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’
El futuro perfectoNele Wohlatz IFFR 2017 65′
Seventeen-year-old Xiaobin from China joins her parents in Argentina and tries to learn Spanish. Each new verb conjugation brings her further: friends, work, falling for Vijay. A pleasant film about adapting to a new land that makes daring stylistic choices. Xiaobin plays herself in many variations on her hypothetical “perfect future”.
Cactus FlowerHala Elkoussy IFFR 2017 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.
Out ThereIto Takehiro IFFR 2017 142′
Existing between Tokyo and Taipei, Ito Takehiro’s debut independent feature follows a young man whose multicultural upbringing finds him drifting on his roller blade in search of a sense of belonging. The film's structure echoes the movements of its protagonist as it shifts between styles and takes us in unexpected directions.
PaysChloé Robichaud IFFR 2017 98′
In a fictional island country, complex political negotiations between the government and a private company take place. Three women from both camps are torn between their principles, personal life and reality. The political game envisioned as a smart, choreographic, gender-bending satire.