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.
Eden's ArkMarcelo Felix IFFR 2012
Compiled from found footage, real and fake, alongside beautifully shot images in the footsteps of the curious narrator: Eden's Ark is a hypnotic film poem about memory and preserving, one that makes a subtle analogy between conserving film and botanical species.
L'ultimo terrestreGianni Pacinotti IFFR 2012 96′
For his refreshing film debut, comic-strip artist Gipi adapted a strip by colleague Giacomo Monti. That background is tangible in this beautifully designed tragicomic science-fiction drama: about the emotional problems of an average waiter, while the world waits for the arrival of an alien civilisation.
HISTÓRIAS que só existem quando lembradasJulia Murat IFFR 2012 98′
Beautifully photographed fable about a ghost village where no one has died since 1976, where old people are stuck in their memories - until the arrival of a young female photographer changes things. Also a melancholy ode to the heydays of the coffee plantations in the Paraíba Valley, once the symbol of Brazil.