The Demons 2015
Les démons (original title)
1h 58min | Drama | 30 October 2015 (Canada)
Montréal is in the midst of a series of kidnappings of young boys, and Félix, at ten, is just finishing up the year at school. Gradually, his “imaginary demons” start to reflect those of the remarkably troubling and disruptive world around him.
Forsta karleken 1992
Första kärleken (original title)
25min | Drama | TV Mini-Series (1992– )
Why are (almost) only Swedish authors capable of making movies or serials about children and/or for children? These kids always seem so real, no idealizations, no homilies, no laments… They are just like the kids we can see if we open our eyes, they are not the way most of parents expect their children to be, because such kids don’t exist, and they are not that bad most of parents fear they’ll become (and warn them all the time till they become boring, so the children don’t listen them any more) because such children don’t exist either. These Swedish kids are not Disney kids, they are not Oliver Twists, they are not Little princesses… They live in a real world, and they behave that way. Even in fairy tales (like Ronja) they still have more human characteristics than any average Hollywood kid.
1h 36min | Drama | 4 April 2014 (USA)
Johnathan is a nine-year-old boy who loves sea monsters, and his 300 lb. pet pig, named Wee Wee. Unlike most kids, Johnathan has nystagmus, which makes his eyes “flutter.” He also suffers from severe narrow angle glaucoma; an acute condition that if untreated can lead to permanent blindness. JoLynn cares for Johnathan alone while her singer/songwriter husband David travels in search of his big break. To treat Johnathan, she grows hydroponic marijuana to relieve the painful intraocular pressure Glaucoma causes. She cooks the marijuana into brownies and feeds them to him in secret. David’s parents, Mark and Linda, live nearby and provide for JoLynn and Johnathan as best they can on a fixed income. Linda is highly critical of JoLynn’s ability to raise Johnathan. During her son’s absence, Johnathan has become more undisciplined than Linda would like. While Mark tries to keep the peace, he is torn between his wife and their daughter-in-law, who he loves deeply. When JoLynn discovers that Linda is secretly mounting a case for legal custody of Johnathan, JoLynn is forced to forgo the support of her in-laws. The result is a spiral of desperate acts that force JoLynn to make a decision that will change Johnathan’s world forever.
Fremragende timer 2003
17min | Short, Drama | 8 February 2003 (Germany)
True story of a 30 something man arrested for having sex with a young man under the age of consent. The younger man (resident of a group home) made the initial contact and claimed to be old enough to consent.
Jamie is a shy teenager, often bullied at school. His neighbour Ste has a rough time at home, being beaten by his father and brother. This issues bring them together and they find that what they feel for each other is more than friendship.