BODKIN RAS selected for SXSW
February 6, 2016
Dutch feature Bodkin Ras is selected for the upcoming SXSW Film Festival. Director Kaweh Modiri's debut film will have its international premiere as part of the SXGLOBAL section, in which a diverse selection of international filmmaking talent, innovative narratives, artful documentaries, premieres and festival favorites is presented.
The film has just world premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it received the FIPRESCI Award, which is given to the filmmaker of the best film in IFFR's Bright Future section.
Bodkin Ras, produced by Revolver Amsterdam, blends fiction, documentary and is a literary essay of a man looking for a fresh start, aiming for a fair chance.
The people in Forres don't work. Between 9 and 5 they dissolve into the pubs, where the light shines in their midst as a warm glow. Then the stranger Bodkin arrives into town. He has come to this remote corner of Europe to hide and to lay low. This turns out to be impossible in a place where rumours spread faster than the plague. All characters except Bodkin are real people playing themselves. Red James, a Scotsman who has spent time in various prisons in the UK, narrates the story.
Dutch short Crooked 180 by Kevin Boitelle has been selected for SXSW and will be be presented in the Narrative Shorts Competion.
For a complete overview of the Dutch presence at SXSW you can find the brochure of the Netherlands Consulate General in New York - Dutch Culture USA here...
SXSW Film Festival 2016 takes place March 11 - 19: www.sxsw.com/film/festival/lineup