Love Like Poison 2010
Un poison violent (original title)
1h 32min | Drama | 14 May 2010 (France)
Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her beloved grandfather. She also grows close to Pierre, a free-spirited teenager who cares little about God. Anna is preparing for her confirmation, but her budding desire for Pierre shakes her faith. She longs to give herself over, body and soul… but doesn’t know if it is to God, or something else?
Menino de Engenho 1965
1h 22min | Drama | 28 September 1993 (Brazil)
1920, in Paraíba. After his mother’s death, the boy Carlinhos (Sávio Rolim) is sent to the Santa Rosa mill to be raised by his grandfather and uncles. There he witnesses the arrival of a new era, with the advent of modern sugar mills and the economic and social transformations that sugarcane production goes through, changes that will affect everyone’s life. When he grows up and goes to school, he is no longer the naive and innocent boy who arrived at the mill.
18min | Short, Drama | 17 October 2013 (Portugal)
A ten year-old boy faces up to the struggles of life in a summer camp. It’s not easy to be ignored by the girl of his heart or seeing his dormitory vandalised by adolescent thugs. Fortunately, in the forest, the Wild Haggis insists on remaining out of sight.
Last Summer 2021
1h 41min | Drama, Romance | 9 July 2021 (Turkey)
The story takes place in the summer of 1996 in Southern Turkey. We follow the story of a group of teenagers who are getting acquainted with love and life accompanied by sun, wind, rocky cliffs, endless waves and hearts that will eventually taste sadness. Deniz visits his parent’s summer house every year, but this year is different, he has turned 16 and he is feeling new sensations and wants to experience more in terms of love. He believes himself to be mature enough to have his first sexual experience with his childhood crush Asli. As Deniz tries to get closer to Asli, he sees that hot shot of the summer from the same neighbourhood, Burak, the sporty and extremely handsome young man is all into Asli. As we see love blossom amongst each character, the viewer will also experience the first heartbreak and teenage awakening.
30min | Drama, Short | 17 June 2021 (USA)
Since beginning to explore his sexuality and identity privately via the Internet and dating apps, thirteen-year-old Xiao-Wei has felt distanced from his straight friends, preferring the company of his online gay friends. In keeping the fact that he’s gay from his best friend Pin-Rui, Xiao-Wei doesn’t realize his closest friend has been carrying a secret of his own.
Joe the King 1999
R | 1h 33min | Crime, Drama | 22 January 1999 (USA)
A destitute 14-year-old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother’s hands, harsher abuse at his father’s, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major takes until he steals a cash box from the diner where he works. Although Joe uses the money to pay off some of his father’s debts and to replace his mother’s records that his father smashed in a fit of temper, Joe gets no thanks.