Wild Reeds 1994
Les roseaux sauvages (original title)
1h 50min | Drama | 1 June 1994 (France)
8 wins & 6 nominations.
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois’s classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to try to escape from the war in Algeria, and Henri, a pied-noir (Algerian-born Frenchman). Francois and Serge will have a homosexual relationship, but Serge wants to marry his brother’s wife…
El diputado 1978
1h 50min | Drama | 19 March 1981 (Mexico)
Sex and politics collide in this tale of forbidden love, blackmail and murder. Set up by the secret police to compromise a prominent politician, a teenage hustler discovers himself passionately in love with the man he must betray.
Mon fils a moi 2006
1h 19min | Drama | 30 August 2007 (Hungary)
2 wins & 1 nomination.
Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. “Mummy” is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER baby and will remain HERS for ever, encouraged in her “crusade” by her bovine husband and barely thwarted by the more courageous interventions of Suzanne, Julien’s sympathetic big sister.
En forelskelse 2008
39min | Short, Drama | 30 April 2008 (Denmark)
16-year-old Carsten just started dating Melissa. He is introduced to her sweet and likable parents, who kindly welcome their first son in law. On a weekend in their summerhouse it turns out that Carsten and Melissa’s dad might have more in common than they first thought.
25min | Short, Drama | 10 August 2011 (Switzerland)
Brainy is a short drama about 10 year old Brian, an imaginative boy who deals with the loss of his grandfather by constructing a fantastic world. In Brian’s imagination his Grandpa is still alive, living up in space. Brian has a mission to collect up dead animals, and the dead animals can be launched up to the stars to live again. That is until the day Brian meets Denice, 14, his slightly older neighbour, from whom he learns that no matter how much we wish for them, some things just aren’t possible.
Le bel été 1914 (1996)
1h 57min | Drama | 21 August 1996 (France)
A couple take their son for the holidays to an uncle, so short of money that he rents part of his big isolated house to a businessman whose wife and daughters are there on holiday too. An affair develops among the adults, while the children start their own explorations. Deaths, disappearances and financial ruin follow as the world drifts into war.