The Road Not Taken 2018
Wei ze zhi lu (original title)
1h 53min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 21 September 2018 (USA)
In the depths of western China’s Gobi Desert, Yong (Wang Xuebing) operates a dilapidated ostrich farm, which is the last throw of the dice for him as he tries to win back his ex-wife and repair his life. One day, Mr. Wu (Wang Xufeng) comes looking for a debt to be repaid. When Yong can’t come up with the money, Wu leaves a lonely little boy (Zhu Gengyou) behind, telling Yong to look after him. Suspecting his ex-wife might be considering another marriage, Yong can only take the boy along as he goes to find her. In three days crossing the Gobi, they meet a sad and depressed female trucker Mei (Ma YiLi), and the three lonely people become a pseudo-family.More people join the action and the relationship between Yong and the boy is constantly tested and evolving over this journey. In the end, through these series of random encounters, every person embarks on their own path of no return.
Hotel Harabati 2006
De particulier à particulier (original title)
1h 35min | Drama | 19 April 2006 (France)
After 10 years and two children together, Philippe and Marion, finally decide to take a honeymoon Holiday in Venice. At the train station, a abandoned bag filled with money will bring them to a different journey. A journey of doubt where reality never quite lies where it seems, leading from separation to reconciliation.
All About Lily Chou-Chou 2001
Riri Shushu no subete (original title)
2h 26min | Crime, Drama, Music | 6 October 2001 (Japan)
Life isn’t easy for a group of high school kids growing up absurd in Japan’s pervasive pop/cyber culture. As they negotiate teen badlands- school bullies, parents from another planet, lurid snapshots of sex and death- these everyday rebels without a cause seek sanctuary, even salvation, through pop star savior Lily Chou-Chou, embracing her sad, dreamy songs and sharing their fears and secrets in Lilyholic chat rooms. Immersed in the speed of everyday troubles, their lives inevitably climax in a fatal collision between real and virtual identities, a final logging-off from innocence.
In This Very Moment 2003
Milchwald (original title)
1h 27min | Drama | 4 August 2004 (France)
This is the story of Sylvia, who looses her stepchildren on a shopping trip in Poland. For fear of loosing her husband’s love, too, she is unable to tell him what has happened and returns home, pretending anything is fine. When realising the missing of his children, the father starts a desperate retrieval. He is ready to give up anything in order to find them. Sylvia supports him in any way; she tries to comfort him and takes care of his hope’s vulnerable flame. For the first time he really needs her. While the children are trying their best to get home, the police fails in detecting their whereabouts. When a very vague trace leads to Poland, the parents hit the road to find their children on their own.
Kidnapped Home 2002
Únos domú (original title)
1h 43min | Adventure, Drama | 18 April 2002 (Czech Republic)
Twelve-year-old Libor lost his parents in an automobile accident. He lives in luxury at the house of his rich uncle and aunt, has everything but lives a life barren of emotion. On the way back from a party at the boarding school for the children of the wealthy, Libor is kidnapped and held for ransom. However, Libor escapes his kidnappers and gets to a small railway station in South Bohemia. This is where the Panenka family lives, and after various emotional twists the boy realizes that he has found a home. And truly so, because they are mistaking him for someone else.
I Are You, You Am Me 1982
Tenkôsei (original title)
1h 53min | Comedy | 17 April 1982 (Japan)
9th-graders Kazuo (boy) and Kazumi (girl) take a tumble at a temple in a small seacoast town in Japan. Through supernatural intervention, their minds and bodies are switched, and the result is a touching and hilarious coming-of-age comedy as they attempt to survive the pressures of junior high school life.