The end of the summer season takes jobs from the island to the mainland. The economic crisis brings unemployment to the small town. Career woman gets tired of being human and decides to live as a bear in the woods. Short stories about life in remote areas.

The Summer and All the Rest

When at the end of the summer the last ferries with tourists leave and most of young Marc- Antoine’s friends have left for the mainland to study or to work, he and his friend Mickael remain behind on the deserted island. Mickael is full of plans to leave, but is Marc-Antoine able to escape his solidified routine?

Orig. title: L’été et tout le reste
Director: Sven Bresser
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2018
Duration: 18 min
The Bear

One day, a woman in the midst of her career becomes fed up with being human. She purchases a bear costume and moves out to the wilderness. However, once civilization catches up with her, she is forced to choose which world she belongs to. A film on the longing to be someone – or something – else.

Director: Johannes Stjärne Nilsson
Country: Sweden
Year: 2018
Duration: 20 min
To Plant a Flag

In preparation for the moon landing in 1969, NASA sent a team of astronauts to the lunar landscapes of Iceland. Their hi-tech training mission soon discovers what obstacles one can meet when facing an Icelandic sheep farmer.

Director: Bobbie Peers
Country: Iceland, Norway
Year: 2018
Duration: 15 min
Pura Vida

Financial crisis enters the households of a provincial town and people start to lose their jobs. Two adolescent brothers rebel against their father, a factory foreman, who becomes a scapegoat for the frustrated community.

Director: Martin Gonda
Country: Slovakia
Year: 2018
Duration: 30 min
Community Gardens

Patriarchal masculinity seems to catch its last breath in the sun. A story about a cold relationship between a father and his son. Their bond, plagued by indifference, disintegrates completely.

Orig. title: Kolektyviniai sodai
Director: Vytautas Katkus
Country: Lithuania
Year: 2019
Duration: 15 min