The 7th edition of Roffa Mon Amour Film Festival takes place from July 17th – July 28th in Rotterdam, Drijvend Paviljoen & LantarenVenster. For twelve days Roffa Mon Amour present its finest selection of outrageous and eccentric cinema. The program is a fine balance of films by new makers and films that marked the cinematic and artistic history.
Roffa Mon Amour 2019 timetable:
Discover the five programs of Roffa Mon Amour 2019:
1. Roffa Mon Amour New Makers
Throughout the year we look for the most distinctive and upcoming new directors who have recently made their first or second feature film. There are no rules. We look to all parts of the world, cultures and genres. What all these films have in common is a unique story, visual intelligence and authentic beauty.
Check out the full titles of the New Makers programme here.
2. Cinema Concerts
Cinema and music are connected and with Roffa Mon Amour we like to underline this. Not only with a daring film program in which music often plays an important role, but also by presenting innovative film programs. What happens to a masterpiece when the sound-score changes? Do we still watch the same film?
Find out more about the concerts here.
3. Summer Film School: Italian Maestros
From its sober neorealism to its compelling historical dramas: classic Italian cinema left a mark on the history of cinema worldwide. Rossellini, Antonioni, Pasolini and Cavani: in six lectures and film screenings we present a small part of this incredible history. The screenings are also available to be seen separately from the summer school programme.
Find out more about the Italian classics we are screening here.
4. Summer Film School: Activism Now!
Cinema has the incredible power to change the world. Since its creation, it’s been used as propaganda or commercial advertisement. Film can have an alienating effect on its audience. It can make people think, change their mind, challenge reality and it contributes to empathy and knowledge.
Check out the films that change the world in one way or another, here.
5. Same Same but Different: Made in Vietnam & Giallo Psychos
In order to learn how to write well, notorious gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson (Fear and Loathing Las Vegas ) typed out the novel The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald from its first until its last page. Not only is imitation the sincerest form of flattery, it is also the best way to learn the art of creating something yourself.
In our special program Same Same but Different we link the films of our New Makers to their cinematic inspirations and influencers. Find out more about the titles here.
Join us for drinks, snacks and music at the tropical floating terrace of Drijvend Paviljoen.
Foto’s: Rosanne van Zanten
Somewhere on a rooftop? Hidden in an old classroom? Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Tokyo?
Pick a date and your favourite film. See you!
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