Jimmie to open Rotterdam
- Eight films have been selected for the festival's Big Screen Competition
The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the opening and closing films for its 47th edition (24 January - 4 February 2018). Inaugurating the twelve-day festival will be the world premiere of Jimmie [+see also:
film profile] by Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt, a road movie with a truly original twist about a father and son on the run.
Festival Director Bero Beyer said, “Ganslandt offers a truly new perspective in an intense cinematic experience that makes us view the world anew. The film is an honest and subtly executed take on one of the more pressing issues we face in today’s society, as seen through the eyes of a striking protagonist, a four-year-old boy. Jimmie is a remarkable, emotional and thought-provoking story and we’re proud it will open our 47th edition.” Read our interview with Ganslandt after winning the Eurimages Lab Project in Haugesund for this very film here.
Moreover, the festival has also announced the eight films selected for its Big Screen Competition: three world premieres, one international premiere and four European premieres. A jury of five experienced festival-goers picks the winner of the VPRO Big Screen Award worth €30,000. The winning film will be released in Dutch cinemas and will be purchased by the Dutch public broadcasting network NPO to screen on national television.
Big Screen Competition
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn - Jim Hosking (UK/USA)
Father to Son - Hsiao Ya-chuan (Taiwan)
The Guilty [+see also:
film profile] - Gustav Möller (Denmark)
An Impossibly Small Object [+see also:
interview: David Verbeek
film profile] - David Verbeek (Taiwan/Netherlands/Croatia)
Night Comes On - Jordana Spiro (USA)
Nina [+see also:
film profile] - Olga Chajdas (Poland)
Pity [+see also:
interview: Babis Makridis
film profile] - Babis Makridis (Greece/Poland)
Time Share [+see also:
film profile] - Sebastián Hofmann (Mexico/Netherlands)
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