Films in ‘Bright Future Premieres’
CosmodramaPhilippe Fernandez IFFR 2015 105′
Maybe the 1960s, maybe the future. Seven astronauts wake up in a spaceship, not knowing where they have come from nor where they are heading. As the ship operates by itself, they have ample time to meditate, rather scientifically, on matter, life and the universe.
River of Exploding DuriansEdmund Yeo IFFR 2015 128′
In commercials, Malaysia is heaven on earth. Palm trees, white beaches and clear blue seas. In that same country, an extremely polluting factory has been built on the coast. As a result, the romantic and unpolitical life at a local secondary school changes drastically. A contemporary environmental story.
God Loves the FighterDamian Marcano IFFR 2015
Raw, realistic take on life in the eastern part of Port of Spain, Trinidad - murder capital of the Caribbean. Young Charlie wants to do the right thing, but has to try and survive this concrete jungle. Good and evil meet on a particular fateful night. Yellow Robin Award winner Curacao IFFR 2014.
BattlesIsabelle Tollenaere IFFR 2015 90′
Can a film be clinical and informative and yet also dreamy and mysterious? Of course, and a lot more besides. That much is apparent from the beautiful Battles, an observational essay that investigates the traces recent conflicts have left in the landscape and the people at four different sites in Europe.