Without You, Without Me, by Adèle Shaykhulova | Nest, by Matthee Van Holderbeke | Janelas, by Carolina Frade | Past The Voice, by Natália Antoňáková | Nada sobre Nada, by Lia Ruivo | Pneuma, by Fanny Béguély
| Without You, Without Me |
When I was a little girl, I left Russia for France with my mother, leaving my father and the rest of my family behind. I only go back once a year so mostly I see them in our video calls, which I film, in secret. One day, I learn that Sonia, my cousin, has cancer. The distance between us is bigger than ever. How can I be with all of them? With Sonia?
| Nest |
Nest had its national premiere at the JEF Youth Festival in Antwerpen, Belgium, and its international premiere at the Festival International du Film d'Aubagne Music & Cinema. It follows a man in his twenties trying to move forward in the aftermath of a divorce.
| Janelas |
Janelas is the director's first attempt at dealing with her childhood in a less subjective way. Although incredibly personal at first, the film takes a life of its own as it explores what lies between silence and deafening sounds, walls that hide, and windows that show. There, an enormous wish, the biggest wish in the world: the one of a child.
| Past The Voice |
Past the Voice shows an interest in the relationship dynamic of the twenty-something of our day and age. It explores mental illness and personal traumatic events as it brings an old love back into the life of a young woman. Now she must choose between forgetting or reminiscing. Is letting go even possible?
| Nada sobre Nada |
Why do I do this? Why do I do that? What are the consequences of our actions? And what are they for? Why do we think? And what do we think for? Why do we exist? And what do we exist for? Nada sobre Nada dives into an existential crisis, questions the existence and meaning of life, and only references possible answers.
| Pneuma |
The storm rumbles, a bed sinks into the night. My mother, my sisters, my brother, and I share stories of humans and plants. In the old days, we used to cling to the trees to heal. In the old days, we used to burn plants to make medicine. Under the reflections of a moon, foliage moves with the naked eye, bacteria fertilizes the air, and herbariums threaten: the day will come when the world will turn upside down.