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ROTTERDAM FEATURES

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We are UK Film reception at Toronto

The British Film Commission (BFC) and British Film Institute (BFI) together hosted a reception for UK filmmakers and international industry in partnership with the British Council, UKTI Toronto and Screen International.

IFFR head Rutger Wolfson with IFFR Live! Partners Susan Wendt of TrustNordisk and Nelleke Driessen of Fortissimo Films

Rotterdam and Screen's Toronto party

The International Film Festival Rotterdam and Screen International welcomed international friends to a Toronto celebration on Monday night at Crocodile Rock.

Rotterdam Film Festival

Rotterdam Film Festival 2014

The 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam celebrates its usual independent, global spirit — as well as marking the 25th anniversary of the Hubert Bals Fund. Plus, a preview of this year’s CineMart selections.

ROTTERDAM INTERVIEWS

Samer Najari & Dominique Chila

Tiger directors: Samer Najari & Dominique Chila, Arwad

Husband-and-wife directing team make their feature debut with Arwad, the story of a man who returns to the Syrian island where he grew up and the decisions that impact the women in his life.

Lee Su-Jin

Tiger directors: Lee Su-Jin, Han Gong-Ju

South Korean director Lee Su-Jin’s feature debut is the story of small town girl who is sent to a different school in a remote city after being involved in a horrific incident.

Ikeda Akira

Tiger directors: Ikeda Akira, Anatomy Of A Paper Clip

Japanese filmmaker Ikeda Akira’s second feature, shot in a small town outside Tokyo, is inspired by old folk tales.

Tiger directors: Natalia Meschaninova, The Hope Factory

Russian filmmaker Natalia Meschaninova makes her feature debut with The Hope Factory, a coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of the Siberian city of Norilsk.

Peter Brunner

Tiger directors: Peter Brunner, My Blind Heart

Black-and-white debut feature blurs the lines between perpetrator and victim.

Mark Jackson

Tiger directors: Mark Jackson, War Story

The American director continues his work with themes of grief, loss and guilt.

Lee Chatametikool

Tiger directors: Lee Chatametikool, Concrete Clouds

Thai filmmaker explores two brothers impacted by the Asian financial crisis of 1997.

Tatjana Bozic

Tiger directors: Tatjana Bozic, Happily Ever After

It was the spectre of yet another failed relationship on the horizon that prompted Croatian filmmaker Tatjana Bozic to make her candid documentary Happily Ever After exploring her chaotic love life of the last 20 years.

Maya Vitkova

Tiger directors: Maya Vitkova, Viktoria

The Bulgarian film-maker talks about her ‘semi-autobiographical’ directorial debut, nine years in the making.

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Tiger directors: Luis Miñarro, Falling Star

Having worked with a string of acclaimed directors, Spanish arthouse producer Luis Minarro decided that the time was finally right to direct his own fiction feature.

Jan Schomburg

Tiger directors: Jan Schomburg, Lose My Self

Maria Schrader stars as a woman suffering from retrograde amnesia.

Fellipe Barbosa

Tiger directors: Fellipe Barbosa, Casa Grande

Brazilian director Fellipe Barbosa took inspiration from his own family’s financial problems for his debut feature Casa Grande.

Paulo Sacramento

Tiger directors: Paulo Sacramento, Riocorrente

Long-time editor Paulo Sacramento makes his fictional feature debut with Riocorrente, a timely and tense contemporary tale set in Sao Paulo.

Rotterdam: Michael Tully talks Ping Pong Summer

The Austin-based director talks about his “deeply personal” 1980s-set feature, which has its European premiere in Rotterdam tonight as a Big Talk event (after premiering in Sundance last week).

Ester Martin Bergsmark

Tiger directors: Ester Martin Bergsmark, Something Must Break

The Swedish director talks about his first foray into fiction.

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