France / Suspense / 25 minutes
Director/Writer: Baptiste Chabot
Producer: Theo Bayssette
Cast: Marley Duboscq, Marc Depond
Denis has spent his life traveling by Vespa with his friends and the love of his life. When his wife dies, a bond breaks with his grandson Raphaël. Denis is now suffering from an incurable disease, he will reconnect with Raphaël around a final repair for a final trip.
Forgive Me, Father
Germany / Drama / 22 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Jona Schlosser
Cast: Jannis Hain, Valentin Rosenberger
The year 1966. Germany is divided. Not far from East Berlin, 10-year-old Thomas grows up with his grandmother. It soon becomes clear that there is nothing normal about his family. As a small boy, he has to witness his mother being committed to a psychiatric institution for unknown reasons.
From The Past
Germany / Drama / 11 minutes
Director: Timo Zacharias
Writer: Claudio Murmann, Timo Zacharias
Producer: Alexander Görnert, Leslie Wiedmann
Cast: David Mullikas, Gunnar Frietsch
Ten years after the end of the Second World War the former soldier Helmut is looking for his ex-comrade Franz in a shooting range to take revenge for his betrayal.
Girl Meets Boy
Germany / Drama / 30 minutes
Director/Writer: Ferdinand Arthuber
Producer: Leon Hellmann, Max Traub
Cast: Franziska Weisz, Carlo Ljubek
Gwen meets Ben. Gwen has sworn of relationships for the moment. Ben is on board with the idea and so they make a pact: They agree on one seemingly easy rule… But what remains after the masks come off – how much truth do we need for closeness?
Going Down Alone
Italy / Drama / 6 minutes
Director: Michele Bizzi, Claudia Di Lascia
Writer: Claudia Di Lascia
Producer: Claudia Di Lascia, Kinedimorae srl
Cast: Erica Del Bianco, Elisabetta Torlasco
A woman enters an elevator, the story is entirely narrated with a POV shot: we live the scenes through the woman’s eyes, we follow her gaze, we can see her hands and her body, we only observe her face when she turns towards the mirror.
Good Morning, Ignacio
Mexico / Drama / 15 minutes
Director: Alan Jonsson Gavica, Leticia Fabián
Writer: Leticia Fabián
Producer: Alan Jonsson Gavica
Cast: Ignacio López Tarso, Gustavo Egelhaaf
One morning, Ignacio discovers his beloved bonsai tree fighting between life and death. The struggle for the survival of both Ignacio and his bonsai gives an unexpected turn to their lives.
Austria / Drama / 21 minutes
Director: April Moreau
Writer/Producer: Emily Hanley, April Moreau
Cast: Mandie Cheung, Emily Hanley
When Sarah gets blindsided by a breakup, she finds herself utterly alone, having spent four years neglecting every relationship other than the one with her loser boyfriend. She reaches out to the only person she can think of, her messy-but-loveable friend Megan, and together they embark upon the post-breakup Uber trip of a lifetime.
Norway / Drama / 19 minutes
Director/Writer: Christina Lande
Producer: Mona Steffensen
Cast: Guri Johnson, Markus
The teacher Iben lives alone with her dog Ivo in a small coastal community in Lofoten. She’s always felt like an outsider in the village, and life doesn’t get any easier when one of her students claims he’s been bitten by her dog.
Last Lullaby In Tehran
Iran / Drama / 30 minutes
Director/Writer: Mohammad Vahdani
Producer: Mohammad Vahdani
Cast: Setareh Pesyani, Alireza Sanifar
Tehran, 1967 - A young man goes to a photography studio to pick his ID photos, but the ones he is given do not look like him. The time passed at the studio solving the problem leads to the initiation of a romantic relationship with the receptionist. Meantime, in another part of the studio, the famous Iranian poet and director, Forough Farrokhzad, is recorded reciting her last poem, few hours before her tragic death in a car accident.
Argentina / Drama / 12 minutes
Director/Writer: Patricio Mosse
Producer: Daniel Beltrán
Cast: Sibel Angeline Limbird, Tim Sermon
Lorenza lives in an apartment with her mother Cecilia, who seems depressed. Lorenza thinks this has to do with the pills she found next to her bed and the absence of her father, dead in an aviation tragedy. She spends her summer with his neighbour Simon, trying to understand if her father will ever come back and to get closer to her mother again.
Croatia / Drama / 17 minutes
Director: Marko Šantić
Writer: Goran Vojnović
Producer: Jure Bušić
Cast: Lilli Passero, Linda Kerns
Marko and Ankica never gotten over the death of their only child Ante in the war. When their neighbour Stipe suggests renting son’s room to tourists, Marko sees that as an insult but Ankica manages to talk him into it. Renting rooms is easy money, especially for retired people, but having an unknown man sleeping in son's bed troubles Marko a lot.