Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen.
James, a reserved, logical, thinker has employed a therapist to better understand and ultimately solve a looming crisis he's been quietly bearing. Emily, the therapist, has to overcome more than she typically does with her other patients as an intelligent and evasive James strategically maneuvers around what he wants to hear as opposed to what he needs to hear. Ultimately, he discovers that the root of his problem has less to do with love and more to do with life itself.
Loosely based on the article by Daniel Lumera; writer, lecturer, researcher, university professor and international reference point in the field of meditation (article included in the "World Report on Higher Education" of GUNI, UNESCO's Global University Network for Innovation). The movie tells, through the experience of three young researchers, Manuela, Julia and Marc, the possibility of understanding the concept of Revolution, no longer as a reaction to a state of wrong situations, but as a proactive expression of a new internal consciousness.
Set in an old mountain farmhouse, of which we don't know the exact geographic location; in a game of sounds and silences, memories and awareness of the present, closed and open eyes, which alternate external and internal environments and spaces, the three protagonists, sincerely question themselves about the meaning of life, guided by the presence of a meditation teacher. Together, they embark on a journey towards a more authentic self-realization, towards a deeper understanding and responsibility in the awareness of the interdependence between their inner world and external reality.
The body of Eva is juxtaposed with the landscape of the sea shore where David is walking. A tacit dialogue is created beyond the space. David has died at sea and she is expecting his child.
Cliched ideas about good and evil mean nothing to David Firrine. He will do whatever it takes to help those in need. If that means crossing lines or working with the enemy, so be it. Firrine is no saint. He's a Pragmatist.
The Pragmatist explores the mind of a vigilante anti-hero who lives by his own code. Firrine fights his demons to make the world a better place. This gets the attention of the CIA. They are watching him. Or is he watching them watch him? It's a game of cat and mouse where the ends justify the means. But are he and the CIA seeking the same ends?
When a young girl, Naomi, comes home from school and finds that her Dad is working late, she must deal with adult tasks while finding time to do her school work. Her best friend, Rani, is there to help her and provide emotional support for issues she is having at school and the recent loss of her mother.
With Cancel Culture spreading throughout the digital age we must not forget this is nothing new. Although this time round those in power are being sought out, it is rarely those that actually get canceled. It is still the attainable social scapegoat that is used to cleanse a community.
As I said, Cancel Culture is nothing new.
Written, directed by and starring Katie Boland as twins, We’re All In This Together focuses on the Parker family, who have had their fair share of complications. When matriarch Kate Parker miraculously survives plummeting over a waterfall in a barrel — a feat captured on a video that goes viral, suddenly, the dysfunctional Parker’s have to do something they never thought possible: act like a real family. Dealing with themes of trauma, mental illness and unexpected redemption, We're All In This Together is a never before seen story with a tour de force performance by director Boland at the heart of the film.
Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.
Julia, 30’s, struggles to find a stable job and to exist in her mother's eyes. In the course of her new job, she discovers the anguish and fragility of the first hours of motherhood, and begins to understand hers, despite everything.