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’
Longa noiteEloy Enciso IFFR 2020 90′
Reflective drama about civilian memories of the Spanish Civil War. How did that war, and the Franco dictatorship, shape their lives?
During his trip through Spain, several years after the Spanish Civil War, a man in this drama speaks to his countrymen about the effect that war has had on their daily lives. How did they experience the struggle, what relationships changed, what happened to their political views? Who feels like a victor − or a loser?
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.
LusalaMugambi Nthiga IFFR 2020 61′
A young man leaves his wealthy adoptive home in Nairobi but demons from his past block his transition to adulthood.
Lusala is almost a grownup. Time to leave the nest, according to his wealthy adoptive family. He dives head-first into his new life as a car mechanic with a tiny apartment in Nairobi but demons from his past block his path to adulthood.
Tierra adentroMauro Colombo IFFR 2020 70′
Filmmaker Mauro Colombo’s immerses himself in the Darién Gap, a dense and mysterious jungle that divides Panama and Colombia.
Colombo’s urgent documentary feature debut shows the filmmaker immersing himself in the Darién Gap, a dense and mysterious jungle that divides Panama and Colombia. At the dangerous border between these two countries, guerrillas, immigrants, indigenous people, farmers, drug traffickers, police, and wild animals cross paths.