The main competition of IFFR celebrates the innovative spirit of young, promising filmmakers from all over the world.
Films in ‘Hivos Tiger Competition’
ArábiaAffonso Uchoa, João Dumans IFFR 2017 96′
In an old factory, a young man finds the diary of a worker who died in an accident. In the same way that in certain Westerns an anonymous drifter driven by a primitive survival instinct can become the hero, Araby focuses on the life of a marginalised worker in contemporary Brazil. Original, socially committed and poignant.
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.
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.
Quality TimeIFFR 2017 85′
In a self-assured and highly satirical debut, Daan Bakker portrays a series of plodding young men and their relationships to their worried parents. Using a fresh visual style, the Dutch filmmaker seamlessly combines dry, Monty Pythonseque humour with razor-sharp graphics and real human emotions.