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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 […]
Jonna has lived at an orphanage all her life. One day a gorilla turns up and adopts her. It takes a while for Jonna to get used to her new mother and right when things start to feel good, a bigwig from the Council comes along who wants to demolish the scrapheap they live on. There are many who don’t […]
Sixteen year-old Suzanne feels alienated and distanced from her peers. One day, Raphael, an older actor, catches her eye and she finds it hard to think about anything else. Curiosity slowly turns into first love on the sunny streets of Montmartre. This astounding debut from Suzanne Lindon, who directs and stars in the main role, mixes heightened realism with extracts […]
Dọlápợ is about to start working for a living and feels that she must get rid of her African roots. Someone recommends her to change her name and wear a wig and no-one can understand the emotions that this unleashes.
Thirteen-year-old Imogen is making her costume so she can take part in a large cosplay convention in London. While she gets ready to become someone else, she struggles with accepting herself and her autism.
Platzspitz Park in central Zurich was once known as a haven for heroin addicts. This is where Mia’s mamma, Sandrine, lives. When the decision is made to close the park, Mia gets a chance at a new life. However, when Sandrine falls back into heavy addiction, Mia has to find the strength to stand on her own two feet and […]
En kärlekshistoria, which celebrated its 50-year jubilee recently, is one of Swedish film’s absolute classics. The main narrative follows the young couple in love, Annika and Per, but the director, Roy Andersson, also depicts the characters that surround them with sharpness, humour and warmth. In short, evocative sequences, their hopefulness is set against the boredom of middle age.