A selection of fifteen feature-length debut films, presented at IFFR in world or international premiere.
Films in ‘Bright Future Competition’
BabaiArtem Aisagaliev IFFR 2020 65′
The Babai is the night-time bogeyman for children: traumas determine who you are, according to this claustrophobic portrait of two Russian brothers.
Russian brothers Mark and Gesha struggle with their strict father, while their tough youth illustrates how fear and sadness are unavoidable elements of aging. Using claustrophobic close-ups, Russian filmmaker Artem Aisagaliev provides a universal impression of a human existence characterised by trauma.
Truth or ConsequencesHannah Jayanti IFFR 2020 102′
Earth's richest people have fled into space. This speculative documentary is tender portrait of a desert town.
This speculative documentary is set in a small desert town in the American state of New Mexico. Anchored in nonfiction footage, the film subtly takes place in a near-future when humans are leaving Earth to colonize other planets. A tender portrait of the desert town of Truth or Consequences and the inhabitants.
Los fantasmasSebastián Lojo IFFR 2020 75′
By day, Koki is a nice tourist guide in Guatemala City, but at night he lures men to a hotel – where they are relieved of their property.
In dangerous Guatemala City, handsome Koki lures men to a hotel where they are robbed. He accepts this life as a matter of course – until it suddenly disappears. Using the power of authentic locations and situations, the young director delivers a convincing and exciting character study, and one that makes us stop and think.
Moving OnYoon Dan-bi IFFR 2020 105′
A subtle portrait of three generations of a family forced to live under one roof by circumstance.
Financial and relationship problems force three generations of a family to live together under one roof. Tender, subtly structured portrait of five individuals discovering, exploring or critiquing the meaning of family and other relationships in their lives, each from their own perspective.