The main competition of IFFR celebrates the innovative spirit of young, promising filmmakers from all over the world.
Films in ‘Hivos Tiger Competition’
Sexy DurgaSanal Kumar Sasidharan IFFR 2017 85′
Goddess or whore? Two extreme views of women intermingle in this largely improvised spine-chiller. During a nocturnal ride, a young woman and her lover encounter a cross-section of Indian male society. What starts out as an attempt to escape descends into a journey through hell – from which no escape is possible.
Columbuskogonada IFFR 2017 101′
Seldom has a crisis been presented as subtly and purely as in this American drama with an Asian flavour. In the enchanting Modernist city of Columbus, Casey – who is caring for her recovering addict mother – and Korean-American Jin have both reached a dead-end. A father in a coma brings about change.
ReyNiles Atallah IFFR 2017 90′
In the nineteenth century, a French adventurer established a kingdom in inhospitable southern Chile, managing to unite the feared Mapuche under him. The Chilean army’s response was devastating. Impressively designed adventure film and powerful textural experiment, including sections of half-decayed celluloid: years ago, director Atallah buried certain footage, only to dig it up and use now.
Demonios tus ojosPedro Aguilera IFFR 2017 94′
A filmmaker discovers a video featuring his younger half-sister on a sex site. He hasn’t seen her for a while and decides to pay her a visit. He quickly becomes fascinated by her. With an unflinching gaze, this new drama by Aguilera (La influencia) dissects the dark, disruptive aspects of watching and making films.