En passant 2015

En passant 2015

En passant 2015

En passant 2015
19min | Short | 2015 (Hungary)

Storyline:

Andor is 13 years old. The boy is in a loving, deep relationship with his still beautiful mother, in whose eyes sadness and secret reside. Andor escapes from the unpredictable home atmosphere of the aggressive father into the predictable world of chess. The last race of the season is of particular significance to him: he makes sure if he wins, his father will disappear from their lives forever. For a while, magic seems to work. But the phone rings and Andor makes a difficult decision. The boy suddenly becomes a man who will then be able to protect his most important mother.

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Uchebnik 2016

Uchebnik 2016

Uchebnik 2016

Uchebnik 2016
19min | Short, Drama, Family | 2016 (Hungary)

Storyline:

In October, 1956, during the Hungarian revolution against communism, a small town’s students burn their russian grammar books believing they’ll never have to learn russian language again. After the revolution is crushed by the soviet troops, the students have to have a russian book to be not kicked out of the school. A young boy risks his life and limb to help his idol, an older boy from the school finding a book while he tries to be a friend of him.

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Paul et Virginie 2014

Paul et Virginie 2014

Paul et Virginie 2014

Paul et Virginie 2014
19min | Short, Drama, Family | 4 October 2014 (Belgium)

Storyline:

Paul lives alone with his mother Virginie. Weakened by disease, she is unable to go about their daily life anymore. Paul, driven by the unbreakable bond of love that exists between him and his mother, tries to take matters into his own hands.

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The Blonde One 2019

The Blonde One 2019

The Blonde One 2019

The Blonde One 2019
Un rubio (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 48min | Drama, Romance | 29 August 2019 (Germany)

Storyline:

In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Gabriel has just moved in with his colleague, Juan. Shy and reserved, Gabo is reluctant to follow Juan’s wandering hands and meaningful looks. With a revolving door of beauties streaming out of Juan’s bedroom, his machismo seems firmly in place. However, the attraction between the two men is undeniable. What starts out as a sexual relationship based on convenience of location, soon develops into the engrossing evolution of a tender and intimate relationship, which is as sweet as it is heartbreaking.

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Call Boy 2018

Call Boy 2018

Call Boy 2018

Call Boy 2018
Shônen (original title)
1h 59min | Drama, Romance | 2018 (Japan)

Storyline:

University student Ryo works at a bar part-time to earn money. He is not enamoured with his job or life for that matter. He is introduced to a female pimp who first tests him, and once he passes the hurdle, employs him as a male escort. Ryo takes to his job like a duck to water and prides himself in satisfying his diverse clientele. Getting to know the needs and wants of his customers helps Ryo understand himself better. With understand comes cognition and with cognition comes questioning.

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Close-Knit 2017

Close-Knit 2017

Close-Knit 2017

Close-Knit 2017
Karera ga honki de amu toki wa (original title)
2h 7min | Drama | 25 February 2017 (Japan)

Storyline:

One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio’s place. He is a brother of Hiromi and has lived with Rinko, a pretty girlfriend. Actually, Rinko is a transwoman. She works as a caregiver in a nursing home where Makio’s mother Sayuri who suffers from dementia is living. Rinko makes a delicious meal and sometimes cuddles Tomo. She is a little confused, but Tomo, Rinko and Makio start to live a life together. One day Rinko teaches Tomo to knit to control her temper. Rinko was also taught by her mother at the age of puberty when she struggled with her sexuality. A daughter neglected by her mother. A gentle uncle and his transgender lover. An angsty boy who recognizes a sense of himself as a gay – A warm “knitting” reorganizes unconventional family.

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