Menino de Engenho 1965
1h 22min | Drama | 28 September 1993 (Brazil)
1920, in Paraíba. After his mother’s death, the boy Carlinhos (Sávio Rolim) is sent to the Santa Rosa mill to be raised by his grandfather and uncles. There he witnesses the arrival of a new era, with the advent of modern sugar mills and the economic and social transformations that sugarcane production goes through, changes that will affect everyone’s life. When he grows up and goes to school, he is no longer the naive and innocent boy who arrived at the mill.
Set in a village in Northeastern Thailand, “Panya Raenu” is a story of friendship and dream that centers on a young boy named Panya who has a talent to sing, but who is too poor to afford a local music contest. However, with his endeavor and the support from friends, Panya becomes determined to win while at the same time fending off the advances of a chubby girl named Raenu. One day, a bus carrying students from the capital breaks down near their village and the rich city kids have to spend the night with the rural poor ones.
Country Teacher 2008
Venkovský ucitel (original title)
1h 43min | Drama, Romance | 20 March 2008 (Czechia)
Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town. The gruff principal asks what he’s running from and predicts he’ll be gone in six months. Marie, a widow with a teen son, Lada, befriends Petr. She’s lonely. Petr does some chores at her farm and watches Lada with his weekend girlfriend, Bara. We meet Petr’s parents and understand some of why he left Prague, then Petr’s friend Mihi pays a visit and we understand more. Mihi throws a wrench in things, and Lada comes to Petr for help. Has Petr found his place in the world, but what about his nature?
Christian is a Copenhagen wine seller on the brink of bankruptcy. Equally unsuccessful in just about every other aspect of life, it has been 17 months since his wife Anna left him. Anna works as a soccer agent in Buenos Aires and now lives a life of luxury with Argentina’s top player Juan Diaz. Then one day Christian and their 16-year-old son Oscar get on a plane to Buenos Aires. Christian arrives under the pretense of wanting to sign the divorce papers, but in truth, he wants to try to win Anna back.
Fögi Is a Bastard 1998
F. est un salaud (original title)
1h 31min | Drama, Music, Romance | 28 April 1999 (France)
Fifteen-year-old Beni falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, Beni is willing to follow him where ever he takes him. But Fögi is a drug addict and pulls Beni deeper and deeper into his addiction.
Monsieur Papa 2011
1h 26min | Comedy | 1 June 2011 (France)
Marius, 12, has not seen his father for years and he misses him badly. Marie, his mother, a workaholic firm manager, knows that she will never reconcile with her ex-husband. She must do something to address her son’s frustration but what to do ? She finally has the preposterous idea to hire Robert Pique, an unemployed man, to play the role of Marius’s father. His job will consist in putting the boy off his alleged dad. Of course, the scheme sucks and nothing will go according to plan…
Same Same But Different 2009
1h 47min | Drama | 21 January 2010 (Germany)
Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure.
Doors Cut Down 2000
En malas compañías (original title)
18min | Short, Comedy, Drama | 17 June 2000 (USA)
A school boy hangs around a mall in order to pick up older men and have sex in the public toilets. When his English tutor teaches him anal sex he is opened up to new experiences despite being caught by his disapproving father. When he meets a 18 year old he goes to the toilets only to be caught by security and charged. Despite his parent’s disapproval he finds this makes him dedicated to one relationship but the sexual anonymity of the toilets is a constant lure for him.
Without Snow 2011
Utan snö (original title)
35min | Drama, Short | 2 April 2011 (Poland)
A brutal and naked portrait of a group of youngsters in a small Swedish town, where bullying leads to fatal consequences. 16-year-old Linus and his best friend are systematically harassing a boy in their school.