Ronny Trocker / 110 min / 2016 / Austria, Germany
Albert, a worker in a marble quarry, is the only son of an elderly couple of South Tyrol farmers. To prevent him from returning to work at the family farm, by now on the verge of bankruptcy, the mother even hides the sudden death of his father.
Pooja Gurung, Bibhusan Basnet / 16 min / 2016 / France, Nepal
In a deep Nepalese valley, after the unexpected departure of their neighbour, Atimaley and Devi, the last elders left in the village, find themselves having to exorcise the profound loneliness that surrounds them by fabricating a puppet from wood and cloth.
Paolo Rumiz retraces the voyage he made through the Apennines in 2006, in a Fiat 500, or "Topolino", which inspired his book, La Leggenda dei monti naviganti, to observe a land now martyred by earthquakes and hydrogeological drought and its desire for rebirth.
Twelve-year-old Laura spends much of her time during the summer alone, in the Swiss mountains, fantasising about a legend of a deep, mysterious gorge. When a boy arrives from the city, she finds a friend to share her fantasies with.
Pieter-Jan De Pue / 87 min / 2016 / Belgium, France
In the amazing and tragic beauty of the war-torn Afghan mountains, while American troops prepare for their retreat, wild bands of children sell explosives and control the smuggling of lapis lazuli along the Pamir slopes.
Shahrbanoo Sadat / 86 min / 2016 / Afghanistan, Denmark, France, Sweden
In a village in the mountains of Afghanistan, legends mix with reality, and traditions and superstitions influence the life of the inhabitants. There is no room for Sediqa and Qodrat, two boys who are victims of slander and gossip.
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