Graphic novelist Marie Wankelmut lives in the Amsterdam Red Light District where she spends her time at home, in the pub and in the liquor store. Her life is empty after the success of her graphic novel Porn for the Blind. Horrific events in her next door neighbours' house stir Marie into action.
LIGHT AS FEATHERS
15-year-old Eryk lives with his mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in a rural village in Poland. His father has been out of the picture for as long as Eryk can remember. , He has a close bond with his manipulative and dominant mother and feelings for his 13-year-old neighbour Klaudia. But Eryk does not know the difference between love and abuse.
Instead of making the trip to India she had planned, 27-year-old Fem goes backpacking in her hometown of Amsterdam. Fem doesn’t dare tell her boyfriend the truth and she gets tangled up in a crazy lie.
UNDER THE PYRAMID
Young art gallery owner Katarina finds herself embroiled in an international art smuggling ring. The nightmare begins when strange things happen after the opening show of her gallery. An enigmatic man approaches Katarina and her father —an art dealer — disappears. All clues point to Egypt, still caught in the whirlwind of the dramatic events known as the Arab Spring.
THE BLUE WAVE
Deniz and her friends have been apart for the summer and they have much to tell each other. Despite the worries of their daily routines they make plans for the future, yet the challenges of adolescence are burdensome. Deniz gets closer with her schoolmate Kaya and at the same time she’s interested in the school counselor Firat. Deniz desires a life that is different from the ideals of her friends and her parents’. A song nobody has heard, a hopeless love, solitude...
Nothing about Michael — a young and successful Berlin lawyer — gives away his Polish roots. The sudden appearance of his father — who was presumed dead — plunges Michael into an existential crisis. After his father leaves, Michael is unable to simply resume his life as a German.
THE RETURN OF THE HONEY BUZZARD
Bookseller Simon Antonisse is forced to close his shop because of disappointing sales. Disaster strikes when he witnesses a suicide. Childhood memories creep up on him and his life slowly turns into a stormy dream. Only Floor, a young girl he meets by chance, can give him the peace and quiet he desperately longs for. But is Floor who Simon thinks she is?
LIFE ACCORDING TO NINO
The sudden death of his mum turns 8-year-old Nino’s life upside down. With his dad suffering from depression and his big brother in a street gang, Nino is left to his own devices. But Nino has a special talent: he can talk to animals. His pet rabbit Bobby offers him comfort, but when will Nino get his family back?
Marian, a middle-aged nurse, devotes herself to her patients like a saint.
Sometimes she even takes on the role of a redeemer, by helping the gravely ill to the soothing order of ultimate silence. When she gets linked to a neighbor in an act of common voyeurism, she becomes fascinated by him. Faced with the fragility of these newfound emotions, Marian surrenders to her human needs.
Congolese Binti (12) has lived in Belgium her whole life and dreams of being a famous youtuber/vlogger. When she and her dad Jovial are being deported, Binti sees but one solution: her dad has to marry the mom of Belgian Elias (11).
Having lost his memory after a mugging, a man known only as 'MP' (Missing Person) leaves his home and sets out on a journey. He searches not only for his memory but perhaps also for a new identity. MP finds himself confronted by a world in which there are no certainties anymore, in an era that in crisis on many levels. ’.
After a disturbing call from his mother, Johan has no choice but to leave Norway and return to his hometown that he left many years ago. Back in Volendam Johan has to face the past he has been running away from.
Frikke, a 14-year-old boy, discovers a sinister computer game that uses real children from his neighbourhood as players. In a race against time Frikke must find the evil creator of this horrible game.
A young vagabond strikes a deal with a lonely old man, but on her conditions: food in exchange for work. Their deal changes when a struggle ensues between freedom and solidarity.