The Girl Next Door 2007
R | 1h 31min | Crime, Drama, Horror | 17 October 2008 (Italy)
Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt…and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.
Akrovates tou kipou 2001
1h 50min | Drama | 8 November 2002 (Greece)
In 1974, a group of 11-year-old boys spend the last carefree summer of their childhood, unaware that the world of grown-ups, with its loves, passions, prejudices and curses, is about to seal their fate. Aaron, Stelios, Sakis, Galanos and Verios, “the acrobats”, are best friends. School has closed for the summer holidays and the children spend their time playing games, running errands, and riding their bikes. Life is a game, into which they channel all their physical energy and imagination. They practice their diving abilities in a big cistern. It is a game through which their special talents and competitive spirit unfold. One is good at balancing acts, another at diving and another at somersaults. It is in this neighborhood that Aaron will spend the most important summer of his life: a rite of passage from childhood to adolescence, a time for learning about love, jealousy and friendship.
Muz pres palubu 1981
1h 21min | Family | 1 September 1981 (Czechoslovakia)
Ten-year-old David joins a sailing club. He trains hard and helps repair the sailing boats, but people have to take turns actually sailing. The club chairman Vala wants David to sail with his son Olda. Olda’s previous team mate Béda has grown too fast, but with little David Olda could win a place on the regatta to Finland. Olda is arrogant and accustomed to winning with little effort; he bullies David and calls him “Greenhorn”. He makes David his servant and blames him when things go wrong.
Last Cowboy Standing 2009
Skavabölen pojat (original title)
2h 3min | Drama | 4 September 2009 (Finland)
In 1972, Rupert, 8 and Evert, 6 are two lovable and wildly imaginative brothers, lost in their cowboys-and-Indians fantasies and in the playground romances with the neighborhood girls. In the background is the warm but explosive and unstable mother, and the charming but unreliable father. The family has moved to a new house, the future looks bright. Everything starts to fall apart when Rupert finds a hidden letter. There are terrible fights and hushed whispers, then mom is taken somewhere to rest for a while. Later on there is confusing talk about a new mom. The brothers make a blood oath: One can’t lie or die or one has to pay the other a million or more for the rest of his life. Rupert tries to hold the family together. But finally things get too complicated, and real tragedy waits in the wings of the fantasy plays. In 1982 the guilt-ridden 18-year-old Rupert tries to remember and understand the events of the past amidst the chaos of the present. If he doesn’t find absolution, the family tragedy will be repeated and the curse will live on. Dad is coming home and the blood oath is about to be broken.
An 11 year old talented soccerplayer, Remco, has one big dream: to be selected for the national team under 12 years. His father Erik coaches him and everything seems to work out fine, until Erik suddenly dies. Remco and mother Sylvia are shocked. Remco keeps working to fulfil his dream, being helped by his friends Anne and Winston.
Two Lessons unites a pair of hour-long documentaries by Polish cinematographer and director Wojciech Staron, each depicting a community of agrarian or hard-laboring citizens, without condescension and with a touch of populist poetry. The first, Siberian Lesson, follows Staron’s young girlfriend, Malgosia, in 1996 as she journeys 7,000 kilometers by train to the small Siberian city of Usolye-Sibirskoye, to give Polish-language lessons to the descendants of exiles from her country. As Malgosia navigates through her culture shock with increasing confidence,
1h 40min | Drama | 6 February 1998 (Spain)
Manu, who just turned ten, makes his first trip to Murcia to spend some time with his father’s family. Surrounded by orchards, sea, nature and a cheerful and warm family, he will find his first love and the first signs of his adult life.