A film by Benoit Jacquot
In 1865 Timothee, a wanderer, arrives in a village in southern France pretending he is deaf and mute. He is struck by the beauty of young woman, Josephine, and asks for hospitality at the house of Dr Hughes, her father. At dinner, he makes strange tricks giving Josephine a weird reaction. The next day, he comes back when she is alone and make her fall in a state of hypnotic lethargy before taking advantage of her. Overwhelmed by his powerful hypnotic gift, she follows him even though she seems to be disgusted and afraid of him. He takes her deep in the woods and continues to abuse her until he is arrested and trialed. But how did Josephine accept to follow him ?
A film by Olivier MASSET-DEPASSE
Tania a Russian woman has been living for 8 years illegally in Belgium with her son Ivan . Always on the run, she is constantly scared of police controls until the day she gets arrested.She is put in a detention centre far away from her son who managed to escape when the police arrested Tania. Hoping to get the refugee status she waits to get out, but it doesn't stop the several attempts to expel her from Belgium.
A film by Xiaoshuai WANG
Lin, a sea captain, returns from a 6 month journey when he is told that his 25-year-old son Lin Bo has been gunned down by the police. In his quest to understand what happened, he realizes he knew very little about his own son. He starts a journey back to Chongqin, a city he once lived. He will understand the impact of his paternal repeated absence on the life of his child.
A film by Mikhael Hers
August in Paris' suburbs, 7 friends are gathered to spend a week in the city where they grew up. The city is empty and the days pass by under a deep blue sky.Each of them has a reason to be there: some still live there, some come back to see their family, some are searching their childhood, some want to escape boredom or eventually searching for love...They are all bearing the fact that these moments they are sharing are maybe the last ones...