Surprising extra's: international critics chose their favorite films, music documentaries in the Scopitone Café, and the best of Rotterdam.
Films in ‘IFFR+’
Die Lügen der SiegerChristoph Hochhäusler IFFR 2015 112′
Whose reality is this, anyway? Constructed truth and political paranoia meet in this media thriller set in contemporary Berlin. The passage through a hypermodern metropolis recalls old portrayals of Berlin. In the end we know that the fabrication of consent starts in our own head. Selected by Rüdiger Suchsland for Critics' Choice
Das ZauberglasBjørn Melhus IFFR 2015
A look at subjectivity in media culture. On watching and being watched in a television society. Based on Broken Arrow, a novel from the 1950s.
Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and RollJohn Pirozzi IFFR 2015 107′
While war was raging in Vietnam, youth culture in Cambodia blossomed to the beat of local imitations of rock, chansons, and even hippy psychedelics. This lively music scene came to an abrupt end with the brutal takeover by the Khmer Rouge. After many years of research, a unique sound has been revived. Free admission
Docteur Jekyll et les femmesWalérian Borowczyk IFFR 2015 92′
A civilised bourgeois dinner party encounters disruptions that outdo Buñuel - when the host, Dr Jekyll, keeps slipping away to transform into his lawless double, the sex-murderer Mr Hyde. A disconcertingly lyrical combination of B-movie horror and surrealistic abandon from Polish master Walérian Borowczyk. Selected by Adrian Martin & Cristina Álvarez López for Critics' Choice.