Lamb of God opens festival
The festival will open January 23 with the world premiere of LAMB OF GOD (CORDERO DE DIOS), the first feature by Lucía Cedrón (Argentina). The film is also selected for the Tiger Competition. For the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films, the festival has selected twenty films.
Rutger Wolfson, director of the 37th Rotterdam festival: “I feel LAMB OF GOD (CORDERO DE DIOS) is an Opening Night Film made in true Rotterdam vein. Produced by veteran producer Lita Stantic, Lucía Cedrón’s film stands out as an exceptionally accomplished feature film début. LAMB OF GOD shows the connections between very personal stories and family histories and the political, historical events of her country, Argentina, in an intelligent, controlled and, finally, emotional way.”
LAMB OF GOD tells a gripping family drama about the kidnap of 77-year old Arturo during Argentina’s economic crisis in 2002. This forces his daughter, who has been living in exile since 1978, to return to Buenos Aires. Little by little, the past is echoed in the present, reshaping the way current events are understood. LAMB OF GOD is selected for Rotterdam’s VPRO Tiger Awards Competition and has been supported by the festival’s Hubert Bals Fund. Earlier Lita Stantic productions are wayward masterpieces like Lucrecia Martel’s THE HOLY GIRL (LA NINA SANTA, 2004) and Paz Encina’s PARAGUAYAN HAMMOCK (HAMACA PARAGUAYA, 2006).