Wilhelm and Anka Sasnal’s ‘It Looks Pretty from a Distance’ in Competition in Rotterdam

The directorial debut of the famed Polish artists among first five films picked for Rotterdam’s Tiger Awards.

COLOGNE, Germany – It Looks Pretty from a Distance, the directorial debut of Polish visual artists Wilhelm and Anka Sasnal, will premiere in competition at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. The feature, described as a journey down the darker side of Polish country life, is one of the first five films picked to compete for Rotterdam’s Tiger Awards next year. The others, all directorial debuts, are Return to Burma from director Midi Z; Eduardo Nunes’ black and white, Brazilian fairytale Southwest; Chinese drama Egg and Stone from director Huang Ji and Hong-min Park’s A Fish, the first 3D film to screen in Rotterdam’s competition lineup.

Rotterdam only selects first or second films for its competition. The remaining Tiger Award contenders will be announced in the coming weeks. The 2012 Rotterdam International Film Festival runs Jan. 25 – Feb. 5.