This block features characters that struggle to coexist with other people or conditions -Out of fear, out of love, out of pressure to perform, or because they simply can’t coexist with each other without destroying one another in the end.
Sergio Cortesi has dedicated his life to recording the sun. The film makes use of existing archival footage and provides insights into his work.
Swimming in the Dark
Wen is about to participate in a big swim meet and is under a lot of pressure. Her friend, Ann, feels neglected by Wen’s increasing devotion to the sport. As Wen tries to resolve the conflict, she discovers the deeper issue.
Glued to the TV, Áron’s father forgot that they wanted to practise archery together. So Áron leaves with his bored sister instead to find targets for his arrows.
Contains mentions/depictions of:Explicit violence
Testigo del Viento
This narrative depicts the fragile living splendour and fading state of a cicada. The film shows an instinctive journey through love, acceptance, transformation, death and infinity.
Still Waters is a documentation of the destruction in the Ahr valley six months after the catastrophic flooding in the summer of 2021. In the bleak environment destroyed by masses of water, the population clings to small daily activities that promise hope and consolation.
In Icarus Project, various bird species are confronted with a world nearly devoid of colour, in which scrupulous scientists nip every form of colourful expression in the bud.