Through a Boy’s Eyes 2017
76 minutes | Drama | 2018
When a boy becomes a young man, the way he sees the world can change not just his perceptions of those around him, but how others see him. As burgeoning desires come to the surface, there is the choice of either embracing and acting upon them, or burying them. In this selection of award-winning short films, witness the struggles and celebrations seen through the eyes of boys not only becoming men, but becoming attracted to them..
Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull 1982
1h | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Mini-Series (1982– )
Felix, the lucky one: Where other literary “confessions” look back on a stony path of character formation, the title hero of Thomas Mann’s picaresque novel tells his self-satisfied, sincere and free from any remorse in his life. At the turn of the century Felix grew up as the son of sparkling wine producer Krull (Klaus Schwarzkopf). Already as a young lad he learns to master the keyboard of social rituals with great mastery and comes to the realization: The world wants to be cheated! No fraud, however, is this first-class adaptation of the novel.
Don’t Bite, We Love You 1976
Mords pas, on t’aime! (original title)
1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 5 May 1976 (France)
Georges,a trucker, is the single father of young Frédéric. His job prevents him from seeing his son as often as he could, as often as he should. Brought up by his grandparents, Frédéric proves a difficult child. His only friend is his twelve-year-old neighbor Rose. One day, Georges tells his son how Agnès, his mother, abandoned him at birth. Upset by such a revelation, Frédéric decides to be revenged…
Uloupené dětství 1987
1h 22min | Drama | TV Movie 1987
Virtually the whole world knows the fate of Jewish children from the Terezin ghetto, the tragedy of children from Lidice, but few know about the tragic death of several thousand children from mixed Czech-German marriages in the occupied border region. The real story of a young boy, who described the writer Jozo Mikula in his book Kids Behind the Grilles, attracted filmmakers as well. Under the concise title “The Broken Childhood”, Mirek lives in Kinderheim, Germany, where he came after the death of his Czech mother. At the father’s request, a court decision is taken by the child from the care of his grandmother and his upbringing to the German authorities. Education is a pontification. The methods used here or remotely did not remind of their noble name. MIRC also commented on the treatment and mental and physical deprivation.
Mister Blot’s Academy 1984
Akademia pana Kleksa (original title)
2h 46min | Family, Fantasy | 30 January 1984 (Poland)
Ten-year-old Adas, beginning his education at the Academy, finds the hideout of Bird Matt, who used to be a prince. Touched by his fate, he promises to find the magic button which has the power to restore him to human shape.
The Story of the Stone 2018
1h 46min | Drama | 28 July 2018 (USA)
The story has been adapted from the classical novel of the same name, adapting the characters and events from the original story to life at the Red House in Taipei’s Ximending area. The film avoids focusing on moral issues and in making any judgments. It displays an honest and natural depiction. It depicts gay life in Taipei and discovers a darker side to Taipei, as well as exploring despair, reincarnation and hope.
We Are Thr3e 2018
Somos tr3s (original title)
1h 29min | Drama | 11 March 2018 (Netherlands)
Nacho is an accountant, an average guy. At a party he meets Ana, a recently divorced and self confident young woman. Then they meet the charismatic bartender Sebastian, who starts flirting with both of them. Despite their doubts, Nacho and Ana accept Sebastian’s invitation to spend the night at his place, where nothing happens. A few days later, they decide to go on a weekend trip to a secluded farm. And it seems like it will be a fun one-night-stand, until Sebastian confesses that he desires a long-term relationship with a man and a woman together.