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’
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.
ManifestoJulian Rosefeldt IFFR 2017 94′
An outstanding tribute to various (art) manifestos of the nineteenth and twentieth century, ranging from Communism to Dogme, in connection with thirteen different characters, including a homeless man, a factory worker and a corporate CEO, who are all played by the incredible Cate Blanchett. A striking humorous audio-visual experience.
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.
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.