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26 French productions and co-productions at Rotterdam

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- Renowned talents and young newcomers from France are being showcased at the Dutch gathering, which will feature the world premiere of Cosmodrama

26 French productions and co-productions at Rotterdam
Cosmodrama by Philippe Fernandez

Despite the lack of any French filmmakers in the race for the Tiger Awards for the fifth year running, France can still boast a considerable presence at the 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam (which kicks off today), with 26 productions and co-productions on the line-up of the various sections.

Standing out in the Limelight programme, which shines a spotlight on the main arthouse successes of last year, are the Oscar-nominated Timbuktu [+see also:
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 by Abderrahmane SissakoEden [+see also:
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interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Mia Hansen-Løve
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 by Mia Hansen-LoveGirlhood [+see also:
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interview: Céline Sciamma
interview: Céline Sciamma
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 by Céline SciammaFar from Men [+see also:
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 by David Oelhoffen and La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur [+see also:
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 by Cédric Anger, as well as the minority co-production Force Majeure [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
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 by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund.

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Cosmodrama by Philippe Fernandez (read the article) will be having its world premiere in the Bright Future section, which will also prove to be an effective showcase for Un jeune poète [+see also:
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 by Damien Manivel (which earned itself a Special Mention in the Filmmakers of the Present section at Locarno), Fort Buchanan [+see also:
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 by Benjamin Crotty (read the review), the documentary I Am the People by Anna Roussillon and five minority co-productions: Calling by Polish director Marcin DudziakLos Hongos [+see also:
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 by Colombia’s Oscar Ruiz NaviaNN [+see also:
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 by Peruvian filmmaker Hector Galvez CamposMen Who Save the World [+see also:
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 by Malaysian director Liew Seng Tat and the San Sebastian winner Magical Girl [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Vermut
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 by Spaniard Carlos Vermut

In the Spectrum, we should highlight Letters to Max [+see also:
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 by Eric Baudelaire, Le Paradis by Alain Cavalier (an international premiere), and among the co-productions, Black Stone by Korean director Gyeong-Tae Roh (a world premiere), A Corner to Heaven by China’s Miaoyan Zhang (a European premiere – sales by Arizona Films), Heaven Knows What by US filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie, and Jauja [+see also:
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 by Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso.

Lastly, it is worth mentioning Reality [+see also:
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 by Quentin Dupieux and the minority co-production A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence [+see also:
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interview: Roy Andersson
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by Swedish director Roy Andersson (winner of the Golden Lion at Venice) in the Signals: Really? Really. section. Three documentaries round off the French contingent at Rotterdam this year: Rock on Bones by Caroline Troubetzkoy and Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia Lost Rock'n Roll by John Pirozzi on the IFFR+ programme, in addition to This Is My Land [+see also:
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 by Tamara Erde in the Signals: Everyday Propaganda section.

(Translated from French)

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