Butterfly and Flowers 1985
Peesua lae dokmai (original title)
2h | Drama | 23 October 1985 (Thailand)
Hujan, an elementary school student, lived with his father and younger brother and sister since his mother died of illness. One day, learning that his father is about to lose his job, Hujan decides to quit school and become an ice candy peddler and gets involved in illegal work.
11 Flowers (2011)
Wo 11 (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 50min | Crime, Drama, History | 9 May 2012 (France)
11-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in China. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school’s daily gymnastics, his teacher recommends that he wear a new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang encounters a wounded man on the run and their fates are intertwined.
Dillon Copeland is an attractive, talented teenager who resides with his uncle in Colorado. He has a crush on Megan who is also interested in him. But Travis, the popular High School jock, likes her too and it’s only a matter of time before the tension gets out of control. As the plot thickens, some VERY disturbing secrets are revealed – the kind of secrets that are better kept in the basement. How could Uncle Max keep this hidden for so long? Promises are made as the story unfolds. And promises, even deadly ones, must be kept.
I’m Not Scared 2003
Io non ho paura (original title)
R | 1h 48min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 7 May 2004 (USA)
While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town baddie Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell about his discovery, eventually spilling the beans to his closest friend.
Distant Thunder 1988
R | 1h 54min | Drama | 11 November 1988 (USA)
A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he’s been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to cope with, and when the vet tries to contact his son, he realizes that he has caused more damage than he had imagined.
A tale of a man coming back to his troubled home-town becomes a meditation on the queer body and the geography of identity. By dislocating the narrative, this neo-noir film interrogates contemporary colonial relationships and troubles the filmmaker’s relationship to ‘the West’.
Dear Tenant 2020
1h 46min | Drama | 23 October 2020 (Taiwan)
For the past five years, Lin has been looking after the son (Yo-yu) and the elderly mother (Mrs. Chou) of his deceased boyfriend (Li-wei). They live together like a family, and it is Lin’s way of remembering Li-wei – by continuing to be in the life he once had and loving the people he once loved. But when Mrs. Chou passes away, her other son (Li-gang) returns from overseas and discovers that Mrs. Chou’s property is passed on to Yo-yu, who has been legally adopted by Lin. Li-gang contacts the police, accusing Lin of killing his mother for attempting to own the property. As the ensuing investigation continues, more and more evidence mounts against Lin.