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iffr: illumination

"Illumination" is the impressive debut of Pascale Breton, awarded a critic's prize in Rotterdam. Set in the wild and forbidding landscape of Bretagne, it tells the story of Ildut, a young man on the border of psychosis who tries to get 'normal' again for love of Christina, his grandmother's nurse.


Perhaps slightly too long, the film nevertheless remains interesting to the end, carried by the lead actor's great performance, and stays with you long after.


iffr: story undone

Only at the Rotterdam Film Festival will you find yourself in a late night Q&A entirely conducted in Farsi. Iranian director Hassan Yektapanah explains his film ' Story Undone ', a weirdly funny film about two documentary makers attem… Read the full post »

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