Voltati Eugenio 1980
1h 50min | Drama | 4 September 1980 (Italy)
The film begins when Eugenio, a 14 year old child, is conduced from his grandparents home outside Rome, to Giancarlo (his father) in the city, by Giancarlo’s friend (called “Moustache”). As Eugenio is bothering Moustache, he threatens Eugenio with leaving him in the middle of the country. He finally does it. When Giancarlo finds out, they return for Eugenio, but he is now lost. Meanwhile we’re told the story of the child and his relation with the family, and why he feels unwanted.
Eric and Elin meet as adults and reminisce about the summer when they met for the first time. Their parents Linda and Peter were both stuck in heavy drug abuse but for a couple of months they all lived together as a family. The parents struggle with their addiction and the children in their turn struggle not to get sucked into this dirty and violent world. This turbulent time together still defines who they are and what they became: Parents who in spite of addiction try to bond with and find love for their children and those children’s struggle to live and to survive. As the new family is torn apart Linda and Peter are forced into making the most horrible of decisions – turning away a child.
It’s the last week of June 2009. Andrea’s parents left for a summer trip so he takes advantage of the situation to skip summer camp and make love for the first time with his girlfriend Eva. His choice triggers a series of events leading him to an on the road adventure along with his younger brother Tomaso, a huge fan of Michael Jackson, and Cesare, an old man met at a retirement home.
No soy él 2017
11min | Short, Drama | 22 June 2017 (Spain)
Clara is a girl who can not show herself the way she is. There is something with her that forces her to live under a name and appearance that aren’t real. ‘No soy él’ is the first trans short film in Galiza’s history.
Joe the King 1999
R | 1h 33min | Crime, Drama | 22 January 1999 (USA)
A destitute 14-year-old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother’s hands, harsher abuse at his father’s, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major takes until he steals a cash box from the diner where he works. Although Joe uses the money to pay off some of his father’s debts and to replace his mother’s records that his father smashed in a fit of temper, Joe gets no thanks.
A Secret 2007
Un secret (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 45min | Drama, War | 3 October 2007 (France)
In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family’s Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as Catholic by his “Aryan” appearing parents. His athletic father labored to stamp out stereotypical Jewish characteristics he perceived in his son, to keep the family’s many secrets, as most relatives fought in World War II, and later were hauled off to labor and death camps by the Gestapo. Based on a true story.
Poison Ivy 1985
Not Rated | 1h 37min | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 10 February 1985
It’s summer once again and kids flock from everywhere to go to Camp Pinewood in Clifton, Maine (originally filmed in Georgia). Dennis Baxter is the new camp counselor who has the hots for Rhonda, the new nurse. Timmy is the shy kid with no self esteem who takes every chance to run away; Tody is the overweight kid who wants to be a comedian; Brian is the poet; Bobby is the athletically gifted one; and Jerry is the slick talking, high dealing city boy from Philadelphia. The camp is lead by the fearless Big Irv.
Didn’t You Hear? (1970)
GP | 1h 32min | Drama, Fantasy | 16 December 1970 (USA)
Kevin is wandering through the confused haze that most college students pass through at one time or another: lectures that make little – if any – sense, pranks by the fraternities and sororities, deep yet meaningless discussions on philosophy with ones friends. Through all of this, Kevin passes in and out of a dream-like fantasy world, in which he and his friends sail a ship christened “Queen of Sheba” to a variety of islands, with natives both friendly and hostile.