Representing the cutting edge of contemporary feature-length filmmaking, a selection of emerging talent working with original subject matter and an individual style.
Films in ‘Bright Future Main Programme’
My Morning LaughterMarko Djordjevic IFFR 2020 94′
Tied to his mother's apron strings and never had a girlfriend. It's high time 28-year-old Dejan stood on his own two feet.
His father drives him mad, his mother treats him like a child and he's never had a girlfriend. High time for 28-year-old teacher Dejan to fly out of the nest. This happens in fits and starts in this Serbian tragicomedy, in which everything seems to look deliberately unpolished.
The FeverMaya Da-Rin IFFR 2020 98′
Hypnotic drama about a native Amazonian whose life is disrupted when his daughter tells him she wants to study in Brasilia.
Middle-aged native widower Justino’s life is disrupted when his daughter tells him she wants to go study in Brasilia. This hypnotic fiction feature by Brazilian director Maya Da-Rin won the international film critics’ award in Locarno, where lead actor Regis Myrupu also won Best Actor.
Dwelling in the Fuchun MountainsGu Xiaogang IFFR 2020 150′
The ups and downs of the Yu Family in the Chinese provincial town of Fuyang. Panoramic impression of radical changes, told with calm, reserved empathy.
The filmmaker started his prize-winning, hypnotically told debut with no formal training, private funding and a local cast of amateur actors. An immersion in the Yu Family's life in the provincial town of Fuyang for a year, characterised by calm humanism and reserved empathy.
Suzanne DaveauLuísa Homem IFFR 2020 115′
Passionate geographer Suzanne Daveau carried out field research in inhospitable surroundings. Her life’s story is told in stunning photo series and footage.
Rich documentary portrait of a passionate geographer way ahead of her time. Suzanne Daveau (1925, France) undertook field research in the most inhospitable environments: nothing could stop her. Using stunning photo series and footage, she tells the story of her life, in which work and private life became one.