Talent that excels by original themes and distinctive style. With the nominees for the Impact Cinema Bright Future Award for feature film debuts.
Films in ‘Bright Future’
UglyJuri Rechinsky IFFR 2017 90′
Following an accident, Hanna from Austria, who is in a relationship with Jura from Kiev, ends up in hospital in Ukraine with a fractured skull. In wonderful tableaux, shot by Ulrich Seidl’s regular cameraman Wolfgang Thaler, this oppressive debut by Rechinsky shows the pain of existence on the periphery of Europe.
I tempi felici verranno prestoAlessandro Comodin IFFR 2017 102′
Comodin’s second film (after Summer of Giacomo, IFFR 2012) is one of the most seductive, inimitable films of the year, in which the young director shows his capacity to – paradoxically enough – make unpronounceable earthly and other-worldly matters understandable. From playful and sensual to analytical, frightening and mythologizing.
Suffering of NinkoNiwatsukino Norihiro IFFR 2017 70′
A cult classic in the making, the debut feature by Japanese newcomer Niwatsukino Norihiro mixes exquisite animation and ghostly folklore. A devout Buddhist monk is haunted by the sexual attraction he bestows onto everybody who catches sight of him in this atmospheric, surreal comedy.
Drifting Towards the CrescentLaura Stewart IFFR 2017 85′
Following the flow of the Mississippi from the North to the South, this story flows through towns along the river. A fascinating, intimate documentary offering us insights into the lives of the inhabitants of small American settlements along the longest river in North America.