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CineMart Unveils 47 Projects to Take Part in 2005 Edition in Rotterdam

CineMart Unveils 47 Projects to Take Part in 2005 Edition in Rotterdam

by Brian Brooks



A photo from the recent Cinemart project, "Tropical Malady," the new roster of 47 Cinemart projects was announced yesterday. Photo from Strand Releasing.


CineMart 2005 unveiled 47 projects that will take part in its 22nd edition, which will be held in conjunction with the 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam January 30 - February 3. This year's line up includes new film work from established independent filmmakers such as John Sayles ("Silver City"), who will bring his latest "Honeydripper" to CineMart, as well as David MacKenzie ("Young Adam") who will go to the Dutch city with "White Male Heart."

Also taking part this year are filmmakers who were included in previous festival editions, and were supported by the IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund or had participated in the festival's Tiger Awards Competition. Among the returnees are Albanian director Fatmi Koçi ("Year Zero") with "Man and Woman," France/Chad filmmaker Mahamet Saleh Haroun ("Abouna") with "Darratt" and British filmmaker Dom Rotheroe ("My Brother Tom") with "Exhibit A."

CineMart has presented a number of films, which later screened theatrically around the world, including such titles as Peter Mullan's "The Magdalene Sisters," "Springtime in a Small Town" by Tian Zhuangzhuang, Pjer Zalica's "Fuse," "Father and Son" by Alexander Sokurov, "29 Palms" by Bruno Dumont, Daniel Burman's "Lost Embrace," and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Tropical Malady."

"The record number of 539 entries provided us with a good overview of the current, very lively market situation for small and medium budget films," commented CineMart director Ido Abram in a statement. "The overall high quality of this 47-strong CineMart 2005 selection and the expected presence of some 800 buyers and financiers makes Rotterdam the ideal industry platform at the beginning of the new year."

The CineMart Selection 2005 (alphabetically by project title, information provided by International Film Festival Rotterdam):

"6ixtynin9," Jim Fall, Bohemian Films & Shadowcatcher Entertainment (USA)

"55 Men On Horseback," Peter Greenaway, The Kasander Film Company (Netherlands/UK)

"American Widow," Christian S. Leigh, American Widow 2 Ltd. (UK/Germany)

"Belinda's Notes," Dorthe Sheffman, Mf Films (New Zealand)

"Catching A Glide," Sunu Gonera, Maxi D. Productions (Zimbabwe/South Africa)

"Chamelle," Marion Hänsel, Man's Film Production (Belgium/France)

"Che Tze," Zhang Yi-Bai, Arclight Pictures (Taiwan/China/Hong Kong)

"The Clogged Town," Gert Embrechts, Filmprodukties De Luwte (Netherlands/Belgium)

"El Custodio," Rodrigo Moreno, Rizoma Films (Argentina/Germany)

"Daratt," Mahamat Saleh-Haroun, Chinguitty Films (France/Chad)

"Le Dernier Des Fous," Laurent Achard, Agat Film & Cie/Ex Nihilo (France)

"Dochtertje," Boris Paval Conen, Sng Film Bv (Netherlands)

"L'été Indien," Alain Raoust, Sunday Morning Productions (France)

"Exhibit A," Dom Rotheroe, Bent Films (UK)

"Fallen Hero," Partho Sen Gupta, Santocha Productions (France/India)

"Five Worlds," U-Wei Bin Hajisaari, Garin Nugroho, Sobhi Al-Zobaidi, Kamal Tabrizi, Homayoun Paiz, Lebrocquy Fraser Productions Ltd. (Malaysia/Indonesia/Palestine/Iran/Afghanistan)

"Hamaca Paraguaya," Paz Encina, Slotmachine (Paraguay/France)

"Hamelin," Kurosawa Kiyoshi, 1001 Productions (Japan/France)

"Hei An Zhuan," Zhang Ming, Nitu Film Production (China)

"Helen," Sandra Nettelbeck, Echo Lake Productions (Germany/USA)

"Honeydripper," John Sayles, Anarchists' Convention (USA)

"Jas Sum Od Titov Veles," Teona Mitevska, Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production (Macedonia)

"Jean-Baptiste," Wayn Traub, Sciapode (Belgium/France)

"Johanna," Kornél Mundruczó, Proton Cinema Ltd. (Hungary)

"Kilometre Zero," Hiner Saleem, La Cinéfacture/Memento Films Production (France/Iraq)

"Liverpool," Lisandro Alonso, Fortuna Films (Argentina/Netherlands)

"Majak," Maria Saakyan, Andreevsky Flag Film Company (Russia)

"Man And Woman," Fatmir Koçi, Kkoçi Productions (Albania/Belgium/France)

"The Miracle Of Monthlery," Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, Lama Films (Israel)

"The Nana Saga," Adrian Mcdowall, Slate Films (UK)

"Ou Est La Main De L'homme Sans Tete," Guillaume Malandrin, La Parti Production, (Belgium/Luxembourg)

"Puffball," Nicolas Roeg, Tall Stories (UK/Canada)

"Rafina," Sabiha Sumar, Vidhi Films (Pakistan)

"Sangre," Amat Escalante, Mantarraya Producciones (Mexico)

"La Sangre Y La Lluvia," Jorge Navas, Patofeofilms (Colombia)

"Scar," Teboho Mahlatsi, Bomb (South Africa)

"Small Crime," Christos Georgiou, Lychnari Productions (Cyprus/Greece)

"Smoke And Ochre," Willem Van De Sande Bakhuyzen, Riba Filmproductions (Netherlands)

"La Soledad," Jaime Rosales, Fresdeval Films (Spain)

"Still Life," Jia Zhangke, Xstream Pictures (China)

"Suburban Mayhem," Paul Goldman, Doll (Australia)

"Suplent," Martin Krejcí, Bionaut Pictures & Barrandov Studios (Czech Republic)

"A Thousand Of Plateaus," Jang Sun-Woo, East Film Co Ltd. (South Korea)

"Tu Es Dieu," Delphine Kreuter, Les Films Du Poisson (France)

"Waiter," Alex Van Warmerdam, Graniet Film (Netherlands)

"White Male Heart," David Mackenzie, Hepp Film & Brocken Spectre (United Kingdom/Sweden)

"Wunderkind," Michiel Van Jaarsveld, Motel Films (Netherlands)

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