11:07 SP The Iron Ministry J.P. Sniadecki BF Alive 10:00 – 11:23 Park Jung-Bum 09:15 – 12:10

+

BF

BF

10.00

11.00

Monday 26 January

I Swear I’ll Leave This Town Aragão 10:00 – 11:44 of an Age SP The End Daniel Bruno Safadi / Ricardo Pretti 09:30 – 10:43

09.00

10.00

24 Park Lanes Kevin Jerome Everson 09:00 – 17:00

LantarenVenster 3

LantarenVenster 4

LantarenVenster 3 LantarenVenster 2

LantarenVenster 2 LantarenVenster 1

LantarenVenster 1 Cinerama 7

Cinerama 7 Cinerama 6

Cinerama 6 Cinerama 5

Cinerama 5 Cinerama 4

Cinerama 4 Cinerama 3

Cinerama 3 Cinerama 2

Cinerama 2 Cinerama 1

Cinerama 1 Pathé 7

Pathé 7 Pathé 6

Pathé 6 Pathé 5

Pathé 5 Pathé 4

Pathé 4 Pathé 3

Pathé 3 Pathé 2

Pathé 2 Pathé 1

Pathé 1 Schouwburg Grote Zaal

Schouwburg Grote Zaal de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal Oude Luxor

Oude Luxor

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the World

Reels 22, 23 & 80

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Shipwreck Roh Gyeong-Tae

SP Black Stone

Transatlantique WF Dreamcatcher Félix Dufour-Laperrière Longinotto – 12:57 11:30Kim 11:45 – 13:22

Shipwreck

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Fashion House Marga Weimans Bob Visser / Maria Visser 11:45 – 12:38

Lenny Abrahamson 10:00 – 11:35

LL Frank

in the Way Steve Reinke 10:15 – 11:07

ML Rib Gets

Angelus Novus

Jacopo Quadri 14:15 – 15:42

d’estate

Heaven

Ruben Östlund 12:30 – 14:28

ML Room

Tone

ML Room

RG Past Present Saw Tiong Guan 16:45 – 18:01

RG Past Present Saw Tiong Guan TG Norfolk – 18:01 Radich 16:45Martin 17:00 – 18:27

RG The Search for Weng Weng BF Valedictorian Andrew Leavold – 18:03 Yeager 16:30Matthew 16:45 – 18:03 BF The Monk Maw Naing RG TheThe Search for Weng – 18:20 16:45Weng Andrew Leavold 16:30 – 18:03 TG Gluckauf Remy van Heugten BF The Monk – 18:12 16:30The Maw Naing 16:45 – 18:20 LL Le meraviglie Alice Rohrwacher TG Gluckauf – 18:51 Remy van17:00 Heugten 16:30 – 18:12 BM LL Le meraviglie Alice Rohrwacher 17:00 – 18:51 TG Norfolk Martin Radich BM 17:00 – 18:27

Céline Baril 17:00 – 17:45 BF Valedictorian Matthew Yeager 16:45 – 18:03

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Chinlin Hsieh 14:00 – 15:49

Taiwan New Cinema

Jessica Hausner 15:00 – 16:36

LL Amour fou

Garrett Bradley 14:15 – 15:15

ML Cover Me

Matthew Bate 13:30 – 15:04

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Daniel V. Villamediana 16:00 – 17:03

Martín Rejtman 17:30 – 19:14

LL Dos disparos

brevis Knauff 17:30 – 18:10

ML Vita

Aimless Wanderer Kivu Ruhorahoza 18:15 – 19:33

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BF Things of the

Viral Syndromes) Juan Daniel F. Molero 17:30 – 19:13

Jaan Toomik 16:15 – 17:45

Gentle En Août

River of Exploding Durians EdmundTG Yeo Bridgend

TG Vanishing Point Jakrawal Nilthamrong TG La mujer de perros – 23:40 22:00los Laura Citarella / Verónica Llinás 22:15 – 23:50 TG Bridgend Jeppe Rønde TG Vanishing Point – 23:54 22:15Nilthamrong Jakrawal 22:00 – 23:40

TG La mujer de

los perros Battles Laura Citarella / Verónica Isabelle Tollenaere Llinás 22:15 – 23:50 21:30 – 23:00

Ingo Haeb 22:15 – 23:45 Battles Isabelle Tollenaere 21:30 – 23:00

mädchen Lynn

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SP Das Zimmer-

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Jang Jin 22:15 – 00:12

Romantic Heaven

Jang Jin 22:15 – 00:12

Romantic Heaven

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Eddie Cahyono 22:30 – 23:58

BF Siti

Notebooks Aljarod / Khachouk 22:30 – 23:25

ML Lovers’

Michael Noer 22:30 – 24:00

SP Key House Mirror

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Artvark Sax / Oosterwijk 21:45 – 22:35

Live Performance

24 Heraclitus

Artvark Sax / Oosterwijk 21:45 – 22:35

Live Performance

24 Heraclitus

JJ

JJ

BF Cosmodrama Philippe Fernandez 21:45 – 23:30

BF Cosmodrama Philippe LL EenFernandez dag – 23:30 21:45in ‘t jaar Margot Schaap 22:00 – 23:14

Margot Schaap 22:00 – 23:14

in ‘t jaar

SP Desaparadiso Khavn 22:30 – 23:45 LL Een dag

Death of Pérola Guto Parente 21:00 – 22:02 Syllas Tzoumerkas 20:00 – 21:23

LL A Blast

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BF Magical Girl Carlos Vermut SP Undulant Fever – 00:22 22:15 Ando Hiroshi 22:00 – 23:58 SP Das ZimmerLynn BF mädchen Magical Girl Ingo Haeb 22:15 – 23:45 Carlos Vermut 22:15 – 00:22

ML The Mysterious

Punk Festival Ognjen Glavonic 20:30 – 21:34

ML Zivan Makes a

Remy van Heugten 20:00 – 21:42

TG Gluckauf

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Le-Van Kiet 19:30 – 21:24 Calling Marcin Dudziak – 20:39Talk 19:15Brave BF Court Day After SP The Chaitanya Tamhane 19:30 – 21:51 Gentle Le-Van Kiet 19:30 – 21:24 JJ The Recipe Talk Suh-Goon BF BraveLee 19:45 – 21:32 Court Chaitanya Tamhane 19:30 – 21:51

RG Dust in the Wind Hou Hsiao-hsien 19:15 – 21:05

TG Videophilia (and Other

Many Moons

je viserai le coeur

22.00 SP Undulant Fever Ando Hiroshi 22:00 – 23:58

21:30 – 23:38 Jeppe Rønde 22:15 – 23:54 TG La obra del siglo Carlos Quintela River of Exploding Durians – 23:25 21:45Yeo Edmund 21:30 – 23:38 LL Atlantic. van siglo Ewijk TG Jan-Willem La obra del – 23:14 21:45 Carlos Quintela 21:45 – 23:25 SP Desaparadiso LL Atlantic. Khavn – 23:45 22:30 Jan-Willem van Ewijk 21:45 – 23:14

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Sharon Maymon / 20:00 – 21:30 LL Tal La Granit prochaine fois

JJ The Recipe Lee Suh-Goon 19:45 – 21:32 SP La vie de Jean-Marie Peter van Houten 19:15 – 22:01 OBR#5 Bruce McClure 18:15 – 19:30 RG Dust in the Wind Houvie Hsiao-hsien SP La de Jean-Marie 21:05 19:15 Peter–van Houten 19:15 – 22:01

BF

Bruce McClure 18:15 – 19:30

18.00 James Napier Robertson 16:45 – 18:49

LL The Dark Horse

RR Landscape with

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ML Cábala caníbal

Lee Kwang-Kuk 14:15 – 15:54

Interpretation

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BF A Matter of

IFFR Live

Speed Walking LL The Farewell Niels Arden OplevParty 19:00 – 21:18

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LL The Farewell Party SP The Reaper Sharon Maymon / ZvonimirTal Juric Granit 20:00 – 21:30 19:30 – 21:08 IFFR Live

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This Point as a ... RR Self-portrait MarkPerformer Sawers The 19:00 – 20:20 Sobieszczanski/ En Août 19:00 – 20:05 Ronduda BF Calling WF No Men Beyond Marcin Dudziak This19:15 Point – 20:39 Mark Sawers The Day After – 20:20 19:00 SP

OBR#5

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SP

SP

SP

SP

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SP The Reaper Zvonimir Juric 19:30 – 21:08

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Cédric Anger 20:00 – 21:51 Speed Walking Niels Arden Oplev 19:00 – 21:18 SP The Wolf’s Lair BF Catarina Mourao LL La prochaine fois 18:45 – 20:30 je viserai le coeur Cédric Anger 20:00 – 21:51 EP The Normal Heart Ryan Murphy SP The Wolf’s BF Lair – 21:27 Catarina 19:15 Mourao 18:45 – 20:30 TG Parabellum Lukas EPValenta The Normal Heart – 20:00 Rinner 18:45 Ryan Murphy 19:15 – 21:27 LL Tu dors Nicole Stéphane Lafleur TG Parabellum – 20:33 19:00 Lukas Valenta Rinner 18:45 – 20:00 BF The Second Life of Thieves LL Tu dors Nicole Woo Ming Jin Stéphane Lafleur 18:30 – 19:57 19:00 – 20:33 LL Tussen 10 en 12 BF The Second Peter Hoogendoorn Life of Thieves Woo Ming Jin19:15 – 20:25 18:30 – 19:57 Laggies Lynn Shelton LL Tussen 10 18:30 – 20:10 en 12 Peter Hoogendoorn War Prayer – 20:25 19:15 EP The War Game Laggies Peter Watkins Lynn Shelton 19:45 – 20:50 18:30 – 20:10 RR Self-portrait as a ... The Performer EP War Prayer Sobieszczanski/ The War Game – 20:05 Ronduda 19:00Peter Watkins 19:45 – 20:50 WF No Men Beyond

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PRESS & INDUSTRY SCREENINGS

Jang Jin 14:00 – 15:49

My Son

JangSP Jin Letters to Max 14:00 – 15:49 Eric Baudelaire 14:30 – 16:13

My Son

Nathan Silver 14:30 – 15:40 SP Letters to Max Eric Baudelaire 14:30 – 16:13

SP Stinking

Time Machine

Ruben Desiere 12:45 – 13:46

Adam Curtis 15:00 – 17:40 Hearts the Modern* Propaganda Talk: Adam CurtisTone EP Know Runaway Brides Céline Baril Bitter14:30 Lake Kris Kristinsson – 16:07 17:00 – 17:45 Adam Curtis 15:00 – 17:40

BF Sam Klemke’s

ML Kosmos

LL Turist

Syne Cindy Jansen 11:30 – 12:18

ML Auld Lang

Knauff 17:00 – 17:40

Vita brevis

BF El Cinco Adrián Biniez BF Catch Me Daddy 16:00 – 17:40 Daniel Wolfe 16:00 – 17:51

Bitter Lake

Angelus Novus

DINSDAG 27-01-2015

Céline Baril 09:00 – 09:45

Wang Haolin 09:30 – 10:56

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BF Crumbs ML Vita brevis Miguel Llansó Knauff 15:00 – 16:08 EP Modern Propaganda Talk: Adam Curtis17:00 – 17:40

RG Flowers of Taipei -

JJ

JJ

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BF Catch Me Daddy Daniel Wolfe 16:00 – 17:51

RR L’occhio selvaggio Paolo Cavare SP La scuola – 15:37 14:00d’estate Jacopo Quadri – 15:42 14:15Beyond RG Clueless Charlie Lyne RR L’occhio selvaggio 14:30 – 15:59 Paolo Cavare 14:00 – 15:37 BF Eager Limbo RG Beyond Clueless Anna Sofie Hartmann Charlie Lyne 14:00 – 15:28 14:30 – 15:59 SP Stinking Heaven BF Eager Limbo Nathan Silver – 15:40 14:30 Anna Sofie Hartmann 14:00 – 15:28

Paranormal Laboratory Lisa Takeba 12:30 – 13:46

TG Haruko’s

Nicolas Steiner 11:30 – 13:30

TG Above and Below

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RG Growing Up Chen Kunhou 11:30 – 13:10

RG Growing Up Chen Kunhou RG Return to Aeolus Street 11:30 – 13:10 João Bénard da Costa Manuel Mozos 12:15 – 13:45

Mozos 12:15 – 13:45

João Bénard da Costa Manuel

ML Cábala caníbal Daniel V. Villamediana – 13:03to Aeolus Street 12:00Return RG

Roy Andersson 11:15 – 12:56

on Existence

Roh Gyeong-Tae Roy Andersson 11:15 – 12:56 12:00 – 13:35 ML Cábala caníbal Daniel V. RR A Pigeon Sat on a Villamediana Branch Reflecting 12:00 – 13:03

Branch Reflecting SP Black Stone on Existence

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LL Loin des hommes David Oelhoffen 16:15 – 18:05

Hearts Know * the Runaway Brides Kris Kristinsson 14:30 – 16:07 SP La scuola

BF

BF

16.00 LL Loin des hommes David Oelhoffen 16:15 – 18:05

SP Jade Miners Midi Z BF El Cinco 15:15 – 16:59 Adrián Biniez 16:00 – 17:40 SP Toto and His Sisters SP Jade Miners Alexander Nanau Midi Z 15:45 – 17:18 15:15 – 16:59 RR Ich seh, Ich seh Veronika SP TotoFranz and/ His Severin Fiala 15:30 – 17:09 Sisters Alexander Nanau – 17:18 TG 15:45 Tired

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RR Ich Moonlight seh, Ich seh Britni West Veronika – 17:03/ 15:45 Franz Severin Fiala 15:30 – 17:09 BF Crumbs ML Miguel Llansó TG Tired 15:00 – 16:08 Moonlight Britni West 15:45 – 17:03

DINSDAG 27-01-2015

BF Erdos Rider

Tone

Jan Nemec 12:00 – 13:28

Toyen

Shaving the Baroness + ...

12:30 – 14:13

Jan Nemec 12:00Ruiz – 13:28 Oscar Navia

Toyen BF Los hongos

Shaving the Baroness + ...

SP Brave Men’s Blood Olaf de Fleur Johannesson TG Another Trip – 13:48 12:15 to the Moon Ismail Basbeth – 13:35 12:15Los BF hongos Oscar Ruiz Navia SP Brave Men’s Blood – 14:13 Olaf 12:30 de Fleur Johannesson 12:15 – 13:48

Ismail Basbeth 12:15 – 13:35

to the Moon

LL Melody Bernard Bellefroid 12:45 – 14:15 TG Another Trip

Transatlantique 12:00 – 13:35 Félix Dufour-Laperrière 11:30 – 12:57 RR A Pigeon Sat on a

BF

BF

RR

RR

BF The Lesson Kristina / PetarWir BF WirGrozeva sind jung. – 14:47 Valchanov sind 13:00 stark.

Burhan Qurbani 13:15 – 15:11

sind stark.

DINSDAG 27-01-2015

Kyros Papavassiliou 09:15 – 10:37

a Drowned Man

TG Impressions of

Marinus Groothof 09:15 – 10:45

LL The Sky Above Us

09.00

Guy Debord 09:15 – 10:43

spectacle

EP La société du

Guy Debord 09:15 – 10:43

spectacle

EP La société du

BF White Coal Georg Tiller 09:30 – 10:40

Anne Charlotte 09:15 – 10:40 Robertson BF White Coal Georg Tiller 09:30 – 10:40

RG Five Year Diary

Anne Charlotte Robertson 09:15 – 10:40

Reels 22, 23 & 80

Simone Rapisarda 09:30 – 11:00 Casanova RG Five Year Diary

di significato

BF La creazione

BF La creazione di significato Boogaloo: RG Electric Simone Rapisarda The Wild, Untold Story 09:30 – 11:00 Casanova of Cannon Films Mark Hartley 09:30 – 11:15

Liew Seng Tat 09:15 – 10:48 RG Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Mark Hartley 09:30 – 11:15

BF Men Who Save

Liew Seng Tat 09:15 – 10:48

the World

LL Métamorphoses Christophe Honoré 10:00 – 11:42 BF Men Who Save

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BF Wir sind jung. Wir

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Burhan Qurbani 13:15 – 15:11 TG Above and Below Nicolas Steiner BF The Lesson 12:15 – 14:15 Kristina Grozeva / Petar Valchanov 13:00 – 14:47 BF Titli Kanuand BehlBelow TG Above – 14:35 12:30 Nicolas Steiner 12:15 – 14:15 LL Melody BF TitliBernard Bellefroid Kanu12:45 Behl– 14:15 12:30 – 14:35

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WF Dreamcatcher Kim Longinotto 11:45 – 13:22

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Tuesday 27 January

BF Chigasaki Story Misawa Takuya BF Forever 10:58 09:30 –Manda Margarita 09:15 – 10:42 LL Métamorphoses Christophe BF Chigasaki StoryHonoré 10:00 – 11:42 Misawa Takuya 09:30 – 10:58

BF Forever Margarita Manda 09:15 – 10:42

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ML Room

LantarenVenster 3

Cinerama 4

Cinerama 2

Pathé 5

de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

LantarenVenster 6

LantarenVenster 6 LantarenVenster 5

LantarenVenster 5 LantarenVenster 4

LantarenVenster 4 LantarenVenster 2

LantarenVenster 2 LantarenVenster 1

LantarenVenster 1 Cinerama 7

Cinerama 7 Cinerama 6

Cinerama 6 Cinerama 5

Cinerama 5 Cinerama 4

Cinerama 4 Cinerama 3

Cinerama 3 Cinerama 1

Cinerama 1 Pathé 7

Pathé 7 Pathé 6

Pathé 6 Pathé 5

Pathé 5 Pathé 4

Pathé 4 Pathé 3

Pathé 3 Pathé 2

Pathé 2 Pathé 1

Pathé 1 Schouwburg Grote Zaal

Schouwburg Grote Zaal de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal Oude Luxor

Oude Luxor

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Park Lanes

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Dré Didderiëns 09:15 – 10:25

hemd

Ramón Gieling 11:30 – 13:05

– Matthäus Passion Stories

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LL Erbarme dich

11.00

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Guns and Talks

14.00

15.00 Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy 14:00 – 16:10

LL The Tribe

Jakrawal Nilthamrong 13:30 – 15:10

Ju Anqi 12:30 – 14:13

SP La La La at Rock

Bottom

Business Trip

SP Poet on a

SP Black Stone

Roh Gyeong-Tae 14:15 – 15:50

Sander Burger 12:30 – 13:50

Christophe Honoré 14:30 – 16:12

LL Métamorphoses

Peter van Houten 13:30 – 16:16

SP La vie de Jean-Marie

LL Ik ben Alice

Erik van Lieshout 11:30 – 12:49

WERK

Yamashita Nobuhiro 11:45 – 13:28

+

Rosie Stapel 16:45 – 18:23

Portret van een tuin

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18.00 J.C. Chandor 17:00 – 19:05

LL A Most Violent Year

David Oelhoffen 17:00 – 18:50

LL Loin des hommes

Catarina Mourao 17:00 – 18:45

SP The Wolf’s Lair

Ando Hiroshi 16:45 – 18:43

SP Undulant Fever

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PRESS & INDUSTRY SCREENINGS

Jang Jin 14:00 – 16:01

TG Vanishing Point

13.00

JJ

WOENSDAG 28-01-2015

Abderrahmane Sissako 10:00 – 11:37

LL Timbuktu

and the Children of Sticky Rice Daan Veldhuizen 09:00 – 10:25

20.00

20.00

20:00 – 21:50 Gers! meets IFFR

LL Phoenix Christian Petzold

Gers! meets IFFR

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21.00

22.00 Crowds

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Fashion House Marga Weimans Bob Visser / Maria Visser 19:30 – 02:00

Crowds

22.00

Fashion House Marga Weimans Bob Visser / Maria Visser 19:30 – 02:00

Another Trip

to the Moon (and Other TG Videophilia Ismail Basbeth Viral Syndromes) – 23:20 22:00 Juan Daniel Fernández Molero 21:30 – 23:13

SP Brave Men’s Blood Olaf de Fleur Johannesson LL Phoenix – 22:03 Christian20:30 Petzold 20:00 – 21:50 IFFR Live LL LL La prochaine fois The Sky Above Us SP Brave Men’s Blood je viserai le coeur Marinus Groothof 19:00 – 21:00 Olaf de Fleur Johannesson Cédric Anger 22:00 – 23:51 20:30 – 22:03 LL Tu dors Nicole Stéphane Lafleur LL IFFR Live LL La prochaine fois 20:00 The Sky Above Us– 21:33 je viserai le coeur Marinus Groothof 19:00 – 21:00 Cédric Anger 22:00 – 23:51 TG Above and Below A Matter of Nicolas Steiner Interpretation LL Tu dors Nicole Lee Kwang-Kuk 18:45 – 20:24 21:45 – 23:45 Stéphane Lafleur 20:00 – 21:33 BF Erdos Rider SP Aïssa in Canton Wang Haolin TG Stranded A Matter of Above and Below Måns Månsson 19:30 – 20:56 Nicolas Steiner Interpretation 21:45 – 23:10 Lee Kwang-Kuk 18:45 – 20:24 21:45 – 23:45 BF Sam Klemke’s Key House Mirror MichaelBF NoerErdos Rider SP AïssaTime Machine Matthew Bate 22:00 – 23:34 Stranded in Canton 18:45 – 20:15 Wang Haolin Måns Månsson 19:30 – 20:56 – 23:10 21:45 Haruko’s BF Titli TG Paranormal Kanu Behl BF Sam Key House Mirror Klemke’s Laboratory – 21:05 19:00Noer Michael Time Machine Lisa Takeba Matthew Bate 22:00 – 23:34 18:45 – 20:15 SP Mijn witte TG Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) Haruko’s BF Titlihemd TG Juan Daniel Fernández Dré Didderiëns Paranormal Kanu19:15 Behl– 20:25 23:13 Molero 21:30 –Laboratory 19:00 – 21:05 Lisa Takeba BF Battles TG

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SH Universum van Jaap Pieters den Uyl 19:30 – 20:17

Kim Longinotto 19:30 – 21:07

WF Dreamcatcher

Nathan Silver 19:30 – 20:40

Heaven

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SP Stinking

19.00

RG The Terrorizers Edward Yang 19:15 – 21:04

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on Thursday

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24.00

+

23.00

Larissa Figueiredo 22:00 – 23:18

BF The Bull

Khavn 22:30 – 23:45

SP Desaparadiso

22.00

Hometown various directors 21:45Shipwreck – 22:55 BF Transatlantique Félix Dufour-Laperrière 22:00 – 23:27

Playground

24.00

RR Orgy of the Devil and ... RR Swandown Ivan Cardoso Andrew – 23:17 22:15Kötting 22:00 – 23:34 BF River of Exploding Durians Edmund ofYeo the RR Orgy Devil and ... – 00:23 22:15 Ivan Cardoso 22:15 – 23:17 + Playground Hometown BF River of Exploding Durians various directors Edmund Yeo 21:45 – 22:55 22:15 – 00:23

André Novais Oliveira 22:30 – 00:18 RR Swandown Andrew Kötting 22:00 – 23:34

BF She Comes Back

André Novais Oliveira 22:30 – 00:18

on Thursday

Ismail Basbeth – 23:20 22:00 BF She Comes Back

to the Moon

TG Another Trip

RG Vanity Fables combined programme 22:00 – 23:24

RR Ich seh, Ich seh Veronika Franzhongos / Severin BF Los – 17:39Ruiz Navia Fiala 16:00Oscar 16:30 – 18:13 BF The Man in the Wall Ruman RR Evgeny Ich seh, Ich seh – 17:32 16:00 Veronika Franz / Severin Fiala 16:00 – 17:39

18.00

18.00

RG Dust in the Wind Hou Hsiao-hsien 11:30 – 13:20

WOENSDAG 28-01-2015

SP Mijn witte

Li Luo 09:15 – 11:12

17.00

17.00

BF Los hongos Oscar Ruiz Navia 16:30 – 18:13

16.00

16.00

RG Vanity Fables combined programme BF Shipwreck Transatlantique – 23:24 22:00 Félix Dufour-Laperrière 22:00 – 23:27

SP Today BF Reza The Mirkarimi Lesson 13:00 – 14:27 Kristina Grozeva / Petar Valchanov 13:00 – 14:47

15.00

15.00

WOENSDAG 28-01-2015

SP Li Wen at East Lake

Marinus Groothof 09:15 – 10:45

LL The Sky Above Us

09.00

Kevin Jerome Everson 09:00 – 17:00

BF Banana Pancakes

LantarenVenster 3

Cinerama 4

Cinerama 2

Pathé 5

de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

LantarenVenster 6

LantarenVenster 6 LantarenVenster 5

LantarenVenster 4

LantarenVenster 24 5

LantarenVenster 2

24 Park Lanes Kevin Jerome Everson 09:00 – 17:00

Mami Sunada 09:30 – 11:28

and Madness

RG Kingdom of Dreams

RG Kingdom of Dreams and Madness SP Jade Miners Midi Z Mami Sunada 09:30 – 11:28 09:00 – 10:44

LantarenVenster 2 LantarenVenster 1 LantarenVenster 4

SP Letters to Max Eric Baudelaire BF Alive – 11:13 09:30Park Jung-Bum 09:45 – 12:40

BF Alive Park Jung-Bum 09:45 – 12:40

Jaan Toomik 09:15 – 10:45

Many Moons

RR Landscape with

Jaan Toomik 09:15 – 10:45

Many Moons

RR Landscape with

TS Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2 09:30 – 10:45

14.00

14.00

BF The Lesson Kristina Grozeva / Petar Valchanov 13:00 – 14:47

13.00

13.00

TG Parabellum Lukas Valenta Rinner SP Today 12:15 – 13:30 Reza Mirkarimi 13:00 – 14:27 BF Labour of Love Aditya Vikram TG Parabellum 12:30 – 13:54 Sengupta Lukas Valenta Rinner 12:15 – 13:30 SP La scuola d’estate BF Labour of Love Jacopo Quadri Aditya Vikram – 14:12 12:45 Sengupta 12:30 – 13:54

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LL Tussen 10 BF en 12 BF The Man in the Wall Peter Hoogendoorn 15:15 – 16:25 Evgeny Ruman 16:00 – 17:32 EP This Is My Land Tamara LL Tussen BF 10Erde en 12 15:30 – 17:03 Peter Hoogendoorn – 16:25 15:15La TG SP obra del siglo CarlosIs M.My Quintela EP This Land 15:30 – 17:10 Tamara Erde 15:30 – 17:03 TG Tired Moonlight SP La scuola TG La obra SP del siglo Britni West d’estate Carlos M.–Quintela 17:03 15:45 Jacopo Quadri 15:30 – 17:10 14:12 12:45 –Lair SP The Wolf’s TG Vanishing Point Catarina Mourao Jakrawal TG Nilthamrong Tired Moonlight 12:15 – 14:00 15:15 – 16:55 Britni West 15:45 – 17:03 SP Cavalo Dinheiro BF Siti Tollenaere Pedro Costa 12:15 – 13:59 Eddie Cahyono SP The Wolf’s Lair TG Vanishing Point SP Isabelle Mijn witte – 16:43 15:15 – 20:45 19:15 hemd Catarina Mourao Jakrawal Nilthamrong Dré Didderiëns 12:15 – 14:00 15:15 – 16:55 19:15 – 20:25 + When Marnie LL Girlhood Was There Céline Sciamma Battles SP Cavalo Dinheiro BF Siti BF Yonebayashi Hiromasa – 20:52 Tollenaere 19:00Isabelle Pedro Costa 12:15 – 13:59 Eddie Cahyono 16:00 – 17:43 15:15 – 16:43 19:15 – 20:45 ML Vita RG Remake, Remix, ML Zivan Makes a SP The Move Punk Festival brevis Marat Sarulu Rip-Off + When Marnie Ognjen Glavonic LL Girlhood Knauff Cem Kaya 14:00 – 15:36 Was There – 21:43 Sciamma 18:45Céline 17:00 – 18:04 12:00 – 12:40 Yonebayashi Hiromasa 19:00 – 20:52 16:00 – 17:43 WF The Strange Eyes BF NN SP The End of RR Jesus – Der Film of Dr. Myes an Age Héctor Gálvez Campos Makes a ML Vita RG Remake, Remix, ML Zivan SP TheMichael MoveBrynntrup NancyFestival Andrews Bruno Safadi / Punk brevis 12:30 – 14:04 – 21:05 19:00 Marat Sarulu Rip-Off 17:00 – 18:16 Ricardo Pretti Ognjen Glavonic Knauff Cem Kaya 14:00 – 15:36 18:45 – 21:43 17:00 – 18:04 – 12:40 Aeolus Street RG Return to 12:00 WF Self-portrait SP The Second SP As the Gods Will João Bénard of a Dutiful Life of Thieves Miike Takashi BF NN SP The End of WF The Strange Eyes RR Jesus – Der Film da Costa Manuel Woo Ming Daughter ofJin Dr. Myes an Age – 20:58 19:00 Michael Brynntrup Mozos 11:30 – 13:00Héctor Gálvez Campos Ana Lungu 14:00 – 15:21 16:30 – 17:57 Nancy Andrews Bruno Safadi / 12:30 – 14:04 19:00 – 21:05 – 18:16 17:00 Ricardo Pretti BF Cosmodrama RG Flowers BF RG Beyond Clueless of Taipei – Solos Philippe Fernandez WF Self-portrait Taiwan New Cinema Charlie RG Return to Aeolus Street SP The Second Joanna Lombardi SP As the Gods WillLyne João Bénard 12:30 – 14:15 of a Dutiful Chinlin Hsieh 15:00 – 16:49 Life of Thieves 17:30 – 19:02 Miike Takashi19:45 – 21:14 da Costa Manuel Woo Ming Jin Daughter 19:00 – 20:58 BBY 8L3W Mozos 11:30 – 13:00 Ana Lungu 14:00 – 15:21 – 17:57 16:30MY WF SP Brave Talk No MenBF Beyond A Corner of Clueless Heaven BF Cosmodrama RG Flowers of Taipei – RG Beyond This Point Solos Zhang Miaoyan 19:30 – 21:29 Philippe Fernandez Joanna Lombardi Charlie Lyne Taiwan New Cinema – 18:08 Mark Sawers 16:45 Chinlin Hsieh 15:00 – 16:49 12:30 – 14:15 17:30 – 19:02 19:45 – 21:14 SP Desaparadiso TS Tiger Awards JJ The Quiz Show Scandal BF La creazione Competition for diTalk significato MY BBY Brave Khavn Jang8L3W Jin WF SP Short Films 1 Simone Rapisarda No Men Beyond 19:01 12:00 – 13:15 17:00 – A Corner of19:45 Heaven 14:30 – 15:42 – 21:15 Casanova This Point Zhang Miaoyan 19:30 – 21:29 Mark Sawers 16:45 – 18:08 BM OBR#6 Bruce McClure SP Desaparadiso TS Tiger Awards JJ The Quiz Show Scandal BF La creazione 18:15 – 19:30 Competition for di significato Khavn Jang Jin Short Films 1 Simone Rapisarda 12:00 – 13:15 17:00 – 19:01 14:30 – 15:42 Casanova 19:45 – 21:15 ML Rib Gets SP Toto TG Impressions of SP Le paradis and His in the Way Sisters a Drowned Man BM OBR#6 Alain Cavalier Steve Reinke Alexander Nanau Kyros Papavassiliou – 20:40 19:30 Bruce McClure 12:00 – 12:52 14:15 – 15:48 16:45 – 18:07 18:15 – 19:30 RG Dust in the Wind JJ Guns and Talks + Portret van een tuin RG The Terrorizers Hou Hsiao-hsien Jang Toto Jin Rosie Stapel Edward Rib Gets ML SP TG Impressions SP and His of Le Yang paradis in the Way a Drowned Man – 16:01 – 18:23 – 21:04Cavalier 11:30 – 13:20 14:00Sisters 16:45 19:15Alain Steve Reinke Alexander Nanau Kyros Papavassiliou 19:30 – 20:40 12:00 – 12:52 14:15 – 15:48 16:45 – 18:07

11.00

EP Made in China Kim Dong-Hoo 10:00 – 11:40

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Wednesday 28 January

BF Crumbs Miguel Llansó EP Made in China 09:15 – 10:23 Kim Dong-Hoo 10:00 – 11:40 TS Tiger Awards Competition for BF Crumbs Short Films 2 Miguel Llansó – 10:45 09:30 09:15 – 10:23

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10.00

SP Letters to Max Eric Baudelaire 09:30 – 11:13 SP Jade Miners Midi Z 09:00 – 10:44

LantarenVenster 1 Cinerama 7

Cinerama 7 Cinerama 6

Cinerama 6 Cinerama 5

Cinerama 5 Cinerama 3

Cinerama 3 Cinerama 1

Cinerama 1 Pathé 7

Pathé 7 Pathé 6

Pathé 6 Pathé 5

Pathé 5 Pathé 4

Pathé 4 Pathé 3

Pathé 3 Pathé 2

Pathé 2 Pathé 1

Pathé 1 Schouwburg Grote Zaal

Schouwburg Grote Zaal de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal Oude Luxor

Oude Luxor

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SP SP

SP

Cinerama 4

Cinerama 3

Cinerama 2

Pathé 5

de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

LantarenVenster 6

LantarenVenster 6 LantarenVenster 5

LantarenVenster 5 LantarenVenster 4

LantarenVenster 4 LantarenVenster 3

LantarenVenster 3 LantarenVenster 2

LantarenVenster 2 LantarenVenster 1

LantarenVenster SP 1 Cinerama 7

Cinerama 7 Cinerama 6

Cinerama 6 Cinerama 5

Cinerama 5 Cinerama 1

Cinerama 1 Pathé 7

Pathé 7 Pathé 6

Pathé 6 Pathé 5

Pathé 5 Pathé 4

Pathé 4 Pathé 3

Pathé 3 Pathé 2

Pathé 2 Pathé 1

Pathé 1 Schouwburg Grote Zaal

Schouwburg Grote Zaal de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal Oude Luxor

Oude Luxor

Quentin Dupieux 10:30 – 12:17 Marat Sarulu

SP The Move

Formales Gewissen

Reality

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SP The Move Marat Sarulu 11:30 – 14:28

11.00

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Eddie Cahyono 09:30 – 11:05

Siti

Waiting for News

Eddie Cahyono 09:30 – 11:05

Siti

LL Turist Ruben Östlund 10:00 – 11:58 Waiting for News

SP Le paradis Alain Cavalier 09:45 – 10:55 LL Turist Ruben Östlund 10:00 – 11:58

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14.00

SP The Reaper Zvonimir Juric 13:00 – 14:38

BF Second Coming Debbie Tucker Green 13:00 – 14:45

13.00

BF Second Coming Debbie Tucker Green 13:00 – 14:45

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Thursday 29 January

BF Labour of Love BF Aditya ErdosVikram Rider 12:15 – 13:39 Sengupta Wang Haolin 12:15 – 13:41 LL The Tribe Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy BF Labour of Love – 14:40 12:30 Aditya Vikram Sengupta 12:15 – 13:39

Lee Kwang-Kuk 12:45 – 14:24 BF Erdos Rider Wang Haolin 12:15 – 13:41

Interpretation

BF A Matter of

13:00 – 14:30

BF A Matter of Interpretation LL The Sky Above Us Lee Kwang-Kuk 12:45 – 14:24 Marinus Groothof

13:00 – 14:30 Jakrawal Nilthamrong 12:15 – 13:55

The Sky Above Us TG Vanishing Marinus Point Groothof

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SP Key House Mirror BF Set MeMichael Free Noer 16:30 – 18:00 Kim Tae-Yong 16:00 – 17:48

BF Set Me Free Kim Tae-Yong 16:00 – 17:48

SP Speed Walking Niels Arden Oplev 16:15 – 18:03

16.00

SP Speed Walking Niels Arden Oplev 16:15 – 18:03

15:45 – 16:53 SP Heaven Knows

BF Men Who Save theBF World Crumbs Liew Seng Tat 15:15 – 16:48 Miguel Llansó

EP Ash and Money Tiit Ojasoo / Ene-Liis Semper 15:30 – 17:08 BF Crumbs Miguel Llansó 15:45 – 16:53

EP Ash and Money Tiit Ojasoo / Ene-Liis Awards TS Tiger Semper 15:30 – 17:08 Competition for Short Films 4 15:30 – 16:55

SP Key House Mirror Michael Noer 16:30 – 18:00 TS Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 4 15:30 – 16:55

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LL Girlhood Céline Sciamma LL Tu dors Nicole 20:00 – 21:52 Stéphane Lafleur 18:45 – 20:18 RR German Angst Jörg Buttgereit / Michal LL Girlhood Kosakowski / Andreas Céline Sciamma Marschall 19:00 – 20:50 20:00 – 21:52 TG La obra del siglo Carlos M. Quintela RR German Angst 19:15 – 20:55 Jörg Buttgereit / Michal Kosakowski / Andreas 19:00 – 20:50 LL DosMarschall disparos Martín TG Rejtman La obra del siglo 18:45 – 20:29 Carlos M. Quintela 19:15 – 20:55

LL Tu dors Nicole Stéphane Lafleur 18:45 – 20:18

LL Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson 19:15 – 21:43

19.00

LL Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson 19:15 – 21:43

LL Eden Mia Hansen-Løve LL Dos disparos – 20:41 Rejtman 18:30Martín 18:45 – 20:29 SP Stinking Heaven LL Eden Nathan Silver Mia – 19:40 18:30Hansen-Løve 18:30 – 20:41 WF Me quedo contigo SP Stinking Artemio Narro Heaven 19:15 – 20:54 Nathan Silver 18:30 – 19:40

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18.00

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Machine SP Time Over Your Matthew Bate 22:30 – 00:04 Dead Body Miike Takashi 22:30 – 00:00

22.00 23.00 BF Sam Klemke’s

Miike Takashi 22:30 – 00:00

Dead Body

SP Over Your

22.00

BF Things of the Aimless Wanderer Kivu Ruhorahoza 21:30 – 22:48 LL The Duke of

EP Angels of Revolution Crowds Alexey + Fedorchenko Fashion 21:30 – 23:23 House Marga Weimans 22:00 – 22:59 the BF Things of Aimless Wanderer EP Angels of Revolution Kivu Ruhorahoza Alexey Fedorchenko 21:30 – 22:48 21:30 – 23:23

WF Cart Boo Ji-Young LL Timbuktu 22:15 – 23:59 Abderrahmane Sissako – 23:22 21:45Crowds + Fashion WF Cart House Marga Boo Ji-Young Weimans 22:00 – 22:59 22:15 – 23:59

LL Frank Lenny Abrahamson 21:30 – 23:05 LL Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako 21:45 – 23:22

BF Magical Girl Carlos Vermut BF Sam Klemke’s 21:30 – 23:37 Time Machine Matthew Bate 22:30 – 00:04 LL Frank Lenny Abrahamson BF Magical Girl – 23:05 21:30 Carlos Vermut 21:30 – 23:37

21.00

21.00

10.00

Carlos M. Quintela 12:30 – 14:10

14.00

Interpretation

SP Jade Miners

Daniel Aragão 12:45 – 14:15

This Town

BF I Swear I’ll Leave

Georg Tiller 11:30 – 12:40

BF White Coal

Bernard Bellefroid 12:00 – 13:30

LL Melody

Midi Z 11:45 – 13:29

BF The Man in the Wall

Matthew Yeager 14:00 – 15:18

BF Valedictorian

Sharon Maymon / Tal Granit 14:30 – 16:00

Party

LL The Farewell

Evgeny Ruman 14:30 – 16:02

Mark Sawers 16:30 – 17:50

This Point

Peter Hoogendoorn 16:45 – 17:55

LL Tussen 10

Conducting Boijmans

Marcin Dudziak 18:45 – 20:00

21.00

BF Transatlantique Félix DufourLaperrière 20:45 – 21:57

Alice Rohrwacher 19:45 – 21:36

LL Le meraviglie

Philippe Fernandez 19:30 – 21:15

BF Cosmodrama

Ismail Basbeth 19:30 – 20:50

to the Moon

20.00

TG Another Trip

19.00

BF Calling

Lukas Valenta Rinner 17:30 – 18:45

Sonia Herman Dolz 16:30 – 17:45

en 12

18.00

TG Parabellum

17.00

WF No Men Beyond

+

Lee Kwang-Kuk 15:15 – 16:54

DONDERDAG 29-01-2015

Miguel Llansó 09:15 – 10:23

BF Crumbs

Anna Roussillon 09:15 – 11:06

BF Je suis le peuple

Roberto Anjari-Rossi 09:15 – 10:38

BF El legado

16.00

BF A Matter of

Isabelle Tollenaere 14:00 – 15:30

15.00

DONDERDAG 29-01-2015

Simone Rapisarda Casanova 09:45 – 11:15

di significato

BF La creazione

RG Kuei-mei, a Woman Chang Yi 17:30 – 19:30

PRESS & INDUSTRY SCREENINGS BF Battles

TG La obra del siglo

Olaf de Fleur Johannesson 11:30 – 13:03

13.00

SP Jade Miners Midi Z 14:45 – 16:29

DONDERDAG 29-01-2015

Michael Noer 10:15 – 11:45

12.00

BF The Bull Larissa Figueiredo 12:30 – 13:48

SP Brave Men’s Blood

11.00

SP Key House Mirror

SP The End of an Age Bruno Safadi / Ricardo Pretti 09:15 – 10:28

09.00

RG Run Away Wang Tung 09:45 – 11:40

23.00

Wang Haolin 22:30 – 23:56

BF Erdos Rider

Jan-Willem van Ewijk 22:30 – 23:59

LL Atlantic.

Joanna Lombardi 22:15 – 23:47

BF Solos

22.00

Woo Ming Jin 22:15 – 23:42

Life of Thieves

SP The Second

What Burgundy BF Men WF Me quedo contigo Who Save Josh Safdie / Benny Safdie Peter Strickland 21:45 – 23:26 Artemio Narro the 15:30 World – 17:04 Liew Seng Tat 15:15 – 16:48 19:15 – 20:54 BF Battles TS Tiger Awards RR Surrealist JJ A Hot Roof SP Aïssa Competition for Follies #3 inof Canton Isabelle Tollenaere Lee Min-Yong LL The Tribe LL Stranded The Duke Short Films 3 SP Heaven Knows comb. progr. Måns Månsson What 11:30 – 13:00 19:15 – 21:03 Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy Burgundy 14:15 – 15:26 17:15 – 18:12 21:45 – 23:10 Josh Safdie / Benny Safdie Peter Strickland 21:45 – 23:26 12:30 – 14:40 15:30 – 17:04 SP La scuola BF River of Exploding Durians WF To the Editor LL Erbarme dich SP A Midsummer’s The End of of Amateur an Age d’estate – Matthäus Edmund Yeo Awards BF Battles TS Tiger RR Surrealist JJ A SP AïssaFantasia Hot Roof Photographer Bruno Safadi / Jacopo QuadriFollies #3 Passion Stories Competition for Jang Kun-Jae 22:00 – 23:36 Stranded in Canton – 13:38 11:30 Isabelle Tollenaere Lee Min-Yong 14:30 – 15:38 Fowler / Fell Ricardo Pretti 09:00 – 10:13 Ramón Gieling 19:15 – 20:50 16:30 – 17:57 comb. progr. Short Films 3 Måns Månsson 11:30 – 13:00 19:15 – 21:03 14:15 – 15:26 17:15 – 18:12 21:45 – 23:10 RR Surrealist ML Zivan Makes a BF BF The Monk RR L’occhio selvaggio La vie de Jean-Marie God Loves Punk Festival Follies #2 the Fighter Peter van Houten The Maw Naing Paolo Cavare BF River of WF To the Editor SP La scuola LL Erbarme SP A Midsummer’s The End of Exploding dich Ognjen GlavonicDurians comb. progr. Damian Marcano of Amateur an d’estate – Matthäus – 11:46 09:00Age 16:45 – 18:20 19:45 – 21:22 Edmund 12:00 Yeo – 13:04 Fantasia 22:45 – 23:43 14:30 – 16:06 Photographer Bruno Safadi / Jacopo Quadri Passion Stories Jang Kun-Jae 22:00 – 23:36 – 13:38 11:30 14:30 – 15:38 Fowler / Fell Ricardo Pretti 09:00 – 10:13 Brave Talk 19:15 – 20:50 – 17:57 Out, Ramón Gieling 16:30 SP Jauja LL Charlie’s Country + White BF LL Ik ben Alice Black In NN L’occhio selvaggio LisandroML Alonso 11:15 – 13:03 a Rolf de Heer – 15:33 Sander Zivan Makes Surrealist BF 13:45 BF The RR RRBurger La vie de Jean-Marie God Loves Monk Adirley Queiros Punk Festival Follies #2 Héctor Gálvez Campos 19:30 – 21:29 the Fighter 22:15 – 23:35 Peter van Houten The Maw Naing Paolo Cavare – 18:18 16:45 Ognjen Glavonic comb. progr. Damian Marcano 09:00 – 11:46 16:45 – 18:20 19:45 – 21:22 13:04 12:00 –blonde 22:45 – 23:43 14:30 – 16:06 TG Parabellum BF Petite TG Haruko’s SP Bloedhond BF Quantum BF The Inseminator Paranormal Un jeune poète Mijn witte hemd El legado Lukas Valenta Rinner Buiben Kim Quy SP Jauja LL Charlie’s Country + White Out, BF Brave Talk LL Ik Alice Laboratory Damien Manivel Dré Didderiëns Roberto Anjari-Rossi Black In 09:30 – 10:45 – 23:42 22:15 NN 19:45 – 21:16 Lisandro Alonso 11:15 – 13:03 Rolf de Heer 13:45 15:33 14:30 – 15:46 Sander Burger Lisa–Takeba – 13:26 – 18:18 12:00 17:00 Adirley Queiros Héctor Gálvez Campos 19:30 – 21:29 22:15 – 23:35 16:45 – 18:18 BF Shipwreck JJ Righteous Ties TG Above and Below TG Another Trip SP Letters to Max to the Moon Transatlantique Jang Jin Nicolas Steiner Eric Baudelaire TG Parabellum BF Petite blonde TG Haruko’s SP Bloedhond BF Quantum BF The Inseminator Félix Dufour-Laperrière Paranormal Un jeune poète Mijn witte hemdIsmail Basbeth El legado 20:30 – 22:13 – 14:36 12:30 15:00 – 17:00 Lukas Valenta Rinner Bui Kim Quy 18:00 – 19:20 10:00 – 11:27 Laboratory Damien Manivel Dré Didderiëns Roberto Anjari-Rossi 09:30 – 10:45 22:15 – 23:42 Lisa Takeba 14:30 – 15:46 12:00 – 13:26 17:00 – 18:18 19:45 – 21:16 BM OBR#7 Bruce McClure BF Shipwreck JJ Righteous Ties TG Above and Below TG Another SP Letters to Max Trip – 19:30 18:15Moon to the Transatlantique Jang Jin Nicolas Steiner Eric Baudelaire Ismail Basbeth Félix Dufour-Laperrière 12:30 – 14:36 15:00 – 17:00 20:30 – 22:13 Man of Belém – 19:20 18:00Old 10:00 – 11:27 TG La mujer de SP The Wolf’s Lair RG The RG Return to Aeolus Street los perros Les OBR#7 gants blancs João Bénard da Catarina Mourao BM Laura Citarella / Verónica Louise Traon Costa Manuel 15:15 – 17:00 Bruce McClure Llinás 12:30 – 14:05 18:00 – 19:18 Mozos 20:30 – 22:00 18:15 – 19:30 RG Run Away BF The Bull SP Jade Miners RG Kuei-mei, a Woman SP The Second Life of Thieves Wang Tung Larissa Figueiredo Midi Z The Wolf’s Lair Chang TG La SP RGYiThe Old Man of Belém RG Return to Aeolus Street mujer de Woo Ming Jin – 13:48 12:30 los perros Les gants blancs João Bénard da 09:45 – 11:40 14:45 – 16:29 17:30 – 19:30 Catarina Mourao 22:15 – 23:42 Laura Citarella / Verónica Louise Traon Costa Manuel 15:15 – 17:00 Llinás 12:30 – 14:05 18:00 – 19:18 Mozos 20:30 – 22:00

BF

BF

RR

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10.00

11:30 – 14:28 SP Le paradis TG Vanishing Point Alain Cavalier JakrawalSP Nilthamrong RR Formales Gewissen The Reaper 09:45 – 10:55 Reality 12:15 – 13:55 Zvonimir Juric Quentin Dupieux 10:30 – 12:17 13:00 – 14:38 LL

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10:00 – 23:30

Gentle

Heaven

BF Titli Kanu Behl 09:00 – 11:05

Zhang Miaoyan 09:30 – 11:04

SP A Corner of

Zhang Miaoyan 09:30 – 11:04

Heaven

Le-Van Kiet 09:30 – 11:24 SP A Corner of

SP

LantarenVenster 6

LantarenVenster 6 LantarenVenster 5

LantarenVenster 4

LantarenVenster 24 5

Ingo Haeb 12:30 – 14:00

Zimmermädchen Lynn

No Men Beyond This Point Mark Sawers 12:15 – 13:38 SP Das

MY BBY 8L3W

RG The Terrorizers Edward Yang 11:30 – 13:19

RR

+ Christoph Hochhäusler 16:00 – 17:52

Die Lügen der Sieger

Sisters

LL Surprise Film 19:00 – 20:30

18:45 – 20:12

ErikBF van Lieshout Wir sind jung. 18:30 – 19:49 Wir sind stark. Burhan Qurbani 19:00 – 20:56

WERK

TG Bridgend Jeppe Rønde SP Die geliebten Schwestern Dominik19:15 Graf– 20:54 18:45 – 21:35 BF Forever Margarita Manda TG Bridgend 18:45 – 20:12 Jeppe Rønde 19:15 – 20:54 BF Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark. BF Forever Burhan Qurbani 19:00 – 20:56 Margarita Manda

+ WERK Erik van Lieshout 18:30 – 19:49 LL Frank Lenny Abrahamson 18:30 – 20:05

+

Reality LL Amour fou

Jessica Hausner We Are Brothers – 00:06 22:30 Jang Jin 22:30 – 00:11 Formales Gewissen

JJ

SP Key House Mirror Michael Noer BF Mauro – 23:30 Rosselli 22:00Hernán 22:15 – 23:35 BF A Matter of SP KeyInterpretation House Mirror Lee Noer Kwang-Kuk 22:15 – 23:54 Michael

BF Mauro Hernán Rosselli 22:15 – 23:35

LL Girlhood Céline Sciamma 21:45 – 23:37

Quentin Dupieux 22:00 – 23:47 Jessica Hausner 22:30 – 00:06 LL Girlhood Formales Gewissen Céline Sciamma RR – 23:37 21:45Reality Quentin Dupieux 22:00 – 23:47

RR

23.00 Jang Jin 22:30 – 00:11

We Are Brothers

22.00 23.00 LL Amour fou

JJ

22.00

BF NN Héctor Gálvez Campos 21:30 – 23:04 LL Dos disparos Martín Rejtman 21:45 – 23:29

22:00 – 23:30 BF NN Héctor Gálvez BF ACampos Matter of 21:30 – 23:04 Interpretation Lee Kwang-Kuk 22:15 – 23:54

21.00

21.00

SP Speed Walking Niels Arden Oplev Conducting Boijmans 20:00 – 21:48

20.00

Sonia Herman Dolz 19:30 – 20:45

20.00 Conducting Boijmans

Sonia Herman Dolz LL A Blast19:30 – 20:45 Syllas Tzoumerkas SP Speed Walking 19:00 – 20:23 Niels Arden Oplev 20:00 – 21:48 LL Surprise Film 19:00 – 20:30 LL A Blast Syllas Tzoumerkas 19:00 – 20:23

+

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SP Die geliebten Schwestern Dominik Graf 18:45 – 21:35

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18.00

VRIJDAG 30-01-2015

SP La vie de Jean-Marie Peter van Houten 16:30 – 19:16

2 Everything 2 Over Your Miguel Llansó SP Terrible II 16:30 – 17:38 Dead Body 14:30 – 15:35 Miike Takashi 15:30 – 17:00

BF Crumbs

Miike Takashi 15:30 – 17:00

Dead Body

Alexander Nanau – 16:48 Your 15:15Over SP

SP Toto and His

Birmingham

17.00

TalkVermut Carlos LL Big 15:30 – 17:37 Phoenix Christian Petzold 15:30 – 17:45 SP Tokyo Tribe Sono Sion BF Magical Girl – 17:41 15:45 Carlos Vermut 15:30 – 17:37 + Die Lügen der Sieger Christoph SP Tokyo TribeHochhäusler Sono16:00 Sion– 17:52 15:45 – 17:41

RR Fires on the Plain Tsukamoto Shinya 14:00 – 15:27

SP Poet on a Business SP Trip Das Ju Anqi 11:45 –Zimmermädchen 13:28

WF

17.00

Christian Petzold 15:30 – 17:45

TG La obra del siglo TS Tiger Awards Carlos M. Quintela Competition 15:30 – 17:10 for Short Films 5 14:30 – 15:34 TG Norfolk Martin Radich TG La obra del siglo – 16:57 15:30 Carlos M. Quintela 15:30 – 17:10 SP As the Gods Will Sam Klemke’s Miike Takashi Time Machine TG Parabellum TG Norfolk Matthew 12:45 – 14:19 – 17:43 15:45 Lukas Valenta Bate Rinner Martin Radich – 13:45 – 16:57 12:30 15:30 WF MY BBY 8L3W SP Toto and His Sisters No BF MenSam Beyond SP As the Gods Will Klemke’s This Point Alexander Nanau Miike Takashi Time Machine Mark Sawers – 13:38 12:15 15:15 – 16:48 Matthew Bate 12:45 – 14:19 15:45 – 17:43

TS Tiger Awards Competition SP Thefor Iron Ministry Short J.P. Sniadecki Films 6 12:30 – 13:38 12:15 – 13:38 TG Parabellum Lukas Valenta AwardsRinner TS Tiger Competition 12:30 – 13:45 for Short Films 6 12:30 – 13:38 BF

16.00 Phoenix

Big Talk

15.00 16.00 BF Magical Girl

LL

15.00

TS Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 5 14:30 – 15:34

VRIJDAG 30-01-2015

SP natural history James Benning 09:30 – 10:47

SP natural history James Benning 09:30 – 10:47

Kevin Jerome Everson 09:00 – 17:00

Park Lanes

RG Past Present Saw Tiong Guan 09:30 – 10:46 24 Park Lanes LantarenVenster 4 Kevin Jerome Everson LantarenVenster 3 09:00 – 17:00

LantarenVenster 3 LantarenVenster 2

Cinerama 7 Cinerama 6

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SP Heaven Knows

13.00

14.00

RR

Vernon Chatman 22:00 – 23:40

Final Flesh

A Story of Creation

JJ Man on High Heels Jang Jin LL Frank LL Dos disparos 19:30 – 21:35 Lenny Abrahamson Martín Rejtman Lynn 18:30 – 20:05 21:45 – 23:29 Ingo Haeb 12:30 – 14:00 SP Stinking BF La creazione RR Jesus – Der Film RR Orgy of the EP Bitter Lake Heaven di significato Devilon and... Michael Brynntrup Adam Curtis SP Poet RR Birmingham BF Crumbs JJ Man on a High Heels Nathan Silver Simone Rapisarda Ivan Cardoso 2 Everything 2 – 18:50 16:45 21:15 – 23:30 Miguel Llansó Jang Business Trip 12:00 – 13:10 CasanovaII14:30 – 16:00 – 20:32 19:30Jin Terrible Ju Anqi 11:45 – 13:28 16:30 – 17:38 19:30 – 21:35 14:30 – 15:35 BF Men Who Save BF Second BF Angelus Novus BF The Lesson BF Catch Me Daddy Coming Hearts Know * the Debbie Green Kristina / the Daniel Wolfe theSP World BF Tucker RR Jesus – Der Film RR Grozeva EP Bitter Lake Stinking La creazione Orgy of Runaway Brides 19:00 – 20:47 Petar Valchanov Liew Seng Tat 11:30 – 13:03 Heaven di significato 14:00 – 15:45 Devil and... Brynntrup Adam Curtis 22:00 – 23:51 Kris Michael Kristinsson 16:30 – 18:07 Nathan Silver Simone Rapisarda Ivan Cardoso 16:45 – 18:50 21:15 – 23:30 – 13:10 14:30 – 16:00 12:00 Casanova – 20:32 Editor WF To the WF Sand EP Made in China BF Je suis 19:30 SP Father and Sons Dollars le peuple of Amateur Laura Amelia Guzmán / KimNovus Dong-Hoo AnnaLesson Roussillon Wang Bing Me Daddy BF Men BF Second BF Angelus BF The BF Who Save Coming Catch Photographer Israel Cárdenas Hearts – 18:25* the – 20:51 – 23:12 Wolfe 16:45Know 19:00 21:45Daniel Debbie Tucker Green Kristina Grozeva / the Fowler World / Fell 11:45 – 12:53 – 15:40 14:15 Runaway Brides Petar Valchanov 19:00 – 20:47 Liew Seng Tat 11:30 – 13:03 14:00 – 15:45 22:00 – 23:51 RR Self-portrait as ... BF Valedictorian BF Kris BF The Monk SP The Second SetKristinsson Me Free16:30 – 18:07 Lifeand of Thieves The Performer Matthew Yeager KimMade Tae-Yong The Maw Naing Editor WF To the WF EP BF Je suis SP Father Sand Dollars in China le peuple Sons Sobieszczanski/ Woo Ming Jin of Amateur – 15:18Amelia Guzmán / – 18:18 – 20:50 14:00Laura 16:30Kim 19:15 Dong-Hoo Anna Roussillon Wang Bing Ronduda 12:00 – 13:05 – 23:27 22:00 Photographer Israel Cárdenas 16:45 – 18:25 19:00 – 20:51 21:45 – 23:12 Fowler / Fell 11:45 – 12:53 14:15 ML Lovers’ BF River ML Kosmos ML Auld Lang SP The Wolf’s Lair of– 15:40 Exploding Durians Notebooksas ... Syne Edmund Yeo Catarina Mourao RR Self-portrait BF Valedictorian BF Set MeRuben BF The Monk SP The FreeDesiere Second Aljarod / Cindy Jansen Life of Thieves The Performer – 16:08 14:00 17:00 – 18:01 21:30 – 23:15 Matthew Yeager Kim Tae-Yong The Maw19:45 Naing 12:00 – 12:55 – 20:33 Khachouk Sobieszczanski/ Woo Ming Jin 14:00 – 15:18 16:30 – 18:18 19:15 – 20:50 Ronduda 12:00 – 13:05 22:00 – 23:27 BF Limbo LL La prochaine fois SP The World of Kanako LL Métamorphoses Anna Sofie Hartmann Nakashima Tetsuya Honoré je viserai le coeur Lang ML Lovers’ BF ML ML Auld SP TheChristophe River of Exploding Durians Kosmos Wolf’s Lair Notebooks Syne Cédric Anger 16:45 – 18:36 – 15:05 Yeo – 23:27 13:45Edmund 19:15 – 21:13 21:45Mourao Ruben Desiere Catarina Aljarod / Cindy Jansen 14:00 – 16:08 17:00 – 18:01 21:30 – 23:15 The Old Man of Belém 19:45 – 20:33 ML Khachouk TG Tired EP International RG Room 12:00 – 12:55 Tone Moonlight Les gants blancs Today SP The World of Kanako BF Limbo LL La prochaine fois LL Métamorphoses Céline Baril Britni West Louise Traon Esfir Shub 18:30 – 19:52 Anna Sofie Hartmann Nakashima Tetsuya Christophe Honoré je viserai le coeur 12:00 – 12:45 14:30 – 15:48 – 23:33 22:15 Cédric Anger 16:45 – 18:36 13:45 – 15:05 19:15 – 21:13 21:45 – 23:27 BF Waiting for News BF Things of the BF The Bull TG Vanishing Point Aimless Wanderer Siti International The Old Man of Belém Larissa Figueiredo Jakrawal Nilthamrong ML Room TG Tired EP RG Kivu Ruhorahoza Eddie Cahyono 15:30 – 17:05 Tone Moonlight gants blancs – 23:40 20:00 – 21:18 22:00Les Today 18:00 – 19:18 Céline Baril Britni West Louise Traon Esfir Shub 18:30 – 19:52 12:00 – 12:45 14:30 – 15:48 22:15 – 23:33 BM OBR#8 Bruce of McClure the BF Waiting for News BF Things BF The Bull TG Vanishing Point 19:30 18:15 – Aimless Wanderer Siti Larissa Figueiredo Jakrawal Nilthamrong Kivu Ruhorahoza Eddie Cahyono 15:30 – 17:05 20:00 – 21:18 22:00 – 23:40 18:00 – 19:18 SP Bloedhond TG Videophilia (and Other SP Cavalo Dinheiro LL The Sky Above Us Viral Syndromes) Mijn witte hemd Pedro Costa Marinus Groothof BM OBR#8 Juan Daniel Fernández Dré Didderiëns 19:30 – 21:14 22:00 – 23:30 Bruce McClure Molero 16:45 – 18:28 14:15 – 15:33 18:15 – 19:30 RG The Terrorizers RR Fires on the Plain SP La vie de Jean-Marie RR A Story of Creation FinalSky Flesh Bloedhond Edward Yang Tsukamoto Shinya PeterVideophilia van Houten (and Other SP TG SP Cavalo Dinheiro LL The Above Us Vernon witte hemd – 15:27 – 19:16Syndromes) 11:30 – 13:19 14:00Mijn 16:30Viral Pedro Costa MarinusChatman Groothof22:00 – 23:40 Juan Daniel Fernández Dré Didderiëns 19:30 – 21:14 22:00 – 23:30 Molero 16:45 – 18:28 14:15 – 15:33

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The Day After

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SP The Golden Era Ann Hui 11:30 – 14:28 SP The Iron Ministry J.P. Sniadecki 12:15 – 13:38

LL Melody Bernard Bellefroid BF Erdos Rider – 11:00 09:30 Wang Haolin 09:15 – 10:41 LL Tu dors Nicole LL MelodyStéphane Lafleur 10:00 – 11:33 Bernard Bellefroid 09:30 – 11:00 BF Approaching the Elephant LL Tu dors Nicole Amanda Rose Wilder – 11:14 Lafleur 09:45Stéphane – 11:33 10:00 BF En Août Calling BF Approaching Marcin Dudziak the Elephant 09:15 – 10:39 Amanda Rose Wilder – 11:14 Reviewdag 09:45VPRO 10:00 – 23:30 BF En Août Calling Marcin Dudziak Day After – 10:39 09:15The SP Le-Van Kiet 09:30 – 11:24 10:00 – 23:30

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BF El Cinco Adrián Biniez 12:30 – 14:10

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What BF El Cinco Josh Safdie / Benny Safdie Adrián Biniez 13:00 – 14:34 12:30 – 14:10 SP The Reaper Zvonimir Juric Knows SP Heaven – 14:23 12:45What Josh Safdie / Benny Safdie 13:00 – 14:34 SP The Golden Era Ann Hui SP The Reaper 11:30 – 14:28 Zvonimir Juric 12:45 – 14:23

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BF Erdos Rider Wang Haolin VPRO Reviewdag 09:15 – 10:41 10:00 – 23:30

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SP Desaparadiso Khavn BF Titli 09:30 – 10:45 Kanu Behl 09:00 – 11:05 SP The Move LantarenVenster 1 Marat Sarulu SP Desaparadiso Cinerama 7 09:30 – 12:28 Khavn 09:30 – 10:45 RG Past Present LantarenVenster 2 Saw Tiong Guan SP The Move – 10:46 09:30 LantarenVenster 1 Marat Sarulu 09:30 – 12:28

Cinerama 6 Cinerama 5

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Schouwburg Grote Zaal de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal

de Doelen Willem Burgerzaal de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

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TG La mujer de los perros SP Jauja Laura Citarella / Verónica Lisandro Alonso Llinás 11:45 – 13:20 12:30 – 14:18 TG Haruko’s Paranormal TG La mujer de Laboratory los Lisa perros Takeba 12:00 – 13:16 Laura Citarella / Verónica – 13:20 Llinás 11:45 LL Erbarme dich – Matthäus Passion TG Haruko’s StoriesParanormal Ramón Gieling 11:30 – 13:05 Laboratory Lisa Takeba 12:00 – 13:16 SP The World of Kanako Nakashima Tetsuya LL Erbarme dich – Matthäus – 13:28 Passion 11:30

12:15 – 14:27 SP Jauja Lisandro Alonso BF Labour of Love – 14:18 12:30 Aditya Vikram Sengupta 12:15 – 13:39

SP KeySisters House Mirror Alexander Nanau Michael – 14:18 12:45Noer 12:30 – 14:00 EP The Normal Heart Ryan Murphy SP Toto and His Sisters 12:15 – 14:27 Alexander Nanau – 14:18 BF Labour12:45 of Love Aditya Vikram Heart EP The Normal 12:15 – 13:39 Sengupta Ryan Murphy

SP Undulant Fever Ando Hiroshi LL Eden 12:15 – 14:13 Mia Hansen-Løve 12:45 – 14:56 LL Een dag in ‘t jaar SP Undulant Fever Margot Schaap Ando Hiroshi 12:30 – 13:44 12:15 – 14:13 SP Key House Mirror Noer LL Michael Een dag in ‘t –jaar 14:00 12:30 Margot Schaap – 13:44and His 12:30Toto SP

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LL Eden Mia Hansen-Løve Man on High Heels

LL The Dark Horse James Napier Robertson 11:30 – 13:34

LL The Dark Horse James Napier Robertson RG Beyond Clueless – 13:34 Lyne 11:30Charlie 11:45 – 13:14

RG Beyond Clueless Charlie Lyne BF Je suis le peuple 11:45 – 13:14 Anna Roussillon 12:30 – 14:21

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RR Ich seh, Ich seh Veronika Franz / Severin Fiala 16:15 – 17:54 EP War Book Tom Harper 16:45 – 18:18

TG Tired Moonlight TG Above and Below Britni West Nicolas Steiner – 15:4814:15 – 16:15 14:30

Cem Kaya 14:30 – 16:06

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SP Aïssa in Canton Goodbye Utopia BF Stranded Måns Månsson Fort Buchanan 15:00 – 16:25 Benjamin Crotty – 16:12 15:00 RG Remake, Remix, Rip-Off SP Aïssa Cem Kaya 14:30 – 16:06 Stranded in Canton Måns Månsson 15:00 – 16:25

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Yonebayashi Hiromasa 19:00 – 20:43

TG Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) SP TheJuan Iron Ministry Daniel Fernández J.P. Sniadecki Molero 19:15 – 20:58 19:00 – 20:23 BF She Comes Back Thursday Videophilia (and Other TG on AndréSyndromes) Novais Oliveira Viral – 21:03 Fernández 19:15 Juan Daniel – 20:58 Molero Things of the BF 19:15 Aimless Wanderer BF She Comes Back Kivu Ruhorahoza on Thursday 19:45 – 21:03 André Novais Oliveira 19:15 – 21:03

TG Bridgend Jeppe Rønde 19:30 – 21:09 SP The Iron Ministry J.P. Sniadecki 19:00 – 20:23

Cédric Anger 18:30 – 20:21

SP The Golden Era Speaking Ann into the HuiAir

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et les femmes LL Frank Walérian Borowczyk – 23:17Abrahamson 21:45Lenny 22:00 – 23:35 TG Norfolk Martin Radich + Docteur Jekyll et les femmes 22:15 – 23:42 Walérian Borowczyk – 23:17 21:45Vanishing TG Point Jakrawal Nilthamrong TG Norfolk – 23:40 Radich 22:00Martin 22:15 – 23:42 WF Cart Boo Ji-Young Point TG Vanishing 22:00 – 23:44 Jakrawal Nilthamrong 22:00 – 23:40 WF Me quedo contigo Artemio Narro WF Cart – 23:24 21:45Boo Ji-Young 22:00 – 23:44 BF Forever Manda WF Me Margarita quedo contigo – 23:27 22:00Narro Artemio 21:45 – 23:24 BF Erdos Rider Wang Haolin BF Forever – 23:56 22:30 Margarita Manda 22:00 – 23:27 LL Girlhood Céline Sciamma BF Erdos Rider 21:45 – 23:37 Wang Haolin 22:30 – 23:56

Knauff 17:00 – 17:40

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BF Battles

LL Ik ben Alice Sander Burger 19:15 – 20:35

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A Hot Roof

Lee Min-Yong Battles BF – 23:33 Tollenaere 21:45Isabelle 22:00 – 23:30

A Hot Roof

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Welcome to Dongmakgol Isabelle Tollenaere Mobilisierung der Träume 18:00 – 20:58 Park Kwang-Hyun Reinhart / Tode / Luksch 20:00 – 22:10 17:30 – 19:17 ML Vita LL Ik ben Alice brevis SP The Golden Era Sander Burger Knauff 19:15 – 20:35 Ann Hui 17:00 – 17:40

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RR German Angst Jörg Buttgereit / Michal Kosakowski / Andreas Marschall 22:15 – 00:05

LL Closing Night: A Most Violent Year J.C. Chandor RR German Angst Jörg Buttgereit / Michal 21:00 – 05:00 Kosakowski / Andreas Marschall 22:15 – 00:05 BF Wir sind jung.

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BF Things of the Aimless Wanderer Kivu Ruhorahoza 19:45 – 21:03 SH Short Film Marathon 2015 18:00 – 01:00 Rotterdam LL Girlhood Classics: Céline Sciamma Photography 21:45 – 23:37 17:00 – 18:00 in Motion RG Speaking into the Air JJ Welcome to Dongmakgol Mobilisierung Träume Park Kwang-Hyun SH Shortder Film Marathon 2015 Reinhart 18:00 / Tode / Luksch – 01:00 20:00 – 22:10 17:30 – 19:17

16:30 – 18:00 + Rotterdam Classics: Waiting for News Photography Sitiin Motion 17:00 – 18:00 Eddie Cahyono 16:45 – 18:20

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SP Tokyo Tribe Sono Sion 19:30 – 21:26

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La prochaine fois je viserai RR le A coeur Pigeon Sat on a Cédric Anger Branch 18:30 – 20:21 Reflecting on Existence Roy Andersson 19:15 – 20:56 TG Bridgend Jeppe Rønde LL La prochaine fois 19:30 – 21:09 je viserai le coeur

EP No Place for Fools TG Parabellum Oleg Mavromatti – 17:52Valenta 16:30Lukas Rinner 16:45 – 18:00 SP Speed Walking Niels Arden Oplev EP No Place for Fools 16:45 – 18:33 Oleg Mavromatti 17:52 Above Us 16:30 –Sky LL The Marinus Groothof SP Speed Walking – 18:00 16:30Niels Arden Oplev 16:45 – 18:33 BF Waiting for News LL TheSiti Sky Above Us Eddie Cahyono 16:45 – 18:20 Marinus Groothof

TG Parabellum Lukas Valenta TG Gluckauf 16:45 – 18:00 Rinner Remy van Heugten 17:00 – 18:42

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Wir sindAstark. LL Closing Night: Most Violent Year Burhan Qurbani 21:30 – 23:26 J.C. Chandor 21:00 – 05:00 LL Atlantic. WF A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Jan-Willem van Ewijk + When BF Wir sind jung. Marnie Ana Lily Amirpour Was– There 20:29 19:00 Wir sind stark. 22:15 – 23:54 Yonebayashi Hiromasa Burhan Qurbani 21:30 – 23:26 – 20:43 19:00 SP La La BF The Man in the Wall La at Rock Bottom Evgeny Ruman LL Atlantic. WF A Girl Walks Home Yamashita Nobuhiro Alone at Night 21:45 – 23:17 van Ewijk – 20:28 18:45Jan-Willem Ana Lily Amirpour 19:00 – 20:29 – 23:54 BF A Matter of SP 22:15 Brave Men’s Blood Olaf Fleur Johannesson Interpretation SP La La La BF The Man at Rock inde the Wall BottomLee Kwang-Kuk 19:15 – 20:54 22:15 – 23:48 Evgeny Ruman Yamashita Nobuhiro 21:45 – 23:17 18:45 – 20:28 SP The Move RR Belluscone. Una siciliana Marat SaruluBF A Matter of SP storia Brave Men’s Blood Franco Maresco 18:15 – 21:13 Olaf de Fleur Johannesson Interpretation – 23:50 22:15 Lee Kwang-Kuk 19:15 – 20:54 22:15 – 23:48 LL The Farewell BF Approaching the ElephantUna SP The Move Party RR Belluscone. Sharon Maymon / Amandasiciliana Rose Wilder storia Marat Sarulu Tal Granit 19:00 – 20:30 – 23:44 22:15 Franco Maresco 18:15 – 21:13 22:15 – 23:50 WF Dreamcatcher RG Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story KimLL Longinotto BF Films The Farewell Approaching of Cannon Party 18:30 – 20:07 Mark Hartleythe 21:30Elephant – 23:15 Sharon Maymon / Amanda Rose Wilder 19:00 – 20:30 Tal Granit 22:15 – 23:44 RR LL Frank A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting Abrahamson Boogaloo: WF Dreamcatcher RG Electric Lenny on Existence The Wild, Untold – 23:35Story 22:00 Kim Longinotto Roy Andersson 19:15 – 20:56 of Cannon Films 18:30 – 20:07 Mark Hartley 21:30 – 23:15 LL +

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Jaan Toomik 15:15 – 16:45 TG Above and Below TG Gluckauf Nicolas Steiner 14:15 – 16:15 Remy van Heugten 17:00 – 18:42

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The Recipe

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+ Laggies Lynn Shelton LL Dos disparos EP War Book 16:00 – 17:40 Tom Harper Martín Rejtman 14:15 – 15:59 16:45 – 18:18 EP Broken Land Stéphanie+Barbey / Laggies – 16:30 Luc Peter 15:15Lynn Shelton 16:00 – 17:40 BF A Copa do Mundo no Recife I Swear I’ll Leave EP Broken Land This Town Stéphanie Barbey / 15:30 – 17:14 Daniel Aragão Luc Peter 15:15 – 16:30 RG Kingdom of Dreams A Copa do Mundo no Recife and Madness BF Mami SunadaI’ll 15:15 – 17:13 I Swear Leave This Town Daniel Aragão 15:30 LL The Duke of– 17:14 Burgundy RG Kingdom of Dreams Peter Strickland 15:45 – 17:26 and Madness Mami Sunada 15:15 – 17:13 BF Los hongos Oscar Navia LLRuiz The Duke of 15:15 – 16:58 Burgundy Peter Strickland 15:45 – 17:26 RR Landscape with Many Moons BF Los hongos Jaan Toomik 15:15 – 16:45 Oscar Ruiz Navia 15:15 – 16:58

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RG The Search for Weng TG Impressions of TG Weng Tired Andrew Leavold a Drowned Man Moonlight 14:00 – 15:33 Kyros Papavassiliou Britni West 15:48siglo 09:30 – 10:52 14:30 – del SP Bloedhond TG La obra Mijn witte hemd M. Quintela RG TheCarlos Search for Dré Didderiëns Weng – 15:55 14:15Weng 09:15 – 10:33 Andrew Leavold Stories 13:05 Alive 14:00 – 15:33 SP Die geliebten Schwestern Ramón Gieling 11:30 – BF Dominik Graf SP Bloedhond SP The World of KanakoPark Jung-Bum TG La obra del siglo Mijn09:30 witte hemd – 12:20 13:00 – 15:55 Nakashima Tetsuya Carlos M. Quintela Dré Didderiëns 11:30 – 13:28 14:15 – 15:55 – 10:33Klemke’s 09:15Sam BF ML Kosmos RG The Old Man of Belém Les gants blancs Ruben Desiere Time MachineSchwestern SP Die BF Alive geliebten Louise Traon Matthew Graf Bate 09:30 – 11:04 12:00 – 13:01 Dominik Park Jung-Bum 14:30 – 15:48 09:30 – 12:20 13:00 – 15:55 LL Amour fou SP Today Jessica Hausner Reza Mirkarimi BF Sam Klemke’s ML Kosmos RG The Old Man of Belém 11:15 – 12:51 Ruben Desiere 13:45 – 15:12 Les gants blancs Time Machine Louise Traon Matthew Bate 09:30 – 11:04 12:00 – 13:01 14:30 – 15:48 SH Short Film Marathon 2015 10:00 – 17:00 LL Amour fou SP Today Jessica Hausner Reza Mirkarimi 11:15 – 12:51 13:45 – 15:12 LL Tussen 10 BF Je suis le peuple BF Goodbye Utopia en 12 Film Marathon 2015 Fort Buchanan Anna Roussillon SH Short Peter Hoogendoorn Benjamin Crotty 12:30 – 14:21 10:00 – 17:00 10:00 – 11:10 15:00 – 16:12

LL Charlie’s Country Rolf de Heer LL Melody 09:15 – 11:03 Bernard Bellefroid 09:15 – 10:45 + Life Itself Steve James LL Charlie’s Country – 11:30 09:30 Rolf de Heer 09:15 – 11:03 TG Another Trip to + the LifeMoon Itself Ismail Basbeth James – 10:35 09:15Steve 09:30 – 11:30 TG Impressions of a Drowned Man TG Another Trip Kyros Papavassiliou to the Moon – 10:52 09:30 Ismail Basbeth 09:15 – 10:35

EP This Is My Land Tamara Erde 09:30 – 11:03 LL Melody Bernard Bellefroid 09:15 – 10:45

13.00 BF Court Chaitanya Tamhane 13:00 – 14:56

BF Court Chaitanya Tamhane 13:00 – 14:56 LL Dos disparos Man on High Heels Jang Jin Martín Rejtman 11:30 – 13:35 14:15 – 15:59

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Josh Safdie / Benny Safdie Jang Jin 10:00 – 11:34 11:30 – 13:35

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Saturday 31 January

EP Bitter Lake Adam Curtis SP Heaven Knows 09:15 – 11:30 What Josh Safdie / Benny Safdie – 11:34 Pancakes BF Banana 10:00 and the Children EP Bitter Lake Rice of Sticky Adam Curtis Daan Veldhuizen 09:30 – 10:55 09:15 – 11:30 EP This Is My Land BananaErde Pancakes BF Tamara and the Children – 11:03 09:30 of Sticky Rice Daan Veldhuizen 09:30 – 10:55

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MORE THAN FILM

AND MORE… Wed 21 January FILM

Kick-Off: War Book and Opening Party

The festive kick-off of twelve days of film fun. The 44th edition of IFFR brings the audience a special preview of War Book, the new film by Tom Harper, followed by a toast at the exclusive opening party. 20:30 doors open, 21:00 start film, Pathé 1 and de Doelen, €13, €10 with discount Thu 22 January

TALK

Big Talk: The Dark Horse (James Napier Robertson)

Hans Maarten van den Brink talks with director James Napier Robertson about his film The Dark Horse before the screening. See also Limelight, 19:30, Oude Luxor, €11, €8 with discount FILM

Today (Esfir Shub)

Screening of the documentary Today by Esfir Shub, with live piano by film journalist, film composer and DJ Kevin Toma. 20:00, LantarenVenster 6, €11, €8 with discount Scopitone Cafe: Fri 23

TALK

Brave Talk: Today (Reza Mirkarimi)

Director Reza Mirkarimi in conversation with Geoff Andrew about his film Today, on the internal battle of the taciturn Youness in a subtle drama. Official Iranian Oscar submission for 2015. 19:30, LantarenVenster 1, €11, €8 with discount

A different music documentary and musical experience every day. Tonight the documentary Mateo by Aaron Naar, a melancholy portrait of a curiously charming ex-convict. See also IFFR+, 20:30, Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission MUSIC

Mind The Gap Night: Fri 23

FILM

La La La at Rock Bottom (Yamashita Nobuhiro)

Live performance by famous singer Shibutani Subaru before and after the gangster and pop comedy La La La at Rock Bottom. See also Spectrum Premieres, 19:00-22:30, Oude Luxor, €11, €8 with discount MUSIC

Mind The Gap Night: Thu 22

The late-night symbioses between IFFR and Gonzo (circus) magazine, with unique collaborations between musicians, video artists, filmmakers and other image producers. Tonight’s Special: Bruce McClure & Alex Mendizabal + Stray Dogs. 22:00, WORM, €11, €8 with discount EXPO

SLEEP

Fifty years since Andy Warhol made his famous film debut, a Swedish artist films eight instead of five hours of solid sleep for this video remake. See also Signals: 24/7, 11:00-19:00, Van Cappellen Zaal de Doelen, free admission AND MORE... EXPO See also the wide range of daily installations, exhibitions & performances in Signals: 24/7, Regained, Everyday Propaganda and Bruce McClure in this catalogue. PARTY

Dance Dance Dance

Party with different DJs every night at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Foyer and Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission with a pass or (used) e-ticket

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The late-night symbioses between IFFR and Gonzo (circus) magazine, with unique collaborations between musicians, video artists, filmmakers and other image producers. Tonight’s Special: Telcosystems + Sally Golding + Markus Mehr & Stefanie Sixt. 22:00, WORM, €11, €8 with discount AND MORE... EXPO See also the wide range of daily installations, exhibitions & performances in Signals: 24/7, Regained, Everyday Propaganda and Bruce McClure in this catalogue. TALK

IFFR Late Night

IFFR Late Night is a dazzling live show with Dutch and international guests, hosted by Tom Barman (filmmaker and frontman of the band dEUS). An hour full of surprises, from deep discussion to playful intermezzos, topped off by a film quiz and tunes from IFFR DJ Okkie. 22:00-23:00, de Doelen, free admission MUSIC

IFFR Plays

For eight nights, our resident DJ Okkie and hostess Dore van Duivenbode invite filmmakers to tell us about their favourite Spotify tracks. From Kate Bush to Wagner, anything goes in this musical dialogue! 20:00-22:00, de Doelen, free admission PARTY

Dance Dance Dance

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MORE THAN FILM

Sat 24 January TALK

Critics’ Talk: Chinlin Hsieh

Festival programmer Chinlin Hsieh made a film about the Taiwan New Cinema movement of the 1980s. Today she discusses the directors, the films and her relationship to this movement with journalist André Waardenburg (NRC Handelsblad). See also Signals: Regained Special – Made in Taiwan, 16:25, Foyer LantarenVenster, free admission Big Talk: The Tribe (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy)

Hans Maarten van den Brink conducts an in-depth interview with director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy about his film The Tribe. See also Limelight, 19:30, Oude Luxor, €11, €8 with discount TO DO

Workshop: Make Your Own Propaganda Film

How to make a good propaganda film? Filmmaker Anna Broinowski will be sharing her insights in a special workshop at which you can make your own propaganda film. Including screening, a lecture and all the equipment you will need. 12:00-18:45, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, €15, €12 with discount Honey Tasting

After the screening of Le meraviglie (Alice Rohrwacher) you can learn about the flowers and the bees: Abderrahim Bouna gives a presentation on everything there is to know concerning beekeeping. Can you taste the difference between ten variations of honey? 18:00, Willem Burger Hal de Doelen, free admission FILM

IFFR Live: Atlantic. (Jan-Willem van Ewijk)

Unique live cinema event in which five films will premiere simultaneously in cinemas across Europe and on VOD. Today: Atlantic. by Jan-Willem van Ewijk. A young fisherman sets off on an exhausting, perilous journey across the the ocean. Not by boat, but on his surfboard. See also Limelight, 16:00, Grote Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, €11, €8 with discount Scopitone Cafe: Sat 24

A different music documentary and musical experience every day. Tonight the documentary Conquering China by Johan Jonason. A Swedish singer trades Europe for China. Like a blonde nephew of Bryan Ferry, he enters the burgeoning music scene in Shanghai. See also IFFR+, 20:30, Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission

AND MORE... EXPO See also the wide range of daily installations, exhibitions & performances in Signals: 24/7, Regained, Everyday Propaganda and Bruce McClure in this catalogue. TALK

IFFR Late Night

For more information see Fri 23 January MUSIC

IFFR Plays

For more information see Fri 23 January KIDS

IFFR Kids

The festival is also for young tiger cubs. Here, they can get to work themselves with animated films, handicrafts, making robots and cool virtual reality applications. Watching films is also possible, of course! Ages 4-12. 12:0017:30, foyer Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission PARTY

Dance Dance Dance

For more information see Thu 22 January Sun 25 January AWARDS

Ceremony Canon Tiger Awards for Short Film

Twenty-four short film are competing for one of the three coveted Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films. The winner is chosen by the jury, made up of Beatrice Gibson, Xander Karskens and Koyo Yamashita. 21:00-22:00, LantarenVenster 1, free admission TALK

Critics’ Choice: Three Minutes Thirteen Minutes Thirty Minutes (Bianca Stigter)

Reviewer Bianca Stigter is making a video essay on a pre-war Polish city. Glenn Kurtz, grandson of the filmmaker, researched the sources of the film in the book Three Minutes in Poland. Stigter reflects on the cinematic world behind these images. See also IFFR+, 14:00, Van Cappellen Zaal de Doelen, free admission Critics’ Talk: Tamara Erde

Today Tamara Erde talks with Ronald Rovers (De Filmkrant) about her film This Is My Land. See also Signals: Everyday Propaganda, 15:45, Foyer LantarenVenster, free admission Big Talk: Le meraviglie (Alice Rorhwacher)

Hans Maarten van den Brink talks with director Alice Rohrwacher about her Cannes award-winning, partly autobiographical film Le meraviglie. See also Limelight, 19:30, Oude Luxor, €11, €8 with discount

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Mind The Gap Night: Sun 25

The late-night symbioses between IFFR and Gonzo (circus) magazine, with unique collaborations between musicians, video artists, filmmakers and other image producers. Tonight’s Special: Martijn van Boven & Gert-Jan Prins + Karl Lemieux & Michaela Grill & Phillip Jeck + Karaoke (Art). 22:00, WORM, €11, €8 with discount TO DO

Workshop: Make Your Own Propaganda Film

For more information see Sat 24 January Chess Tournament

After the screening of The Dark Horse (James Napier Robertson) you take part in a real chess tournament. Test your skill against great players and try to win! Checkmate! 15:15, Willem Burger Hal de Doelen, free admission FILM

IFFR Live: Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories (Ramón Gieling)

Unique live cinema event in which five films will premiere simultaneously in cinemas across Europe and on VOD. Today: Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories by Ramón Gieling. Impressive, labyrinthine narrative by Gieling on Bach’s St Matthew Passion. See also Limelight, 16:00, Grote Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, €11, €8 with discount Scopitone Cafe: Sun 25

A different music documentary and musical experience every day. Tonight the documentary Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll by John Pirozzi. The lively music scene in Cambodia came to an abrupt end with the brutal takeover by the Khmer Rouge. See also IFFR+, 20:30, Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission EXPO

Model for the Apocalypse

A man shapes amorphous little heaps with ‘slow motion material.’ Maire distills the ‘essences’ of cinema from the medium itself, and applies them to other materials. See also Signals: 24/7, 14:00-18:00, V2_, free admission AND MORE... EXPO See also the wide range of daily installations, exhibitions & performances in Signals: 24/7, Regained, Everyday Propaganda and Bruce McClure in this catalogue. TALK

IFFR Late Night

For more information see Fri 23 January MUSIC

IFFR Plays

KIDS

IFFR Kids

12:00-17:30, For more information see Sat 24 January PARTY

Dance Dance Dance

For more information see Thu 22 January Mon 26 January TALK

Canon Masterclass Basim Magdy

In this masterclass, filmmaker/artist Basim Magdy will talk about his work, the way he goes about this and where he gets his inspiration from. 10:00, LantarenVenster 6, €5 Canon Masterclass Ben Russell: The Kino/Etic Eye

Filmmaker Ben Russel talks in his masterclass about his working methods and the relationship his camera forms with what he is filming and with the filmmaker himself. 10:30, LantarenVenster 5, €5 Critics’ Talk Special: Jang Jin

South Korean satirist Jang Jin is questioned by Asia expert, programmer and critic Tony Rayns (Sight & Sound). Jang’s brilliant satire Someone Grateful will also be screened. See also Signals: Jang Jin, 17:00, LantarenVenster 3, free admission

EXPO

The Laughter of Things - Piet Zwart Symposium

This day of lectures and presentations will focus on time-control technologies old and new and how these influence human life. Central guest is ‘mediaarchaeology artist’ Zoe Beloff. See also Signals: 24/7, 10:00-17:30, Piet Zwart Institute, free admission AND MORE... EXPO See also the wide range of daily installations, exhibitions & performances in Signals: 24/7, Regained, Everyday Propaganda and Bruce McClure in this catalogue. TALK

IFFR Late Night

For more information see Fri 23 January Student Talk

Students can put questions to three directors to their hearts’ delight in an informal setting. Moderated by Ernie Tee, lecturer at the Netherlands Film Academy. the films will be screened at the festival ahead of the Student Talk. 16:00, Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission MUSIC

IFFR Plays

For more information see Fri 23 January

TO DO

PARTY

A mix of arthouse and Hollywood. Erasmus University and IFFR join forces for the second edition of the only genuine IFFR/EUR Film Quiz. You can register your team from 20:30 onwards. The winning team gets to view the closing film and attend the spectacular closing party! 21:00-23:00, Foyer Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission

For more information see Thu 22 January

Erasmus Film Quiz

FILM

IFFR Live: Melody (Bernard Bellefroid)

Unique live cinema event in which five films will premiere simultaneously in cinemas across Europe and on VOD. Today: Melody by Bernard Bellefroid. A rich woman and a homeless hairdresser with a dream are brought together by a pregnancy. See also Limelight, 19:00, Grote Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, €11, €8 with discount Scopitone Cafe: Mon 26

A different music documentary and musical experience every day. Tonight the documentary Tomorrow Is Always Too Long by Phil Collins. An eccentric mix of songs, animated clips and parodies of commercial television. See also IFFR+, 20:30, Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission

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Tue 27 January TALK

Modern Propaganda Talk: Adam Curtis

On the basis of a large amount of (archival) images, award-winning BBC documentary maker Adam Curtis brings us up to speed on how modern propaganda works. His latest film, Bitter Lake, will then screen. 15:00, Cinerama 1, €11, €8, with discount Critics’ Talk: Eric Baudelaire

IFFR regular Eric Baudelaire in conversation about his film Letters to Max with Floortje Smit. See also Spectrum, 16:30, Foyer LantarenVenster, free admission Big Talk: The Farewell Party (Tal

Granit & Sharon Maymon) Hans Maarten van den Brink interviews Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon about their black comedy The Farewell Party on friendship and farewells. See also Limelight, 19:30, Oude Luxor, €11, €8 with discount

Brave Talk: Court (Chaitanya Tamhane)

Director Chaitanya Tamhane in conversation with Geoff Andrew about his film Court, which deals with the inequalities of the legal system and the caste system in India. 19:30, LantarenVenster 1, €11, €8 with discount TO DO

Studio Erasmus

The monthly Erasmus University talk show, this time live from the festival. With interviews, live music, and minilectures. Also with an ode to the most beautiful death scenes and the relationship between politics and the box office. 21:00-22:15, Foyer Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission FILM

IFFR Live: Speed Walking (Niels Arden Oplev)

Unique live cinema event in which five films will premiere simultaneously in cinemas across Europe and on VOD. Today: Speed Walking by Niels Arden Oplev. Bittersweet coming-of-age comedy about 14-year-old Martin. See also Spectrum, 19:00, Grote Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, €11, €8 with discount Scopitone Cafe: Tue 27

A different music documentary and musical experience every day. Tonight the documentary Rock on Bones by Caroline Troubetzkoy. A young French filmmaker decides that the charismatic Russian punk band Oz deserves a career in the West. See also IFFR+, 20:30, Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission EXPO

Heraclitus (Live Performance)

The Rotterdam saxophone quartet performs a unique live improvisation on Lenny Oosterwijk’s evanescent stream of images. 21.45 uur, LantarenVenster 6, €11, €8 with discount AND MORE... EXPO See also the wide range of daily installations, exhibitions & performances in Signals: 24/7, Regained, Everyday Propaganda and Bruce McClure in this catalogue. Student Talk

For more information see Mon 26 January TALK IFFR Late Night

For more information see Fri 23 January MUSIC

IFFR Plays

For more information see Fri 23 January PARTY

Dance Dance Dance

For more information see Thu 22 January

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Wed 28 January TALK

Critics’ Talk: Alexander Nanau

Author and columnist Nausicaa Marbe in conversation with Romanian documentary maker Alexandre Nanau on his heartbreaking film Toto and His Sisters. See also Spectrum, 16:00, Foyer LantarenVenster, free admission Brave Talk: A Corner of Heaven (Zhang Miaoyan)

Zhang Miaoyan in conversation with Geoff Andrew on the making of his film A Corner of Heaven in contemporary China. 19:30, LantarenVenster 1, €11, €8 with discount FILM

IFFR Live: The Sky Above Us (Marinus Groothof)

Unique live cinema event in which five films will premiere simultaneously in cinemas across Europe and on VOD. Today: The Sky Above Us by Marinus Groothof on three inhabitants of Belgrade who attempt to lead a more or less normal life in spite of all the death around them. See also Limelight, 19:00, Grote Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, €11, €8 with discount Scopitone Cafe: Wed 28

A different music documentary and musical experience every day. Tonight the documentary Pete and Toshi Get a Camera by William Eigen about legendary folk singer Pete Seeger who took his wife, children and his amateur film camera on a musical world tour. See also IFFR+, 20:30, Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission EXPO

I Feel Love

A reading group interprets the lyrics of Donna Summer’s disco hit. A speechrecognition programme serves them up a different variation every time: a semantic remix. See also Signals: 24/7, 15:00, Hotel Central, free admission AND MORE... EXPO See also the wide range of daily installations, exhibitions & performances in Signals: 24/7, Regained, Everyday Propaganda and Bruce McClure in this catalogue. TALK

IFFR Late Night

For more information see Fri 23 January Student Talk

For more information see Mon 26 January

KIDS

IFFR Kids

13:00-17:30, For more information see Sat 24 January PARTY

Dance Dance Dance

For more information see Thu 22 January Thu 29 January TALK

Critics’ Talk: Rolf de Heer

Dutch-Australian Rolf de Heer (The Tracker, Ten Canoes) in conversation with Bor Beekman (de Volkskrant) on his career and his latest film, Charlie’s Country. See also Limelight, 15:45, foyer LantarenVenster, free admission Erasmus Tiger College

Prior to the film Girlhood, criminologist Robby Roks gives a lecture on his investigation into the The Hague chapter of the Crips gang. 19:00-21:30, Cinerama 1, €11, €8 with discount Brave Talk: NN (Héctor Gálvez Campos)

Héctor Gálvez Campos in conversation with Geoff Andrew on the political background to his film NN, which is set in the wake of political murders in Peru. See also Bright Future, 19:30, LantarenVenster 1, €11, € 8 with discount

FILM Scopitone Cafe: Thu 29 A different music documentary and musical experience every day. Tonight the documentary Zirig dum Brasília The Art and Dream of Renato Matos by André Luiz Oliveira. For decades, the sympathetic Renato Matos has stood for a fusion of samba, reggae and funk in his home country. 20:30, Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission

Fri 30 January AWARDS

Awards Ceremony

With, among other things, the presentation of the winners of the Hivos Tiger Awards and The Big Screen Award. 20:00-22:00, Arcadis Zaal de Doelen, free admission Big Talk: Phoenix (Christian Petzold)

Hans Maarten van den Brink talks with director Christian Petzold about his intelligent psychological and historical drama Phoenix.  See also Limelight, 19:30, Oude Luxor, €11, €8 with discount TO DO

Crash Course Sign Language

After the screening of The Tribe (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy) you can communicate without speaking in the crash-course sign language! Get a basic knowledge of the gestures and signs. 15:15, Willem Burger Hal de Doelen, free admission FILM

Today (Esfir Shub)

Screening of Today, by Esfir Shub, with live piano by film journalist, film composer and DJ Kevin Toma. 18:30, LantarenVenster 2, €11, €8 with discount Scopitone Cafe: Fri 30

A different music documentary and musical experience every day. Tonight the documentary When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra and the Theremin by Robert Nazar Arjoyan. Armen Ra found his true passion in the most ethereal of musical instruments: the theremin. See IFFR+, 20:30, Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg, free admission

AND MORE... EXPO See also the wide range of daily installations, exhibitions & performances in Signals: 24/7, Regained, Everyday Propaganda and Bruce McClure in this catalogue.

EXPO

TALK

AND MORE... EXPO See also the wide range of daily installations, exhibitions & performances in Signals: 24/7, Regained, Everyday Propaganda and Bruce McClure in this catalogue.

IFFR Late Night

For more information see Fri 23 January Student Talk

For more information see Mon 26 January MUSIC

IFFR Plays

For more information see Fri 23 January

Dance Dance Dance

For more information see Thu 22 January Sat 31 January TO DO

DJ workshop

Always wanted to be a DJ? After the screening of Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve), IFFR DJ Okkie will show you how to create a beat and mix a track. With the 90s dance music from the film Eden. 15:30, de Doelen, free admission PARTY

Closing Night by Warsteiner

After the atmospheric thriller A Most Violent Year, set in New York City during one of most violent years in the city’s history, IFFR will turn de Doelen inside out with its banging Rotterdam closing party, with many different DJs, live music and acts. 21:00 closing film, 23:00 closing party, de Doelen, €28/€22 for film and party, €15/€12 for party only AND MORE... EXPO See also the wide range of daily installations, exhibitions & performances in Signals: 24/7, Regained, Everyday Propaganda and Bruce McClure in this catalogue. KIDS

IFFR Kids

12:00-17:30, For more information see Sat 24 January

Throughout the night, Nurse With Wound frontman Stapleton performs a DJ set to an audience on camping beds. A bed-and-breakfast concert. See also Signals: 24/7, 22:00-08:00, €15

TALK

Student Talk

For more information see Mon 26 January

For more information see Thu 22 January

KIDS

Dance Dance Dance

PARTY

Sleep Concert

PARTY

MUSIC

IFFR Kids

13:00-17:30, For more information see Sat 24 January

IFFR Plays

For more information see Fri 23 January

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Catalogue International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015  

The complete catalogue of IFFR 2015, containing all the information regarding films, the thematical Signal programs titles and makers.

Catalogue International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015  

The complete catalogue of IFFR 2015, containing all the information regarding films, the thematical Signal programs titles and makers.

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