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Three young African refugees in Melbourne's inner-west find that love is never simple - especially when they all have eyes for the same girl. ... Beniam, Ramsy and MJ are best friends. Hanging out at the Flemington housing commission flats they call home, the three Africans share a tight bond and a ... Read more
“Quality teen drama boasts an appealingly feisty heroine and high-energy martial arts action.” - Variety ... Aicha, the teenage daughter of conservative Turkish immigrants, lives in Copenhagen and is trying desperately to appease her parents' high expectations. Juggling their dreams of her ... Read more
“Touching, enormously satisfying … poised for breakout success.” - Variety ... A ruthlessly competitive search for perfection, the Youth America Grand Prix is the world's largest and most prestigious student ballet competition, awarding young dancers scholarships to leading dance schools ... Read more
“A haunting, poetic portrait of childhood solitude.” - Variety ... Relegated to the care of a flaky aunt when her parents go on holiday, a nine-year-old girl finds herself left to her own devices over a long summer. A loner and a dreamer, she forms an awkward friendship with a boy from a ... Read more
"A heartfelt, naturalistic period drama." – Hollywood Reporter ... In 1950s upstate New York, the prospects are limited for a teenage girl. But when the unassuming Maddy becomes involved with the girl gang Foxfire she's exposed to a new and exciting proto-feminist world. The leader of ... Read more
Overflowing with raucous humour, heart and guts, Gachi Boy is about putting tragedy in a headlock and not letting it define you. ... When undergrad law student Ryoichi joins a university pro-wrestling team, his diligent note taking on the wrestling moves mystifies his teammates. With Ryoichi ... Read more
A moody film version of the Brothers Grimm fairytale that stays completely faithful to the original. Generations of children have come to love this morality tale about a brother and sister abandoned in the forest and held captive by a creepy woman who lives in a house made of gingerbread and ... Read more
"It's a loving, fun, extraordinarily well made celebration of the imagination and worldview of being 12." – Badass Digest ... Pre-teen and military tactics expert PK Sullivan gathers his friends together for their usual game of capture the flag. As his opponent Quinn grows tired of ... Read more
A low-tech toy story that even Pixar would envy. ... Something's stirring in the attic. Toys are springing to life and creating a fantastical world from everyday recycled objects. It's all tea-parties and train rides until Buttercup disappears into the Land of Evil and it's up to Teddy, Mr ... Read more
The uplifting power of art is showcased in this special coming-of-age documentary. ... Inocente is a perception-shattering documentary about the transformative power of art, told through the eyes of its 15-year-old titular subject: a homeless, undocumented immigrant who dreams beyond her bleak ... Read more
“Utilizes the full power of computer-generated imagery to create nail-biting suspense.” - Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children Life was meant to be boring when 14 year-old Lulu and her family moved to a sleepy seaside town. However, after the spirit of a 19th century man ... Read more
Léon has a novel approach to conflict resolution: when his parents fight, he sets the house on fire. ... In the technicolour summer of 1968, ten-year-old Léon is raising hell in his own small corner of Québec. Theft, vandalism, random acts of arson and a series of self-inflicted ... Read more
A young boy learns self-reliance in this extraordinary story filmed in a unique location - at sea, amid the platform-fishermen of Indonesia. ... Following his mother's death, 12-year-old Jaya is sent to live with his father - a stranger who is surprised to discover he has a son. But with nowhere ... Read more
“Balances sweet and sour in just the right doses” - Variety ... Ten-year-old Jojo lives alone with his security guard father, a sometimes erratic man of few words. Missing his absent mother, a country singer, Jojo finds solace in an unexpected friendship with an abandoned baby jackdaw. ... Read more
Nabbed all the top honours at Sweden's prestigious Guldbagge Awards this year. Peppered with spontaneous musical moments, Kidz in da Hood is an uplifting drama that centres around nine year-old, African refugee Amina. Having lived on the sly in Sweden without a resident permit for three years ... Read more
A classic touchstone of animation in Europe, this award-winning gem has rarely been seen by English-speaking audiences. ... The kingdom of Tachycardia is ruled over by the mean-tempered King Charles - he hates everyone, and everyone hates him right back. So much so that when the king becomes ... Read more
Based on a bestselling German children's book, Krabat is a 17th-century tale of magic, love and the battle between good and evil. ... Lured by dreams of ravens to a mysterious stone mill, 14-year-old orphan Krabat is initiated into a secret brotherhood of apprentice sorcerers. This education in the ... Read more
“A bittersweet yet often joyful paean to the pleasures and perils of family life.” - Eye Weekly ... Even when you're part of a circus troupe, there's not a lot to do in the midst of a dreary Roman winter. Days and nights are filled by perfecting performances and waiting for warmer weather to ... Read more
“Jean-François Laguionie's consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages.” - Variety ... A rumour has been spreading through the Picture: the Painter will never come back. The fully completed Alldunns, who consider themselves the ... Read more
“One of the best films from China within the past few years.” - The Guardian Seen through the eyes of a four year-old boy, Little Red Flowers vividly realises the struggles of fitting into a post-revolutionary Chinese society. Moreover, the pint-sized cast offers unforced performances that ... Read more
'As beautifully illustrated as a Monet landscape painting.'- Hollywood Reporter ... Adapted from Nobuko Takagi's autobiographical novel about growing up in rural post-war Japan, Mai Mai Miracle is a stunningly rendered animation very much in the tradition of the celebrated work of Hayao Miyazaki ... Read more
Teenage love just got trickier. ... It's never easy being the new girl at school. For quiet and awkward Miao Miao - raised in Japan, but transferring to Taipei for the year - things get a lot easier when she finds an unlikely friend in sassy classmate Ai. ... The two girls quickly become ... Read more
A touching true story about the bonds between a brother and sister, set amid the picturesque beauty of a remote Turkish village. ... Even when things get tough, Ahmet and Ayse are always there for each other. After the death of their mother, Ahmet takes on the job of looking after his little ... Read more
An enchantingly quirky animation based on the bestselling children's classic. ... Adapted from Tomi Ungerer's 1967 children's picture book of the same name, Moon Man follows the adventures of its title character as he grows bored living alone on the moon and hitches a ride on a comet to visit ... Read more
New Zealand audiences have embraced this charming, oddball comedy about the challenges of cross-cultural love. ... When Chinese-New Zealand film student Emily meets the daggy-but-adorable James, they fall for each other almost instantly. Everything seems perfect, but there's just one little ... Read more
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