The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art. The festival’s focus is on recent work by talented new filmmakers. However, within the four sections that the festival presents, there is also room for retrospectives and themed programmes. The festival’s official selection includes more than 500 features, mid-length and short films from over 50 countries. It aims to organise and stimulate film-related activities in Rotterdam. The 47th IFFR will be from January 24 till February 4, 2018.
Directed by Alphonse Puthren, Sameer Sulthan, Lokesh Kanakaraj, Mohit Mehra and Guru Smaran, Aviyal is a collection of five Tamil short films with a prelude that is linked by their genre.
Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film is about an aspiring director who targets a ruthless gangster because he wants to make a violent gangster film. His discreet attempts to research the gangster fail miserably. Finally, when he gets caught snooping, all hell breaks loose.
Directed by R S Durai Senthilkumar, this film is about an idealistic man and his identical obverse… an ambitious politician. It navigates both lives in parallel. Which one will achieve the good life?
Directed by Jesper Ganslandt, the film is about a father and son embarking on a journey through Europe that challenges our preconceptions in an unexpected way. The film shows that a child’s universe is both very small but also bigger than an adult can imagine.
WATCH OUT FOR
Bright Future Mid-Length
Au-delà de l’un/Beyond The One
Everyone In Hawaii Has A Sixpack Already
Good Evening To The People Living In The Camp
La muerte del maestro/The Death of the Master
Pierdete entre los muertos/Drown Among The Dead
Der Schurke Robert Otto/Villain Robert Otto
Stomach Of The World
Ammodo Tiger Short Competition
Between Relating And Use
Dangerous On The Way
Eight Images From The Life Of Nastya Sokolova
Je suis un monster
Bright Future Short
3rd Builders’ Street
A Composition In Blue, Red & Other Colours
A Dialogue With Cyberspace
A Drowning Man
Almost Nothing: So Continues The Night
An Empty Threat
Analysis of Emotions And Vexations 2
Antes do lembrar
Anti-Objects, Or Space Without Path Or Boundary
After The Exhibition
Als je terugkomt woon ik aan het water
A passagem do cometa
The Atomic Soldiers
Death Of The Sound Man
Everything Is Far Away
The Death of Stalin
Directed by Armando Lannucci, this film lampoons the self-serving attitudes of authority figures while zooming in on the Kremlin power struggles that ensued following the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953.