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’
Chaotic Love PoemsGarin Nugroho IFFR 2016 90′
A cheerful yet serious Indonesian Romeo and Juliet. A boy and a girl from the same district, but with difficult childhoods and other reasons not to acknowledge their love. Through the colourful and musical retro style - the 1970s came late to Indonesia - shines a chaotic political and social era.
Love & FriendshipWhit Stillman IFFR 2016 94′
Cheerful, effervescent Jane Austen film - and this time not an Austen that has been filmed countless times. A free adaptation of Lady Susan, a novella about a pretty widow who shakes up the lives of everyone around her in a villainous way. Fresh acting, spirited writing. Nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award.
He Hated PigeonsIngrid Veninger IFFR 2016 80′
Elias goes on a road trip through dazzling Patagonia - a journey he had wanted to make with his partner, who is dead. On the way, he relives their last moments and has chastening encounters that lead him to a new starting point in life. The film is accompanied by live music on Fri 29 and Sat 30 Jan.
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.