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Rotterdam Fills Out Bright Futures Slate, Adds 'Oversimplification of Her Beauty'

The International Film Festival Rotterdam announced the complete Bright Future selection, which presents debut or second feature films. Among the selection are 14 world premieres and 14 international premieres. The fest expects almost all of the 68 of the films' directors to attend the event, running January 25 - February 5 in the Netherlands.

The lineup includes films from Argentina, Canada, Columbia, France, India, Indonesia, Israel, Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and the US (including Terence Nance's "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"). The eclectic lineup includes a 16mm film about harvesting sugarcane ("Corta"), an old fisherman in Kenya ("Wavumba"), a French homage to Greek tragedy and a look at the Israeli military's power relations ("Room 514").

Check out the list of premieres below and the complete Bright Future slate here.

IFFR 2012 Bright Future: list of films with premiere status, alphabetically by production country:

World premieres


A la Cantábrica (To La Cantábrica), Ezequiel Erriquez, Argentina
Corta, Felipe Guerrero, Colombia, Argentina, France
The Ultimate Pranx Case, Influenz Films, Canada
Par exemple, Electre (Electre, for instance), Jeanne Balibar & Pierre Léon, France
Carnival, Madhuja Mukherjee, India
Parts of the Heart, Paul Agusta, Indonesia
Room 514, Sharon Bar-Ziv, Israel
Wavumba, Jeroen van Velzen,  Netherlands
Ensayo final para utopia (Dress Rehearsal for Utopia), Andrés Duque, Spain
He Was a Giant with Brown Eyes, Eileen Hofer, Switzerland, Azerbaijan
Gaamer (Gamer), Oleg Sentsov, Ukraine
Now, Forager: A Film about Love & Fungi, Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin, USA
The Great Northwest, Matt McCormick, USA
 


International premieres

Black & White & Sex, John Winter, Australia
Rânia, Roberta Marques, Brazil
As hiper mulheres (The Hyperwomen), Fausto Carlos & Leonardo Sette & Takuma Kuikuro, Brazil
The Patron Saints, Melanie Shatzky & Brian M. Cassidy, Canada
Sentimental Animal, Wu Quan, China
La jubilada (The Retired), Jairo Boisier Olave, Chile
L' anabase (The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and the 27 Years Without Images), Eric Baudelaire, France
Die Räuberin (Rough), Markus Busch, Germany
Amma Lo-fi (Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsd), Orri Jónsson & Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir & Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Iceland, Denmark
Valley of Saints, Musa Syeed, USA/India
Hikari no oto (The Sound of Light), Yamasaki Juichiro, Japan
Malaventura, Michel Lipkes, Mexico
Ex Press, Jet Leyco, Philippines
Chapiteau-show, Sergey Loban, Russia
Akataka (That Small Piece), JOSEph S KEN, Uganda
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Terence Nance, USA
The Whirlpool, Alvin Case, USA


European premiere

Un nuage dans un verre d'eau (A Cloud in a Glass of Water), Srinath C. Samarasinghe, 
France, Canada
Momoiro sora wo (About the Pink Sky), Kobayashi Keiichi, Japan
Padang besar (I Carried You Home), Tongpong Chantarangkul, Thailand
 
 

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