Magazine article Screen International

Adam Curtis Brings Bitter Lake to Rotterdam

Magazine article Screen International

Adam Curtis Brings Bitter Lake to Rotterdam

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Rotterdam unveils initial Signals programme focusing on 'contemporary reality.'

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has unveiled the first two parts of its Signals programme, which will address the theme of "contemporary reality" through four sections.

They are:

24/7: the attention economy and how we consume information

Everyday Propaganda: the constant exposure to propaganda in our daily lives

What The F?!: a range of feminist ideologies

Really? Really: surrealism's comeback

As part of Everyday Propaganda, documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis [pictured] will present his new film Bitter Lake, which is described as about "why the narratives and explanations we are fed by the media and politicians have stopped making sense." The programme also includes No Country For Young Men by Oleg Mavromatti and PO98, Broken Land from Stéphanie Barbey and Luc Peter, Made In China by Kim Dong-hoo and War Book from Tom Harper plus a selection of short films from Pacho Velez.

Kevin Jerome Everson's Park Lanes, an eight-hour observation of factory workers, will screen as a world premiere in 24/7.The rest of that section will be short films screening in hotel rooms. …

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