Naked Animals 2020
Nackte Tiere (original title)
1h 23min | Drama | 17 September 2020 (Germany)
Five young people in provincial Germany. They run into each other and away from each other. They kiss and they fight. It’s their last winter together before they leave school, after that it’s stay or go. A feature film debut of enormous intensity.
The Male Gaze: Nocturnal Instincts 2021
1h 38min | Drama | 15 March 2021 (USA)
Strap yourself in for an exhilarating journey into darkness with these five award-winning short films from across the globe that delve into heart-pumping escapades varying from the intensely erotic to the ultra-violent to the warm-inside feels. The night has never looked so inviting.
Sun Children 2020
Khorshid (original title)
1h 39min | Drama | 14 May 2021 (Spain)
This is the story of 12-year-old Ali and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.
Saz Dahani (original title)
1h 15min | Drama, Family | 1974 (Iran)
Set on the sun-drenched southern coast of Iran, from which director Amir Naderi hails, “Harmonica” begins as a young boy receives a musical present from abroad. Fascinated and envious, his friends make him the leader of the pack, as they compete for the privilege of holding the harmonica or even blowing a few notes. No one is more obsessed than Amiroo, gentle and heavy-set, who seems willing to do anything to get close to the harmonica and its owner. Few films have more powerfully depicted the cruelty that is also part of childhood, as games and horseplay take on an increasingly sinister edge.
I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse 1973
J’irai comme un cheval fou (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 40min | Drama | 22 November 1973 (France)
After the death of his mother, the epileptic Aden flees to the desert in order to avoid any police questioning, as they believe that he was responsible for his mother’s death. It is in there that Aden meets the savage yet noble Marvel. They are like two sides of the same character. While the two men bond over their travels, Aden tries to convince him that civilization is much more desirable than the wilderness, although Marvel appears to disagree. During all of this the police continue their relentless pursuit of Aden.
Lilla Jönssonligan på styva linan 1997
1h 44min | Family | 28 November 1997 (Sweden)
It is summer holidays in the late 1950s and a fun fair comes to Wall-Entuna. All children obviously want to go there including Lilla Jönssonligan. Sickan then obviously has a plan for how to get hold of hundreds of “free tickets”.
Waldemar, a young man from Suriname, meets middle-aged Dutch woman Rika and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that she already has four children with another man. They love each other, but then she appears to be pregnant from Waldemar. They choose each other despite the high price they have to pay for it. They have a son, Waldy, their own ‘Sonny Boy’. Then World War II breaks out and they risk their lives to save people in hiding. However, this is not without major consequences.