The Cement Garden 1993
1h 45min | Drama | February 1993 (Germany)
Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom’s festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus.
Director: Renato Giordano Stars: Francesco De Vito, Lidia Vitale, Eleonora Neri
(Google translate): Luigi was a kid growing up in a family environment socio-economically deprived. Him began dealing with Angelo, an unsuspecting policeman, who seems to show a paternal attitude towards him, but that really has an ulterior motive turbid and who ends up abusing him. When Luigi tries to tell her mother what is happening, this just does not want to believe him and a young brother of his mother gives him understanding and help. Luigi then growing discover how the events of his childhood and how they have marked to be able to determine in him a deep suffering from which there seems to be able to save themselves.
15min | Short | 22 May 2008 (France)
2 Birds takes place during one bright summer night and follows a group of young teenagers on a journey from innocence to adulthood. The main character is a timid boy who has a typical schoolboy crush on a girl his age, who happens to be a friend of his mate.
The Cold Lands 2013
1h 40min | Drama | February 2013 (Germany)
When his self-reliant mother dies unexpectedly, Atticus flees deep into the forests surrounding his Catskills home. Wandering the woods in shock, relying on what meager food and shelter he comes across, Atticus’ grasp on reality begins to fray. His nerves worn thin, Atticus latches on when he encounters Carter, a scruffy, pot smoking drifter, who lives out of his car and sells handmade necklaces on the festival circuit. A wary alliance forms, with each dependent on the other, but neither sure he is making the right decision.
Léolo (original title)
1h 47min | Comedy, Drama | 16 September 1992 (France)
Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds – the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he constructs for himself through his writings, where he’s Leolo Lozone, son of a Sicilian peasant (conceived in a bizarre act involving a tomato). And his experiences of growing up (especially his sexual development) affect his response to both these worlds…
In the early ’60s, 3 Danish classmates join a “den”/tree house. Steen likes his pet fish Zappa because it eats the weaker fish. Bjørn attracts girls and Mulle is a talkative, strong boy. Steen gets them into burglary and later escalates.
Young Goob, 16 years old, returns home to his mother where he grew up in the countryside, between a small restaurant and a field of pumpkins. His mother’s new companion and Goob don’t get along. This summer Goob will mature in many ways, dealing with a girl in the stock-car circuit, a gay cousin who dances, and problems with a seasonal woman fieldworker.