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’
Solo, SolitudeYosep Anggi Noen IFFR 2017 97′
Modest, poetically beautiful film about the life in exile of Indonesian poet Wiji Thukul who, after the demonstrations against Suharto, had to take refuge in Borneo in 1997. Sensitive portrait of a lonely poet in living fear, tormented by the desire to be reunited with his family.
Extraño pero verdaderoMichel Lipkes IFFR 2017 93′
A refuse truck driven by Mister Clean crisscrosses the streets of Mexico City with Jonathan and Yesi on board, who are in love – and on the point of losing control of their lives. Sharp black-and-white drama by director Lipkes on the crime and violence blighting his country, with love as a leitmotif.
Corpo elétricoMarcelo Caetano IFFR 2017 95′
The sewing workshop n São Paolo where young homosexual clothing designer Elias works is in many ways a cross-section of colourful, 21st-century Brazil. This feature debut by Caetano beautifully sketches the nuances of the social relations between gay and straight, black and white, rich and poor, newcomer and establishment.
The Last of UsAla Eddine Slim IFFR 2017 95′
N. travels from Sub-Saharan Africa through the desert and then by boat to Europe, only to end up stranded in a mysterious forest and be confronted by a silent old man. Both contemporary and surreal, Ala Eddine Slim’s film explores the boundaries of man, country, nature and cinema.