IFFR’s most prestigious competition celebrates the innovative spirit of up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world.
Films in ‘Tiger Competition’
Kala azarJanis Rafa IFFR 2020 85′
In a pretty inhuman environment, caring for animals gives meaning to a taciturn couple. Until they have an accident.
A young couple employed by a pet crematorium finds fulfilment in respectfully removing cadavers. Their love blossoms in an environment where the boundaries between human and animal are fading. Until they run over a dog, and their relationship loses its way.
DesterroMaria Clara Escobar IFFR 2020 127′
A young Brazilian mother walks out of her hopeless relationship and disappears. A big bang of a film, from which several films explode in different directions.
The relationship between a young Brazilian couple seems to be heading for the rocks. Some time after she disappears, he is told that her body is in Argentina. What now? An explosive, disturbing fiction debut, which seems to reinvent itself several times on its way to a poignant conclusion.
Drama GirlVincent Boy Kars IFFR 2020 90′
Vincent Boy Kars probes how he can fictionalise the life of fellow millennial Leyla – or is he making a documentary about drama?
Can drama help us understand ourselves and the world better? Assisted by experienced actors, including Pierre Bokma and Elsie de Brauw, director Vincent Boy Kars re-enacts scenes from the life of Leyla, a young woman who is subjected to a certain amount of confusion in this intriguing experiment. What is still real, and what is fiction?
Beasts Clawing at StrawsKim Yonghoon IFFR 2020 109′
Who will get the bag of money, and where did it come from? An artfully constructed black comedy/crime thriller and compelling summary of human shortcomings in one.
Debut director Kim Yonghoon assembles a great cast (Asura's Jung Woosung and Secret Sunshine star Jeon Doyeon) for his energetic film adaptation of Japanese hard-boiled crime novel Beasts Clawing at Straws. The result is an artfully constructed, black comedy/crime drama as well as a compelling summary of human shortcomings. But where did that bag come from?