It’s nearly starting. The event of the year, International Film Festival Rotterdam . From the 21st of January till the 1st of February, IFFR takes place in Rotterdam. When I just started LIFESTYLE NOTES, I wrote about my little movie addiction. So, a post about this main event in Rotterdam, which it is for me, can not be missed.
It’s like the entire city transforms into a festival. Fantastic movies shown in all the cinemas that are visited by such a wide variation of people. Which makes it so much fun. You can end up meeting the cast as they sit behind you for example. Or take part in a nice conversation about the movie you are about to see, or just have seen.
There are events everywhere, talkshows, great parties (you can literally party every day if you like). Restaurants who offer special IFFR menu’s and hotels with special IFFR arrangements.
Although, there is one but. So much to see, and so much to do! Which movies do I need to see? How to select from this program? To solve this I have asked for some professional, inside advice. Based on that, and I trust this advice completely, I present to you a nice selection of movies to watch.
IFFR MOVIES TO WATCH
The Tribe – Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy – Ukraine
Le miraviglie – Alice Rohrwacher – Italy
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night – Ana Lily Amirpour – Iran
Turist – Ruben Ostlund – Sweden
Fort Buchanan – Benjamin Crotty – USA
Tussen 10 en 12 – Peter Hoogendoorn – Netherlands
Girlhood – Céline Sciamma – France
Sand Dollars – Laura Amelia Guzman – Dominican Republic
El cinco – Adrian Biniez – Argentina
Enjoy. And I’m curious which movies you have seen.