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01 February 2021 à 09:40

Hybrid edition for the 50th Rotterdam Film Festival

The 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is taking place from February 1 through 7 in a hybrid edition. For the first time in eleven years, a French film is in Competition: I Comete - A Corsican Summer by Pascal Tagnati.

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), created in 1972, is an event that has positioned itself over the years as a leader in selecting titles that explore all forms of cinema.

This year, due to constraints generated by the pandemic, it is taking place from February 1 through 7 in a hybrid version: the Dutch public will be able to attend physical screenings (as well as online) of films in Competition and premieres, but without guests, while international audiences can watch them online. A second phase is scheduled from June 2 through 6, with a special anniversary program as well as the Bright Future (one film per country this year) and Harbor sections.

For the first time in ten years (Chicks by Sophie Letourneur in 2010), a majority French film will be in the festival's most prestigious strand, the Tiger Competition: I Comete - A Corsican Summer by Pascal Tagnati, a debut feature shot in Corsica... and in Corsican!

Several other French titles will be presented in the festival's other sections, in particular Suzanna Andler by Benoit Jacquot, Mandibles by Quentin Dupieux, Gagarine by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, and Night of the Kings by Philippe Lacôte, as well as the documentary The Witches of the Orient by Julien Faraut (director of In The Realm of Perfection) in the Big Screen section.

In the Big Talks, a discussion between Benoit Jacquot and actor Charlotte Gainsbourg, heroine of Suzanna Andler, moderated by Serge Toubiana, will be streamed on February 5 at 5 pm.

All the French films at the 50th IFFR

Feature films - Tiger Competition

Feature films - Limelight

Short films - Tiger Competition

Feature films - Big Screen Competition

Author : Communications

Latest update : 08 February 2021 à 09:40 CET

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Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) - 2021

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : International festival