Situated within the confines of an upper-class international swimming institution in the UK’s countryside. The seclusion of such a location facilitates the character’s blossoming and inevitable explosion. The film is a depiction of a young man’s downward spiral. Jonathan is an outcast, a reject from school as well as his new family. With the death of his mother and his father’s identity crisis, he finds himself under the control of his future step-mother, a selfish, evil woman, who sends him off to a remote place so the path is clear for her to marry his dad and secure her future. It is within this strange school that Jonathan, along with his personal fears, begins to suffer a sexual kind of bullying which takes him from romance to vengeance in a matter of days.
Beira-Mar (original title)
1h 23min | Drama | 5 November 2015 (Brazil)
During a weekend in the winter, two young men attempt to rekindle their friendship, witnessed by a cold raging sea. BEIRA-MAR is a film about memories. When the directors met in film school, they realized they had had a very similar upbringing, sharing the same fears and similar desires. They both grew up spending their summers on the very same beach, although they never actually met during that time. Consequently, they decided to build the two main characters based on each other’s experiences of when they were 18 years-old. Their film became the amalgamation of these memories, from this important moment of their lives, and ultimately a celebration of such unique coincidence. BEIRA-MAR was selected as one of the six works-in-progress screenings at the prestigious Toulouse’s Cine en Construccion.
12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Amy George 2011
1h 35min | Drama | 3 April 2011 (USA)
Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a “true-artist”, he sets out looking for risk, ecstasy, wildness and women. Amy George is a microbudget independent drama about the time in a boy’s life when he’s at his least likeable.
Two seventeen year old boys visit Lyme Regis for a weekend. Martin is self confident and chases girls, Sam is a dreamer, and finds ecology far more interesting! They stay at a guest house run by a very eccentric old lady. The film follows their serio-comic adventures.
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die 1994
Ti kniver i hjertet (original title)
1h 36min | Drama | 5 August 1994 (Norway)
The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60’ies Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
R | 1h 18min | Drama, Romance | 22 May 2004 (Canada)
A provocative and challenging coming-of-age story between Cliff, a restless suburban teen, and Butch, a street hustler, on the eve of his 18th birthday. Butch challenges Cliff’s sheltered upbringing by exposing him to a different world that changes Cliff forever.