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Rotterdam topper Rutger Wolfson put off reading the biography of festival founder Hubert Bals until last year. "I was worried about being overcome by nostalgia," he explains.
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"Wasted Youth," a Greek film about the city of Athens and a society in crisis, will open the 40th Rotterdam Film Festival, which runs Jan. 26 to Feb. 6.
The Rotterdam Film Festival opened Wednesday with "Paju," the sophomore feature of South Korean helmer Park Chan-ok. Choice marks a return to familiar ground for the fest after last year's Hollywood…
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