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Debbie Harry, Amanda Kramer to Discuss Collaboration on ‘So Unreal’ at International Film Festival Rotterdam

Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie, will be among those taking part in on-stage talks at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, which runs Jan. 25 to Feb. 4.

Harry narrates the latest film by Amanda Kramer, “So Unreal,” an essay-documentary about the relationships between cinema, humanity and technology. On Jan. 27, the two will give an IFFR Talk discussing their work as artists with distinctive esthetics whose careers have developed across film and music.

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As previously announced, other speakers in the IFFR Talk program include actor Sandra Hüller, and directors Anne Fontaine, Marco Bellocchio, Bill Plympton and Billy Woodberry.

Directors attending with their titles in the Limelight section, which is for films from established filmmakers, include Mexican filmmaker Amat Escalante with “Lost in the Night,” Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland with “Green Border” and Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania with “Four Daughters,” which is shortlisted for an Oscar.

Fontaine will attend the world premiere of her 19th feature film, “Boléro,” which stars Raphaël Personnaz as composer Maurice Ravel.

Other directors attending include Karim Aïnouz with “Firebrand,” Nikolaj Arcel with “The Promised Land,” Bellocchio with “Rapito,” Bertrand Bonello with “The Beast,” Daniél Espinosa with “Madame Luna,” Lukas Moodysson with “Together 99” and Fien Troch with “Holly.”

Talent attending with films in other sections include director Justin Anderson, and cast Mackenzie Davis, Ariane Labed and Freya Hannan-Mills with “Swimming Home” in the Tiger Competition; director Rodrigo Areias with “The Worst Man in London” in the Big Screen Competition; director Marcelo Gomes with “Portrait of a Certain Orient” in Big Screen Competition; and director Daniele Luchetti with “Confidenza” in the Big Screen Competition.

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