The Florida Project
The Florida Project

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) revealed the first 15 films selected for its 47th edition, among which are Sean Baker’s The Florida Project and Guillermo del Toro’sThe Shape of Water. Other selections include work by Wang Bing, Constantin Popescu and Alexey Fedorchenko. The festival will take place from January 24 to February 4, 2018.

IFFR celebrates film art from all over the world and continues to present its programme in four sections, each with its own distinct character: Bright Future (including the Hivos Tiger Competition and the Tiger Competition for Short Films); Voices; Deep Focus and Perspectives. Short films are strongly represented throughout the festival.

Also among the first titles are the international premieres of La fleurière by Ruben Desière (Belgium/Slovakia) and The Bottomless Bag by Rustam Khamdamov (Russia). Other festival highlights include Wang Bings Golden Leopard winning Mrs. Fang; Les garçons sauvages by French filmmaker Bertrand Mandico; Zhang Miaoyan’s Silent Mist (China/France); and the world premiere of the short film project with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4 by Korakrit Arunanondchai (USA/Thailand/South Africa/UK).

The first 15 films confirmed for the 47th IFFR:

BRIGHT FUTURE

The Flower Shop (La fleurière), Ruben Desière, Belgium/Slovakia, international premiere
The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages), Bertrand Mandico, France
All You Can Eat Buddha, Ian Lagarde, Canada, European premiere

VOICES

Anna’s War, Alexey Fedorchenko, Russia, European premiere
Pororoca, Constantin Popescu, Romania/France
Silent Mist, Zhang Miaoyan, China/France, European premiere

VOICES/Limelight

The Florida Project, Sean Baker, USA
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, USA

DEEP FOCUS

The Bottomless Bag, Rustam Khamdamov, Russia, international premiere
Mrs. Fang, Wang Bing, Hong Kong/France/Germany
Marquis of Wavrin, from the manor to the jungle (Marquis de Wavrin, du manoir à la jungle), Grace Winter, Luc Plantier, Belgium

SHORT FILM

Glimpse, Artur Zmijewski, Poland/Germany
I Have Nothing to Say, Ying Liang, Taiwan/Hong Kong
with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4, Korakrit Arunanondchai, USA/Thailand/South Africa/UK, world premiere

MID-LENGTH

The Worldly Cave, Zhou Tao, China, European premiere

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