Tayra was the director’s best friend while growing up on a beach in the northeast of Brazil. The sea breeze brings back memories.
A group of young people in Kigali, Rwanda, meet at the home of their deceased friend for a wake.
A neighbourhood party with drones, a barbecue, icecreams and a stunt: Youtube inspired and simulated.
A fisherman without a boat is infuriated with his brother who is using the family vessel for day-tripping, and resents the tourists flocking to the village while locals are relegated to a sink estate on the hill. “Bait” was shot on B&W 16mm film and processed by hand.
A young woman relaxes at a riverfront restaurant, she recounts stories of her past experiences.
A young girl runs away from her depressing hometown. She meets Skinny and their journey gradually leads them towards trippy settings.
Mixing animation and live action, Gros chagrin depicts the failing of a relationship.
An old Italian who has retired to the woods of Vermont meets a filmmaker and seizes the occasion to look back on his long life. Wartime memories trigger recollections of his past as a child soldier in the ranks of the Decima Mas, one of the most violent fascist militias.
Il Sole S’Incrina is loosely based on life and works of Tommaso Campanella, in particular his utopian dialogue The City of the Sun.
Five children commit a savage crime. As punishment, a Dutch captain takes them to a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers: a pirate film mixed with body horror as a metaphor for troubled gender identity.
Mila is a gifted pianist with a bright future, yet her father doesn’t pay her much attention, and her brother tries to distract her with his unwanted talent for the absurd. A portrait of a family struggling to find meaning and balance, after a traumatic loss.
Drżenia tells the story of a teenager aflicted by strange tremors, where fact and fiction get mixed up.
Vando Vulgo Vedita is an explosion of youthful queerness with bleached hair.
In El cielo de los animales we visit a dog grooming contest where everyone is against everyone else.
Schneewittchen examines what happens to dead bodies after death in the cases of dictator’s mausoleums, museum stuffed animals and religious relics.
Three siblings play hide-and-seek, read to each other, roughhouse and tumble with their dog: at first glance, they lead an unburdened childhood life. But they are completely alone, and the forest is just outside, and wasn’t there something about a big bad wolf?
The Good Education is a “direct cinema” documentary about Peipei, a scapegoat of her school.
This film collects stories related with wolves in the north of Portugal: myth, death, things that may or may not have happened.