"On the night of October 4th, 2007, several Spanish National Police Corps vans stopped the car in which I was travelling with other people. After showing them our ID, they told us we were under arrest. We were accused of the crime of terrorism, due to our political activity in a party declared illegal under the Political Parties Law of the year 2002. That same moment marked the start of a long road that would become my new life: prison. In total, I spent 918 nights in prison. Almost three years during which I completely disappeared from my previous life" (Arantza Santesteban). Selected for Ikusmira Berriak in 2018.
A worker is severely wounded in Kadir's family business. The family council discusses the legal results of the accident. If the worker's wife cannot be convinced to sign the waiver, it is decided that someone from the family should take the blame and flee abroad. Although Kadir faces up to this self-sacrifice for his family, he doesn't want to leave Esma, with whom he has wedding plans. Kadir tries to deal with the crisis and, in the meantime, unravels some secrets about the accident and his family. After this, he is forced into making a moral decision, which will have an impact on his dreams, his family and the life of the injured worker's wife.
Boris Robič is, as we like to say, an ordinary man. One evening he gets brutally attacked at his home. The police arrives, and open the investigation.There are no suspects, and it seems that no one could possibly be interested in shooting Boris. The police eventually suspend the investigation, convinced that the shooting was a mere coincidence. Riddled with doubt, he starts investigating on his own. While searching for the potential perpetrators, we follow a tragicomic path of a man who discovers that more people hate him than he would ever have thought possible and that the perceptions that he has of his own life are nothing but illusions.
Yono, or Mbah Jhiwo (Ancient Soul), is one of the miners who carry large sulphur rocks up the side of the Kawa Ijen crater every day. One morning, his wife unexpectedly leaves the family home, changing a routine where time had seemed to stop. Since then, trapped like Sisyphus in an eternal task and guided by his faith in getting her back, Yono will confront similar events which will transform their aspect as his beliefs change from animism, to Islam and to capitalism. An ethno-fictional film which explores otherness and questions the myth of progress in the neo-colonial reality of the islands of the South Seas.
Nika and Salome are a young couple with a new-born son. Nika is unemployed. Salome works as a cleaner. Gigilo and his uncle are drug addicts and criminals. They take advantage of Nika's innocence and deceive him into participating in different missions. Salome clandestinely goes to a sect where they believe that a great flood will destroy everything. Gigilo makes Nika an abuser, causing damage to his mental health, which turns him into a murderer. Salome is forced to flee together with her child to India, where she tries to cut ties with the past traumas and goes on a journey into new and unknown feelings.