Sakalí léta 1993
1h 50m | Comedy, Musical | Release date: December 9, 1993 (Czech Republic)
A period musical comedy set in a quiet Prague quarter at the end of the fifties. Using the western plot device of the “man from nowhere” a generation gap story unfolds of changing social climate. The action is driven by the character of a young man named Baby (Martin Dejdar) who causes a local rebellion by bringing rock’n’roll to a Communist neighborhood raised on swing.
Guo Zhao Guan 2018
1h 33m | Drama, Family | Release date: October 17, 2018 (China)
An old man who barely survived from the Cultural Revolution is told that his friend is currently suffering from hemiplegia. Having survived the Cultural Revolution together, the old man set off on a journey to see his friend. By tricycle, he takes his seven-year-old grandson on the back seat. With the form of a Road Movie, he meets a wide range of people on the road while sharing warm words as he travels. This film is based on the memory of the director’s grandfather. Whenever the little grandson is terrified by something strange while slowly following the country road in China, the grandfather teaches the kid the benefits of familiarity. The wisdom he shares gives us the strength of mind to melt emotional barriers.
Los abandonados – Die Niemandskinder von Camanducaia 1984
Los Abandonados – Die Niemandskinder von Camanducaia 1984
1h 29m | Drama | West Germany/Mexico 1985
Semi-documentary film about one of those “no man’s children”, the “Abandonados”, whose fate became known in the mid 70s. The orphaned or abandoned children and young people had been deported under inhumane circumstances to a neighboring province by the Brazilian judicial authorities to relieve the overcrowded prisons, where they were abandoned without food or clothing. The specific case described should not be construed as an indictment of an event or a country, but rather as a reminder to work for the welfare of the children of our time.
2h 19m | Drama | Release date: April 8, 2022 (Japan)
Yasuo (Hiroshi Abe) grew up as an orphan. He married a woman he loved and they had a son Akira (later played by Takumi Kitamura). Yasuo’s life seemed great at the time, but his life totally changed after his wife died in accident. Since that time, Yasuo, who never experienced parents’ love himself, has to raise his son Akira alone. Based on novel “Tonbi” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu (published October 30, 2008 by Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.).
Sorteper – Det kan du selv være 1980
48m | Drama | 1980 (Denmark)
Two children aged 14-15, Carl and Hanne, are the main characters in the film, which is about the connection between illness and society over a century. The small dramatic episodes from a century of daily life in the shadow side tell of a poverty that calls for society’s help.
A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich 1977
1h 47m | Drama | Release date: February 3, 1978 (United States)
Benjie is a troubled teen in Los Angeles, living with his grandmother, mother, and her new boyfriend. Traumatized by his father’s desertion and the situation at home, Benjie gets introduced to heroin. The downward spiral begins. At school he faces conflict between the two teachers he respects: Nigeria who emphasizes African history and is hostile to white teachers like Mr. Cohen, who pursues racial harmony. Benjie’s family must come to terms with the devastation he has created in his life and make changes which affect them all.