You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Rotterdam awards four films

Heroines loomed large in winning tales

The Rotterdam Film Festival feted fare from three continents at its award ceremony Friday night.

Fest’s three VPRO Tiger Awards went to Malaysian Tan Chui Mui’s “Love Conquers All,” German Pia Marais’ “The Unpolished,” to Brazilian Claudio Assis’ “Bog of Beasts” and Danish Morten Hartz Kaplers’ “AFR.”

The Tiger Awards are worth E10,000 ($13,000) each and guarantee broadcast by Dutch public television network VPRO.

Female heroines loomed large in the winning tales.

“Love Conquers All” revolves around a young woman who falls for a man who is not quite what he seems. “Unpolished” is a portrait of a young girl trying to find meaning in a society that has lost all sense of direction.

“Bog of the Beasts” captures the life of a young Brazilian girl growing up in a society where violence and sexual abuse are rife.

In a completely different vein, “AFR” is a mockumentary reconstructing the murder of a prime minister by a young anarchist.

Other gongs included the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema’s NETPAC Award, which went to Japanese Hirosue Hirosama’s intergenerational tale “Fourteen.”

Malaysian Deepak Kumaran Menon’s “Dancing Bells” and Chinese Xiaolu Guo’s “How Is Your Fish Today?” received special mentions.

Rafa Cortes’ “Me” from Spain won the Fipresci Award “for its intense depiction of one man’s struggle to acquire an identity.”

More Film

  • Tokyo Festival Omits U.S. Films From

    Tokyo Festival Omits U.S. Films From Competition Section

    The Rotterdam Film Festival feted fare from three continents at its award ceremony Friday night. Fest’s three VPRO Tiger Awards went to Malaysian Tan Chui Mui’s “Love Conquers All,” German Pia Marais’ “The Unpolished,” to Brazilian Claudio Assis’ “Bog of Beasts” and Danish Morten Hartz Kaplers’ “AFR.” The Tiger Awards are worth E10,000 ($13,000) each […]

  • Basque Production: Higher-Profile Titles for 2018

    Basque Production: Higher-Profile Titles at San Sebastian, or Coming Down the Pipeline

    The Rotterdam Film Festival feted fare from three continents at its award ceremony Friday night. Fest’s three VPRO Tiger Awards went to Malaysian Tan Chui Mui’s “Love Conquers All,” German Pia Marais’ “The Unpolished,” to Brazilian Claudio Assis’ “Bog of Beasts” and Danish Morten Hartz Kaplers’ “AFR.” The Tiger Awards are worth E10,000 ($13,000) each […]

  • France's Logical Pictures, Filmax Board Aritz

    San Sebastian: France's Logical Pictures, Filmax Board Aritz Moreno's 'Advantages' (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Rotterdam Film Festival feted fare from three continents at its award ceremony Friday night. Fest’s three VPRO Tiger Awards went to Malaysian Tan Chui Mui’s “Love Conquers All,” German Pia Marais’ “The Unpolished,” to Brazilian Claudio Assis’ “Bog of Beasts” and Danish Morten Hartz Kaplers’ “AFR.” The Tiger Awards are worth E10,000 ($13,000) each […]

  • Another Day of Life Animated Movie

    Basque Cinema Drives into International Co-production

    The Rotterdam Film Festival feted fare from three continents at its award ceremony Friday night. Fest’s three VPRO Tiger Awards went to Malaysian Tan Chui Mui’s “Love Conquers All,” German Pia Marais’ “The Unpolished,” to Brazilian Claudio Assis’ “Bog of Beasts” and Danish Morten Hartz Kaplers’ “AFR.” The Tiger Awards are worth E10,000 ($13,000) each […]

  • San Sebastian Work in Progress ‘Sirena’

    Bolivian Work in Progress ‘Sirena’ Aims to Enchant at San Sebastian

    The Rotterdam Film Festival feted fare from three continents at its award ceremony Friday night. Fest’s three VPRO Tiger Awards went to Malaysian Tan Chui Mui’s “Love Conquers All,” German Pia Marais’ “The Unpolished,” to Brazilian Claudio Assis’ “Bog of Beasts” and Danish Morten Hartz Kaplers’ “AFR.” The Tiger Awards are worth E10,000 ($13,000) each […]

  • Celia Rico: Family, Loving Freely, a

    Celia Rico on Family, Loving Freely, Being Part of a ‘Generation Without Role Models’

    The Rotterdam Film Festival feted fare from three continents at its award ceremony Friday night. Fest’s three VPRO Tiger Awards went to Malaysian Tan Chui Mui’s “Love Conquers All,” German Pia Marais’ “The Unpolished,” to Brazilian Claudio Assis’ “Bog of Beasts” and Danish Morten Hartz Kaplers’ “AFR.” The Tiger Awards are worth E10,000 ($13,000) each […]

  • San Sebastian: Basque Audiovisual On Display

    Basque Audiovisual in Focus at San Sebastian

    The Rotterdam Film Festival feted fare from three continents at its award ceremony Friday night. Fest’s three VPRO Tiger Awards went to Malaysian Tan Chui Mui’s “Love Conquers All,” German Pia Marais’ “The Unpolished,” to Brazilian Claudio Assis’ “Bog of Beasts” and Danish Morten Hartz Kaplers’ “AFR.” The Tiger Awards are worth E10,000 ($13,000) each […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content