The banter of three teenagers gets out of hand and no one is brave enough to stop the downward spiral as an innocent flirtation turns into a violent power game.
Mary Holland is a studio typist during the Golden Age of Hollywood of the movies. She has big writing and directing aspirations, but no-one seems to pay serious attention to a young female typist; she definitely needs to take matters into her own hands. This is her animated story.
Mia and Liki is a film about the break-up of parents through the eyes and cognition of children. Life changes, the child seemingly adjusts when it comes to activities and routine. But what is going on in the girl’s soul and how big is the loss really?
112 operator Lisa receives a call from a woman who lives in a house located next to the woods and claims that someone in a car is watching her house and has come to kill her.
Indra is an artist in search of a flat in which she can raise her first child. It seems that she has found just the place – a dream-come-true property in the very center of the city, Riga. The online ad has a very curious title: Penthouse for short people. She heads to a private viewing of her possible future home together with her friend Baiba, who is an architect. The visit brings up her fears and doubts of what is yet to be. Even though on first glimpse this place seems to embody her ideal home, Indra soon realizes that her life is changing – it is turning into an endless stream of compromises and adaptations that just won’t fit in the Penthouse for short people.
The short film The Deer captures two days of Hans’ life. He is 19, a youngster living with his family in a small town without any clear vision of what to do in the future. Hans’ parents are annoyed by this lack of action and by his refusal to grow up the way they would prefer. In a way, on an unconscious level, he feels more connected to the older generation – the 80-year-old Grandma and the Old Man, whom he meets in an apple orchard where he’s picking apples to earn some money. During a conversation with the Old Man near the orchard, he sees a deer. After a concert in a nightclub Hans falls asleep in a backstage room and sees a dream that makes him return to the apple orchard to meet and to become closer to the deer from the day before.
The home of Haim (life, in Hebrew) – a demented 96-year-old man – is a strange time capsule, a maze of faded memories, a fusion of eras, continents, and traumas. Haim’s sick body and mind are failing him, and he is repeatedly falling down into the leftovers of his life: his bed, his smoking habit, a handful of painful formative moments, and a dark secret that tore his family apart. Haim is a faceless Alzheimer patient, a spy, a pro-athlete, a schizophrenic, a turtle, and a suspected child molester.
A six-year-old girl, Laura, revisits the last evening spent with her Grandmother. While walking through her memories on an, at first look, casual and cozy Friday evening, the girl notices magical and mysterious details that lead to the surreal departure of her Grandmother. The untold secret she carries with the feeling of guilt is keeping the little girl uneasy until she finds her answers and peace in the broken glass elephant, now fixed. This figurine becomes a symbol of the memory and relationship between Laura and her Grandmother.
During a sunny weekend at the seaside, a single mother, Aldona, prepares for the visit of her daughter, who is in the last days of her pregnancy. But instead of being helpful, Aldona becomes overprotective, when her daughter just wants to connect, not to be controlled. It’s a bright story of two mothers who have to let go of each other in order to grow.
Courteous formality, allusive sexuality and mysterious nature entwine at the annual flower show of a manor house. In the middle of a perfect formal garden a Countess is yearning for love and motherhood, while a young girl is just about to bloom under the watchful eye of her over-caring grandfather. During the celebration, wild flowers are stomped to the ground. Where the young girl’s body lies, nature and fragile leg hair continue to grow.
During the half-time of a basketball game the High Five Cam is on and now the audience is playing the main part on the sports hall’s screens. What happens when the only task is to “high five” with the person sitting next to you? High Five Cam is a short film of excitement, embarrassment, pressure and shame.
Far on the other side of the galaxy, a planet is on fire. Children and adults are fighting for survival amidst the burning ruins. The leader of the nation, Lady Finland, has a plan: they shall go the happiest place in the Milky Way – Finland!