The Hand of God 2021
È stata la mano di Dio (original title)
2h 10m | Drama | 15 December 2021 (USA)
From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, The Great Beauty, The Young Pope), comes the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. The Hand of God is a story full of unexpected joys, such as the arrival of football legend Diego Maradona, and an equally unexpected tragedy. Fate plays its part, joy and tragedy intertwine, and Fabietto’s future is set in motion. Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.
The Nest 2016
O Ninho (original title)
26m | Drama | 1 August 2016 (Brazil)
Bruno, a young soldier who has just run away from the Brazilian Army, travels to Porto Alegre in search of his brother Leo, who he hasn’t seen in years. Bruno can’t find Leo but meets Leo’s friends and learns about his life. As Bruno discovers a new space where he is free to be himself and explore his sexuality, he finds a new family away from home. Portuguese audio with English subtitles.
1h 36m | Drama | 23 July 2021 (Philippines)
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Danny is one of the OFWs who lost their job because of the crisis. Upon returning home, Danny escapes the quarantine facility to reunite with his family only to be welcomed by the dire condition of his invalid father, Gener. Looking for a decent job, Danny seeks the help of his former gay benefactor, Lito, in order to finance Gener’s medication. Instead, Lito endorses Danny to his friend Rene, who runs an online sex den masquerading as a legitimate coffee shop. This opens Danny to the world of cybersex.
Elias is a young man who lives with his father, Frank, in a house out in the middle of nowhere. There, their lives revolve around filling a mysterious hole that keeps reappearing in the floor of their living room. Filling the hole during the day, and spending the evenings unwinding, seems perfectly fine for Frank, but Elias starts to question the meaning behind this life that Frank has decided for them. As Elias’ weariness grows, he confronts his father about wanting to do something else. Frank is a stubborn man, though, and Elias’ rebellion soon sees them butting heads.
I Carry You with Me 2020
1h 51m | Drama | 8 July 2021 (Mexico)
An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.
Stambul Garden 2021
Räuberhände (original title)
1h 29m | Drama | 2 September 2021 (Germany)
While Janik’s parents have always done everything right in their life, Samuel has not been so lucky in his life so far. He comes from a broken background and Janik’s parents practically adopted Samuel. In order to save their friendship after Samuel does something reckless, the two embark on a trip to Istanbul, eager to start a new life and to enjoy their freedom to the fullest.