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Cinemart 2013 announces its selection


- The CineMart of the International Film Festival Rotterdam has announced its list of participating projects

Cinemart 2013 announces its selection

The CineMart selection of the 2013 edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam has been announced. A total of 24 projects have been selected for the first and often-copied development market of the festival, a market that this year celebrates its 30th anniversary.

There's an unusually large local contingent this year and, besides a couple of familiar arthouse names such as Lucrecia Martel and Yorgos Lanthimos, the lineup consists of a lot of promising newcomers mostly at the beginning of their careers.

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The Dutch squadron is led by China-based director David Verbeek, whose Shanghai Trance was a Tiger Competition title back in 2008 and who participated in the Cannes Festival's Cinéfondation after his Taiwan-set R U There [+see also:
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was selected for Un Certain Regard. His latest project is the Beijing-set vampire tale Dead & Beautiful (photo), again a co-production between European and Chinese outfits.

La Holandesa by Joost van Ginkel (170 Hz) will also be presented at the CineMart. Written by Daan Gielis, the film looks at a woman's desire to become a mother.

Also from the Netherlands: Everything We Always Had Was Now, by Martijn Maria Smits (C'est déjà l'été); veteran director Alex van Warmerdam, whose latest Number Nine will be presented at CineMart, and Disappearance, the new project of Boudewijn Koole, whose Little Bird [+see also:
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recently won the EFA Discovery Award and is the Dutch Oscar submission.

Other European titles include projects from Romania (the new Radu Jude film Aferim!); Denmark and Sweden (The Giant [+see also:
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from Johannes Nyholm); Italy (Le Meraviglie from Alice Rohrwacher) and Finland (Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää's They Have Escaped).

Several French, Swiss and U.K. titles complete the European lineup, with U.K.-Ireland-Greece coproduction The Lobster by Dogtooth and Alps director Yorgos Lanthimos a notable highlight.

Film projects in two parallel sections, Boost! and Art:Film, were also announced, as was a new grant, the WorldView New Genres Development Award, worth €5,000. It aims to help a project that improves the UK public's "understanding and awareness of the developing world".

Projects selected for CineMart 2013:

Aferim!, by Radu Jude (Romania, France, Italy; production company: Hi Film Productions, EZ Films, MIR Cinematografica)

Bang Gang, by Eva Husson (France; production company: Full House)

Beer Girl, by Wichanon Somumjarn (Thailand; production company: Electric Eel Films)

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, by Randall Wright (UK, USA; production companies: Fly Film Company Ltd, Blakeway Productions Ltd)

Dead & Beautiful, by David Verbeek (The Netherlands, France, China; production companies: Lemming Film, Les Petites Lumières, China Blue Films)

Disappearance, by Boudewijn Koole (The Netherlands; production companies: Waterland Film)

Everything We Always Had Was Now, by Martijn Maria Smits (The Netherlands; production company: Circe Films)

The Giant, by Johannes Nyholm (Denmark, Sweden; production companies: Beofilm Productions ApS, Garagefilm International AB)

La Holandesa, by Joost van Ginkel (The Netherlands; production company: Smarthouse Films)

Just Like Love, by Masahiro Kobayashi (Japan, South Korea; production companies: Monkey Town Productions, Free Stone Productions)

The Lobster, by Yorgos Lanthimos (UK, Ireland, Greece; production companies: Element Pictures, Limp, Scarlet Films)

Low Tide, by Daniel Mann (France, Israel; production companies: Arsam International, Laila Films)

Le Meraviglie, by Alice Rohrwacher (Italy, Germany, Switzerland; production companies: Tempesta, Pandora Film Produktion GmbH, Amka Film)

Number Nine, by Alex van Warmerdam (The Netherlands; production company: Graniet Film)

Rest Home, by Michael Rowe (Canada, Australia; production companies: Possible Média, Fresh Water)

Sollers Point, by Matthew Porterfield (USA; production companies: Hamilton Film Group)

Stepne, by Maryna Vroda (Ukraine; production company: Pronto Film)

Stray, by Dustin Feneley (New Zealand; production company: Escapade Pictures)

Tarde para morir joven, by Dominga Sotomayor (Chile, Argentina; production companies: Cinestacion, Rei Cine Srl)

They Have Escaped, by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää (Finland; production company: Helsinki Filmi Oy)

Tiens ta droite, by Robin Erard (Switzerland; production company: Box Productions)
The Wakhan Front, by Clément Cogitore (France; production company: Kazak Productions)

Wild Fire, by Bikas Ranjan Mishra (India; production company: DearCinema)

Zama, by Lucrecia Martel (Argentina, Spain; production companies: Lita Stantic Producciones S.A., El Deseo S.L.U.)

Projects selected for Art:Film

Amnesia, by Willie Doherty (UK, Ireland; production company: Raw Nerve Productions Ltd)

La Distancia, by Sergio Caballero (Spain; production company: Advanced Music S.L., Europamerica Asesores)

Future Histories, by Fiona Tan (The Netherlands; production company: Family Affair Films)

Where is Rocky II?, by Pierre Bismuth (USA, France; production company: The Ink Connection)

Projects selected for Boost! 2012/13 and presented at CineMart 2013:

Days of Cannibalism by Teboho Edkins (South Africa, Germany; production company: Day Zero Film, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehenakademie Berlin)

i>The Load by Ognjen Glavonic (Serbia; production company: Non-Aligned Films)

Silver Shadow by Pablo Stoll (Uruguay; production company: Temperamento Films)

Strange but True (Extraño pero verdadero) by Michel Lipkes (Mexico, France; production company: Axolote Cine, Circo 20.2, Mandrake Pictures)

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