A unique live cinema event: six films with simultaneous premieres and live Q&As in cinemas throughout Europe.
Films in ‘IFFR Live’
NinaOlga Chajdas IFFR 2018 130′
Masterful and sensuous drama about thirty something Nina, who is looking for a surrogate mother for the child she and her longtime husband desperately long for. Young, independent Magda looks like a suitable candidate. But everything changes when Nina unexpectedly gets attracted to her. A turbulent love story with a strong vibe.
AmateursGabriela Pichler IFFR 2018 100′
A slick marketing film or two teenagers messing with a smartphone and selfie sticks: how do you pitch the colourless Swedish town of Lafors as best candidate for the new branch of discount store Superbilly? The tragicomic Amateurs by Gabriela Pichler (Eat Sleep Die) shows that a slick picture is less interesting than threadbare reality.
Pin CushionDeborah Haywood IFFR 2018 82′
An all-girl, gothic fairy tale set in British working-class suburbs. Single mother Lyn and her teenage daughter Iona are excited about their new life in a new town, but the transition doesn’t go as smoothly as planned. Both keep up a pretence to protect each other from the dangerous outside world.
Nico, 1988Susanna Nicchiarelli IFFR 2018 93′
Sound, loving and above all honest biopic about Nico, more than twenty years after Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground. Trine Dyrholm (Kollektivet, Festen) is stunning as the artiste who always has to carry the ballast from the past with her, but continues to believe in the possibilities of a new start.