De rode zwaan 1999
1h 40min | Fantasy | 14 October 1999 (Netherlands)
After years living in France, The grandfather of Jakob returns back too his old house. He buys the house and asks his grand-son too help renovate it. When his grandfather falls and get hurt, an older woman decides too look out on Jakob. The older woman tells Jakob a story about a red swan, an wooden toy that his grandfather always had with him, because his grandfather lost the wooden swan, Jakob decides he’s going to search for it, with the hope that his grandfather will feel better when it returns. When he begins with his quest Jakob comes in a fantasy world, here he meets Neeltje. Together they have big adventures with the ‘woodfolk’ and the ‘fishmen’ Jakob en Neeltje decide to do everything for the wooden swan, and the stories of Jakobs grandfather could help.
Menino de Engenho 1965
1h 22min | Drama | 28 September 1993 (Brazil)
1920, in Paraíba. After his mother’s death, the boy Carlinhos (Sávio Rolim) is sent to the Santa Rosa mill to be raised by his grandfather and uncles. There he witnesses the arrival of a new era, with the advent of modern sugar mills and the economic and social transformations that sugarcane production goes through, changes that will affect everyone’s life. When he grows up and goes to school, he is no longer the naive and innocent boy who arrived at the mill.
Thrill of the Hills 2011
Frisson des collines (original title)
1h 43min | Drama, Romance | 15 April 2011 (Canada)
Even in rural Quebec in 1969 things were changing. A twelve year old boy, in love with his attractive teacher decides to fulfill his dream of seeing Jimi Hendrix in Woodstock with his father. But life decides otherwise. His father dies, causing his mother to lose grip with reality. His sister reciprocally falls in love with the village’s priest, his best friend is repeatedly beaten by his father and the new teacher appeals more to his tastes than a young girl about his age. Will he succeed?
Kart Racer 2003
PG | 1h 34min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 20 October 2004 (United Arab Emirates)
14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts’s resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Lilla Jönssonligan på styva linan 1997
1h 44min | Family | 28 November 1997 (Sweden)
It is summer holidays in the late 1950s and a fun fair comes to Wall-Entuna. All children obviously want to go there including Lilla Jönssonligan. Sickan then obviously has a plan for how to get hold of hundreds of “free tickets”.
Karla & Katrine 2009
Karla og Katrine (original title)
1h 27min | Family | 6 February 2009 (Denmark)
Karla invites Katrine to spend the holidays with her, hoping they might become best friends. As it turns out, nothing goes as planned. Karla meets Jonas and falls in love for the first time, and she nearly forgets all about Katrine. However, the two girls are forced to put their difficulties aside for a while, as they join Jonas in exposing a local gang of thieves.
Goodbye Soviet Union 2020
Hüvasti, NSVL (original title)
1h 31min | Comedy | 10 July 2020 (Finland)
Johannes is born into an Ingrian-Finnish family in the Estonian Soviet Republic. When his mother leaves for Finland, and he’s left to be raised by his grandparents, Johannes is forced to face life on his own. He falls deeply in love with his classmate, Vera, takes risks, gets into fights, and gets punished – all the while, in the background, the Evil Empire collapses. As the Lenins fall and the Barbie dolls take over, the crocodile Genas and the Moskvitches are forced to step aside, leaving the road to the West wide open. Lauri Randla’s Goodbye, Soviet Union is a comedy about the adventures of the eccentric Tarkkinen family in the last days of the Soviet Union.
Goodbye, Boys 1964
Do svidaniya, malchiki! (original title)
1h 22min | Drama, War | 3 January 1966 (Soviet Union)
Goodbye, Boys! is the coming-of-age tale of three teenagers graduating from a Communist school during World War II. It’s summer, and their main goals are swimming in the Black Sea and wooing the girl all three of them love. However, they are asked to become officers in the military, and slowly their worlds begin changing forever. Their parents oppose them, they begin fearing losing each other and their families, and the military tricks and maneuvers them into joining the army instead of the navy.