Talent that excels by original themes and distinctive style. With the nominees for the Impact Cinema Bright Future Award for feature film debuts.
Films inside ‘Bright Future’
Cactus FlowerHala Elkoussy 104′
Struggling actress Aida and bourgeois lady Samiha suddenly find themselves on the streets of a tense Cairo. Smooth-operating street urchin Yassin lends the ladies a hand, and this leads to an unexpected trip through the city. A remarkable and exceptional debut that shows Elkoussy's background as an artist.
António Um Dois TrêsLeonardo Mouramateus 95′
In romantic Lisbon, twenty-something António goes in search of loves lost and new and a goal in life, all in one mad dash. In his charming debut film, director Mouramateus – inspired by Dostoyevsky's novella White Nights – creates a seamless intermingling of fantasy and reality.
All the Cities of the NorthDane Komljen 100′
Highly anticipated first feature of film artist Dane Komljen, about two men who live together harmoniously in an abandoned bungalow park. When a third party arrives, they must find a new balance. Essayist fiction and architectural quest for the fragility of human relationships, told via construction projects, landscapes and archive footage.
Corpo elétricoMarcelo Caetano 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.