The festival’s mission to draw attention to idiosyncratic, strong-willed and talented newcomers was not limited to the Tiger Awards Competition. Festival building block Bright Future was in 2012 the place to find fresh new filmmakers.
Films in ‘Bright Future’
Kill ListBen Wheatley IFFR 2012 95′
Sombre, nervous and easily hurt: Jay is unemployed and his beautiful wife gets on his nerves. Time to do another job? The skilfully improvised social-realist drama then flips into disturbingly realistic horror. This year’s strangest scary film.
Room 514Sharon Bar-Ziv IFFR 2012 90′
In this disturbing, realistic debut a determined young female soldier interrogates an officer. Contrary to her colleagues’ advice she accuses him of beating up an Arab family. She perseveres against the abuse of power in the army.
Twilight PortraitAngelina Nikonova IFFR 2012 105′
A young middle-class woman accidentally gets into horrible trouble, which drastically turns her tedious life upside down and makes it much more real. A very controversial social/existential drama about the destruction and recreation of identity. And, of course, about a love that might be the total opposite of romanticism.
We’re not going to give anything away about this film debut, because it is a one-off sneak screening. Oh, very well then, a couple of hints: father and daughter, old friends and new talents, cops and calves, who wants to bid?