Join other expats at the 20th International Film Festival Rottedam (IFFR) on Friday night, Jan 25th. This yearly festival is one of the cultural highlight in Rotterdam.
We’ve managed to reserve 80 tickets for Rotterdam expats and their guests (max 4). Tickets can be reserved for this event up until Jan 18th and paid for (11 euro) via bank transfer (Thomas Faith,[masked], please put “IFFR Expats” in remarks), or by cash during our Drinks Meetup. Tickets can be picked from Thomas on the night of the film at upstairs bar of the Breakaway Café. RSVP for this event before the 17th of January!
We will also be meeting for drinks before and after the film at the Breakaway Café to socialize with other Rotterdam expats (see Winter Drink announcement).
Film: SHANGHAI - Dibakar Banerjee (from Bombay)
An exciting political thriller from one of the most talented new directors from India today. A prominent professor, a social activist, is run over by a lorry; is it an accident or a politically motivated crime? It happens in a vibrant small town that is subjected to an ambitious infrastructure project supported by the corrupt ruling party. Multinational companies promise to establish economic growth in the region, after the example of Shanghai. The unfortunate victim was raising awareness among the working class, mobilising those who are paying the price for this prosperity. The professor’s assistant, a committed young woman, sets out on a dangerous investigation in search of truth and justice. A local pornographer witnessed the accident, but withholds the evidence he is suspected to have. The story is loosely based on Vassilis Vassiliko’s novel Z, but has been profoundly Indianised by imaginative scriptwriter Urmi Juvekar and the director himself.
What: International Film Festival Rotterdam
Location: Doelen, Jurriaanse Zaal
Date: 25 January
Start Time: 19:30
End Time: 21:30
Cost: 11 euro per person
How to get there: 5 minutes walk from Rotterdam Central Station.
Please RSVP for this event before the 17th of January and let us know how many friends will be coming with you so we can reserve your seat.
See you on the 25th of January!
The Rotterdam Expat Team