The main competition of IFFR celebrates the innovative spirit of young, promising filmmakers from all over the world.
Films inside ‘Hivos Tiger Competition’
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.
Demonios tus ojosPedro Aguilera 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.
Light ThereafterKonstantin Bojanov 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.
Sexy DurgaSanal Kumar Sasidharan 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.