Emerging talent with original subject matter and an individual style. Includes the films nominated for the Bright Future Competition for first feature films.
Films in ‘Bright Future Main Programme’
Last Night I Saw You SmilingKavich Neang IFFR 2019 75′
Kavich Neang documents the final days of the White Building in Phnom Penh, an architectural landmark he had lived in since birth.
Filmmaker Kavich Neang grew up in the White Building, a famous apartment complex in Phnom Penh. Now demolition forces the inhabitants, including his parents, to leave. It was also evacuated under the Khmer Rouge, someone remarks. These are days filled with worries, emotions and memories. A sad love song expresses their feelings.
A volta ao mundo quando tinhas 30 anosAya Koretzky IFFR 2019 110′
Loving, captivating portrait of the director’s father based on the latter’s 1970 round-the-world journey.
Using photographs from an old, forgotten metal box, Aya Koretzky reconstructs the trip around the world her father undertook in 1970. This creates a loving, charming portrait that provides a new perspective on the taciturn elderly man we see gardening.
ParadeNino Zhvania IFFR 2019 87′
An adventurous road trip through the Georgian countryside allows three old friends to temporarily forget their age.
A failed painter, a burned-out actor and an ex-con plan a road trip in Georgia. Nino Zhvania’s trip down memory lane is a tender portrait of Georgian men of a certain age fleetingly reliving the highlights of their youth – a paradise now lost forever.
The ProposalJill Magid IFFR 2019 83′
Strange things happen in the struggle to make the hidden archives of architect Luis Barragán public again.
It’s an unusual wedding gift: the archives of Mexican architect Luis Barragán. Federica Zanco asked her fiancé for them in 1995, and has kept them since then from the rest of the world. Artist Jill Magid tries to regain this piece of heritage through flattering letters and a strange proposal.