The Optimists

Five scenarios in which people have trouble distinguishing truth from illusions. Each segment reflects the motto of Voltaire’s Candide: “Optimism is insisting everything is good, when everything is bad.”

Winter

This is a story about loneliness and intolerance. A story about a small, local hell, where two people are living together bound by their own choice, or predestined by their own fate, does it even matter. This a story about two people chained together hurting each other, limited by space. Based on story “During winter” by Ivo Andric.

Nymph

Two young American women go on a Mediterranean vacation and uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid hidden beneath an abandoned military fortress.