What’s on today: 25 January


  • Memories of My Body by Garin Nugroho

Modern politics, traditional Indonesian dance and an exploration of sexual identity fuel this critical-poetic coming-of-age story. Filmmaker Nugroho will be present for the screening.
13:30 - 15:42, Pathé 1 Buy your tickets here.

  • Knife + Heart by Yann Gonzalez

Playful homage to the Paris homoerotic porn circuit circa 1979, where a masked serial killer is murdering the actors in Anne's films.
18:00 - 19:51, Cinerama 1 Buy your tickets here.

  • The Spy Gone North by Yoon Jongbin

Gripping, stylish narrative based on the true story of South Korea’s espionage operation, focused around the undercover agent 'Black Venus',
16:00 - 18:18, Oude Luxor Buy your tickets here.

  • Murder Me, Monster by Alejandro Fadel

It seems they caught the culprit of a mysterious decapitation in the Andes. Or is there really a monster, as the suspect alleges?
16:45 - 18:35, Schouwburg Grote Zaal Buy your tickets here.

  • A Self-Induced Hallucination by Dan Schoenbrun

A headlong dive into the crowdsourced internet myth known as Slender Man, comprised entirely of found footage from YouTube.
19:30 - 21:10, Cinerama 5 Buy your tickets here.

  • Harpoon van Rob Grant

When a boat breaks down at sea, a triangular relationship becomes a nerve-wracking struggle to survive, sparing no one’s secrets – or blood.
22:30 - 00:18, Oude Luxor Buy your tickets here.

  • Walden by Daniel Zimmermann

In contemplative, wordless images that rotate through 360 degrees, Zimmermann reveals the absurd journey of a stack of planks.
15:30 - 17:17, Cinerama 1 Buy your tickets here.

Short film

  • Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 1

The power of short: films compete in the short film selection to three equivalent prizes, The Ammodo Tiger Short Awards.
12:00 - 13:50, KINO 1 Buy your tickets here.

Talks & Masterclasses

  • Artist Talks Rabbit Hole

Curious about the artists behind the screens? From 25 to 27 January, the artists with work in Rabbit Hole are present in the Meme Café. An ideal opportunity to hear the story behind the works, to ask questions and receive advice on making your own memes.
15:00 - 16:00, Het Nieuwe Instituut Free Access. Read more here.

  • Masterclass Carlos Reygadas

Reflections by Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas on his uncompromising oeuvre, his lyrical film language and his latest work Our Time.
16:30 - 18:00, Hilton Le Jardin Buy your tickets here.

  • IFFR x Girls on Film

In her fresh and cheerful podcast Girls on Film, British film critic Anna Smith provides a female perspective on the film world. With her guidance, various female film critics, including Dana Linssen and Tara Judah, talk about their role in supporting the work of female filmmakers. Several festival films will also be discussed in this debate.
19:30 - 21:00, Hilton Le Jardin Buy your tickets here.

Art & Exhibitions

  • Maquette expo (reportage amateur) by Jean-Luc Godard

Godard’s video is an unseen, and thus far unofficial, title in his filmography. Commentary on his subsequently abandoned design for a Pompidou exhibition.
09:30 - 16:30, Pauluskerk Free access. Read more.

  • No More Reality Whereabouts by Philippe Parreno

One of the most radical artists of his generation revisits the cinematographic components of his art to transform the concept of retrospective.
14:00, 17:00 and 21:00, Pathé Schouwburgplein Buy your tickets here.


  • The Seven Last Words with live score by Callino Quartet (composition 2/2)

Omnibus film inspired by Joseph Haydn's composition around the last words of Jesus. With live score by the Callino String Quartet.
19:30 - 21:10, Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal Buy your tickets here.

  • Scopitone Café: Carmine Street Guitars by Ron Mann

Portrait of Rick Kelly, who makes guitars from wood from old buildings in New York − and of his musical customers.
20:00 - 21:45, Schouwburg Kleine Zaal Free access. Read more.

  • sound/vision, incl. Decomposed Landscapes by Lichun Tseng and Ji Youn Kang

sound//vision is IFFR’s innovative, experimental late-night programme, made up of four evenings and nights of live A/V performances in WORM.
22:00 - 03:00, WORM Free access with We Are Public-pass. Read more.


  • Club IFFR

After the film screenings IFFR continues at Club IFFR. Join us every day for exciting live performances and your favourite DJ's at Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg. Admission is free by presenting your film ticket or pass.
YĪN YĪN (live) | Doo-Bop | LaDJ Boys | Zoëzo | Ted Langenbach | Nala Brown
Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg Free admission with your film ticket. Read more.

For the full day’s programme see here.

Photo in header: Still: No More Reality Whereabouts