Close-Knit 2017

Close-Knit 2017

Close-Knit 2017

Close-Knit 2017
Karera ga honki de amu toki wa (original title)
2h 7min | Drama | 25 February 2017 (Japan)

Storyline:

One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio’s place. He is a brother of Hiromi and has lived with Rinko, a pretty girlfriend. Actually, Rinko is a transwoman. She works as a caregiver in a nursing home where Makio’s mother Sayuri who suffers from dementia is living. Rinko makes a delicious meal and sometimes cuddles Tomo. She is a little confused, but Tomo, Rinko and Makio start to live a life together. One day Rinko teaches Tomo to knit to control her temper. Rinko was also taught by her mother at the age of puberty when she struggled with her sexuality. A daughter neglected by her mother. A gentle uncle and his transgender lover. An angsty boy who recognizes a sense of himself as a gay – A warm “knitting” reorganizes unconventional family.

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Huck and the King of Hearts 1994

Huck and the King of Hearts 1994

Huck and the King of Hearts 1994

Huck and the King of Hearts 1994
PG | 1h 38min | Adventure | 2 February 1994 (USA)

Storyline:

Taking place in the 1990’s, Huck and his card shark friend, Jim, travel from California to Nevada searching for Huck’s long-lost grandpa. Along the way, a deceived card player chases the two across the states with his two, less intelligent, sidekicks.

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Aloud 2016

Aloud 2016

Aloud 2016

Aloud 2016
20min | Short, Drama | October 2016 (USA)

Storyline:

1960s. Arden is an introvert kid who was brought up in a strict Catholic orphanage. Insecure about his voice, he pretends to sing during choir practice. With the arrival of Mr. Stevens, the new music teacher, his farce is discovered and the duo starts to work together. As the boy becomes more confident with his singing, a friendship is formed. But a stern Mother Superior notices changes in Arden’s behavior and, concerned with his attachment to the teacher, breaks them apart. Abandoned once more in his life, Arden will struggle to find his own voice.

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Billy Elliot 2000

Billy Elliot 2000

Billy Elliot 2000

Billy Elliot 2000
R | 1h 50min | Drama, Music | 10 November 2000 (USA)

Storyline:

County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Margaret Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot (Gary Lewis) and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony (Jamie Draven), take a dim view of eleven-year-old second son Billy’s (Jamie Bell’s) poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey (Stuart Wells), encourages Billy’s desire, aroused by the teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson (Dame Julie Walters), who judged him talented enough for private lessons, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother’s opposition to indispensable support.

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True Friends 1998

True Friends 1998

True Friends 1998

True Friends 1998
R | 1h 43min | Drama | 30 January 1998 (USA)

Storyline:

The films tells the story of three friends living in the Bronx in New York – Juan Jose a.k.a. J.J., Joey and Louie. The first half of the film tells of them when they were children, and second is set 15 years later, when they have much more serious problems.

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Bashu, the Little Stranger 1989

Bashu, the Little Stranger 1989

Bashu, the Little Stranger 1989

Bashu, the Little Stranger 1989
Bashu, gharibeye koochak (original title)
2h | Drama, War | 3 April 1991 (France)

Storyline:

During the Iran-Iraq War, Bashu, a young boy loses his house and all his family. Scared, he sneaks into a truck that is leaving the area. He gets off the truck in the Northern part of the country, where everything from landscape to language is different. He meets Naii, who is trying to raise her two young children on a farm, while her husband is away. Despite cultural differences, and the fact that they do not speak the same language, Bashu and Naii slowly form a strong bond

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Dgesastsauli dgesastsaulis molodinshi 1989

Dgesastsauli dgesastsaulis molodinshi 1989

Dgesastsauli dgesastsaulis molodinshi 1989

Dgesastsauli dgesastsaulis molodinshi 1989
3h 10min | Drama | 1 August 1989 (Soviet Union)

Storyline:

Three-part film based on the stories of Fazil Iskander depicts the life of an Abkhaz family in the 1930s. Despite all obstacles and due to the selfless perseverance of his mother, a fatherless child…

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Think Like a Dog 2020

Think Like a Dog 2020

Think Like a Dog 2020

Think Like a Dog 2020
PG | Comedy, Drama, Family | 9 June 2020 (USA)

Storyline:

A 12-year-old tech prodigy’s science experiment goes awry and he forges a telepathic connection with his best friend, his dog. The duo join forces and use their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome complications of family and school.

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