Films in ‘Bright Future’
Letter to a ChildVlado Skafar IFFR 2009
Melancholy quest by the maker for himself and the essence of life in an unambiguous ode to the beauty of love. Skafar is an excellent interviewer and persuades young and old to reveal the most beautiful stories and statements.
Los bastardosAmat Escalante IFFR 2009 90′
Stylised, penetrating and eventually shocking narrative about illegal Mexican brothers in California who do anything to earn money. The tasks they take on vary as much as night and day. Second film by the maker of Sangre.
Frozen RiverCourtney Hunt IFFR 2009
Sundance prize winner. The prize was above all earned by Melissa Leo. She plays a single mother marked by life will smuggles illegal immigrants through an Indian reservation. The reservation of the last of the Mohicans who have started a casino there. A different kind of Christmas film.
JermalRavi Bharwani, Rayya Makarim IFFR 2009
A children's boating adventure, but then with the real see, real fish and real boys. Anyone working on a fishing platform (known as a jermal) can't just leave it. Child labour and a harsh life form the background for a beautiful story about a boy who finally finds his father.