Hanieh, a 40-year-old struggling filmmaker, is facing eviction. Despite her efforts to bring her semi-autobiographical script to life, she has been unsuccessful. In a desperate attempt to see her vision realized, she sells the script to her girlfriend. However, during a reading rehearsal, Hanieh becomes enraged when the other participants harshly judge the main character, who is based on herself.
On a hot summer day, Paloma decides to fulfill her most cherished dream: a traditional wedding in a church with her boyfriend Zé. She is a devoted mother, a hard-working farmhand in a papaya plantation and has been saving to afford the celebration. The priest’s refusal to marry her and Zé will force Paloma to confront the rural society. She suffers violence, betrayal, prejudice and injustice but nothing shakes the faith and determination of this transgender woman.
A beautiful portrait of everyday Gazan citizens, leading meaningful lives beyond the rubble of perennial conflict.
In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private.
So many of the people and soldiers do not even know how dose a plant grows or look like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary .
After the death of her husband, Ethel retreats inward, doubting her loved ones, trying to make sense of the fabric of her reality. She has also begun wandering at night, each walk a more surreal and abstract adventure.
Bridgeport, January 17, 2008. A teenage girl is found hanged in her room. While everything points to suicide, the autopsy report reveals something else. Ten years later, the director and cousin of the teenager examine the past causes and future consequences of this unsolved crime. Like an imagined biography, the film explores the relationship between the security of the living space and the violence that can jeopardize it.