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2017 IFFR Interview: Sophie Goyette (Mes nuits feront écho)

2017 IFFR Interview: Sophie Goyette (Mes nuits feront écho)

The lights of the International Film Festival Rotterdam turned off last Sunday and Canadian filmmaker Sophie Goyette walked away with the Bright Future Award and 10.000€ as the jury found that her debut feature length, Mes nuits feront écho, “knitted softly together the different sounds and colors of varied landscapes, countries, generations, passions.” The first thing

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5 Films To Watch At The 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam

The 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will take place 25 January – 5 February with a diver program of International films. With festival favorites, world premieres, and much more, IFFR’s massive lineup may be a daunting task to navigate. Never fear! That’s why we’re here. These are 5 films from this year’s selections we’re

2016 IFFR Interview: Peter Middleton & James Spinney (Notes on Blindness)

Based on the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, Notes on Blindness is the debut feature from Writer-Directors Peter Middleton & James Spinney, whose work explores new approaches in the documentary form. Embedding original documentary elements within cinematic interpretations and textured sound design (from acclaimed Supervising Sound Editor Joakim Sundström), the filmmakers take

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2016 IFFR Interview: Ross Lipman (NOTFILM)

In 1964 author Samuel Beckett set out on one of the strangest ventures in cinematic history:  his embattled collaboration with silent era genius Buster Keaton on the production of a short, titleless avant-garde film.   Beckett was nearing the peak of his fame, which would culminate in his receiving a Nobel Prize five years later.  Keaton, in his

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2016 IFFR Interview: Tião (ANIMAL POLÍTICO)

A cow tries to convince herself she’s really happy. But one evening, just before Christmas, she is overwhelmed by a sense of emptiness – a strange, new experience. The crisis makes her decide to go traveling to find her true self. Grippingly existential – but also irresistibly humorous. She has everything her heart desires. She’s

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2016 IFFR Interview: Kurt Vincent & Irene Chin (The Lost Arcade)

THE LOST ARCADE is the story of Chinatown Fair, the legendary arcade located in the heart of New York’s Chinatown. The documentary explores how the arcade became a shelter to a community as diverse as the city surrounding it and changed lives in doing so. Within their own microcosm, they acquired self-esteem from competitive gaming

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