Spring in My Hometown 1998
Areumdawoon sheejul (original title)
2h | Drama, War | 21 November 1998 (South Korea)
A story of two 13-year-old boys in a small country village during the last days of the Korean War. Sungmin’s father gets a job at US army camp through his daughter’s American boyfriend, and the family gets richer. But Changhee’s father has been long-lost and his mother can’t even afford one meal a day for her children. One day, the boys peep into a deserted mill-house which is unofficially used for prostitution, and find out Changhee’s mother with a GI soldier. Changhee sets fire to the place and runs away. Months later, Sungmin hears a rumor that his best friend has been killed by a group of angry American soldiers and makes an empty grave with other boys. A year later, Sungmin’s father gets fired for stealing things from the camp. Sangmin goes to Changhee’s grave to bid farewell and the family leaves the village.
C’est quoi cette mamie?! (2019)
12 | 1h 39min | Comedy | 2 August 2019 (France)
After two years of joyous shared accommodation, the tribe of 7 half-brothers and sisters must leave the large apartment before the start of the school year. While everyone goes on vacation for the summer with their respective parents, Gulliver, the youngest, is sent alone to his grandmother by the sea. But the eccentric Mamie Aurore is not a babysitter. like the others and prefers to party rather than keep his grandson … The rest of the troop decides to come to his rescue. It is the start of a new revolution. She wanted to take it easy … They’re going to make her life hard!
Het mes 1961
1h 29min | Drama | 2 March 1961 (Netherlands)
A young boy coming into puberty is resentful of his mother’s budding romance with the best friend of her late husband, and is torn and confused about his emerging feelings for Toni, a young girl in his neighborhood. His fascination with an antique Oriental knife leads him to steal it and he uses it to try to impress Toni while at the same time trying to break up his mother’s relationship.
At the age of 12 Shauly receives his first camera. 14 years later he finds the recordings. From his mature perspective ,Shauly returns to the child he once was, to his cinematic attempts and to his biggest secret which only the camera caught.
39min | Short | Czech Republic, 2020
Behind the door of David and Mark’s room lies the secret of their mutual self-discovery. But when Mark’s childhood curiosity disappears through adolescence, he realizes that they have crossed the line of brotherly love, which the younger David is not yet able to understand
Set Me Free 1999
Emporte-moi (original title)
1h 34min | Drama, Romance | 28 July 1999 (France)
Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Nana (Anna Karina), the character from Jean-Luc Godard’s “Vivre sa vie” (1962) about a Parisian woman’s descent into prostitution. Her confusion surrounding what is real leads to a crush for her female teacher and her actively pursuing what it’s like to be a prostitute for an evening.