A film by Thaddeus O'Sullivan
A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.
STELLA DAYS is the story of a man, a story about the conflict between love and duty, hope and faith, and between the excitement of the unknown and the security of the familiar. It encapsulates the dilemma of Ireland in the mid-1950s - on the cusp of the modern world but still clinging to the traditions of church and a cultural identity forged in very different times.
A film by Mia Hansen-Love
Spring 1999. Camille 15, Sullivan 19, love each other passionately, but Sullivan wants to go to South America for a year and this project drives Camille to despair. In fall he leaves and slowly stops writing to her. After a suicide attempt, Camille ends up in hospital. 2003, four years have passed. Camille works, studies architecture and lives on her own.She meets a famous architect, Lorenz, who restores her self-confidence. 2007, Camille and Lorenz have a strong relationship. Camille is his assistant but she feels capable of founding her own agency soon. After 7 years she sees Sullivan again, all seems to go well after their first encounter, but few months later their feelings are back and Camille's heart is torn apart.
A film by Karl Markovics
Roman Kogler, 18, is serving time in a juvenile detention center. He has already served half of his sentence, and could be released on probation, but his chances are poor: he doesn't have family, and seems incapable of coping with society. After many failed attempts, Roman finds a probation job at the municipal morgue in Vienna. One day, Roman is faced with a dead woman who bears his family name. Even though it soon turns out that she is not his mother, Roman wonders about his past for the first time and starts looking for his mother.
A film by Xiaoshuai WANG
Wang Han, 11 year old boy in the province of Ghizhou is confronted with a runaway murderer. Hiding in the woods, the wounded man takes Wang Han drying shirt and persuades him to help him out. Frightened and fascinated at once, Wang Han and his friends accept to keep it secret from the police. Strange things are happening at school and the police is everywhere...