A Waste of Space

Osher, Michelle and Eitan who were transferred to foster families, are filmed during the last year of foster care, and first year of independence, at age 18. The film interweaves the personal relationships between themselves, their foster and biological parents. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award

Adolescentes

Despite profound economic differences, Emma and Anaïs are best friends. Sébastien Lifshitz (Les Invisibles) followed them closely from age 13 to 18, crafting an intimate account of an adolescence taking place amid events that shook France and shaped the girls’ world.

Nocturne

Seong-ho, an autistic young man, is a gifted musician. His mother hopes that an international career will protect him after her death. His younger brother Geon-gi, also a musician, feels neglected and left out—until he joins his brother on an exciting tour through Europe.

Over the Hills

A father and his teenage son take their rickety old car and drive from the Czech Republic to Russia in search of the son’s mother and sister, whom the two have not seen in years. The journey leads them to reevaluate their relationship and finally share the whole story of how their family had fallen apart.

Punks

Four Dutch teenage boys deemed unmanageable by the system are sent to a remote farm in France, where they should hopefully get back on track. With extraordinary sensitivity, the film examines their complicated dynamic and their attempts to reconcile with their past—until, one day, a girl enters into the picture. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award

Quebramar

Vacationing together on a secluded beach, young lesbians from Brazil create an intimate safe space for themselves, and fill it with music.

Sing Me A Song

From the moment TV and the internet have been allowed into the picturesque little monastery, deep in the mountains of Bhutan, smartphones have taken the place of prayers as the objects of the young monks’ devotion. One of the monks falls in love with a singer he met online and decides to try to cross the boundary between the virtual world and the real one.

Umbilical

This stirring animation brings to life the memories of a mother and her daughter, shared in a heart-to-heart conversation about things kept secret for years.

Walchensee Forever

In a small family-owned café on the shore of one of Bavaria’s most stunning lakes, director Janna Ji Wonders gets to know five generations of women in her family. Filled with love and heartbreak, their stories are dramatic, daring, and exotic, and she shows and tells them with mesmerizing tenderness.