Rotterdam International Film Festival
January 25 - February 5, 2012
Rotterdam is one of Europe's major film festivals, exploring all film genres as well as media art. The main sections include Tiger Awards Competition, Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films, Bright Future, Spectrum, Spectrum Shorts. This year, special programmes are dedicated to Peter von Bagh, restored and forgotten gems, Syria and Egypt, and China. For details on all programmes, please follow this link.
Spectrum presents highlights from the festival circuit and other impressive new docs; Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which eight films supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. Sixteen of the Spectrum films will be world premieres...
Punk in Africa , Czech Republic, South Africa, 2011, 82 min, Digi Beta, HD, Arts and Culture, Music
Three chords, three countries, one revolution… Punk in Africa is the story of the multi-racial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three Southern African countries: South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In these societies, the punk subculture represented a genuinely radical political impulse, playing out against a backdrop of intense political struggle, economic hardship and even civil war.
Pathé 5 Sun 29 Jan 21:45
Pathé 2 Mon 30 Jan 16:00
LV 3 Tue 31 Jan 10:00
Cinerama 1 Thu 02 Feb 09:15
Mrtvá trať , Czech Republic, 52 min, Beta, Creative, Experimental, Personal View, Social Issues
Stalin grasps a pencil in his hand as he prepares to draw a line on a map of the Soviet Union. Where the graphite touches paper, some 80,000 people - almost all of them gulag inmates - will build a railroad in the gruelling conditions of the polar taiga. It is a railway line of almost no strategic importance, built on permafrost and polar marshes, using limited technology and equipment. For four years, they will slave away, succumbing to exhaustion, illness, cruelty, and solitary confinement before, finally, the death of Stalin himself. In just a few weeks, there will be nothing left of their hectic activity except for empty camp barracks, old locomotives, bits of track, embankments, telegraph wires. All left to slowly return to the taiga…
LV 3 / Sun 29 Jan, 20:00
LV 3 / Mon 30 Jan, 17:15