Was the AIDS virus created during an experiment gone awry at the Pentagon top security genetic laboratory? Stefan, an East German medical student whose father was a high-ranking AIDS scientist in the former GDR, is determined to find out.
Four Days 1999
R | 1h 32min | Drama | 12 September 1999 (Canada)
An unseen man recalls four days of his youth when he came of age. He is Simon, in mid teens, in awe of his father who’s planned a robbery with the down-and-out Fury. Dad double-crosses Fury, using Simon in a switch of the bag of cash. Unknown to Simon, however, a bank guard later shoots dad dead and wounds Fury. Simon leaves Ontario, as planned, heading for a remote Québec town. When Fury discovers the money gone, he follow Simon with the aid of Simon’s neighbor, Feather, who’s been dad’s lover. En route to Quebec, Simon is picked up by Chrystal, a wild woman who’s just left her husband. They all meet beside a lake for a final sorting out of money and relationships.
11 Flowers (2011)
Wo 11 (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 50min | Crime, Drama, History | 9 May 2012 (France)
11-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in China. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school’s daily gymnastics, his teacher recommends that he wear a new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang encounters a wounded man on the run and their fates are intertwined.
Oil on Canvas 2019
Al óleo (original title)
1h 20min | Comedy | 15 March 2019 (Spain)
María, a young student of Fine Arts, decides to spend a weekend with Julio, her partner, in the house of her parents’ town. Once there, the young woman will have to face a reality already forgotten. The solid mentality of her family means that practically nothing has changed in the life of his brother Hugo and his father, Arturo.
A tale of a man coming back to his troubled home-town becomes a meditation on the queer body and the geography of identity. By dislocating the narrative, this neo-noir film interrogates contemporary colonial relationships and troubles the filmmaker’s relationship to ‘the West’.
The Boat Is Full 1981
Das Boot ist voll (original title)
PG | 1h 41min | Drama, War | 15 January 1981 (Germany)
During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: “Our boat is full.” A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. They seek temporary refuge with a couple who run a village inn. They pose as a family: the deserter as husband, Judith as his wife, an old man from Vienna as her father, his granddaughter and the French lad, whom they beg to keep silent, as their children. Judith’s teenage brother poses as a soldier. The fabrication unravels through chance and the local constable’s exact investigation. Whom will the Swiss allow to stay? Who gets deported?
Like It Never Was Before 1995
Pensionat Oskar (original title)
Unrated | 1h 48min | Drama, Romance | 3 March 1995 (Sweden)
The Runeberg family is an ordinary middle class family, with a house in a suburb, a car and three children. By vacationing in a rented house by the sea, the hope is that the tension and anxiety between Rune and Gunnel will disappear. However, instead of spending time with his family, Rune finds himself attracted to a young man, Petrus. Whatever happens next, Rune realizes, it will be like it never was before.