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’
Historia de mi nombreKarin Cuyul IFFR 2019 78′
Documentary maker Karin Cuyul searches for the origin of her name, uncovering painful memories of Chile’s recent past.
Chilean documentary maker Karin Cuyul searches for the origin of her name. Her parents named her after Karin Eitel, who in the 1980s was tortured on public television by Pinochet’s secret police. During her travels, Cuyul is given a very personal reminder of a painful page in Chile’s history.
NocturneViktor van der Valk IFFR 2019 80′
Lyrical film noir about two producers, an investor, a deadline, a woman, a gun and a hopelessly romantic boy.
A young filmmaker’s highly unusual odyssey as he struggles to get to grips with his work. While his inspiration, his lover and his financial backer all threaten to leave him, he wanders a nocturnal labyrinth. Can art transcend reality? A tempestuous, poetic and experimental debut.
Out of Sight, Out of MindBrian Follmer IFFR 2019 131′
An intimate semi-documentary with a satirical but genuine interest in the problems of millennials in a disintegrating group of friends from Los Angeles.
When O’Brien starts acting weird, his group of close friends in Los Angeles starts to fall apart. Being together makes way for individualistic adventures in other cities and on social media. A satirical, highly contemporary semi-documentary about self-obsessed millennials, based on the filmmaker’s own life.
Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan IFFR 2019 140′
Past and present intertwine in this visually stunning, partially 3D second film by Chinese talent Bi Gan.
Young Chinese director Bi Gan’s second film lives up to the standard set by his debut, Kaili Blues. He uses every cinematic technique in the book for his dream-like tale of Luo Hongwu's search for a past lover, which seamlessly merges with the summer they spent together 20 years ago.