Tayfun Pirselimoğlu’s movie screened at Rotterdam Festival
ROTTERDAM - Anadolu Agency
‘I am Not Him’ by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu is shown at the Rotterdam Festival.The 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), one of the biggest public film festivals in the world, opened in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Jan. 22, with a screening of the Indian-made film “Qissa.”
Turkish film “Ben O Değilim” (I’m Not Him), written and directed by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu, will be shown at the festival with 253 other full-length and 261 short-length films from 50 countries across the world. The festival will also witness the world premieres of 55 films. Pirselimoğlu’s film follows a lonely 50-year-old dishwasher as he starts an affair with a mysterious co-worker, and then slowly takes on the identity of her imprisoned husband. Gradually, a threatening game of confusing doppelgangers unfolds.
Fifteen feature films will also compete for the prestigious “Hivos Tiger Awards” at the festival, with the announcement and award ceremony set to take place on Jan. 31. The festival will continue until Feb. 2.