What’s on today: Friday 31 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 Friday 31 January.


No.7 Cherry Lane by Yonfan
We had a 10-year wait for this film by legendary Hong Kong director Yonfan, and it was also his first animation. In the politically restless Hong Kong of the 1960s, a love triangle develops between student Ziming, 18-year-old Meiling and her mother. An ode to the city and cinema in nostalgic tones.
13:45, Pathé 1

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Chaco by Diego Mondaca
Drama set in 1934. Bolivian soldiers, led by a German commander, wander the inhospitable Chaco plain. The mismatched regiment has been searching for the Paraguayan enemies for ages, but they seem unfindable. Their mission becomes more fruitless by the day, particularly when thirst, hunger, dissent and exhaustion gain the upper hand.
13:45, Pathé 7

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A Girl Missing by Fukada Koji
In this calm, stylised revenge drama by Fukada Koji (Harmonium), nurse Ichiko feels the ground slipping away beneath her when her nephew is suspected of the kidnap of a good friend. Driven by madness and desire, it turns out that Ichiko herself also has a dark side.
15:45, de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

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All This Victory by Ahmad Ghossein
Minimalistic – and all the more effective for it – impression of the war between Israel and Hezbollah in July 2006. In the ruins of Southern Lebanon, five villagers hide from the fighting – and from the Israeli soldiers holed up on the floor above them. Incredibly claustrophobic award-winner in Venice.
12:45, Schouwburg Grote Zaal

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El cazador by Marco Berger
15-year old homosexual Ezéquiel’s sexual awakening rapidly lands him in a moral dilemma. Compact, conspicuously subdued drama by Argentinian director Marco Berger, who won the Berlin festival's Teddy Award for Ausente in 2011.
12:45, de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

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Saint Maud by Rose Glass
Young nurse Maud not only takes care of the bodily ills of her incurable patient, former dancer Amanda, but also sets out to save her soul. In this slow-burn horror, it gradually transpires that Maud's devotion is a fragile mask for her own traumas.
15:30, Oude Luxor

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Eden by Ágnes Kocsis
Éva lives cut off from the outside world in her sterile blue apartment. She's allergic to just about everything. Are her allergies caused by a polluting multinational corporation, or is she so sensitive and vulnerable she's making herself ill? A science fiction love story that explores the ambiguity of the modern world.
12:30, Pathé 5

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Short Film


Awards Ceremony
Festive ceremony with the presentation of many of the big awards. Which filmmaker will win the Tiger Award, the VPRO Big Screen Award or the BankGiro Loterij Audience Award? And who will walk away with the Voices Short Award?
17:00, de Doelen Willem Burger Zaal

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Crash with Live Score by Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
IFFR presents an exclusive screening of David Cronenberg's 1996 cult film Crash – with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. The score by Howard Shore will be performed live in ‘de Doelen’.
21:00, de Doelen Grote Zaal

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Art & Exhibitions

G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy On Raising Free Black Children van The Ummah Chroma
As an extension of their short film AS TOLD TO G/D THYSELF, The Ummah Chroma provides a sacred space at Het Nieuwe Instituut entitled G/D THYSELF: Spirit Strategy On Raising Free Black Children. The ritual space invites visitors to explore themes of meta-physical transcendence, spirituality, and self-expression.
11:00 - 17:00, Het Nieuwe Instituut

Photo in header: Still: No.7 Cherry Lane