1h 36min | Drama, Family | 18 June 2015 (Israel)
When thirteen year old Aharon,is selected for the great honor of carrying the big Torah book around the neighborhood in ‘Simchat Torah’ celebrations, he feels life is finally about to change for the better. But his selection causes age-old tensions between his parents to surface, and the symbolic happy ritual becomes a life-threatening struggle.
Goodnight Mister Tom 1998
1h 48min | Drama, War | TV Movie 25 October 1998
We’re in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. “Mr. Tom” Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from London are overwhelming volunteers to house them. Practically under protest, Mr. Tom takes in a painfully quiet 10-year-old, who gradually reveals big problems. William nightly wets the bed. He can’t read or write, although he is intelligent and shows artistic talent. He constantly dreads going to hell. Scars cover his back. Mr. Tom soon realizes that his little boarder comes from a horribly abusive home, and determines to provide him a better one. All goes well until William’s mother persuades him to return to London for a few days’ visit. When Mr. Tom hears nothing from the boy after two weeks, he can endure the loneliness and worry no longer.
Au plus pres du soleil 2015
1h 43min | Drama | 9 September 2015 (France)
A tale of a couple of magistrates, a female judge and her husband advocate who are foster parents of a young teen whose the biological mother is in feud with the female judge, and in the same time begins an affair with the advocate.
Samostoyatelnaya zhizn 1992
1h 37min | Drama | 30 September 1992 (France)
In this sequel to “Zamri, Umri, Voskresni!” (“Freeze, Die, Come to Life”), our hero, Valerka, now roughly 14-years-old, finds himself alive but still unable to keep out of trouble. His female chum Galia did not fare as well, but her sister is present and develops a love/hate relationship with her sibling’s friend. Complications arise when the boy is accused of stealing at school and again finds himself on the lam. Very similar to its predecessor, except that it is filmed in color and concludes with a dose of surrealism. Winner of the 1992 Grand Jury Prize Cannes Film Festival.
Elvis Elvis 1976
1h 41min | Drama | 20 November 1976 (Sweden)
Tale of a boy, roughly eight, who experiences a number of problems due to his estranged relationship with his mother. Mom wants her little boy to be someone other than who he is; junior is stubborn, fights back. Can these two find a common ground before the ending credits roll?
In The Closet 2008
15min | Short, Horror | 10 July 2008 (USA)
On a night almost like any other, a shy, awkward young man has his first ever sexual encounter with an older, experienced, but a bit jaded, trick. Unlike other nights, unlike other dark and odd evenings, this time passion is shared, souls are exposed and secrets are ultimately revealed — but at a cost. You see, sometimes, in order for someone to come out, someone else must go in. Willingly or not.
Le Monde De Ludovic 1993
De wereld van Ludovic (original title)
1h 31min | Drama | TV Movie 2 February 1993
Ludovic, a young boy neglected by his artsy parents, falls in love with Sophie, the daughter of a piano teacher. They meet in secret places in the city. Not long after Sophie’s father finds them naked together in her room, Ludovic is sent away to spend time with his grandparents. Sophie runs away from home to join him, and they hide along the seashore and in abandoned buildings. After they are found, their parents try to keep them separate, but they both fall into deep depressions.
Le Clan 2004
1h 30min | Drama, Romance | 16 June 2004 (France)
Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug dealers and then plots revenge. Christophe is released from jail, lands a job, and must overcome various temptations in order to keep it. Olivier, nearing 18, may be falling in love with Hicham, a young man who constantly practices capoeira on the shores of the lake. Both violence and fraternity are close to the surface of most interactions. How each brother emerges from his challenge comprises the film’s drama. Is there any way in which these men can be a family?