Rotterdam Tigers for Austria, Slovakia and Iran
- Rotterdam handed out its three top Tiger Awards, which went to Slovakian film My Dog Killer, Austrian feature Soldate Jeannette and Iranian title Fat Shaker
The 42nd edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) came to a close this weekend in the eponymous port city. The jury of the festival’s spotlight Tiger Awards Competition, for first or second films, handed out its awards, with the three winning titles coming from Austria, Slovakia and Iran.
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interview: Daniel Hoesl
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Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
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