Birdie is a biracial girl raised by her mom in a New Jersey suburb. She spends a visitation day with her father, and debates inviting him back into her life as she prepares for her Bat Mitzvah and adulthood.
Directed by Rachel Harrison Gordon (USA)
Untitled Marfa Project
“Untitled Marfa Project” is a poetic story following two best friends, Star and Margot, as they venture on a road trip from Austin to Marfa in the hopes of mending their broken friendship. A film about love, loneliness, the patterns that are destined to repeat, and storied and meaningful friendship between women.
Directed by Emily E Thomas (USA)
A Normal Life
Once a daughter of a commune member feels neglected, she decides to take surprising actions to obtain more love and attention.
Directed by Leon de Levita (Netherlands)
North America premiere
Planet Earth Calling Ana
One day, life detaches you from the world. Without a warning. Isolation. It´s just like being alone in Space. This is what happened to Ana. No more albums, no more tours or stages. Music remained inside her, and so did Juan, her love, her Earth. After 3 years, Ana begins to feel strong. But today hasn´t been a good day for her. Today, her light shivers.
Directed by Fernando Bonelli (Spain)
After the curtain falls at the end of a musical play in one of the most prestigious theaters in Beirut, Aida, the very well-known actress, leaves the stage to face an uncertain reality.
Directed by Gilbert Karam (Lebanon)
The young Iranian woman had not been expecting this kind of examination. She only wanted to renew her driver’s license, but when the officials noticed a scar on her wrist and her tattoo, they began looking at her with suspicion. Suddenly she is trapped, forced to answer personal questions and exposed to insinuations. The camera captures the growing uneasiness with clinical precision.
Directed by Farhad Delaram (Iran)