Critics' Choice V: Absence

The notion of ‘absence’, and its charismatic/evil twin ‘presence’, and their electrifying field of tension, have been at the core of the Critics’ Choice programmes at IFFR ever since their return in 2015. Films need to be seen, but in order to really come alive they need to be experienced, embraced, examined. Or, in terms of this year’s IFFR #feelIFFR: they need to be felt, with all our senses, including the reflective ones.