Films in ‘Bright Future’
The TrotskyJacob Tierney IFFR 2010 114′
Boarding school boy Leon Bronstein is the contemporary, Canadian reincarnation of Leon Trotski. Just like the Russian revolutionary, Bronstein fights oppression. At home he takes on his father (‘the fascist’), at school he takes on the administration. But are his bored fellow pupils interested in a revolution?
PeppermintaPipilotti Rist IFFR 2010 80′
The feature debut by the Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist is an example of idiosyncratic cinema, a hallucinogenic trip in which she throws all the laws of nature overboard. Pepperminta is a psychedelic colour explosion full of strange camera angles and anarchic incursions. The playful Pepperminta wants to liberate people from their fears and make the world a more human place.
Nuit bleueAnge Leccia IFFR 2010 86′
Following a death, a young woman returns to her island of birth, Corsica. She finds herself in a nationalist male world in the impressive and desolate landscape around Cap Corse. The story in this film without dialogue by the artist Ange Leccia is driven by songs such as Ne dis rien by Serge Gainsbourg.
Kun1 ActionWu Haohao IFFR 2010
Kun1 Action is a wake-up call for young people in China. With his collage of interviews, archive material and reconstructions, the film maker Wu Haohao hopes to 'save local film from degeneration'. Self assured, crazy and naughty.