Zathura: A Space Adventure 2005

Zathura: A Space Adventure 2005

Zathura: A Space Adventure 2005

Zathura: A Space Adventure 2005
1h 41m | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 11 November 2005 (USA)

Storyline:

An old and forgotten game develops magical powers in this fantasy for the whole family. Twelve-year-old Walter Budwing (Josh Hutcherson) and his younger brother, Danny (Jonah Bobo), figure they’re going to be in for a boring time when their father (Tim Robbins), who was supposed to spend the day with them, is suddenly called away on business, and gives them strict orders not to leave the house. Walter, who doesn’t have much use for Danny, is motivated by boredom more than anything else when he agrees to play a board game Danny has found in the basement during a round of hide-and-seek. However, the boys quickly discover the space-themed game Zathura has some unusual qualities — a roll of the dice unexpectedly launches the Budwing home into outer space, and Walter and Danny are suddenly fending off menacing robots, angry aliens, and showers of interstellar debris outside the Earth’s atmosphere. As the boys try to figure out a way back home, they get some unexpected help from an earthling astronaut (Dax Shepard) who has also lost his way.

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Once in a Blue Moon 1995

Once in a Blue Moon 1995

Once in a Blue Moon 1995

Once in a Blue Moon 1995
1h 36m | Family, Adventure, Fantasy | 31 May 1995 (Canada)

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Late-1960s suburban Canadian children work on building a rocket vessel, with the intention of delivering one or two neighborhood children to the moon, whilst dealing with social issues of the coming-of-age, orphan-hood and family veins.

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Grass Labyrinth 1979

Grass Labyrinth 1979

Grass Labyrinth 1979

Grass Labyrinth 1979
Kusa-meikyû (original title)
40m | Short, Fantasy, Romance | 12 November 1983 (Japan)

Storyline:

A young man’s determination to recover the lyrics and music to a song he loved in his childhood in an exploration of widely variant perceptions of reality. Akira is haunted by a “bouncing ball” song that he remembers his mother singing when he was a small child, and now on the verge of a sexually active adulthood, he wants to find the origins of the song. He ostensibly wanders into a time-warp in which aspects from his childhood and adulthood mix together. In this never-never land he comes across a beautiful woman/witch who is lost inside the labyrinth of her mansion, just as the young man is lost in the labyrinth of time — and on some levels, perhaps the labyrinth of his subconscious.

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Fragile 2005

Fragile 2005

Fragile 2005

Fragile 2005
1h 41m | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 11 October 2005 (Spain)

Storyline:

An American nurse takes a temporary position on the night shift at a closing children’s hospital on the Isle of Wight. When every shift is plagued by spooky occurrences and things that go bump in the night, she begins to believe the stories of one of the child patients, who insists the hospital is haunted by a dangerous presence emanating from the long abandoned second floor.

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Before I Wake 2016

Before I Wake 2016

Before I Wake 2016

Before I Wake 2016
1h 37m | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 5 January 2018 (USA)

Storyline:

In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody’s dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody’s imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody’s nightmares.

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Dotty 2013

Dotty 2013

Dotty 2013

Dotty 2013
10m | Short, Adventure, Drama | 18 October 2013 (UK)

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Dotty is a touching film centered around an unlikely friendship that highlights the beauty in friendships that cross a generation gap. A lonely 9 year old boy stumbles across a modest caravan in the American Midwest, inside the caravan lives Dotty, an eccentric but kind women old enough to be his grandmother. Dotty invites the boy into her rainbow decorated caravan that is littered with exotic memorabilia from her past, and in particular an incredible collection of brightly colored shoes. The boy, who has a hidden sadness he wont discuss and a suspicious bruise on one arm is able to forget about his troubles momentarily as Dotty and the boy embark on a journey that spans her colorful life.

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Philosophy in the Boudoir 2017

Philosophy in the Boudoir 2017

Philosophy in the Boudoir 2017

Philosophy in the Boudoir 2017
A Filosofia na Alcova (original title)
1h 16m | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery | November 2017 (Brazil)

Storyline:

Devising a fantastic universe, in which ancient make-up and costumes share the screen with contemporary elements such as limousines, helicopters and mobile phones, ‘Philosophy in the Boudoir’ intends to blur the borders of realism and make the spectator get closer to timeless issues. The boudoir inside an industrial plant brings an aggressive aesthetics to the teachings and orgies. The takes are developed in different ways. The franzy of orgies has a fast editing, whilst philosophical moments are long sequence shots. By bringing to the contemporary world a 200-year-old romance, we intend to trigger questions about the real moral changes in Western society. It is also interesting to highlight Sade’s feminism. His female heroes are independent women, masters of their own sexual drive. At last, due to the solid theatrical background of the artists, the film was inevitably contaminated by unusual procedures (according to the film tradition), contributing to new possibilities of exchange between arts.

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Spící mesto 2021

Spící mesto 2021

Spící mesto 2021

Spící mesto 2021
1h 35m | Family, Fantasy, Mystery | 19 August 2021 (Czech Republic)

Storyline:

All the parents suddenly fall asleep, and children have to survive in the world. A thrilling adventure showing what can happen when chaos reigns and children are forced to face the pitfalls of the world on their own.

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Iratan e Iracema 1987

Iratan e Iracema 1987

Iratan e Iracema 1987

Iratan e Iracema 1987
1h 49m | Fantasy | 1987

Storyline:

The adventures of a couple of unruly siblings who, one fine day, decide to go out of their way to school and get involved in fanciful adventures in extraordinary worlds based on traditional Portuguese fables that evoke, for their strangeness and surrealism, Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland.

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