3/4 (2017)

3/4 (2017)

3/4 (2017)
1h 23min | Drama | 29 March 2018 (USA)

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Mila is a gifted pianist with a bright future, yet her father pays more attention to the rings of Saturn than to her goals, and her brother tries to distract her with his unwanted talent for the absurd. A portrait of a family, struggling to find meaning during their last summer together.

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Of Freaks and Men 1988

Of Freaks and Men 1988

Of Freaks and Men 1988
Pro urodov i lyudey (original title)
1h 33min | Comedy, Drama, History | 1998 (Russia)

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Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.

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The Prayer Box 2018

The Prayer Box 2018

The Prayer Box 2018
Not Rated | 1h 43min | Family | 30 October 2018 (USA)

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The Prayer Box is a beautifully tragic story about what happens when God doesn’t intervene the way people want him to. Following the story of a young boy who sets off on a mission to get God’s attention in hopes that God will heal his sister from terminal cancer, the young boy begins answering the prayers left by church members in the pastor’s prayer box after the pastor throws them away, jaded by his own suffering. It tackles the heavy issues of unanswered prayer and if God even hears/answers prayer with a message that is heartbreaking in its raw portrayal of human pain and suffering in this world. Not a conventional inspirational faith film, this film is undeniably powerful in the fact that it challenges preconceived notions of whitewashed happy-go-lucky faith. This film does not hide the fact that life is full of pain, suffering, loss, and betrayal, yet it somehow manages to take these themes and find God in the midst of it all. There is a childlike innocence and naivety to the young boy who finds a confidant in an elderly man who takes him under wing, providing both mentorship and comic relief amid the pain the young boy faces with his dying sister and his mother who has distanced herself from the rest of the world. The most interesting character, however, is that of the Pastor who shocks the audience with his dumping of the prayer requests into the trashcan. Initially painted as a hypocritical and unfeeling spiritual leader to a group of blind followers, his character evolves into one of particular interest as it is revealed how he became so jaded at his calling, and how the young boy’s faith brings a personal revival to the Pastor’s life and his congregation as a whole. This is a phenomenally complex, challenging, and thought-provoking film, powerfully presented with an expertly delicate hand.

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He Loves Me 2018

He Loves Me 2018

He Loves Me 2018
1h 14min | Drama | 22 April 2018 (Greece)

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What happens when two gay men in a disintegrating relationship leave the big city to spend some time alone, together in nature? Is it possible for nature to reveal the truth, their true essence and help them to change? Can these two wounded men; traumatised, hurt, lost and desperate on a remote beach find a way back to innocence? Is there a way back to reality, back to love? Their relationship was formed against fear and loneliness. They fell in love, but they can’t handle love. They’ve both made mistakes, poisoning their relationship through secrets and lies. They suffer when together, but they can’t be apart. Life in the big city hasn’t been letting them breathe, think or feel – creating constant and never-ending problems. Are they both ready for the next step?

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Never Steady, Never Still 2017

Never Steady, Never Still 2017

Never Steady, Never Still 2017
TV-14 | 1h 52min | Drama | 22 June 2018 (USA)

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A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson’s disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta’s oil field work camps.

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Crazy 2000

Crazy 2000

Crazy 2000
1h 37min | Drama | 8 June 2000 (Germany)

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Benjamin is a 16 year old, paralyzed on one side of his body, with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems of coming of age, when he falls in love with the school’s dream girl Malen.

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The Alienist 2018

The Alienist 2018

The Alienist 2018
TV-MA | 1h | Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2018)

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The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend one of New York City’s first serial killers.

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Hopefuls 2015

Hopefuls 2015

Hopefuls 2015
Aspirantes (original title)
1h 11min | Drama | 16 October 2015 (USA)

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Junior, as he’s known since he’s essentially still a child, seems to be having a tough time getting on in life. He shares cheap lodgings with another fellow and earns money doing strenuous night shifts at a warehouse. It’s no surprise that he lives for football and desperately hangs onto the dream of perhaps every Brazilian kid – to become a famous football player. Although he trains hard with his team, he’s not one of the best. He won’t admit to the mounting jealousy he feels as he watches his talented friend doing extremely well on the pitch. What’s more, his prospects don’t look so rosy now that his young girlfriend Carine is pregnant, and he also has to deal with his dominant mother…

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