Stigmatisation, prejudice and habit make it difficult to offer resistance in an established social system. We have to function and subordinate ourselves to social expectations and norms. This results in a lopsided perception of reality that leaves us no room to develop in a truly open-minded way as individuals. And, while, for some, life's routines may generate a sense of stability, others struggle with inner and outer demons to re-establish their own agency, or to finally lay claim to it in the first place.
Marijana Verhoef // Germany // 2020 // 17:38 min
A man appears in an empty field, seemingly soulless, and without the ability to speak. The widow made him materialise with her mind, so that he might help her out on the farm. Over time, the man develops a quiet longing to be loved.
Kevin Biele // Germany // 2021 // 17:01 min
Two employees of the immigration office pay Mona an unannounced visit to check on the marital relationship between her and her husband Parviz. After Mona has to face the officials alone and the mood begins to falter, Parviz appears.