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International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
26 January - 28 January| Free – €7
Dates: Friday 26 – Sunday 28 January 2018
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Price: €7 for the general public and €6 for cinema members, except for Pin Cushion, which is free for cinema members.
Offering a high-quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art, this year Spazju Kreattiv shall be participating in one of the largest film festivals in the world, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The festival’s focus is on recent work by talented new filmmakers. These screenings are in collaboration with Film Grain Foundation, Valletta Film Festival and Spazju Kreattiv.
An all-girl Gothic fairy tale set in the British working-class suburbs. Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes ‘best friends’ with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona’s bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with Belinda, her neighbour. As much as Lyn and Iona pretend to each other that things are going great, things aren’t going great for either of them. Iona struggles with the girls, who act more like frenemies than friends, and Belinda won’t give Lyn her stepladders back. Both mother and daughter retreat into fantasy and lies.
Runtime: 82 min
Creative Team: Deborah Yaywood (Director)
With the participation of: Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan
Maud and Frank are on holiday in Chile. Their relationship is fragile and so is Maud. After many years of trying, it is time to face the fact that they will never have children. However, Maud is in denial. After a huge fight with Frank, she runs off and sets out on a road trip through Chile where she meets a boy that goes by the name of Messi. This chance encounter between Messi and Maud turns into an epic adventure across Chile’s breathtaking landscapes, and down a road of discovery.
Runtime: 92 min
Language: Spanish, Dutch (with English subtitles)
Creative Team: Marlene Jonkman (Director)
With the participation of: Rifka Lodeizen, Guido Pollemans
Welcome to Lafors! A small Swedish community in desperate need of a fresh start. Hope rises when the German low-cost superstore Superbilly considers setting up business in the area. 500 new jobs, that would change everything! Musse at the local government office gets the honour of producing the commercial that will be selling Lafors. But Aida and Dana pick up the fight and turn their mobiles and selfie sticks towards everyone that isn’t allowed to take part in the commercial. The battle of who has the right to tell the story of Lafors has begun.
Runtime: 102 min
Language: Swedish, English, Arabic, Tamil, Kurdish, Romanian, Romani, Bosnian, German (with English subtitles)
Creative Team: Gabriela Pichler (Director)
With the participation of: Zahraa Aldoujaili, Yara Aliadotter
Now approaching 50, singer-songwriter Nico leads a solitary low-key existence in Manchester, far from her ’60s glam days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for cult band, The Velvet Underground. These days, she doesn’t care much about her looks or her career, performing thanks to her new manager Richard, who gives Nico the drive to hit the road and tour Europe. Struggling with her demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with her son, whose custody she lost long ago. A brave and uncompromising musician, Nico’s story is the story of a rebirth: of an artist, of a mother, of the woman behind the icon.
Runtime: 93 min
Language: English, German, Czech (with English subtitles)
Creative Team: Susanna Nicchiarelli (Director)
With the participation of: Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Spazju Kreattiv
- Film Grain Foundation
- Valletta Film Festival