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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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    Rotterdam Announces First Competition Selections For 2013 Festival

    The International Film Festival Rotterdam announced the first seven films selected for its Hivos Tiger Awards Competition. The complete line up of the fifteen first or second feature length films will be presented by January 8. The festival runs January 23-February 3, 2013. “The films in ...

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    From Sao Paulo to Iran, A Final Look at Rotterdam 2012

    Unknown ObjectExceptional "nevenprogrammas" distinguish the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and elevate it to the upper tiers of the festival circuit. These are the multiple sidebars, which span low and high culture, old and new films and beyond; they almost always have some political bent. U...

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    'Weekend' Wins MovieSquad IFFR Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam

    The International Film Festival Rotterdam has chosen Andrew Haigh's "Weekend" as the winner of their MovieSquad IFFR Award.  The jury deciding upon the winner for the award is unique in that it consits of five members aged 15 to 19 years old.  

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    The 3 Rotterdam Film Festival Movies You Must See

    Always regarded for edgy and newish movies that may or may not be validated elsewhere, Rotterdam now has eight venues and, last year, 340,000 admissions. Still, it retains the magic of surprise.

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