Hunting Flies 2016
Fluefangeren (original title)
1h 46min | Drama | 21 April 2017 (Norway)
A veteran high school teacher in rural Macedonia discovers that his country’s ethnic rivalries reproduce in a microcosm among his rebellious students. Can we heal the scars of the most bellicose nationalism through lessons from an idealistic teacher? The birth, rise and fall of a dictatorship recreated in a children’s classroom.
A Home at the End of the World 2004
R | 1h 37min | Drama, Romance | 14 October 2004 (Netherlands)
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Hours” comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn’t be more different. From suburban Cleveland in the 60s, to New York City in the 80s, where they meet an older woman, the film charts a journey of trials, triumphs, loves and losses. Now the question is: can they navigate the unusual triangle they’ve created and hold their friendship together?
Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) is a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) and a bright future ahead of him – and with plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity. But things get complicated when he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a handsome and charming gay kid from the other side of town, who unwittingly sends Alex on a rollercoaster journey of sexual exploration, kicking off a hilarious and moving adventure of love, sex and friendship in our liberated and confusing modern times. Written and directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins, Wilson), produced by Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jared Ian Goldman.
Mi Hermano 2018
1h 11min | Documentary | 10 March 2018 (Mexico)
Alexey was born in Russia and adopted by Gabriela, an unmarried woman. Later, Gabriela and Alexey adopted Mateo, another child from Siberia. Over the course of nine years, Alexey and Mateo demonstrate what it means to build bonds of reciprocal trust despite the internal conflicts they face.
Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes 2013
Kvinden i buret (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 36min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 17 June 2016 (USA)
Chief detective Carl Mørck and his assistant Assad become involved in a five-year-old case concerning the mystery of politician Merete Lynggaard’s disappearance – a journey that takes them deep into the undercurrent of abuse and malice that lurks beneath the polished surface of Scandinavia.
The Red Pony 1949
Passed | 1h 29min | Drama, Family, Western | 28 March 1949 (USA)
In the coast range mountains on the western edge of the Salinas Valley is a ranch where Tom, a lad of about ten, longs for a pony. He lives with his mom, who was born there, her dad, a talkative pioneer who misses the old West, Tom’s dad Fred Tiflin, who comes from the city and after years on the ranch doesn’t feel at home there, and Billy, their trusted hand, a real cowboy. While Fred has to sort out whether he wants to stay a rancher and come to terms with his son being closer to Billy than to himself, Tom gets a pony and learns directly about responsibility and loss. What lessons can each learn, and are tragedy and hard choices all that life offers? Are laughter and joy anywhere?
Los Gigantes No Existen 2017
1h 22min | Drama | 2 October 2019 (USA)
Guatemala, in the 80s. The worst days of the Civil war. Andrés is 9 years old. He lives with Pedro González, one of the men who massacred all the women and children in his village. Andrés has survived, but he’s scared. Pedro’s wife, María, is also scared, scared to go out, scared to lose Andrés, whom she considers as “her new son” – even Pedro is scared, scared of himself and what the Army bounds him to do. Andrés would like to run away but he also wants to stay in his new family – until his sister appears.
At the holiday colony Sæbystrand in Sæby under the Copenhagen Municipal Teachers’ Association you follow the boys in daily life. You see them playing football, in the dormitory, in the evening and morning toilets, by hoisting the flag when building branch cabins and at dinner time. There is also time for Native American games and a trip to the beach.
Billy Elliot 2000
R | 1h 50min | Drama, Music | 10 November 2000 (USA)
County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Margaret Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot (Gary Lewis) and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony (Jamie Draven), take a dim view of eleven-year-old second son Billy’s (Jamie Bell’s) poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey (Stuart Wells), encourages Billy’s desire, aroused by the teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson (Dame Julie Walters), who judged him talented enough for private lessons, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother’s opposition to indispensable support.