Run with the Hunted 2019
Not Rated | 1h 33min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 26 June 2020 (USA)
Oscar, a young boy, defends his best friend, Loux, and kills her abusive father in the process, forcing him to run away from his rural hometown. His innocence slips away as he is introduced to love, crime and corruption. 15 years later, he has all but forgotten his past and become the leader of a band of lost children. When Loux moves to the same city in search of a better life, she finds a job with a curmudgeonly private investigator. Stumbling upon Oscar’s antiquated missing child report, Loux takes it upon herself to find the boy who saved her life.
Pencil Box 2020
30min | Short, Drama | 5 January 2020 (India)
The Story revolves around a young boy Appu who lives in a village in Himachal Pradesh and his parents who are hiding the truth for the last eight years but one day a group of people comes to Appu’s house and reveal it in front of everyone in the village. Now villagers are aware of Appu’s reality. At this point, another struggle begins for the whole family. The struggle of saving Appu from society. Struggle for family’s own space in society and moreover, struggle for Appu’s present and future. The story shows how Appu faces all these odds and leads us towards a beautiful journey of his childhood.
Man of Ashes 1986
Rih Essed (original title)
1h 49min | Drama | 11 May 1990 (Netherlands)
In the ensuing days before his wedding bridegroom Hachemi faces both the anxieties of the future and the shadows of the past. His best friend, Farfat, is the topic of street graffiti and local gossip, which calls his manhood into question. This ripples out to affect Hachemi for, unbeknownst to anyone, as apprenticed youths they were molested by Ameur, the local carpenter. Farfat is banished from his father’s home and the shared secret between the two friends threatens to undo more than just the wedding, but their very lives.
Bloody Beans 2013
Loubia hamra (original title)
1h 20min | Drama | 6 April 2016 (France)
While the French army is shooting at the OAS, children plunder the French army of its provisions and even of a war prisoner, condemned to eat a dish of beans. But the war catches up with the adventure and bloodies the beans.
Saz Dahani (original title)
1h 15min | Drama, Family | 1974 (Iran)
Set on the sun-drenched southern coast of Iran, from which director Amir Naderi hails, “Harmonica” begins as a young boy receives a musical present from abroad. Fascinated and envious, his friends make him the leader of the pack, as they compete for the privilege of holding the harmonica or even blowing a few notes. No one is more obsessed than Amiroo, gentle and heavy-set, who seems willing to do anything to get close to the harmonica and its owner. Few films have more powerfully depicted the cruelty that is also part of childhood, as games and horseplay take on an increasingly sinister edge.