James Franco's 'Francophrenia' to Have World Premiere in Rotterdam


The comedy psycho-thriller, co-directed by Ian Olds, uses footage shot by Franco during his stint on "General Hospital."

COLOGNE, Germany - Franchophrenia, a film co-directed by James Franco and Ian Olds using footage from Franco's stint on TV soap General Hospital, will have its world premiere at this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival (Jan. 25-Feb. 5).

The feature, alternatively titled Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is, is described as a "humorous psycho-thriller." Franco and Olds made it by writing a new script for existing footage shot by Franco on General Hospital, where the Oscar-nominated actor has a recurring role as an avant-guarde artist called Franco. Franchophrenia will screen in Rotterdam's main Spectrum Section.

Other Spectrum highlights include Aki Kaurismaki's Oscar hopeful Le Havre, Andrea Arnold's Wuttering Heights reboot and the award-winning Swedish drama Play from director Ruben Ostlund. 16 Spectrum films will be world premieres, among them Pat Holden's Yorkshire drama When the Lights Go Out, Argentine feature Cornelia at Her Mirror by Daniel Rosenfeld and Le reste du monde from French helmer Damien Odoul which stars Marie-Eve Nadeau, Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Beart.

The full 2012 Spectrum lineup:

Opening Film: 38 Witnesses Dir Lucas Belvaux
Closing Film: The Hunter Dir. Daniel Nettheim

Ace Attorney Dir. Miike Takashi
Agonistes, the Myth of Nation Dir. Lav Diaz
A Shape of Error Dir. Abigail Child
A Temple Dir. Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
A Woman's Revenge Dir. Rita Azevedo Gomes
Black Dove Dir. Roh Gyeong-Tae
Cornelia at Her Mirror Dir. Daniel Rosenfeld
Four Suns Dir. Bohdan Slama
Francophrenia (or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is) Dir.  Ian Olds, James Franco
Iceberg Dir. Gabriel Velazquez
I'm Still Alive Dir. Peter van Houten
Lacan Palestine Dir. Mike Hoolboom
Mondomanila Dir. Khavn De La Cruz
Nick Dir. Fow Pyng Hu
Peace versus Justice Dir. Klaartje Quirijns
Punk in Africa Dir. Keith Jones & Deon Maas
Rat Fever Dir. Claudio Assis
Return to Murder Dir. Dain Iskandar Said
Roman Diary Dir. Michael Pilz
Rua Aperana 52 Dir. Julio Bressane
small roads Dir. James Benning
The Blindfold Dir. Garin Nugroho
The Comedy Dir. Rick Alverson
The Last Christeros Dir. Matias Meyer
The Legend of Kaspar Hauser Dir. Davide Manuli
The Rest of the World Dir. Damien Odoul
Visiting Room Dir. Alexandru Baciu & Radu Muntean
When the Lights Went Out Dir. Pat Holden
Women on the Edge Dir. Kobayashi Masahiro

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