Limelight made its debut last year, and has now been incorporated in the Voices series. All 28 films have already been bought by Dutch distributors. IFFR offers you the opportunity to enjoy these big, compelling films for the first time. That makes this collection of titles interesting for anyone who loves a sneak preview, for this is the chance to see a coming attraction before the masses.
Films in ‘Limelight’
Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)Eva Husson IFFR 2016 98′
In the respectable suburbs of Biarritz, adolescents fill the time with school, going to the beach, messaging and… group sex. One thing leads to another: the careless escapades of these affluent teenagers soon turn out to be no match for the real world. Dreamy realism that doesn’t mince matters.
The High SunDalibor Matanic IFFR 2016 123′
Three times Romeo and Juliet against the background of the Balkan Wars that caused Yugoslavia to fall apart. Love is impossible at the beginning of the conflict, at the end and even 10 years after. The tragedy evolves in form from resistance through incapacity to regret. Won the jury prize in Cannes in the section Un Certain Regard.
Free in DeedJake Mahaffy IFFR 2016 98′
In the often ethnically coloured American storefront churches, the faithful piously pray for miracles. So does a single mother, who hopes a minister will cure her child of his demons. But how do you keep faith in a world where even among loved ones you can become the victim of best intentions?
Much LovedNabil Ayouch IFFR 2016 115′
An intimate and candid drama about the life of prostitutes in Marrakesh. Once again Ayouch (Les cheveaux de Dieu) uncovers a reality that some people find hard to swallow. In Morocco the film was prohibited sight unseen; both the director and the courageous leading actress Loubna Abidar received threats.
With Brave Talk in Lantaren Venster 1 on Tue 2 Feb.