Best of Month – 2015
South of the Moon 2008
1h 42min | Drama | 22 August 2008 (Canada)
South of the Moon is the story of a young boy and his uncle, one dealing with the complexity and confusion of adolescence, the other with the pain and torment of regret. It is the story of well-intentioned people, flawed and imperfect by nature, in their personal quest for love, acceptance and redemption
1h 43min | Drama | 1 August 2013 (Australia)
It’s a sweltering summer before the final year of school and Billie and Laura share every secret except for Billie’s biggest secret – she’s crazy in love with Laura’s boyfriend, Danny. When Billie’s social worker mum takes in Isaac, a troubled teenager looking to get his life straight, the delicate balance of the three friends’ lives is disrupted. As bushfires threaten the edge of their suburbs and they immerse themselves in the swirl of parties, possible love and the intensity of sex and desire, the world of the four teenagers is changed forever as their secrets are revealed and their lives, friendships and loves are thrown into chaos.
Une saison dans la vie d’Emmanuel 1973
1h 37min | Drama | 1973
A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, a newborn who witnesses the drastic changes a French family experiences in a brief period of time.
Élève libre 2008
1h 45min | Drama | 21 January 2009 (Belgium)
Jonas, 16, is experiencing school failure. But for his tennis enthusiast, this is not so serious, since he can devote himself to sport. Unfortunately, he cannot pass the national selection. Turning away from his divorced parents, he finds thirty-year-old Pierre’s support, a friend of his mother. He was touched by his situation, offers help to him. With this privileged connection, he leaves school. Pierre and his companion, Nathalie replace the teachers and the parents. But this education will take a more intimate turn, sex education.
Four stories about love and self-acceptance: An eleven year-old boy struggles to keep secret the attraction he feels towards his male cousin. Two former childhood friends reunite and start a relationship that gets complicated due to one of them’s fear of getting caught. A gay long lasting relationship is in jeopardy when a third man comes along. An old family man is obsessed with a young male prostitute and tries to raise the money to afford the experience.
Drama | 1 May 2009 (France)
The story of Lucas and how he helps others as an angel. This is an innovative, educational drama that resembles a documentary.
Twee vorstinnen en een vorst 1981
1h 42min | Drama | 1 October 1981 (Netherlands)
Returning to his hometown by the sea, Levien visits his unyielding mother (Kitty Courbois) on her deathbed. He looks back on his childhood (played by Eric Clerckx) when he was in love with his sensual aunt Coleta (Linda van Dijck) and his anarchist mother who regularly put the whole family in trouble.
1er amour 2013
1h 20min | Drama | 21 June 2013 (Canada)
Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first stirrings of love-which soon yield a troubling brew of anxiety, desire and obsession. He eventually comes across a terrible secret that will forever change his life.
A young priest crusades against organized crime in his Naples neighbourhood but falls in love with a 13-year old boy. It’s the chance the gangsters were waiting for to get rid of the thorn in their side. Will they be able to force the boy to accuse the priest of sexual harassment and have his reputation destroyed?
Vito e gli altri 1991
1h 23min | Drama | 19 September 1991 (Italy)
VITO AND THE OTHERS is the groundbreaking film which drew international attention to the problem of neglected youth and street crime in poverty-stricken Naples. The film’s opening moments are startling and deeply disturbing. A despairing Rosario has just murdered his wife and daughter at the dinner table on New Year’s Eve. Somehow, Vito quietly convinces his father to drop the gun, spare their lives and call the police. Placed in the custody of sexually abusive relatives, Vito is left free to roam the trash-strewn back streets of Naples where he and his friends engage in drug abuse, prostitution and petty crime. Ably acted by a large cast of nonprofessional street kids, VITO AND THE OTHERS is a heartrending portrait of innocents without a future.