25th of June
Auditorium Casino Espinho
Paris, Tumba | Matti Johansson | SWE | 12'
Saga is forced to leave a life in Paris and return home to her parents in the boring suburb Tumba. After a shattered relationship and without a job or money, she has to revive an existence she thought she had left behind.
Snow in September | Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir | FRA | 20'
Davka is a teenager who lives in the decaying Soviet buildings in Ulaanbaatar. With his classmate, Anuka, they talk about manga and tease each other about sex. When Davka encounters an older woman, his ideas about intimacy and his view of relationships are forced to change.
Liguster | Jonas Paul Benjamin Nemela | DEU | 21'
One day, a woman gives birth to a vacuum cleaner instead of a human baby, which she is now supposed to raise like a normal child. She tries to play along, but the more she tries, the more she understands the absurdity of her world.
Sugar People | Suzana Dinevski | MKD | 25'
Can one accidental meeting at a streetlight cause several worlds to collide?Elena, (Sara Klimoska - EFP European Shooting Star of 2021) a young HIV positive woman meets Fillip, (Filip Trajkovic) a young romantic man at an intersection in the city of Skopje. They spend the next couple of days walking around the city and getting to know each other while forming a special bond. Their strong feelings for each other makes their limited time together longing for more and leads to revealing more about themselves than they normally would, since both believe they will never see one another again. And what if their once in a lifetime encounter at the street light was just a possibility for creating a story, which might have never even happened?
Blond Night | Gabrielle Demers | CAN | 16'
Victor is unhappy in his housing for autistic adults. To avoid the Friday disco, he goes out for a walk in the neighborhood and then he meets a young prostitute.
Shall we love you? | Haruna Tanaka | JPN | 7'
After school, Makoto, Haruka, and Mei from the drama club gather in the corner of the high school gymnasium to translate and stage Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince." They think about the meaning of happiness, whilst reading through the script they have translated.