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’
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.
Fanny Lye Deliver'dThomas Clay IFFR 2020 110′
Genre mix of western, invasion thriller and survival drama shows the political and sexual liberation of a deeply devout woman in 1657 England.
England, 1657. Fanny Lye has always been taught to subject herself to the discipline of God and her husband's hands. Until two strangers suddenly turn up at their remote farm. This genre mash-up of western, invasion thriller and survival drama portrays the political and sexual liberation of a deeply religious woman, filmed on 35mm.
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.
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.