11min | Short, Drama | 5 September 2017 (Netherlands)
The Ysbreeker family: mother Jolien (45), father Frank (47) daughter Roos (16) and son Teun (14) enjoy their annual holiday on a campsite in France. Teun is at the beginning of his puberty and notices that his mind thinks his own way, he can’t control his hormones. The camping is the perfect place for this. Roos, a young woman in the middle of her puberty, is more interested in her first camping love, than in her family. Teun notices that his sister is becoming a woman, in all different ways. How does he react? What does he do with his feelings? Does it have any influences on the brother-sister relationship?
The Swamp 2001
La Ciénaga (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama | 12 April 2001 (Argentina)
Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It’s hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotguns, driving cars without licenses. One of the teen girls loves Isabel, a family servant constantly accused of stealing. Mother and son, son and sisters, teen and Isabel are in each other’s beds and bathrooms with a creepy intimacy. With no adults paying attention, who’s at risk?
Flowers in the Attic 2014
TV-14 | 1h 26min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 18 January 2014
Based on V.C. Andrews’ controversial cult-classic novel, “Flowers in the Attic” tells the story of the Dollanganger kids who, after the unexpected death of their father, are coerced to stay hidden in the attic of their ruthless grandmother.
Michael Hunter’s lovely, beloved 17 year-old son Kyle committed suicide, although he was in therapy for depression. This ruins Michael’s marriage, his daughter Shelly moves in with her mother. He stops treating patients in order to write and teach Psychotherapy, until many years later when a student gets him fascinated by the case of Thomas ‘Tommy’ Caffey. He was about to be released at his 18th birthday from the closed ‘boys school’ he was placed into after his father, Joseph, was put into jail for beating his adulterous mother to death. Michael feels that Tommy carries a big chip on his shoulder, ignores that Shelly fell for him at first sight, but is mesmerized by Tommy’s resemblance (purposefully enhanced) to Kyle. There is also a revealing meeting with Tommy’s dad in jail.
1h 35min | Drama | 17 August 2006 (Australia)
A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today’s youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents’ approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons.