While the first guests are waiting outside in the cold, the Kiev Opera House is slowly awakening. The Orchestra is rehearsing and the preparations in the dressing rooms are ongoing. All of a sudden, the people from the outside flood the corridors and halls of the Opera. The foyer turns into a stage while the spectators and workers become actors.
A pair of young siblings inhabit a fanciful world of their making, hidden from the eyes of their mother. When she finally catches a glimpse of their world, it faces the threat of crumbling. The two of them can either surrender or resist.
Queralt, a painter from Barcelona, tries to talk to her daughter Gemma on the phone. Gemma is starting a new life in Athens, in a studio where she paints and lives.
What would happen if Colombia had invaded China? This is a love story between a false Colombian hero and a Chinese woman. Together they recreate a false invasion as a metaphor of the overcoming of the armed conflict in Colombian territory.
The self-contained cosmos of the golf course reflect societal structures. Although new tee girl Isabel still has to learn the rules, she's already looking for loopholes to subvert the system.
A late-summer morning in Wrangelkiez, Berlin, Elpi, a young Greek woman, receives a phone call from a long-lost friend. As the day progresses, Elpi's apprehensive wait for their reunion interweaves with the lives of other neighbourhood locals. In the neighbourhood there is a lingering feeling of wanting to get back to something. But to where, to what, and to whom?
Lionel goes to visit his father, who suffers from foot disease, after receiving news that he has had a relapse. This meeting will renew the family memory; the need to find themselves will unite them once again.
Honing a quiet strength, Lata, a 23 year old domestic worker, navigates her way through an upper class home in South Mumbai. Doors consistently open and close, giving Lata selective access to the various contending realities that occupy this space.
In Cuba, 60 years after the Revolution, two adolescent brothers inhabit their own dystopian universe. These boys live with their father, a veteran of the Angolan war. While becoming involved in war games where innocence loses ground, their father’s ghosts distance them from reality and lead them into a future full of uncertainties.
Fernando receives some baffling news which upsets him profoundly, but when he shares it with his loved ones, their reactions are not as he expected. An odd debate ensues, affecting everyone involved.
Inseparable sisters Henriette and Anais find their lives and relationship being torn apart under mysterious circumstances.
Water then food. Agriculture then industry. Old then new. Critical then extra. Simple to complex. Concrete to abstract. Dirt to clouds. Real to unreal.
May 2003, Beijing, China: Under pressure from the WHO, the Chinese government announces that the SARS outbreak is real. The city is closed. Most students have been sent home. During a lockdown inside a private boarding school, three eight-year-old girls have to find a way to make sense of the world.