Rotterdam 2014: It's Awards Time!

This weekend saw the end of the 2014 edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and we can make a tally of all the awards. First and foremost among these are the Hivos Tiger Awards, given to directors only for... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Rotterdam 2014 Reveals Full Schedule

Next week, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will start again, for ten days of movie madness. When measured in visitors and ticket-sales, it is the largest cultural event in The Netherlands. Films and filmmakers from all over the world... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Anup Singh's QISSA Will Open Rotterdam 2014

In just a few weeks, the largest of the Dutch film fests will start again: the International Film Festival Rotterdam, or IFFR for short. As always there will be films from all over the place, with a strong slant towards... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY Is Spreading Over The Globe

For those of you who wanted to see Richard Raaphorst's Nazi zombie cyborg feature Frankenstein's Army, but were not able to catch one of the screenings at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), here is some good news: Variety just... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IFFR 2013: It's Awards Time! MATTERHORN, WADJDA, and More Win

This weekend saw the closing of this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam, and this means all of its awards are now known. The three Hivos Tiger Awards for best film by a newcomer (only first and second features count) were... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Sex. Save The World.

Fresh off appearances at the Warsaw and Rotterdam film festivals and on its way to SXSW, Michal Marczak's documentary Fuck For Forest is sure to raise eyebrows for its racy subject matter.Berlin's Fuck For Forest is one of the world's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fabulous First Trailer For Rotterdam Opener THE RESURRECTION OF A BASTARD

I have no idea what's gotten into the water supply in the Netherlands, but I want some. Though Dutch cinema has long been dominated by pure arthouse offerings there is a new generation of Dutch talent rising who seemingly suckled... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Teaser For Nakata's THE COMPLEX Heralds A Return To Form

Having triggered a wave of Japanese horror films with 1998's Ringu it seems like director Nakata Hideo needed a change. You can't blame him, really. After that initial success and later - and, in my opinion, superior - effort Dark... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

IFFR 2013 Full Schedule Released

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR for short) has released its full schedule and started up its online ticket selling for the so-called "Tiger friends," regular visitors with discount passes. The full list can be browsed here and contains many... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

More Mad Doctor In New FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY Stills!

With the World Premiere of Richard Raaphorst's Frankenstein's Army right around the corner at the International Film Festival Rotterdam a pair of new stills have been released from the film. And as was the case with the previous pair of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY And Nakata's COMPLEX To Premiere In Rotterdam!

Frankenstein's Army is poised to invade Rotterdam and it's bringing the latest by Ringu director Nakata Hideo with it. The International Film Festival Rotterdam have announced the first wave of selections in their Bright Future and Spectrum lineups and included... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE RESURRECTION OF A BASTARD Opens Rotterdam

An adaptation of his own graphic novel. Guido van Driel's The Resurrection Of A Bastard has been announced as the opening film of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. A criminal from Amsterdam barely... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fabulously Creepy Trailer For Pat Holden's WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT

While the International Film Festival Rotterdam is widely known for its bold selection of arthouse films there's another side to the festival as well. Rotterdam is arguably the most genre friendly of the major European festivals, the programmers there have... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

IFFR 2012: full programme revealed

(Gentlemen and ladies, start your ordering...) Hi everyone, as of last evening (here in Europe) the International Film Festival Rotterdam has presented the entire programme on their website, and online ticket sales commenced already for subscribing "Tiger friends". But today... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IFFR 2012: 38 WITNESSES and THE HUNTER, with lots of good stuff between them.

Tomorrow, the International Film Festival Rotterdam website will show the entire program and schedule for this year's iteration, which starts next week already. Ticket ordering will be more easy than ever before as long as you do it online. But... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Vincent Gallo Dances With UFOs In First Teaser For THE LEGEND OF KASPAR HAUSER

While some may find Vincent Gallo's movies boring you can never, ever say that about the man himself. One of cinema's reigning enfants terribles for long enough now that the enfant tag doesn't really fit any more, Gallo seems to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Miike Takashi's ACE ATTORNEY gets its World Premiere at IFFR Rotterdam!

WHOA!! My anticipation for the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam (which starts in about three weeks time) just skyrocketed. The IFFR just released a press statement listing several world premieres for this year's festival, and while I will write an... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IFFR 2011: awards time!

Time flies and this weekend saw the end already of this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam. Expect loads of reviews and several interviews over the next few days! Friday marked the big event where the actual Tiger Awards were granted,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IFFR 2011 shows horror anthology KAIDAN with ALL directors present!

Back in November we reported that Japanese broadcasting station NHK had aired Kaidan Horror Classics, a series of four adaptations of famous macabre short stories by high profile Japanese directors (click here). This year the International Film Festival Rotterdam will... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Two Clips From Woo Ming Jin's THE TIGER FACTORY

Following it's successful debut in Cannes, Woo Ming Jin's The Tiger Factory is on its way back to Europe for an appearance at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and we've got a pair of clips to share with you.Ping Ping... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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