Films in ‘tiger competition’
4Ilya Khrzhanovsky IFFR 2005 126′
You won't have seen Russia like this very often. Three characters meet in a bar and talk about their lives. The stories are both banal and intriguing. But are they true? Khrzhanovsky gives us radical, absurd and realistic impressions of modern Russia. Won a Tiger Award in 2005.
Kept and DreamlessVera Fogwill, Martín Desalvo IFFR 2005
Intimate portrait of an irresponsible junkie mother (co-director Fogwill herself) who tries to kick the habit, her ten-year-old daughter who would know better is she was mother and their colourful extended family. Almost optimistic, beautifully acted ensemble film about issues hard to discuss. As honest as matter-of-fact and with humour.
GoddessRenata Litvinova IFFR 2005
Bizarre and fairy-tale police thriller about a female detective who tries to solve a cold case about a missing girl. Directed and acted by the Russian cult star Renata Litvinova. With a catchy soundtrack including music by Nick Cave.
O amigo DunorJose Eduardo Alcazar IFFR 2005
Fascinating mix of silent marital drama and deconstruction of a political film in a film. The 'friend from the North' is a young French writer who arrives in Brazil in the 1970s, years of dictatorship, and dreams of an exotic life and love. He makes friends with a film maker who tries to realise a drama about the love-hate relationship between a blind man and a paralysed woman.