Nine new films, presented to an film-loving audience jury. The winner receives a Dutch cinema release and TV broadcast by VPRO.
Films in ‘Big Screen Competition’
A Yellow AnimalFelipe Bragança IFFR 2020 115′
Melancholy, tragicomic fable about a bankrupt Brazilian filmmaker links a personal history to the shadows of Portuguese colonialism.
Obsessed with questions about his past, a bankrupt, white Brazilian filmmaker undertakes an epic journey from Brazil to Mozambique and Portugal. This melancholy, tragicomic fable mixes animation, live action, voice-overs, genres and continents to explore Brazil's colonial past.
MosquitoJoão Nuno Pinto IFFR 2020 122′
Mozambique, 1917. Teenage soldier Zacarias travels alone through this Portuguese colony, dizzy with malaria. A film like a feverish dream.
During World War I, heavy fighting also took place in East Africa, far from the European front. In 1917 a solitary Portuguese soldier (17) travels hundreds of kilometres on foot through Mozambique, looking for his platoon. He almost succumbs to malaria and other deprivations. Intoxicating war film without war about a soldier without an army.
EdenÁgnes Kocsis IFFR 2020 153′
Can love save Éva from a world that is making her sick, or will she have to stay in her sterile apartment forever?
Éva lives cut off from the outside world in her sterile blue apartment. She's allergic to just about everything. Are her allergies caused by a polluting multinational corporation, or is she so sensitive and vulnerable she's making herself ill? A science fiction love story that explores the ambiguity of the modern world.
ÉnormeSophie Letourneur IFFR 2020 98′
A famous pianist is unexpectedly pregnant, thanks to her over-controlling husband. This raw comedy bends genders in unexpected, weird ways.
Thanks to her over-controlling husband, a famous and career-minded pianist unexpectedly becomes pregnant. The event changes the dynamics of their relationship. What starts out as an unnerving film on toxic masculinity morphs into a raw, wacky comedy about womanhood, fusional couples and classical music.