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Portrait of the Artist – by Antoine Barraud

A filmmaker is working on his next film on monstrosity theme. He developed the idea with his colleagues in working sessions, including actors he has chosen for the lead roles and his producer. He seems obsessed with the idea of finding a canvas which would be like the heart of the upcoming film and symbolize, crystallize, the power and beauty of monsters. The vastness of possibilities and interpretations, it uses the services of an art historian who will offer him many paintings and with whom he will begin discussions increasingly passionate. Spilliaert, Francis Bacon, Hans Bellmer, Diane Arbus, Gustave Moreau, each meeting the hustle and calls the next. His desires become clear, he even decides to run rehearsals to see how the idea develops itself. But it does not show to anyone, not even his wife is this spot that grows in his back. This red mark that worries, and seems to express something…

The Guest – by Duccio Chiarini

Dumped by his girlfriend and stranded on different friends’ couches, thirty-eight year-old Guido tries to transform his wacky urban drift into a chance for a new beginning.

The Road to Mandalay – by Midi Z

Lianqing and Guo meet when they illegally crossed into Thailand. Lianqing finds a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant while Guo works in a textile factory in the suburbs. But Guo’s faith in Lianqing is diminishing rapidly; their love is irreversibly doomed.   Director : Midi Z Written by : Midi Z Length : 107 min Language : Burmese Original title : Zai Jian

The Ornithologist – by João Pedro Rodrigues

Fernando is a 35-year-old ornithologist. He decides to go down a river in a kayak, hoping to find extremely rare black storks. Distracted by the beauty of the landscape, Fernando is soon thrown overboard by the current, and his motionless, bloody body reaches the riverbank.

Youth (Spring) – by Wang Bing

Zhili, 150 km from Shanghai. In this city dedicated to textile manufacturing, young people flock from all the rural regions crossed by the Yangtze river. They are 20-year old, share dorms, eat in the passageways. They work relentlessly to be able one day to raise a child, buy a house or build their own workshop. Among them, friendships and romantic relationships dawn and come undone to the rythm of the seasons, the bankrupcies and familial pressures.

Territory of Love – by Romain Cogitore

MARIA is 28, restless, wants to have every man and proud of speaking five languages. She flies to Taipei, lives on small jobs but what she wants more than anything is to finish her novel. Seven books under way, and none of them completed. She meets OLIVIER, a young expat. He is slow-moving, shy and can speak fifteen languages. As he welcomes her, she becomes calmer.

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