Magazine article Screen International

'Jimmie', 'The Death of Stalin' to Bookend Rotterdam Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'Jimmie', 'The Death of Stalin' to Bookend Rotterdam Film Festival

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Jimmie director’s other films include The Ape and Beast Of Burden with Daniel Radcliffe.

‘Jimmie’

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the opening and closing films for its 47th edition (24 Jan to 4 Feb).

The event will kick off with Jimmie by Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt. The road movie about a father and son on the run stars the director and his own four-year-old son in the lead roles.

Ganslandt’s other films include Falkenberg Farewell (2006), The Ape (2010) and the upcoming English-language thriller Beast Of Burden starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Closing the festival on 3 February is Armando Iannucci’s comedy The Death of Stalin, which chronicles the power struggle following Stalin’s death in 1953. …

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