A BIT OF A STRANGER
A family of four generations of women, originally from Mariupol, a city in the Russian-speaking region of Ukraine. After the Russian invasion, they try to figure out their identity and arrive at the problem of inheriting pain from generation to generation.
Svitlana Lishchynska / Albatros Communicos Ukraine / Ukraine
BOXES FROM GEORGIA
Volunteers from Georgia, Ukraine, and Russia join a charity for Ukraine in Tbilisi. In this microcosm of regional issues, hard work and solidarity spark unlikely friendships - but power struggles ruin this dynamic, turning best friends into enemies.
Gvantsa Meparishvili / Millimeter Film, Zuchi Films / Georgia
Creating a film for his son about the most powerful event in his life, the opposition TV cameraman V starts a creative investigation in search of erased memories of Belarusians. It is an experimental reflection on a choice of a peaceful way to protest.
Belarusian Filmmakers / Confidential, DocWave / Poland
HERE, BETWEEN THIS SEA AND THOSE MOUNTAINS
A family saga of a father and daughter - Gogi and Helena, two politicians from different generations - is intertwined with Georgia's century-long struggle for freedom.
Keti Machavariani / Radium Films / Georgia
HOW LONG IS THE ECHO?
The one-year journey through the open-air bazaar of old belongings depicts its community's daily struggles and joys while exploring the stories behind the unusual objects and the people who visit the market in search of answers found in the past.
Merri Mkrtchyan / Tesil Production / Armenia
A former soviet sanatorium on the edge of the Tbilisi Sea has harbored refugees from Abkhazia for over 30 years. Now in a precarious state, the building can no longer shelter them, uprooting and pulling apart this big family of refugees yet again.
Julien Pebrel, Tamar Kalandadze / Sakdoc Film, Habilis Productions / Georgia, France
Budapest, 1994. The leaders of four countries gather in a hotel hallway to sign a document that was supposed to guarantee peace, but instead caused a war within Europe.
Kornii Hrytsiuk / 435 FILMS / Ukraine
The fear of the sea urges Lala Aliyeva to embark on a journey around the familiar shores of the Caspian Sea, which is actually a lake, to explore what other feelings it offers. Strange Sea is a cinematic tableau of intertwined worlds of the Caspian.
Lala Aliyeva / Flying Docs / Azerbaijan