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Films in ‘Tiger Competition’
Piedra solaAlejandro Telemaco Tarraf IFFR 2020 72′
A lama herder from the Argentine highlands sees his herd threatened by a puma. A mystical story full of breathtaking landscapes.
In the far north of Argentina, at a breathtaking four thousand metre elevation, a lama herder lives close to nature. When a puma threatens his herd, he goes in search of the predator. A mystical meeting ensues. Visually impressive portrait, at the intersection of fiction and documentary, of a centuries-old culture.
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?
El año del descubrimientoLuis López Carrasco IFFR 2020 200′
Seemingly incidental conversations in a bar in Cartagena, Spain, expose an almost forgotten piece of social history.
An almost forgotten piece of social history is revived in a bar in Cartagena, Spain, through the stories of strikers who took part and discussions among young people about class consciousness, the economic crisis and the role of unions. Immersion in the present and a confrontation with past conflicts.
The Cloud in Her RoomZheng Lu Xinyuan IFFR 2020 98′
Twenty-something Muzi returns to her birthplace Hangzhou in this bittersweet, personal debut about a life in limbo.
Chinese filmmaker Zheng Lu Xinyuan's debut is a melancholy, palpably personal film about twenty-something Muzi returning home for the New Year's celebration. Everything seems the same, but different. An expressionist search for love, (in)dependence and connection, filmed in atmospheric shades of black and white.