Tips

What’s on today: Wednesday 29 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 Wednesday 29 January.

Film

La tendresse by Marion Hänsel
Frans and Lisa have already separated for 15 years, so what is it that comes to the surface when they get in the car to drive from Brussels to a ski village deep in the Alps to pick up their injured son? Indifference? Jealousy? Friendship? Surprisingly light road movie on broken love.
14:45, LantarenVenster 1

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Children of the Sun by Prasanna Vithanage
1814, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). The Tamil king has been deposed by Sinhalese Buddhists aided by the British army. Amid the tumult, a man and woman from very different castes are condemned to marry each other. The differences seem irreconcilable in this epic love story, but ultimately they realise that character is more important.
15:30, TR Schouwburg Grote Zaal

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Children of the Sea by Watanabe Ayumu
Strange things are happening with the ocean: whales appear in New York, a meteor crash attracts the sea life. Alienated teenager Ruka also feels an ever-deeper connection to the sea. This coming-of-age anime with an imaginative twist pulses with colourful, experimental images. The most enchanting animated film of the year.
16:30, Oude Luxor

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The Evening Hour by Braden King
An empathetic portrait of economic decline and spiritual redemption in a rural American mining town where the drug trade has become part of the social fabric. Drugs dealer and carer for the elderly Cole Freeman is caught in a dilemma: his job contributes to a sense of solidarity, while his sideline devastates the lives of young people.
17:45, Pathé 1

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Lydia Lunch – The War Is Never Over by Beth B
New York’s No Wave icon Lydia Lunch has been a musician and spoken-word artist since the 1970s. The lead vocalist of bands such as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks has never stopped being passionate, idiosyncratic and committed to the cause, and is still fighting for women's right to say 'fuck you'. A portrait.
19:00, Pathé 7

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I Blame Society by Gillian Wallace Horvat
Gillian Horvat's feature film debut is a meta-commentary on the transgressions required to get your first film off the ground. Losing more than her friends and loved ones, her obsession with authenticity leads her to lose sight of where creativity ends and madness begins.
21:30, KINO 1

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The Wild Goose Lake by Diao Yi'nan
This stylised neo-noir dismembers a straightforward plot about a gang leader and a prostitute on the run into its almost abstract separate components. The heart of modern-day China lies hidden in the chaos that ensues. Meanwhile, Diao Yi'nan serves up one bloody, neon-lit visual tour de force after another.
21:45, Pathé 1

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Matthias et Maxime by Xavier Dolan
A pretend kiss makes unexpected feelings surface in this energetic portrait of friendships between people in their 20s and the dilemmas of thirty-somethings. While their hard-partying friends suspect nothing, bourgeois type Matthias, who buries his emotions, and Maxime, who wears hers on her sleeve, attract then repulse one another.
22:30, de Doelen Willem Burger Zaal

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Short Film

Critical Practice
Combined programme of films from the Voices Short section. Three outspoken stories from Poland, Denmark and Senegal use reality and fiction to investigate personal perspectives, social issues and politics.
14:45, Cinerama 2

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Art & Exhibitions

DIT LEARN by Laure Prouvost
Together with Art Rotterdam, IFFR is presenting this work by Laure Prouvost in a viewing module in the main hall of Rotterdam Central Station.
Non-stop, Rotterdam Centraal, free admission

 

 

Music

Club IFFR
After the film screenings, IFFR continues at club IFFR! Join us every day for exciting live performances and your favourite DJs at Theater Rotterdam Schouw. Tonight’s host: Subbacultcha, with live performance by Soho Rezanejad.
23:00 till late, TR Schouwburg, free admission with your filmticket or festival pass