The main competition of IFFR celebrates the innovative spirit of young, promising filmmakers from all over the world.
Films in ‘Hivos Tiger Competition’
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.
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.
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.
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.