Tips

What’s on today: 27 January

An IFFR day ahead of you? Every day we help you with the best tips: unmissable films, compilation programmes, art or music that we think are more than worth your while. And yes, tickets are available too. Check out our highlights for Monday 27 January.

Film

Only You Alone by Zhou Zhou
Epilepsy has forced Chi Li to give up her dance career. The disease means she barely counts in Chinese society. However, Chi Li (great role by co-scriptwriter Chi Yun) is not the type to take things lying down. Zhou Zhou's second feature film is an homage to a marginalised, strong young woman.
13:00, Pathé 1

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You Know Him by Ercan Kesal
Doctor Kemal's day starts promisingly. That evening, the leader of the party is to confirm his candidacy as mayor of a district of Istanbul. But as he makes the rounds of political leaders and voters, it becomes clear that he is no match for the opportunism of the electorate.
15:30, de Doelen Willem Burger Zaal

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Sebastian springt über Geländer by Ceylan-Alejandro Ataman-Checa
This refined, painstaking debut follows Sebastian through three phases of his life, on the road to self-discovery. This quiet boy learned to be independent at a very early age. As a young man, he finally wonders what remains of his childhood dreams.
15:45, KINO 1

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Fidelity by Nigina Sayfullaeva
Jealousy drives married, yet sexually neglected Lena to take a series of lovers. Complex, explicitly shot psychological drama from a female perspective. Director Nigina Sayfullaeva studies the role of sex, power and vulnerability in relationships, revealing that what remains undiscussed soon begins to fester.
17:00, TR Schouwburg Grote Zaal

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A Perfectly Normal Family by Malou Reymann
Delicate Danish drama in which the father of two girls plants a bomb under their harmonious family life: he will spend the rest of his life as a woman. What will such a complex change do to their relationships? We experience the story through the eyes of the sensitive younger daughter, who fears losing her close bond with her father.
19:00, Oude Luxor

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Special Actors by Ueda Shinichiro
A money-grubbing cult involved in rice balls, a charming young damsel in distress and an improbable dork-hero who faints every time someone looks at him. How on earth can that end well? If only Rescueman were here! Sympathic absurdity from the maker of the unexpected cult hit One Cut of the Dead.
21:30, Pathé 7

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Talks & Masterclasses

Artist Talk: Zachary Epcar
Zachary Epcar talks about his highly individual work, of which A Time Shared Unlimited and Life After Love previously screened at IFFR. Epcar, known for his inventive use of image and sound, reveals what goes on behind the everyday. His short film Billy premieres at IFFR 2020 in Bright Future Short.
12:00, KINO 3

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Art & Exhibitions

Dream Pools & Collecting Holes by the Quay Brothers
The Quay Brothers introduce a number of scenes and motifs from their forthcoming feature film, based on Bruno Schulz's novel Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglas (1937). The sanatorium is a floating world halfway between sleep and wakefulness, in a morbid ambiguity of time that cannot be measured by clocks.
11:00 - 17:00, TENT

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Photo in header: Still: A Perfectly Normal Family