Dadyaa / Whispering Breeze (l'air De Vent) / Sandy Beach / Next / Second To None / Semiliberi / Late Night Drama (drame De Fin De Soirée) / A Funeral For Lightning
Dadyaa - In their remote village, haunted by memories, Atimaley and Devi find themselves faced with a dilemma when a dear friend leaves without saying goodbye.
Whispering Breeze (L'Air de vent) - In this captivating ode to the beauty of childhood and the pain of exile, director Jonathan Tremblay combines black-and-white images of a coastal town with the imagined words of an elderly woman who longs to see her home once more.
Sandy Beach - A woman’s usual Sunday trip to the shore with her father is more a lesson in practicality than cause for enjoyment. Even once she’s settled into the calming rhythm of the ocean, she becomes increasingly anxious about her familial duty.
Next - After rising from the bed where her nude lover still sleeps, a woman has a mysterious response to the tableau vivant she left behind. Artistry and elegance distinguish this nocturnal vignette by Moscow’s Elena Brodach.
Second to None - Being the world’s second-oldest man might be enough of a claim to fame for some, but not for the protagonist of this delightfully black comedy.
Semiliberi - A taciturn inmate in a women’s prison, Alessandra prefers to set herself apart from the behind-bars community. But when she notices another prisoner’s unusual scheme — one involving packages that surreptitiously arrive in the prison yard — she finds a chance to change her circumstance.
Late Night Drama (Drame de fin de soirée) - Patrice Laliberté — director of Overpass, the 2015 winner of the Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film — returns with a virtuosic piece of cinematic storytelling that’s as explosive as the rage driving the young man at its centre.
A Funeral For Lightning - Seven months pregnant and stuck in a sleepy corner of Tennessee, a young woman begins to see through the promises made by her charismatic husband. Every moment of Emily Kai Bock’s quietly wrenching film is infused with emotions both light and dark.