4 NORTH A (4ª Norte A), by Jordan Canning y Howie Shia (Canada)
A woman sits in a hospital room, alone with her dying father. As the din of hospital noises pushes her to confront her inevitable loss, she escapes into a series of lush childhood memories. ‘4 North A’ is both a tender celebration of the eeting joys of life and a bittersweet reminder that we don’t always get the closure we seek.
GRAB THEM (Agárralos), by Morgane Dziurla-Petit (Switzerland)
60-year-old Sally has been looking for love and happiness for a long time, but in recent years her search has been complicated by the fact that she looks just like Donald Trump. Follow along into a hysterical, deep-faked reality where one man’s absurd journey through life becomes a woman’s heaviest yoke to bear.
MIEGAMASIS RAJONAS (Lugares / Places), by Vytautas Katkus (Lithuania)
Two childhood friends spend last days together in places they grew up, trying to postpone their farewell to a district which is changing.
NATTÅGET (El tren nocturno / The Night Train), by Vytautas Katkus (Lithuania)
18-year-old Oskar is on the night train, heading home to Älvsbyn after an interview in Stockholm. With a long night ahead of him, he makes eye contact with Ahmad. For the rst time he meets the gaze of someone who feels the same desire as he does.
OMELIA CONTADINA (Homilía campesina), by JR, Alice Rohrwacher (Italy / France)
A peasant community gathers on the hills bordering three regions to celebrate the funeral of traditional agriculture. A cinematic action to prevent the disappearance of a millenary culture.
SUDDEN LIGHT (Luz súbita), by Sophie Littman (United Kingdom)
Mia takes her sister Squeeze to walk their dog in the elds near their home. The landscape begins to morph around them, tricking them and introducing Mia to a strange man lurking at the edge of a dark wood. A lm about two sisters plunged into a powerless limbo in the face of oncoming grief.
UNE CHANCE UNIQUE (Una oportunidad única / A Unique Opportunity), by Joël Curtz (France)
It’s summer. The two young female hitchhikers Lazare picked up seem to o er him a whole new set of possibilities. For them, he may well be ready to step out of his comfort zone.
WITNESS (Testigo), by Ali Asgari (France / Iran)
Rushing to get everything done, a mum picks up her daughter from school. When the little girl begs her to change a dress so she can have the same as her friends, the shopping centre is near so they park quickly, the girl stays in the car and the mum dashes in.