Films in ‘Bright Future’
L'apprentiSamuel Collardey IFFR 2009
Sympathetic portrait of farming life in France based on 15-year-old Mathieu who is doing a work placement with the unconventional farmer and father figure Paul. Collardey, himself the son of a farmer, shows this life without any frills, from slaughtering a pig to the birth of a calf.
April ShowersIvo M. Ferreira IFFR 2009
Ghosts from the time of the Portuguese Carnation Revolution come back to life when the theatre maker Pedro, after making a discovery in his grandmother's old things, goes looking for the facts. What was his revolutionary father doing in Spain?
Pranzo di FerragostoGianni Di Gregorio IFFR 2009 75′
On a sweltering holiday in Rome, fifty-something Giovanni faces the unenviable task of housing several elderly ladies - ladies with a will of their own. This heart-warming portrait of Italian etiquette was a surprise hit at Venice, made by the co-writer of Gomorra.
Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal NaqshbandiIan Olds IFFR 2009
The nightmare of a documentary maker in Afghanistan: during shooting, the Taliban decapitates your protagonist. Ian Olds (Occupation: Dreamland) wanted to show how reporters are helped by fixers - interpreter, driver and scout all in one. A sobering look at television news and Afghanistan.