This Naked Age 1932
56m | Documentary | 5 August 1932 (UK)
Using some stock footage and voice-over narration, this film examines the phenomenon of nudism throughout the world. Beginning in ancient Greece, the film tells of the origins of the nudist movement in the 4th and 5th centuries to the present.
School Town King 2020
2h | Documentary | 17 December 2020 (Thailand)
School Town King opens with a boy rapping. The 18-year-old Book and 13-year-old Non, living in the slums of Thailand, already know a “life that started from zero”. These “slum kids rappers,” who dream of becoming the best rappers in Thailand and buying a house for their mother, are struggling to find a way to quit school. They hate studying but what they hate the most is to recite the “12 commandments to be good children” written by the military. Sometimes in quick and sensuous editing, or with a long tracking shot, Dir. Laisuwanchai builds the rhythm of the film, as the boys rap against poverty, inequality, and repressive educational systems. It is a cheerful and harmonious ensemble of kids rappers and a young director.
All Together 2020
Tuttinsieme (original title)
1h 22min | Documentary | 31 August 2020 (Italy)
The intimate dialogue between two fathers who trace back the last four years of the growth of their twins. They remember how their children coped with, in different ages, living in a family with two fathers, answering their companions’ questions about the mother or playing on names and roles. Relive the strenuous battle of senator Monica Cirinnà to give Italy a law on civil unions. As they cultivate the affectionate relationship with the American families of the “dede” and the “dona” who allowed the birth of the children as they too participate in the celebration of the civil union of the couple. They seek, among different sensitivities, the names to be given to people of extended families created with assisted procreation techniques.
A Year of Hope 2017
1h 24min | Documentary | 18 November 2017 (Netherlands)
A Year of Hope is about life on the streets of Manila. You will hear the horrible stories of Pablo, Justin, and some of the other boys. Thankfully their lives change during their year in Stairway Foundation. It’s an NGO located on an island in the Philippines far away from Manila. They’re there to get a proper education, eat nutritious food, have fun, and be introduced to new things. But sadly even in a place like Stairway, the gruesome streets of Manila are still lurking in the backs of the children’s minds.
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World 2021
1h 33min | Documentary | 28 July 2021 (Spain)
In 1971, due to the world premiere of Death in Venice, Italian director Lucino Visconti proclaimed his Tadzio as the world’s most beautiful boy. A shadow that today, 50 years later, weighs Björn Andresen’s life.