Barnens O 1980

Barnens O 1980

Barnens O 1980

Barnens O 1980
Barnens Ö (original title)
1h 49min | Drama | 25 December 1980 (Sweden)

Storyline:

Reine is supposed to go to a summer camp called Children’s Island but decides to remain in Stockholm over the summer while his mother is working at a hospital. She thinks he is at the camp, and he tells her he is. We then follow him around Stockholm that summer and see what he encounters on the path of life.

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Close to Leo 2002

Close to Leo 2002
Tout contre Léo (original title)
1h 28min | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 18 May 2002

Storyline:
When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he’s HIV+ family bonds are tested. The family decides that 11 year Marcel, the youngest, is too young to understand and the family agrees to keep the unsettling news from him. Marcel overhears enough to understand that something amiss with Leo and when the two travel to Paris together, Marcel confronts Leo with what he suspects.

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Don’t Tell Papa 2004

Don't Tell Papa 2004

Don’t Tell Papa 2004
1h 42min | Comedy, Drama | 3 September 2004 (South Korea)

Storyline:

Don’t Tell Papa tells the story of a third-rate DJ who finds his relationship with his young son rapidly deteriorating. Director Lee Sang Hun offers you a hilariously touching tale about an intriguing love affair that will make you want to laugh and cry at the same time. After a one night stand high school boy Chul Soo and Ae Lang go their separate ways. However, approximately one year later, a basket with a baby is delivered to Chul’s class room. As Ae has left Korea to commence studies in the US, Chul has no choice but to look for a part time job in order to raise the temporarily motherless child.

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Esperame mucho 1983

Esperame mucho 1983

Esperame mucho 1983

Esperame mucho 1983
1h 30min | Drama | 11 August 1983 (Argentina)

Storyline:

Memories of Argentina in the early 1950s bring a man back (in his mind) to his neighborhood, his family, and their hardware store. Although the barrio was filled with people both for and against Juan Perón who was in office as President at this time, the bonds of friendship were stronger than political differences. This view, and the view held throughout the film is that of the man as a young child. Newsreel clips and scenes of Evita Perón’s funeral insert an adult perspective, though there is still an element of indecision throughout the film as to which perspective should hold.

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Whale Valley 2013

Whale Valley 2013

Whale Valley 2013
15min | Short, Drama, Family | May 2013 (France)

9 wins & 9 nominations.

Storyline:

The film shows a strong bond between two brothers that live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey that marks a turning point in the lives of the brothers.

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Native Boy 2013

Native Boy 2013

Native Boy 2013

Native Boy 2013
18min | Short, Adventure, Drama | 17 October 2013 (USA)

Storyline:

A retired firefighter turned children’s book author brings a magical heart-wrenching story to life. A story about a boy on a quest to capture the sun. As the boy’s endless chase for nature’s wonder blurs into the man’s past, memories of a haunting tragedy reveal a connection between the two.

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El Chico Que Miente 2010

El Chico Que Miente 2010

El Chico Que Miente 2010
1h 40min | Drama | 6 January 2011 (Mexico)

Storyline:

From a town torn apart by a mudslide, where only huge skeletal buildings survive, a thirteen-years-old KID begins a voyage along the Venezuelan coastline driven solely by lies, in an attempt to put his life back together. Throughout the way, he strives to discover his origins.

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Fish Out of Water 2015

Fish Out of Water 2015

Fish Out of Water 2015

Fish Out of Water 2015
11min | Short | 8 February 2016 (USA)

Storyline:

After moving in with his estranged mother after the death of his father, Zac needs to learn to find his own way. He attempts to keep his father’s memory alive by perfecting his amateur fishing skills – a past time that he and his father shared, and finds a new, but polarizing friend along the way. Ollie aids in helping Zac learn his skills, but he may not be all he seems. Zac ultimately has to learn that he has always had the ability inside himself, and that all he has to do is believe in himself..

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