Ruben Östlund, 2014
A happy Scandinavian family on a French ski resort witnesses a spectacular avalanche, seemingly life-threatening for everybody present. In panic, the father flees and leaves his family behind, which triggers an observational comedy around family and couple dynamics.
Anna Eborn, 2013
19 year old Bert sits in the shades of a tree in Yo Park. Cassandra Warrior feeds her daughter Diamond Rose. Daniel Runs Close sweats under the sun at Wounded Knee Memorial site.
Not at Home
Katja Adomeit, Shahrbanoo Sadat, 2013
In Kabul, a family of six is about to move to a new house. The father feels he has lost his patriarchal status since the oldest daughter, Sakina, 22, is working and pays all the bills. Communication between the family members is difficult.
The Weight of Elephants
Daniel Joseph Borgman, 2013
Adrian, 11, lives with his grandmother and his sick uncle. He has difficulty making friends, but when the mysterious Nicole moves into the house opposite his, an odd friendship develops between them. Slowly, he begins to suspect that Nicole is in fact the girl who disappeared in a neighboring town and who is all over the news.