Omar climbs over a separation wall for Nadia’s love. He is a thoughtful boy and a focused baker. He lands on the other side as a resistance fighter who faces choices about how to be a man. The brutal and beautiful uncertainty of the human condition is as much the hero of the film as Omar. We’re left to wonder about the impact of the choices we make when all our reference points have been destroyed.
82′ / 2013
Paloma is a lonely single mother whose relationship with her 15-year-old son Hector has grown awkwardly close, since Hector serves as the only male figure in her life. Paloma and Hector live as a couple in an insular world, but when they take a vacation to a beachside resort, Hector meets Jazmin, a girl who is the same age as him, and Paloma finds herself competing with Jazmin for her son’s attention.
93′ / 2013
Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Junior is nine years old and has “bad hair.” He wants to have it straightened for his yearbook picture, like a fashionable pop singer. This puts him at odds with his mother. The more he tries to look sharp and make his mother love him, the more she rejects him, until he has to face a painful decision.
125′ / 2013
Kasra is an Iranian author who manages to write down his memoirs secretly, despite the strict monitoring by security services. His stories are related to his time in jail as a political prisoner. Once he is ready to publish these writings, people in the security service apparatus manage to uncover Kasra’s plans. They will do anything to destroy his manuscripts.
Bettie, in her early sixties, is jilted by her lover, and is left alone to deal with the financial problems of her family’s restaurant. So what should she do with her life now? She gets into her car to go for a drive round the block to get away from it all. But her journey turns out not quite as she had planned.
They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine, Moldavia…They spend all their time hanging around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. Daniel, a discreet man in his early fifties, has his eye on one of them – Marek. Gathering his courage, he speaks to him. The young man agrees to visit Daniel the following day at his place…
On the day of her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony and falls to her death with a smile on her face. When the police investigate the cause of this apparent suicide, Angeliki’s family insists that her death was an accident. The family’s secrets are slowly unravelled as Angeliki’s younger brother unintentionally reveals clues during the investigation. One by one they will break down, until violence will, once again, offer a solution.
Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit, Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders survive as the modern world collapses around them?
Stockholm 1982. A film about Bobo, Klara and Hedvig, three 13-year-old girls who roam the streets. Who are brave and tough and strong and weak and confused and weird. Who have to take care of themselves way too early. Who start a punk band without any instruments, even though everybody says that punk is dead.