International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021

The winter edition programme reveals 3 Asian debuts in the Tiger Competition, cutting-edge short films and new works of emerging filmmakers…

  • Review

    Everything Is Cinema

    What starts out as an ethnographic documentary turns into a study of a failing marriage during Covid lockdown…

    3 stars
  • Review

    Decameron

    Hong Kong endures a global pandemic and a trampling of rights, but has survived tragedies before…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Time

    A stylishly melancholic, surprisingly funny elegy to Hong Kong cinema…

    4 stars
  • News

    10 Asian films to watch at the 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam...

    The summer edition stuns with Asian film premieres, mid-length features and a selection of mainstream and art-house titles…

  • Review

    The Edge of Daybreak

    The Fall of the House of…

    3.5 stars
  • Feature

    Jun Li interview: “I was concerned about the safety of the whole...

    easternKicks catches up with the director of Tracey on his latest film Drifting

  • Interview

    Taiki Sakpisit interview: “She’s fighting her way from death back to being...

    Director Taiki Sakpisit spoke to easternKicks about his award-winning feature debut film…

  • Review

    Sexual Drive

    Promises sexual liberation through food, but is mostly a guy talking dirty to humiliate people…

    2 stars
  • Interview

    Aristocrats interview: “The aim was to show discrepancies between a woman’s feelings...

    We talk to the filmmakers of Aristocrats, premiered at the 2021 IFFR…

  • Review

    Pebbles

    Austere, impressive debut in which the landscape and nature dramatically dictate life…

    4 stars
  • Review

    As We Like It

    Between the visions of utopia and the retreat to status quo…

    3 stars
  • News

    50th International Film Festival Rotterdam Winners Announced

    South and Southeast Asian films shine at the 2021 IFFR with Pebbles by Vinothraj P.S. winning Tiger Award…

  • Review

    The Last Farmer

    A surprisingly funny portrayal of a society, highlighting absurdities in the justice system and the importance of tradition…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Aristocrats

    Carefully considered drama dissecting class and gender divisions in modern Tokyo…

    4 stars
  • News

    10 Asian films to watch at the 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam...

    The winter edition programme reveals 3 Asian debuts in the Tiger Competition, cutting-edge short films and new works of emerging filmmakers…

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