“You die if you jerk off 100 times.” This often repeated threat rings through the ears of a 14-year-old boy from rural Spain at the beginning of the 20th century. Urged on by the hot flushes of youth, he carefully counts his “sins” one by one so as not to cross over that fateful line. One day, however, having reached 99, he has to choose between imminent hell and the impetuousness of adolescence. How will it all end? An amusing short film about the feeling of guilt…
The mysterious disappearance of a young woman leads her boyfriend on a journey for truth and perhaps his own unknown reality in this dark, hypnotic mystery that transcends the limitations of traditional narrative.
Wild Flowers 1997
Det store flip (original title)
1h 25min | Comedy, Drama | 31 January 1997 (USA)
Denmark in the 70’s. The teenager Christoffer’s parents Nisse and Maria have decided to move into a commune because they want to try the alternative lifestyle. But Christoffer doesn’t like it and has trouble adapting. In school the others tease him because he lives in a commune. As a plan from the elders in the commune he starts in a Maoist group to learn about the real ways of the society. He doesn’t like it but when his new girlfriend starts to see what he does as cool he goes into it. But at the same time the police start to suspect him to be the terrorist who blows up telephone booths around Copenhagen.
Donny’s Bar Mitzvah 2021 Comedy | 23 March 2021 (USA)
According to Jewish Law, a bar mitzvah is when, at 13, boy becomes a man and can be held accountable for his actions. The film Donny’s Bar Mitzvah seems to have been written by a 13 year-old who needs to be held accountable for his actions.
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.
Rent Boys 2011
Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 24min | Documentary | 24 February 2011 (Germany)
Berlin stories behind sex for money. Despised, stigmatised and suppressed to the fringe of society – this is the reality young, male prostitutes face in Berlin. Most of the hustlers are immigrants, a lot of them act out of necessity. Rosa von Praunheim acompanies the young adults at their work in bars, porn movie theatres and on the street. He shows their reasons, their stories and above all, their strong will to survive.
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.
Goodbye, Boys 1964
Do svidaniya, malchiki! (original title)
1h 22min | Drama, War | 3 January 1966 (Soviet Union)
Goodbye, Boys! is the coming-of-age tale of three teenagers graduating from a Communist school during World War II. It’s summer, and their main goals are swimming in the Black Sea and wooing the girl all three of them love. However, they are asked to become officers in the military, and slowly their worlds begin changing forever. Their parents oppose them, they begin fearing losing each other and their families, and the military tricks and maneuvers them into joining the army instead of the navy.