It is the ‘90s and around the world, the emerging grunge movement is making a big impression on young people’s lives. Sixteen year-old Catherine is becoming a grown-up in a small Canadian town in the Quebec province. While her parents are absorbed in their divorce, she focussed on discovering love and life together with her friends. Up until that day […]
Seventeen year-old Baghdad lives in São Paolo, a city of a million inhabitants. Her home is filled with strong and empathetic women and she spends her days on the skate ramps. As the only skateboarding girl, Baghdad must be strong and she has to fight for her place in the gang, in the city and for justice. Everything changes, when […]
Mariana is fifteen years-old and is in love with the school’s fuckboy. At her school, the boys play tough guys and the girls work hard to try to be themselves. A guy in her class, David, is gay. When her brother goes to war in Afghanistan, she suffers a great loss. A solid depiction of friendship and love that captures […]
Stephan, Jason, Bracken and Nemis have never met before but they have one thing in common: they love drag – a way to express themselves through clothes, makeup and behaving outwardly masculine or feminine. They will meet and perform a number together for the first time during Montreal Pride. There are a lot of nerves but also a lot of […]
Twelve year-old Ali and his three friends are small-time criminals and take different jobs on the streets of Tehran to keep them and their families alive. One day, Ali is tasked with digging up a treasure that is buried in the city’s catacombs. To find the right tunel, Ali and his friends sign up to the Sun School–a school for […]
Gagarine is the name of a rundown residential area on the outskirts of Paris which, once upon a time, was visited by the Russian cosmonaut of the same name. This is where Yuri lives; a teenager who dreams of space. When the authorities plan to tear down the highrises, Yuri does everything he can to save his home. Not even […]
Sixteen year-old Alex capsizes his boat and is rescued by David who is several years’ older than him. It is the start of a friendship that quickly develops into something more. David is everything Alex dreams about but a British au-pair turns awe and lust into suspicion and jealousy. A film which is sad, wonderful and puzzling in equal parts […]
Fifteen year-old skiing sensation, Lys, starts at a specialist high school for skiing, in the French Alps. She quickly becomes coach Fred’s favourite and is subject to a lot of pressure. His attention soon crosses a boundary. A visually magnificent film with suspense and sparkling snow which easily turns into the thin ice of vulnerability and ambivalence.
Oskar is travelling alone on the northbound night train. Ahmad is on the same train. Their eyes meet. A smile. When Oskar gets off the train in Älvsbyn, he has experienced something he hadn’t expected.