Up in Heaven, Yuki’s grandparents decide that, having turned thirteen years old, she must go down to Earth to a village that is torn by bandits and intervene to save its people. However if she does not succeed within one year she will become as insubstantial as the wind. Down in the village, Yuki is befriended by a group of orphans whose parents have all been killed by the bandits and who now subsist by begging. Yuki amazes them by taming the wild horse Blizzard. She is instrumental in getting the orphans and farmers to stand up to first the warring bandits and then Goemon, the greedy lord that owns the region. But Yuki must face her greatest challenge yet when the displeased Demon God that lives in the volcano emerges to destroy those who live beneath.
For Ian Golovin, the death of his father is the chance at a new life outside his native country. As he prepares to leave and bid farewell to his sister, he is forced to face his decision — why he is always blindly moving forward and what he is leaving behind.
A striking elaboration on a signature style, with “story” all but evacuated, Circumstantial Pleasure’s six episodes proceed less like an album of potent recollections and more like a stream of agitated consciousness.
Emilie is 18 years old and carries a childhood characterized by sexual abuse, fear and silence. She wants to confront the bad childhood, but encounters a wall of silence.
With high competitive spirit, a high school gangster Seung-in lets nobody to win over him. Hyun-tae is his best friend but wants to fight with nobody. One day, two boys get caught into a big fight that the local mobster is involved in, and they realize what true friends are.
The successful filmmaker Yu Hao is always on the move and travels the world from Beijing, until she falls in love with idyllic Appenzell – and moves to Switzerland for love. Through the lens of her camera the Chinese discovers the unknown Appenzellerland and meets people, who live in harmony with nature, cultivate traditions and are rooted in their homeland. These encounters confront Yu Hao with strong doubts, for she has never felt at home in just one place. Can this change in Switzerland?
The Norwegian fjords are among the most impressive landscapes in Europe. In the deep, cold waters lies a surprisingly rich underwater world: from vast coral reefs full of luminous sea creatures to herring orcas and humpback whales. The prize-winning nature filmmaker Jan Haft reveals the special and enchanting richness hidden in the dark water. In the deep fjords, animals and plants survive in a fascinating society that is being portrayed for the first time. Fjord is an intimate portrait of a unique wilderness.
Omar gets an office job at Relotech, where he becomes the boss's favourite, which is great, until it’s not.
A short film exploring the polyphony of collectivity in the desires, motivations and stories that foreground the histories and present(s) of Black British sound. Collective Hum documents a collective in practice through the operation of B.O.S.S using multiple narration, overlapping voices and the sound of group interviews, meetings and events to create a polyphonic score to soundtrack images of the ‘collective bodies, kinaesthetic experience and gestural language’ of sound system culture.
Dinosaur-ridden island adventure, with a battle-royale esque twist.
The story of a Russian girl who accidentally finds out about her father living in Armenia and decides to avenge that he abandoned them with his mother and she grew up without a father.
Entrails, a flock of sheep, one spring. The cooing of doves and songs hummed. Some vultures, bones, flowers and many hands. Hands which feed, milk, stroke, shear, film; hands that kill. Hands which inhabit the doubts and contradictions about using other species.
A pair of plush penguins must try and save their baby while being chased by a vicious dog that rips apart anything that squeaks.
The bond between a sister and brother remain strong through all of life's ups and downs.
Don't do drugs, kids.