43min | Short, Drama | November 1976 (USA)
Robert Tucker, a young gay man who is almost without affect, sits in various waiting rooms. As he sits, he recalls events from the year of his childhood when his father dies. He’s ten or eleven that year, picked on by bullies at the Catholic school he attends. He seems friendless. At home, his mother is quiet, his father is ill and angry. After his father’s death, there’s a wake, the coffin arrives, the body is removed. The lad grieves, alone.
Uma Pedra no Bolso 1988
1h 31min | Drama | 15 June 1989 (Portugal)
A story of initiation and struggle with adulthood: on vacation at the inn of an aunt by the sea, Miguel meets Luísa, fisherman João and Dr. Fernando, three characters that will mark the entrance of his first “stone in his pocket. Continue reading →
Forsta karleken 1992
Första kärleken (original title)
25min | Drama | TV Mini-Series (1992– )
Daniel Andersson looks forward to yet another exciting summer together with his friend Anders, but this year he’ll be spending most of his time with someone else. Anna, who is deaf, has moved in with her parents in the cottage next door. One day, while Daniel is swimming in a nearby lake, Anna shows up unexpectedly, and the two hit it off immediately. Before long, their friendship develops into a romance. Little do they know, local bad boy Jesper has been spying on them swimming, and Anna has caught his eye. When Jesper tries to move in on Anna, trouble ensues.
Run Boy Run 2013
Lauf Junge lauf (original title)
12 | 1h 52min | Action, Drama, War
Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. Throughout his ordeal, his Jewish identity is in danger of being lost. The story is based on the bestseller by Uri Orlev.
Chronicle Of A Boy Alone 1965
Crónica de un niño solo (original title)
1h 19min | Drama | 2 December 1965 (Mexico)
CHRONICLE OF A BOY ALONE, is an indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens, its children. Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin, who’s been abandoned by his family and sent to live in a state-run orphanage, it’s also a moving portrait of the human spirit imprisoned by the chains of well-intentioned fools. Inside the harsh confines of the supposedly beneficial institution, Polin and his fellow inmates must deal with constant physical and psychological abuse by the staff, as well as the natural emotional tensions brought on by their own burgeoning adolescence. But through it all, they manage to keep their hopes alive with optimistic talk of freedom and bold plans of escape. One day, when the opportunity finally arises, and Polin learns that freedom, too, has its price.