Mexican Productions Participating in the Rotterdam Film Festival, 2015
The 44th edition of the Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) will take place from the 21st of January to the 1st of February 2015. This year the festival will feature four Mexican films, two of which were screened at 12th edition of FICM, last year.
Me quedo contigo / Stay With You directed by Artemio Narro, had its Mexican premier at the 12th FICM and will be presented in Rotterdam as part of the festival section Signals: What the F?!, which is dedicated to exploring current ideas of feminism through a selection of contemporary international films.
As part of the same section the IFFR will present Dólares de arena / Sand Dollars, directed by Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán and starring Geraldine Chaplin, who was a Special Guest at the 10th edition of FICM in 2012. This co-production between Argentina, Mexico and the Dominican Republic competed in the Official Selection at the 12th FICM, where it garnered a Special Mention from that year’s feature film jury.
Jauja, a Mexican/Danish/US/Argentine co-production, directed by Argentine director Lisando Alonso, will compete for the Big Screen Award in the Spectrum section of the IFFR. In this section, the festival celebrates works by experimental directors who have made essential contributions to cinema culture.
One final Mexican production, La tirisia / Perpetual Sorrow, directed by Jorge Pérez Solano, will also be presented in Rotterdam this year as part of the festival’s Bright Future section, which includes works by promising new directing talent. The film had its international premier at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2014.
To see the IFFRs full program visit: www.iffr.com