The Rotterdam International Film Festival, which started on January 25 is running through this Sunday, February 5, announced the winners of the Tiger Awards of its 41st edition, and one of the top prizes went to the Chilean film De jueves a domingo / Thursday till Sunday (pictured). The debut feature film by Dominga Sotomayor is a road movie set in the car of a middle class family en route to a holiday trip to the north, while the marriage is falling apart.
Even though Rotterdam has awarded numerous Latin American films in the past, Sotomayor's film becomes the first Chilean production to win the Tiger Award. Some past Latin American winners of the Tiger Award include Mexican film Alamar by Pedro González Rubio and Costa Rican film Agua fría de mar by Paz Fábrega in 2010; Brazilian film Baixio das bestas by Cláudio Assis in 2007; Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll's 25 Watts (Uruguay) in 2001; and Pablo Trapero's Mundo Grúa (Argentina) in 2000.
Additionally, it was announced that Brazilian film Neighboring Sounds / O son ao redor by Kleber Mendonça Filho received the FIPRESCI Award given by the International Federation of Film Critics.