17 MEDIA-supported films selected for IFFR
The International Film Festival Rotterdam (22 January to 2 February), funded through Creative Europe’s Film Festivals scheme, has announced its full programme for 2020, including 17 MEDIA-funded films, with two UK co-productions featured.
Fanny Lye Deliver’d, directed by Thomas Clay, is a drama set on a Shropshire farm in 1657. It tells the story of Fanny Lye, and how the arrival of two strangers shakes up her Puritanical existence to its very core. The film stars Maxine Peake, Charles Dance and Freddie Fox.
Little Joe, directed by Jessica Hausner, is a science fiction film that was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The film follows Alice and Chris, played by Emily Beecham and Ben Whishaw, and their work developing a new plant species at a corporate laboratory.
Read about the 17 MEDIA-backed films from the IFFR website here:
- About Endlessness (Om det oändliga) directed by Roy Andresson
- Adam directed by Maryam Touzani
- Atlantic (Atlantique) directed by Mati Diop
- Eden directed by Ágnes Kocsis
- Fanny Lye Deliver'd directed by Thomas Clay
- Little Joe directed by Jessica Hausner
- The Longest Day (Den längsta dagen) directed by Jonas Selberg Augustsén
- Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly
- Marona’s Fantastic Tale (L'extraordinaire voyage de Marona) directed by Anca Damian
- Mosquito directed by João Nuno Pinto
- Mother directed by Kristof Bilsen
- The Orphanage (Parwareshghah) directed by Shahrbanoo Sadat
- The Prince’s Voyage (Le Voyage du Prince) directed by Jean-François Laguionie
- Sibyl directed by Justine Triet
- The Whistlers (La Gomera) directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
- White on White (Blanco en blanco) directed by Théo Court
- Working Girls (Filles de joie) directed by Frédéric Fonteyne, Anne Paulicevich
23 Jan 2020