A harvest of outstanding features – the future classics of arthouse cinema. Including VR works.
Films in ‘Voices Main Programme’
You Know HimErcan Kesal IFFR 2020 103′
In just one day, a political outsider is shattered by the opportunism of the electorate and the cynicism of the party leaders.
Doctor Kemal's day starts promisingly. That evening, the leader of the party is to confirm his candidacy as mayor of a district of Istanbul. But as he makes the rounds of political leaders and voters, it becomes clear that he is no match for the opportunism of the electorate.
FidelityNigina Sayfullaeva IFFR 2020 82′
Actress Jevgenia Gromova shines as Russian Lena in a passionless marriage, who rediscovers her sexuality through a string of affairs.
Jealousy drives married, yet sexually neglected Lena to take a series of lovers. Complex, explicitly shot psychological drama from a female perspective. Director Nigina Sayfullaeva studies the role of sex, power and vulnerability in relationships, revealing that what remains undiscussed soon begins to fester.
Zombi ChildBertrand Bonello IFFR 2020 103′
Old Haiti and contemporary France are drawn together in this unique zombie film about colonialism, folklore and adolescence.
Forget the clichés of the zombie genre. Bonello goes back to the origins of the living dead, rooted in Haitian folklore and colonialism. The result: an ambitious, conceptual genre film featuring the intriguing parallel stories of a Haitian teenager at a French boarding school today and a zombie slave on a sugar plantation in 1962.
Bitter ChestnutGurvinder Singh IFFR 2020 100′
Seventeen-year-old Kishan faces a dilemma: uncertain adventure in the city, or a predictable life in his Himalayan village?
Kishan is at the crossroads of youth and adulthood. He wants more than the predictable life offered by his village in the Himalayas, but has heard from friends that life in the city can be hard. Against the background of global urbanisation, this intimate coming-of-age drama shows the strength of traditional village communities.