The Delta 1996
1h 25m | Drama | 15 August 1997 (USA)
Lincoln, who’s not yet 18, leads a straight life most of the time: he has a girl friend, goes to dances, jokes with guys. But he also has a secret life, in which he’s drawn to dark places where he has sex with men he doesn’t know. One night, while visiting a gay video arcade, he connects with John, a Vietnamese-born gay man, in his 20s probably, whose father was an African-American US soldier. John invites Lincoln to spend some carefree time with him, and Lincoln takes him to his father’s boat. John then convinces Lincoln to take the boat into the Mississippi delta, where setting off some fireworks out of season precipitates betrayal and revenge.
A Girl on the Shore 2021
1h 47m | Drama, Romance | 20 August 2021 (Japan)
In a seaside town where very little happens, middle school students Keisuke Isobe and Koume Satou live a rather dull life. But when Koume’s crush breaks her heart, their situation becomes quite unordinary. She starts a “no-strings-attached” relationship with Keisuke, whom she had previously rejected, both finding solace in the other in order to fill the emotional voids in their lives. However, being “friends with benefits” becomes complicated when real feelings begin to develop, as the consequences of their relationship start to take their toll on those around them and themselves. Umibe no Onnanoko takes a harsh look at love, relationships, and the emotional price that will be paid as the result of a decision made between two teenagers.
Megan, the seventeen year old daughter of a strict but wealthy businessman, falls for Rich who works at his ski resort. Megan’s mother has recently died in a car accident, which she blames on her father. Is Rich so in love with Megan that he’ll watch her kill her own father?
The Skin 1981
La pelle (original title)
2h 11m | Drama, War | 25 November 1981 (France)
In 1943, as the Italian Captain, Curzio Malaparte, shakes hands with the U.S. Army General, Mark Clark, the war is practically over for battle-scarred Naples. However, the long-awaited peace is yet to come. Among the devastating war’s many casualties, once more, the innocents are the biggest victims, as the impoverished mothers and daughters are forced into prostitution, having no other means of survival. Against the backdrop of the mighty Mount Vesuvius, three disparate women–the virginal, Maria Concetta; Capri’s aristocratic princess, Consuelo Caracciolo, and the idealistic U.S. Air Force pilot, Deborah Wyatt–find themselves trapped in an unbearable hell on earth. Is our delicate skin the only barrier between the immortal soul and the evils of the world?
En attendant Bojangles 2021
2h 4m | Drama | 5 January 2022 (France)
In front of their little boy, Camille and Georges dance on their favorite song “Mr Bojangles”. With them, there is only place for fun and fantasy. The one who shows the way is the mother, an unpredictable wisp. She leads them into a whirlwind of poetry so that the party continues again and again, no matter what happens. Mad love has never lived up to its name so well.
1h 28m | Family | 24 March 1989 (East Germany)
An East Berlin couple wants to get a divorce at the beginning of the big holiday, but they neglect to tell their 13-year-old son Dani. Together they drive into the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, and only there does the boy learn the truth. He must decide who he wants to live with in the future. Meanwhile, he meets village girl Lucie, a naughty, challenging, but smart little brat; and an old forester, who both bring him to other thoughts. The two children do all sorts of things together. If they do not break into the forester’s lodge at night to visit the old ranger’s mummy, they go swimming or climb trees. Dani is sad and very angry with his parents. Lucie tries her best to distract him, build him up, and offer him solutions. Dani believes he will not choose to live with either parent. He suffers an accident; will this reunite his parents? either one of them to live with.
Peace within war. An adult voice narrates a story of childhood during World War II when he lived with his mother, brother, and sister on an estate in Australia’s Hunter Valley, his father away fighting, and two Italian prisoners of war staying with them, in effect being his papa. They are joined by Jewish refugees from Berlin, a mother and daughter. There’s heat between the German daughter, Rachel, and Joseph, one of the Italians, and there’s an attraction between Dorothy, the head of the family, and Alfredo, the other Italian. A carriage accident, a tick, the local martinet, Madame Gutman’s pride, and the change that comes with peace threaten to bring tragedy. Plus, father may return.
School of Life 2017
L’école buissonnière (original title)
1h 56m | Comedy, Drama, Family | 11 October 2017 (France)
Paris 1930. Paul always had only one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, a severe building on the outskirts of Paris. Entrusted to a cheerful lady of the countryside, Celestine and her husband, Borel, the somewhat rigid gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the child of the cities, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and worrying world, that of a sovereign and wild region. The immense forest, the misty ponds, the moors and the fields, everything here belongs to the Count of the Comte de La Salle. Fresnaye, a taciturn widower who lives alone in his mansion. The Count tolerates poachers on the estate, but Borel is relentlessly hunting them down and hounding the most cunning and elusive of them, Totoche. In the heart of the fairytale Sologne, next to the poacher, a great nature lover, Paul will learn about life but also the forest and its secrets. An even heavier secret weighs on the estate, because Paul did not come here by chance.