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’
The Seven Last WordsKaveh Nabatian, Ariane Lorrain, Sophie Goyette, Juan Andrés Arango, Sophie Deraspe, Karl Lemieux, Caroline Monnet IFFR 2019 74′
Challenging and varied omnibus film by seven Canadian filmmakers, inspired by Joseph Haydn's composition around the last words of Jesus.
In a mixture of styles (fiction, documentary, experimental), seven Canadian filmmakers allow themselves to be inspired by the composition The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross by Joseph Haydn. They portray themes such as forgiveness, abandonment and triumph in a variety of ways: from religious rituals to intimate scenes. The Callino String Quartet plays Haydn.
That Cloud Never LeftYashaswini Raghunandan IFFR 2019 65′
Waiting for a magic solar eclipse, Indian villagers work on toys that produce sound using 35mm film reels as basic material.
Indian villagers give 35mm film reels a second life as rattling and whistling toys – made by hand. In this way, an originally visual medium acquires new life as a playful source of sound. In this poetic, hybrid art film, monotonous actions in the creation process are augmented with fantasy-filled fables and an approaching solar eclipse.
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.
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.