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.
Buffalo Rider 2015
1h 34min | Adventure, Drama | 23 September 2016 (South Korea)
A rebellious Thai-American girl, sent to live with relatives in rural Thailand, clashes with an entire village when she befriends a mute peasant boy and inspires him to compete in the annual buffalo race.
Set Me Free 1999
Emporte-moi (original title)
1h 34min | Drama, Romance | 28 July 1999 (France)
Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Nana (Anna Karina), the character from Jean-Luc Godard’s “Vivre sa vie” (1962) about a Parisian woman’s descent into prostitution. Her confusion surrounding what is real leads to a crush for her female teacher and her actively pursuing what it’s like to be a prostitute for an evening.
Her name is Akiko and she is a fun-loving single mother to a young schoolboy. He needs her. She needs men. Specifically, she needs sex and attention from men and almost any man would do so sometimes the boy Shuhei does not receive the attention he craves. Men come and go, pleasure is given and received and it is all good until one day there is a large blood stain on Shuhei’s clothes. He has murdered his grandparents.
Fishing Platform 2008
Jermal (original title)
1h 28min | Drama | 12 March 2009 (Indonesia)
After his mother’s death, 12-year-old Jaya (Iqbal S. Manurung) is sent to his father, Johar (Didi Petet), who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform perched on log stilts in the middle of the sea). Johar is shocked, never knowing he has a son and rejects the boy as his kin. Fully aware he can’t bring Jaya back to land due to a dark past, Johar is forced to accept the boy as a worker on the site.