Under the Domim Tree 1994
Etz Hadomim Tafus (original title)
1h 42min | Drama | 17 May 1996 (USA)
Aviya is the only Israeli-born girl among her schoolmates (the rest are Holocaust survivors from various European countries) in a boarding school in Israel, circa 1953. The public debate on the issue of accepting German reparations for Nazi atrocities awakens the dormant individual memories of each of the youths, and creates sharp conflicts which influence their coming-of-age, with its fears, dreams, problems of identity, and first love. Aviya determined to find the tomb of her father, who died before she was born, while her mother in the mental hospital refuses to recall her painful past.
Sugar Kisses 2013
Besos de Azúcar (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 25min | Drama | 25 October 2013 (Mexico)
Nacho is a kid that has a crush into Mayra, the daughter of the leader of a gang of thieves and street vendors, La Diabla. She opposed to that relationship, and Nacho and Mayra will discover the love and the first steps into adulthood.
Melvin, 12, is a fan of superheroes. Upon receiving his classmate, Sarah, Melvin would find the strength of its heroes to confess his feelings of love. But there is no super-powers and actions for this struggle to assume desires.
Dew (Let’s Go Together) 2019
123min | Drama | 2019
Dew the movie tells the story of romantic love between two boys. But the circumstances of the times deterred them from pursuing their feelings and having a relationship.
23 years later, one of them attempts to reconnect and perhaps reunite in an era where there is more tolerance and acceptance. Directed by Chookiat Sakveerakul, the maker of the acclaimed Love of Siam and Grean Fiction.
Karera ga honki de amu toki wa (original title)
2h 7min | Drama | 25 February 2017 (Japan)
One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio’s place. He is a brother of Hiromi and has lived with Rinko, a pretty girlfriend. Actually, Rinko is a transwoman. She works as a caregiver in a nursing home where Makio’s mother Sayuri who suffers from dementia is living. Rinko makes a delicious meal and sometimes cuddles Tomo. She is a little confused, but Tomo, Rinko and Makio start to live a life together. One day Rinko teaches Tomo to knit to control her temper. Rinko was also taught by her mother at the age of puberty when she struggled with her sexuality. A daughter neglected by her mother. A gentle uncle and his transgender lover. An angsty boy who recognizes a sense of himself as a gay – A warm “knitting” reorganizes unconventional family.
20min | Short, Drama | October 2016 (USA)
1960s. Arden is an introvert kid who was brought up in a strict Catholic orphanage. Insecure about his voice, he pretends to sing during choir practice. With the arrival of Mr. Stevens, the new music teacher, his farce is discovered and the duo starts to work together. As the boy becomes more confident with his singing, a friendship is formed. But a stern Mother Superior notices changes in Arden’s behavior and, concerned with his attachment to the teacher, breaks them apart. Abandoned once more in his life, Arden will struggle to find his own voice.