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’
Aren't You Happy?Susanne Heinrich IFFR 2019 80′
Fourteen absurd encounters of a melancholy girl with the surrounding world in this post-modern comedy filled with pastel and neon lights.
The melancholy girl roams like a tourist through her own life; 14 chapters show her attempts to bond with the people around her. The result: an equally fairy-tale and absurd world – from aerobics with babies to rides on a unicorn, nothing is too crazy in this post-modern comedy.
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.
Dog DaysTimmy Harn IFFR 2019 124′
Filipino sports film, melodrama and nightmare about a fallen basketball prospect, shot in glorious black-and-white and starring a Mitsubishi Galant.
Crystal meth and blood magic mix in this intoxicating underground basketball drama. Michael Jordan Ulili is a Filipino basketball prospect destined for greatness, but his social class, racist teammates and bad knee try to block him from reaching the heights of his blood-fated capabilities. When hoop dream becomes fever dream, will he hit the winner?
DreissigSimona Kostova IFFR 2019 120′
Twenty-four hours in the lives of a group of colourful Berliners in their late twenties/early thirties, oscillating between a carefree existence and emptiness.
Twenty-four hours in the lives of a colourful group of friends in Berlin, filmed in their natural habitat of minimalist apartments, with the constant lure of the nightlife. Searching for meaning in life between everyday trials and life’s big questions. Are you reaching your sell-by date when you hit 30?