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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Interview

List of articles

  • Amat Escalante: “Rotterdam feels like home”

    The Mexican filmmaker discusses his latest film Lost in the Night and his special relationship with IFFR.

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    • CineMart
    • Hubert Bals Fund
    • IFFR Pro
    • Interview
  • Take the money and run

    “¿A dónde está la libertad?” howls Pappo of Argentinian rock band Pappo’s Blues as the credits roll on Los delincuentes, one of its two main protagonists Morán wandering on horseback into the sunlit Cordoba countryside: where can you find freedom? “Quizás la tengan en algún lugar”: maybe they have it in some place.

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    • CineMart
    • Interview
  • CineMart 2024: exploring the margins

    Although each project at CineMart 2024 was absolutely unique, they all had the shared desire to forge new creative paths, to ask difficult questions and to explore untold narratives – looking into the margins and taking the road less travelled. IFFR Pro spoke to a few of the selected projects. “I think it’s our time […]

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    • IFFR Pro
    • Interview
  • Elene Naveriani on their latest empowering tale

    “I really wanted it to be beautiful,” says Georgian filmmaker Elene Naveriani about their ambition for their third feature, the Hubert Bals Fund-backed Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry, screening at IFFR 2024 in Harbour. “Beautiful aesthetically”, they continue, “so that it charms you and it kind of mesmerises you. I wanted her to be mesmerising and glowing.” […]

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    • Hubert Bals Fund
    • Interview
  • Interview with EAMI director Paz Encina

    “This film gave us the opportunity to dream and at the same time the chance to wake up” said the jury who gave Paz Encina’s latest film the Tiger Award at IFFR 2022. She spoke to us about the urgent message behind the film, which was supported in its creation by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund […]

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    • Interview
  • Tatiana Huezo on her fiction debut

    “I remember seeing him naked, with the machete in his hand” recounts Tatiana Huezo of a childhood memory she uncovered to set the tone for her fiction debut, Noche de fuego. When she was around 10 years old, she moved back to the country of her birth, El Salvador, which at the time was at […]

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    • Interview
  • Alejandro Landes on Monos

    The Brazilian-Dutch co-production Monos by Alejandro Landes follows a group of Colombian child soldiers across epic landscapes. From a mountain plateau above the clouds, this band of rebels descend into complete chaos in the canyons. It’s war in the jungle mixed with booze, shrooms, a hostage and a conscripted dairy cow. Ordered around by their […]

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    • Interview