IFFR’s most prestigious competition celebrates the innovative spirit of up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world.
Films in ‘Tiger Competition’
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.
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.
Sons of DenmarkUlaa Salim IFFR 2019 120′
Claustrophobic political thriller in which two young men cornered by xenophobia become embroiled in a devilish dilemma.
Cornered by xenophobia, two young men become embroiled in a devilish dilemma. In response to intimidation, Zakaria decides it's time to act, violently if need be. In Copenhagen, a member of the intelligence community tries to professionally combat the threat.
Koko-di Koko-daJohannes Nyholm IFFR 2019 85′
Two lovers who have grown apart because of sorrow find themselves in an endless nightmare during a camping trip.
A clearing in the forest forms the arena in which two unhappy lovers are at the mercy of the whims of a sadistic trio. Their trials are repeated time and again, like a nightmare from which they cannot awake. How can they escape their cruel, crazy fate? Second feature by director of The Giant.