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’
FilthyTereza Nvotová IFFR 2017 88′
Lena is seventeen years old and is on the threshold of entering adult life, but her growing up is brutally interrupted by a horrific event. Devastated, she goes into her shell and is scared to share her experience with others. A strong, unsentimental coming-of-age drama with an excellent performance by the leading actress.
MimosasIFFR 2017 96′
Mystical wisdom and poetic suggestion go hand-in-hand in this quest filmed on beautiful 35mm under Herzogesque conditions in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains: to fulfil the dying wish of a sheik, three men must conquer impenetrable mountain passes and other dangers.
Burning BirdsSanjeewa Pushpakumara IFFR 2017 84′
Eight kids, no husband, no money: how can a woman alone in rural Sri Lanka keep her head above water in a situation like this? Director Sanjeewa Pushpakumara candidly depicts all the suffering to which single mother Kusum is exposed. Burning Birds is a beautifully filmed piece of biting social criticism.
Los territoriosIván Granovsky IFFR 2017 101′
After the attack on Charlie Hebdo, Ivan, a young film producer and self-proclaimed “frivolous” son of a prominent Argentine journalist, sets off on a journey to sites of contemporary geopolitical conflict. It is no easy undertaking. Determining where the front line ends and this would-be war correspondent’s ego trip begins proves even more difficult.