The chickens are suspicious, the relationships are dubious and businesses are shady. Margarita and Güte are stuck in their stagnant and unhealthy rural village. But they can‘t decide whether to leave the place or to change it. Meanwhile people are disappearing, the radio is sending messages and the world is awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Columba that will take humans to the edge of the solar system. "But out there is nothing" says someone at the dinner table.
In a small town in Chile, rural life deals with the electric grid that provides power to the rest of the country. A child ventures out among hundreds of transmission towers and thermoelectric power plants and giving himself over to chasing rabbits. In the darkness, the threatening presence of the large-scale industrial complex reveals the workings of an unequal system.
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.
A Polish van traverses the roads of Ukraine. On board, the driver-director and evacuated people, following the Russian invasion. The vehicle becomes a fragile and temporary refuge, a zone of confidences of exiles who have only one objective left, to escape the war.
Days after giving birth to a stillborn baby, Robin’s breasts start to produce milk. Unable to throw the milk away, Robin takes the unusual decision to donate her milk. As her quest for a place to donate becomes more difficult than anticipated, more and more milk starts to crowd her freezer, relationship and life.
With an eclectic ensemble of queer performers, the film is transdisciplinary in every sense of the word: music, dance, archival footage, tableaux, opera, and performance art are layered in ethereal piece subverting all boundaries. Focusing on an atemporal night in Boston’s oldest gay bar, the film follows employees and others who haunted the space. Weaving together a tapestry of anecdotes across the bar’s existence, from 1937 until 1998.
Seven stories. One city. A disparate group of characters fill out this darkly comedic anthology of New Yorkers at their wits’ end. When the dailiness of urban life is suspended by an unforeseen conflict, each character must make a decision. While the outcomes vary, a unified sense of the city emerges: New York becomes a mirror to the ego, reflecting our true character, while the rest sink to the bottom.
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.