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Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world. They'll have to confront fear and danger to fight a witch.
It begins with a dream about an impossible encounter between Avi Mograbi and his grandfather, Ibrahim, outside their Damascus home in 1920. What language did they speak? Avi's Arabic is rudimentary, while his grandfather Ibrahim had yet to learn Hebrew. In the dream, Avi's grandfather informs him that the family has decided to leave Syria for Palestine, Damascus for Tel-Aviv.
After his wife Lucia has died in a car accident, Roberto and his 17 year-old daughter Alejandra, decide to move from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in an attempt to rebuild their lives. Once they arrive, Alejandra seems to start getting along with her new friends at school, being invited to parties. But soon she becomes the victim of her colleagues’ atrocities, transforming her life forever.
On the mediterranean borders of Europe, tourists try to relax while “illegal” immigrants struggle for a chance to a better life. Breaking out of a strictly confined tourist zone, two children of a Swiss family rapidly experience that reality here has very little to do with the posh life in the camping site. Then a storm hits the shore and washes away almost all distinctions between rich and poor.
Selected at more than 70 festivals worldwide Prora, on the Baltic Sea. Mysterious, endless. In this deserted former Nazi holiday camp and communist military complex, teenagers Jan and Matthieu embark on an adventure that puts their friendship at risk.
Tim Robinson has been extensively mapping and studying Connemara for the last thirty years. His work on the region has received international recognition through publications such as ‘Listening to the Wind’, ‘The Last Pool of Darkness’ and ‘A Little Gaelic Kingdom’. Tim Robinson: Connemara is based on the three Connemara books and is a visual interpretation of his work as a map-maker and writer.
A love tragedy. A father in search of forgiveness revisits places, emotions, mistakes from the past and in the process finds meaning and deliverance from paralysing rigidity. Instead of constantly focusing on his daughter's death, he finally gets in touch with her life. Viktor Looser has been living in the past for a decade. He can't get over the death of his daughter Anna and her two children.
Globalization makes us long for roots and Saudade is a feeling that describes this longing, this nostalgia. We feel Saudade because we love. In this film, we go on a journey to explore the "Saudades do Brasil". We follow mariners as they cross the ocean from Europe back home to Brazil. Then, we peer into a hidden convent near Rio de Janeiro.
2 brothers, 1 destructive passion: create any parts the industry of the modern surfing. Only solution: soak into illicit business of drug trafficking to be able to concretize this dream. In the 70s, two brothers face the violent waves, the preservative society and the merciless motorcyclists to dash into the modern industry of the surfing …
A young, recently divorced father attempts a reconciliation with his wife and children. Accompanied by a friend from work, who thinks he is going off for a few quiet days by the seaside, he turns up unexpectedly at the little house in the south of France where his family has moved to.
It is summer, in the South. Everyday, Sarah, aged sixteen, sells doughnuts with her father on the beach. One evening she meets Baptiste. This short movie is part of the selection of the My French Film Festival 2016.
Ava, 13, is on vacation by the ocean with her mother and her little sister. An introverted outsider, her life turns upside down when she learns she is losing her sight faster than expected. Because her mother decides to carry on so as not to spoil her daughter's vacation, Ava confronts things in her own way. Intrigued by a refugee boy she meets on the beach, she steals his big black dog...
1960. Three women who were all in Auschwitz, but who haven't seen each other since the war, get together at Berck-Plage. This break of a few days will offer Hélène, Rose, and Lili many firsts: their first real meal together, their first ice cream, their first swim... There will be laughter, song, along with arguments, love affairs, and friendship.
There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain. She remembers a poet who loved her and died in the war; although she didn't love him, the memory underscores romance's absence from her life now. She tours the museums of Naples and Pompeii, immersing herself in the Neapolitan fascination with the dead and noticing how many women are pregnant...
Two journeys, two stories… four lives. In Japan, Nakata sets out on the road to resign from his job. He meets Ellen, a mysterious young woman looking to get out of Tokyo. On the other side of the ocean Ellen’s brother, Ben, is headed north along the California coast. He picks up Sarah, who’s hitchhiking from Las Vegas searching for a new life.
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can't swim?
Marie is pretty. Paul loves her but badly. Marie is fed up. She'd like to leave her work at the plant. She'd like to go far away from here... A sensitive rendering of some characters in a small seaside town bordered by an enormous pebble beach.