The eleven year old cycling talent Freddy is the son of a butcher in an idyllic village in no man’s land. His isolated life is turned upside down completely in 1975 when the first supermarket in the village opens its doors. To mark the opening the supermarket organizes a cycling race and the winner of that match will meet Eddy Merckx. Freddy’s father is a fervent opponent of the supermarket and the competition, but Freddy subscribes behind his back. By participating in the race a new world opens, not only for Freddy, but also for all those around him.
A house, we do not know if it is still inhabited, if we are witnessing a departure or a return. A man’s voice tells, names the objects, the places. Unbelievable childhood memories. A boy, alone, waits in the hall.
The world is seen through the eyes of young elementary-school children in this offbeat comedy from Hungary. Once they are out of school for the day, they run, jump, and play practical jokes on unsuspecting victims.
Village of Dreams 1996
Eno nakano bokuno mura (original title)
1h 52m | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 13 July 1996 (Japan)
Tells of the childhood of nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys’ relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly landlord, a rough new boy at the school, and three mysterious spirits in the form of old women.
Nobody’s Child 2021
L’enfant de personne (original title)
1h 38m | Biography, Drama | 17 February 2021 (Belgium)
Lyes, a young boy, is brutally torn away from Emilie, the foster mother who took in him as a baby, and who nevertheless wishes to adopt him. The child thus finds himself confronted with the violence of the homes of the ASE(CPS in USA), which refuses to cut the link with the biological mother, yet unable to take care of him. Agathe, Emilie’s sister, has never abandoned the child. She will fight against the system to try to maintain a link with him, determined to take him home to help him rebuild …
Two Deaths of Henry Baker 2020
1h 34m | Crime, Thriller | 25 January 2022 (USA)
When the famous outlaw Henry Baker is released from prison after 25 years, old friends and enemies are waiting for him. The son he left behind, entrusted to watch over his ill-gotten riches. A bearded vagrant with a pistol and a decades-old bullet scar in his stomach. An alcohol soaked deputy with half an ear on one side. And a burned out street hustler with a sick mother and a festering vendetta. They trail Henry to a dilapidated hotel where he plans to reunite with his son and the secret bag of gold he left behind.