Kurz' excursions into film film film at the
International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR)
The IFFR is a film festival that is not necessarily about the big films. It's awards, the Tiger Awards, are awarded to first or second films of directors, to encourage young talent in a world where beginning artist struggle to get films made. Hence, a lot of the program is dedicated to new films of filmmakers who aren't yet established from all over the world. But there are also retrospectives of old films, and a lot of films by established or known international directors, and even some from Hollywood occassionally (if the film fits a certain program or theme, or just to boost ticket sales a bit). Some films will screen nationwide later in the year or even next year, some will never be seen or heard from again.
This year, I'm trying to catch a bit of all these different options, from the new Scorsese that's nominated for over ten Oscars to a 1951 Lettrist manifesto, from old Finnish entertainment to the first film of a young Brazilian who's already being compared to Bela Tarr.
Edit: damnit, on my laptop the envisioned layout with the three pictures next together doesn't work at all...