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’
The WhirlpoolAlvin Case IFFR 2012 74′
Two lonely twentysomethings meet by Niagara Falls. A fleeting relationship blossoms, that should provide comfort for both their unhappy pasts. But it isn’t that easy to push aside. A kaleidoscopic drama with stunningly beautiful cinematography.
Dress Rehearsal for UtopiaAndrés Duque IFFR 2012 75′
The filmmaker, whose personal essay/experimental travel journal Color Runaway Dog was screened at IFFR last year, once again links autobiographic drama and general, politico-cultural concepts. It all starts with a trip to Mozambique to seek film material shot there.
SkoonheidOliver Hermanus IFFR 2012 99′
Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. So does obsession. Beauty is set in a South Africa we seldom see: white suburbia, where people speak Afrikaans and there are few blacks. A confrontational portrait of a conservative subculture in which discussing homosexuality is taboo.
The PettifoggerLewis Klahr IFFR 2012
1963: a year in the life of a petty criminal. This abstract crime film reconnoitres the frontiers of the genre, with images from comics and advertising and old sounds. A special collage whose underlying concept is very topical: using images is the same as stealing.