My Brother Is A Mermaid 2019
20min | Short, Drama | 20 October 2019 (UK)
My Brother is a Mermaid is magical realism about the experiences of a non-binary teenager, as seen through the eyes of their 7 year old brother. Set in a desolate seaside town, the film fuses social realism with fairytale, as it examines how a child’s innocence and unconditional love can be a powerful and disruptive force for good.
Little Cheung 1999
Xilu xiang (Original title)
1h 58min | Drama | 30 December 1999 (Hong Kong)
In 1997, Little Cheung is a street-wise nine-year-old boy living in a bustling neighborhood of Hong Kong, just before the reunification with China. His parents are always working at their restaurant, so Little Cheung becomes much closer to his grandmother and her Filipino maid Armi. Little Cheung befriends Fan, a girl his age who is an illegal immigrant from China. He splits his tips with her when she helps him deliver take-outs for his father. The pair have some amusing adventures, and delight in peeing in the drinks of a troublesome thug. Against his father’s will, Little Cheung starts searching for his older brother, whom his father disowned because he became a gangster.
A female writer begins a very close friendship with a boy who makes her remember a lost love. She daydreams with his lost love, talks with him as if he were in the same room, and remembers all the happiness she used to have. While we see through backflashes how was her relationship with his lover, we also see how she begins to feel a sexual desire for the boy. She tries to keep with her the boy all the time, as we see through the backflashes how she tried to keep her lover with her all the time. There is a religious conflict in the main characters, Atheism Vs Catholicism. The more we see the more everything makes sense.
Unpredictable Guy 1980
Tiro al aire (original title)
1h 45min | Drama | 2 October 1980 (Argentina)
Following his mother`s death, wise son Sebastian(Adrian Ferrario) attempts to organise dad Nestor(Hector Alterio) to cope with basic household chores. Sebastian shows Nestor how to light the oven. Later Nestor can`t fix a broken lamp, but his son soon sorts it out. Nestor wants to act and invent money raising schemes whereas Sebastian yearns for a dad with a steady job. Nestor gets a role in an ad and pursues acting work. He seeks backing to market ping pong balls with world cup logos though the event has passed.The essence of the story revolves around how these conflicting aspirations can be reconciled. Nestor is attracted to Sebastian`s teacher and she gradually warms towards him. His acting ambitions falter in a disasterous performance witnessed by his son. However Nestor does seem to hit it off with the teacher(Graciela Alfano). At an event dad and boy bond strongly when dad scores a winner in a head ball game. When Sebastian is taken ill, dad cares tenderly for him and on his recuperation he announces that he is going to take a regular job-all the boy ever wanted him to do.