Falcon Lake 2022
1h 40m | Drama, Romance | Release date: October 14, 2022 (Canada)
Bastien and Chloé spend their summer vacation with their families at a lake cabin in Quebec, haunted by a ghost legend. Despite the age gap between them, the two teenagers form a singular bond. Ready to overcome his worst fears to earn a place in Chloé’s heart, the holiday becomes a turbulent pivotal moment for the young boy.
El universo de Óliver 2022
1h 42m | Adventure, Drama | Release date: May 13, 2022 (Spain)
The year is 1985. Oliver, a boy with an overflowing imagination, moves with his family to the southernmost corner of Europe, just as Halley’s Comet is about to pass by. These events will mark a before and after in Oliver’s emotional life, as he will look to the stars for the solution to his problems at the new school, in the neighborhood and at home. To top it off, his grandfather, nicknamed “the crazy one”, is encouraged to help him interpret the comet’s message and take a step forward in his new universe.
The Colors of the Mountain 2010
Los colores de la montaña (original title)
1h 30m | Drama | Release date: March 11, 2011 (Colombia)
Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure… He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids’ games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of ‘La Pradera’.
Le surdoué 1997
1h 3m | Comedy | Release date: January 20, 1997 (France)
Twelve year-old Vincent is not a child quite like the others: he has an IQ significantly higher than the average. Solitary, he spends a lot of time to reflect. Its exceptional power of analysis enables him to understand at once those who surround him. It is as well to know the discomfort that is believed between his parents. His father, a craftsman in bankruptcy, lives very badly the success of his wife, a true “wonder woman” in which everything seems to succeed. He feels deprived of his role as head of the family. Vincent learns, moreover, that he has not paid the rent for one year. He decides to fly to his help and raise the sum necessary. His school results began to decline, which exacerbates the discord between his parents.
Los abandonados – Die Niemandskinder von Camanducaia 1984
Los Abandonados – Die Niemandskinder von Camanducaia 1984
1h 29m | Drama | West Germany/Mexico 1985
Semi-documentary film about one of those “no man’s children”, the “Abandonados”, whose fate became known in the mid 70s. The orphaned or abandoned children and young people had been deported under inhumane circumstances to a neighboring province by the Brazilian judicial authorities to relieve the overcrowded prisons, where they were abandoned without food or clothing. The specific case described should not be construed as an indictment of an event or a country, but rather as a reminder to work for the welfare of the children of our time.
Sorteper – Det kan du selv være 1980
48m | Drama | 1980 (Denmark)
Two children aged 14-15, Carl and Hanne, are the main characters in the film, which is about the connection between illness and society over a century. The small dramatic episodes from a century of daily life in the shadow side tell of a poverty that calls for society’s help.
Le nouveau jouet 2022
1h 52m | Comedy | France October 19, 2022
Samy lives happily outside the system, in the housing projects, alongside his childhood friends and his wife Jihane, who is expecting their first child. To provide for the needs of his future family – very reluctantly – he takes a job as a night watchman in a luxury goods store. Philippe Etienne is the wealthiest man in France. Cold, unfeeling, since his wife died a year ago, he has devoted himself entirely to his business. Alexandre – his only son, and heir to the entire Etienne fortune – keeps his father at arms’ length, seeking refuge in the lonely world of the spoiled child. For his birthday, Philippe opens the toy department of the store where Samy works and tells Alexandre he can take whatever he wants. Alexandre chooses Samy.