A tower block on an inner city estate. An elevator that’s not up to the job. Three chance meetings. Six peculiar characters with stories to tell.
Can Sternkowitz give up his wheelchair and find love with the night nurse?
Will Charly, a neglected teenager, succeed in helping Jeanne Meyer a once well-known actress from the 1980s get a part in a film?
And what will become of John McKenzie, the astronaut who just fell out of the sky and has been taking in by the trusting Mrs Hamida? [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]
Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt) is a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner Karen (Brit Marling), they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.
A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs.
A Seattle-set rock & roll drama about a musician whose life and career is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain’s.