Talks & Masterclasses 2019
Every year, IFFR invites renowned or emerging filmmakers to discuss their work within its socio-political, economic or cultural context. Join Claire Denis, Philippe Pareno and Carlos Reygadas as they inspire, provoke, reveal – and engage in conversation with their audience.
Masterclass Carlos Reygadas
Reflections by Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas on his uncompromising oeuvre, his lyrical film language and his latest work Our Time.
Masterclass Claire Denis
Simon Field talks with versatile film maker Denis about her remarkable film career, her distinctive style and her latest feature film High Life.
Masterclass Jia Zhangke
Jia Zhangke talks about his approach and his most recent film Ash Is Purest White.
A glimpse behind the VFX scenes in the production of Shadow and other films worked on by FX expert Samson Wong.
Masterclass Cliff Martinez
Film composer Cliff Martinez (Drive) talks in an intimate, wide-ranging conversation about how he found his characteristic sound and what inspires him.
Masterclass Alfredo Jaar
Artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar returns to Rotterdam for the masterclass 'Sadness Is Uninhabitable'. In collaboration with the Nederlands Fotomuseum.
Symposium Piet Zwart
An international ensemble of filmmakers and programmers explore the challenges and opportunities of restoring a Parajanov film.
Big Talk Roberto Minervini
Roberto Minervini, chronicler of the 'forgotten' America, talks about making his latest film and how to become invisible.
Master Talk Nicole Brenez
One of only a handful of collaborators on Godard’s latest film, Nicole Brenez reconstructs the genesis of his provocative Image Book.
Master Talk Philippe Parreno
One of the most unique and challenging artists of our time converses with Andrea Lissoni, senior curator at Tate Modern.
Freedom Lecture Agnieszka Holland
Agnieszka Holland talks about the crucial question facing European democracy and her art today.