A harvest of outstanding features – the future classics of arthouse cinema.
Films in ‘Voices Main Programme’
BelmonteFederico Veiroj IFFR 2019 75′
At the age of 43, painter Javier Belmonte can no longer camouflage his fear of life and insecurity with bohemian bravura.
What’s wrong with Belmonte that makes him repel people with his divergent behaviour, even risking losing his young daughter? He wants both a free artist's life and normal family life, but on the other hand he doesn't. The director of A Useful Life and The Apostate takes warm, ironic pleasure in wrong-footing the viewer.
Widow of SilencePraveen Morchhale IFFR 2019 85′
Colourful, poetic film about a woman in Kashmir who takes up the fight against corruption for her family and missing husband.
Aasia is a 'half-widow': her husband, like many men in this Indian region of Kashmir plagued by corruption and violence, was arrested and never returned. She works hard for her family and in the meantime tries in vain to obtain a death certificate for him. A colourful and poetic film about a painful situation with a bizarre twist.
BNK48: Girls Don't CryNawapol Thamrongrattanarit IFFR 2019 108′
Behind the scenes of a popular Thai girl band lurks a hyper-competitive world dominated by popularity and social media followers.
BNK48, the most popular girl band in Thailand, is all about cuteness. Through revealing interviews with some of the 50 band members, this documentary sketches the very different real lives of Thai superstars: reaching the top means competitiveness, stress and armies of social media followers.
Diorama No.4: Die Fernweh Oper (try-out)Daniel Ernst IFFR 2019 20′
In this interactive VR presentation filled with amazement, you are serenaded by Asteria, a giant opera star made of star material.
Many sailors navigate using her: the star Asteria, a 15-metre-tall opera diva, born from protostellar matter and clouds of gas. She sings about the astronomical distance between her and her lost lover. Blinded by grief, she doesn’t see how she is slowly changing into a black hole. Can you find her in this virtual-reality diorama?