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’
Make UpClaire Oakley IFFR 2020 86′
Psychological thriller set in a deserted caravan park where 19-year-old Ruth struggles with her feelings for her boyfriend and a young woman.
An almost deserted caravan park in Cornwall is the backdrop to this psychological thriller about 19-year-old Ruth, who discovers powerful new emotions after moving into the park with her boyfriend Tom. Jealousy, fear and lust arise in this mysterious, ominous setting, fuelled by inexplicable events.
Merry Christmas, YiwuMladen Kovacevic IFFR 2020 94′
Portrait of a surreal society in Yiwu, China where almost exclusively Christmas decorations are manufactured year round.
The workers at over 600 factories in Yiwu, China manufacture Christmas decorations year round. The camera trails the workers at the factory and elsewhere – their conversations, love issues, a game of pool, shopping and eating, and the calls home, far away from Yiwu's prosperity. A portrait of a surreal society.
VHYesJack Henry Robbins IFFR 2020 72′
Life seemed so straightforward in the 1980s. A 12-year old's hilarious, bizarre home video provides a different perspective.
Oh, the 1980s! Women in tight aerobics wear and Tel Sell ads for (Truly Fantastic!) ballpoints. A deliciously crazed, retro comedy shot in VHS with a pinch of Blair Witch and ... climate porn? Hilarious fun for everyone with a fruit fly's attention span and nostalgia for fast forwarding.
Air ConditionerFradique IFFR 2020 72′
Air conditioners mysteriously fall from buildings in the Angolan capital. Pleasantly free film with a great soundtrack.
Air conditioners mysteriously start falling from buildings in the Angolan capital. The search for a working unit forms the starting point for an pleasantly free film representing the city's heartbeat. A great jazzy soundtrack, a rap and the chaotic hum of the city guide us through its streets and buildings.