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18 December 2019

Two films from the Netherlands and two Dutch co-productions will world premiere in the Tiger Competition at the upcoming edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The Tiger Short Competition also includes one Dutch film.


The (co-)productions from the Netherlands vying for the Tiger Award and Special Jury Award are:
Drama Girl, a documentary by Vincent Boy Kars, produced by Halal Docs.
A cinematic experiment in which a young woman is the protagonist in a film based on her life story.

Kala Azar, first feature film by Janis Rafa, produced by SNG Film.
Kala Azar describes a place that cannot sustain animal life any longer, where a young couple take care of dead animals to give meaning to their own lives.

La Fortaleza by Jorge Thielen Armand, Dutch co-producer: Viking Film
In Venezuela - a country creaking on its foundations - a man retreats into the jungle to battle his inner demons.

Nasir by Arun Karthick, Dutch co-producer: Rinkel Film.
Nasir comprehends the peaceful anonymity of the lives of small people but also, more sorrowfully, the vengeful and arrogant anonymity of the mob.

Beer by Erik van Lieshout (prod: Suzanne Weenink)
In Beer Van Lieshout asks pertinent questions about the current financial development of art and culture, and the way multinationals can leave their mark on it.

Dutch cinema is also strongly represented in the other IFFR programmes.
Among others Mees Peijnenburg's Paradise Drifters (prod: Pupkin), which will have its international premiere in the Generation competition of the Berlinale, Rogier Hesp's Gold (prod: BALDR Film) and feature doc Farewell Paradise by Sonja Wyss (prod: Basalt Film) will celebrate their world premieres in the Voices: Limelight section.

Dutch doc Leonie, Actress and Spy by Anette Apon (prod: SNG Film) will be presented in Perspectives: The Tyger Burns.
For the Perspectives: Wait and See programme are selected Dreamlife by Melvin Moti (prod: KeyFilm) and the short Stone by Jeroen van der Stock (prod: Misantropoville).

For more films from the Netherlands and a complete overview of the IFFR 2020 line-up go to: www.iffr.com

The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020 takes place 22 January - 2 February.



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