Two estranged siblings meet again at their father's funeral. The brother seems aloof, while the sister is clearly hurt and resentful. Now that both their parents are gone, nothing binds them. So why is it so hard for them just to be strangers?
Life is easy and humble in this small seaside house whose inhabitants live according to the tides. But a dizzying event will upset this tranquility.
Chiyo is a portrayal of the filmmaker's grandmother. The film meditates on the family, intimacy and aging through a series of everyday snapshots in Yashio (Saitama prefecture), from a summer fair to Buddhist rituals.
During the time of China's one-child policy, Yan is born as the second child. Having sent his sister to the countryside, to keep Yan's secret his parents dress him as a girl while he is growing up. But now Yan feels confused about his identity and struggles with the conservative world around him. Drifting in his father's old taxi gives him the way to express his feelings. Tonight he decides to set out on a journey where the past and dreams meet.
It's summer in the Portuguese countryside, where the local festivities are underway. Chico is haunted by a hate crime committed against a boy to whom he secretly felt very close. During the trip, Chico, pressured by his friends, tries to follow their social standards while hiding his fears and desires.
Amanda lives with her son Daniel in Chile’s southern mountain range. Octavio, one of Daniel’s friends, is injured while they are hunting in the forest. Amanda takes charge of the curing sessions, developing an intimate relationship with the boy. Both discover that contact with the wound produces an addictive pleasure.
One ordinary Sunday morning, Karin breaks away from her routine and impulsively leaves home on her daughter's racing bike. She is going to look for her son, who left the sheltered family home some time ago. Karins' way leads her to a farm where her son has settled down with other social dropouts. Unaware of her behavior, she falls back into her old mothering ways, reminding her adult son of why he left his previous conventional life. Their mother-son relationship seems stagnant and they are faced with the challenge of meeting one another in new ways.
Ivan is sad because his partner Merile has just left him. Alex has put up with him all night long while they partied. When the sun comes up they decide to go home, but something unexpected awaits them in the car: a young girl with a face injury asks them for help.
Boris and Hugo, 16-year-old friends, buy a gun. They set up a livestream video on the Internet and announce that in one hour they will commit suicide. Boris is convinced of the decision, but Hugo still has doubts. During the final moments of their lives, desire, fear, their memories and emptiness dominate the broadcast.
A little girl is saved from a fire by her young neighbour. They take shelter in an apartment from where they can see their tower burning.
Having received his last wage and sent it off to his home country, a house painter deliberately abandons his mobile phone on a park bench. Shortly afterwards a young girl finds it and keeps it, like a discarded message that reaches out to her and finally reveals the enormous presence of the dead.
Being a mother can mean constantly living in a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. This film talks about that fatigue.
Morgen observes young individuals. An insight into their microcosm, looking at how they spend their time while together or alone.
Celeste, a young photographer, delves into the old collection of negatives that belonged to her father, a photographer who fought in the 70s and 80s against the dictatorship in Chile and who went into exile in Ecuador. Thanks to the pictures, she will find a way to access her father’s elusive memory, while asking herself about the meaning of the struggle, the density of exile and how it fits in with the present day.