A film by Emmanuelle Bercot
Laura, 19, a first-year university student, desperately wants to do well in school. Despite a part-time job, she is unable to make ends meet and becomes so short of funds that one desperate evening, having run out of options, she goes so far as to answer an ad on the Internet. 'Joe, 57, seeks female student for tender moments. One hundred euros an hour.' Just this once, she promises herself. Three days later, Laura is in a hotel room with Joe. And the spiral begins.
A film by Cédric Kahn
Mathieu is happily married. When his mother falls ill, he returns to his provincial hometown to be by her side. Alone and in a state of shock due to his mother's coma, he reencounters Maya, his childhood love. Time hasn't erased the chemistry between them, and the former lovers start seeing each other again...
A film by Daniel Monzon
Juan Oliver is about to become a prison guard. Trying to make a good impression, he reports for work one day early. Two colleagues show him around the old prison. All of a sudden, some plaster falls from the ceiling and hits Juan, who passes out. The guards take him into cell 211, which is empty, to try and revive him. But a riot breaks out at the high security area, the one that houses the most dangerous inmates. Juan's colleagues run away, leaving him stranded. When he wakes up in the cell he takes stock of the situation: if he wants to save his life, he must pretend to be a prisoner.
A film by Rainer FRIMMEL, Tizza Covi
Abandoned, the two-year-old girl Asia is found by Patti, a circus woman living with her husband
Walter in a trailer park in San Basilio on the outskirts of Rome. With the help of Tairo, a teenage boy who lives with his grandma in an adjacent container, Patti starts to search for the girl's mother.
La Pivellina is a film about a cosmos of outcasts in present-day Italy: a tale of courage and discrimination, of loss and togetherness, a look behind the corrugated-iron fence of a gated community.
A film by Alejandro Fernàndez Almendras
On a long day at the end of summer, four members of a southern Chilean peasant family struggle to adapt to the changing world in which they live in, a world where a video game or a new dress can be as precious as a liter of milk or a glass of wine.
A new, global world where boundaries between tradition and modernity are fading and values are quickly changing.