Milton’s Secret 2016
PG | 1h 28min | Drama, Family | 30 September 2016 (Canada)
Milton’s Secret focuses on 11 year-old Milton Adams who is growing up in an uncertain world. With his parents constantly stressing about their careers and finances, and the neighborhood bully tormenting him, Milton feels his whole world is in crisis. But when his Grandpa Howard comes to visit, he discovers anxiety about the past and worrying about the future only make things worse and prevent him from finding true happiness moment to moment.
Mona picks up her first job tutoring two orphaned children living in a derelict house in the country. Her obsession with trying to educate these two nearly feral children blind her to the fact they have other plans for her.
Uncontrolled Love 2016 Drama | 28 June 2016 (China)
When Shu Nian was 12-year-old, he was adopted by Xie Yan from an orphanage. Nian was five years older than Xie and he worked as a page boy for him until Xie Yan went abroad to study. The main story began after Xie Yan returned home when he was 25 years old (Shu was nearly 30). Xie had a slightly tendency of homophobia and after he returned home he noticed that Shu was gay. He knew himself was not gay but he cannot control himself and just fell in love with Shu Nian. However, many obstacles will appear between them.
Daniel and Ana 2009
1h 30min | Drama, Thriller | 7 May 2010 (Mexico)
Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, best friends. Both are at pivotal, defining moments in their contented lives. Ana is about to be married, Daniel is a gregarious teenager discovering his personal and sexual identity. Yet their harmony is instantly shattered when they are kidnapped and something shocking happens which forces them to confront their desires and fears. Suddenly their old lives are a distant memory. Now, nothing they have known will ever be the same again.
Det skaldede spogelse 1992
Det skaldede spøgelse (original title)
1h 15min | Drama | 9 October 1992 (Denmark)
11 y.o. Jasper’s only friend, an old retired sailor living alone by the stream, dies. He gets his cat. A ghost appears. At the village school, he’s bullied by the vicar’s son, but there are also two nice girls in his class.
This is quite an interesting piece; fairly chilling for a kids movie. There are some enduring images amidst the sloppy storyline, but (other than the pre-pubescent nudity) for me youngster Patrick Ytting steals the show as the sadistic, cat-murdering, sausage-throwing, preist’s son Mourids. I happen to be fortunate enough to share a few film classes with Patrick and live about five minutes away from him. Its quite weird to have a conversation with greatness(!) Watch it if you know someone whose in it and they are prepared to translate it for you, otherwise go for a better kiddy tale; like the Goonies.
Director: Brita Wielopolska Writer: Bent E. Rasmussen (novel) Stars: Benjamin Rothenborg Vibe, Jannie Faurschou, Søren Østergaard Country: Denmark Language: Danish Release Date: 9 October 1992 (Denmark) Filming Locations: Raadvad, Taarbæk, Sjælland, Denmark
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 700 MiB
Duration : 1 h 9 min
Overall bit rate : 1 403 kb/s
1h 56min | Biography, Drama, History | 11 June 2004 (Spain)
Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious “collegio” (Catholic prep school) St. Patrick to allow free admission of some proletarian kids. One of them is Pedro Machuca, slum-raised son of the cleaning lady in Gonzalo Infante’s liberal-bourgeois home. Yet the new classmates become buddies, paradoxically protesting together as Gonzalo gets adopted by Pedro’s slum family and gang. But the adults spoil that too, not in the least when general Pinochet’s coup ousts Allende, and supporters such as McEnroe.
The heart-breaking stories of refugee orphans across Europe, including two children – Nagham and Mohamed – from the Syrian city of Aleppo, whose home is now a small tent in a derelict petrol station in northern Greece. The film also goes undercover to document the case of a 15-year-old Syrian boy who is imprisoned with adults in Greece and says he has been denied medical care for shotgun wounds, as he tries to be reunited with his parents in Turkey. Narrated by Caroline Catz.
1h 15min | Drama | 5 March 1997 (France)
I’ve seen all three of Omirbaev’s movies, and this was my first, a beautiful, delicately poetic movie about a young boy with a weak heart sent to a sanitorium in Kazakhstan, during the Soviet era. The movie is a good, nicely drawn portrait of the drabness of the Soviet years, of being poor (and Asian) in the flattest countryside imaginable, and of the crushing monotony of a state-run institution. It’s a poetically precise movie with subtle injections of humor and strikingly beautiful imagery (Omirbaev has an exquisite eye), a carefully drawn story of sexual awakening and an affirmation of the power of art. Like every other Kazakh film I’ve seen, KARDIOGRAMMA was shot on a pretty unstable color stock, but it gives the movie a very interesting look. And the performance by the boy who plays the lead is very good.