A unique live cinema event: six films with simultaneous premieres and live Q&As in cinemas throughout Europe.
Films in ‘IFFR Live’
La Holandesa (Messi and Maud)Marleen Jonkman IFFR 2018 90′
How do you deal with the sorrow of not being able to have children? Dutch woman Maud undertakes an aimless journey through Chile, filmed with breathtaking beauty. The actress Rifka Lodeizen stands out in this roadmovie, which shows how you can lose yourself – and then find yourself again.
Blue My MindLisa Brühlmann IFFR 2018 97′
Swiss teenagers say jawohl to MDMA in this disturbing coming-of-age story that cleverly mixes horror and psychological drama. Insecure Mia enters the jungle that is puberty in search of belonging and her blossoming sexuality. Kafka's Metamorphosis meets The Little Mermaid.
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.