13-year old Alehan and his brother Amir spend several hours everyday hunched over a chessboard. It’s his biggest dream to become the next World Chess Champion. The first step on the way to become a grandmaster is a tournament in Chess-City. The event. Full of young players, allows us to see the actors and creators as well as expose the mechanisms behind the Kalmykian chess fairytale. For Alehan it’s a chance to examine his dreams more closely. Ilyumzhinov’s revolution was supposed to transform the whole republic, but can it even change the life of just one small boy?
Who are thou?
20-year-old Olek and his friend Henryk set off to cover one of the big pro-EU billboards hanging on the streets of the industrial city of Lódz.While trying to display the billboards, two young right-wing political activists meet a town's population and their scepticism just before the referendum on joining the EU.