Kart Racer 2003
PG | 1h 34min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 20 October 2004 (United Arab Emirates)
14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts’s resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Young Love 2001
1h 20min | Drama, Romance | August 31, 2001 (Finland)
Jukka, 13, is coached in photography by his openly gay art teacher. With his dead father’s old camera, Jukka sees Johanna, a beautiful girl in her early twenties being physically abused by her stepfather. With the help of the local fire department, Jukka comes to her rescue. He quickly befriends the girl who works in a nearby supermarket, claims to become her manager and enters her in a beauty contest.
Not Rated | 1h 25min | Drama, Romance | 30 April 2021 (Germany)
At 14, Diane is an enigmatic teenager and a loner. She is busy bringing up her little brother, Marc, and has an intense relationship with her father, Christian. The appearance of Julia, a young charismatic and emancipated English girl, in her neighbourhood turns Diane’s everyday life upside down. Diane, who wants to break the bounds of childhood at any price, goes through the most dramatic experiences of her life in the space of six months. The closer she is to Julia, the more she turns her back on morality, paying no attention to the consequences or the limits of her desires.
Childhood 2.0 (2020)
Not Rated | 1h 28min | Documentary | 26 August 2020 (USA)
For the first time in history, mental illness and suicide have become one of the greatest threats to school-aged children in America. Many parents still view dangers as primarily physical and external and are missing the real danger: constant connectivity’s pervasive internal assault on mental health. This film is an exploration of the dramatic technological and cultural shift that children and parents have faced since the rise of social networks and mobile devices. Childhood 2.0 dives into the issues of addiction and withdrawal, anxiety and depression, online abuse and bullying, the pervasiveness of pornography, the culture of sexting and unforeseen consequences, the rise of online pedophilia and sexual predators, the loss of free play and autonomy and the rapid growth of suicide among children and teens.
Naked Animals 2020
Nackte Tiere (original title)
1h 23min | Drama | 17 September 2020 (Germany)
Five young people in provincial Germany. They run into each other and away from each other. They kiss and they fight. It’s their last winter together before they leave school, after that it’s stay or go. A feature film debut of enormous intensity.