14 That Night (2016)
14 no yoru | Drama | 24 December 2016 (Japan)
Life in the village may seem monotonous to a junior high school student. Local bullies are trouble and parents are annoying. Then one exciting day in 1987 Takashi hears a rumour that a porn star called Kyoko is visiting the village to sign autographs at the local video store – and it happens to be the one he frequents. Takashi and his friends have something for which to be excited.
Som en Zorro 2012
29m | Short, Drama | 20 June 2012 (Sweden)
Zorro‘s mother is a drinker. Kevin is abused by a teacher, his father beats his mother. The two boys are only happy when they are in each other‘s company: They spend the day together and in the evening they go to a party down by the harbour. The next day they are in for a bad awakening. A film about family love and domestic violence.
‘Lukas & the Aspies’ is a story about 12-year old Lukas. In many ways Lukas is a normal kid: He plays in a band, hangs out with his friends and fights with his kid brother. But Lukas’ has also Asperger syndrome – and hence his own set of unique problems.
L’école est finie 1979
1h 37m | Comedy, Drama | 10 October 1979 (France)
Julien is fifteen years old and divides his time between school, friends, and a sculpture workshop, that of Erick, which represents a place of escape for the young man. Natalie is sixteen years old. She prepares the BEPC as a free candidate and follows, from time to time.
Hijos de la Sal 2018
1h 43m | Drama | 31 August 2018 (Venezuela)
In Cumaragues, Venezuela an elderly father, Evaristo and his pubescent children, Enrique (13) and Maria (16) survive by harvesting salt from the sea. After the father dies, they live alone. Isolated from the outside world they become increasingly distanced, whilst their lust starts to blossom. Their lives get a lot harder. The brutal reality of harvesting sea salt coincides with their blossoming sexuality. Their lives of solitude drive them further apart whilst awakening lust makes itself known.
Carmen & Babyface 1995
1h 21m | Drama | 20 January 1995 (Denmark)
Set in 1962, during the Berlin crisis, the film kicks off with the flighty Carmen and her kid brother Adrian, whom she calls Babyface, living blissfully happy lives. Father is a ceramist, Mom a generous, life-embracing Mother Earth character, and they live cozily, if chaotically, in a cluttered house in the Copenhagen suburbs. Their happiness comes abruptly to an end when their parents acrimoniously separate and dad runs off with his female apprentice. The siblings move with their distraught mother to the countryside, where they find a rundown, drafty cottage. They’re both taunted at school for being “townies” and different; Carmen responds by simply staying away, while Adrian has to put up with the bullying. After a while, he befriends a boy in the school, but this, too, proves temporary. Eventually, he finds the love he needs in the sympathetic arms of his teacher. An electrical storm brings ominous developments to the little family.
Unter der Sonne 2006
1h | Drama | 25 January 2006 (Germany)
August 1984. During summer vacation Victor stays with his aunt and cousin. The incident at the bridge might not have happened, if it wasn’t for his crush on his fifteen-year-old cousin Denise or his fear of the neighbors dog.
C’est la vie 1990
La Baule-les-Pins (original title)
1h 50m | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 February 1990 (France)
Summer 1958. Frédérique and Sophie go on vacation as they do every year to La Baule, where they find their uncle, Léon, nice and loud mouth, their aunt Bella, pregnant, and their little cousins. Like every year? Not quite. This year, Léna, their mother, is still staying in Lyon for mysterious reasons. If Sophie’s six-year-old’s don’t pay attention any more, Frédérique’s thirteen-year-old noticed a discomfort between Mom and Dad. In fact, nothing is going well. Léna can no longer support life with Michel, her husband, and is in love with a young artist, Jean-Claude. He comes to join Léna as soon as she arrives and finds her every evening on the beach, in her tent. The smoldering crisis does not prevent children from doing stupid things (setting fire to the Mickey Club, poisoning goldfish with suppositories), nor from experiencing their first emotional emotions. One day, Michel arrives. Things are going very badly, and Frédérique is forced to intervene to separate him from his mother. Lena then announces her decision to divorce the children. Michel will try to convince her one last time, but in vain. At the end of the holidays, Léna and the two little girls do not return to Lyon.