The Voices section brings together films characterized by a mature quality and powerful, relevant content. The main programme features new works of mostly established filmmakers with distinctive voices.
Films in ‘Voices Main Programme’
This Summer FeelingMikhaël Hers IFFR 2016 106′
Stylish registration of the life of a young urban generation, focussing on Lawrence and his sister-in-law Zoé, who are trying to come to terms with a dramatic loss. The two are followed for three summers in Berlin, Paris and New York - as a result of which the film has also become an ode to the modern metropolis. Nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award.
Notes on BlindnessPeter Middleton, James Spinney IFFR 2016 90′
Impressive visualisation of the audio diaries of John Hull, a writer and theologian who slowly went blind over a period of thirty years. We hear him desperately trying to cling to the visible world, while in the meantime he is portrayed by an actor. An intellectually challenging docu-drama.
Too Young to Die!Kudō Kankurō IFFR 2016 125′
A secondary-school pupil dies unexpectedly and finds himself in a demonic rock band. On a humorous and kitschy tour of the underworld, he looks for a way to return to his old life. Contemporary and supernatural.
Stop Acting NowMijke de Jong IFFR 2016 82′
Desperate attempts by Wunderbaum’s actors to change the world radically. Not words but deeds! So they set off into the suburbs, do some urban gardening and start a crying cafe as the conclusion of their socially-committed project.