In the Bailiff Office of Taiwan High Courts, three bailiffs draw lots to decide who is the gunman of tomorrow’s execution. Bailiff Quei-Wu got the mission.
But Quei-Wu’s wife just got pregnant, he asked his colleague Hsin-Chuen to fill in for him to avoid bad luck.
Hsin-Chuen said yes without thinking. But when he got home, his wife reminded him about the appointment of seeing movie with his daughter. Even his daughter was angry, Hsin-Chuen concealed the mission from his daughter and wife. He asked relatives to fill in for him to see the movie with his daughter. His brother-in-law said yes finally, but Hsin-Chuen couldn’t fall asleep all night. He found he wanted to go to the movie with his daughter badly.
A lesbian reverie set amidst the backwoods of New England, New Flesh for the Old Ceremony explores the physicality of grief through a macabre fable about a woman whose wife is devoured by and then possesses their beloved pack of dogs.
English, German, Russian
Fedor is a young locksmith in Murmansk, a frozen city in the obscurity of the Russian Arctic. Client after client, he roams through the alleys of concrete animated by a fantasy that isolates him from the city and its population. His dreams corrode his relation to reality and open the door to a phantasmagoric universe; a second sun is rising above the Russian Arctic.