"Where do I belong?" is the urgent question haunting the films of this program. Here, individuals seek a sense of belonging in their home regions, or recognition in their families, or safety among strangers. Not all of them are fortunate enough to find their place in this world. The stories follow the dialectic of liberation in spite of coercion. An odd form of mould appears in a refugee home, a little boy has to dress up as a girl and a mole reflects back on days past with his grandfather.
Triggerwarning: emotional violence, racism
Daniela Stephan // Lebanon, England // 2022 // 17:29 min
Twentysomething Mounia is searching for her cat on the streets of Beirut with her best friend Ghady. It's been a month since the explosion at the port – Mounia realises that the wreckage in the city symbolises her own life, and escape is now her only hope.
Márk Beleznai // Hungary // 2022 // 17:17 min
24-year-old Ádám is a weed dealer who lives in the flat of his recently deceased grandmother. His quiet, dead-end life changes when his younger half-brother suddenly appears, expressing a desire to move in temporarily.