Sensitive and bird-like Árni works as a handyman at a small and dingy traveling circus touring in rural areas. The troupe is made up from a family that runs the circus, where Árni is the only non-family member. He lives like a monk, his days revolve around feeding the animals and doing various works for the circus. The circus gets a new python, and the creature piques Árni's curiosity. As he starts taming it, the process gradually makes an impact on him.
Melanie loses her entire family in a devastating arson attack. Overwhelmed by grief, she lives the day without direction, unable to find a way to heal herself. But when she meets the pregnant Katrin, she finds new hope.
A father and daughter roam the streets of the city together at night. They seem to be searching for something to eat or maybe their relationship. They don't argue. They just have nothing to say to each other.
On a remote Icelandic island, teenagers Birta and Selma take it upon themselves to counteract society's harmful impact on nature, exchanging night-time parties for nocturnal puffin rescues in a coming-of-age story for young adults and puffins alike.
Liam, crippled by his fear of intimacy, remedies his hunger for touch through trips to the beach where he fantasizes a life of connection. His voyeuristic daydream is challenged by a young man, Brayden, who decides to pursue him.
Can a rooster lay eggs? Anecdotes of such miracles are known, but what is revealed behind them? What would the rooster say if we were to get a witness statement? Out of archive material, Nina Forsman has entwined an observant and playful documentary film. Tickling common sense, the work ends up asking how humans have looked at and used other species throughout history. How do we recognise what is against nature in our society so alienated from it?
"Candlewood" follows a family that moves from New York City to a small, isolated town in Connecticut. Once there, their new neighbors and a local urban legend wreak havoc on the family, fracturing their once loving dynamic and causing them to turn on one another.
MAX SIERRA follows a Spanish young man who gives up a life fighting crime and moves to London to start afresh, only to be chased by hired assassins trying to kill him when he looks for flats to live in, interviews for jobs, and tries to meet new people.
Plagued with relationship anxiety, Rachel ditches from a date only to engage in familiar banter with the ghost of her ex-boyfriend. Seeking solace in their lively conversations, she discovers the strength to conquer her emotional hurdles.
On August 12, 2015, Hasegawa proposed to Ichiko. Ichiko is moved by Hasegawa's proposal and sheds tears, but the next day, she suddenly leaves home, seemingly shocked after seeing the TV news. Where did Ichiko go? Hasegawa reports the disappearance to the police, and the detective in charge of the investigation tells an unexpected story.
A man discovers he has been crying for two months without even realising it. His face has an impenetrable and serious expression. Strangely, his tears have decided to work in a reverse way, transforming the inside of his body into a waterfall. The water has started pooling at his feet.
Before Cuaresma there is Carnaval, the time when everyone can do whatever they want. This documentary narrated by a generation of carnival-goers together with archival footage from 50 years ago, portrays the party full of music, food, drink and color that today unites an entire people; people who then, repent for their sins.
This is a look into the darkest corners of the BBC’s music archives for a reminder of songs by the likes of The Las, The Mock Turtles, Joan Jett and Kim Carnes. There are also some surprising names on the list: Don Henley, Patti Smith, Curtis Mayfield and John Denver - stars who perhaps enjoyed hit albums, or success with other groups, but when it came to singles, once was sadly enough.
A Swiss filmmaker of Palestinian origin travels to the West Bank to make sense of the break-up with a childhood friend who became a Jewish settler. While trying to understand why their friendship has not held up in the face of the political situation, he reveals his own tragic family history in Palestine.