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Line Up IFFR 2011 - Dutch World Premieres

International Film Festival Rotterdam, 26 January  – 6 February

Films from the Netherlands at IFFR - World Premieres

RETURN OF THE TIGER

Club Zeus
CLUB ZEUS
Directed by David Verbeek
A filmic portrait of host boys in Shanghai who steal the hearts of their clients.
Prod: Revolver (NL), welcome@revolver.nl, www.revolver.nl
Co-prod: Les Petites Lumières (FR)
(feature, 75’)
Thu 27 Jan, 21.00 Cinerama 2 (Press & Industry Screening)
Fri 28 Jan, 19.30 Pathé 4
Tue 1 Feb, 16.15 Pathé 6
Sat 5 Feb, 11.45 Cinerama 1

SPECTRUM

HOY COMO AYER
Directed by Bernie IJdis
An authentic and delicate portrait of the old tango maestro Juan Carlos Godoy – and of his city Buenos Aires, where the tango is still very much alive.
Prod:  Bernie IJdis, ijdis@attglobal.net
(feature, 70’)
Thu 27 Jan, 10.00 Cinerama 7 (Press & Industry Screening)
Tue 1 Feb, 17.00 Cinerama 1
Wed 2 Feb, 10.00 Pathé 2
Thu 3 Feb, 20.15 Lantaren/Venster 1

JE VIS DANS LE RÊVE DE MA MÈRE
Directed by Jan Willem van Dam
Like always mother is taking the lead in everything. That means young filmmaker Chanoah Jap Ngie doesn't have a chance to be someone, or does he?
Prod: Geen Dank Produkties, mijnheervandam@hetnet.nl
(feature, 150’)
Thu 27 Jan, 11.30 Cinerama 7 (Press & Industry Screening)
Mon 31 Jan, 15.30 Pathé 4
Tue 1 Feb, 22.00 Cinerama 5
Thu 3 Feb, 12.00 Lantaren/Venster 1

TIGER AWARDS COMPETITION SHORT FILMS

end transmission
END TRANSMISSION
Directed by James T. Hong & Chen Yin-Ju
A decoded, alien environmental message, structured as a hypnotic experimental film, forcefully and poetically warns us of their return and the planet’s re-colonization.
Prod: James T. Hong, zukunfstmusik@gmail.com, www.zukunftsmusik.com
Co-Prod: Taiwan/The Netherlands/Germany
(short, 17')
Thu 27 Jan, 19.45 Lantaren/Venster 1
Fri 28 Jan, 12.00 Lantaren/Venster 2

PLAYERS
Directed by Pilvi Takala
PLAYERS portrays a community of 6 poker professionals who live among a larger poker community in Bangkok. 
Prod: Pilvi Takala, submissions@av-arkki.fi, www.av-arkki.fi
Co-Prod: Finland/The Netherlands
(short, 8')
Sun 30 Jan, 19.45 Lantaren/Venster 1
Mon 31 Jan, 12.00 Lantaren/Venster 2


SPECTRUM SHORTS

unprecedented thirst
UNPRECEDENTED THIRST FOR FREEDOM OF PRIVATE L.B.
Directed by Chanoah Jap Ngie
Beautifully shot, penetrating biopic of an idealistic African-American soldier who stayed behind in France after World War II.
Prod: Borstzak/Vestzak Produkties, mijnheervandam@hetnet.nl
(short, 14')
Sat 29 Jan, 19.45 Lantaren/Venster 3
Sun 30 Jan, 22.00 Lantaren/Venster 3

DOLLS VS. DICTATORS
Directed by Martha Colburn
Puppets use their powers to rid the world of the last remaining dictators. A LOUD statement.
Prod: Martha Colburn, info@marthacollburn.com, http://www.marthacolburn.com
(short, 11')
Thu 27 Jan, 19.45 Lantaren/Venster 3
Fri 28 Jan, 22.00 Lantaren/Venster 2

GROW
Directed by Johan Rijpma
Grow is an experiment of control, form and movement, In this film we can se natural form, formation and movement becoming more controlled and artificial.
Prod: Johan Rijpma, johanrijpma@hotmail.com, www.johanrijpma.nl
(short, 5')
Thu 27 Jan, 20.00 Lantaren/Venster 6
Fri 28 Jan, 12.00 Lantaren/Venster 6

HOTEL NACHTCLUB
Directed by Arianne Olthaar
Luna Bar, Hotel Kyjev, Bratislava. An atmospheric ode to what was once a luxury club.
Prod: Arianne Olthaar, arrianneo@dds.nl
(short, 3')
Fri 28 Jan, 14.00 Lantaren/Venster 4
Sat 29 Jan, 20.00 Lantaren/Venster 4

elephant feet
ELEPHANT FEET
Directed by Dan Geesin
A film about a young gas station employee who has to work a night shift for the first time.
Prod: Rots Filmwerk, info@rotsfilmwerk.nl, www.rotsfilmwerk.nl
(short, 13')
Thu 27 Jan, 14.00 Lantaren/Venster 2
Fri 28 Jan, 18.30 Schouwburg, Grote Zaal
Thu 3 Feb, 11.30 Lantaren/Venster 1

THE ORIGIN OF CREATURES
Directed by Floris Kaayk
In a dark, post-apocalyptic parable about the future of humanity, mutant limbs seek to collaborate but their efforts are doomed to failure through miscommunication.
Prod: seriousFilm. Sales: NPO Sales, info@nposales.nl, www.nposales.nl
(short, 11')
Fri 27 Jan, 22.00 Lantaren/Venster 2
Mon 31 Jan, 18.00 Lantaren/Venster 2

THETA RHYTHM
Directed by Bojan Fajfric
Reconstruction of what happened on a particular day, during a meeting which changed a country's future.
Prod: Zelović Production, lidija@zelovicproductions.com, www.zelovicproductions.com
(short, 17')
Sat 29 Jan, 22.00 Lantaren/Venster 4
Sun 30 Jan, 22.00 Lantaren/Venster 6

TIGER EYES
Directed by Frank Scheffer
A film specially created for the 40th anniversary edition of IFFR. It’s a mosaic at the intersection of cinema and IFFR, on the basis of a number of portraits of international filmmakers who represent different aspects of the past four decades of the festival.
Prod: Pieter van Huystee Film, info@pvhfilm.nl, www.pvhfilm.nl
(short feature, 53')
Sun 30 Jan, 21.00 Pathé 5
Mon 31 Jan, 16.00 Cinerama 2 (Press & Industry Screening)
Tue 1 Feb, 12.15 Pathé 3
Thu 3 Feb, 17.15 Lantaren/Venster 2

TRAJECT
Directed by Edward Luyken
Filmmaker/artist Edward Luyken's yearly output has become a tradition at the IFFR and is a worthy part of the 40th anniversary edition.
Prod: Stichting Celvast
(short, 14')
Fri 28 Jan, 22.30 Lantaren/Venster 1

TRIPTYCH – IMAGES OF A KINGDOM
Directed by Paul van den Wildenberg & Jan Ketelaars 
A poetic, lyrical film that features a trio of locations as intriguing leads: how we live, work and relax in the Netherlands.
Prod: Terrain Vague, info@terrainvague.nl, www.terrainvague.nl
(short feature, 59')
Thu 27 Jan, 14.45 Cinerama 5 (Press & Industry Screening)
Fri 28 Jan, 19.45  Lantaren/Venster 3
Sat 29 Jan, 13.45  Lantaren/Venster 3

More Dutch films will be screened in the programme sections Spectrum Shorts, Bright Future, Signals: Out of Fashion, Signals: Regained and Made in Rotterdam.
For more information and up-to-date screening details: www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en

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