Production company
Pieter van Huystee Film and VPRO
Noordermarkt 37-39, 1015 NA  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 421 0606 / Fax: +31 20 638 6255
Running time
53 minutes
Land of origine
The Netherlands
 Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Abbas Kiarostami, Michael Haneke,
                                                    Abderahmane Sissako, Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Raùl Ruiz
Frank Scheffer
Frank Scheffer, Harry Hosman
Director of Photography
Melle van Essen
Menno Euwe, Richard Fleming, Nils Kirchhoff
 Riekje Ziengs
Pieter van Huystee
Line producer
Annemiek van der Hell
Commissioning Editor
 Saskia van Schaik (VPRO)
Erwin Houtenbrink
This film is supported by
The Dutch Cultural Media Fund
World premiere
January 30th 2011, International Film Festival Rotterdam
Broadcast premiere
 February1st 2011
World sales
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Festival requests
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Tiger Eyes
Renowned director of essayist documentaries Frank Scheffer has created the film Tiger Eyes especially for the 40th edition of the Film Festival Rotterdam. Portraits of international filmmakers who represent different aspects of the past four decades of the festival. The choice of these filmmakers was made by the former directors of the festival.
The film is a mosaic of depth interviews with filmmakers about the passion for their art. A passion that is often associated with a shrewd view on man and society. There are key scenes from their works and Frank Scheffer and cameraman Melle van Essen has represented the earliest inspiration of the different directors.

Portrayed: Raùl Ruiz (Chile), the legendary master of surrealist cinema; Jim Jarmusch (USA), whose second film Stranger Than Paradise seems to be the start of a glorious career; Wim Wenders (Germany), festival fan from the first hour and recently maker of a 3D documentary on Pina Bausch; Abbas Kiarostami, the internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker;  Michael Haneke (Austria), Festivalfocus of 1993 and Golden Palm winner with Das Weisse Band; Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania), festivalfocus of 2007 and creator of the leading Bamako; and Apitchatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), Golden Palm winner with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and star of the Hubert Bals Fund.
© Melle van Essen
Apichatong Weerasethakul

Abbas Kiarostami
Abderahmane Sissako
Jim Jarmusch
Michael Haneke
Wim Wenders
Raul Ruiz