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’
ToponimiaJonathan Perel IFFR 2016 82′
Perel focuses his disciplined artist’s eye on four villages in Tucumán (in the far north-west of Argentina), which was founded in the 1970s by the military junta to house the rebellious native population. Just like the villages, the film also has a steely structure - but life will out.
Of ShadowsYi Cui IFFR 2016 80′
The changes in China affect everyone. Hypnotically, yet also modestly, Of Shadows shows the creative world of shadow theatre and players whose way of life balances between a centuries-old rural narrative tradition and the modern urban idea of a cultural heritage that has to be preserved.
Tenemos la carneEmiliano Rocha Minter IFFR 2016 79′
Face to face with (and emerging from) a culture in which cruelty and lust are linked in a shocking way, this debut provides an intense, allegorical vision of an apocalyptic Mexico - one we do not, however, get to see. In a derelict building, a brother and sister become fascinated by an older man.
Esa sensaciónJuan Cavestany, Pablo Hernando, Julián Génisson IFFR 2016 80′
Strange, irresistible sensations in three interwoven, often humorous stories about love, faith and human will in a surrealist portrait of Spain. Cavestany, well-known for Gente en sitios, which was primarily successful in Spain, here works with younger colleagues Génisson and Hernando.