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REPORT: IFFR 2021

Cineuropa is covering the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam live with reviews, interviews and news...

REPORT: IFFR 2021
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33 articles available in total starting from 12/11/2020. Last article published on 04/06/2021.

Anders Thomas Jensen • Director of Riders of Justice

Interview: Anders Thomas Jensen • Director of Riders of Justice

“I love awkward situations, like when you have a funeral and everyone starts laughing”

We talked to the director of the 2021 IFFR opening title, fresh off its wins at Denmark's Robert Awards  

09/02 | IFFR 2021 | Limelight

Norika Sefa • Director of Looking for Venera

Interview: Norika Sefa • Director of Looking for Venera

“I didn’t want the film to exploit the poverty of Balkan countries”

We talked to the Kosovar director, whose feature debut played in the Tiger Competition of International Film Festival Rotterdam  

09/02 | IFFR 2021 | Tiger Competition

Review: Mitra

Review: Mitra

Kaweh Modiri helms a tense, involving piece about a traumatic loss and the perverse role of revenge  

09/02 | IFFR 2021 | Limelight

Review: The Year Before the War

Review: The Year Before the War

Dāvis Sīmanis' new feature is a flamboyant, bizarre tragicomedy set in Europe in 1913, rich in surprises and loosely inspired by early silent-era cinema  

09/02 | IFFR 2021 | Big Screen Competition

Review: Looking for Venera

Review: Looking for Venera

Norika Sefa's feature debut uses a simple but effective plot to depict how teenage girls are currently growing up in Kosovar society  

08/02 | IFFR 2021 | Tiger Competition

The digital 38th CineMart reveals its winners

The digital 38th CineMart reveals its winners

Greece’s Cora by Evi Kalogiropoulou has taken home the €20,000 Eurimages Co-production Development Award from the 38th CineMart awards ceremony, which was held online  

08/02 | IFFR 2021 | IFFR Pro/Awards

International Film Festival Rotterdam announces its award winners

International Film Festival Rotterdam announces its award winners

This year's expanded edition saw the triumph of Vinothraj PS's Pebbles, winner of the prestigious Tiger Award; European victors included I Comete – A Corsican Summer and Looking for Venera  

08/02 | IFFR 2021 | Awards

Marta Popivoda • Director of Landscapes of Resistance

Interview: Marta Popivoda • Director of Landscapes of Resistance

"In my work, I always deal with the tension between memory and history"

Serbian director tells us about the genesis of her film playing at Rotterdam, the choice not to use archive footage, and more  

05/02 | IFFR 2021 | Tiger Competition

Pascal Tagnati  • Director of I Comete – A Corsican Summer

Interview: Pascal Tagnati • Director of I Comete – A Corsican Summer

"There are no real half measures when it comes to being and living in Corsica"

The French director talks to us about his debut, an unusual and very well-made feature film which, world-premiered in the 49th IFFR’s Tiger competition  

05/02 | IFFR 2021 | Tiger Competition

Review: I Comete – A Corsican Summer

Review: I Comete – A Corsican Summer

At once atmospheric, impressionist and multilinear, Pascal Tagnati's beguiling debut feature explores the many different facets of a small Corsican village under the gaze of the summer sun  

05/02 | IFFR 2021 | Tiger Competition

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