The selection of the Bright Future main programme aimes to highlight original, up-and-coming directors with an own style and vision, the programme contains 11 world premieres and 12 international premieres from all corners of the world. These include several filmmakers who have previously competed in the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, such as Elisa Miller, Park Hongmin, Tsubota Yoshifumi but also many first feature films. As of the upcoming edition, filmmakers premiering a first feature work in the main or thematic programme of Bright Future, will be celebrated with a new award: the Bright Future Award.
Films in ‘Bright Future Main Programme’
Out of LovePaloma Aguilera Valdebenito IFFR 2016 101′
The boundary between passionate love and destructive obsession proves to be very thin for Varya and Nikolai, a couple whose fiercely blossoming relationship is served up to us in raggedy ellipses. A playful debut in which the culprit and victim, challenger and oppressor, continually swap places.
The DaughterSimon Stone IFFR 2016 96′
Does the truth have to come out no matter what the cost, even if a whole life has been built around the lie? Ibsen's play The Wild Duck was the model for this sizzling family drama that embroiders forth on this abstract philosophical question in a surprisingly intimate way.
The Strange Case of ShivaArun Karthick IFFR 2016 75′
A real piece of author's cinema that contemplates a young designer's obsession with the photo of a girl. With no words, yet eloquently, the film dwells on the excitement of seduction and the presence of the unknown. Debut by a fresh new voice in Tamil cinema.
Jacqueline (Argentine)Bernardo Britto IFFR 2016 87′
Jacqueline wants to divulge a major government conspiracy, but the media won’t take the bait. Paranoia and boredom alternate while she waits for the media storm in voluntary exile in Argentina, where a naive documentary crew follows her. Light, ironic portrait of a whistleblower in cinéma-vérité style.