Road to Life 1931
Putyovka v zhizn (original title)
Passed | 1h 45min | Drama | 1 June 1931 (Soviet Union)
Young hobos are brought to a new camp to become good Soviet citizens. This camp works without any guards, and it works well. But crooks kill one of the young people when they try to damage the newly build railroad to that camp.
The Rain Stories 2016
117min | Drama | Feb 18 2016 (Thailand)
The latest movie from Nichaphoom Chaianan, the indie writer-director of gay romance “My Bromance”.
It’s an anthology of unconventional high-school love stories. They involve a disabled girl falling for the hottest boy in school, a boy who is about to meet his father for the first time becoming embroiled in a relationship with his best friend, and another boy who is considering entering the gay sex trade in order to repay his gambling debts.
Taxi Stories 2017
1h 35min | Drama | 27 April 2017 (USA)
In an increasingly economically polarized and virtually connected 24 hour Asia, a poor Beijing taxi driver, a pregnant Hong Kong trophy wife and a Jakarta slum kid struggle to connect despite the constraints of their social class.
In This World 2002
R | 1h 28min | Drama | 28 March 2003 (UK)
In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there are 53,000 refugees living in sub-human conditions since 1979 with the Soviet Union invasion and 2001 with the USA bombing and invasion of Afghanistan. The family of the Afghan Enayat and his cousin Jamal decides to send them illegally to London to have a better life. They hire coyotes to smuggle the cousins through Iran and Turkey to Italy and finally London hidden inside trucks and containers. However, the long journey locked in a container with other families poses a terrible challenge to the boys.
Darkroom – Tödliche Tropfen (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 29min | Crime | 30 January 2020 (Germany)
Lars, a male nurse from Saarbrücken, moves with his lover Roland to Berlin. They renovate an apartment with the intention of finally living together. Their happiness seems almost complete. What Roland doesn’t know: while secretly checking out Berlin’s night life, Lars is experimenting with a deadly poison.
15+ Coming of Age (2017)
1h 44min | Comedy | 3 August 2017 (Thailand)
A teenage comedy film about a young Yorkie. “Rising” opened the first movie on screen. The story of fun gangs of teenage age 15+ hormones gurgling at the curiosity to try on their love and sex has spread out.
Goodbye First Love 2011
Un amour de jeunesse (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 50min | Drama, Romance | 4 July 2011 (France)
Spring of 1999: 15-year-old Camille and 19-year-old Sullivan are mad about each other. Sullivan, however, wants to go to South America for a year and this drives Camille to despair. He leaves in the fall and after a while he stops writing to her. After a suicide attempt, she ends up in the hospital. After four years she works, studies architecture and lives alone. She meets a famous architect, Lorenz, who restores her self-confidence. In 2007, Camille and Lorenz have a strong relationship. She is his assistant but she feels strong enough to set up an agency soon. She develops into a more fully formed woman, with new interests. After 7 years she sees Sullivan again. After their first meeting everything seems to go well, but a few months later the old feelings come back and her heart is torn again.
Le pornographe 2001
Unrated | 1h 48min | Drama | 3 October 2001 (France)
Jacques made pornographic films in the 1970s and ’80s, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the ’60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. Older and paunchier, he is now directing a porno again. Jacques’s artistry clashes with his financially-troubled producer’s ideas about shooting hard-core sex. He has been estranged from his son Joseph for years, since the son first learned the nature of the family business. They are now speaking again. Joseph and his friends want to recapture the idealism of 1968 with a protest. Separated from his wife, Jacques strives for personal renewal with plans to build a new house by himself.