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’
Black MotherKhalik Allah IFFR 2019 77′
Life’s key elements come together in this visual film symphony and ode to today's colourful Jamaica.
Life’s key elements come together in the colourful Jamaica portrayed by Khalik Allah. In this polyphonic film symphony, every inhabitant views their island paradise differently, be they prostitutes, graybeards, rappers, Rastafarians or pregnant women.
Tarde para morir jovenDominga Sotomayor IFFR 2019 110′
Coming-of-age story about three Chilean teenagers reflects the growing pains of Chile’s new democracy in the early 1990s.
Through the eyes of teenagers Sofia, Lucas and Clara, we see life in a Chilean commune in the summer of 1990, as the residents prepare to celebrate the new year. The experiences of the three teenagers reflect the growing pains of Chile’s new democracy, after almost two decades of military dictatorship.
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.
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.