Meera (20), a lonely pregnant woman is caught in a maze of desires and disappointments. Devki (45), a widow confined to a wheelchair demands respect for her pigeon. Durga (60), a religious fanatic begins to experience delusions.
When mundane lives of these three women intertwine in a lonely chawl in India, we encounter an existential underworld of raw impulses, desires and fears in this human wilderness with no respite and no resolution.
Low-tech is a genuine ecological approach which consists in designing and sharing simple, sustainable technology and know-how that are accessible to all. Low-Tech plunges us into the daily lives of the men and women striving to democratize this new approach. The precursors of this movement have made a choice and decided to walk a new path.
Have these pioneers of the future world found a cure to the dangers that threaten us?
Louison is bipolar. She often attacks Orso who is madly in love with her. He knows that all this will end badly, but he wants to believe it. The day Louison disappears, everything collapses. Distraught, Orso calls Mara, Louison's twin sister. Their relationship is ambiguous. What game is Mara playing? Orso will have to go to the end of this two-faced passion to free himself and finally find the light.
"Scent of Myrtle" is a original documentary movie project about a friendly, bizarre, forty years old sardinian shepherd Francesco Mattu. Francesco will transport us, with continuous narrative flashbacks crossing his exciting memories and accompanied with his poetic voice, from his childhood in Sardinia to the present days.
For the past 10 years until now, Francesco, lived in the Friulian Alps in a village named Tramonti di Sotto. His tales focus on the uncontaminated nature and his life between his beloved sheeps, a cassette player always on, folk songs and ancestral rites that accompanied his childhood in the centre of Barbagia, in a not-so-distant time.
Through the amateur and anonymous films he has collected since childhood, a filmmaker takes a look back over his turbulent life. In these fragile, funny, and moving images, with their fragments of stories and past emotions, he examines his own history and that of his family, marked by an obsession with cinema and sex. A fictionalized self-portrait, whimsical and baroque, Flickering ghosts of loves gone by is also a vibrant ode to cinema and to life.
Antoine is an urban fifty-year-old, a large wine merchant. He is a man who appears solid and sure of himself. One day, he receives a strange phone call from Russia - all he hears is the sound of breathing. He is convinced that it is a call from Solange, a woman he had met four years earlier in Moscow and had loved passionately before she disappeared from his life. Shaken by this call, he gives up everything, work and family, and sets out to find her. A journey that takes him to Moscow, St. Petersburg and then to the far north. He throws himself body and soul into his futile search, and the memories he has with Solange obsess him. Exhausted, on the verge of perdition, he is taken in by the inhabitants of a house lost on the edge of a frozen lake: an initiatory stay that will transform him.
The story follows an 18 year old working class lad who has his motorcycle stolen the day he buys it. He seeks the help of his scoundrel friends and notorious older brother to track it down before it’s gone forever. There is a strong moral theme examining the culture of the period, peer pressures and difficult individual choices. But ultimately it’s a fun film with heart, that combines nostalgia, strong characters, comedy and a fast paced narrative.
Not to mention a terrific soundtrack of 80s music!
Milan Kundera is shrouded in mystery. He has not given an interview in 30 years and doesn’t appear in public, so we must learn about him from his work. His essays and philosophical discursions within his novels reveal a lot. Besides other, the film will ask: What in Kundera’s work got him the status of a legendary author? What is so unique about his books? Helping us craft the storyline is a student who has a fantastic opportunity to do an interview with Kundera! After weeks of waiting in a café outside Kundera’s house, reading his novels, the student soon starts to identify with some of the author’s ideas. Through this, we are able to learn more about the message of Kundera's work, how and why his stories still move us and compel us not only to think about the protagonist, but about ourselves!
One day, teenager Magda offers her expensive necklace to a sick child in the hospital she volunteers for- her father is certain she is lying again. When she proves her innocence, he is ashamed and guilty but also incapable to admit he was wrong. Relationships are now broken and in chaos, and past decisions have irreversible outcome.
At the heart of the forest, Victor (40) lives as a misanthrope in an isolated house. An atypical teenager, Sam, taken in by his sick grandfather, spends most of his time browsing around in this mutating nature. They will have to cohabit to survive the proliferation of a toxic fungus that threatens their own environment.