In search of true connection, we encounter other humans who impact and accompany us, whether for brief instants or prolonged periods. The films in this program examine past and present moments of trust. You spend a night with a stranger, sparks fly. You're searching for your soulmate, cursed by the gods. You lose a good friend, the memory stings. And although you're not alone, sometimes waiting in a bus station does indeed feel lonely, as the doves flutter by.
Triggerwarning: death, police violence, racism
Osi Wald / Noa Berman-Herzberg // Israel // 2021 // 17:22 min
In the scope of a drawing class, an unusual friendship begins between Jennifer, German and Black, and Noa, an Israeli. For 22 years, they believe they can ignore historical and political realities, until reality finally catches up with them.
Anastasia Babenko // Ukraine // 2021 // 17:44 min
Just 20-years-old, young parents Lena and Vitya are still almost children themselves. While they attempt to wake their baby for feeding time, here in the protected atmosphere of a maternity hospital room, they have no choice but to grow up in a hurry.
Gabrielle Demers // Quebec, Canada // 2022 // 15:59 min
Victor goes for a walk around the neighbourhood to get away from the Friday evening disco session in a home for autistic adults. In the process, he gets to know Jessy, a young prostitute, who whisks him away to another world for a single wild night.
Antonin Niclass // England // 2021 // 08:40 min
It's 2 o'clock in the morning at a gloomy bus station in the middle of nowhere: the wastebaskets are overflowing with trash, the cold neon light shines down upon the tired, lonely souls waiting for the next bus. Time for the resident pigeons to bring a little magic to this depressing spot.