Highlights of IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam) 2016

Only seen a sliver of the 300+ films of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, so this selection is very partial. But Laurie Anderson's Heart of A Dog, Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa, Andres Duques' Oleg e las Raras Artes and Beyond Sleep by Boudewijn Koole (based on the famous Dutch novel Nooit meer slapen) are all very beautiful and very remarkable. 

 

 

 

 

Lucebert De Gebroken Rode Draad

Lucebert's Dutch poetry and Post Second World War paintings are still so powerful. See here a website (made by Rocco ter Haar as school assignment) dedicated to two of his poems: De Visser van Ma Yuan en De Gebroken Rode Draad. Image: 'Drama thuis' Lucebert 1961.

The Urban Millenium Project

The Urban Millenium Project of photographer Bas Losekoot takes you accross the world in sharply observed and meticulously framed image. Visit The Urban Millenium Project website for photographs of New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, India and other cities that will be added as the project continues. Image The Urban Millenium Project, Seoul, Bas Losekoot, 2014.

 

Next Nature Network

Next Nature Network is an organization to promote an extended concept of nature. You can become a member. See the NNN website for all projects and more inspiration and information. Image: Intimate technology Studio Roosegaarde

Nostalgia for the Light

Whow the Atacama Desert in Chili in November 2015. This desert is also the landscape to explore like an archive of forgotten memories hidden in the earth, missing persons and connecting point to the stars and distant gallaxies in Patricio Guzman's beautiful documentary Nostagia for the Light (2010). See the trailer below. 

 

Trailer "Nostalgia for the Light" from One World Romania on Vimeo.

Chantal Akerman

So sad Chantal Akerman is no longer among us. Here's her debut film, with hindsite very premonitious. See for warm commorations of this great filmmaker Filmstudies for Free. My obituary in Dutch can be read in De Filmkrant and in PDF.