Abdallah, an Arab Muslim civil engineer married to Greek Cypriot Irene, has to come to terms with his own responsibility in the collapse of a building in an Arab refugee settlement, which caused the death of seven people. Having been radicalized, Iman and Leila, two young Europeans of Arab origin, are sent to Cyprus, with a secret mission. Michelle, a lonely 17-year-old girl, falls for Angelos, a handsome, domineering young man. Ultimately, the three stories will overlap in an unexpected way.
A man and a woman, Aris and Anna, meet in a dream-like coastal town. The town is full of antennas, which emit the voices of the Vanished Ones, inhabitants of the town that have suddenly and inexplicably disappeared. As we watch the daily life and the bizarre rituals of the inhabitants, rituals devoted to the lost ones, Anna and Aris fall in love. A few days later, Anna suddenly disappears.
Ella is a 34-year-old theatre dresser and mistress who experiences the sudden death of her lover. She attends his Shivah (a Jewish mourning ritual) while keeping her identity under wraps, and dives into a world once forbidden to her. Through intimate encounters with his brother, parents, and, especially, his wife, she examines her place in his life and eventually demands her legitimate right to mourn.
11-year-old Jabai sells mountain onions alongside the highway and, one day, he catches his idol trucker having sex with his mother. Jabai and his sister, Saniya, embark on a journey from their small village in Kazakhstan to China, to obtain the only thing that will save their father and help him become a strong man, the ‘Golden Viagra’.
Forty-year-old Waleed lives in Haifa with his wife and children, and dreams of a writing career while suffering from chronic depression. He develops a close relationship with his neighbour, a small-time crook, with an ulterior plot in mind. While the scheme turns into an unexpected friendship between the two men, it leads them into a journey of dark encounters.
After finishing a job on a Texas oil rig, John returns to his hometown in Mississippi where he will confront not only his own repressed trauma, but that of a society grieving dying American myths.
Noelia, a 40-year-old Puerto Rican visual artist, discovers her cancer has metastasized after spending several years in remission. Despite the insistence of her partner, Jorge, she refuses to continue her treatment and decides to return to Vieques, the small Caribbean island east of Puerto Rico where she grew up and where her mother, Flora, lives. Once there, she keeps her cancer a secret in order to live freely and throws herself into the work she had dedicated herself to years before: denouncing pollution left by the U.S. military after 60 years of military exercises on the island.
SCREENING: Limassol (28/04), 20:00 / Nicosia (27/4), 20:00
Signe and Thomas are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn when Thomas suddenly breaks through as a contemporary artist. In response, Signe makes a desperate attempt to regain her status by creating a new persona hell-bent on attracting attention and sympathy.