A harvest of outstanding features – the future classics of arthouse cinema.
Films in ‘Voices Main Programme’
Pet NamesCarol Brandt IFFR 2019 75′
Leigh’s holiday, a weekend away from her severely ill mother, does not provide much relief; camping with an ex reopens old wounds.
Modern psychological drama about twenty-something Leigh, whose life consists of caring for her very ill mother. When her mother forces her to go camping for a weekend away, Leigh takes her ex-boyfriend along. But the initially cheerful familiarity between them soon changes when a broken heart turns out not to have healed.
Todos somos marinerosMiguel Ángel Moulet IFFR 2019 104′
Assured debut about three fishermen stranded in an unfamiliar world. How to carry on when life comes to a standstill?
With their ship stranded and the owner bankrupt, life for three Russian fishermen is on hold. What to do now? Stay in Peru? Or bet everything on getting back to Russia? Intelligent, atmospheric debut showing three men surviving in an unfamiliar no man’s land.
Entre dos aguasIsaki Lacuesta IFFR 2019 136′
Twelve years after La leyenda del tiempo, two Roma brothers are reunited in Isaki Lacuesta's Golden Shell winning follow-up.
Isaki Lacuesta has made a sequel to his La leyenda del tiempo (2006). The Roma adolescents back then are now themselves fathers who want the best for their family, but hesitate about what that actually is. An intimate and natural portrait of struggling men that feels like a documentary.
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.