A harvest of outstanding features – the future classics of arthouse cinema.
Films in ‘Voices Main Programme’
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?
Tehran: City of LoveAli Jaberansari IFFR 2019 102′
Melancholy and dry humour characterise the stories of three characters looking for love, who don’t fit the norms in Tehran.
A former bodybuilder looks up when he gets the chance to train a young athlete; an overweight receptionist uses her sexy voice to seduce men on the telephone and a downcast religious singer decides to become a wedding entertainer. Three stories about love and loneliness in Tehran, in a film full of drily comic moments.
What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?Roberto Minervini IFFR 2019 123′
Documentary shot in beautiful black-and-white, about the New Black Panther Party's campaign for equal rights for the Afro-American community.
In this award-winning documentary shot in stunning black-and-white, Italian filmmaker Minervini closely follows several black residents of New Orleans. He shows the pain, uncertainty and anger that grips their community when, in the summer of 2017, a number of shocking murders of black men test the community to breaking point.
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.