1h 40m | Comedy, Drama | 28 August 2009 (Norway)
As young children, half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival, he to material wealth on Oslo’s west side, she to an average family on the east side. In contrast to her younger brother, Yanne remembers their journey to Norway, but she has no idea where he might be now. All this is about to change, however, as Yanne’s Polish friend Maria starts working as a maid for Axel’s parents, there discovering a photograph of a young boy. Maria has seen the same picture on the wall of Yanne’s flat. She decides to reunite them. But before having time to realize the consequences, she sets in motion a chain of events which throws many people into emotional turmoil.
Young orphan Max leaves the circus to escape his abusive fosters. Taking a refuge in a desolate castle, he gets acquainted with the most unlikely company: a vampire, a werewolf, the Frankenstein monster – and an extraordinary old lady.
The Golden Ball 1994
Le ballon d’or (original title)
1h 33m | Comedy, Drama, Family | 13 April 1994 (France)
Bandian (Aboubacar Sidiki Sumah) is a young Guinean boy from the village of Makono, and fan of Roger Milla. On the soccer fields, his teammates call him “le Turbo”. When his been offered a real leather ball, he paints it in gold. Karim (Salif Keïta), the coach of a soccer team, welcome him in his formation center in Conakry.
B0y Und0ne 2017
Memorias de lo que no fue (original title)
1h 56m | Drama, Thriller | 31 May 2017 (Mexico)
Two young men spend the night together after meeting the previous evening in a notorious gay club. The next day, however, the host wakes to find the boy he picked up bewildered and confused, unable remember his name or anything about his past. Lacking any type of identification or obvious clues, the boys begin to search for the truth among fragments of memories that may or may not prove reliable. A chilling homoerotic thriller, BOY UNDONE is queer guerrilla filmmaking at its most intense.
The Flying Carpet 1957
Starik Khottabych (original title)
1h 26m | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 12 July 1957 (Soviet Union)
A boy named Volka discovers an ancient vessel on the bottom of a river. When he opens it, a genie emerges from there. He calls himself Hassan Abdurrahman ibn Khottab, or in Russian style Khottabych. Grateful Khottabych is ready to fulfill any of Volka’s wishes. But it appears that Volka should use the powers of the genie carefully, for they can have undesirable results.
Hello, Brother 2005
Annyeong, hyeonga (original title)
1h 35m | Drama | 27 May 2005 (South Korea)
Nine-year-old Hani (PARK Ji-Bin) is a troublemaker who isn’t afraid of anything. A precocious punk, his school friends are all his underlings, and even his family members are under his control. He especially considers his elder brother, HanByul, who often complains of being sick, his greatest target. Until one fateful day, HanByul collapses at home and is rushed to the emergency room and the worst nightmare for any parents becomes a reality – he is diagnosed with cancer. The film is based on a true story.
The Stolen Children 1992
Il ladro di bambini (original title)
1h 54m | Drama | 10 April 1992 (Italy)
Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the relation between Antonio and the children is tough, but it relaxes so they become temporary friends.
School of Life 2017
L’école buissonnière (original title)
1h 56m | Comedy, Drama, Family | 11 October 2017 (France)
Paris 1930. Paul always had only one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, a severe building on the outskirts of Paris. Entrusted to a cheerful lady of the countryside, Celestine and her husband, Borel, the somewhat rigid gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the child of the cities, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and worrying world, that of a sovereign and wild region. The immense forest, the misty ponds, the moors and the fields, everything here belongs to the Count of the Comte de La Salle. Fresnaye, a taciturn widower who lives alone in his mansion. The Count tolerates poachers on the estate, but Borel is relentlessly hunting them down and hounding the most cunning and elusive of them, Totoche. In the heart of the fairytale Sologne, next to the poacher, a great nature lover, Paul will learn about life but also the forest and its secrets. An even heavier secret weighs on the estate, because Paul did not come here by chance.