Making a film when you're 87 is less than convenient. As granddad Tweedie reluctantly takes up his new role as a filmmaker, we’re invited to examine the difficulties of communication between the generations, whilst exploring that unspoken contract that binds children to their grandparents. Will Tweedie start to see the world differently when looking at things through the lens of his 23-year- old grandson, or will he simply be wondering what's for pudding?
“Viikonloppulapsi” is about a mother and her daughter, who only see each other on weekends. During the week Tinja lives with her father, dreams about cows and misses her mother, who is struggling with alcoholism but loves her daughter and wishes to one day be able to live a normal life with her. When Tinja visits mom, life is an adventure; dressing up as ghosts, dancing and singing quirky songs. It's a melancholic, yet hilarious story that allows the viewer to realize things are not always black and white.
In this 3D animation, as in all good political fiction, anything is possible. But it also touches upon reality in a way that is subversive and poignant. The color of the Moscow square is an element of its name, and it could be changed (if only Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin wanted to). The author dedicated “Jealous guy” to the “Pussy Riot” activists, Edward Snowden, and everyone working for homosexuals' rights under difficult and dangerous conditions.
For thousands of years, pilgrims of different religions have been visiting the city of Jerusalem, in order to encounter transcendental experiences. Some of these pilgrims, however, are likely to suffer delusions, for they shall identify themselves with a holy persona. Psychiatrists came to call this phenomenon “The Jerusalem Syndrome.” Mister James has now lived in Jerusalem as Jesus for 5 years. With no place to stay, no money and no shoes he is now pursuing his self-proclaimed call. Having attracted the attention of Jerusalem’s tourists, the modern evangelist has not taken the easy way, for there is an increasing amount of people declaring him insane and questioning his way of life. As the film follows Mister James on his pilgrimage through the holy land, social, political, cultural and religious differences and dimensions of the region become visible.
Jeoffrey is an African baby affected by Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. He does not move, he is not able to support the head and communicates his needs by attracting attention with mourning or smiles. Jeoffrey spends his days on the couch, lying on it or sitting in the corner in a kind of nest made out of blankets by his mother. His disease will not allow him to achieve any degree of autonomy. For this reason having a good appliance becomes very important in order to maintain a correct posture, thus avoiding the onset of other deformations and enabling Jeoffrey to participate in social life of his family. He needs a specific aid, but how could one provide it in a Kenyan’s rural area where they lack basic services? “The Special Chair” answers this question with a unique experience.
This is an intimate portrait, in the form of a triptych, of three prisoners. We don't need to know in which prison they are held, who these women are, or their names. After a few images and brief testimonies, we come to realize how these women feel, and more importantly, why these women choose to keep silent. The portrayal explores both the inner worlds of each inmate, and their subjective experiences of the cold world around them. The only free open space exposed to them is the sky, paradoxically both unattainable and infinite. Even the reverberating birdsong from the skies above gets trapped as it falls between the echoing prison walls. Nature, lush and mysterious, remains excluded behind these same walls.