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2023 IFFR: First Wave Titles Include Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun” & Alice Diop’s “Saint Omer”

2023 IFFR: First Wave Titles Include Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun” & Alice Diop’s “Saint Omer”

As per usual, IFFR likes to drop a sampling of confirmed titles just before the official line-up unveiling (namely the Tiger Competition on December 19th) and Artistic Director Vanja Kaludjercic has front-loaded the 52nd edition with some bonafide quality film items. For the Limelight section we have Cannes gems in Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun and Hlynur Pálmason’s Godland while from Venice we have Alice Diop’s Saint Omer and Jafar Panahi’s No Bears. The first titles in the Bright Future programme are mostly international premieres with Umut Subasi’s Almost Entirely a Slight Disaster and Jagath Manuwarna’s Whispering Mountains. receiving world premiere status. The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) takes place between January 25th to February 5th. Here are the first selected titles:

Bright Future
Almost Entirely a Slight Disaster, Umut Subasi, 2023, Turkey, world premiere
La amiga de mi amiga, Zaida Carmona, 2022, Spain, international premiere
Amiko, Morii Yusuke, 2022, Japan, international premiere
Clementina, Agustín Mendilaharzu, Constanza Feldman, 2022, Argentina
A los libros y a las mujeres canto, María Elorza, 2022, Spain, international premiere
La mala familia, Nacho A. Villar, Luis Rojo, 2022, Spain, France, international premiere
Shimoni, Angela Wanjiku Wamai, 2022, Kenya, European premiere
Whispering Mountains, Jagath Manuwarna, 2023, Sri Lanka, world premiere

Aftersun, Charlotte Wells, 2022, United States, United Kingdom
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, Pierre Földes, France, Canada, Luxembourg, Netherlands
The Blue Caftan, Maryam Touzani, 2022, Morocco, Belgium, Denmark, France
Boy from Heaven, Tarik Saleh, 2022, Sweden, Finland, France
Eo, Jerzy Skolimowski, 2022, Poland, Italy
Godland, Hlynur Pálmason, 2022, Denmark, Iceland
Mediterranean Fever, Maha Haj, 2022, Palestine, Germany, France, Cyprus, Qatar
Medusa Deluxe, Thomas Hardiman, 2022, United Kingdom
No Bears, Jafar Panahi, 2022, Iran
Nostalgia, Mario Martone, 2022, Italy
Un petit frère, Léonor Serraille, 2022, France
Saint Omer, Alice Diop, 2022, France
War Pony, Riley Keough, Gina Gammell, 2022, United States

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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