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IFFR 2017

by Teun Botterweg
Film

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For the 46th time the International Film Festival Rotterdam
floods the city. The IFFR will this year take place from Wednesday 25 January until Sunday 5 February including. With the newest movies, documentary films, short movies, exhibitions, performances and talk shows the city on the river Meuse is for a period of 12 days the exciting, global film capital.

Also in this edition there are many films included in the programming with an LGBT theme and/or LGBT character. The IFFR organisation provided GayRotterdam with the following information on films with an LGBT touch:

Moonlight
USA, 2016 | 111 MINUTES | FILM MAKER: BARRY JENKINGS
Moonlight is the story of the life of an American black man in this time, told in three parts. The protagonist Chiron grows up Miami and moves in his puberty to Atlanta. His father is absent and his mother's life quickly disappears in a cloud of crack-smoke. His own burgeoning homosexuality is seamlessly felt by children in his environment. While he hides from a group of age-mates wanting to bully him het gets in touch with a drugs dealer (named Juan) who wants to help him.

SCREENINGS AND LOCATIONS:
Thursday 26 January, 20.00 hours, Pathé 5.
Friday 27 January, 15.45 hours, Pathé 1.
Saturday 28 January, 11.00 hours, Oude Luxor Theater.
Tuesday 31 January, 17.15 hours, LantarenVenster 1.
Wednesday 1 February, 20.00 hours, Jurriaanse Zaal, De Doelen.

> MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS.

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Transition
SERBIA | 2016 | 22 MIN | FILM MAKER: MILICA TOMOVIC | SUPPORTING SHORT STORY: NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING GAINED
De Serbian Jana bids farewell to her band mates, friends, ex-girlfriend and her family. Sadness but also joy about the future awaiting her at the university in Michigan. Only her sister knows the real reason for her departure for Michigan. Two days to say goodbye to her old life.

SCREENINGS AND LOCATIONS:
Friday 27 January, 16.00 hours, Cinerama 2.
Saturday 28 January, 12.00 hours, Cinerama 2.
Wednesday 1 February, 14,15 hours, Cinerama 5.

> MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS.

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Sergei/Sir Gay
FRANCE 2017 | 110 MIN | FILM MAKER: MARK RAPPAPORT | IN COMBINED PROGRAMME 'FAMILY OF MAN'
As a teenager, Eisenstein signed his drawings with 'Sir Gay'. Roguish essayist Rappaport sees clear signs of his sexual preferences throughout the Russian’s film oeuvre. Numerous asides illustrate how Hollywood productions likewise frequently played with nods and winks and typical motifs from gay culture.

SCREENINGS AND LOCATIONS:
Friday 27 January, 17.30 hours, Kino 3.
Sunday 29 January, 12.30 hours, LantarenVenster 3.

> MEER INFORMATIE EN TICKETS.

NO TRAILER AVAILABLE.


Orpheline

FRANCE 2016 | 111 MIN | FILM MAKER: ARNOUD DES PALIERES
In Orpheline we see four protagonists. Four women in different phases of life together form the story of one young woman. Gradually we get a view into their life, which will lead to a reconstruction of one life in which youth traumas, puberty and various stumbles play a role.

SCREENINGS AND LOCATIONS:
Wednesday 1 February, 16.30 hours, Schouwburg Grote Zaal.
Thursday 2 February, 19.30 hours, Kino 1.
Friday 3 February, 15.30 hours, Jurriaanse Zaal, De Doelen.
Saturday 4 February, 20.00 hours, Jurriaanse Zaal, De Doelen.

> MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS.

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Manifesto

GERMANY 2016 | 94 MIN | FILM MAKER: JULIAN ROSEFELDT
In Manifesto the sparkling, angry and strikingly modern sounding texts of well known manifestos of artiststs form the basis for thirteen short, parallely shown films with texts of amongst others André Breton, Kazimir Malevitsj, Sol LeWitt en Jim Jarmusch. One by one they are embodied by the Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who brings out the enormous vitality of these works. Rosefeldt and Blanchett create fascinating worlds, that put the texts into an unexpected contemporary context.


SCREENINGS AND LOCATIONS:
Wednesday 1 February, 19.15 hours, Pathé 7
Thursday 2 February, 11.30 hours, KINO 1
Friday 3 February, 21.45 hours, Cinerama 1

> MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS.

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Corpo Eléctrico

BRAZIL 2016 | 95 MIN | FILM MAKER: MARCELO CAETANO
Elias is designer in a clothing factory and looks for casual encounters for sex and friendships together with his, also hardworking, colleagues. Elias gets enchanted by his stately African colleague Fernando. He involves his colleagues, and thus also Fernando in his nocturnal outings to learn to know him better. The colourful parade of textile workers seeks its social refuge in booze, music and in each other. Just like in his earlier short movies, film maker Caetano deals in his directing debut with radical and sexual diversity; Brazilian youngsters who try in freedom to search for their orientation and identity in a society that more and more complicates the life of LGBT individuals.


SCREENINGS AND LOCATIONS:
Saturday 28 January, 21.30 hours, Pathé 3
Sunday 29 January, 21.45 hours,KINO 3
Tuesday 31 January, 11.15 hours, LantarenVenster 1
Thursday 2 February, 17.00 hours, KINO 1

> MEER INFORMATIE EN TICKETS.

NO TRAILER AVAILABLE


Scumbag

USA, CANADA 2017 | 114 MIN | FILM MAKER: MARS ROBERGE
A young hipster fights for his sanity as he joins a telemarketing company, full of crazy workers, ex-convicts and murderers. It’s anarchy on the phone line in this dark comedy on self-fulfilment under extreme conditions, showcasing a plethora of legendary faces from the US underground culture.

SCREENINGS AND LOCATIONS:
Thursday 2 February, 15.30 hours, Pathé 3.
Friday 3 February, 19.00 hours, Pathé 4.
Saturday 4 February, 16.15 hours, Pathé 3.

> MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS.

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