The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has been called a cinephile’s festival. This year’s edition (January 25-February 5) is living proof. Indiewire/Press Play editor-in-chief Kevin Lee talks with fellow critics Aaron Cutler (The House Next Door/Cine Qua Non) and Michal Oleszczyk (The House Next Door) about what films to see, old and new, in and out of competition. Recorded February 1, posted February 3. (pictured above: Awakening of the Beast, from the IFFR series "The Mouth of Garbage")
Index of video highlights:
0:20 – Why Rotterdam Matters
1:10 – Rotterdam vs. Sundance
2:52 – Competition Favorites
5:13 – Our Favorite Things from the Festival: Brazil's "The Mouth of Garbage", China's "Hidden Histories," James Benning's "small roads"