Liu Xian will always remember the loneliest and bluest of summers when she was 15. After her mother has to go abroad for work, Xian is thrown into the care of her father, a free-spirited photographer, who she has barely seen since her parents’ divorce. He’s struggling financially and is fooling around with his assistant who has an 18-year-old daughter, Mingmei. Soon, Mingmei appears like a ray of shining light to Xian. During this restless summer, the conflict between the innocence and the impulses of youth will leave an indelible mark on Xian…
Annie just graduated college. As she falls into an aimless summer, she finds herself entangled with Tyler, a woman she meets at a bar and Danny, Tyler's co-worker or best friend or…? Annie can never tell. The film follows Annie through a summer of self-discovery as she, Tyler, and Danny each battle for unrequited connection, ultimately helping Annie find her voice in desire and independence.
Everyone uses. You use. I use. Use people. Do you feel superior? Do you think you don't use? But in reality, people don't exist, people are You. He means you. He uses you. How much does private life affect art? Julen uses people. Marian uses her friend June. Using friends to make a film. Money. Maybe a film is not about art or storytelling, maybe it's just another way of power.
Leaving her village to follow her dream of becoming an actress, Hiam Abbass also left behind her mother, grandmother and seven sisters. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to journey through the vanished places among the scattered memories of four generations of daring Palestinian women.
In a small village in Finland, which has relied solely on metallurgical activities for the past two centuries, the poet and writer Mika Lätti, and his friend, director Aki Kaurismäki, are constructing their own cinema theater within an old foundry. Employing recycled wood, metal, and pre-owned furniture, Kaurismäki and the residents of Karkkila collaboratively craft Kino Laika. The venue is surrounded by Cadillacs, motorcycles, rock bars, and the awe-inspiring beauty of nature, encapsulating the very essence of cinema’s enchantment - a place where the magic resides in its profound capacity to instigate change.
Maria Callas made her Paris debut with this legendary performance at the Paris Opéra on December 19th, 1958, for one night only. It was a major social event, attended by “Le Tout Paris”. The repertoire in this performance shows Callas at her best, both in recital and as an operatic actress. Visual elements were as important as the vocal dimensions in her art. Meticulously restored from the recently discovered original 16mm reels and a newly discovered sound source – this is an opportunity to experience this historical performance as never before.
A pink old-aesthetic bathroom. In the middle of it stands a bathtub where two young men relax while smoking a joint. As the joint takes effect, they begin to philosophise about the origin and creation of the elements, until the conversation turns in to more personal topics.
An apocalyptic film is suddenly interrupted by a strange ad.
Short documentary film in which ghosts, both real and imagined, haunt the lives of a rural community in a small town of post-apartheid South Africa.
A dinner in the backyard serves as an opportunity for a married couple to communicate their thoughts regarding the inevitable divorce. With each sip of beer and with each bite of the fresh bruschetta, emotions gain ground against the sober intellect. Their daughter comes in a flash and surprises her parents in a portrait of a perfect family. How are they going to tell her about the separation?
Celia is a ballet dancer. She lands the main role of the play "The Nutcracker" after a hard casting process. Not only did she receive this good news but she also discovers she is pregnant. Her partner, Álvaro, dreams about being a father. However, this is not compatible with Celia's career right now.
Lucía and her three friends are teenagers. Today they have in their hands, as a result of chance, some invitations to a party that will make them experience a very exciting and magical night. But far from that, destiny has prepared something very different for Lucía, something that will change her life.
The Bois de Vincennes. The ruins of a colonial exposition building where strange voices and old images slumber that no one wants to revive. Yet Moussa has only one obsession: to keep close to him his friend whose lifeless body has returned to Senegal.
A group of actresses and a director living in a house under construction for a week. Improvised fictions, karaoke and cinema. The search for a film as an improbable goal. Sorority, laughter and collective creation to invent a film-experience about the craft and the creation process of this group of women.
An army man is locking his trophies in a jewelry box, as a keepsake. He takes a family photo, as a keepsake. He films recruits at boot camp as a keepsake. He is caught on CCTV, committing a crime.The crime will remain embedded in a computer's Memory.
Ane and Andrea have sex and an enormous thirst and while outside life continues, they want to go on, they don't want to stop until they are together once and for all. They kiss and screw to the limits of their energy, until outside care has to come to the rescue.
In the Greek Parliament, politicians, police officers and janitors deal with boredom and antagonistic co-workers. The historic building is weighing them down with its inescapable, rich, Greek history, as they try to navigate their existential anxiety. Power games make tensions rise coercing them to act like children, leaving them feeling left out, sour and bruised. But through an act of kindness, the surroundings disappear. Music will help them become honest, earnest and vulnerable. Music will set them free before it’s too late, hopefully.
The youngest member of the family moves away. Between trips back and forth to its hometown, a collection of voicemails and homemade videos draw the portrait of a family that faces the death of one of its members.
Valley Pride represents one of California´s most important regions of industrial agriculture. Corporate agricultural production interests have been able to successfully cultivate and exploit this geological part of the Sonora desert through a gigantic irrigation system fed by the Colorado River, as well as the All-American Canal specifically engineered for this purpose. The system´s run-off flows through pipes, pumps and canals leading to the Salton Sea, an artificial lake that is approaching ecological as well as economic disaster, just as bordering regions of Mexico.
In a fable made by hyper-mechanisms of the future, a message in an algorithmic bottle relives a story of extinction from the past to a clay humanoid in the present.
We invited a group of people to a reading of the script of a movie about a man who romanced women in order to swindle them. As the reading progressed, people began to dig into their own stories. The whole thing was recorded live. The result is a shared reflection on the ideal of romantic love and the extraordinary (and not necessarily positive) influence it has on men and women.
A shot breaks the dusk. Hunters with GPS screens follow their dogs into the forest, and the night catches up with them. Elsewhere, Maina counts her sheep daily. The wolf has been sighted nearby. Adam, fascinated by this apparition, goes out to look for it with his camera, taking advantage of the full moon. Everyone relates to the animal in their own way, but they agree on one thing: they all want to see without being seen.
A través de una canción, Wikiemakumeok DOnK visibiliza el proceso del grupo de editoras de Wikipedia recuperando la genealogía de Wikiemakumeok. Estas mujeres cuentan el origen de la iniciativa y qué hacen semanalmente para lograr un equilibrio entre las biografías de mujeres y hombres en Wikipedia, como un camino para conseguir una mayor igualdad en el mundo digital. El relato teje una bonita historia, entre notas y biografías femeninas, con una clara intención divulgativa reflejando la realidad en distintas localidades de Euskadi.
Agnès Varda, iconoclastic instigator of the New Wave, reinvented what film could look like and what stories they could tell. Varda herself is an instantly recognisable figure, who we have come to know through her own lens. The film reveals a brand new perspective on the influential filmmaker’s life and work, with never-before-seen archive footage and illuminating interviews with her family, friends and collaborators.