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The GiantJohannes Nyholm IFFR 2017 86′
He might be handicapped, but Rikard Boberg has set his sights on winning an important pétanque championship. He thinks he will then be reunited with his mother. Particularly with the help of the giant from his imaginative fantasies. A Western-like soundtrack accompanies the modern fable of cowboy Rikard and his remarkable quest.
HomeIFFR 2017 103′
Where and with whom do you feel at home? This is the theme the teenage friends and their families grapple with in Fien Troch’s latest drama. Who can you truly trust when you have nowhere left to turn? The tension is always palpable, partly thanks to Johnny Jewel’s seamlessly fitting soundtrack.
IFFR Live: The ManIFFR 2017
Danish drama The Man takes place in the international art scene in Copenhagen. Father and son, both artists, meet for the first time. Tension rises as the father, an established artist, seems to have no interest in being a parent, and the son is more focused on his own fast growing career than in getting to know his estranged father.Present at IFFR Live: filmmaker Charlotte Sieling, actors Søren Malling en Jakob Oftebro.Are you unable to attend the interactive IFFR Live event on Sat 28 Jan, 16:00? Check the repeat screenings of The Man here.
The ManCharlotte Sieling IFFR 2017 93′
When the unknown son of world-famous artist Simon suddenly turns up and moves in with him, things start getting tense. Is this just a midlife crisis, professional jealously or justified suspicion? What does the enigmatic Casper really want from him? Satire, thriller and fluently filmed drama set in the art world of the always photogenic Copenhagen.
Mister UniversoTizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel IFFR 2017 90′
Young lion tamer Tairo seeks new happiness in this film which – according to the makers – is about rational and irrational forces. A warm, humane work on life on the margins, in an Italian circus, mangled by an economy no one has any control over.
PrevengeAlice Lowe IFFR 2017 88′
Whereas some pregnant women succumb to a craving for chocolate, Ruth loses herself in bloody murder at the behest of her unborn child. British actress and screenwriter Alice Lowe (Sightseers, 2012) makes her directing debut (and plays the lead) with this humorous, feminist horror film that makes mincemeat of romantic notions of pregnancy.
A Wedding (Noces)Stephan Streker IFFR 2017 95′
The strong bond between Zahira and her parents is tested when an arranged marriage with a Pakistani man is set up as tradition decrees. She faces a heart-rending dilemma. Convincing portrait of the conundrums facing second generation immigrants that unfolds like a Greek tragedy in contemporary Brussels.