Pagine chiuse 1969
1h 28min | Drama | May 1969 (France)
Northern Italy, late sixties. In the midst of the family crisis, with the parents on the brink of separation, little Luciano is forced to move to a religious college. The stern father, long distracted by a lover, fears that the mother’s influence could harm her son in such a delicate period. But Luciano ill-suited to life in college. While the rigid priests stifle every momentum, the boy, who is homesick, closes more and more in himself and can not make friends with his companions.
En Sabana Grande siempre es de dia 1988
1h 43min | Drama | 1 October 1990 (Sweden)
It tells the story, adventures and misadventures that a small and unsuspecting boy of barely ten years old goes through while desperately trying to fulfill and make his greatest wish come true: to meet and be reunited with his father. In this unbridled search, our little friend will walk through the great Caracas and will know first-hand the rigors of living in the concrete jungle, a jungle where for many it is and will always be daytime.
My Dad Is a Jerk 1997
Dui bu qi, duo xie ni (original title)
108min | Comedy | 30 August 1997 (Hong Kong)
Lee Lap Cheung is a slacker who is going nowhere. His ex-wife Yip Ting has become powerful in the business world. In a moment of anger Cheung requests Ting to allow him and his son Jason to spend some time together.
First Love 2002
Premier amour (original title)
8min | Drama, Short | 31 October 2002 (USA)
In a schoolyard, kids play tag at recess. Back in class, Pol sits beside Justine. When the teacher’s back is turned he twirls her hair. After school the boys scoff some candy and share it with the girls… The class is at the swimming pool. One boy diverts the teacher’s attention so the others can sneak a peek into the girls’ change room. But the surprise is on Pol when he finds himself trapped inside with the girls, his swimsuit still outside!
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.
Man of Ashes 1986
Rih Essed (original title)
1h 49min | Drama | 11 May 1990 (Netherlands)
In the ensuing days before his wedding bridegroom Hachemi faces both the anxieties of the future and the shadows of the past. His best friend, Farfat, is the topic of street graffiti and local gossip, which calls his manhood into question. This ripples out to affect Hachemi for, unbeknownst to anyone, as apprenticed youths they were molested by Ameur, the local carpenter. Farfat is banished from his father’s home and the shared secret between the two friends threatens to undo more than just the wedding, but their very lives.
1h 43min | Drama | 29 March 1984 (East Germany)
Two adolescents, Sauly and Mick, get to know each other while hitchhiking and stick together for the long haul. They both want to reach the ocean, which is some thousand kilometers away. An old car picks them up, but the trip ends shortly thereafter in a sleazy motel. At the bar, a man named Landolfi approaches them. He explains to Sauly that he must have sold his guardian angel to a man by the name of Miller in the city of Prince. Though the boys do not believe in guardian angels, Sauly slowly succumbs to his own fears. He would like to have his guardian angel back again. On their trip, Sauly becomes sick. Mick works on a farm to pay the doctor’s bills. Once Sauly is well, they travel farther – until they reach Prince. In this mysterious city, all of the people are named Miller, and once Sauly and Mick finally are at the ocean, they meet Landolfi once more.
A 13-year-old boy who has been using drugs is put in a home for young offenders. After a week, the judge will decide if he must stay there or go back home. Confronted with the adult world, the kid will use his own power: lying.