Films in ‘Bright Future: VPRO Tiger Awards Competition’
Sois sageJuliette Garcias IFFR 2009 90′
A girl on the verge of maturity tells her family and friends in the French countryside so many lies about her hidden relationships that they can hardly be called 'white lies' anymore. It gradually becomes clear what secret she's bearing with her. Intense small-scale character study, filled with symbolism and suspense.
No puedo vivir sin tiLeon Dai IFFR 2009
Father lives as a tramp by the waterside. He does dangerous jobs. It's no life for a child, you would say, but he lives together with his young daughter. That all works out well, until the authorities find out and he has to fight for his fatherhood. Sensitive. Black-and-white.
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.
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.