A harvest of outstanding features – the future classics of arthouse cinema. Including VR works.
Films in ‘Voices Main Programme’
You Will Die at TwentyAmjad Abu Alala IFFR 2020 105′
Stunningly beautiful fable about the straitjacket of tradition and the call of freedom in Sudan. Coming-of-age with deep significance.
This Sudanese fiction feature is a marvellous fable of classic beauty about the straitjacket of tradition, the call of freedom and the power of cinema. Young Muzamil has been told he will die when he turns twenty. Can he break the spell? Dedicated to the victims of the Sudanese Revolution.
Terminal SudRabah Ameur-Zaïmeche IFFR 2020 96′
Thriller about a doctor in a former French colony who tries to keep doing his job in a lawless country.
A loyal doctor with a drinking problem tries to keep doing his job in an unnamed North African country. A difficult proposition where lawlessness, violence and fear have a chokehold on things. He should leave, says his girlfriend; but the doctor stays, and that takes its toll.
A Witness Out of the BlueFung Chih-chiang IFFR 2020 104′
An incompetent detective needs some help in a murder case from the sole witness: a parrot. Amusing police thriller from Hong Kong.
An incompetent detective, a mysterious criminal and a talking parrot that is the major witness to a murder are just a few of the ingredients in this highly entertaining police thriller. Fung Chih-chiang, previously screenwriter for Stephen Chow and Johnnie To, again proves that no city is as perfect for genre cinema as Hong Kong.
A Dark, Dark ManAdilkhan Yerzhanov IFFR 2020 130′
Jet-black, absurdist, anti-Hollywood action film about corrupt Kazakh village. Detective Bekzat disrupts the vicious circle of fear and violence.
Jet-black, absurdist-comedy-coated, anti-Hollywood action film about corruption in a Kazakh village. Detective Bekzat, charged with killing a suspect, has a change of heart when a female journalist from the city forces him to truly investigate the murder of a homeless boy.