In the woods, a boy named Juan witnesses the Lorenzo el Quinto’s band’s assault on a mysterious friar, who manages to escape after killing several of his attackers and takes refuge in the manor where the boy lives with his mother–the Countess Doña Carlota–and her sister Beatriz. Basilisa, their servant, conjures up Satan to free her son from an irreversible illness, but for that the evil must be transferred to an innocent soul–and she chooses Beatriz’s. The young woman becomes the victim of a possession, for which everyone blames the friar.
Mumbai’s King 2012
Mumbai Cha Raja (original title)
1h 17m | Drama | 15 November 2016 (Sweden)
Rahul, a mischievous adolescent roams the rain soaked slums of Mumbai with Arbaaz, a balloon selling boy. They escape harsh reality of life by roasting stolen potatoes; stealing an auto rickshaw for a joyride; chasing girls, etc.
When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man’s job under Andersen’s tutelage; however, neither Andersen nor the boys know that a gang of cattle thieves is stalking them.
The Skin 1981
La pelle (original title)
2h 11m | Drama, War | 25 November 1981 (France)
In 1943, as the Italian Captain, Curzio Malaparte, shakes hands with the U.S. Army General, Mark Clark, the war is practically over for battle-scarred Naples. However, the long-awaited peace is yet to come. Among the devastating war’s many casualties, once more, the innocents are the biggest victims, as the impoverished mothers and daughters are forced into prostitution, having no other means of survival. Against the backdrop of the mighty Mount Vesuvius, three disparate women–the virginal, Maria Concetta; Capri’s aristocratic princess, Consuelo Caracciolo, and the idealistic U.S. Air Force pilot, Deborah Wyatt–find themselves trapped in an unbearable hell on earth. Is our delicate skin the only barrier between the immortal soul and the evils of the world?
En attendant Bojangles 2021
2h 4m | Drama | 5 January 2022 (France)
In front of their little boy, Camille and Georges dance on their favorite song “Mr Bojangles”. With them, there is only place for fun and fantasy. The one who shows the way is the mother, an unpredictable wisp. She leads them into a whirlwind of poetry so that the party continues again and again, no matter what happens. Mad love has never lived up to its name so well.
When the Trees Fall 2018
Koly padayut dereva (original title)
1h 28m | Drama | 20 September 2018 (Ukraine)
The story of a five year old little rebellious girl Vitka with her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend, the young criminal Scar unfolds in a Ukrainian provincial setting. Larysa finds herself at a crossroads after the death of her father. Yearning to be self made, the village community ostracizes her for loving Scar. Larysa discovers her grandmother once sacrificed her love for a young gypsy abandoning him for traditional values and other people’s opinions. Larysa’s mother is too psychologically weak to support her daughter. Larysa and Scar plan to escape from a life of crime, misery and their relatives. But are they ready to pay the full price for freedom?