The Painted Bird 2019
18 | 2h 49min | Drama, War | 24 October 2019 (USA)
In an unidentified area of war-torn Eastern Europe, a young boy is sent by his parents to live in safety with his aunt. But she dies unexpectedly, so he sets off on a journey to return home. He roams alone in a wild and hostile world in which only local rules, prejudices and superstitions apply. His struggle for virtually physical survival after the war turns into a battle of a different type. A battle that he doesn’t even realize, a fight with himself, a fight for his soul, for his future.
Blue Bird 1979
Blauvogel (original title)
1h 36min | Adventure, Drama, Family | 13 December 1979 (East Germany)
In the middle of the 18th Century, the Ruster family immigrates to the United States. The father, a former farm laborer, leads a hard life as a settler along with his family. One day the nine year-old George, his second-youngest son, is kidnapped by Iroquois. He is taken in by an Indian family in the place of a deceased son and receives the name “Blue Bird.” The boy has homesickness and difficulties accustoming to the customs of the Indians. But gradually he begins to feel at home with them, and advances to a full-fledged member of his new community. As the regular white settlers are attacked, he feels more associated with the Indians than with his former people. After the victory of the English over the French in 1763, all of the captured white settlers are to be exchanged for the captured Indians, including George/Blue Bird. He decides to remain with the Indians.
Out Stealing Horses 2019
Ut og stjæle hester (original title)
12 | 2h 3min | Drama, Mystery | 2020 (USA)
November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars (Bjørn Floberg), and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 – the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up. OUT STEALING HORSES is based on the bestselling novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson, which received several important international awards and was included in The New York Times ’10 Best Books of 2007 (Fiction)’. Petterson’s novels have been translated into more than 50 languages.
An Event 1969
Dogadjaj (original title)
1h 28min | Drama | 15 July 1969 (Yugoslavia)
A grandfather and his grandson go to a fair to sell a horse. A ranger and his vicious partner, Matijevic, follow them as they return home in order to rob them. The confrontation takes place in the forest.
The Spanish Gardener 1956
Not Rated | 1h 31min | Drama | 25 December 1956 (UK)
Rather undiplomatic British diplomat Harrington Brande (Sir Michael Hordern) takes up his new post in Spain accompanied by his son Nicholas (Jon Whiteley). The posting is something of a disappointment to Harrington, who was hoping for a promotion. That his wife had left him seems to have affected his career. Nicholas sees it all as something of an adventure, and soon becomes fast friends with the new gardener, José (Sir Dirk Bogarde). The apparently “delicate” Nicholas becomes attached to José, and Harrington’s jealousy leads him to bar Nicholas from even speaking to José. As tensions mount, another servant frames José for theft, forcing everyone to review the situation.
Bad Boys 1961
Furyo shonen (original title)
1h 29min | Drama | 1966 (USA)
Directed in documentary style about a number of delinquent boys in a reformatory, who were not given scripts and asked to simply be themselves, this movie focuses on the young men and their natural day-to-day. When the protagonist is released he has an opinion regarding the institution, which moulded him.
White Mane 1953
Crin blanc: Le cheval sauvage (original title)
Approved | 47min | Drama, Family | 11 December 1953 (Finland)
A boy comes across a white-haired wild horse in the Camargue. Ranchers seek to capture the horse, but it escapes. What will happen as the boy sets out to find the horse again? The film is set in the gorgeous landscape of the Camargue, a marsh area in the south of France where the river Rhone meets the Mediterranean Sea.