Ayka has just given birth to a child. She doesn’t have any friends, a steady job or a partner, not even her own room, and owes a lot of money. Faced with grave danger, the young mother is forced to make the most important decision in her life.
Six days in the life of Sergei Dovlatov, a brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid, oppressive limits of the 1970s Soviet Russia. Together with his friend, poet Iosif Brodsky, they struggle to preserve their own talent and integrity while seeing other artist friends getting crushed by the iron-willed Soviet apparatus. By emigrating to New York, they inadvertently lose all they’ve built back home.
Somewhere in a galaxy far away, beyond our solar system, Monte brings up his daughter Willow in complete isolation, on board of a space ship. He became a father against his will: his sperm was collected to inseminate Boyse. They used to be among ex-prisoners and convicts sent into space as guinea pigs to find a black hole nearest to Earth. Now, years later, Monte and his daughter are the only ones left.
The Captain (Polonica)
Last moments of the second world war. A young German soldier desperately struggles to survive. A random uniform of a Nazi captain is his big chance to make it through, so he decides to impersonate an officer. Monstrous identity of the men he tried to escape easily goes to his head.
When the trees fall
In a godforsaken village in Ukraine a rebellious little girl learns about life watching her teenage cousin’s romance with a young criminal. But when he flees after a murder, her cousin is forced to marry someone else, and this little heroine has to understand just how important it is to fight for your dreams.
A 45-year-old lawyer lives with his teenage son in a well-maintained house. He’s healthy, good-looking and fares well. After a serious accident, his wife has been in a coma in a private clinic for years. The lawyer’s life revolves around the sadness caused by that tragic event. Addicted to compassion, he would do anything to make people feel for him.
A modern myth of Odysseus rich with still-relevant motifs of return, wait, loyalty to one’s roots and breaking with them. 95-year-old Carmen, a village seamstress, reunites with 58-year-old Ramon, her prodigal son who comes back home after years away. Set in a Catalan village of Santa Maria d’Olo, the film is a portrait of a local community at a key moment in their history – a referendum decisive for the future.
A story about a family who lives in a small, remote Kazakh village. Out of five siblings, 13-year-old Aslan is the oldest. His father often needs to leave and asks him to hold down the fort. The rest of the boys respect and look up to Aslan – he’s their older brother. Together they go by the eponymous river.