Children in the Wind 1937
Kaze no naka no kodomo (original title)
1h 28min | Drama | 11 November 1937 (Japan)
Two young boys are usurped from being the head of their gang of children by the son of the man who indicts their father on charges of embezzlement. Their father is fired and arrested for this, and they are sent to live with their uncle, only to spend their time thinking of ways to escape back home.
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.
Landscape in the Mist 1988
Topio stin omihli (original title)
TV-MA | 2h 7min | Drama | 10 September 1988 (Greece)
Road movie about two children (Voula and Alexandre) searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries between childhood and adolescence.
1h 26min | Drama, War | 22 February 2019 (Russia)
The film is based on real events. This is a story about exciting events that occurred in the life of the smallest soldier – the hero of the Great Patriotic War, six-year-old Sergei Aleshkov. He lost all his relatives and got into the army. With a six-year-old boy, they started playing the soldier game in order to preserve his childhood, and he, in order to comply with this honorary title, became a real defender of the Motherland.
Barbs, Wastelands 2017
Farpões, baldios (original title)
25min | Short | 26 May 2017 (France)
In the end of the 19th century the peasants in Portugal started a courageous struggle for better work conditions. After generations of starving misery, the Carnation Revolution sowed the promise of an Agrarian Reform. Mostly in the Alentejo region, these rural workers occupied the huge properties where they were once submitted to the power of their Masters. Perhaps the lost seed of other fruits…
It is said in Alentejo, when something is lost, those who are looking should start to walk back to the beginning. We must pray and ask Saint Lucy to clear our vision, so we can see and look better. The protagonists of this film, resistants of this struggle, many of them illiterate, working since childhood, tell their story to the youngsters of today, in their own words.
Mary Lou 2009
Tamid oto chalom (original title)
35min | Drama, Musical, Romance | TV Series (2009– )
A musical series composed of songs by Israeli singer Tsvik Pick tells the story of a boy named Meir. Meir’s mother, stage name Mary Lou, is a talented singer and a great Tsvik admirer. One day, however, he suddenly leaves Meira and his father without explanation. The boy sets out to look for her and firmly believes that one day they will meet again. In addition to Tsvick Pick’s songs, he is accompanied during his search by Shuli’s best friend. The last part of the triangle of young people is Gabriel.
Las olas 2017
1h 27min | Drama | 14 June 2018 (Uruguay)
Exhausted after leaving work, Alfonso goes to the beach and dives into the sea. Coming to the surface, he finds himself on another beach, in another time. His parents are waiting for him, calling to him from the water’s edge. Alfonso sees and understands everything from his adult’s body, even if they treat him like an 11 year old. This is the beginning of a fantastic voyage through the different holidays in his life, where the situations come one after the other with no chronological order, interrupting with a tone of intimacy and entertaining nostalgia his meetings with girlfriends, teenage and childhood pals, his daughter, and his loneliness.
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.