Syria, 1967, rumors of war. Abu Kamel, a peasant who farms tomatoes near Latakia, bullies his family. One by one, each rebels against him or finds a route to break away. One daughter marries, another has a clandestine relationship with a cobbler too fearful to ask Abu Kamel for her hand.
A party in a Parisian flat. Theodore meets Anna. Later in the night, while walking through Paris, they decide to climb the fence of Buttes-Chaumont Park. There, they will share their first night and they will continue to come back until this strange attraction begins to separate them…
On the eve of their respective open-heart surgeries, Matteo and Sonia forge a friendship through a mutual passion for mountaineering and a promise to climb together in the Dolomites, in Trentino, Italy. Will their hearts survive the challenge?
Runaways Luke (Harry Eden) and Ellen are caught breaking into a swimming facility as they only want a warm place to sleep. The watchman lets them stay on the proviso that they don’t break anything, and so begins an emotionally charged situation between the trio.
The film is a travelogue of sorts. Ostrovsky’s personal family footages meet the archives of Soviet propaganda footage. The result is a kind of Khruschev-era mix with a collage of Soviet music and a voice-over of my reminiscences of the Cold War era.
Abd el Rehim , an Egyptian in his late twenties arrives in Cairo. He is impressed by the magical appearance of the city but fails to handle its cruelty and injustice. He falls in love with a the prettiest girl of the popular district where lives but faces difficulties in obtaining her love.
Nina is a young married woman who’s begun to suspect her husband of being unfaithful. Encouraged by the experiences of a friend, Nina takes advantage of a business trip her husband has taken and casually begins an affair with a Welsh photographer.