Waldemar, a young man from Suriname, meets middle-aged Dutch woman Rika and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that she already has four children with another man. They love each other, but then she appears to be pregnant from Waldemar. They choose each other despite the high price they have to pay for it. They have a son, Waldy, their own ‘Sonny Boy’. Then World War II breaks out and they risk their lives to save people in hiding. However, this is not without major consequences.
Veneno e07 (2020)
Fue más o menos así
1h | Biography, Drama | Episode aired 18 October 2020
In 2003, Cristina Ortiz entered prison, in a men’s room. This will lead her to relive her darkest traumas and put her essence aside in order to stay alive in such a hostile universe. Essence that decides to recover at all costs in the present, obsessing over being a television star again although falling more and more into dark habits and attitudes that will diminish the energy of Paca la Piraña and that will convert Valeria’s need to publish the book on something urgent.
Veneno e06 (2020)
Una de las nuestras
1h | Biography, Drama | Episode aired 11 October 2020
After the end of the ‘Mississippi’ first, and the ‘Pelícano’ later, Cristina is seen outside the world of television. After touring Spain doing small-time bowling, Angelo will lead her by the hand into the abyss. Today, Valeria has changed her life completely. She lives in Seville with her boyfriend and with a solid job offer. Everything seems to be going perfectly until she receives a call from Paca: Cristina is in the hospital. Valeria must decide whether to stay away or come back to help her idol rebuild her past together and finish the book that Cristina clings to as her only hope.
Variações: Guardian Angel 2019
Variações (original title)
1h 49min | Biography, Drama, Music | 22 August 2019 (Portugal)
António Variações was a unique man. He was born in a small village in Amares, in the north of Portugal. At an early age, unhappy with his life working at a local factory, he came to Lisbon to stay with some relatives. But he was different and he wanted more. He wanted to travel and see the world and he emigrated, starting to work as a barber. But his love for music and performance was so strong that he came back so he could sing in his own language, even if with his looks and outfits he was a victim of prejudice. And even without knowing anything about music he fought for his right to do it the way he believed it was best.
The post-queer, musical biopic Thirsty tells the story of girly-boy Scott Townsend, who turns to the world of drag as a safe respite from his bullied upbringing in the Cambridge, MA projects, becoming Thirsty Burlington, Provincetown’s beloved Cher impersonator. Within a dynamic, non-linear structure, the film visits significant events in Scott/Thirsty’s life, spanning the 1970s to the present, to illuminate the dangers and the joys of living life with a slippery gender. Culminating on an upbeat note, Thirsty’s message champions acceptance, outside and in.
Never Look Away 2018
Werk ohne Autor (original title)
R | 3h 9min | Biography, Drama, Romance | 4 September 2018 (Italy)
Young artist Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) has fled to West-Germany, but he continues to be tormented by the experiences he made in his childhood and youth in the Nazi years and during the DDR-regime. When he meets the student Ellie (Paula Beer), he is convinced that he has met the love of his life and begins to create paintings that mirror not only his own fate, but also the traumas of an entire generation.