A cat named Schrödinger leads a carefree life with his human. The only hint that the world extends the safety of their small apartment is the view from the window. Every day, Schrödinger sees a girl in an apartment across doing her chores and waving to the cat when their eyes meet. When Schrödinger sleeps, fantastic visions of mystical jungles and strange creatures visit him. The cat’s realities become shattered when one day he finds himself alone in their home. The friendly apartment becomes a prison, grief and fear overtake the cat. Is there a way out of the box? And if so, where does it lead? At the saddest time, the prospect of a new box may seem very soothing.
The soviet apartment building, where 16-year-old physics prodigy Christine lives, is sinking. When a large crack appears on its facade, a house meeting is called. Christine’s father attends the meeting; her grandmother next door stays home to watch the Moscow Victory Day Parade on TV. While neighbors are busy arguing about the existence of the crack and Christine is in her room solving physics equations, grandmother’s cats disappear. “A Crack” offers a glimpse into parallel worlds within one building.
Charlotte is a loving wife and mom, although her husband has a bit of a temper, life is pretty good. One day she meets a charming, nice man named John, who she is deeply smitten by, and they start an affair. Only thing is, John looks exactly like her husband.
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When Surya, a teenage rag-picker girl, finds a discarded photo camera in a vast garbage dump yard of Delhi, she tries to secretly document the world of poverty and patriarchy she lives in. Hoping for a better future, Surya’s father Ram Kumar arranges her marriage to a wealthier man, however the groom demands a dowry, which is beyond the father’s financial reach. As he desperately tries to arrange for the dowry, Ram Kumar reaches a solution that forces Surya to turn the photo camera from a tool of self-expression into a weapon of self-defense.
A retired set designer Juozapas (83) brings his wife Genovaite (83) to an exact recreation of their first flat, where they moved in as a young family in 1964. Genovaite suffers from an advanced stage of Alzheimer’s and her fading memory keeps clinging to that moment from Juozapas has two lethal doses of morphine – one for her, one for himself. As they are living their last moments in the recreated room from the past, the memories blend with the present in Genovaite’s fading mind. The fiction starts to blend with reality, and she reveals a secret kept for decades. Before meeting Juozapas she worked for the KGB and marrying him was part of her mission. As a reward for such commitment, she got this flat to start a beautiful family as an undercover agent.