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    How Many Bad Movies Does It Take to Ruin a Film Festival? This Year's Rotterdam Has the Answer

    Simply put, there are now far too many film-festivals, and most of them show far, far too many films.

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    Why A Visionary Work Over a Decade In the Making Has Dominated the Rotterdam Film Festival

    The only way to make sense of the Rotterdam festival is to plunge in and hope for the best — a comment that also applies to the most talked-about single element of the program at its halfway mark.

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    Kore-eda, Larrain, Dunham: When the Future of Film Looks Like TV

    "None of us realized the potency yet of this medium -- how many homes it was going to, what kind of affect it was having on people and so forth. I think everybody who works in the visual medium would love to have that kind of innocence again." --Ar...

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    Agnieszka Holland's Moving New HBO Miniseries 'Burning Bush' Depicts a World Aflame

    Before HBO Europe came along and turned "Burning Bush" into its highest profile production, the idea for the miniseries, which received its international premiere at the 42nd Rotterdam Film Festival, was turned down by Czech television. Written by neophyte screenwriter Štěpán...

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    Critic's Notebook: Why This Year's Rotterdam Gems Were Outside the Competition

    Among the 30-plus features I saw in Rotterdam, Johnnie To’s "Drug War" is the one that has the concrete feel of a masterpiece. The reviews I’ve seen out of this festival as well as from its world premiere last fall in Rome suggest a solid, unexceptional potboiler by a reliable genre craftsman. To ha...

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    Dispatch From Rotterdam: Neo-Nazis, Dog Killers, Yorgos Lanthimos' Crazy New Movie and More

    An overview of Rotterdam's competition and CineMart, where the director of "Dogtooth" unveiled plans for a new film.

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    Body Counts and Best of Show in the Rotterdam Film Festival Tiger Awards Competition

    The Hivos Tiger Awards Competition takes center stage at Rotterdam, a high-stakes showcase of sixteen breakout filmmakers, many of whose projects are funded by the festival’s Hubert Bals Fund.

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    'Prófugos,' 'No' Director Pablo Larrain's HBO Series About Would-Be Drug Smugglers on the Run

    That Pablo Larraín's upcoming feature film "No" is about advertising should not mislead you into thinking that the Chilean director is game for easy entertainment. His 2011 project, drug trafficking drama "Prófugos" (Spanish for “fugitives”), nonethe...

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    The Buzziest Thing at Film Festivals? It Might Just Be TV

    On Sunday, January 20th, "The Piano" director Jane Campion returns to the Sundance Film Festival, where her first feature "Sweetie" screened 23 years ago. This time, however, it's with a miniseries, not a movie -- "Top of the Lake," which is co-directed by Garth Dav...

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    Guido van Driel's 'The Resurrection of a Bastard' to Open the International Film Festival Rotterdam

    Guido van Driel’s dramatic feature-film debut “The Resurrection of a Bastard” will open the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam Jan. 23. The film also will compete for the festival’s Hivos Tiger Awards.

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