A film by Dyana Gaye
Between Turin, Dakar, and New York, Sophie, Abdoulaye and Thierno’s three destinies cross paths and echo one another, delineating a constellation of exile.
Sophie, 24 years old, leaves Dakar to join her husband, Abdoulaye, in Turin. Meanwhile, Abdoulaye has already left for New York through a smuggler’s network. 19-year-old Thierno is traveling in Africa for the first time. With these three characters’ destinies, Under the Starry Sky takes us on a journey through the diversity of the cities the characters travel to, confronting us with the realities, hopes, and dreams of contemporary emigration.
A film by Robin Campillo
They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine, Moldavia… The eldest ones appear no older than 25; as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They spend all their time hanging around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They might be prostitutes. Daniel, a discreet man in his early fifties, has his eye on one of them - Marek. Gathering his courage, he speaks to him. The young man agrees to come and visit Daniel the following day at his place…
A film by Jean-Baptiste Andréa
Gabriel Chevalier, 45 years old, is an ex-policeman. Unemployed, lonely and depressed,he lives like a ghost and hardly takes care of his only teenage child Juliette. One day, by pure chance, he finds a suspicious but extremely well paid job: his daily mission consists of delivering a briefcase exactly where he is told. The only rule being to never open it. These deliveries will bring him to meet weird people in strange places. Gradually, his cop instinct resurfaces...
A film by Rithy Panh
For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia... On its own, of course, an image cannot prove mass murder, but it gives us cause for thought, prompts us to meditate, to record History. I searched for it vainly in the archives, in old papers, in the country villages of Cambodia.Today I know: this image must be missing. I was not really looking for it; would it not be obscene and insignificant?So I created it.What I give you today is neither the picture nor the search for a unique image, but the picture of a quest: the quest that cinema allows.
A film by Emma Dante
It's a Sunday afternoon. The sirocco wind blows pitilessly upon Palermo when Rosa and Clara, two women arriving to celebrate a friend's wedding, get lost among the city streets and end up in a sort of cul-de-sac: Via Castellana Bandiera. At the same moment, another car driven by Samira, in which the Calafiore family is amassed, arrives in the opposite direction and enters the same street. Neither Rosa at the wheel of her Multipla, nor Samira, an ancient and stubborn woman at the wheel of her Punto, intend to give way to each other. While the Calafiore family withdraw into the illegal building where they live and organise a gamble, with the complicity of the neighbours, on which one of the two women shall hold her position longest, Clara decides to leave the Multipla to continue her discovery of Palermo on the scooter of Nicolà², the youngest in the Calafiore family, who escorts her willingly.Evening falls, then night penetrates within the street and the neighbourhood houses, but the two women, resisting hunger, sleep and thirst, seem to be obeying a stubbornness holding no more rationality and persist in not yielding way to the other...