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’
The Evening HourBraden King IFFR 2020 115′
An empathetic portrait of economic decline and spiritual redemption in a rural American mining town where the drug trade has become part of the social fabric.
An empathetic portrait of economic decline and spiritual redemption in a rural American mining town where the drug trade has become part of the social fabric. Drugs dealer and carer for the elderly Cole Freeman is caught in a dilemma: his job contributes to a sense of solidarity, while his sideline devastates the lives of young people.
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.
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.
El cazadorMarco Berger IFFR 2020 101′
Compact drama about a 15-year old boy who receives a video of him having sex with another boy.
15-year old homosexual Ezéquiel’s sexual awakening rapidly lands him in a moral dilemma. Compact, conspicuously subdued drama by Argentinian director Marco Berger, who won the Berlin festival's Teddy Award for Ausente in 2011.