A new start is often the result of a longer learning process. New paths are often associated with real-life journeys. A reset can be an attempt to escape a current life situation, but perhaps also to suppress something or to consciously evolve. In the process, new truths are discovered, a hitherto hidden personality awakens, individuals get to know themselves and the other. Encounters with other people set us in motion. If we let them, they can motivate us to take further steps and start fresh.
Zhannat Alshanova // Kazakhstan // 2020 // 15:00 min
Indira, a university tutor, would like to leave the country for the sake of her career. When she finds a chance to push back against existing social biases, it becomes clear to her that she doesn't want to leave the country after all.
Christoph Lauenstein // Germany // 2021 // 08:42 min
In a land without light, the appearance of a strange glowing object stirs up the peaceful coexistence of its inhabitants. Selfishness and greed find their way into the dark world. This surreal work of puppet animation tells an unconventional parable about envy and resentment.
Coraline Zorea // Israel // 2020 // 16:30 min
Experimental, Live Action
Dvora is a 17-year-old girl who refuses to step back from her job raising fish in a kibbutz, although she promised that she would return to school. Her last day at work intensifies her fear of life beyond the water.