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’
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.
MaggieYi Okseop IFFR 2019 88′
A mysterious X-ray of a couple making love leads to an enervating, alienating search for trust and truth.
Who are the intimate couple in a mysterious X-ray? A nurse accuses herself and her boyfriend, after which the South Korean Maggie becomes an episodic tale of confidence and faith. A refreshing, confounding, idiosyncratic debut, including a talking catfish and sinkholes that can swallow up three vans.
DoozyRichard Squires IFFR 2019 70′
The animated story of Paul Lynde, the flamboyant voice actor behind many Hanna-Barbera cartoon villains from the 1960s and 1970s.
For years, actor/comedian Paul Lynde voiced many of Hanna-Barbera’s hysterically laughing, campy cartoon villains. But where does the character end and the actor start? Refreshing look at animation, focusing on voices and laughs instead of the drawing style.
De nuevo otra vezRomina Paula IFFR 2019 84′
A delicate self-portrait about aging, maternity and sexuality. Romina Paula fictionalises reality and explores being a daughter and new mother.
How do you remain an individual if you also have to fulfil roles as mother, wife and daughter? Where do you find time for yourself, alongside the dizzying love for your child? Honest, intriguing debut by the actress Romina Paula, as she takes an affectionate look at the relationship with her mother and her son.