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Rotterdam 2012. Spectrum Lineup

New work by Takashi Miike, Lav Diaz, James Benning and more.

The International Film Festival Rotterdam has announced the lineup for its main section, Spectrum: 72 features and documentaries from 32 countries, with descriptions from the Festival, running January 25 through February 5:

World premieres

  • Cornelia frente al espejo (Cornelia at Her Mirror) - Daniel Rosenfeld, Argentina, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film. A "meticulous and stylish film based on the story by Silvina Ocampo (1903-1993)."
  • Roman DiaryMichael Pilz, Austria. A "meditative film featuring images of a park in Rome."
  • Rua Aperana 52 - Júlio Bressane, Brazil. A "musical film about a street corner in Rio, edited together from old photos and the maker’s own films from the period 1957-2005."
  • Lacan Palestine - Mike Hoolboom, Canada. A "found-footage essay on a complex country and its love-struck inhabitants."
  • 38 témoins (38 Witnesses) - Lucas Belvaux, France, Belgium. Opening Film IFFR 2012.
  • Le reste du monde (The Rest of the World) - Damien Odoul, France. A "family considers issues of identity and relationships." With Marie-Eve Nadeau, Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Béart.
  • The Blindfold - Garin Nugroho, Indonesia. A "topical film that deals with religion in Indonesia, stressing that fundamentalism exists in every faith."
  • La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser (The Legend of Kaspar Hauser) - Davide Manuli, Italy. A "post-modern Western with Vincent Gallo."
  • Ace Attorney - Miike Takashi, Japan. An "adaptation of the Nintendo game about the legal battle between defence attorney Phoenix Wright (Narimiya Hiroki) and his rival, prosecutor Miles Edgeworth (Saitoh Takumi)."
  • I'm Still Alive - Peter van Houten, Netherlands. A "documentary about a poor, elderly Polish woman who has lived in many countries, including the Netherlands."
  • Peace versus Justice - Klaartje Quirijns, Netherlands. A "documentary about Uganda and the relationship with the International Criminal Court in The Hague."
  • Nick - Fow Pyng Hu, Netherlands. A "character study/road movie with Merijn de Jong and Marcel Hensema."
  • Agonistes: The Myth of Nation - Lav Diaz, Philippines. A "philosophical, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film in which two workers leave the city in search of treasure."
  • When the Lights Went Out - Pat Holden, UK. A "film about a family in Yorkshire tormented by an evil spirit, with Kate Ashfield and Steven Waddington."
  • A Shape of Error - Abigail Child, US, Italy, "imaginary home movies filmed in Rome, from the lives of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley and her husband Percy."
  • Francophrenia (or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)Ian Olds, James Franco, US. A "humorous psycho-thriller based on a new script written for existing footage shot by Franco during the shooting of television series General Hospital."

International premieres

  • Rat Fever - Cláudio Assis, Brazil. A "lively portrait of a group of friends filmed in the working-class neighbourhoods of Recife."
  • Women on the Edge - Kobayashi Masahiro, Japan, "filmed in the earthquake zone and dealing with three sisters who meet again after many years apart."
  • Mondomanila - Khavn De La Cruz, Philippines, Germany, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.
  • A vingança de uma mulher (A Woman's Revenge) - Rita Azevedo Gomes, Portugal.
  • Black Dove - Roh Gyeong-Tae, South Korea.
  • Iceberg - Gabriel Velázquez, Spain. A "tender, wintry adolescent drama."
  • The Comedy - Rick Alverson, US. A "New York hipster wastes away his days in anticipation of an inheritance from his father."

European premieres

Dutch premieres

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I cant wait!…..Unfortunately they stopt the one in my home town Breda =(… Luckily Rotterdam is still up and running!…

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