A 40-year-old architect begins to doubt his role as a father in a world sliding into decadence. When he meets a young Polish girl he runs off with her to Rhodes. His psycho-moralistic angst is presented in a series of flashbacks when the hijack of his airplane forces him to take stock of his life.
Based on Tim Realbuto’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play, YES tells the story of washed up child star Patrick Nolan who decides to mentor 17-year-old Jeremiah Rosenhaft. What begins as an innocent acting lesson turns into something much more intimate between two surprisingly common minds.
Based in the ’80s, a mother/son relationship takes a wild left turn after she discovers adult, all-male material under her son’s bed the morning of his 16th birthday! Trying to find out what this “really means,” each take some non-traditional steps to get to a new understanding and how to deal with it. Universal themes of family love, dysfunction and acceptance are at the heart of the film.
Pagine chiuse 1969
1h 28min | Drama | May 1969 (France)
Northern Italy, late sixties. In the midst of the family crisis, with the parents on the brink of separation, little Luciano is forced to move to a religious college. The stern father, long distracted by a lover, fears that the mother’s influence could harm her son in such a delicate period. But Luciano ill-suited to life in college. While the rigid priests stifle every momentum, the boy, who is homesick, closes more and more in himself and can not make friends with his companions.
Fögi Is a Bastard 1998
F. est un salaud (original title)
1h 31min | Drama, Music, Romance | 28 April 1999 (France)
Fifteen-year-old Beni falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, Beni is willing to follow him where ever he takes him. But Fögi is a drug addict and pulls Beni deeper and deeper into his addiction.
Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself out on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as ‘The Kid’. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. This international bestseller published in 2003 is his heartbreaking and inspiring story. The screenplay written by Mark Thomas and Kevin Lewis is a faithful adaptation of the novel.
Monsieur Papa 2011
1h 26min | Comedy | 1 June 2011 (France)
Marius, 12, has not seen his father for years and he misses him badly. Marie, his mother, a workaholic firm manager, knows that she will never reconcile with her ex-husband. She must do something to address her son’s frustration but what to do ? She finally has the preposterous idea to hire Robert Pique, an unemployed man, to play the role of Marius’s father. His job will consist in putting the boy off his alleged dad. Of course, the scheme sucks and nothing will go according to plan…