One Last Deal 2018
Tuntematon mestari (original title)
1h 35min | Drama | 4 January 2019 (Finland)
An elderly art dealer Olavi (72) is about to retire. A man who has always put business and art before everything – even his family – cannot imagine life without work. At an auction, an old painting catches his attention. Olavi suspects it is worth much more than its starting price, which is low because its authenticity hasn’t been confirmed. Olavi’s instincts kick in. He decides to make one last deal in order to earn some proper pension money. At the same time, Olavi’s daughter Lea (42) – whom he hasn’t seen for years – asks him to help her with his teenage grandson Otto (15). Together with Otto, Olavi starts to investigate the background of the painting. They find out that the painting is called Christ and was painted by Ilya Repin. Olavi manages to buy the painting, but when the auction house realizes that there has been a mistake with the original pricing, they turn against him. To fulfill his dream, the old dealer must face both the auction house and his own past mistakes.
Not Rated | 1h 55min | Drama | 25 June 2010 (Mexico)
On a dry lakebed in 1964, a trucker and his companion find a baby boy. Years later, interweaving narratives about childhood link the destinies of three men from the local neighborhood to the lakebed and the baby. Director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci turns a tangled neighborhood tale into an enthralling mix of history, memory and atonement. Presented by the Global Film Initiative.
Emberatoriet meem 1972
1h 53min | Drama, Family | 1 July 1972 (Egypt)
Well off widow working Mother “Mona” is struggling raising 6 kids at different ages ranging from elementary school to University graduating students. The day she thinks to bring a new husband home proves to be a very difficult task.
Lan Yu 2001
R | 1h 26min | Drama, Romance | 22 November 2001 (Hong Kong)
A young, gay student has a relationship with an older, successful businessman. The handsome playboy-businessman must choose between his comfortable, yet closeted straight life, or an honest, yet subversive life with the student.
Funny Boy 2020
1h 49min | Drama | 10 December 2020 (USA)
Explores Arjie’s sexual awakening from a young boy to a teenager who falls in love with a male classmate, just as political tensions escalate between the Sinhalese and Tamils in the years leading up to the 1983 uprisings.
Jelgava 94 (2019)
1h 20min | Adventure, Drama | 20 September 2019 (Latvia)
“JELGAVA’94” is a film, which with equal parts of coming of age film and a portrait of the cultural chaos that reigned in former communist states during the 1990s, serves as a stark reminder of what has been left behind when border countries such as Latvia, regained their independence. The film is based on the novel by Janis Jonevs – a winner of the European Union Prize for Literature in 2014.
Las olas 2017
1h 27min | Drama | 14 June 2018 (Uruguay)
Exhausted after leaving work, Alfonso goes to the beach and dives into the sea. Coming to the surface, he finds himself on another beach, in another time. His parents are waiting for him, calling to him from the water’s edge. Alfonso sees and understands everything from his adult’s body, even if they treat him like an 11 year old. This is the beginning of a fantastic voyage through the different holidays in his life, where the situations come one after the other with no chronological order, interrupting with a tone of intimacy and entertaining nostalgia his meetings with girlfriends, teenage and childhood pals, his daughter, and his loneliness.
Tough Love 2015
Härte (original title)
1h 29min | Biography, Drama | 23 April 2015 (Germany)
A karate expert recounts his early life, his turbulent childhood, rife with sexual abuse and a career as a pimp. Andreas “Karate Andy” Marquardt’s subsequent rehabilitation treatment, enables him to start life again with the one girl who suffered his worst abuse. He runs a karate school today for children to prove that its possible to turn over a new leaf.