A one-off Return of The Tiger award will be voted upon by this year’s competition directors.
As previously reported, the International Film Festival Rotterdam is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special Return of the Tiger programme of films made by former Tiger Award competitors. Gerwin Tamsma coordinated the programme.
The initiative also has a one-off award, the Return of the Tiger Award, worth €5,000. The winner will be voted upon by this year’s Tiger competition directors.
The selections include the world premiere of David Verbeek’s Club Zeus [pictured], aboutthe ‘host boys’ at a club for wealthy women in Shanghai. Verbeek previously directed Shanghai Trance and R U There.
The Tiger Awards started in 1995.
The 14 films in Return of the Tiger are:
Film, director, country, former Tiger film
Oki’s Movie, dir Hong Sang-Soo (South Korea) [The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well]
When Love Comes, dir Chang Tso-chi (Taiwan) [Ah-Chung]
Robinson in Ruins, dir Patrick Keiller (UK) [Robinson in Space]
Genpin, dir Kawase Naomi (Japan) [Suzaku]
Carancho, dir Pablo Trapero (Argentina) [Crane World]
Pulsar, dir Alex Stockman (Belgium) [I Know I’ll See Your Face Again]
Los labios, dir Santiago Loza & Iván Fund (Argentina) [Extraño]
If the Seed Doesn’t Die, dir Sinisa Dragin (Romania/Serbia) [Every Day God Kisses Us on the Mouth]
22nd of May (22 mei), dir Koen Mortier (Belgium) [Ex Drummer]
Meek’s Cutoff, dir Kelly Reichardt (US) [Old Joy]
Year Without a Summer, dir Tan Chui Mui (Malaysia) [Love Conquers All]
Three Weeks Later (Tres semanas después) dir José Luis Torres Leiva (Chile) [The Sky, the Earth and the Rain]
Club Zeus, dir David Verbeek (Netherlands) [Shanghai Trance]