1h 35min | Drama | 12 September 2007 (France)
Discovering sweet little gems is what makes film festivals so exciting to attend. Unfortunately, they are few and far between. Here, at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, there was one from France in Isild De Besco’s “Charly.” Nicolas is a listless, awkward 14-year-old whose life is a totally blank canvas. There’s simply nothing there. After embarking on a journey to an island he’s only seen on a postcard, he runs into Charly, a young woman who lives in a trailer, working at night and spending her days performing obsessive-compulsive homemaking rituals. The two forge a most unlikely friendship, although it takes quite some time for Nicolas to wake up from his stupor. When he finally smiles the audience breathes a sigh of relief — yes, there is life after all.
Grazie Nonna 1975
1h 35min | Comedy | 27 March 1975 (Italy)
A telegram has just arrived ant the Persichette home in Italy. It seems that their late grandfather’s second wife, Maria Juana, is traveling from Venezuela to Italy to visit her stepson and two grandchildren. The youngest of the boys is given the task of picking up grandma at the airport. Expecting an aged widow, he is stunned , amazed and aroused by the incredible beauty that awaits him.
Les exploits d’un jeune Don Juan 1987
1h 35min | Comedy | 6 January 1987 (Italy)
Roger (Fabrice Josso) is a 16-year-old who seeks to lose his virginity in this softcore erotic drama. His initial efforts are unsuccessful, but World War I breaks out and men are seen marching off to battle. Roger goes overboard when he is presented with several amorous opportunities. He soon impregnates the maid, his aunt, and his sister in quick succession. Roger desperately tries to marry off the women to other men to avoid a lurid scandal.
Y tu mama tambien 2001
Y tu mamá también (original title)
16 | 1h 46min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 8 June 2001 (Mexico)
In Mexico City, late teen friends Tenoch Iturbide and Julio Zapata are feeling restless as their respective girlfriends are traveling together through Europe before they all begin the next phase of their lives at college. At a lavish family wedding, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa Cortés, the twenty-something wife of Tenoch’s cousin Jano, the two who have just moved to Mexico from Spain. Tenoch and Julio try to impress the beautiful Luisa by telling her that they will be taking a trip to the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo (translated to Heaven’s Mouth), the trip and the beach which in reality don’t exist. When Luisa learns of Jano’s latest marital indiscretion straight from the horse’s mouth, she takes Tenoch and Julio’s offer to go along on this road trip, meaning that Tenoch and Julio have to pull together quickly a road trip to a non-existent beach. They decide to head toward one suggested by their friend Saba, who seems a little confused himself of this beach’s location. On the road trip, which ends up not being totally harmonious, the three go on a trip of discovery. For Luisa, she has to figure out what to do with her immediate future based on the news from Jano and a secret she is keeping. And Tenoch and Julio have to figure out what their friendship really means as they grow up.
Lucas, a teenage boy, moves to a small town in Norway from Stockholm, Sweden. He falls for Susanne, who is on the girl’s football team and is dating the captain of the boy’s football team. To get Susanne to like him he joins the boy’s team so that he can travel to Oslo to participate in the Norway Cup, a large football tournament.
The Demons 2015
Les démons (original title)
1h 58min | Drama | 30 October 2015 (Canada)
Montréal is in the midst of a series of kidnappings of young boys, and Félix, at ten, is just finishing up the year at school. Gradually, his “imaginary demons” start to reflect those of the remarkably troubling and disruptive world around him.