Your Name Engraved Herein 2020
The Name Engraved in Your Heart (original title)
1h 58min | Romance | 23 December 2020 (USA)
In 1988, martial law ends in Taiwan and two schoolboys, A-han and Birdy, are about to enter into an illicit love affair after meeting in the school band led by a Canadian priest named Oliver. While the whole country commemorates the late president, the two boys bask in each other’s presence as A-han’s affection for Birdy is awakened. However, society is homophobic and the threat of violence and social shaming enacted by adults and their fellow teens causes the two to come into conflict as they edge closer to physically enacting on their passions for each other. Birdy pushes A-han away by pretending to fall in love with a girl and this misunderstanding separates them. In desperation, A-han confessed to Father Oliver about his sexuality, only to be cut off again but love knows no bounds and the boys are meant to be together – Inspired by real events, the film is emblematic of the changes in Taiwan which became the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage.
12-year-old Mitya Privalov dreams of becoming a superhero comics artist. But his robotics engineer parents want him to follow in their footsteps. Mitya never would have imagined that he’d find support and understanding in the rescue robot created by his parents-A-112, or Robo for short. The two of them have amazing adventures together as Robo learns to believe in himself and his dreams and teaches Mitya courage and responsibility.
Reach for Glory 1963
1h 26min | Drama, War | April 1962 (UK)
During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won’t end before they can fight in it. John, one of the younger members, is increasingly torn between these peer group values and his deepening homoerotic friendship with Mark, a gentle Jewish refugee whom his gang has ostracized as a sissy and a coward. Based on the novel “The Custard Boys”, by John Rae. Reminiscent of “Lord of the Flies” in depicting adolescent cruelty growing unchecked to tragic extremes.
Jelgava 94 (2019)
1h 20min | Adventure, Drama | 20 September 2019 (Latvia)
“JELGAVA’94” is a film, which with equal parts of coming of age film and a portrait of the cultural chaos that reigned in former communist states during the 1990s, serves as a stark reminder of what has been left behind when border countries such as Latvia, regained their independence. The film is based on the novel by Janis Jonevs – a winner of the European Union Prize for Literature in 2014.
Alice Júnior 2019
1h 27min | Comedy | 17 September 2020 (USA)
Alice Junior is a fiction feature film, a teen comedy that tells the story of Alice, a 17 years old teenager transgender (with a lot of personality!), that moves from Recife, a big town from Northeast of Brazil, to a fictional small town called Araucárias do Sul, from South of Brazil. Do you remember your first kiss? I bet you do. And it would turn into a good story? So imagine the first kiss of a transgender teenager, who leaves the big city and moves to a conservative small town in the south of Brazil, and is registered in a school that seems to have come out of the dark ages. All of it because of the perfumer Jean search, Alice’s father, for the aromatic essence of the legendary Imperial Flower, exclusive of the region. This is the story of Alice Junior, a transgender girl full of life, who wants to give her first kiss, but first, she just want to be who she really is.
Hillbilly Elegy 2020
R | 1h 56min | Drama | 24 November 2020 (USA)
Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown.
24min | Short | 15 September 2009 (Australia)
LOCKER follows the emotional journey of a teenager suffering depression and loss. Faced with the recent loss of his mother, a father who is not coping and has become aggressive towards him, a difficult time at school, and a younger brother who doesn’t understand, Tim Kelly has become confused, lonely and withdrawn. Forced to reconsider the path before him, Tim cleans out his locker and leaves school, and looks set to leave home and maybe take a further tragic step. Through jumps in time we reveal the series of events that lead to Tim’s decision, and how Tim is saved from his destructive path by the unspoken love of his brother and father, and help from another troubled boy who ultimately becomes a friend.
Out of Time 2020
1h 13min | Drama | 29 October 2020 (USA)
When ex -Fighting champion Danny’s 8-year sentence is over, he returns home to a revelation. Not only is his beloved gym under pressure, his childhood sweetheart Sam and their only son Connor have been covering a huge secret. Sam is unsure how to reveal and handle the whole situation and both are terrified to tell. Only one thing’s for certain. ALL OF THEIR LIVES WILL CHANGE FOREVER.