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‘Big Eyes,”Force Majeure’ and ‘Timbuktu’ Set for Rotterdam Limelight

PARIS– Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” (pictured above), Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure” and Abderrahme Sissako’s “Timbuktu” are among the auteur-driven movies selected for the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IRRF) Limelight section.

The festival will welcome a flurry of filmmakers who will be on hand to present their movies, notably Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (“The Tribe”), Rolf de Heer (“Charlie’s Country”), Alice Rohrwacher (“The Wonders”), Martin Rejtman (“Dos Disparos”), Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit (“The Farewell Party”) and Syllas Tzoumerkas (“A Blast”).

The Limelight selection includes various French movies, including Mia Hansen-Love’s “Eden,” Celine Sciamma’s “Girlhood,” David Oelhoffen’s “Far From Men” and “Timbuktu.”

The section will also play some Cannes standouts such as “The Tribe,” which world premiered at Critics’ Week and won three awards. It recently won the best feature film award and the Young Jury nod at the BFI in London. Pic is also competing for the European Discovery Award of 2014.

Rotterdam is set to take place Jan. 11-Feb.1.

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Here is the full Limelight lineup:

“Amour Fou,” Jessica Hausner

“Atlantic,” Jan-Willem van Ewijk

Big Eyes,” Tim Burton

“A Blast,” Syllas Tzoumerkas

“Charlie’s Country,” Rolf de Heer

“The Dark Horse,” James Napier-Robertson

“Dos Disparos,” Martín Rejtman

“Eden,” Mia Hansen-Love

“Erbarme Dich-Matthaus Passion Stories,” Ramón Gieling

“The Farewell Party,” Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit

“Girlhood,” Céline Sciamma

“Far From Men,” David Oelhoffen

“Melody,” Bernard Bellefroid

“The Wonders,” Alice Rohrwacher

“Phoenix,” Christian Petzold

“Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart,” Cedric Anger

“Timbuktu,” Abderrahmane Sissako

“The Tribe,” Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

“Tu Dors Nicole,” Stéphane Lafleur

“Force Majeure,” Ruben Östlund

“Tussen 10 en 12,” Peter Hoogendoorn

 

 

 

 

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