Child Bride 1938

Child Bride 1938

Child Bride 1938

Child Bride 1938
1h 2min | Drama | 2 March 1938 (USA)

Storyline:

12-year-old Jennie lives with her parents in extremely rural mountain country. Her schoolteacher Miss Carol, a mountain girl herself, went off to get educated and has returned hoping to stop the tradition of child marriage which permeates the culture. Jennie’s father Ira is a good man who tries to protect Miss Carol from the men who warn her to call off her crusade. One of those threatening men, Jake Bolby, has his eye on young Jennie and plots to make her his bride.

Continue reading

One Last Deal 2018

One Last Deal 2018

One Last Deal 2018

One Last Deal 2018
Tuntematon mestari (original title)
1h 35min | Drama | 4 January 2019 (Finland)

Storyline:

An elderly art dealer Olavi (72) is about to retire. A man who has always put business and art before everything – even his family – cannot imagine life without work. At an auction, an old painting catches his attention. Olavi suspects it is worth much more than its starting price, which is low because its authenticity hasn’t been confirmed. Olavi’s instincts kick in. He decides to make one last deal in order to earn some proper pension money. At the same time, Olavi’s daughter Lea (42) – whom he hasn’t seen for years – asks him to help her with his teenage grandson Otto (15). Together with Otto, Olavi starts to investigate the background of the painting. They find out that the painting is called Christ and was painted by Ilya Repin. Olavi manages to buy the painting, but when the auction house realizes that there has been a mistake with the original pricing, they turn against him. To fulfill his dream, the old dealer must face both the auction house and his own past mistakes.

Continue reading

Vaho 2009

Vaho 2009

Vaho 2009

Vaho 2009
Not Rated | 1h 55min | Drama | 25 June 2010 (Mexico)

Storyline:

On a dry lakebed in 1964, a trucker and his companion find a baby boy. Years later, interweaving narratives about childhood link the destinies of three men from the local neighborhood to the lakebed and the baby. Director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci turns a tangled neighborhood tale into an enthralling mix of history, memory and atonement. Presented by the Global Film Initiative.

Continue reading

Reach for Glory 1963

Reach for Glory 1963

Reach for Glory 1963

Reach for Glory 1963
1h 26min | Drama, War | April 1962 (UK)

Storyline:

During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won’t end before they can fight in it. John, one of the younger members, is increasingly torn between these peer group values and his deepening homoerotic friendship with Mark, a gentle Jewish refugee whom his gang has ostracized as a sissy and a coward. Based on the novel “The Custard Boys”, by John Rae. Reminiscent of “Lord of the Flies” in depicting adolescent cruelty growing unchecked to tragic extremes.

Continue reading

Emberatoriet meem 1972

Emberatoriet meem 1972

Emberatoriet meem 1972

Emberatoriet meem 1972
1h 53min | Drama, Family | 1 July 1972 (Egypt)

Storyline:

Well off widow working Mother “Mona” is struggling raising 6 kids at different ages ranging from elementary school to University graduating students. The day she thinks to bring a new husband home proves to be a very difficult task.

Continue reading

Funny Boy 2020

Funny Boy 2020

Funny Boy 2020

Funny Boy 2020
1h 49min | Drama | 10 December 2020 (USA)

Storyline:

Explores Arjie’s sexual awakening from a young boy to a teenager who falls in love with a male classmate, just as political tensions escalate between the Sinhalese and Tamils in the years leading up to the 1983 uprisings.

Continue reading

Jelgava 94 (2019)

Jelgava 94 (2019)

Jelgava 94 (2019)

Jelgava 94 (2019)
1h 20min | Adventure, Drama | 20 September 2019 (Latvia)

Storyline:

“JELGAVA’94” is a film, which with equal parts of coming of age film and a portrait of the cultural chaos that reigned in former communist states during the 1990s, serves as a stark reminder of what has been left behind when border countries such as Latvia, regained their independence. The film is based on the novel by Janis Jonevs – a winner of the European Union Prize for Literature in 2014.

Continue reading