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Five Join Rotterdam Fest Competition

Five Join Rotterdam Fest Competition

Five additional films have been named to compete for the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Tiger Awards.

Added to the roster are: Paz Fabrega’s “Agua Fria de Mar” (Coldwater of the Sea), set on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica during the Christmas holiday season. It is a sensitive and atmospheric story of a young couple and a seven-year old girl with very different social backgrounds. Also, Danish directors and screenwriters Michael Noer & Tobias Lindholm’s “R.,” described as a hard hitting prison drama as well as an almost anthropological study of life in a Danish prison.

Georgian director Levan Koguashvili makes his feature début with Street Days, a moving drama about the life of a recently divorced junkie on the streets of post-war Tblisi. Japanese director Tsuki Inoue’s “Autumn Adagio” focuses on a middle-aged nun in a drama that deals with salvation, sexuality and identity in the different stages of her life. And Quebecois filmmaker Sophie Deraspe’s is in competition with “Les Signes Vitaux” (Vital Signs) about a student who returns home to deal with the aftermath of her grandmother’s death.

The previous three included in the VPRO Tiger Awards 2010 line up are Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio’s “Alamar” (To the Sea), “Mundane History” by Anocha Suwichakornpong and and “Let Each One Go Where He May” by Ben Russell. The 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam takes place January 27 – February 7 in the Dutch port city.

[IFFR has also unveiled 33 projects selected for its corresponding CineMart section. click here to see the line up.]

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