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Grimm by Alex van Warmerdam

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27 August 2020

Alex van Warmerdam's Grimm Re-Edit*) will celebrate its French premiere in the Mondovision section of the L'Étrange Festival in Paris. The 26th edition of the Festival takes place at Forum des Images from 2 to 13 September.

Besides Grimm Re-Edit, also four short films from the Netherlands are presented at the L'Étrange selection: Heat by Thessa Meijer, Cuckoo by Jörgen Scholtens, The Killing of a Child by Kim Kokosky Deforchaux and Jamille van Wijngaarden's School's out*) are all part of the Short Film Competition.

Furthermore Grimm Re-Edit has been selected for the Three Fantastic Weekends programme organized by the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival. In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival decided to postpone its next edition to 2021, while continuing to support genre films in a different way this year. During three 3-day weekends new features, retrospective films and shorts will be screened in all the city's cinemas. Grimm Re-Edit will be presented during the opening weekend, 18-20 September. Both director Alex van Warmerdam and actress Annet Malherbe will attend the Strasbourg screening.

Grimm* was Alex van Warmerdam's fifth film and world premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2003, and subsequently screened at numerous other prestigious festivals including Toronto, Busan, Chicago and BAFICI (Buenos Aires). "It's my only movie I always thought I could have gotten more out of." When it turned out that all the footage of the film, which was still shot on celluloid, was intact, Van Warmerdam decided to readdress the story along with his editor Job ter Burg. This led to more than just a new cut. The image, sound and music have been revamped as well.

With Grimm, van Warmerdam travels from the cold, misty northern woods of his native country to the sunnier, yet still dark, vistas of Spain in telling a post-modern fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel gone awry.

For more information:

Étrange Festival: www.etrangefestival.com

Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival-Three Fantastic Weekends: http://strasbourgfestival.com

Grimm Re-edit
Sales: Fortissimo Films

*) film supported by the Netherlands Film Fund

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