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CineMart Announces Selections for 23rd Event in Rotterdam

CineMart Announces Selections for 23rd Event in Rotterdam

The 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam has announced 45 projects that will screen in its market, CineMart, which will take place January 29 – February 2 in the Dutch city. The program includes new productions by established art house directors such as Pablo Trapero, Guy Maddin, Alexej German Jr and Li Yang. “Selecting among these entries means knowing in detail what our CineMart attendants are looking for. We introduce the most promising emerging filmmaking talent and offer continuity to filmmakers,” commented CineMart’s managing team Marit van den Elshout and Bianca Taal in a joint statement.

The 23rd CineMart includes new editions of the Rotterdam Lab, Passions & Promises and the Rotterdam-Berlinale Express. The Rotterdam Lab is a four day training workshop for young and emerging producers to build up their international network and their experience at an international festival and market. Passions & Promises, which is organized by European Film Promotion and the IFFR, offers European filmmaking talent the opportunity to present themselves and their film in official selection. The Rotterdam-Berlinale Express selects three CineMart Projects to go to Berlin as selections of the Berlinale’s CoProduction Market. The 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam takes place January 25 – February 5.

Organizers also unveiled a selection of previous Cinemart Films that will screen at the 2006 Rotterdam Film Festival, including Miranda July’s “Me and You and Everyone We Know” (USA), Benito Zambrano’s “Habana Blues” (Spain), Kornel Mundruczo’s “Johanna” (Hungary), Philippe Garrel’s “Regular Lovers” (France), Bohdan Slama’s “Something Like Happiness” (Czech Republic), Philippe Faucon’s “The Betrayal” (France), Marcelo Gomes’ “Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures” (Brazil), and the world premieres of Natalie Alonso Casale’s “Figner, The End of A Silent Century” and Andre van der Hout & Adri Schrover’s “The Murder Ballads“, both are from The Netherlands.

The CineMart Selection 2006 (alphabetically by project title):

Los Bastardos,” directed by Amat Escalante, Mantarraya Producciones (Mexico)
Beetle Ramen,” directed by Chi Yen Ooi, Moonlight Cinata Pty Ltd. (Australia)
Blind Spot,” directed by Li Yang, Electric Pictures 2 Ltd (United Kingdom)
The Brownian Movement,” directed by Nanouk Leopold, Circe Films (Netherlands)
Chnchik,” directed by Aram Shabazyan, ARMNA LCC (Armenia/Germany/Switzerland)
Da Feng Shou,” directed by He Jianjun, Bejijng Jingle Culture Development Co. Ltd (China)
Dau,” directed by Ilya Khrzhanovsky, The CoProduction Office/Phenomen Films (Russia/Germany/France)
Despre Ingeri Si Par,” directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, 42 Km Film (Romania)
Encarnacion,” directed by Anahi Berneri, BDCine srl (Argentina/Spain)
Fallen From the Sky,” directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara, Unlimited (Sri Lanka/ France)
Follow, Follow, Lead,” directed by Jens Jonsson, Bob Film Sweden AB (Sweden)
Een Gelukkig Huwelijk, directed by Peter Delpeut, Waterland Film & TV
Ghosting,” directed by Guy Maddin, Ocular Productions Inc. (Canada)
Gitmek,” directed by Huseyin Karabey, Ajans 21 (Turkey)
Hei Tie De Rizi,” directed by Wang Bing, Wang Bing Film Workshop (China)
Henningstadt,” directed by Jan Krueger, Sabotage Films GmbH (Germany)
Les Larmes d’Argent,” directed by Mourad Boucif, Les Films de Nour/Les Films du Meteore (Belgium/Morocco)
Lasya,” directed by Anup Singh, The Wandering Film Company (India)
Lea,” directed by Bouli Lanners, Versus Production (Belgium)
Leaving the Cape,” directed by Matthew Brown, Big World Cinema (South Africa/ Canada)
Lemon Tree,” directed by Eran Riklis, Eran Riklis Productions Ltd (Israel/France)
Het Leven Uit Een Dag,” directed by Mark de Cloe Dutch Mountain Movies/ Theorema Films (Netherlands)
Love and Other Crimes,” directed by Stefan Arsenijevic, Icon Film (Serbia/
Matsugane Ransha Jiken,” directed by Yamashita Nobuhiro, Siglo Ltd. (Japan)
A Mexican Story,” directed by Artur Aristakisian, NoDream Cinema (Mexico/Russia)
Muukalainen,” directed by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapaa, BlueLight (Finland/United Kingdom)
Naarassusi,” directed by Aku Louhimies, Helsinki Filmi Oy (Finland)
Nacido Y Criado,” directed by Pablo Trapero, Matanza Cine srl
Ne Te Retourne Pas,” directed by Marina de Van, Ex Nihilo (France)
Neustadt,” directed by Christian Frosch, Amour Fou Filmproduktion GmbH (Austria/Germany/Hungary)
On the Blacktop,” directed by Pascal-Alex Vincent, Local Films (France)
Otryad (Gagarin & Co.),” directed by Alexej German Jr., Phenomen Films (Russia)
Paju,” directed by Park Chan-Ok, Generation Blue Films (South Korea)
Paris Vu Par…” directed by Daniele Arbid, Pierre Huygue, Arnaud des
Pallieres Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Vincent Dieutre, Apichatpong
Weerasethakuul, Bonne Nouvelle Production (France)
Petite Aigle,” directed by Wu Tian Ming, Les Petites Lumieres (China/France)
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” directed by Ho Yuhang, Paperheart Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia/Hong Kong)
A Song of Good,” directed by Gregory King, Severe Features Ltd. (New Zealand)
The Spring Ritual,” directed by Patrice Toye, La Parti Production/Roma Film (Belgium)
Stay,” directed by Wiebke von Carolsfeld, Submission Films (Canada)
Surviving Life,” directed by Jan Svankmajer, Athanor (Czech Republic)
Up,” directed by Elisabeth Subrin, Forensic Films (USA)
Ward Six,” directed by Jane Rogoyska, Desert Lion Films (UK)
Witte Wieven,” directed by Melinda Jansen, Rinkel Film & TV Productions BV (Netherlands)
Yumurta,” directed by Semih Kaplanoglu, Kaplan Film Yapim (Turkey)
Zivot Poupete,” directed by Vaclav Kadrnka, Bionaut Films (Czech Republic)

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