Films in ‘Cinema of the Future: Sturm und Drang’
Tender is the WolfJilani Saadi IFFR 2007 83′
On a cold winter night in Tunisia, the gentle Stoufa roams the streets of Tunis with his friends. When they come across the young prostitute Saloua, everything gets out of hand. This becomes a night that Stoufa, the wolf from the title, won’t forget in a hurry.
Bled Number OneRabah Ameur-Zaïmeche IFFR 2007 100′
Fiction as a documentary jam session. The filmmaker himself plays the leading role of a crook who is deported from France and has to return to his village in Algeria that he once left, not without reason. Filmed with musical feeling and improvisation.
FantasmaLisandro Alonso IFFR 2007 63′
Narcissism without the director appearing on screen. The camera circles meticulously in lengthy shots filled with emptiness and decay around a screening of the previous film by the maker. Empty? Maybe. Brilliant? Certainly.
Cowboy AngelsKim Massee IFFR 2007 100′
Pedro, an 11-year-old boy from Paris, has again been deserted by his licentious mother. He persuades a poker player to drive him to Spain, where he hopes to find his father among his mother’s ex-lovers.