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Rotterdam 2019 / Tiger Competition

Johannes Nyholm  • Director of Koko-di, Koko-da

Interview: Johannes Nyholm • Director of Koko-di, Koko-da

“People get shocked and moved, and many just sit there in their seats after the ending”

With his second feature, Koko-di, Koko-da, Johannes Nyholm explores grief and claustrophobia with the help of a nursery rhyme in a truly nightmarish setting  

05/02 | Göteborg 2019

Ulaa Salim • Director of Sons of Denmark

Interview: Ulaa Salim • Director of Sons of Denmark

“Every movie should be made within the DNA of a story”

Cineuropa met up with Danish newcomer Ulaa Salim, who competed in Rotterdam's main competition with his thriller drama Sons of Denmark  

05/02 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition

Review: The Days to Come

Review: The Days to Come

Catalan Carlos Marqués-Marcet rounds off his trilogy about couples falling out of love with a film on the whirlwind experience of becoming parents  

31/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition

Review: Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn Them

Review: Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn Them

Taking part in the Tiger Competition, Camila José Donoso’s third film finds an unexpected muse in the director’s own grandmother  

31/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition

Ena Sendijarević  • Director of Take Me Somewhere Nice

Interview: Ena Sendijarević • Director of Take Me Somewhere Nice

"We can become anyone we want once we realise that we can construct our own reality"

We chatted to emerging director-scriptwriter Ena Sendijarević to find out more about her debut feature exploring the East-West dichotomy, Take Me Somewhere Nice  

27/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition

Review: Take Me Somewhere Nice

Review: Take Me Somewhere Nice

Ena Sendijarević’s feature debut is an enticing and refreshingly original take on the key battles between East and West, and how hybrid cultural identities can coexist in between  

27/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition

Review: Koko-di Koko-da

Review: Koko-di Koko-da

Johannes Nyholm delves into a repeating nightmare that sits somewhere between psychological realism and a horrific fairy tale  

26/01 | Sundance 2019 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: Sons of Denmark

Review: Sons of Denmark

The epic debut by Ulaa Salim, about fanatical terrorism in Copenhagen, sees a cop caught in the middle of Islamism and nationalism  

25/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition

EXCLUSIVE: Poster for Take Me Somewhere Nice

EXCLUSIVE: Poster for Take Me Somewhere Nice

Emerging director Ena Sendijarević is world-premiering her debut feature in the Tiger Competition at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam  

11/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition

Rotterdam unveils its Tiger Competition and Big Screen Competition films

Rotterdam unveils its Tiger Competition and Big Screen Competition films

Titles that approach cinema in a new, unconventional way will be vying for the main prizes at the 48th IFFR, while Claire Denis, Sacha Polak and Jia Zhangke will host master classes  

09/01 | Rotterdam 2019 | Tiger Competition/Big Screen Competition