Rotterdam goes hardcore genre with an eclectic mix of films that brashly bend, blend or respect conventions each in their own distinctive way.
Films in ‘Rotterdämmerung’
Nightmare CinemaAlejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Kitamura Ryuhei IFFR 2019 119′
Five-part horror story by five grandmasters of the nightmare: slash, splatter and gore of the very highest quality. Five strangers meet in a deserted cinema, where The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke) decides what you watch. In the show that follows, they are confronted by their deepest fears and secrets.
Murder Me, MonsterAlejandro Fadel IFFR 2019 109′
It seems they caught the culprit of a mysterious decapitation in the Andes. Or is there really a monster, as the suspect alleges?
Who’s responsible for a woman's brutal decapitation in the Andes? Local policeman Cruz is put on the case, turning into an Argentine Dale Cooper in this Lynchian monster film. A beautifully shot nightmare in which the lugubrious murder mystery becomes increasingly surrealistic.
Out of BlueCarol Morley IFFR 2019 110′
When a New Orleans detective investigates the shooting of an astrophysicist, her findings make her question herself, and her view of the universe.
A whodunnit with nods to the golden age of film noir. Investigating the violent death of prominent astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell turns the world of experienced police woman detective Hoolihan upside down. The hunt she sinks her teeth into increasingly seems to lead to a search for herself.
HarpoonRob Grant IFFR 2019 82′
When a boat breaks down at sea, a triangular relationship becomes a nerve-wracking struggle to survive, sparing no one’s secrets – or blood.
A love triangle gets out of hand when Richard, armed with a harpoon, Sasha and Jonah are marooned at sea due to engine failure. A struggle for survival quickly unfolds, sparing no one’s secrets – or blood. Tense thriller based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, which also leaves space for laughs.