Rotterdam: Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' to Screen in Limelight Section

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'Big Eyes'

'Amour Fou,' 'Force Majeure' and 'Girlhood' are also among the titles in the new festival sidebar highlighting new art-house successes

Tim Burton's Big Eyes, a biopic of 1960s painter Margaret Keane starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, will screen at the 2015 Rotterdam Film Festival as part of the fest's Limelight section.

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Other high-profile art-house titles confirmed for the Limelight sidebar include Ruben Ostlund's Force Majeure, Jessica Hausner's Amour Fou, Christian Petzold's Phoenix, Alice Rohrwacher's The Wonders and Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu

Unlike Rotterdam's main competition program, which only includes films from first- and second-time directors, the Limelight section is meant to highlight new works by established art-house filmmakers and celebrate recent success stories.

All the Limelight films will be released theatrically in Dutch cinemas after their festival screening.

The 44th Rotterdam international film festival runs Jan. 21-Feb. 1.

Here is the 2015 Limelight lineup:

Amour Fou, dir. Jessica Hausner
Atlantic, dir. Jan-Willem van Ewijk
Between 10 and 12, dir. Peter Hoogendoorn
Big Eyes, dir. Tim Burton
A Blast, dir. Syllas Tzoumerkas
Charlie's Country, dir. Rolf de Heer
The Dark Horse
, dir. James Napier-Robertson
Eden, dir. Mia Hansen-Love
Erbarme dich - Matthaus Passion Stories, dir. Ramon Gieling                                                
Far From Man
, dir. David Oelhoffen
The Farewell Party, dir. Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Force Majeure, dir. Ruben Ostlund
Girlhood, dir. Celine Sciamma
Melody, dir. Bernard Bellefroid
Phoenix
dir. Christian Petzold
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart
, dir. Cedric Anger
Timbuktu
, dir. Abderrahmane Sissako
The Tribe, dir. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Two Shots Fired
, dir. Martin Rejtman
The Wonders
, dir. Alice Rohrwacher
You're Sleeping Nicole
, dir. Stephane Lafleur

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