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Rotterdam’s 2013 CineMart includes Lanthimos’ The Lobster, Rowe’s Rest Home, Porterfield’s Sollers Point and Lucrecia Martel’s Zama

A first look into what’s ahead from some of our favorite auteurs, 2013’s CineMart (held during the Int. Film Festival Rotterdam) boosts an impressive selection of projects from the likes of Argentina’s Lucrecia Martel (The Headless Woman) who’ll be lensing Zama – the adaptation of a period piece about Don Diego de Zama, a 17th-century official for the Spanish crown based in Asuncion del Paraguay, who awaits his transfer to the city of Buenos Aires. We’ve got Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos from Dogtooth and Alps fame, who the last time we spoke to mentioned how he was looking to break into English language film territory and we think The Lobster might be that first foray. Among the other Cannes Film Festival introduced filmmakers who’ll be seeking coin in Rotterdam we have Michael Rowe (Leap Year) who brings Rest Home, Alice Rohrwacher (Corpo celeste) who tackles Le Meraviglie, while Ukrainian filmmaker Maryna Vroda who deservingly won the Palme d’Or for her short Cross Country appears to be setting up her directorial debut with Stepne. Matthew Porterfield who’ll premiere I Used to be Darker in Park City will then jet to January’s other notable festival with Sollers Point and award-winning Romanian helmer Radu Jude (The Happiest Girl in the World) will be financing Aferim!.

Here’s the 32 projects:

Aferim!, by Radu Jude (Romania, France, Italy; production company: Hi Film Productions, EZ Films, MIR Cinematografica)
Bang Gang, by Eva Husson (France; production company: Full House)
Beer Girl, by Wichanon Somumjarn (Thailand; production company: Electric Eel Films)
David Hockney: A Life In Pictures, by Randall Wright (UK, USA; production companies: Fly Film Company Ltd, Blakeway Productions Ltd)
Dead & Beautiful, by David Verbeek (The Netherlands, France, China; production companies: Lemming Film, Les Petites Lumières, China Blue Films)
Disappearance, by Boudewijn Koole (The Netherlands; production companies: Waterland Film)
Everything We Always Had Was Now, by Martijn Maria Smits (The Netherlands; production company: Circe Films)
The Giant, by Johannes Nyholm (Denmark, Sweden; production companies: Beofilm Productions ApS, Garagefilm International AB)
La Holandesa, by Joost van Ginkel (The Netherlands; production company: Smarthouse Films)
Just Like Love, by Masahiro Kobayashi (Japan, South Korea; production companies: Monkey Town Productions, Free Stone Productions)
The Lobster, by Yorgos Lanthimos (UK, Ireland, Greece; production companies: Element Pictures, Limp, Scarlet Films)
Low Tide, by Daniel Mann (France, Israel; production companies: Arsam International, Laila Films)
Le Meraviglie, by Alice Rohrwacher (Italy, Germany, Switzerland; production companies: Tempesta, Pandora Film Produktion GmbH, Amka Film)
Number Nine, by Alex van Warmerdam (The Netherlands; production company: Graniet Film)
Rest Home, by Michael Rowe (Canada, Australia; production companies: Possible Média, Fresh Water)
Sollers Point, by Matthew Porterfield (USA; production companies: Hamilton Film Group)
Stepne, by Maryna Vroda (Ukraine; production company: Pronto Film)
Stray, by Dustin Feneley (New Zealand; production company: Escapade Pictures)
Tarde para morir joven, by Dominga Sotomayor (Chile, Argentina; production companies: Cinestacion, Rey Cine Srl)
They Have Escaped, by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää (Finland; production company: Helsinki Filmi Oy)
Tiens ta droite, by Robin Erard (Switzerland; production company: Box Productions)
The Wakhan Front, by Clément Cogitore (France; production company: Kazak Productions)
Wild Fire, by Bikas Ranjan Mishra (India; production company: DearCinema)
Zama, by Lucrecia Martel (Argentina, Spain; production companies: Lita Stantic Producciones S.A., El Deseo S.L.U.)

Overview of the projects selected for Art:Film

Amnesia, by Willie Doherty (UK, Ireland; production company: Raw Nerve Productions Ltd)
La Distancia, by Sergio Caballero (Spain; production company: Advanced Music S.L., Europamerica Asesores)
Future Histories, by Fiona Tan (The Netherlands; production company: Family Affair Films)
Where is Rocky II?, by Pierre Bismuth (USA, France; production company: The Ink Connection)

Overview of the projects selected for Boost! 2013 and presented at CineMart 2013:

Days of Cannibalism by Teboho Edkins (South Africa, Germany; production company: Day Zero Film, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehenakademie Berlin)
The Load by Ognjen Glavonic (Serbia; production company: Non-Aligned Films)
Silver Shadow by Pablo Stoll (Uruguay; production company: Temperamento Films)
Strange but True (Extraño pero verdadero) by Michel Lipkes (Mexico, France; production company: Axolote Cine, Circo 20.2, Mandrake Pictures)

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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