The main competition of IFFR celebrates the innovative spirit of young, promising filmmakers from all over the world.
Films in ‘Hivos Tiger Competition’
Light ThereafterKonstantin Bojanov IFFR 2017 102′
For sixteen-year-old Pavel, painting is a matter of survival. Looking for something to hold on to, he goes to Provence to visit the artist he sees as his “spiritual father”. His unease is palpable in this reverse-chronological report on his adventurous, character-forming pilgrimage.
The BurglarHagar Ben Asher IFFR 2017 97′
Yaeli lives with her mother in a village by the Dead Sea. One day, her mother disappears without any explanation. After a break-in at their apartment, Yaeli decides to turn burglar herself. Not for the money, but because she misses intimacy and this allows her to catch a glimpse of the lives of others.
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.