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Feature Drama

Perfect Present Scene

Perfect Present

Year
2019
Duration
74 minutes
Director
Martijn Hullegie
Location
Netherlands

A "behind closed doors" relationship comedy about an awkward reunion dinner between three flawed brothers who all have a hidden agenda. The evening descends into chaos when the woman they all love announces her pregnancy without revealing the father’s identity. ----- Perfect Present is a heady cocktail of unrequited love, sibling rivalry, adultery and a dash of lies, big and small, that swirls together to become a bitter-sweet toxic potion that three estranged brothers - and the single most important woman in all their lives - are forced to consume in one sitting during an epic family reunion dinner gone astray. Silverware clashes, pretentious wine is spilled and dreams and dinner plates are shattered alike as the three brothers are forced to confront their mistakes of the past. But when the deepest of all family secrets slowly unravels, they are forced to reconsider a radically different future as well - with or without each other.

Documentary

Tears & Dreams

Year
2019
Duration
60 minutes
Director
Lia Beltrami
Location
Myanmar

"Then an uncle took me away, to a distant village, and they put the collar on me ... I was very small. Now I am 12 years old ". The story of those who try to wipe the tears of little girls like Stella, to make them dream again. A journey among the Burmese refugees Akha, the opium trafficking, the slavery of girls in the "giraffe women" village, the victims of trafficking, the friendship of a small group of nuns with a Buddhist monk. In the Golden Triangle, a meeting point between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, famous for the news even for illegal trafficking, stories of tears and dreams are intertwined. The Hakha, the Lahu, the Kajan are Burmese tribes of Chinese origin. Persecuted, often in extreme poverty, refugees without status ... The Sisters of Providence, three Burmese, one Chinese and one Brazilian, in collaboration with the Buddhist monk Ven. Chaiwat, engage in the path of dialogue and to give girls a dream. They work relentlessly against trafficking to make girls and boys free from the chains of slavery and the consequences of drugs ... Now they have a dream: to build a restaurant, the "Inn of Happiness", to give girls a future.

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