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’
Some Kind of HeavenLance Oppenheim IFFR 2020 81′
In The Villages in Florida, 130,000 retirees live the dream they have worked so hard for. Until reality comes knocking at the door.
Endless rounds of golf and exercises every morning – the ideal for more than 130,000 residents of one of the biggest ‘retirement reservations’ in the United States: The Villages in Florida. But what about those people who, in spite of all the fruit shakes, nevertheless end up facing sickness and death?
The Pregnant Tree and the GoblinKim Dongryung, Park Kyoungtae IFFR 2020 115′
Former 'comfort woman' at an American base in Korea re-writes her history into something supernatural. Sublime.
Sublime film about a former 'comfort woman' who lives next to an American military base in Korea. Faced with death, she re-writes her history as revenge against obscurity. A docufiction that transforms her unbearable existence into something increasingly spiritual, fantastical and touching.
Shell and JointHirabayashi Isamu IFFR 2020 154′
Understated humour and philosophy go hand in hand in this Japanese comedy that strings offbeat moments together.
Understated, intelligent comedy by award-winning director of short films Hirabayashi Isamu. Japanese capsule hotel users philosophise about sex, death and love. The tight framing and absurdist humour make it seem as if the makers of Toren C (offbeat Dutch TV series) and Roy Andersson have had a completely idiosyncratic Japanese love child.
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.