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Rotterdam's Spectrum programme includes Hideo Nakata's The Complex

The International Film Festival Rotterdam has announced intial selections for its Bright Future and Spectrum programmes.

Bright Future is dedicated to first and second feature films. The full lineups will be out in early January.

IFFR’s 42nd edition runs Jan 23 to Feb 3.

Bright Future

Fahrtwind - Aufzeichnungen einer Reisenden, Bernadette Weigel, Austria [world premiere]

Foudre, Manuela Morgaine, France [world premiere]

On Mother’s Head, Kusuma Widjaya Putu, Indonesia [world premiere] [Hubert Bals Fund-supported film]

Matterhorn, Diederik Ebbinge, Netherlands [world premiere]

Dead Body Welcome, Kees Brienen, Netherlands [world premiere]

Toegetakeld door de liefde, Ari Deelder, Netherlands [world premiere]

Frankenstein’s Army, Richard Raaphorst, Netherlands/Czech Republic/US [world premiere]

Of Good Report, Jahmil XT Qubeka, South Africa [world premiere]

Towheads, Shannon Plumb, US [world premiere]

Une histoire d’amour, Hélène Fillières, France

A floresta de Jonathas, Sérgio Andrade, Brazil

Ma belle gosse, Shalimar Preuss, France [CineMart Project 2011]

GFP Bunny, Tsuchiya Yutaka, Japan

Big Boy, Shireen Seno, Philippines

Sunshine Boys, Kim Tae-Gon, South Korea

De ontmaagding van Eva van End, Michiel ten Horn, Netherlands

Four Ways to Die in My Hometown, Chai Chunya, China

Ziba, Bani Khoshnoudi, Iran, France

Die Welt, Alex Pitstra, Netherlands

Poor Folk, Midi Z, Taiwan, Myanmar [Hubert Bals Fund-supported film]



La tendresse, Marion Hänsel, Belgium/France/Germany [world premiere]

Rio Belongs to Us, Ricardo Pretti, Brazil [world premiere] [Hubert Bals Fund-supported film]

The Harmonica’s Howl, Bruno Safadi, Brazi [world premiere] [Hubert Bals Fund-supported film]

One Day When the Rain Falls, Ifa Isfansyah, Indonesia [world premiere] [Hubert Bals Fund-supported film]

The Complex, Nakata Hideo [pictured], Japan [world premiere]

How to Describe a Cloud, David Verbeek, Netherlands [world premiere]

Lee Towers: The Voice of Rotterdam, Hans Heijnen, Netherlands [world premiere]

Hill of Pleasures, Maria Ramos, Netherlands/Brazil [world premiere]

Touch, Shelly Silver, US [world premiere]

Éden, Bruno Safadi, Brazil

Le chat est sur la chaise, Cristi Puiu, Romania/France

Le singe est sur la branche, Cristi Puiu, Romania/France

La souris est sous la table, Cristi Puiu, Romania/France

The Russian Novel, Shin Yeon-Shick, South Korea

Il futuro, Alicia Scherson, Chile, Germany/Italy/Spain [CineMart Project 2007]

Atambua 39° Celcius, Riri Riza, Indonesia [Hubert Bals Fund-supported film]

Soegija, Garin Nugroho, Indonesia

Japan’s Tragedy, Kobayashi Masahiro, Japan

Odayaka, Uchida Nobuteru, Japan/US

Lasting, Jacek Borcuch, Poland/Spain

First Comes Love, Nina Davenport, US

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