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Rotterdam Signals Tribute to Jang Jin

Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam Signals Tribute to Jang Jin

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International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) unveils Signals line-up including a tribute to Korean director Jang Jin and a focus on artist Bruce McClure.

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has confirmed the Signals programme for its upcoming 44th edition (Jan 21 - Feb 1).

The final programme includes a tribute to Korean director Jang Jin, a focus on artist and filmmaker Bruce McClure and Made in Taiwan, a special addition to the annual Regained section.

Jang Jin is one of South Korea's most famous modern playwrights and theatre directors and his films have included gangster movies and rom-coms. IFFR will host a 13-strong retrospective of his films including the European premiere of We Are Brothers.

IFFR's focus on Bruce McClure will see the avant-garde artist present nine different performances on consecutive evenings under the generic title Opposition Brings Reunion. His presentation at Witte de With, Courting Daylight in Saving Darkness, is described as "his most elaborate and expansive installation to date".

Regained, which screens restored classics, forgotten cinematic masterpieces and documentaries that focus on cinema, will include the world premiere of Mobilisierung Der Träume by Martin Reinhart, Thomas Tode and Manu Luksch as well as Paul Sharits by François Miron.

Made in Taiwan will be an addition to the section and includes documentary Flowers of Taipei, marking the 30th anniversary of the birth of Taiwan New Cinema.

As previously announced, other sections include the world premiere of Bitter Lake by British director Adam Curtis and the international premiere of Tom Harper's War Book, both in the Everyday Propaganda section. …

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