Pather Panchali 1955
Not Rated | 2h 5min | Drama | 26 August 1955 (India)
The story of a young boy, Apu, and life in his small Indian village. His parents are quite poor – his father Harihar, a writer and poet, gave away the family’s fruit orchard to settle his brother’s debts. His sister Durga and an old aunt also still lives with them. His mother Sarbojaya bears the brunt of the family’s situation. She scrapes by and sells her personal possessions to put food on the table and has to bear the taunts of her neighbors as Durga is always stealing fruit from their orchard. Things get worse when Harihar disappears for five months and Durga falls ill. Even after Harihar returns, the family is left with few alternatives.
Summer of 85 (2020)
Été 85 (original title)
1h 40min | Drama | 14 July 2020 (France)
What do you dream of when you’re 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. Because you can’t get a bigger kick than dying. And that’s why you save it till the very end. The summer holidays are just beginning, and this story recounts how Alexis grew into himself.
Kakou No Futari 2019
1h 45min | Romance | 23 August 2019 (Japan)
When it rains it pours. Kenji divorced his wife, lost his job and his old squeeze Naoko is getting married back home in the north of Japan, specifically in Akita. He returns there in order to attend her wedding. Naoko surprises him by proposing that they have sex again. The one night stand is the new beginning.
Our Departures 2018
Kazokuiro (original title)
2h | Drama, Family | 30 November 2018 (Japan)
Akira is widowed and left with a pre-teen stepson. Travelling with him to her late husband’s hometown, she meets her odd father-in-law and yet decides to make a go of living and working there. She attends training and joins the railway company where her father-in-law works and her late man dreamt of ending up as a child.
Family Members 2019
Los miembros de la familia (original title)
TV-14 | 1h 26min | Comedy, Drama | 2 May 2019 (Argentina)
Body-obsessed teenager Lucas and his mystically-inclined older sister, Gilda, unexpectedly become stranded when they travel to a nearly deserted coastal town to try to fulfill their dead mother’s last wishes in whatever way they can.
The Mafia Kills Only in Summer 2013
La mafia uccide solo d’estate (original title)
PG | 1h 30min | Comedy, Crime | 6 March 2015 (USA)
Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It’s focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora.
6 | 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama | 11 December 2018 (Senegal)
From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To fulfill his dream, the young Yao organizes his fugue and brave 387 kilometers alone to the capital. Touched by this child, the actor decides to flee his obligations and to accompany him home. But on the dusty and uncertain roads of Senegal, Seydou understands that while rolling towards the village of the child, it also rolls towards its roots.