Run Wild, Run Free 1969
1h 40min | Drama, Family | 28 March 1969 (UK)
Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about ten-years-old, has been mute since age three and spends his days roaming the moors alone. His parents despair of a cure. One day, he sees a singular wild albino pony with blue eyes and befriends it avidly. A kindly retired Colonel, who accepts Philip as he is, a girl his age, and a pet falcon she gives him provide him with more things to love and care about. Gradually, Philip emerges from his shell. But the way out is full of heartbreak and setbacks.
14 and Under (1973)
Frühreifen-Report (original title)
1h 27min | Comedy | 17 August 1973 (West Germany)
This episodic film is a close relative of Wolf Hartwig’s schoolgirl report movies, made by the same people, in a similar style, around similar topics. However, this one specifically focuses on the coming-of-age aspects, to an extent that it also touches on delicate issues such as pedophilia.
Damian, a teenage boy raised by a single mother, believes that his father is a famous footballer playing for the Celtic Glasgow F.C. His dream is to visit him. In his everyday life he has difficulty finding a common language with his mother who is trying to make a new life for herself with a younger man. It is easier for him to get on with his pregnant friend, Monika, who is his senior by a few years. When the time comes, Damian will have to choose between his dreams and common sense, a consequence of his subconscious need to correct somebody else’s mistakes.
My Brother Is A Mermaid 2019
20min | Short, Drama | 20 October 2019 (UK)
My Brother is a Mermaid is magical realism about the experiences of a non-binary teenager, as seen through the eyes of their 7 year old brother. Set in a desolate seaside town, the film fuses social realism with fairytale, as it examines how a child’s innocence and unconditional love can be a powerful and disruptive force for good.
Red Yellow Pink 2020
1h 39min | Drama | 10 October 2020 (Austria)
Red Yellow Pink” tells the story of a son and his mother.
He: homosexual. She: strictly Roman Catholic.
Two different worlds – a conflict is starting.
Can love overcome all prejudices?
A film against discrimination. A movie for acceptance.
Little Cheung 1999
Xilu xiang (Original title)
1h 58min | Drama | 30 December 1999 (Hong Kong)
In 1997, Little Cheung is a street-wise nine-year-old boy living in a bustling neighborhood of Hong Kong, just before the reunification with China. His parents are always working at their restaurant, so Little Cheung becomes much closer to his grandmother and her Filipino maid Armi. Little Cheung befriends Fan, a girl his age who is an illegal immigrant from China. He splits his tips with her when she helps him deliver take-outs for his father. The pair have some amusing adventures, and delight in peeing in the drinks of a troublesome thug. Against his father’s will, Little Cheung starts searching for his older brother, whom his father disowned because he became a gangster.