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Els dies que vindranCarlos Marqués-Marcet IFFR 2019 95′
A nine-month emotional roller-coaster about two lovers expecting their first child, while they hardly even know one another yet.
Fly-on-the-wall story of the pregnancy of a couple who, over nine months, must learn to be three when they haven’t yet learned how to be two. Using the real pregnancy of the actress and actor in the lead roles, the film explores the difficulties of sharing such a deeply transformative experience with another person.
Koko-di Koko-daJohannes Nyholm IFFR 2019 85′
Two lovers who have grown apart because of sorrow find themselves in an endless nightmare during a camping trip.
A clearing in the forest forms the arena in which two unhappy lovers are at the mercy of the whims of a sadistic trio. Their trials are repeated time and again, like a nightmare from which they cannot awake. How can they escape their cruel, crazy fate? Second feature by director of The Giant.
No coração do mundoGabriel Martins, Maurílio Martins IFFR 2019 120′
Surprising Brazilian mosaic film follows the inhabitants of a poor neighbourhood while they try to make ends meet.
Fascinating characters inhabit the poor district of Contagem where Gabriel Martins and Maurelio Martins also grew up. No coração do mundo is their declaration of love for this district and its inhabitants: a surprisingly filmed mosaic story about people who continue to work for a better life – against their better judgement.
Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn ThemCamila José Donoso IFFR 2019 86′
A hybrid fiction featuring the director’s intriguing grandmother as an anarchist warrior in a Chilean town ravaged by forest fires.
The Chilean coastal town where Nona (66) lives is beset by forest fires. Many lose their homes, yet Nona’s remains proudly unscathed. This hybrid story about an eccentric, anarchic grandmother also and especially portrays a generation scarred for life by recent Chilean history.
Present.Perfect.Zhu Shengze IFFR 2019 124′
Portrait of live-streaming Chinese people shows how those who can’t cope offline manage to maintain a social life online through exhibitionism.
Millions of Chinese people do live streaming. Those whose poverty, physical shortcomings or gender prevent them from taking part in the real world find human contact here. A collective portrait based on 800 hours of video material shows fragments of lives that are interwoven with virtual showrooms.
Sheena667Grigory Dobrygin IFFR 2019 96′
A quiet life of a young Russian man turns upside down after he meets a girl from a faraway world that he barely knows.
With his wife Olya, Vadim wants to buy a German tow truck. But this beautiful plan comes to nothing when he falls for a faraway girl he meets online. And so Vadim embarks on an impossible attempt to start afresh a new place with the love of his life: Sheena667. A subtle, poignant tragicomedy on oddities and delusions of life.
Sons of DenmarkUlaa Salim IFFR 2019 120′
Claustrophobic political thriller in which two young men cornered by xenophobia become embroiled in a devilish dilemma.
Cornered by xenophobia, two young men become embroiled in a devilish dilemma. In response to intimidation, Zakaria decides it's time to act, violently if need be. In Copenhagen, a member of the intelligence community tries to professionally combat the threat.
Take Me Somewhere NiceEna Sendijarević IFFR 2019 91′
Refreshing, dryly comedic, strangely shot road movie about Bosnian-Dutch girl’s exploration of her country of origin.
Alma travels to Bosnia to bid farewell to a father she hardly knows. This starts a journey with an unknown destination in which the outwardly indifferent teen discovers herself and her country of origin. A dryly funny road movie that captures the freshness and alienation of adolescence.