A selection of fifteen feature-length debut films, presented at IFFR in world or international premiere.
Films in ‘Bright Future Competition’
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.
For the Time BeingSalka Tiziana IFFR 2020 71′
During a sultry summer holiday in the remote Spanish mountains, estranged family members are forced to relate to one another.
Nine-year-old German twins arrive at their father's paternal home in rural Spain, where they are received by their grandma and aunt. As father is delayed, they are all stuck with each other. Atmospheric drama in which time seems to curdle under the burning sun to a soundtrack of crickets.
My Mexican BretzelNuria Giménez IFFR 2020 72′
Excerpts from the diary of a woman and beautiful images made in the post-war decades by a man combine to weave an enchanting narrative.
The glamourous lives of Vivian and Léon Barrett immediately following World War II were full of love, success and tragedy, at times seeming too good to be true. Excerpts from the diary of a woman and beautiful footage shot in the post-war decades by a man together form an enchanting narrative.
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.