Drama

Louis Malle – Le souffle au coeur AKA Murmur of the Heart (1971)

Synopsis:
Laurent Chevalier, a 14-year-old boy, saw his mother as the closest friend. The two of them went to a mountain resort. Clara Chevalier flirted with one of the hotel guests, her son met girls of the same age. However, on the holiday and Laurent, and his mother were left without companions … Read More »

Witold Leszczynski – Siekierezada AKA Axiliad, or The Winter of Forest People (1986)

Quote:
A young, idealistic poet, turns his back on civilization and goes to small, backwood village, rents a bed in the house of an old woman, and decides to make his living as a lumberjack. Soon he realizes that the world around him is far from perfect. He does not make any real contact with the people in the village. And then another outcast like him rents a bed in the same house. Read More »

Brillante Mendoza – Tirador AKA Slingshot (2007)

Quote:
About a month after the Holy Week, a major national election will take place. What future does it hold for a motley group of TIRADORS–local slang for petty thieves—whose daily survival depends on fast fingers and yearly atonement on divine grace? The tiradors all live in an old dilapidated tenement building in the slums of QUIAPO, a busy business district of Manila where they ply their trade. Read More »

Paul Thomas Anderson – Boogie Nights (1997)

Synopsis
The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the 1970s and 1980s. Read More »

Pablo Trapero – Carancho AKA Abutre (2010)

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients. Luján is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when Luján and Sosa meet in the street. She’s trying to save a man’s life; he wants him on his client portfolio. Read More »

David N. Gottlieb – Game Show Models (1977)

Plot Synopsis:
A young man goes to work for a sleazy Hollywood PR firm and becomes disillusioned with the exploitation and incompetence he finds there. When his assignations with a female client are discovered, trouble erupts. Read More »

Ole Giæver & Marte Vold – Mot naturen AKA Out of Nature (2014)

Quote:
A journey inside Martin’s head. He’s on a weekend mountain trip, and we get to know his thoughts. Unsensored, essential, existential and silly about feelings and fantasies. A recognizable film about being human, and how we tick and think.

Screen Daily wrote:
A Walter Mitty-esque comedy drama set against the stunning backdrop of the Norwegian great outdoors, Out Of Nature (Mot naturen) is an engaging delve into one man’s troubled sub-conscious as he tries to tackle the issues – mainly sexually orientated – haunting his life. Read More »