The section Showcase sets the scene for especially successful films from the University of Film KONRAD WOLF in Babelsberg and an annually changing cooperation with another university. This year, current highlights from Babelsberg and the Universitário de Lisboa in Portugal will be shown in two programmes.
After a chaotic episode with his wife, Russian-Estonian worker Nikolai is left alone with his one-year-old daughter Sophia. As time passes, he begins to doubt his abilities as a father and his ability to reunite with his wife.
Contains mentions/depictions of:Displacement, Domestic Violence
A young, lonely man expresses his feelings for a ghost stuck in a changing room. A cycle of attraction and suppression begins. Once they finally connect, there’s no turning back.
Contains mentions/depictions of:Mental Illness, Displacement
When Agnes notices a suspicious group of men, she decides to follow them. In an abandoned house, she discovers a Russian man tied up. What has put him in this position? Is it a game or revenge? No matter what, she must free him before Mihkel arrives to finish the job.
Contains mentions/depictions of:Death, Violence
When The Earth Bleeds
The plague brings out the worst in people. The protagonist, however, remains immune. He desperately tries to save his wife and protect his son. He travels through a village where nothing is as it seems. A loss of reality, saturated with memories of another life.
Contains mentions/depictions of:Blood, Death, Violence
Kumaru is a strange creature. It collects fireflies to light its way through the darkness. The only light it knows. But suddenly, something else catches its attention.
In the Middle of Nowhere
Three people struggle with living up to the expectations of a society based on the gender binary. Gender as we know it is deconstructed in conversation.