Director TAN Pin-pin searches the world for the displaced souls of Singapore: different generations of Singaporean political exiles who have not been able to come home. She finds out how they have lived their lives away and how they still view the Singapore of their dreams. As they recount their lives, we see a city that could have been. A love letter to Singapore, from the outside.
In Abkhazia, a post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zone, patriotism runs deep. While Sports Minister Rafael is busy organising an international domino event to put his motherland on the world's map, his beloved Russian wife is just an unwelcome foreigner. Domino Effect is a black sea black comedy with socio-political commentary.
Mahmud Kiani FALAVARJANI is an Iranian film amateur specialising in films featuring trained animals. He works as a truck driver every day but devotes his entire free time to his great passion. When his beloved fox dies, the man becomes depressed and may find consolation in one thing only - finding a similar animal and training it to work on the set of Mahmud's next film. But it is not so easy to catch a fox, not to mention training it.
Evaporating Borders develops a sweeping visual essay on global restrictive attitudes toward migrating populations. Guided by the filmmaker's curious eye and personal reflections, the film dissects the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus. Through a series of vignettes, it poetically weaves themes of migration, tolerance, identity and belonging.
During the deeply intimate conversations, Kazuko talks about her life in ways that are at times humorous but often tragic. As she nears the end of her life, her observations on love, money, marriage and her own death have changed, and so has her relationship with the filmmaker.