A film by Rithy Panh
Indochina 1931, the Siam Golf. A small family strives against destitution. The mother realizes that the departure of her two grown children ? Joseph 20 and Suzanne 16 - is ineluctable.
Deceived by the colonial administration, she invested all of her savings in worthless, regularly flooded farmland. Driven to fight against the corrupted bureaucrats who conned her, she puts into place a crazy scheme: building a dam against the sea with the help of the villagers...
A film by Philippe Falardeau
Leon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. In the summer of '68, when Mom decides to leave everything behind to start a new life in Greece, Leon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain. Destroy the neighbours' house, become a professional liar and even, why not, fall in love with Lea. Together, they will overcome the pain of growing up when you feel abandoned.
A film by Arnaud Des Pallières
Georges Nail lives in a new suburb. He's married, loves his wife, son and dog. Paul Hammer is good looking, rich and intelligent. But he is torn by his severe judgement of the world and a desire to be part of it. One day, their paths meet. Nail sees this meeting as an opportunity to create a new friendship. On his side, Hammer sees it as a new reason for living : to crucify the perfect image of the happy western man and his incarnation in the person of Georges Nail. A nail is the perfect victim for a hammer.
A film by Pablo Agüero
Argentina, after the dictatorship. Alba, just out of prison, comes to get her son Inti. He is six years old; she is thirty. They don't know each other.
Alba takes Inti to El Bolson, a lost valley in Patagonia where renegades from all corners of the world find refuge.
At the home of the deceased Dr Schulz, day and night, in an endless party, gather among the "enlightened", the hippies, a collection of insects and a multitude of wandering animals.
At the foot of the Andes, the children of the peasants have fun by demolishing a school under construction or attacking the houses of newcomers.
Within these two rough worlds, Alba and Inti try to build a new life. Alba hanging on to her dreams, Inti to his survival kit.