Celestial Camel 2015
Nebesnyy verblyud (original title)
1h 30min | Adventure, Family | 9 April 2016 (USA)
When his father sells their baby camel Altynka, his mother, Mara, escapes to be find her calf. Her disappearance is a potential disaster for the family so eldest son, Bayir, takes off to retrieve her. What follows is part road movie, part coming-of-age as Bayr adventures across the Kalmyk steppe.
Henry James’ classic tale of terror, “The Turn of the Screw” receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella Jones). She is hired by their uncle, the Master (Harvey Keitel), who became the guardian of the youngsters after the death of their parents. While the governess is initially enthusiastic about her job, Miles and Flora soon prove to be quite a handful, and the housekeeper Mrs. Grose (Lauren Bacall), who oversees most of the activities at the Master’s estate, is openly antagonistic to her. Before long, the governess discovers the house bears a dark secret involving Miss Jessel (Dayne Danika), the previous governess, and Fosc (Agusti Villaronga), the Master’s former valet. El Celo was the first feature from Director Antoni Aloy.
The Foster Boy 2011
Der Verdingbub (original title)
1h 47min | Drama | 25 October 2012 (Germany)
The illegitimate orphan child, 12-year-old Max, is sold by the local minister for a basket of food to the Bösiger family, who own a mountain farm. Max’ initial hope of finally finding a loving home is brutally shattered: The farmer and his wife treat Max like livestock, and their son Jacob humiliates and abuses him. Only the local teacher notices the child suffering on the farm.
Who Killed Pixote? 1996
Quem Matou Pixote? (original title)
1h 56min | Biography, Drama | August 1996 (Canada)
The true story of the boy who became famous when he was cast for the main part on the Brazilian film Pixote (1981). After the film was over, he tried to work as an actor on other projects, with little success. As time went by, he got involved with crime.
Ilo Ilo 2013
Not Rated | 1h 39min | Drama | 29 August 2013 (Singapore)
Set in Singapore, Ilo Ilo chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid, Teresa. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. Jiale, the young and troublesome son, starts to form a unique bond with Teresa, who soon becomes an unspoken part of the family. This is 1997 and the Asian Financial Crisis is beginning to be felt in the region…
Nine Meals from Chaos 2017
1h 36min | Drama | Video 2018
Eight years after a cataclysm and disease ravaged the human race – leaving just one in every ten surviving -, all social structures have crumbled like sand castles. Too few still live for anything to have been reconstructed. All remaining animals have been consumed and no sowing has yet been possible. It is Man at his most basic, destitute level. Two groups inhabit the desolate and abandoned land: packs of orphaned children in a feral state, living a nomadic life-style for their safety, and adults (with their offspring), barely surviving any better by living off their meat. It is a war only the most desperate of the two will win.
The Body 1971
X | 1h 52min | Documentary | 15 January 1971 (Japan)
A scientific documentary combining narration from anatomical experts and human biologists with interior and exterior camera shots examining the human body, along with a soundtrack using the human body as a medium.