DAILY | Rotterdam 2013 Lineup, Round 7

74 features by first- or second-time directors have been selected for the Bright Futures section of this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam, running from January 23 through February 3. The lineup, with occasional notes from the festival:

World premieres:

Fahrtwind – Aufzeichnungen einer Reisenden (Fair Wind – Notes of a Traveller), Bernadette Weigel, Austria.

Diego Star, Frédérick Pelletier, Canada/Belgium, CineMart Project 2010.


Nordvest, Michael Noer, Denmark.

Foudre (Lightning), Manuela Morgaine, France.

On Mother’s Head, Putu Kusuma Widjaya, Indonesia, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.

Matterhorn, Diederik Ebbinge, Netherlands.

Toegetakeld door de liefde (Devastated by Love), Ari Deelder, Netherlands.

DEAD BODY WELCOME, Kees Brienen, Netherlands.

De nieuwe wereld (The New World), Jaap van Heusden, Netherlands.

Frankenstein’s Army, Richard Raaphorst, Netherlands/Czech Republic/USA.

Matei copil miner (Matei Child Miner), Alexandra Gulea, Romania/Germany/France.

Raznoschik (The Delivery Guy), Andrey Stempkovsky, Russia.

Disappearing Landscape, Vladimir Todorovic, Singapore/Serbia/Spain.

Dakujem, dobre (Fine, Thanks), Mátyás Prikler, Slovakia.

O quinto evanxeo de Gaspar Hauser (The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser), Alberto Gracia, Spain.

A Fallible Girl, Conrad Clark, United Arab Emirates/China/United Kingdom.

Towheads, Shannon Plumb, USA.

Our Nixon, Penny Lane, USA.

My Sister’s Quinceañera, Aaron Douglas Johnston, USA.

International premieres:

A floresta de Jonathas (Jonathas’ Forest), Sérgio Andrade, Brazil.

Jonathas's Forest

Ninah’s Dowry, Victor Viyuoh, Cameroon/USA.

Krivina, Igor Drljaca, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Melaza (Molasses), Carlos Lechuga, Cuba/France/Panama.

Kidd Life, Andreas Johnsen, Denmark.

Une histoire d’amour (Tied), Hélène Fillières, France/Luxembourg.

Ma belle gosse (My Blue Eyed Girl), Shalimar Preuss, France, CineMart Project 2011.

5 Jahre (5 Years), Stefan Schaller, Germany.

I.D., Kamal Karamattathil Muhammed, India.

Thallium shoujo no dokusatsu nikki (GFP Bunny), Tsuchiya Yutaka, Japan.

Las lágrimas (The Tears), Pablo Delgado Sánchez, Mexico.

Big Boy, Shireen Seno, Philippines.

F*ck for Forest, Michal Marczak, Poland.

Ilgugugu, myeon hue (Sunshine Boys), Kim Tae-Gon, South Korea.

Hassel – Privatspanarna (Roland Hassel), Måns Månsson, Sweden.

European premieres:

Kayan, Maryam Najafi, Canada/Iran/Lebanon.

Four Ways to Die in My Hometown, Chai Chunya, China.

Poor Folk

Tang huang you di fu (Emperor Visits the Hell), Li Luo, China/Canada.

Yang tidak dibicarakan ketika membicarakan cinta (What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love), Mouly Surya, Indonesia, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.

Ziba, Bani Khoshnoudi, Iran/France.

Miryoku no ningen (The Charm of Others), Ninomiya Ryutaro, Japan.

Die Welt, Alex Pitstra, Netherlands.

De ontmaagding van Eva van End (The Deflowering of Eva van End), Michiel ten Horn, Netherlands.

Qiong Ren, Liu Lian, Ma Yao, Tou Du Ke (Poor Folk), Midi Z, Taiwan/Myanmar, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.

Also selected in Bright Future 2013:

Los salvajes (The Wild Ones), Alejandro Fadel, Argentina, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.


Leones, Jazmín López, Argentina/France/Netherlands, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film, CineMart Project 2010.

Kern, Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, Austria.

Avanti popolo, Michael Wahrmann, Brazil.

Carne de perro, Fernando Guzzoni, Chile/France/Germany.

The Love Songs of Tiedan, Hao Jie, China.

Ji yi wang zhe wo (Memories Look at Me), Song Fang, China, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.

La Playa D.C. (The Beach), Juan Andrés Arango, Colombia, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.

Rengaine (Hold Back), Rachid Djaïdani, France.

L’ étoile du jour (The Morning Star), Sophie Blondy, France.

Syngué sabour (The Patience Stone), Atiq Rahimi, Afghanistan/France.

Vergiss mein nicht (Forget Me Not), David Sieveking, Germany.

Oh Boy, Jan Ole Gerster, Germany.

Errors of the Human Body, Eron Sheean, Germany/Australia, CineMart Project 2008.

To agori troi to fagito tou pouliou (Boy Eating the Bird’s Food), Ektoras Lygizos, Greece.

Ship of Theseus, Anand Gandhi, India.

Miss Lovely, Ashim Ahluwalia, India.

Vakansiy yang janggal dan penyakit lainnya (Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses), Yosep Anggi Noen, Indonesia, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.

Nairobi Half Life, David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga, Kenya/Germany.

Mai morire, Enrique Rivero, Mexico.

90 Minutter (90 Minutes), Eva Sørhaug, Norway.

Ixjana, Józef Skolimowski & Michal Skolimowski, Poland.

Wadjda, Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia/Germany, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.

Tall as the Baobab Tree, Jeremy Teicher, Senegal.

Jam mot deuneun bam (Sleepless Night), Jang Kun-Jae, South Korea. Screening at First Look in New York.

Blancanieves (Snow White), Pablo Berger, Spain/France.

Callgirl (Call Girl), Mikael Marcimain, Sweden/Ireland/Norway/Finland, CineMart Project 2008.

The Radiant, The Otolith Group, United Kingdom.

Wasteland, Rowan Athale, United Kingdom.

Simon Killer, Antonio Campos, USA.

Bassa marea (Low Tide), Roberto Minervini, USA/Italy/Belgium.

More on the 2013 lineups: Sundance (rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and Slamdance, Rotterdam (rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and Berlin (rounds 1, 2, 3, 4).

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