In this reenactment of the life of Jesus Christ, when word spreads throughout Judea that the son of God is to be born in Bethlehem, King Herod demands that all infants be killed. Mary (Siobhan McKenna) steals away with her young son, Jesus, who grows up preaching, performing miracles and acquiring devotees. One of Jesus’ (Jeffrey Hunter) followers, Judas (Rip Torn), betrays him, and he is sentenced to crucifixion. But Jesus has always known of his fate and has prepared himself for death.
Argentina 1987. It is a hot summer day and a long awaited storm is slowly approaching town. Lucia and her sister Elena are alone. Elena’s friends are fighting the heat at the local swimming pool where gossip is the major sport. Elena joins Ignacio, a doctor that twice her age. Lucia, meanwhile, meets Ana, a friend of his sister and together go to the outskirts. The two sisters live an afternoon of initiation. Lucia and Elena are left to their own desires. A desire that begins and ends in that stormy afternoon, and nothing will be the same for them.
In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) stops touring, produces “Pet Sounds” and begins to lose his sanity. By the 1980s, Wilson (John Cusack), under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.
Hungarian filmmaker Gabor resides in Spain and has been making a living there by renting out high-definition cameras ever since he lost his sight on a shoot eight years ago. This is the meeting point between the two. Sebas decides to do a documentary about Gabor’s life: his adolescence in Communist Hungary, his escape across the border with false papers, his work as a director of photography, his loss of sight while on a shoot, how he dealt with this blow and how he reintegrated himself into the world of cinema.
From that moment on, the film assumes the form of a meta-language in which the relationship between the two characters is recorded, as well as their discussions about the shoot. For Gabor, it means the chance to return to his old job as a director of photography, and for Sebas it is a vital necessity. But they have to achieve it together by resolving one small detail: if Gabor cannot see, how will he be able to film? Sebas will be Gabor’s eyes and Gabor will contribute all his experience.
After decades of civil war, South Sudan achieved its independence from Sudan in 2011. But inside Sudan, the conflict continues. Sudan’s government employs aerial bombings and starvation warfare against the inhabitants of the Nuba Mountains. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled to refugee camps in South Sudan or remain trapped in the war zone. Eleven-year-old Madina and countless others dream of a brighter future for the Nuban people.