Nobody Knows 2004
Dare mo shiranai (original title)
PG-13 | 2h 21min | Drama | 13 May 2004 (France)
In Tokyo, the reckless single mother Keiko moves to a small apartment with her twelve years old son Akira Fukushima and hidden in the luggage, his siblings Shigeru and Yuki. Kyoko, another sibling arrives later by train. The children have different fathers and do not have schooling, but they have a happy life with their mother. When Keiko finds a new boyfriend, she leaves the children alone, giving some money to Akira and assigning him to take care of his siblings. When the money runs out, Akira manages to find means to survive with the youngsters without power supply, gas or water at home, and with the landlord asking for the rent.
Tresnje (original title)
Short | May 2017 (France)
“Family tensions are slowly eroding what should have been a carefree summer for the young boy Jakov. A series of events ending in tragedy will incite his emotional revolt against the grown ups, but also his sense of guilt.”
Patrick Melrose 2018 e04
1h | Drama | Episode aired 2 June 2018
The rudimentary process is the only weakness in this masterpiece where craft and hard work touches over the horizon that cannot be anything but utterly mesmerizing. The writing is edgy, brutal and dark with a hint of amusement in each character that helps it ground the characters and offer them the appropriate gravitas. The execution and editing is eerie yet familiar especially in such a tone that focuses primarily on character development. Addition to that, the heart of the feature lies upon the stellar performance by the protagonist who is genuinely investing all his chips in; Benedict is a revelation. The series is shot beautifully with amazing cinematography, production and costume design that is utterly rich and satisfying to look upon. Patrick Melrose is a character driven series containing some concrete material to offer and so what if they make the audience work for it; it’s worth joining it.
L’échappée sauvage 2017
16min | Short, Drama, Music | 7 June 2017 (France)
On a warm and clear summer day in the 50s, a proud and graceful city boy meets two mischievous, free country kids. It opens up a window on a whole new world; his journey under the sun will bring him closer to nature and the harbingers of love.
Patrick Melrose 2018
1h | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2018)
This five-part limited series based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn, tracks Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France, through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately, toward recovery back home in Britain.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 2008
PG-13 | 1h 34min | Drama, War | 26 November 2008 (USA)
Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination.
Waiting for the Clouds 2003
Bulutlari beklerken (original title)
1h 30min | Drama | 7 January 2005 (Turkey)
Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Takapihan sankarit 1992
57min | Family | 12 December 1992 (Finland)
Osmo Peltonen (People’s News 11.12.1992) compared the backyard heroes at the same time-dosed premiere at the Parrot man : “Kaarlo Merimaan books that drew backyard heroes .. Manages to cleanly push through a date with a children’s perspective on time, the picture and the child actors, this may possibly sense the effect on the Danish and Swedish children’s films backyard the weakness of heroes is that there is not enough tendency in the episodic story, especially if it is compared to a parrotsman who often looks quite “right” in the film. ”
“The tutor’s grip is not enough to keep a variety of episodes in size,” Katriina Kauppila also said. (Lapsen Maailma 2/1993). “There is a chance to find a movie but, for example, a hysterical but subdued comedy is just a promise, but the heroes of the backyard are a paradise for the first time in a nice way down the road, but it is not trying to crawl from the sky but just to reach it.”
“Pohjola seeks out a narrative nostalgic genius and a humorous joke,” wrote Tarmo Poussu (Ilta-Sanomat on December 11, 1992). “The company is still a sham and the cause is not merely a manuscript in the unprecedented episodic nature, but Pohjola can not get its kind of childlike character out of the wild actor performances.
Antti Lindqvist (see 6/1993) and Petri Kemppinen (Helsingin Sanomat 12.12.1992) considered Antti Rimminen as the most pioneering actor for children. “The adult teacher (Mikko Reitala) is the most elaborate,” continued Kemppinen. “He’s a naughty nil, a seemingly living adult memory of childhood.” (google translated)