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ROTTERDAM 2018

Rotterdam announces all of the titles selected for Bright Future

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- The festival's section dedicated to young, emerging film talent will screen 48 features

Rotterdam announces all of the titles selected for Bright Future
Wandering Star by Alberto Gracia

The 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced all of the titles selected for its Bright Future main programme dedicated to young, emerging film talent. The 48 feature films (some of which have been announced previously here) offer a wide range of subject matters and geographical origins, seen through the eyes of daring filmmakers with a fresh, clear style and vision. Within this line-up, all feature-length film debuts that are having their world or international premiere in Rotterdam are eligible for the Bright Future Award, worth €10,000.

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Some of the main highlights of the section are the world premieres of the new films by Spain's Alberto Gracia (FIPRESCI Award for The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser [+see also:
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at Rotterdam in 2013) and Portugal's Susana Nobre, as well as the international premieres of films by Italy's Fulvio Risuleo and Belgium's Ruben Desiere.

Here are all of the feature films confirmed for the Bright Future section:

Bright Future – Competition

August at Akiko's - Christopher Makoto Yogi (USA)
Azougue Nazareth
- Tiago Melo (Brazil)
The Bangle Seller
- Ere Gowda (India)
Counting Tiles
- Cynthia Choucair (Lebanon)
Ella & Nell
- Aline Chukwuedo (Germany)
The Flower Shop
 [+see also:
film review
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interview: Ruben Desiere
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]
 - Ruben Desiere (Belgium/Slovakia)
The Heart [+see also:
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- Fanni Metelius (Sweden)
Impermanence - Zeng Zeng (China)
Look Up [+see also:
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 - Fulvio Risuleo (Italy/France)
My Friend the Polish Girl [+see also:
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 - Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek (United Kingdom/Poland)
Poisonous Roses [+see also:
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- Fawzi Saleh (Egypt/France)
Rabot [+see also:
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 - Christina Vandekerckhove (Belgium)
Respeto – Alberto Monteras II (Philippines)
The Return [+see also:
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]
 - Malene Choi Jensen (Denmark)
Their Remaining Journey - John Clang (Singapore/USA/Taiwan)
Tower - Sebastián Múnera (Colombia/Mexico)
Bums - Gustavo Biazzi (Argentina)
Windspiel [+see also:
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 - Peyman Ghalambor (Germany)

Bright Future – Premieres

All You Can Eat Buddha - Ian Lagarde (Canada)
Ambiguous Places - Ikeda Akira (Japan)
Blockage - Mohsen Gharaei (Iran)
Wandering Star [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Alberto Gracia
film profile
]
- Alberto Gracia (Spain)
Hit the Night - Jeong Gayoung (South Korea)
My Own Private Hell - Guto Parente, Pedro Diógenes (Brazil)
Jonaki [+see also:
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- Aditya Vikram Sengupta (India/France/Singapore)
Ordinary Time [+see also:
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 - Susana Nobre (Portugal/France)
The Pain of Others - Penny Lane (USA)
Permanent Green Light [+see also:
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]
- Dennis Cooper, Zac Farley (France)
Sol alegria - Tavinho Teixeira (Brazil)
YEAH - Suzuki Yohei (Japan)

Bright Future

¾ [+see also:
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interview: Ilian Metev
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]
 - Ilian Metev (Bulgaria/Germany)
Cocote [+see also:
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 - Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias (Dominican Republic/Argentina/Germany/Qatar)
Drift [+see also:
trailer
interview: Helena Wittmann and Theresa…
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]
 - Helena Wittmann (Germany)
The Wild Boys [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Bertrand Mandico
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]
 - Bertrand Mandico (France)
The Gulf [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Emre Yeksan
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]
- Emre Yeksan (Turkey/Germany/Greece)
Gutland [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Govinda Van Maele
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]
 - Govinda Van Maele (Luxembourg/Belgium/Germany)
The Watchman - Alejandro Andújar (Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico/Brazil)
Life and Nothing More [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Antonio Méndez Esparza
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]
 - Antonio Méndez Esparza (USA/Spain)
Meteors [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Gürcan Keltek
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]
 - Gürcan Keltek (Turkey/Netherlands)
Mama - Jin Xingzheng (China)
Milla [+see also:
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 - Valérie Massadian (France/Portugal)
The Nothing Factory [+see also:
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interview: Pedro Pinho
film profile
]
 - Pedro Pinho (Portugal)
Resurrection [+see also:
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 - Kristof Hoornaert (Belgium)
Soldiers. Story from Ferentari [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Ivana Mladenovic
film profile
]
 - Ivana Mladenovic (Romania/Serbia/Belgium)
Sweating the Small Stuff - Ninomiya Ryutaro (Japan)
Closeness [+see also:
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 - Kantemir Balagov (Russia)
Those Who Are Fine [+see also:
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]
- Cyril Schäublin (Switzerland)

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