History of Sadness
Year without a Summer will be having its European premiere in Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam under a special competitive programme named 'Return of the Tiger'. To mark its 40th anniversary, the festival is screening a selection of films made this year by former Tiger Award candidates, in this jubilee programme.
Press & industry screening :
02.02.2011 ; 09:30 ; Cinerama 3
Public Screening :
31.01.2011 ; 18:30 ; Pathé 7
01.02.2011 ; 19:45 ; Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
04.02.2011 ; 14:00 ; LV5
This 'Return of the Tiger' program will be accompanied by a one-off award, the Return of the Tiger Award. Interestingly enough is that the fourteen directors with a film competing in the Tiger Awards Competition 2011 will be asked to decide together on the winner of this unique award, worth € 5,000. The winner will be announced at the IFFR Awards Ceremony in the Oude Luxor Theater on the evening of Friday, 4 February.
Return of the Tiger also features new work by other Tiger Award winners Kelly Reichardt, Patrick Keiller, Hong Sang-Soo and Santiago Loza.
Below is the list of films:
Oki's Movie by Hong Sang-Soo, South Korea (Tiger Award 1997 for The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well)
When Love Comes by Chang Tso-chi, Taiwan (Nomination Tiger Award 1997 for Ah-Chung)
Robinson in Ruins by Patrick Keiller, UK (Tiger Award 1997 for Robinson in Space)
Genpin by Kawase Naomi, Japan (Nomination Tiger Award and Rotterdam FIPRESCI Award 1997 winner for Suzaku)
Carancho by Pablo Trapero, Argentina (Tiger Award 2000 for Mundo grúa / Crane World)
Pulsar by Alex Stockman, Belgium (Nomination Tiger Award 2001 for Verboden te zuchten / I Know I'll See Your Face Again)
Los labios by Santiago Loza & Iván Fund, Argentina (Loza won een Tiger Award in 2003 for Extraño)
If the Seed Doesn't Die by Sinisa Dragin, Romania/Serbia (Tiger Award 2002 for Every Day God Kisses Us on the Mouth)
22 mei / 22nd of May by Koen Mortier, Belgium (Nomination Tiger Award 2007 for Ex Drummer)
Meek's Cutoff by Kelly Reichardt, USA (Tiger Award 2006 for Old Joy)
Year Without a Summer by Tan Chui Mui, Malaysia (Tiger Award 2007 for Love Conquers All)
Tres semanas después / Three Weeks Later by José Luis Torres Leiva, Chile (Nomination Tiger Award 2008 and Rotterdam FIPRESCI Award for El cielo, la tierra y la lluvia / The Sky, the Earth and the Rain)
Club Zeus by David Verbeek, Netherlands (Nomination Tiger Award 2008 for Shanghai Trance)
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Tan Chui Mui shot her second feature film in her hometown, a small fishing village called Sungai Ular. The film is in post-production stage now.