Films in ‘tiger competition’
ExtrañoSantiago Loza IFFR 2003 87′
Yet another major new talent from that surprising hot house for cinema: Argentina. A proudly 'intimiste' and small-scale work with great resonance with marvellous acting and fine direction. An older unemployed man meets a younger, pregnant woman. They tentatively move in together but nothing seems firm.
Welcome to Destination ShanghaiAndrew Cheng IFFR 2003
Absolutely not what you have come to expect from China, either in the way of film making or a vision of city life. Sexual sub-cultures, fringe lives, captured by a member of the new hip generation as a series of moments, part ironic, part theatrical, part real, in carefully controlled, high-colour digital cinema style.
Narradores de JavéEliane Caffé IFFR 2003
A playful and humorous celebration of the imagination, invention and story-telling. Attempting to halt the building of a dam that will flood it, the inhabitants embark on a flurry of storytelling to recall and invent a significant history for their nondescript town.
With Love. LilyaLarisa Sadilova IFFR 2003 98′
A quest by a woman in the Russian countryside for true love and happiness. She does this in the time that is left between caring for her old father and her work in the local poultry slaughterhouse.