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ALA KACHUU (TAKE AND RUN)
Director: Maria Brendle
Producers: Nadine Lüchinger, Flavio Gerber
Cast: Alina Turdumamatova, Nurbek Esengazy Uulu, Madina Talipbekova
Switzerland, 38

Sezim, 19 years old, wants to fulfill her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to the hinterland. There, she’s forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks a way out.

THE DRESS
Director: Tadeusz Łysiak
Producer: Maciej Ślesicki
Cast: Anna Dzieduszycka, Dorota Pomykala, Szymon Piotr Warszawski
Poland, 30 min

Lust, sexuality and physicality. These are the deepest desires virgin Julia suppresses while working at a wayside motel. That is until she crosses paths with a handsome truck driver, who soon becomes the object of her fantasies…

THE LONG GOODBYE
Director: Aneil Karia
Producer: Tom Gardner
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Hussina Raja, Javed Hashmi, Sudha Bhuchar
UK, 12 min

Riz and his family are in the middle of preparing a wedding celebration when the events unfolding in the outside world arrive suddenly on their doorstep. The result is a devastating and visceral feat of filmmaking, and a poignant poetic cry from the heart.

ON MY MIND
Director: Martin Strange-Hansen
Producers: Kim Magnusson, Christian Junget Madsen, Martin Strange-Hansen
Cast: Rasmus Hammerich, Camilla Bendix, Ole Boisen, Adam Brix
Denmark, 18 min

Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, it has to be now. It’s a question of life, death and karaoke.

PLEASE HOLD
Director: KD Davila
Producers: Marc Mounier, Diego Najera, Levin Menekse
Cast: Erick López
USA, 19 min

In the not-so-distant future, Mateo (20s, Latino) is arrested by a police drone without explanation. Finding himself locked in a fully automated jail with no means of recourse, Mateo realizes he’s fallen through some kind of crack in the system. To get out alive he’ll have to go head-to-head with the labyrinthine, computerized bureaucracy of the privatized American justice system, in search of an actual human being who can set things right.

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