Stelios Koupetoris, Greece
A teacher is doing his daily routine course at the school he works, during one of the most difficult days to teach.
My sister Lola
Martin de Thurah, Denmark
The film is about a secret language between sisters, the magic of small moments and naive self discovery.
DOLCE VITA À MORT
Anne-Bénédicte REBBOAH, France
The story of Sylvia and Martine is an initiatory road movie between two solitudes. A journey between Paris and Rome whose destination is none other than the place where two hearts meet to create a spark of life. Giving life, leaving it, the film explores the tenuous link between these two great passages.
Salomé Villeneuve, Canada
By a hot summer day on the lakeshore, three siblings face death for the first time through their contact with nature.
Toutes les Nuits
Latifa Said, France
Belleville. A working-class parisian neighbourhood. For two years, Nadia has been living alone with her son, Samy, 15 years old. She teaches french to chinese prostitutes in an association. Committed to her work, she gets close to one of her students, Mei, who is saving money to make his son travel to France. But one night, Mei is arrested by the police and risks expulsion. Nadia will do whatever it takes to protect her, even if her son Samy gets farther.
Nora Longatti, Switzerland
In an anonymous city, a person collapses, appearing to have lost consciousness. Some strangers pass by, others embrace her. In a solitary quest for intimacy, blinded by a world of indifference, her gaze, her body are staggering.
Los Angeles, France
Nicole Genovese, France
The small town of Los Angeles abounds with treasures that the entire of France envies her : Its carwash, banks, supermarket and even its pear vendor. Nevertheless, despite these admirable modesties, the small town’s charm and character unravels due to a lack of tenderness.
Dimitris Gkotsis, Greece
Arbi, 24, is raised in Athens. After the events on the night of the Serbia-Albania football match, Arbi will have to decide whether to attend the wedding of his relatives, whether to claim the girl he likes, whether he is Albanian or Greek.
Gabriel Allard Gagnon, Canada
Ali, a teenage Inuit hip hop fan, lives in Ivujivik, a small Arctic village where nothing interests him. All of his problems seem to materialize in his father’s old snowmobile, constantly breaking down. His only way out ? The famous Rich E. Murdoch, Ali’s favorite rapper.
Cengiz Akaygün, Germany
A fully veiled girl named AYSHA(10) is sitting in the courtyard of a house in Rojava, Syria playing with her slingshot when her little SISTER(11) joins them. The two are presented this morning by a WOMAN (38), who is also covered, in front of an exam. They should quote from the Koran. While Aysha’s sister passes the exam in an exemplary manner, Aysha struggles with it. Unlike her sister, she is rebellious and would like to break out of the role that has been assigned to her. When the woman takes more drastic measures, Aysha understands the seriousness of the situation.