IBFF2020 Official Selection
In a remote Mongolian mountains, a woman lives with her mother-in-law and her daughter. Everyone has deserted them except for the people she looks after. Time to time a local man comes and helps her to do her difficult tasks and always asks her to move to the nearest town with him. Her hands are tied to the place, since her mother-in-law wouldn't be able to get accustomed to the town lifestyle.
2\I, the Sunshine
In three episodes, the film tells a family story between tradition and modernity. The father grew up in a small village in the Mongolian mountains. Humble circumstances, but also a strong community shaped his childhood. His family was the first to own a television. But when they invite the village community, all they see and hear is white noise. When they try to repair it, the boy shows his talent as a future engineer. The mother, on the other hand, grew up in a town and was supposed to pursue a career as a snake woman. She struggles with the shadow lying over her family: her mother is depressed and apathetic; her father is absent because he provides for the family through a job abroad. In the third part, the viewer gets to know their son. He grows up surrounded by the wealth his parents had to earn, and he spends his time playing video games. Only a computer mouse that has become human rouses him from his fantasy world.
During a communist revolution in Mongolia, a struggling people of a small village did anything to get by. Some people saw an opportunity to earn from this struggle. In a means of recycling, people were offered to trade in anything metal and paper for small sum of money. When the scavengers emptied the local school library, a young boy tries to save his love and books.
Langholm is a small Scottish Border Town and its quirky inhabitants. The film tries to capture them in relation to their local big event The Langholm Common Riding.
5\The Pleasure Principle
Mysterious murders has been committed in four post-communist cities: Warsaw, Prague, Odessa, and Leipzig. The investigations are carried out by three absolutely different in many aspects criminal police officers. Independently of one another, they soon come to the conclusion that all four murders are connected. Now, to solve the crimes they have to work together.
6\The Rurik Dynasty
Conquest and the struggle of power, victory and defeat, love and betrayal, the rise of culture and the ashes of conflagration – these are just some of the elements of the Rurik dynasty.
The Opioid Epidemic is destroying America. Legendary director Lloyd Kaufman celebrates Troma’s 45th and his 50th year making movies, by taking on Big Pharma, addiction and the intolerance of social media in #ShakespearesShitstorm. This irreverent musical adaptation of “The Tempest” is ripe with bawdy couplets, Hieronymus Boschian images of excess and unrefined iambic pentameter. ̋ #ShakepearesShitstorm marks the most ambitious project in Troma’s 45 year history. Working with one of Hollywood’s best special effects companies, Troma brings a whole new experience to their stylized brand. Having a bigger budget also brought about larger scale on-location filming in Albania (a first for narrative feature films in the country) as well as a celestial orchestral score from Portugal and a little help from the Bard. Shakespeare has never been this raw and unfiltered.
8\Six Feet of Separation
Millions of people forced into solitude for months, struggling with the anxiety, loneliness, and fear of losing everything they have.
TAGLINE: Randy wants to marry his dog, Koko. Is it for Love or Money or Something else? PLOT: "KOKO" is an extraordinary story of a young financial guru (Randy) who suffers a lifetime of heartaches only to discover that the one purest form of love was found in his only true companion… his dog (Koko). RANDY finds a new lease on life and love. As he heals from all of his wounds, he finds himself immediately bonding with Koko, like all pure and natural love does. Randy feels a connection so deep that the only way he can express his commitment to Koko is through the bonds of matrimony. As time goes on, Randy decides to file a court case to be allowed to legally marry Koko and so this tale begins…
10\I Am Vengeance: Retaliation
Former special-forces soldier John Gold is given the opportunity to bring Sean Teague – the man who betrayed his team on their final mission in Eastern Europe several years ago – to justice. Gold would cheerfully see Teague dead, but he is convinced to help transport him to a military prison to pay for his crimes. Along the way, Gold will have to fight off Teague’s team who are attempting to extract him, as well as a sniper seemingly hell-bent on killing Teague before he can be secured.
When MI5 learns that a horrifying new weapon is in enemy hands, agent Andrew Harvey is called in to track it down before it reaches British soil. The clock is ticking. Andrew and his girlfriend, Sarah, also a secret service operative, have only one lead: a beautiful refugee, desperate not to lose her son. But is she desperate enough to betray everything she believes in? And will she do it in time to help them prevent a terrifying attack? As Andrew and Sarah race to unravel a convoluted web of subterfuge and exploitation, they discover there is more at stake than even they knew. And somewhere, at the heart of it, lurks a faceless enemy, who is prepared to use everything--and everyone--at his disposal.
12\The Complex Non-Linear, Interactive
The Complex is an innovative sci-fi thriller interactive movie where the viewer gets involved with story making decisions. This is a non-linear film with multiple narrative paths and outcomes dictated by the viewer interactions’. After a major bio-weapon attack on London, two scientists find themselves in a locked-down laboratory with time, and air, running out. With choose-your-own-adventure style decisions, the viewer’s interactions will have direct impact on the narrative path effecting the lead character’s relationship with others and ultimately leading you to one of nine suspenseful endings.
13\The Marked Man
Dandar was one of the commanders in a horse battalion in Mongolian army during Khalkhiin Gol Battle against Japan's Imperial Army. He never lost a battle and was known as the most feared warrior in the battle field. His success wasn't openly invited by the secret services, since he was never injured and wounded during the battles. Due to personal jealousy of an investigating officer Dandar was persecuted for treason and served rest of his life in war camp alone with the very enemies he fought to protect his country.