Familiar faces from the world of film: new work from established filmmakers, auteurs and festival veterans.
Films in ‘Signatures’
Ifigenia in AulideTonino De Bernardi IFFR 2018 90′
Residents of the Greek resort of Amarynthos declaim excerpts from Euripides' tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis. They act like a Greek chorus, commenting on the many immigrants arriving in the Greek islands or in Italy, the home country of director De Bernardi, who focuses with great compassion on both locals and refugees.
Lek and the DogsAndrew Kötting IFFR 2018 90′
Kaleidoscopic portrayal of the emotional universe of a child who sought safety and protection with a pack of street dogs. A fascinating experimental trip that links the raw Russia of the 1990s with reflections on trauma and sorrow, love and the urge to survive. Inspired by a true story.
JeannetteBruno Dumont IFFR 2018 115′
In 1425, 8-year-old Jeannette is not Joan of Arc yet but is already yearning to kick some English butt out of France. Based on Charles Peguy's poetic writing about the fierce heroine, this unorthodox retelling is an electro-heavy-metal-punk musical that Bruno Dumont infuses with energy and madness.
9 doigtsF.J. Ossang IFFR 2018 98′
In 2011, contentious French punk filmmaker F.J. Ossang was a special guest at IFFR. Seven years later, he returns with a new, elegant, black-and-white mystery about a criminal plot led by the shady 9 Fingers, a character very reminiscent of Fritz Lang’s Dr Mabuse.