The possibilities are endless in the 21st century. We can achieve anything, have everything, do everything. And be everything. How far would you go to be part of all that? These films blur the boundary between reality and illusion. We get to know the supposed losers in this optimisation-obsessed society of ours, as well as those who stand up and resist.
Triggerwarning: sexual violence
Agnes Skonare Karlsson // Sweden // 2021 // 14:29 min
During an exceptionally hot summer in Sweden, a Thai migrant worker has to navigate the forest and his increasingly quarrelsome relationship with his older brother, in order to find the blueberries needed to afford passage home.
Seemab Gul // Pakistan // 2021 // 19:55 min
Zara, a schoolgirl in Karachi (Pakistan), shares a sensual dance video with her virtual boyfriend, who uses it to blackmail her. Caught between his manipulative behaviour and the desire to experience love on her own terms, Zara searches for the strength to reject the confines of a patriarchal society.