The film is set in Spain in 1975. After a long dictatorship comes the transition to democracy. During his televised holiday message to the nation, the king of Spain unexpectedly expresses his most personal thoughts. Antonio Antón has created a very inventive and at the same time politically explosive short film, which is going to surprise any viewer.
Sarah is a young director and has just been invited to a film festival that will present her film. The girl goes on an unforgettable bus trip, hoping for exciting political discussions and friendship. The conversations, however, are cut short whenever the protagonist brings up the occupation of Palestine. She then decides to talk with her dead father through a particularly noisy phone line. “The Bus Trip” is an exceptional motion picture that splendidly combines documentary and animated sequences.
The film’s events unfold in the heart of a ruined factory facing the port of Patras in Greece. Wahid and Mortez, two of fifty other Afghanis who have miraculously avoided the atrocities taking place in their homeland, are trying their luck in getting across to Italy. They are both constantly dreaming of a better life in Europe. While hiding from acts of repression at the hands of the police, the protagonists have to face the spirits that haunt the derelict factory.
Love is a net that traps the mind but she’s not the only one. Vittoria, the protagonist, learned to make fishing nets as a very young girl and now – from the perspective of old age – she is trying to tell us that we all swim in a sea that is full of them. These nets are the social norms, the toxic relationships, and our own preconceptions, among other things. How do they determine our lives? Where do we go when we need to gasp for air? Gloria Kurnik and Giulia Di Battista have made a highly original and philosophically rich documentary film.
The film is about a family from Gaza that enters social conflict right after the war. Everything in the surroundings has changed – the buildings don't look like they used to, and neither do the people. Mohammed Almughanni's documentary film is an interesting and dramatic depiction of life in the Gaza Strip. It is also an intimate portrait of the family of Wael and Isra Alnamla, who have been psychologically scarred by the war. The entire conflict is portrayed through their eyes. The film is a Polish-Palestinian co-production.
The people of the Black Sea region are different. The hard and unusual conditions of life are dictated by the wilderness. Existence is a real challenge that takes place between two vast spaces: the sea and the sky. Some of the inhabitants have exciting ideas and create all sorts of inventions. Bilal Atasoy, 83, is a retired religious leader living in an amazing, complex house on a cliff, and he feels as if living in the sky. Metin is 57 and lives in Çamlıhemşin (a town in the Rize province, Turkey) with his family. There is a river between his house and the road; the man crosses it by using an iron wire. He knows that it’s dangerous, but he is unafraid and sees it as completely normal. “Sıra Dışı İnsanlar” takes us into the world of extraordinary people and picturesque locations.