Achieving perfection delivers the absolution of completion. There is nowhere to go from there. And yet, a nagging question remains: What are we prepared to sacrifice to attain our ideal? We see an abysmal art exhibition, a collapsing system and those for whom improvement will forever remain out of reach. And a brief glimpse of hope, as two friends in a gymnasium can finally be who they really are.
Mehdi Pierret // Belgium // 2021 // 15:38 min
A contemporary art gallery organises an opening featuring several artistic performances. The cleaning lady, Ilidia, is unable to grasp the meaning behind all this and gets irritated by some of the visitors. This evening will end badly...
Chanrado Sok / Kongkea Vann // Cambodia // 2021 // 20:00 min
Vibol and his brother Kea sell noodles from a motorized cart every night on the streets of Phnom Penh. They often face troublesome threats from gangsters and thieves, even though these very people are their only customers. As the city grows around them, they reflect on their unstable income and imagine a different future.
Victor Nyåker // Sweden // 2022 // 15:50 min
Sonja and Per, a woman and man in their forties, meet up for the first time in real life in a municipal gymnasium, with the intention of creating a space of trust between themselves. A "room" where they can safely explore sides of themselves that they suppress in their everyday lives.