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’
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.
Children Are Not Afraid of Death, Children Are Afraid of GhostsRong Guang Rong IFFR 2017 85′
Personal, impressive emotional documentary in which the director investigates a group suicide by children in a poor village in the mountains of Guizhou. His journey confronts him with his own fears and memories, but also with the surviving children, government officials and organised crime.
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.
FilthyTereza Nvotová IFFR 2017 88′
Lena is seventeen years old and is on the threshold of entering adult life, but her growing up is brutally interrupted by a horrific event. Devastated, she goes into her shell and is scared to share her experience with others. A strong, unsentimental coming-of-age drama with an excellent performance by the leading actress.