IFFR 2011 shows horror anthology KAIDAN with ALL directors present!

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IFFR 2011 shows horror anthology KAIDAN with ALL directors present!
Back in November we reported that Japanese broadcasting station NHK had aired Kaidan Horror Classics, a series of four adaptations of famous macabre short stories by high profile Japanese directors (click here).

This year the International Film Festival Rotterdam will be showing all episodes as one big 160-minute film, but here is a very nice extra: all four directors are present in Rotterdam.

And who are these directors?

Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo, Snake of June, Nightmare Detective)
Hirokazu Kore-Eda (Nobody Knows, Air Doll)
Masayuki Ochiai (Hypnosis, Infection)
Sang-Il Lee (69, Hula Girls)

Getting these together is quite a catch, as you'll agree. Apparently they won't have arrived yet in time for the first screening (this Sunday), but expect guest appearances during the other screenings later on in the festival...

For more information on screenings and such, check the IFFR page:the IFFR-page for Kaidan
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marcwalkowJanuary 27, 2011 12:08 PM

So how does one find the guest list for the Rotterdam Festival? There's nothing listed online, and director appearances aren't listed next to the films.

Ard VijnJanuary 27, 2011 1:52 PM

You have to be registered yourself as either a Guest, Press or Industry to be able to see the guest list. The IFFR has shielded it because the contact information (and even which hotel someone stays at) is in the same list.

As for finding out what happens when: either look at the website for announcements or contact the distributor (company contact information has not been shielded).

marcwalkowJanuary 27, 2011 2:01 PM

I'm registered as a Guest and I still can't find it on the website. Where is it located?

Ard VijnJanuary 27, 2011 2:14 PM

Whoops! Sorry, I should have guessed that...

What you do is:
-Log in
-Go to "My IFFR"
-Choose "Publications"
-Choose "Delegates List"

SjeksterJanuary 27, 2011 3:45 PM

Haha, guess which screening I will attend. Right, sunday :(

Ard VijnJanuary 28, 2011 4:48 AM

So will I, Sjekster!
Will you be wearing anything distinctive?

Ard VijnFebruary 1, 2011 10:16 AM

OK, I've been hearing all sorts of stories in the festival from people telling me how horrible, boring and ugly this film is, and it got this reaaaally low audience rating, but now that I've seen it I BEG TO DIFFER.

Thing is, none of the four stories are “horror” so it has its title against it. If the voting venue was filled with otaku, gorehounds and J-horror fans I can imagine the score got very low indeed. “Classic Dramas” would have managed expectations much better…

For the record: Kore-Eda made me cry, the bastard. Tsukamoto came close as well.Their stories are easily the best, but all are well acted, feature good cinematography and lovely music-scores.

Full review coming up soon!

milovermeulenFebruary 1, 2011 4:01 PM

I was there sunday too and loved it. Hmm, would love to know if the director's will be there for the screening on wednesday evening, might go again!