Sound and Fury 1988
De bruit et de fureur (original title)
1h 35min | Drama | 1 June 1988 (France)
This drama depicts the misery of neglected children in big cities. 13 years old Bruno is of a good family, but since the death of his grandmother he spends most of his time alone, in a phantasy world, while his mother is away at work. But then he befriends the violent Jean-Roger, who’s from a severely disturbed family, where nobody cares what he’s doing. In school Jean-Roger drives their teacher into despair just for fun. To separate the two boys, she starts to stimulate Bruno’s interests by giving him extra lessons. When Jean-Roger fears loosing his one and only friend, he becomes even more aggressive.
A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt to ensure the teens’ love forever, the three journey to Venice.
A coming-of-age comedy about Jimmy (Tucker Albrizzi), a quiet, heavy-set high school kid who is constantly tormented by the resident school bully Miles (Jack DiFalco) and his cronies. After an altercation on his way home from school lands him a chance meeting with former professional boxer “Action” Jackson (Ron Canada) and trainer Manny (Danny Trejo), Jimmy decides to learn how to fight back.
Two narratives clash violently in this meditative portrayal of disaffected youth set in a graveyard of abandoned mobile homes known as Sunset Edge. We follow a group of four aimless, suburban teenagers – they skateboard the park, sleep in the sun, and rummage through the decaying remains completely unaware that this is where a lonesome teen is confronting a horrific past. Day turns to night, people disappear, and the secrets of Sunset Edge are revealed in a paralyzing finale. Sunset Edge shines as a mesmerizing indie Southern Gothic tale loaded with suspense and lush visuals. Using sparse dialog and techniques culled from his previous two feature documentaries, Daniel Peddle’s debut work of fiction is a haunting coming-of-age story that will have viewers holding their breath!
The Immortal 2019
L’immortale (original title)
1h 56min | Crime, Drama | 5 December 2019 (Italy)
Ciro’s body is slowly sinking in the Gulf of Naples. As he plunges into darkness, memories emerge. It’s 1980, the earth is shaking, and buildings are falling. A baby’s cry emerges from beneath the rubble. Ten years later, the baby has grown into a young boy surviving, on his own, on the streets of Naples and getting his upbringing from the underworld. The aimless child of no one becomes Ciro Di Marzio, the Immortal.