IFFR’s most prestigious competition celebrates the innovative spirit of up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world.
Films in ‘Tiger Competition’
Sheena667Grigory Dobrygin IFFR 2019 96′
A quiet life of a young Russian man turns upside down after he meets a girl from a faraway world that he barely knows.
With his wife Olya, Vadim wants to buy a German tow truck. But this beautiful plan comes to nothing when he falls for a faraway girl he meets online. And so Vadim embarks on an impossible attempt to start afresh a new place with the love of his life: Sheena667. A subtle, poignant tragicomedy on oddities and delusions of life.
Present.Perfect.Zhu Shengze IFFR 2019 124′
Portrait of live-streaming Chinese people shows how those who can’t cope offline manage to maintain a social life online through exhibitionism.
Millions of Chinese people do live streaming. Those whose poverty, physical shortcomings or gender prevent them from taking part in the real world find human contact here. A collective portrait based on 800 hours of video material shows fragments of lives that are interwoven with virtual showrooms.
No coração do mundoGabriel Martins, Maurílio Martins IFFR 2019 120′
Surprising Brazilian mosaic film follows the inhabitants of a poor neighbourhood while they try to make ends meet.
Fascinating characters inhabit the poor district of Contagem where Gabriel Martins and Maurelio Martins also grew up. No coração do mundo is their declaration of love for this district and its inhabitants: a surprisingly filmed mosaic story about people who continue to work for a better life – against their better judgement.
Els dies que vindranCarlos Marqués-Marcet IFFR 2019 95′
A nine-month emotional roller-coaster about two lovers expecting their first child, while they hardly even know one another yet.
Fly-on-the-wall story of the pregnancy of a couple who, over nine months, must learn to be three when they haven’t yet learned how to be two. Using the real pregnancy of the actress and actor in the lead roles, the film explores the difficulties of sharing such a deeply transformative experience with another person.