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History's FutureFiona Tan IFFR 2016 95′
A man with no memory casts off his helplessness and takes off on an odyssey through a tumultuous Europe. Fiction, symbolism and raw reality meet in an associative epic. The feature debut of Dutch visual artist Fiona Tan invites us to muse on our identity and place in the world. With Tiger Talk in Schouwburg Foyer on Thu 28 Jan, 22:00.
The Land of the EnlightenedPieter-Jan De Pue IFFR 2016 85′
An Afghan child knows that a landmine can also be your friend. If you dig it out carefully, you can get money for it. Fiction and documentary, fantasy and myth: the war intertwines irreconcilable realities in perverse ways. An at times painfully intimate portrait of Afghanistan. With Tiger Talk in Schouwburg Foyer on Tue 2 Feb, 22:00.
Motel MistPrabda Yoon IFFR 2016 115′
Erotic fantasies can come to life in the rooms of Motel Mistress. But whether these will be pleasurable for those involved is another matter. A strange disappearance, revenge and aliens all turn up one typical afternoon in this love nest. A fantastic impression of our existential isolation.
Oscuro animalFelipe Guerrero IFFR 2016 107′
Following a storm and some intense, violent events, three women struggle for survival - also mentally - in the primordial forests of Colombia. In serene images without dialogue, debut director Guerrero gives space to these persecuted women and their brave attempts to escape the violence of war. With Tiger Talk in Schouwburg Foyer on Fri 29 Jan, 22:00 and Brave Talk in LantarenVenster 1 on Mon 1 Feb.
Radio DreamsBabak Jalali IFFR 2016 91′
It’s a big day for the little radio station Pars Radio, broadcasting in Persian from San Francisco: Metallica is going to jam in the studio with Kabul Dreams, the first rock band from Afghanistan. But first, everyday life intervenes, in a dryly comical way. With Tiger Talk in Schouwburg Foyer on Mon 1 Feb, 22:00.
La última tierraPablo Lamar IFFR 2016 77′
In precise, unhurried compositions of image and sound, Lamar’s feature debut portrays a man and his dying wife, living in a remote hut in the hills of Paraguay. All the stages of mourning are passed through in a single day in this wordless account of an emotional earthquake. With Tiger Talk in Schouwburg Foyer on Wed 3 Feb, 22:00.
Where I Grow OldMarília Rocha IFFR 2016 99′
Two young Portuguese women try to put down roots in Brazil. Teresa is newly arrived; Francisca has been there a while. This sure-footed, loving portrait of two counterparts, attracting and repelling, is also an ode to Belo Horizonte: a city with no tourist attractions, but bags of atmosphere and lust for life. With Tiger Talk in Schouwburg Foyer on Thu 4 Feb, 22:00.
A Woman, a PartElisabeth Subrin IFFR 2016 98′
While undergoing a personal crisis, a successful actress returns to her old theatre company in New York, looking to find a balance. A psychological portrait filmed in a naturalistic style, of a woman asking herself with increasing desperation: what do I really want? And: is there a guide through the impenetrable forest of modern life? With Tiger Talk in Schouwburg Foyer on Sun 31 Jan, 22:00.