The Curse and Today and Tomorrow
(Country: Peru; Director: Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio; Writer: Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio)
On the outskirts of Lima, a young prostitute tends to his father, a fallen-from-grace artisan. However, the young man feels that his efforts are never enough. He tries to break free, but his father’s dependence is stronger than his son’s will.
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Fyzal Boulifa; Writer: Fyzal Boulifa)
Fatine has ventured far from the village to meet her older lover. When a small boy catches her, all she wants to do is go home.
(Country: Finland; Director: Jenni Toivoniemi; Writer: Jenni Toivoniemi)
Tino’s manhood is put to the test in front of two women when he has to host a date for Diablo, the family’s stud cat.
Le Futur Proche
(Country: Canada; Director: Sophie Goyette; Writer: Sophie Goyette, Madeleine David)
A French immigrant pilot receives an unexpected phone call that changes his life forever. He must deal with the emotional consequences of the call while still completing his work duties in this impressionistic depiction of an all-but-ordinary day.
(Country: Tanzania, UK; Director: Kibwe Tavares; Writer: Jack Thorne)
When two young men photograph a gigantic fish leaping from the sea, their small town becomes a tourist attraction in this story about the old and the new.
(Country: Netherlands; Director: Sam de Jong; Writer: Shady El-Hamus)
A talented gymnast makes a life-changing discovery as she prepares for an important tournament, which is her last chance to reach the top.
(Country: New Zealand; Director: Zia Mandviwalla; Writer: Zia Mandviwalla)
Salote, an airport cleaner, starts another long night shift. She keeps her head down, does her job, and gleans the means for her survival from what others leave behind.
(Country: Sweden; Director: Jenifer Malmqvist; Writer: Jenifer Malmqvist)
This dialogue-free film about an execution describes what happens when the system becomes more important than human life.
(Country: UK; Director: Romola Garai; Writer: Romola Garai)
A mysterious and disturbing suburban narrative about a listless young mother who is torn between family duty and self-serving fantasies.
The song of the Mechanical Fish
(Country: Russia; Director: Philipp Yuryev; Writer: Philipp Yuryev)
A fisherman who lives in a deserted village in the far north receives an invitation to the wedding of a son he has never seen and decides to make a redemptive journey.
(Director: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit; Writer: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon)
The family summer vacation: sea, sun and sand, and all Yuval wants is to get the heck out of there.
Today and Tomorrow
(Country: Netherlands; Director: Aaron Douglas Johnston; Writer: Jesse van't Hull)
Iranian and Afghani political refugees make a life for themselves in Holland as they anxiously await word if they will be granted political asylum or sent back to their native countries.
(Country: UK; Director: Mahalia Belo; Writer: Ingeborg Topsøe)
Sam’s perfectly polished world is upended when Georgina goes missing. As everyone acts like nothing has happened, Sam drifts back into his memories of Georgina and realizes he may know more than he wants to remember.
You Are More Than Beautiful
(Country: China, Hong Kong; Director: Tae-yong Kim; Writer: Tae-yong Kim)
A man arrives in beautiful Jeju Island and pays a woman to act as his partner while he visits his ill father in this tale of beauty among base human acts.