Eight new films presented to an audience jury of five film-lovers. The winning film gets a cinema release in the Netherlands and will be broadcast by VPRO.
Films in ‘Big Screen Competition’
X&YAnna Odell IFFR 2019 112′
Anna Odell cast herself and various renowned Scandinavian actors for her playful experiment about boundaries, (gender) identity and fact vs. fiction.
Anna Odell and fellow protagonist Mikael Persbrandt blur the boundary between fact and fiction in this idiosyncratic, social studio experiment with various identities and situations. With other actors and their alter egos, they adhere to Odell’s film plan, which ends, no one knows how. Least of all Odell and Persbrandt.
God of the PianoItay Tal IFFR 2019 80′
Concert pianist Anat goes to extremes to ensure her son follows in the footsteps of her demanding father, a famous composer.
Concert pianist Anat goes to extremes to ensure her son follows in the footsteps of her demanding father, a famous composer. A suspenseful, chilling tale of a mother whose obsessive behaviour and mile-high expectations threaten to crush her close ones, and herself too.
TransnistraAnna Eborn IFFR 2019 93′
She loves me? She loves me not? Uncertainty dominates the lives of youngsters in the tiny, unrecognised state of Transnistria.
Intimate look at young people’s lives in the tiny, unrecognised state of Transnistria, which split from Moldova in 1992. Teens with doubts about love, the economy and their future inhabit this dreamy documentary portrait that revolves around Tanya, who plays the field with six boys.
Queen of HeartsMay el-Toukhy IFFR 2019 127′
An ostensibly happy woman risks her marriage and family life by seducing her stepson.
Anne seems to have it all: a sweet husband, two adorable daughters and a satisfying job. But she risks it all by seducing her stepson. A complex role for Danish star Trine Dyrholm to sink her teeth into.