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’
The Other SideRoberto Minervini IFFR 2016 92′
The seamy side of the American dream is exposed in this intimate portrait of people who have been forgotten by society in the deep south of the not-so-United States: drug addicts Mark and Lisa and their fellows, plus the members of an armed militia. Fuck Obama!
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.
YoMatías Meyer IFFR 2016 80′
Yo, a strong man with a childlike spirit, lives with his mother in a chicken restaurant by a Mexican highway. He adores her, but not her guy. The film's charismatic star and subtle build-up draw the viewer into a world of contradictory emotions. Based on a story by Nobel prizewinner Le Clézio. Winner of the Best Film at Morelia FF.
Pieta in the ToiletMatsunaga Daishi IFFR 2016 120′
Have a tissue at hand: a very emotional film. A young artist has given up on everything. He no longer believes in his talent and when he turns out to be incurably ill, he doesn’t seem to care about that either. And then comes the turn-around. Based on the last diary by Osamu Tezuka, the 'God of Manga'.