Daily Life At The Christmas Brand Homes 1952
19m | Documentary | 1952
Film about the six Christmas mark homes in Denmark, where over 1,000 vulnerable and especially needy children are helped each year. The film opens with b/w footage of poor children in Copenhagen backyards. Then a series of everyday pictures in color from the homes Lindersvold near Præstø, Hobro, Fjordmark near Kollund, Mørkøv, Kildemose near Ølsted and Holbølls Minde near Svendborg are shown. Also b/w footage from King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid’s visit to Hobro in 1949. The year of the film is uncertain. Many of the recordings can also be seen in ‘Julemærkefilmen 1952’.
The Scouting Book for Boys 2009
1h 33m | Drama, Thriller | Release date: March 19, 2010 (Ireland)
Best friends David and Emily enjoy their carefree life in a coastal caravan park. When they learn that Emily is being forced to move away, David he agrees to help her hide out in a remote cave on the beach. Emily’s absence soon becomes complicated, as David watches the effect on her family and police suspect one of their neighbors of involvement. When Emily tells David the real reason she wants to hide, his world is shattered. With his complex feelings for Emily growing stronger due to their shared hidden existence, David takes action.
Skellig: The Owl Man 2009
1h 42m | Drama, Family, Fantasy | Release date: April 12, 2009 (United Kingdom)
Unatheletic pre-teen schoolboy Michael is dragged to a new home in the countryside by his father Dave. Fitting in with new classmates is hard, but Michael bonds with protective jock Leakey and a fellow nerd nature lover. In a garden shed he discovers a strange, weak man with owl wings, who becomes a friend whom he helps regain strength and evacuates him to a tree house when father burns down the shed. Learning the ‘owl man’ is a rundown force of nature, Michael hopes he can help his baby sister’s probably fatal medical condition.
When François, a journalist, is touring a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. All afraid of the despotic industrialist who is also the newspaper’s owner, François is forced to agree to this masquerade. Becoming the friend of the child, he induces him, who wants to make a newspaper, to unveil publicly the real tyrannical way of life of his father.
Pod Jezevci skalou 1978
1h 14m | Family | Release date: December 1978 (Czechoslovakia)
The gamekeeper Straka lives by himself in the Bohemian forest hill. He has quarreled with his only son. He cannot come to terms with the fact that his son has abandoned his beloved forests and settled in a town. He has never even met his grandson Vasek. Following an illness, however, little Vasek needs some country air, and so one day his mother Jarmila delivers him to her father-in-law’s cottage. At first Straka is angry, but Vasek is an unaffected lad and throws himself with verve into all the little adventures that the forest provides.
A Son’s Promise 1990
1h 35m | Drama, Family | Release date: March 5, 1990 (United States)
The touching true story of 15-year-old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family–a man’s job on a boy’s shoulders. He had to face many misfortunes and “parenthood” had such hard and unpleasant surprises for him, he was almost tempted to disappoint his mother..
A Dog of Flanders 1999
1h 40m | Family, Drama | Release date: August 27, 1999 (United States)
Poor, but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large sturdy dog native to Flanders) and adopt it and nurse it back to health, naming it Patrasche, the middle name of Nello’s mother Mary, who died when Nello was very young. Nello’s mother was a talented artist, and like his mother, he delights in drawing, and his friend Aloise is his model and greatest fan and supporter.