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James Franco and Takashi Miike Among Directors With World Premieres in Rotterdam

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire January 6, 2012 at 10:20AM

The 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 25 - February 5) has released their full Spectrum lineup. Of the 72 features and documentaries, 16 will be world premieres, including new works from Takashi Miike, James Franco and one starring Vincent Gallo. Franco's film, "Francophrenia (Or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)," co-directed by Ian Olds, uses footage shot by Franco during his brief stint on "General Hostpital." It's described as a "humorous psycho-thriller." "Ace Attorney" by Miike, is a film adaptation of the Nintendo game about the legal battle between a defense attorney and his rival prosecutor. Italian director Davide Manuli will also be world premiering his latest, "The Legend of Kaspar Hauser," described as a "post-modern Western" starring Gallo. IFFR 2012 Spectrum: list of films making their world premieres. Go here for full Spectrum lineup. World premieres "Cornelia at Her Mirror," Daniel Rosenfeld, Argentina, World premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film "Roman Diary," Michael Pilz, Austria, World premiere "Rua Aperana 52," Júlio Bressane, Brazil, World premiere "Lacan Palestine," Mike Hoolboom, Canada, World premiere "38 Witnesses," Lucas Belvaux, France, Belgium, World premiere / Opening Film IFFR 2012 "The Rest of the World," Damien Odoul, France, World premiere "The Blindfold," Garin Nugroho, Indonesia, World premiere "The Legend of Kaspar Hauser," Davide Manuli, Italy, World premiere "Ace Attorney," Miike Takashi, Japan, World premiere "I'm Still Alive," Peter van Houten, Netherlands, World premiere "Peace versus Justice," Klaartje Quirijns, Netherlands, World premiere "Nick," Fow Pyng Hu, Netherlands, World premiere "Agonistes, the Myth of Nation," Lav Diaz, Philippines, World premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film "When the Lights Went Out," Pat Holden, United Kingdom, World premiere "A Shape of Error," Abigail Child, USA, Italy, World premiere "Francophrenia (or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)," Ian Olds, James Franco, USA, World premiere
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The 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 25 - February 5) has released their full Spectrum lineup. Of the 72 features and documentaries, 16 will be world premieres, including new works from Takashi Miike, James Franco and one starring Vincent Gallo.

Franco's film, "Francophrenia (Or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)," co-directed by Ian Olds, uses footage shot by Franco during his brief stint on "General Hostpital." It's described as a "humorous psycho-thriller."

"Ace Attorney" by Miike, is a film adaptation of the Nintendo game about the legal battle between a defense attorney and his rival prosecutor.

Italian director Davide Manuli will also be world premiering his latest, "The Legend of Kaspar Hauser," described as a "post-modern Western" starring Gallo.

IFFR 2012 Spectrum: list of films making their world premieres. Go here for full Spectrum lineup.

World premieres
"Cornelia at Her Mirror," Daniel Rosenfeld, Argentina, World premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film
"Roman Diary," Michael Pilz, Austria, World premiere
"Rua Aperana 52," Júlio Bressane, Brazil, World premiere
"Lacan Palestine," Mike Hoolboom, Canada, World premiere
"38 Witnesses," Lucas Belvaux, France, Belgium, World premiere / Opening Film IFFR 2012
"The Rest of the World," Damien Odoul, France, World premiere
"The Blindfold," Garin Nugroho, Indonesia, World premiere
"The Legend of Kaspar Hauser," Davide Manuli, Italy, World premiere
"Ace Attorney," Miike Takashi, Japan, World premiere
"I'm Still Alive," Peter van Houten, Netherlands, World premiere
"Peace versus Justice," Klaartje Quirijns, Netherlands, World premiere
"Nick," Fow Pyng Hu, Netherlands, World premiere
"Agonistes, the Myth of Nation," Lav Diaz, Philippines, World premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film
"When the Lights Went Out," Pat Holden, United Kingdom, World premiere
"A Shape of Error," Abigail Child, USA, Italy, World premiere
"Francophrenia (or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)," Ian Olds, James Franco, USA, World premiere


 

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