Pagine chiuse 1969
1h 28min | Drama | May 1969 (France)
Northern Italy, late sixties. In the midst of the family crisis, with the parents on the brink of separation, little Luciano is forced to move to a religious college. The stern father, long distracted by a lover, fears that the mother’s influence could harm her son in such a delicate period. But Luciano ill-suited to life in college. While the rigid priests stifle every momentum, the boy, who is homesick, closes more and more in himself and can not make friends with his companions.
L’amore buio 2010
1h 50min | Drama | 3 September 2010 (Italy)
Set in contemporary Naples, Dark Love focuses on the consequences of the brutal rape of a young woman by three teenage boys. Ciro is the only boy who shows remorse (he confesses his role, leading to recriminations from his fellow assailants), and part of the film is devoted to his experiences in an offshore juvenile prison. Simultaneously, the film follows the faltering efforts of the victim, Irene, to put her life back together, continue studying for university, and behave with some semblance of normality with her boyfriend and family. However, Ciro starts writing letters from prison to Irene, who eventually begins to read them. The two stories have a marked difference in tone. Ciro’s experiences are unsurprisingly gritty and occasionally violent, while Irene, in a much more meditative depiction, is shown going about everyday life while still disturbed and alienated by what she has been through. The interweaving of the two stories is skillfully handled, the use of Naples as a setting is evocative, and the performances from the young protagonists are little short of astonishing. Director Antonio Capuano has created an understated, challenging and meditative film which avoids either cheap moralising or simplistic resolution.
En Sabana Grande siempre es de dia 1988
1h 43min | Drama | 1 October 1990 (Sweden)
It tells the story, adventures and misadventures that a small and unsuspecting boy of barely ten years old goes through while desperately trying to fulfill and make his greatest wish come true: to meet and be reunited with his father. In this unbridled search, our little friend will walk through the great Caracas and will know first-hand the rigors of living in the concrete jungle, a jungle where for many it is and will always be daytime.
Last Summer 2021
1h 41min | Drama, Romance | 9 July 2021 (Turkey)
The story takes place in the summer of 1996 in Southern Turkey. We follow the story of a group of teenagers who are getting acquainted with love and life accompanied by sun, wind, rocky cliffs, endless waves and hearts that will eventually taste sadness. Deniz visits his parent’s summer house every year, but this year is different, he has turned 16 and he is feeling new sensations and wants to experience more in terms of love. He believes himself to be mature enough to have his first sexual experience with his childhood crush Asli. As Deniz tries to get closer to Asli, he sees that hot shot of the summer from the same neighbourhood, Burak, the sporty and extremely handsome young man is all into Asli. As we see love blossom amongst each character, the viewer will also experience the first heartbreak and teenage awakening.
Something New 2016
Qualcosa di nuovo (original title)
93min | Comedy | 13 October 2016 (Italy)
Lucia and Maria are two best friends, who have known each other from the beginning of their life, but have very different tastes and behaviors. Lucia is done with men, Maria, on the contrary, cannot be without one. One night, the perfect man shows up in Maria’s bed: handsome, sensible, mature and passionate.The next morning brings up misunderstandings and lies which make the two friends split up and take a break for themselves. Maybe that young man met by chance is really the one every woman is looking for, because with his simple theories he manages to paint the perfect picture of the two women’s lives.
My Dad Is a Jerk 1997
Dui bu qi, duo xie ni (original title)
108min | Comedy | 30 August 1997 (Hong Kong)
Lee Lap Cheung is a slacker who is going nowhere. His ex-wife Yip Ting has become powerful in the business world. In a moment of anger Cheung requests Ting to allow him and his son Jason to spend some time together.
First Love 2002
Premier amour (original title)
8min | Drama, Short | 31 October 2002 (USA)
In a schoolyard, kids play tag at recess. Back in class, Pol sits beside Justine. When the teacher’s back is turned he twirls her hair. After school the boys scoff some candy and share it with the girls… The class is at the swimming pool. One boy diverts the teacher’s attention so the others can sneak a peek into the girls’ change room. But the surprise is on Pol when he finds himself trapped inside with the girls, his swimsuit still outside!