Vlada works as a truck driver during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, he drives through unfamiliar territory, trying to make his way in a country scarred by the war. He knows that once the job is over, he will need to return home and face the consequences of his actions.
Lithuanian provincial town is facing the economic crisis in 2008. Vytas gets fired from the factory. Pushed by his wife, he immediately starts looking for a new job, but not really successfully. After having his new haircut done, Vytas starts looking for a love affair with the hairdresser Marija, but not really successfully, either. Finally, Vytas gets involved into a third search – together with his best friend Petras he starts looking for a guy who posted video on YouTube, claiming he saw Jesus Christ in their town. This is the only time Vytas succeeds.
This is the story of a woman of prosperous social background. She had inherited enough money to live comfortably. But at 60 years old she realizes that her inherited money is gone. This new reality alters the balance in which she has been living and forces her to transform a world that until then had seemed motionless.
Adnan, a travel agent in a Lebanese village, has always dreamed of travelling the world, but was unable to leave his homeland. He is married and a father, and treasures his fantasy, until his employer sends him to Paris on an official trip. Adnan’s fantasy turns into reality, for when in Paris, he encounters his young, attractive cousin Layla. Caught between his infatuations and the romance of travel, Adnan is engaged in an emotional tug of war between his heart’s desires and his family.
Segundo Paucar, a 14-year-old boy, is being trained by his father, a master of traditional folk art of retablo-making – crafting intricate, artisan story-boxes depicting religious scenes and important everyday events – to continue with the family legacy. On his way to a patronal party, Segundo sees by accident something his father is doing and that makes his world come apart. In a traditional and conservative surround, Segundo will try to live in silence with everything going on.
When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life in a state-run witch camp. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life in the camp or take a risk for freedom.
The story follows Adam, a young economic migrant who finds out that his girlfriend is pregnant and who decides to change his life by setting up his company abroad. In order to do that, he travels to his hometown in Eastern Poland to persuade his relatives to sell their land. During the traditional Christmas Eve supper, Adam learns that the price he would have to pay is much higher than he anticipated.
Manana, a dutiful wife and homemaker to her husband and three children, has shelved away her dream of being a writer for as long as she could. At the age of 50, she finally finds the courage to shut herself away in a room for long periods to write. But when her husband is horrified by the novel’s crude honesty and demands that she cease writing it, Manana ventures further into the dark side to realize her deepest desires.
A brother odyssey set in a work environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family. A lack of love story, focusing on the younger brother Emil and his need for being loved and desired.
The 1970s, Sweden. Hard working farmer Agne struggles with the harsh reality of his daily life, hoping his teenage son Klas will take over the farm and continue his legacy. Klas however, dreams of a world far away from this rural existence. Sumptuously lensed, this powerful coming of age story paints a tangled web of shame, guilt, madness and the dreams of youth.
Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.
It is a bit late when Yehoshua’s sons finally realize their father falls completely derailed due to a cellular antenna his next-door neighbor installed on his roof. They find themselves involved in a confrontation of which its outcome they could not have foreseen. The result is a complex and touching portrait of a vibrant family that is still dealing with the shadows of their father’s past as a Holocaust survivor.