Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mundane History among first selections for Rotterdam's Tiger Awards competition


Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong's debut feature Mundane History is among three titles already announced for the VPRO Tiger Awards competition at the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Stands to reason. Mundane History (Jao Nok Krajok), a family drama about a paralyzed man, has received major support from the IFFR and its Hubert Bals Fund, with a grant for script support in 2007 and a post-production grant this year.

Mundane History has been building up a good buzz from its world premiere at the Pusan International Film Festival. Next week, it opens the 7th World Film Festival of Bangkok.

The other films announced for the Tiger Awards are are Ben Russell’s Let Each One Go Where He May and Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio’s To the Sea.

The Tiger Awards Jury 2010 will include Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, French actress Jeanne Balibar and Singapore International Film Festival director Philip Cheah. A further two jury members will be announced later.

The 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam takes place from January 27 to February 7, 2010.

(Via IFFR press release; also at Variety and IndieWire)

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