En forelskelse 2008
39min | Short, Drama | 30 April 2008 (Denmark)
16-year-old Carsten just started dating Melissa. He is introduced to her sweet and likable parents, who kindly welcome their first son in law. On a weekend in their summerhouse it turns out that Carsten and Melissa’s dad might have more in common than they first thought.
Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip’s father is out of town for the summer on a “business” trip. But Mr. Filmore’s unscrupulous chauffeur, Lester Lewis, takes advantage of Phillip’s crush on Nicole to hire her to seduce the youth, then draws her into a plot to fake her own death in a blackmail scheme aimed to drain Phillip’s trust fund.
Till Eulenspiegel 1974
1h 40min | Comedy | 23 May 1975 (East Germany)
In medieval Germany, poor and witty Till Eulenspiegel fools and cheats citizens, churchmen, and landlords. Although in most cases he uses his wit for personal well-being, he often helps the poor and weak. Eventually, he gains an influential but also dangerous position as royal fool at the court of the emperor.
25min | Short, Drama | 10 August 2011 (Switzerland)
Brainy is a short drama about 10 year old Brian, an imaginative boy who deals with the loss of his grandfather by constructing a fantastic world. In Brian’s imagination his Grandpa is still alive, living up in space. Brian has a mission to collect up dead animals, and the dead animals can be launched up to the stars to live again. That is until the day Brian meets Denice, 14, his slightly older neighbour, from whom he learns that no matter how much we wish for them, some things just aren’t possible.
Le bel été 1914 (1996)
1h 57min | Drama | 21 August 1996 (France)
A couple take their son for the holidays to an uncle, so short of money that he rents part of his big isolated house to a businessman whose wife and daughters are there on holiday too. An affair develops among the adults, while the children start their own explorations. Deaths, disappearances and financial ruin follow as the world drifts into war.
100 days Before The Command 1991
Sto dney do prikaza (1991)
1h 11min | Drama | February 1991 (Soviet Union)
Five young Soviet Army recruits struggle for survival against the merciless violence that surrounds them on a daily basis. Their only means of saving their dignity is by preserving the humanity and compassion they share for each other. Visually astonishing, erotically charged and emotionally jarring, this film is Hussein Erkenov’s courageous and stinging indictment of Communisum. Banned by the Soviet censors upon its initial release the film had to be smuggled out of the country to make its world wide premier at the 1995 Berlin Film Festival.
The film deals with loss of innocence and the danger of exposed secrets. No one in the film is bad or good, and whether their actions are right or wrong should encourage a discussion rather than a conclusion.
Napola Before The Wall 2004
Napola – Elite für den Führer (original title)
14 | 1h 57min | Drama, Sport, War | 4 July 2004 (Czech Republic)
In 1942, Friedrich Weimer’s boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father’s objections, Friedrich enrolls, seeing this as his ticket out of factory life to university and a good salary. During his year in seventh column (fifth form), this innocence is altered as Friedrich encounters hazing, cruelty, death, and the Nazi code. His friendship with Albrecht, the ascetic son of the area’s governor, is central to this education; a night in the forest hunting for escaped Russian POWs brings things to a head.
Ballet Boys 2014
Ballettguttene (original title)
1h 15min | Documentary, Sport | 14 April 2015 (Norway)
Ballet Boys takes you through disappointments, victories, forging of friendship, first loves, doubt, faith, growing apart from each other, finding your own way and own ambitions, all mixed with the beautiful expression of ballet.