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A FAMILY AFFAIR is a provocative, funny and life-affirming take on the “brief encounter” that explores the challenges we face in making connections in our digital/ risk-averse world. When Annabelle wakes up in a stranger’s bed on her 30th birthday, with a crippling hangover and little recollection of the night before, she thinks the day cannot get any worse. But then Bernard walks in… Annabelle can’t believe that she A. slept with a man! and B. slept with a man old enough to be her father. Or even grandfather. It’s like some sort of Cat Person scenario… or worse? But Bernard has much more progressive values than Annabelle and his charisma and positive outlook on life begin to change Annabelle’s disposition - to getting older, to random encounters with strangers and to looking for love in strange places. As Annabelle comes to terms with the idea that Bernard’s warmth and wisdom is, if unexpected, exactly she needs, they are suddenly interrupted and what really happened the night before is revealed.
Ashmina, 13 years old, lives with her family on the outskirts of Pokhara Nepal. most important paragliding city in the world. The city is also a popular tourist destination; the locals suffer from the daily crowds. Aschmina, who's not allowed to go to school helps her family make ends meet, by working at the landing site and parachuting foreign Pilots packed.
Hyo-Jin attends the funeral of her younger sister in South Korea, her homeland. First denying the pain caused by her loss, she decides to shorten her stay in Korea and swiflty returns home to Montreal. The death of her sister disturbs her daily life, triggering rather irrational thoughts, despite her scientific and pragmatic spirit.
It's war, in the here and now. A boy loses his home in an air raid. On his escape, only in possession of his red bicycle, he errs disoriented through an ever more shattering world. The people the boy meets and tries to join reflect his own search. The search for the right path, even though no goal exists.
East-Berlin, 17th of June, 1953. After having prepared everything for Frida’s eighth birthday, she and her mother wait for the guests and for her father. But Frida's joy towards her birthday turns into an endless wait, as her father doesn’t return home. Frida notices how her mother begins to slowly fall apart, as it becomes clear, that the workers’ uprising, at which his father demonstrates, got violently shattered.
A simple animated film about collective consciousness. The point is that lack of accountability for our actions leads us to follow the crowd thoughtlessly, which can lead to tragedy. The film also shows a struggle of an individual with collective hypnosis and the consequences for the individual and the crowd.
In the countryside, siblings Leah (14) and Theo (10) live with their grandmother in an isolated farmhouse. But it's when their grandmother suddenly dies, and the two kids find themselves completely on their own, that Leah- on the brink of puberty, has her first encounter with the opposite sex. We watch as Leah struggles to cope with being the woman of the house and is torn between taking responsibility for her brother and being thrown into womanhood. As a thunderstorm approaches and along with it, a group of troublesome teenagers, Leah and Theo's morbid paradise is threatened to be destroyed forever.
The failed musicologist Szabo works as a home and animal caregiver. for wealthy private individuals. But when his successful, younger ex-colleague When he visits Fitzthum, the rare parrot he is supposed to keep escapes. Szabo already sees himself before the shards of his precarious existence. But Fitzthum has a brilliant idea.
Dionysos Village should once be the pride of the entire region around the city of Sitia on the Greek island of Crete, a rapidly built village, modern and luxurious, with cafes, shops and a huge swimming pool. Ioanna, Kostas and Souzana were still children when it was opened. They played in the large swimming pool, dreamt of becoming archaeologists, teachers and policewomen, and perhaps later on they would own one of the feudal cottages. Today, the three are 32 years old, their dreams have collided with the reality of the economic crisis and there are only ruins left of Dionysos Village. On vacation in Crete, Dominique, a 30-year-old German director, accidentally encounters the deserted village and films it with his mobile phone. Ioanna, Kostas and Souzana tell him their stories and how the showpiece became a ghost town.
Vance Fletcher leads a crew of men who spend their work lives underwater maintaining and repairing the massive Rocky Reach Dam. As he nears retirement, he tries to impart the lessons he’s learned over the years to a team that has become as close as family.