Behold The Man (Italy) by Marco Molinelli, Sic Est
Taking inspiration from a science fiction novel from 1969 by Michael Moorcock, the story is about a modern version of the first human being, who appears on earth as an adult child, being enthusiastic for discovering the great inebriation that freedom can give, the liberation of the body using the metaphor of dance. Something that makes you lose the brakes, make you sweat and feel good. Then it happens that when you come into contact with other human beings who are learning like you to manage their freedom, you stumble on the concept of limit.
Afrika is a Country (South Africa) by Frances Kroon
An allegorical piece that uses symbolism to tell a narrative about the willful blindness of the “first world” and how inadvertently we feed off the riches of developing countries to maintain the lifestyle we take for granted.
The title Afrika is a Country is a tongue-and-cheek phrase that has become a playful hashtag in South Africa after George Bush mistakingly referred to the “country of Africa” in a public speech.
Shooting Crows (Switzerland) by Christine Hürzeler
A park in the fog. Crows flap and caw in the sky. A homeless man sleeps between the trees. Now and then a crow is shot: as a
deterrent. The crows rally after every shot. A woman disappears. The police gather evidence. What is really going on? Are reality and imagination slowly blurring?
Poveglia - Beyond the myth (Italy) by Riccardo Salvetti
Poveglia an ancient island of the Venetian lagoon is known as "the most haunted" place in the world, but what really is the story of this island and what it means for the locals and the artists?
Where Are You (Canada) by Iva Golubovic
A conversation between two women about the desires and banalities of life. Both women share the same homeland, one stayed there while the other emigrated, but the distance hasn't severed their friendship nor the similarities in their perspectives.
Malo Tempo (Italy) by Tommaso Perfetti
Luciano serves a sentence locked up in the house, between narrow walls and even the same day, the slowly flowing time always marked by the same actions. His condemnation is the emptiness, the anguish of a life waiting for something that does not come. Luciano spends his time singing dramatic songs full of passion, which perhaps no one understands. His parents take care of him, but they are also his jailers and the young man, with the face and body of a delinquent, is getting ready to start all over again.
Edo (Italy) by Tommaso Montaldo
Edo Bertoglio leads a fascinating life in the bustling New York city during the 70's and 80's. Edo worked as a photographer for Andy Warhol shooting celebrities such as Madonna and directing a feature film with Jean Michelle Basquiat. In this incredible story, we see Edo's rise to an incredibly successful life only to be torn down later by his drug addiction. His past life interwoven with his new life, Edo shows us how the achievement of happiness is not related to the achievement of success.
Satyagraha (Italy) by Nuanda Sheridan
A story of love and reincarnation told through the voyage of an elderly woman travelling through her previous lives. Dreamlike atmospheres, on the border between life and death, intermingle with the colours of the far East, of African lands and the rhythms of bohemian dances, visions that reveal sexuality, secrets and torments of a timeless love.