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As I Open My EyesLeyla Bouzid IFFR 2016 102′
Part of IFFR White Nights on Saturday 16 July at 21:15
The socially critical lyrics of a Tunisian underground band reinforce the story of this strong debut, situated a few months before the Jasmine Revolution. Teenager Farah, the singer of the band, is the strong-willed embodiment of that spirit of rebellion.
The Garbage HelicopterJonas Selberg Augustsén IFFR 2016 99′
Absurd road movie about three idle twenty-somethings who have to return an antique clock (is it broken or not?) to their grandmother. Highlights of Swedish culture captured in a Jarmuschian black-and-white universe, with humour drier than an IKEA Christmas tree on the 7th of January. With IFFR Live screening on Sun 31 Jan.
The ModelMads Matthiesen IFFR 2016 105′
Sixteen-year-old Emma, just embarked on her modelling career in Paris, clearly doesn’t yet know the fashion world’s unwritten rules about love and sex. A tender coming-of-age story in which the temptations and promises of the fashion industry drive a beauty to insanity. With IFFR Live Screening on Sat 30 Jan.
La noviaPaula Ortiz IFFR 2016 95′
A dazzling adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s play Blood Wedding. A bride must choose between her decent, rich fiancé and her childhood love, with fatal consequences. Beautiful images, vibrant Spanish music and all-consuming passion. With IFFR Live screening on Sun 31 Jan.
PréjudiceAntoine Cuypers IFFR 2016 105′
A provocative psychological family drama, in which on a beautiful summer evening the carefully cherished harmony falls apart. Cédric, usually locked up in his own world, reacts defiantly to the glad tidings of his sister’s pregnancy. Strong debut with an outstanding actors’ ensemble headed by Nathalie Baye as domineering mother. With IFFR Live screening on Sat 30 Jan.