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07 June 2021

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The end, credits roll, hope to see you again next time? Not yet. From Monday to Wednesday, you can still watch the majority of our IFFR 2021 film selection from home, on demand, at a time of your choosing. So sit back, relax, and check out these highlights from our online programme.

While much was different during this celebratory 50th edition, one thing remains the same: it’s simply impossible for anyone to watch even half of all IFFR has to offer - even now that we technically had two editions, in February and this past week. Luckily, with the option of watching most of the IFFR programme online, you’ll have more time to enjoy the selection at your own pace.

What to watch then? We’ve selected 8 highlights from our programme, representing some of the best, most original, surprising, creative, diverse films from all over the world. Please note: our official selection for June 2021 can only be viewed online from within the Netherlands. The only exceptions within the IFFR 2021 June programme are the Big Talks and IFFR Daily Stream. These films are all available for online viewing until Tuesday 8 June 12:00 or Wednesday 9 June 20:00.

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Mi chiamo Francesco Totti, Alex Infascelli  
This documentary about Francesco Totti, AS Roma’s footballing icon, exudes passion. Before his final game, he looks back on the crazy heights and perilous depths of being a star athlete and family man. A well over 25-year rollercoaster, compiled from an overwhelming wealth of archival footage.

Available as on demand screening until Wednesday 9 June 20:00.

BERG, Joke Olthaar
Nowhere is man as insignificant as in wild mountain regions. The three climbers ascending to a peak in Slovenia are just dots; the mountain constantly fills the frame in highly aesthetic black and white. A spiritual oneness with nature is made palpable, thanks also to the minimalist soundscape.

Available as on demand screening until Wednesday 9 June 20:00.

Fan Girl, Antoinette Jadaone
Schoolgirl Jane adores movie heart-throb Paulo Avelino. When she finds her way into his home, they start a game of angst and desire during which both discover news facets of themselves. A dazzling mix of meta-movie, fairy-tale and coming-of-age story. Popular cinema at its finest and most intelligent.

Available as on demand screening until Wednesday 9 June 20:00.

Time, Ricky Ko
Former matinee idol Patrick Tse (84) still rules the screen in this darkly comic film about hired killer Chau, now operating with an elderly clientele until he becomes entangled with a suicidal teenager. Funny, poignant drama from Hong Kong that celebrates a nostalgic love for a city slipping away.

Available as on demand screening until Tuesday 8 June 12:00.

Homeless, Lim Seung-hyeun
An honest, sensitive social drama, with a touch of the supernatural. Delivery driver Han-gyeol and poster sticker Go-woon are trying to find a home in Seoul. Han-gyeol finally succeeds – a stroke of luck, or has he done something illegal? An indictment of an individualistic society.

Available as on demand screening until Tuesday 8 June 12:00.

All About My Sisters, Wang Qiong 
An intimate, deeply felt portrait of Jin and her family filmed by her sister. Jin is an incredibly strong young Chinese woman who is determined to survive her family’s decision to abandon her as a baby because of her gender. Jin confronts her family’s traumatic history while she brings up her own son.

Available as on demand screening until Tuesday 8 June 12:00.

Sweetie (IFFR Classic), Jane Campion
Tragicomic debut by Jane Campion (An Angel at My Table) that looks as if images rattling around in her head have suddenly broken free. An expressive, loving and, in spite of all its absurdity, highly realistic portrait of two sisters, wrestling with life and countless neuroses. How mad is normal life?

Available as on demand screening until Wednesday 9 June 20:00.

Battle Royale (IFFR Classic), Fukasaku Kinji
This controversial and influential epic from provocative director Fukasaku Kinji was a violent variation on Survivor. As a repercussion to youthful rebellion, every year a school class is put on a desert island and the students pitted against each other until only one is left.

Available as on demand screening until Tuesday 8 June 12:00.

Watch IFFR 2021 films on demand until Wednesday, 9 June, 20:00 hours (CEST)

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