Monsieur Papa 2011
1h 26min | Comedy | 1 June 2011 (France)
Marius, 12, has not seen his father for years and he misses him badly. Marie, his mother, a workaholic firm manager, knows that she will never reconcile with her ex-husband. She must do something to address her son’s frustration but what to do ? She finally has the preposterous idea to hire Robert Pique, an unemployed man, to play the role of Marius’s father. His job will consist in putting the boy off his alleged dad. Of course, the scheme sucks and nothing will go according to plan…
Same Same But Different 2009
1h 47min | Drama | 21 January 2010 (Germany)
Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure.
The Earthling 1980
1h 37min | Adventure | Drama | 24 July 1980 (Australia)
Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in an accident in this remote inhospitable territory. Being unable to accompany the boy back to the civilized world he reluctantly takes him with him on his trip to that valley and teaches him in a rugged way how to survive …
Without Snow 2011
Utan snö (original title)
35min | Drama, Short | 2 April 2011 (Poland)
A brutal and naked portrait of a group of youngsters in a small Swedish town, where bullying leads to fatal consequences. 16-year-old Linus and his best friend are systematically harassing a boy in their school.
L’amore buio 2010
1h 50min | Drama | 3 September 2010 (Italy)
Set in contemporary Naples, Dark Love focuses on the consequences of the brutal rape of a young woman by three teenage boys. Ciro is the only boy who shows remorse (he confesses his role, leading to recriminations from his fellow assailants), and part of the film is devoted to his experiences in an offshore juvenile prison. Simultaneously, the film follows the faltering efforts of the victim, Irene, to put her life back together, continue studying for university, and behave with some semblance of normality with her boyfriend and family. However, Ciro starts writing letters from prison to Irene, who eventually begins to read them. The two stories have a marked difference in tone. Ciro’s experiences are unsurprisingly gritty and occasionally violent, while Irene, in a much more meditative depiction, is shown going about everyday life while still disturbed and alienated by what she has been through. The interweaving of the two stories is skillfully handled, the use of Naples as a setting is evocative, and the performances from the young protagonists are little short of astonishing. Director Antonio Capuano has created an understated, challenging and meditative film which avoids either cheap moralising or simplistic resolution.
En Sabana Grande siempre es de dia 1988
1h 43min | Drama | 1 October 1990 (Sweden)
It tells the story, adventures and misadventures that a small and unsuspecting boy of barely ten years old goes through while desperately trying to fulfill and make his greatest wish come true: to meet and be reunited with his father. In this unbridled search, our little friend will walk through the great Caracas and will know first-hand the rigors of living in the concrete jungle, a jungle where for many it is and will always be daytime.