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14 Films Set for '06 Rotterdam Competition

By Eugene Hernandez | Indiewire January 10, 2006 at 2:42AM

Fourteen films are set for the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam's VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. Nine world premieres will be included in the 35th edition of the annual event, which will begin on January 25, 2006 in The Netherlands. In a statement Monday, Rotterdam festival director Sandra den Hamer said, “We are very excited with this year's line up in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. They are from all over the world and vary greatly in style, from innovative personal essay to political satire. After a long absence of young Americans in our competition, it is great to now have two very strong candidates from the US. This year also China is represented in Rotterdam with two fresh and energetic debuts. All fourteen films reveal great promise and talent for the future!”
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Fourteen films are set for the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam's VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. Nine world premieres will be included in the 35th edition of the annual event, which will begin on January 25, 2006 in The Netherlands. In a statement Monday, Rotterdam festival director Sandra den Hamer said, “We are very excited with this year's line up in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. They are from all over the world and vary greatly in style, from innovative personal essay to political satire. After a long absence of young Americans in our competition, it is great to now have two very strong candidates from the US. This year also China is represented in Rotterdam with two fresh and energetic debuts. All fourteen films reveal great promise and talent for the future!”

The complete IFFR 2006 VPRO Tiger Awards Competition:
(in alphabetical order by director’s name)

"Song of Songs" by Josh Appignanesi (United Kingdom, 2005), international
premiere.

"Glue" ((Glue) Historia Adolescente en Media de La Nada) by Alexis Dos
Santos (Argentina, 2006), world premiere, Hubert Bals Fund supported film.

"Land of the Blind" by Robert Edwards (United Kingdom/USA, 2006), world
premiere.

"The Gaze" (Negah) by Sepideh Farsi (Iran/France, 2006), world premiere,
CineMart 2000 Project.

"Un Matin Bonne Heure" (Early in the Morning) by Gahité Fofana
(France/Guinea, 2006), world premiere, Hubert Bals Fund supported film.

"Un Jour D'ete" (A Summer Day) by Franck Guérin (France, 2006), world
premiere.

"Walking on the Wild Side" (Lai Xiao Z) by Han Jie (China, 2006), world
premiere, Hubert Bals Fund supported film.

"Ode to Joy" (Odo Do Radosci) by Anna Kazejak-Dawid, & Jan Komasa & Maciej
Migas (Poland, 2005), international premiere.

"The Legend of Time" (La Leyenda del Tempo) by Isaki Lacuesta (Spain,
2006), world premiere.

"Northern Light" (Langer Licht) by David Lammers (The Netherlands, 2006),
world premiere.

"Madeinusa" by Claudia Llosa (Peru/Spain, 2005), European premiere.

"The Dog Pound" (La Pererra) by Manuel Nieto Zas
(Uruguay/Argentina/Canada/Spain, 2006), world premiere, Hubert Bals Fund
supported film.

"Old Joy" by Kelly Reichardt (USA, 2005), international premiere.

"Taking Father Home" (Bei Ya Zi De Nan Hai) by Ying Liang (China, 2005),
European premiere.