What will our lives be like 10 years from now? Five up and coming Taiwanese directors each offer their own take in answering this question. In 2028, Taiwan is suffering from nuclear waste (“The Can of Anido”), migrant workers (“942”), industrial collapse (“Way Home”), low birth rates and diversity in families (“A Making-Of”), and insomnia (“The Sleep”).
Adrian Semoti lives in the constant laps of his daily life since the separation of theatre actress Florina. One day Florina announces herself by sending back what he once gave her as a present. Neither new acquaintance nor family squabbling can distract him. The attempt to circumnavigate the final end of the relation, the separating couples bond inflames for the last time.
From director Hiromasa Yonebayashi: “Kanini & Kanino”; “Life Ain’t Gonna Lose” directed by Yoshiyuki Momose; and “Invisible” directed by Akihiko Yamashita. These leaders of animation draw tales of modest heroes of our times.
Neethu, a social activist, finds her neighbours in danger and seeks help from police as well as 'Guru', a teenage private detective known for his computer skills. Is it too late for Neethu and her friends to crack this case?
Lola tries not to drop her talent, threatened by the passage of time and the irreversible events that devastated her happiness. Ana, will try to survive a violent relationship with Victor that will bring her closer to the world of prostitution. Lucio hand in hand with cocaine addiction, will destroy its precarious humanity.
Work, film, work, film, work – day to day – week to week. This is a home movie domestic comedy experimental film drama. Autobiography too. It’s also part four of an ever-growing trilogy. Starting in 2003 I decided to make a series of pieces alongside my regular films, a strand that would constitute an ongoing fictional autobiography. But as all creative work is, to some extent, autobiographical, and as I appear in most of my films, and all the people in these films are who they say they are, then what made this different from the rest – or from real life, really – became kind of blurred. Fuzzy even. So this is fuzzy fiction – latest in the line.
A man, a dog, a cabin near the sea. Steinar, age 75, has chosen to live a life in communion with nature. He lives in an isolated, frozen universe at the outermost point of Europe, barely one kilometer from the Norwegian-Russian border. In this seemingly inhospitable landscape, Steinar not only finds peace, he feels free. This is where he belongs, it is his home, even if it at times it can be both lonely and overwhelming.
Twelve months spent following the year-round swimmers who frequent the Men's, Ladies' and Mixed Ponds on Hampstead Heath, London - unique bathing spots in which people have taken the waters since the days of Byron, Keats and John Constable.
A wanted criminal and a desperate father who are interlinked by a series of unfortunate events, manipulate their chances to save what matters most to them. Lost in the middle of nowhere, will they be able to win this battle against the ticking clock?