Films in ‘Bright Future: VPRO Tiger Awards Competition’
Blind Pig Who Wants to FlyEdwin IFFR 2009 77′
Original feature by a young Indonesian film maker who wonders how come he hardly feels Chinese, while he is of Chinese blood. Of course it's with a pig, but also with Stevie Wonder and stunning badminton. A film like a puzzle. And not all the pieces seem to fit.
The Dark HarbourNaito Takatsugu IFFR 2009 101′
You're looking for a nice, sensitive yet not common film with a special style? Something to be surprised that and to talk about? Here it is. A fisherman looking for a wife. A small harbour so ugly it makes you cheerful. And humour as refined as sushi. The woman finally finds the fisherman.
Dogging: A Love StorySimon Ellis IFFR 2009 103′
Self-assured feature début set in north-eastern England following several characters looking for love, intimacy and sex in public places. In a fresh, lively style, not without humour, the film sketches a picture of the morals of young English people.
The Strength of WaterArmagan Ballantyne IFFR 2009 86′
When a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated coastal town, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody are forced apart. Now, Kimi must find the strength to let go of what he loves the most. Début feauture by acclaimed short film maker Ballantyne.