Magazine article Screen International

IFFR Live Adds Three Titles

Magazine article Screen International

IFFR Live Adds Three Titles

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New feature from Girl With a Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev one of three film added to IFFR's first simultaneous live screening event.

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has added three new titles to its inaugural simultaneous live screening strand, IFFR Live.

They include the world premiere of documentary Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories and the European premieres of Speed Walking, from The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev, and Melody, from Bernard Bellefroid.

The event, established in partnership with Fortissimo Films, TrustNordisk and Doc & Film, will screen five film premieres during the 44th IFFR (Jan 21 - Feb 1) and simultaneously beam them to cinemas and VOD platforms in multiple territories across Europe. The initiative is supported by the European Commission.

IFFR previously announced the first of the selected titles, Atlantic, from Dutch writer/director Jan-Willem van Ewijk, which debuted at Toronto. The fifth title, completing the IFFR Live line-up, has yet to be revealed.

Dutch documentary Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories is directed by Ramón Gieling and explores people's relationship with Bach's St Matthew Passion, set against the backdrop of a church which has fallen into disrepair. …

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