Domestic violence, school violence, and societal violence continually challenge and threaten the Taiwanese teenage boy, XiangYu. He seeks to escape from the undesirable reality to take shelter in his imaginary barbie doll world. He learns to fight back to seek solutions for ever-lasting redemption. However, the relief from the redemption is impermanent…
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:20:00 // Benelux Premiere
Pain is Mine (Australia) by Farshid Akhlaghi
One day, One room, One take.
After her spinal surgery, she was always in pain, intense pain, unendurable pain. Painkillers have been her refuge for a long time, but one day, she decided to stop.
Documentary Film // Duration: 00:12:30 // Benelux Premiere
The Dead Man Speaks (Netherlands) by Marcos Mereles
A dead man's thoughts about his current state.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:02:27
Happy New Year (Netherlands by Brandon Grötzinger, Wander Theunis
On the last day of the year, a dispirited work-at-home phone interpreter has her moribund life turned upside down when she answers an unexpected emergency call.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:08:51
Etangs Noirs (Belgium) by Pieter Dumoulin, Timeau De Keyser
Jimi, a young man living in the Brussels' neighbourhood Cité Modèle, tries to return a parcel to a woman from his neighbourhood that was delivered at his apartment by mistake. When Jimi can't locate her, finding her becomes an obsession.
Narrative Feature Film // Duration: 01:11:10