The Runaways 2019
1h 53min | Adventure | 17 November 2020 (USA)
After their home life is turned upside down three children and the family’s donkeys escape across the backbone of Northern England, confronting both the harsh landscapes and what it means to be siblings. A throwback to classic children’s adventure films but with a modern aesthetic.
Buffalo Rider 2015
1h 34min | Adventure, Drama | 23 September 2016 (South Korea)
A rebellious Thai-American girl, sent to live with relatives in rural Thailand, clashes with an entire village when she befriends a mute peasant boy and inspires him to compete in the annual buffalo race.
Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago’s South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down South adventure involving gangsters, the police, and a search for Scam’s father.
Children in the Universe 1975
Otroki vo vselennoy (original title)
1h 24min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 25 March 1975 (Soviet Union)
Interstellar expedition manned by “pioneers” (Soviet Scouts) reach Alpha Kassiopea to find that smart robots have taken control of the whole planet. Their only goal: to make their masters happy, as they understand it. Happiness is, to them, satisfaction of primitive needs, and removal of “disturbing” emotions such as love and responsibility. Many years ago they reached this goal and thus wiped out the original inhabitants. A few people escaped from “total happiness”, and their descendants orbited the planet in a big space station for many generations. Brave Soviet pioneers land on the planet, destroy the robots and return the planet to the descendants.
6 | 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama | 11 December 2018 (Senegal)
From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To fulfill his dream, the young Yao organizes his fugue and brave 387 kilometers alone to the capital. Touched by this child, the actor decides to flee his obligations and to accompany him home. But on the dusty and uncertain roads of Senegal, Seydou understands that while rolling towards the village of the child, it also rolls towards its roots.