Films in ‘tiger competition’
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.
KakutoIseya Yusuke IFFR 2003
A very energetic, fresh and skilful début in DV from young Tokyo actor and model. Hanging out, clubbing and drugging, a young band of friends get way in over their heads when they inadvertently lose a stash of drugs they're meant to deal to their friends.
Principles of LustPenny Woolcock IFFR 2003
Unemployed writer is seduced by a wild woman and experiences a rarely seen crazy ride in the world of drugs, stripclubs and fist fights. Feature début by British talent, that previously made fine TV films.
BodysongSimon Pummell IFFR 2003
An epic movie of the story of a human life, using found footage from the last 100 years of cinema, scored by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead.