Adam’s older brother was killed in a car crash a year ago. His family has not been the same since. As his parents struggle to cope with their grief, Adam (10), plagued with guilt over his brother’s death feels he is all alone in the world. But everything changes the day he meets Abulele. The Abulele are ancient monsters, bear-sized. Local legends tell that they are extremely dangerous, but in fact, they turn out to be quite friendly and playful creatures. Abulele quickly becomes Adam’s best and most secret friend. Together, they outsmart Adam’s mean schoolteacher and beat the class bullies. But Adam’s parents start to suspect he is harboring a secret, And when a government, Special Forces unit called “Thunder” appears in the neighborhood on a mission to capture Abulele things go from bad to worse. In order to save his best friend, Adam will have to get Abulele back home to its family, and to do so, he will need to put the past behind him and realize that when you truly love someone, you are never really alone.
1h 31m | Drama | 13 April 2018 (Sweden)
Jimmie, four years old, and his father decide to leave Sweden and start a trip to a safer country. Papa and Jimmie take an inflatable boat over the black water, walk along the train tracks and wait for the kindness of strangers to get where they are going: a safe place.
Twelve year old Iwo lives in a small, post-communist town. with destroyed Black Mill – once a place of work for many parents. Breaking the promise to not approach the old mill – the children accidentally unleash its evil powers. From that moment nothing will ever be the same again. Objects and adults start to disappear.
Madame Sousatzka 1988
2h 2m | Drama, Music | 14 October 1988 (USA)
Bengali Sushila Sen and her son, Manek, relocate from India to London after Sushila’s relationship with her husband fails. Sushila struggles with everyday living. A child piano prodigy, Manek’s schoolteacher refers him to a piano teacher, Irina Sousatzka, a Russian immigrant renowned for her teaching skills. Irina forms a strong bond with Manek, not only teaching him piano but also valuable life lessons. Disagreements arise, as Manek does not want anyone to run his life for him, but nevertheless the training progresses. Sushila, a baker and seller of Indian cuisine, loses an important client after her hair is found in one of her baked goods. To help his mother, Manek feels pressure to use his piano skills to earn some money. This is against Irina’s wishes, however, as she is trying to protect Manek from her own negative experiences as a young concert pianist. She believes no student should perform until they are ready. But Manek, encouraged by a pushy music agent, decides to perform with the London Symphony Orchestra, ready or not.
14 That Night (2016)
14 no yoru | Drama | 24 December 2016 (Japan)
Life in the village may seem monotonous to a junior high school student. Local bullies are trouble and parents are annoying. Then one exciting day in 1987 Takashi hears a rumour that a porn star called Kyoko is visiting the village to sign autographs at the local video store – and it happens to be the one he frequents. Takashi and his friends have something for which to be excited.
The Land of the Sons 2021
La terra dei figli (original title)
2h | Drama, Sci-Fi | 1 July 2021 (Italy)
The end of civilization has arrived. It is not known what caused this cataclysm, but the apocalypse has wiped out a large part of humanity and the earth has stopped bearing fruit. A Father and his Son are among the few survivors. The Son grows up like a wild beast, as the Father teaches this is the only way to survive. When the Father dies, the Son decides to undertake a journey along a mysterious river in a hostile world, moved by the desire to discover what was forbidden to him, but above all in search of someone who can read to him the words written by The Father in the journal he kept for all his life.