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 ProposalJill Magid IFFR 2019 83′
Strange things happen in the struggle to make the hidden archives of architect Luis Barragán public again.
It’s an unusual wedding gift: the archives of Mexican architect Luis Barragán. Federica Zanco asked her fiancé for them in 1995, and has kept them since then from the rest of the world. Artist Jill Magid tries to regain this piece of heritage through flattering letters and a strange proposal.
Enquanto estamos aquiClarissa Campolina, Luiz Pretti IFFR 2019 75′
Poetic, fictionalised film diary about globalisation and migration, brought back to the essence of human micro-politics: desire, fear and hope.
Two lives cross paths in New York City: the Lebanese Lamis is a newcomer, while the Brazilian woman Wilson has been living there illegally for 10 years. Using images of New York, Brazil and Berlin, globalisation and migration is reduced from the macro-political scale to its human essence: desire, intimacy, hope and fear.
You Have the NightIvan Salatić IFFR 2019 82′
Montenegrin debut about a bankrupt shipyard and the locals, who literally see their life ebbing away. Or: the anatomy of a community.
Devastation dominates everything in this Montenegrin feature debut about a bankrupt shipyard and the locals, who see their lives ebbing away, literally and metaphorically. Many silences, dramatic twists and characters that are mercilessly isolated in their grey surroundings: the disconsolate mood is of a post-apocalyptic order.
FabianaBrunna Laboissière IFFR 2019 89′
As she approaches retirement, a transgender truck driver looks back on her life on the road, with a different sweetheart in every town.
Documentary road movie in which Fabiana, a transgender Brazilian truck driver nearing retirement, has to come to terms with a less peripatetic life in the future. After one last journey, this self-assured trucker must exchange her life of adventure, old friends and easy-going lovers on the road for a new, bourgeois life.