After Jason (9) is abandoned by his mother at a folk festival, he takes refuge in a forest cabin belonging to a mute loner. A series of circumstances eventually lead them to form a family - something both have lacked for a while.
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It's the '60s and Sporos has a date with Molly his "6 to 8 girl" from the wild teenage years. Their meeting will bring about lost dreams and unfulfilled desires. A bittersweet farewell to a relationship and an era.
New Year's eve dawns in a moon-kissed car, and Sofia has a dream that she tells no one: while walking on a desert, she gets to know that she is sick. She pretends she does not care. Has she lost her heart?
Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded. Lacking money to get home, he will try to sell him the distance that separates them from the sky.
Twelve hard months after their sudden break-up, a struggling musician invites his ex-lover at a friend's sumptuous villa in search of answers. Living apart, or living together, is equally scary; but, is there an answer to every question?
After his compelling drama Black Field (2010), Greek director Vardis Marinakis returns to Karlovy Vary with his sophomore effort about nine-year-old Jason, whose mother abandons him at a folk festival. The unusually independent boy takes refuge in a cabin in the middle of the forest belonging to a mute loner named Minas. Although at first the man, who has a questionable profession, won't take him in, a series of circumstances eventually leads them to form a family - something both of them have lacked for a long time. This touching tale of mutual harmony and the yearning for intimacy captivates audiences with its dreamlike atmosphere, subtle emotions, and poetic depiction of nature as a refuge for those rejected by the people around them.Written by
Natalia Neudacina (KVIFF)