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My Brother Chases Dinosaurs
Director – Stefano Cipani
Duration – 101′
Jack has always wanted a little brother to play with, and when Gio is born, his parents tell him his brother is a “special” child. That’s when Gio turns into a superhero with amazing powers in his big brother’s imagination, like the ones in his comic books. Over time, however, Jack learns the truth: his brother has Down syndrome, a condition Jack decides to keep secret. When he goes to high school and falls in love with Arianna, he hides Gio’s very existence from her and his new friends. But how can you expect someone to love you if you conceal such an important part of yourself? In no time, the truth comes out, and Jack realizes that Gio’s energy and vitality are contagious. Gio’s original outlook does indeed change the world, just like a superhero.
Blinded by the Light
Director – Gurinder Chadha
Duration – 114′
Blinded by the Light is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra) a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditionalist father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.
Director – Ulisse Lendaro
Duration – 96′
Camilla lives in a quiet town in northern Italy. She’s seventeen and, like many other girls her age, she’s special. Her grades are excellent, she regularly clashes with her younger sister Francesca, and she nurses a little big dream that her mother – a hard working, practical woman from Eastern Europe – can’t understand, while her father – the maternal member of the family – does. Camilla wants to be a ballerina and the upcoming auditions for a dance college will be a great opportunity for her to showcase her talent. But, pushy like a tenacious summer wind, Sara swirls into her life. She’s eighteen, and her father’s as rich as her mother is absent. She’s charismatic, sensual, and bulimic. They’ve been taking the same ballet classes since they were twelve, but were never particularly close. The upcoming audition will inspire them to decide to practice together. Camilla spends the whole week prior to the audition with Sara who introduces her to an unfamiliar world made of sex, shopping sprees, soft drugs, parties, and wild friends. Camilla is inebriated and fails the audition. Sara, on the other hand, passes, and Camilla’s head starts to spin. She blames Sara for having failed the audition, maintaining she deliberately sabotaged her. Her mind is filled with dark thoughts and she starts to plan her revenge on her friend. Wavering between doubts, set backs, twists and turns, her vendetta will take place and will set off a whole series of unpredicted consequences.
Director – Sébastien Lifshitz
Duration – 136′
Born in a small, provincial French town, Anaïs and Emma have been best friends since childhood. It’s a friendship that’s blind to differences in social backgrounds and character. We first meet them aged 13, their lives are dominated by boys, teachers and arguing with their mums. But as we witness them near adulthood, their journey is both fascinating and surprisingly moving. At the same time, the influence of their environment and family circumstances becomes increasingly apparent. New experiences, everyday conversations and events both personal and political anchor the film, creating a uniquely textured and deeply personal portrait of two young French women.
Director – Poul Berg
Duration – 97′
Thirteen-year-old Benjamin discovers that his mother didn’t die in an accident as he was led to believe. The trail points to high-ranking officials in the Danish Secret Service, and he is told to trust no one.