Ausência (original title)
1h 27min | Drama | 26 November 2015 (Brazil)
“Absence” is a family, sexual, emotional and everyday drama. We follow Serginho’s daily routine: taking care of his mother and his 5 year-old brother; the work at the street market; his strong friendship with Mudinho and Silvinha and a complex relationship between sex and affection with Professor Ney. A net of moments in the life of a boy in transition.
Three brothers – Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, bears and moose.
Set at the end of the ’60s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from Great Britain, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents’ traumatic separation, till he’s 14. It is written and directed by Richard E Grant, and based on true events from Richard E Grant’s childhood.
Mrs McCutcheon 2017
Not Rated | 17min | Short, Comedy, Drama | 10 June 2018 (USA)
Having always felt he was born in the wrong body, 10-year-old Tom chooses the name Mrs McCutcheon rather than the name he was given at birth; he also prefers the flow of a dress rather than the cut of a pant. Now at his third school Tom is having trouble settling in and finding acceptance from his newfound peers – except for Trevor, a tough little charmer who also suffers prejudice due to his Aboriginal heritage. With the school dance only days away Tom is thrust on a journey of self-discovery and sacrifices to find his place in the world. Be prepared for a courageous ending that might just revolutionize the school dances forever.
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.