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.
Take Me Somewhere NiceEna Sendijarević IFFR 2019 91′
Refreshing, dryly comedic, strangely shot road movie about Bosnian-Dutch girl’s exploration of her country of origin.
Alma travels to Bosnia to bid farewell to a father she hardly knows. This starts a journey with an unknown destination in which the outwardly indifferent teen discovers herself and her country of origin. A dryly funny road movie that captures the freshness and alienation of adolescence.
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.
Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn ThemCamila José Donoso IFFR 2019 86′
A hybrid fiction featuring the director’s intriguing grandmother as an anarchist warrior in a Chilean town ravaged by forest fires.
The Chilean coastal town where Nona (66) lives is beset by forest fires. Many lose their homes, yet Nona’s remains proudly unscathed. This hybrid story about an eccentric, anarchic grandmother also and especially portrays a generation scarred for life by recent Chilean history.