Films in ‘VPRO Tiger Awards Competition’
Agua fría de marPaz Fábrega IFFR 2010 80′
A young Costa Rican couple on holiday discover one evening a seven-year-old girl who has run away, yet the next morning, when they want to take her back to her camping parents, she has disappeared again. This leads to a confrontation between two women of different ages and social status in a spot that is ostensibly paradise.
RMichael Noer, Tobias Lindholm IFFR 2010 105′
Feature debut by Lindholm and Noer about Rune, in his 20s, who tries to survive in a heavily guarded Danish prison. Mercilessly oppressive picture of prison culture with its strict pecking order, violent codes of honour and secret contracts.
AlamarPedro González-Rubio IFFR 2010
Unusual film in an unusual location: the Mexican coral reef Banco Chinchorro, where grandfather, father and five-year-old son spend their days fishing for crabs and snappers. In a surging rhythm, Alamar shows that nature does not always form a stark contrast to cultivated humans.
The Temptation of St. TonyVeiko Õunpuu IFFR 2010 115′
Veiko Õunpuu’ second film (after Autumn Ball) is a parable on the new, wolf-like capitalism in Eastern Europe with its compassionless capitalist rules and rulers. Shot in beautiful black and white, Õunpuu’s vision is provocative and dark, but also very diverting with his use of black comedy.