Anime Fan: According to IMDB, this movie was actually completed in 1975, not 1977... making Susan Hemingway 14 when her scenes were shot. The movie was not released, however, until 1977 due to editing/censorship issues. (See the IMDB entry for more details.)
johnvigers: An enchanting film carried, in noble fashion, by Asa Butterfield, whose performance outshines that of most of the adult players. The scenes of bustle at the station are well done, however the two occasions where he is about to be mown down on the tracks didn`t work for me-a speeding train seems to be approaching the terminus at impossible velocity! The overall effect of the movie is excellent and the conclusion well done.
GwenKillerby: A perfectly standard youth film, yet, it's so well made and the cast is acting so well, it's evolves to something special. Nice to see it is not zu feige to address lesbian love with 15 year old actresses, their age at the time of shooting.
Operasjon Arktis Year: 2014 Country: Norway Genre: Family Review: Accidentally, three sibling children are left alone in a winter storm on the island of Spitsbergen. No-one on the main land, an ocean apart, knows where they are. It's a dramatic fight for survival. - IMDb
La vida después Year: 2013 Country: Mexico Genre: Drama Review: Samuel and Rodrigo begin a trip in search of their mother who disappears after leaving behind a note saying: I had to leave, Mom. The teenage brothers' relationship becomes tense and fractured as they travel through the desert landscape following clues from their childhood memories. - IMDb
Princesas rojas Year: 2013 Country: Costa Rica Venezuela Genre: Drama Review: Eleven-year-old Claudia and younger sister Antonia are the daughters of Sandinista activists who are forced to flee Nicaragua for Costa Rica in the 80s. They move from place to place, from house to house, from school to school as their parents continue their underground activities. But when their mother betrays the movement leaving for Miami with their money, their father is forced to balance his paternal duties with his revolutionary ones. Told from Claudia’s point of view, this coming-of-age story captures the anxiety and uncertainty of growing up in an ideologically charged household.
The Beating Year: 2013 Country: USA Genre: Short / Drama
Du hast es versprochen Year: 2012 Country: Germany Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller Review: During their childhood Hanna and Clarissa were the best of friends. They spent every vacation together with their parents in an old summer house on a small island. Shortly after Hanna's 9th birthday they suddenly lost touch until an unexpected reunion 25 years later. Hanna is now married, has a seven-year-old daughter and is the chief resident physician at a hospital, which is where she meets her old friend who is delivered to the ER after overdosing on sleeping pills. The two women pick up their friendship where they left off and spontaneously decide to spend a few days on the island, just like in the old days. With Hanna's daughter Lea in tow they return to the place where they spent their childhood. When Hanna learns that a playmate of hers from the island's village, disappeared as a child and was never seen or heard from again, she begins to search the past. Something horrible must have happened on the island back then. But the closer Hanna gets to the dark secret, the tighter the noose around the women becomes, the greater the menace. The truth that comes to light is much more terrible and horrific than Hanna ever could have imagined. - IMDb
Die Kinder meiner Tochter (TV) Year: 2013 Country: Germany Genre: Comedy Review: Grim, recently retired 'iron judge' Ernst Blessing lives alone with his dog since his only daughter left angrily 18 years ago. Suddenly he's informed she died in a car crash, which landed her husband, Turkish Kurd Baran Amedi, in hospital. Loner Ernst is now required to mind his grandchildren, which he didn't even know having, resourceful rebel Dilo and his brat sister Hewi. Both sides' prejudices and principles are tested in practice. When Dilo finally respects Ernst and wins his heart, Baran arranges for the kids' 'repatriation' with a backward uncle. - IMDb
Blindgänger (TV) Year: 2015 Country: Germany Genre: Drama
Up Year: 2009 Country: USA Genre: Animation / Adventure / Drama / Family Review: A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure-spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to a lost land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died. Carl remembers the promise he made to her. Then, when he inadvertently hits a construction worker, he is forced to go to a retirement home. But before they can take him, he and his house fly away. However, he has a stowaway aboard: an 8-year-old boy named Russell, who's trying to get an Assisting the Elderly badge. Together, they embark on an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin. - IMDb
Å snu seg mot solen Year: 2012 Country: Norway Genre: Short / Drama Review: Lennart is bullied at school until the beautiful Julia moves in next door. She teaches him how to fight back, but what will happen when Julia's dark past come between them? - IMDb