When Zhao Xiaoyi passes the entrance exam to enroll as an art student, it’s more to her than a chance to pursue her creative dreams. After years of close supervision at home, it also means freedom and independence. Away at school at last, a lonelier Zhao finds there may be more to miss at home than there is to discover on her own. Meanwhile, things are not all well with her mom, as career troubles and domestic problems collide to overwhelm her.
Seven stories portray Costa Rican culture through the eyes of 15 children who discover the world playing and exploring in their worlds full of innocence.
Former film extra Hilda uses her acting talent to con people for loose change. She unapologetically does this to raise money for her husband's medication. When her scam is exposed to the public, a young writer picks up her story and gives her the chance to tell her side of the story. Will this be another act, or is she finally telling the truth?
As the Philippines welcomes its 100 millionth baby, Jun-Jun undergoes circumcision.
It's not the heart, but the hypothalamus that dictates whom we love. And in the navel of Manila, four men fall in love with one woman, Aileen. Each with a different reason: provincial boy Caloy wants a wife, widower Lando desires a whore, college student Alex finds a soulmate, and Obeng the thief longs for a companion. Each may be different, but one thing is certainly true-all of these men love Aileen with all their hypothalamus.
An aging Caucasian man chats with his young Filipina lover only to witness the harsh social ills and injustices around the life of the young Filipina.
Delia, a faded movie star, finds out she is dying and looks for someone to care for her chronically ill husband, Sammy. Using their trusty old Mercedes Benz, the two travel far in the hopes of finding acceptance and forgiveness from Sammy's estranged family.
Sergeant Hardrock loses three of his fellow soldiers and his left eye in an ambush. While recovering from surgery, he opens a third eye that makes him see the ghosts of his comrades. Each of them as a mission for Hardrock that will complete their respective lives. As he sees the darker and more complex side of his comrades, Hardrock gains a new perspective in life. Even if he only has one eye.
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Julia, a transexual actress, faces her insomnia by telling stories through the night.
What happened when we built Utopia? New Town Utopia is feature documentary about the power of art, architecture, the state of the nation - and some rather angry puppets.
Embarrassed by her un-American look, a young girl betrays her younger sister during their first Sunday at a Chinese-American church.
A tale of two men falling for the same girl Ammukuty, who is completely oblivious of their love. While Prakashan and Suku fight amongst themselves for her love, a third man vying for it enters her life.
The Swedish elementary and secondary school is one of the world's most market liberal. How did we get there? Who took those decisions? This is the story of how parts of the Swedish school system got outsourced.
German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR regime.
In a timeless México where women are disappearing, a girl helps her dad, a tormented addict, to take care of an abandoned baseball camp where the narcos gather to play.
Alex is still very young, but he is old enough to work as a low-rent gun-for-hire for a syndicate. And upon finding out he is about to be a father at age 15, he decides to grow up and get out of his dangerous job to be a family man. That is if his underground world allows him to.