DREAMING & DYING (HAO JIU BU JIAN)
by Nelson Yeo
Three middle aged friends reunite for the first time in years.
Each of them sets out to confess unexpressed feelings but their vacation takes a surprising turn when the undercurrent of their past lives threaten to resurface.
Singapore/Indonesia, 77’, 2023
A STRANGE PATH (ESTRANHO CAMINHO)
by Guto Parente
A young filmmaker returns to his hometown and attempts to reconnect with his father as the pandemic rapidly accelerates across Brazil. However, their relationship proves to be more complicated with increasingly bizarre phenomena occurring as they get closer.
Brazil, 83', 2023
by Tommaso Santambrogio
Driving around the streets of Cuba, Lav Diaz – the famous Filipino director – and Gustavo Flecha - a talkative Cuban taxi driver – find themselves discussing about politics, migration, social conditions and love; touching many personal stories and experiences, they create an historical affresco of the conditions of their own countries.
Italy, 50', 2023
MOUNTAIN ONION (GORNYI LUK)
by Eldar Shibanov
About 11-year-old Jabai sells mountain onions alongside the highway and one day he catches his idol trucker having sex with his mom. Jabai and his sister, Saniya, embark on a journey from their small village in Kazakhstan to China, to obtain the only thing that will save their father and help him become a strong man, the ‘Golden Viagra’.
Kazakhstan, 2022, 90'
SACRO MODERNO (THE CHILDREN OF SLEEPING GIANT)
by Lorenzo Pallotta
Simone is a young man that, even if with hesitations and new awareness, brings forward traditions and memories of a small mountain community that is slowly fading away, while Filippo is trying to distance himself from it, spiritually and mentally.
Italy, 2021, 70'
LA TANA (THE DEN)
by Beatrice Baldacci
Giulio has just turned eighteen and lives in the country with his parents. In the house next door, uninhabited for years, Lia, a bold, grumpy and introverted twenty-year-old girl, arrives. Lia starts Giulio into some strange and increasingly dangerous games.
Italy, 2021, 90'