A funeral car cruises the streets of Medellín while a young director tells the story of his past in that violent and conservative city. He remembers the pre-production of his first film, a B-movie with ghosts. The young queer scene of Medellín is the film’s cast, but the main protagonist dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 21, just like many friends of the director. This documentary explores the dreams, doubts and fears of an annihilated generation, and the struggle to carry on making cinema.
In the heart of Bairro Alto, right in the centre of Lisbon, the building of an old printing workshop is demolished to make way for a development of luxury apartments. Seeing this demolition as a perfect image for portraying the death of a certain Lisbon in the wake of the financial crisis and the ensuing real estate and touristic boom, the director proposes to film an urban diary portraying the daily life of the construction site and those who work there.
In the heat of a summer day, Draginja discovers a dead body that resembles her. In the heat of a summer day, Draginja hires a fake husband to show off in front of her friends. In the cold of a winter night, Draginja roams the streets hoping to recover her lost memory. Through three different life possibilities, a middle-aged woman tries to get out of her skin.
Muzzled by the increasingly autocratic regime of the Depression Federation, 16-year-old Marusya decides to join her generations’ suicide statistics by year’s end. Then she meets Kimi and a love story begins between the two millennials caught in the undertow of their oppressive government. Together, Marusya and Kimi film the euphoria, anxiety and misery of their youth, burning the candle at both ends, fuelled by drugs and music.
Haleh is a very protective mother, who easily spoils her 4 years-old boy, Ilya. When one day the boy stops talking, Haleh and her husband Amir start searching for the reason and the remedy for this sudden mutism. The more they try to talk to the boy or consult experts, the worst things are becoming in the couple and the family.
Para Sarya (17 años), una joven kurda refugiada en Japón, la vida parece ir viento en popa: sus notas en la escuela son suficientemente buenas como para pensar en la universidad, está rodeada de buenos amigos y su relación con Sota se está convirtiendo en una especial. Sin embargo, su vida da un vuelco cuando se entera de que el estatus de refugiada que tenía su familia ha sido rechazado, lo que restringe sus posibilidades de trabajar y viajar por la ciudad. Sin embargo, su padre continuaba trabajando para ganarse la vida, por lo que es detenido por “empleo ilegal”. De repente, Sarya se ve obligada a afrontar una situación en la que será responsable no solo de sus hermanos menores, sino de su propia existencia.
This work is a collage of images, repetitions, and memories, built through the intervention of the Colombian news archive during the 80s and 90s. It also reconstructs a story linked to a generation — my generation, that grew up by normalizing violence through these same senseless images.
During the 2014 revolution in Ukraine, 13-year-old street boy Roma runs around the front lines of Kyiv throwing stones and molotov cocktails. He quickly becomes a familiar face and a mascot for the revolution. But behind the camouflage uniform, sunglasses and fearlessness hides a lonely boy from an orphanage who, five years later, turns 18 and is suddenly back on the streets with nothing in his pocket but a lighter and a knife.
Isolated in the Amazon rainforest lives a community of children in deep intimacy with the nature around. Between the waters of the Pastaza River and the top of the trees, these kids run their daily lives almost autonomously and with a strong sense of collaboration.