- Ben van der Meyden
- World premiere
- Betacam Digi PAL
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Emotions that accompany growing up Kyrgyzstan. The boy from Beshkempir (IFFR 1999) is now a few years older. His nickname is The Chimp and he is waiting to be called up for military service. That means girlfriends, hanging out with your friends and fuss with a drunken father.
Yuka is staying at hotel Seaside in a Japanese resort. She is alone and bored, so she gets something going with the night porter. Sensitive and painstaking second film by ex-Tiger candidate Okuhara (Timeless Melody) is in the rich tradition of meditative, visual Japanese cinema.
Aryan Kaganof (previously Ian Kerkhof) made this beautiful meditative statement in Namibia, where the German colonial power established concentration camps early in the 20th century. About a truck driver, longing and landscapes.