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’
Rat FilmTheo Anthony IFFR 2017 82′
By following the rats, Theo Anthony reveals economic and racial segregation in the city of Baltimore. A survey of the history, social problems and inequalities of Baltimore in the form of a highly visual, creative documentary. "There's never been a rat problem in Baltimore – it's always been a people problem."
Mes nuits feront échoSophie Goyette IFFR 2017 98′
Across Americas and Asia, three characters from different cultures and generations are at a turning point in their lives. The key to their questioning may lie in their dreams. This delicate film feeds our sense of regret and existential longing with nocturnal poetry, melancholy and humour.
Wailings in the ForestBagane Fiola IFFR 2017 105′
Shot in the Marilog forest in southern Philippines, Bagane Fiola’s film follows a family, actual members of the indigenous Matigsalog community, whose lifestyle is threatened due to a lack of food and the impositions of a neighbouring tribe. The forest fills the screen with serene beauty and formidable intensity.
The Last FamilyJan P. Matuszyński IFFR 2017 123′
An unconventional portrait of an unconventional artist. The dystopian paintings of Polish cult hero Zdzisław Beksiński are constantly in the background in this feature film, which focuses principally on the painter’s dysfunctional family, his loving wife, Zofia, and their troubled, emotionally unstable son, Tomasz.