Xiang ri kui (original title)
2h 9min | Drama, Romance | 17 August 2007 (USA)
Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century. The father, a painter by profession, interned in a labor camp for “re-education” and loses his ability to paint. he teaches his son to draw, but does so obsessively. The convoluted relationship between father and son that spread over the period of childhood, adolescence and maturity of the son are being resolved in a surprising and sensitive way.
A Melody to Remember 2016
Op-pa saeng-gak (original title)
2h 4min | Action, Drama, War | 21 January 2016 (South Korea)
Second Lieutenant Han Sang-Yeok (Si Wan) leads his platoon during the Korean War in the early 1950s. During the war, Sang-yeok encounters a children’s choir who have lost everything due to the war. Emphasising with their plight, he tries to protect the children.
Tough Love 2015
Härte (original title)
1h 29min | Biography, Drama | 23 April 2015 (Germany)
A karate expert recounts his early life, his turbulent childhood, rife with sexual abuse and a career as a pimp. Andreas “Karate Andy” Marquardt’s subsequent rehabilitation treatment, enables him to start life again with the one girl who suffered his worst abuse. He runs a karate school today for children to prove that its possible to turn over a new leaf.
1h 49min | Drama | 14 October 1998 (Estonia)
Quiet Tarkovskian drama about an old man who lives alone on a deserted island which the Soviet fighter planes use for nighttime target practicing. A young mute boy is sent from the mainland to keep him company. Both are haunted by memories, the boy about his mother and the old man about his younger days as a missionary in Africa.
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.