Tøser + Drengerøve 1998
1h 4min | Drama | 28 August 1998 (Denmark)
Class 7B from N. Koch’s school in Aarhus are the stars of the film, which deals with all the joys and problems experienced by the pupils – on the border of the adult world. The film contains all elements: The boys who enjoy the pictures of the pornographic magazines, the girls practicing in front of the mirror, intrigues, unrequited love, sexuality, and feelings which cannot be controlled.
Confessions of an Invisible Girl 2021
Confissões de uma Garota Excluída (original title)
1h 31min | Comedy, Drama | 22 September 2021 (USA)
Tetê doesn’t feel accepted either at school or at home. When her unemployed parents must move in with her grandparents to their home in Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro, the 16-year-old girl must start over at a new school. She will try everything not to be bullied again, and maybe make friends and have a social life.
After years of sexual denial, Yiftach leaves his family to live alone in Tel-Aviv.
Attracted to men but torn between his former and new life, Yiftach is consumed with blame and feels disconnected from everything around him. The drama moves between different time periods, raising penetrating questions regarding prejudice and life on the fringes of society.
The Nest 2019
El nido (original title)
15min | Short | January 1 2020 (Chile)
Elías (12) is the youngest son of Luisa (45) and José (46. One afternoon, after witnessing a homophobic attack at school, Elías tells his parent that he is also gay. But his cry for help gets unanswered, which will make him wonder: how can I feel safe? where’s my nest?
The Scent of Oranges 2019
Uzly a pomerance (original title)
1h 32min | Drama, Family, Romance | 27 May 2019 (Czechia)
In love with a girl that smells of oranges while in a complicated relationship with his father, Darek is gentle, strong and devoted to his little sister and their herd of horses. Darek’s world is a story about the joy and pain of growing up in the isolated yet beautiful Lusatian Mountains. Here, horses are not expensive specimens of racing stables but beings you should care for and love. Not even that is enough in life though, as Darek finds out nearing the Summer’s end, closing his childhood definitely. However, just like any ending, this is a start of something new. This is an adaptation of the book, “The Orange Days,” which has won literary prizes in Europe and been published in five languages.
Tillsammans (original title)
1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 August 2000 (Sweden)
It is the 1970s and a group of very different individuals live together as a community. One of the members’ sister, Elisabeth, needs a new place to stay with her children after having had enough of her alcoholic and abusive husband. Elisabeth is neither a socialist nor a feminist nor into the green movement but ends up loving living in the community where they all learn from each other. The film makes a little fun of people with strong ideals and “square” minds whether they be vegans, communists or people who absolutely disgust vegans or socialists. In the end, the message of the film is that people can grow and gain from bonding with each other. It also shows how we need to shape up a little for this to work, either through working on our behavior that affects other people badly (like alcoholism or abuse) or the need to set boundaries and not let other people walk all over oneself.