Alex, a lonely adolescent affected by the abandonment of his father, lives in the countryside with his mother, an authoritarian woman with whom he has a complicated relationship. The boy decides to explore new opportunities that will lead him to worsen his mental condition and lose control of his emotions.
Dancing on the Dark Side of the Moon 2021
Unrated | 1h 1min | Sci-Fi | 28 February 2021 (USA)
Picture this if you will. A futuristic lighthouse floating through dark space. Aboard this lighthouse is a Spirit Guide and his two younglings Alexi and friend Micah. Three spiritual beings on an unusual journey. When the curious Alexi asks what his life will be like on earth the Spirit Guide is compelled to show him. He knows that dark forces are at hand and Alexi may indeed never be born at all. The Guide reluctantly shows him special moments in time where we find Alexi’s family in deep turmoil where dark secrets abound.
The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael 2005
1h 36min | Crime, Drama | 20 October 2006 (UK)
An introverted, socially awkward, middle-class youth, Robert Carmichael, is a talented cello player but is bored by his existence in the coastal town of Newhaven. He becomes associated with several other unsavory teenagers and is soon tempted into the use of hard drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. Robert initially does not take part in the rape of a teenage girl in a squalid flat with the gang, but later joins in another violent attack on a middle-aged couple, with the woman involved being viciously raped.
Huckelberry was a young boy , who runs away from home, and floats down the Mississippi River. He meets a run away slave named Jim and the two undertake a series of adventures based on the Picaresque novel by Mark Twain. As the story progresses the duo exploit an array of episodic enterprises, while Huckleberry slowly changes his views of bigotry. Along the way, Huck and Jim meet the King and Duke, who ultimately send the protagonists towards a different route on their journey. As Huck begins to have a change of heart, he gradually begins to distinguish between right and wrong, and conclusively, Huck is faced with the moral dilemma between the world’s prejudice, of which he’s grown up with, and the lessons Jim has taught him throughout the story about the evils of racism.
Identifying Features 2020
Sin señas particulares (original title)
1h 35min | Drama | 15 January 2021 (USA)
Months after Jesús (Juan Jesús Varela) set out on foot for the U.S. with a friend from their rural town in Guanajuato, Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her beloved adolescent son. Determined to unravel his fate, Magdalena soon finds herself in over her head, entangled in an expansive crime syndicate and labyrinth of disorienting lies on an increasingly surreal journey to uncover the truth. At the mercy of those with the power and courage to help her find closure, Magdalena’s path fortuitously converges with that of Miguel (David Illescas), a young man not unlike her son Jesús, returning from U.S. deportation. Ensconced within the realm of magical-realism while exhibiting remarkable restraint, IDENTIFYING FEATURES is an impressive, symbolic re-imagining of a culture adrift and seeking spiritual reunification. Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Audience and Screenplay Awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
In Warsaw, Doctor Henryk Goldszmit a.k.a. Janusz Korczak runs an orphanage with a great dedication and love for the orphans. After the invasion of Poland by the German army, his orphanage moves to the Warsaw ghetto with two hundred children. Dr. Korczak asks for food and money from the wealthy Jews. When the ghetto is displaced to Treblinka by train, Dr. Korczak refuses a Swiss passport and embarks in the train with his beloved children.