We the Animals 2018
R | 1h 34min | Drama | 17 August 2018 (USA)
Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.
Physics prodigy Stillman (Butterfield) is destined for great things, only to be derailed when his girlfriend, Debbie (Turner) suddenly dumps him. But Stillman isn’t beaten, he does what any heartbroken genius would do – he invents a time machine to get a second chance at love.
Les faux-monnayeurs (original title)
2h 1min | Drama | TV Movie 5 January 2011
High-school student Bernard discovers that he’s the fruit of a one-night stand by his mother. He despises the man who raised him, who is not his real father, and runs away from home, taking refuge with a friend, Olivier. Olivier is a shy boy, lacking affection, which he tries to find with his Uncle Edouard. The attraction between the two is mutual although neither manages to express his feelings. Through a combination of circumstances, Bernard is hired by Edouard as his secretary, and they both leave for a stay in the mountains. In a jealous pique, Olivier lets himself be seduced by the Comte de Passavant, a rich and trendy writer who is also cynical and manipulative. The count has a pernicious influence on the boy, who turns brutal and odious. Realizing this, he sinks into depression, not knowing how to find his way out.
My Best Friend 2018
Mi mejor amigo (original title)
1h 30min | Drama , Romance | 8 November 2018 (Argentina)
Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia. One day, a family friend’s son named Caíto moves south and settles in at Lorenzo’s home. His family is going through difficult times and can’t give much care to him. Caíto is very shy and hardly speaks. Lorenzo is supposed to help him feel at home. They become friends. They spend great amounts of time together. Although Lorenzo doesn’t like sports, he puts up with Caíto’s fascination for mountain biking. They share deep conversations too. They can be very different but they come to understand each other. It won’t be long until everybody at home realizes Caíto is a difficult case. After a couple of days, Lorenzo’s parents feel they’ve had enough. But then, Caíto makes a big confession to Lorenzo. He tells him the true reason why he was forced to leave his house. After that, Lorenzo takes charge of him so that his parents let him stay. He now has a secret to hold, a responsibility to take and a troublesome partner that will take him through new life experiences.
The Wise Kids 2011
Not Rated | 1h 35min | Drama | 16 March 2012 (USA)
A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist church, weaving through this ensemble piece are three main characters – Brea, an introspective pastor’s daughter experiencing debilitating doubt, the hyperactive Laura, Brea’s best friend and a devout believer, and Tim, the open-hearted son of a single father, confronting his homosexuality for the first time. Tensions and buried feelings abound, as colleges are chosen and adults behave badly, as Brea, Laura and Tim attempt to hang onto what they have, all the while yearning to break free.
Jibeuro (original title)
PG | 1h 20min | Drama | 5 April 2002 (South Korea)
Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his old-fashioned grandmother and his new rural surroundings. Disrespectful and selfish, Sang-woo lashes out in anger, perceiving that he has been abandoned. He trades his grandmother’s only treasure for a video game; he throws his food and he throws tantrums. When Sang-woo’s mother finds work and finally returns for him, Sang-woo has become a different boy. Through his grandmother’s boundless patience and devotion, he learns to embrace empathy, humility and the importance of family.