Rochester International Film Group


Next iFilm: November 12th, 6:00pm @ Rochester Public Library


Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

France and Chad / Thriller / 2013 / French & Arabic with English subtitles 


Despite a bum leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he's forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills. When he befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute, the two will try to start a new life together. But as bad decisions begin to catch up with them, they'll have to run for their lives. Their pasts, however, are never far behind, bringing them to a perilous climax. 

RIFG poster 2011Thank you for making this a great Film Festival!

The 19th Annual Rochester International Film Festival concluded on April 18th, 2014 (with a make-up screening of Omar). Thanks to all of you who attended the films, all of our sponsors, and everyone else involved!

A special thanks to the Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul, our partner for 19 years whose programmers are essential to the success of this festival. The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival runs April 3-19th in the Twin Cities.

Want to stay in town during the Festival?

Bring a ticket stub from any RIFF film to La Quinta Inn and Suites at 4353 Canal Place SE Rochester, MN 55904 Phone: 1-507-289-4200 to get a special promo rate of $79.00 (+taxes) per night.

Tickets are now available to purchase online at the Wehrenberg website
Download a PDF of this schedule with film descriptions.

2014 Film Festival Schedule

Friday, April 11

Saturday, April 12

Sunday, April 13

Monday, April 14

Tuesday, April 15

Wednesday, April 16

Thursday, April 17

Friday, April 18th


Opening Night 2014 photos courtesy of Ed Walsh

RIFG would like to thank all of our donors, especially those whose contributions missed acknowledgement in the program.  Your generous response contributes greatly to the solid foundation the Film Festival has enjoyed for 19 years.