Set in one of many Eastern European panel houses, Keyhole is a neorealist observation of the life of a family of three, their relationship as well as their confined everyday happiness. All of it comes to a tragic end when the family gets separated by a disastrous accumulation of a pre-existing health condition, unfortunate fate, and a feeble lock design.
When investigating an abandoned house, Agnes, 11, finds a tied-up Russian man in the basement. The little girl must decide if she should free him before Mihkel, 17, returns to finish the job.
Skin of a Mandarin is a sensitive story about ingrained traditions and beliefs through a world of a young woman Anna (25), whose mother has freshly passed away. She feels the necessity to say goodbye to her mother in her own organic and intimate way by dressing her mother’s body with her own hands. This act is not allowed by the rules of the Funeral Office, because it is medically inadvisable regarding the condition of the body after the accident. The story brings out empathy between two women with different world views in a very complex situation.
A young man, Privert, is in a psychoneurological hospital, because he thinks that he is followed by ravens that want to attack him. The doctor tries to find out where this obsession comes from. During the conversation with the doctor Privert says that his brother Ringold, who is a famous actor, after a long time has come to his forest house to hunt. During the hunt something happened, but Ringold asked the brother to never talk about it publicly. Privert, drifting into his memories, gradually reveals the story of him and his brother hunting for roebucks. Deprived of sleep and led by greed, the brothers fired into the eyes of an elk. Ringold runs away cowardly, leaving Privert alone at the scene of the event. At night, the wounded elk wanders around Privert`s house like a ghost.
Due to his unique claimed ability to see in the dark, a coast guard from Lithuania accidentally encounters a wild man on the neutral strip of the Curonian Spit. Though heavily covered with overgrown pelage, the ‘Robinson’ looks no older than 40. His name is Timur Tshadadze. The man states that he is a Georgian who started living as a hermit back in the middle of the 20th century. Timur reveals that he was born in 1928 and moved to the Spit right after the end of WWII.
17th century. The Duke of Courland (60) returns from the colony in Gambia, Africa, with a mysterious black box. It turns out to be a plant with powers of medicine and even arousal. During the fancy celebration, servant Anti (17) observes an orgy of his noble masters induced by the fruits of the African plant. At night, together with his young girlfriend Mara (16), they steal and taste the forbidden fruits and dissolve in a mystical experience among themselves and wild nature. The theft is exposed but Mara is the only one to get punished. But this doesn’t stop Anti from saying – I NEED MORE!
Bruno is a tribute to the famous Italian architect, car-racer, engineer, inventor, photographer, and designer Carlo Mollino. Bruno is a classic hero of his time – a stylish and successful man living in a world full of technological dreams of the retro-futuristic 1950s. He lives on a small island in a private residence. He owns a large fashionable furniture company. Bruno’s world is a childhood dream come true, where nobody is welcome. Technology is his best friend. Bruno is very content in his environment, but after a trivial event a woman-robot – a perfect housekeeper – tech-savvy and a great maid – appears in Bruno’s house. Bruno’s life starts changing unexpectedly. The new robot harmoniously blends into the home environment, she finds contact with other artificial residents of the house and gradually wraps up Bruno with endless care. Over time, Bruno loses his independence and self-confidence, and their roles begin to swap places.
Laura (28) decides to break up with Mantas (30), but still waits for her new rental home. Mantas doesn’t take it all too seriously. However, as the status of their relationship changes, their common life starts to go upside down.
Ūla is an introverted and anxious teenager who likes swimming. One ordinary morning at swimming practice, she is taken on an unexpected adventure, through which she grows-up, learns to accept herself and to see her body anew.
Dessert Dachshund is the story of a dachshund that adorns wedding cakes. The first scenes of the film introduce the protagonist. He flexes, stretches, and performs various acrobatics. Upon presenting itself, the dachshund, thanks to a special apparatus, is placed into a wedding cake by scientists of the “Dig In” bakery. It is quite comfortable inside the cake. It dances, juggles, and even smokes cigarettes. In its joyful jives, it is accompanied by the flavor of the cake mass.
After being sold to a Polish aristocrat by a merchant, Jean finds himself in a strange country, serving in an empty, luxury palace. His mistress Izabela is incredibly excited to have him, and engages him in a number of games and entertaining activities – all the while ignoring his personal views and feelings. While not outwardly cruel or disrespectful, her passive-aggressive racism makes him question whether his position is truly enviable, or whether – just like a parrot that the mistress has bought – he is just another exotic addition to the palace. When confronted with a blatantly racist guest at the palace who’s willing to physically hurt him, Jean has to decide whether he’s going to fight for himself, even at the cost of losing his job and potentially being stranded in a foreign country, without financial aid, or the knowledge of the language.
The dog days are over! Not only did Ada spend a great night with Kuba, her high school sweetheart, but was also offered her dream job! Things take an unexpected turn during Ada’s first day in the office, which happens to also be Kuba’s birthday. Ada learns that romantic relationships are against the company’s rules of conduct. Ada disregards them and confesses her crush for Kuba in a surprise birthday video that is recorded in the office. Eventually, under huge pressure from her outraged team, Ada loses confidence in this idea and records proper wishes instead. During the party, Ada wants to communicate with Kuba, but it is difficult since he came with his wife and is avoiding her. Confused and betrayed, Ada takes revenge. Once she realizes that it could cost her the job, she struggles to repair the damage. While doing it, Ada accidentally discovers the team’s dirty secret.