Not short, not long: just as long as it takes. IFFR puts the mid-length film in the spotlight.
Films in ‘Bright Future Mid-length’
Together ApartQu Youjia IFFR 2020 52′
A recently deceased man returns home in this absurd, tender reflection on family, loneliness, time and memory.
Post funeral, the widow meets her recently cremated husband at home, very much alive. His long-dead brother also proves to be on his way over. How the bereaved deal with the illogical unfolds in long and composed takes, replete with understated humour and tender reflections on family, loneliness and memory.
Checkpoint BerlinFabrizio Ferraro IFFR 2020 64′
Personal stories meld into a serene, contemplative walk along the history of the Berlin wall.
An elderly filmmaker attends a screening of his latest film in Berlin, occasioning a physical and mental journey along the remnants of the wall. Personal histories meld into a contemplative walk through the city’s past.
The Honor Among ThievesMa Lanhua IFFR 2020 50′
Boundless creativity, rooted in traditional and modern art forms, turns a tale of four thieves into an original visual adventure.
Playful amalgamation of popular Asian and European literary, theatrical and film traditions situated in an industrial no man's land. Boundless creativity turns a tale of four classic thieves surviving in a corrupt world with guile and deception into an original, visually stunning adventure.
Diarios del exilioIrene Gutiérrez IFFR 2020 43′
A compilation of 8mm home movies recalls the exile of hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who fled their country from 1937 to 1977.
This film focuses on the exile of hundreds of thousands of Spaniards experienced from 1937-1977, using 8mm home movies from various archives. This compilation of memorable highlights creates an almost airy feel, against a background of a pervasive sense of displacement.