"The scale and ambition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), which packs 593 short and feature films into 12 days of independent cinema, as well as talks, performances, and gallery installations in venues across the city, makes it almost uniquely difficult to approach, even for the experienced visitor. The sprawling program—divided into four sections entitled “Bright Future,” “Voices,” “Deep Focus,” and “Perspectives,” then subdivided again thematically—suggests a festival more assembled than curated. But in its 45th edition, two more considered strands provided some comfort and cohesion."
Full article on IFFR's Zhou Tao focus,The Otolith Group’s The Third Part of the Third Measure, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński’s Unearthing. in Conversation, Onyeka Igwe's Her Name In My Mouth, Ayo Akingbade’s Street 66, Sandra Heremans’s The Yellow Mazda and His Holiness.