New Talents Competition: Live-action 2
We each want to be happy in our own way, but it can be an extremely difficult state of mind to attain and maintain. Four bright short films from the United States, Belgium and Estonia dig deep to see how different people try to find peace and understanding in their lives.
I Am Mackenzie
Caught between toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater growing up in rural Texas will have sex for the first time in the back of their dad’s truck.
Henri, a baker in his fifties, suffers from his failed love with his wife Marieke. One morning after a quarrel with his wife, he meets Anita, a young contemporary photographer who likes the big shape of his body.
Nineteen-year-old Clémentine lives with her mother and her younger brother Raphaël. A gloomy young girl, she escapes her daily routine by doing cam shows with strangers for money. One night, during one of her cam sessions, Raphaël busts her. In a state of shock, he threatens to tell everything to their mother. The family harmony is in danger…
An overwhelmed single mother who lives with her blind son must hold her feelings about him back, until a mysterious young man arrives at their home to live with them.