• Inspired by true events, ACLA is an unflinching exploration of social mores and disturbing abuses largely unfamiliar to American audiences. Set in Sicily in the 1930s this haunting motion picture chronicles a major turning point in the life of Acla, a feisty 12-year-old sold by his destitute parents to work in the underground sulfur mines in Floristella.

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  • In the Garden of Eden, Adam partakes of the forbidden fruit because he cannot bear to live without Eve, his love. Cast out of paradise by a wrathful God, the pair looks to beautiful Lucifer to fulfill his promise and grant them the secret knowledge of the trees. So begins THE ANNUNICATION, Andras Jeles' stunning epic account of the dark history of...

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  • Eight short films make up this sweet bit of nostalgia from Germany in the '50s by the acclaimed still photographer and cinematographer, Lothar Sauer.The first is The Bad Report Card (Das Schlechte Zeugnis) which is the story of an afternoon of two schoolboys who were failed and don't dare go home with their bad report cards.Played by the boys of the lower...

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  • May 25, 2005, the last day of school in Beslan, Russia, celebrated with the Ceremony of the Last Bell. A graduating senior carries a new student who rings a bell for the last time. The school year started on September 1st and was to be no different than any other. Tragically, within 48 hours, those youthful delights would be dashed by death and destruction. 

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  • Imagine nine, peach-fuzzed young teasers in a milk and cookies spoof of the world’s most famous all male dance troupe! Aaron, Simon, Sid, Kyle and their pals will gyrate their way into your heart and make you chuckle aloud at their puppyish exuberance and camaraderie. 

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  • Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin, who's been abandoned by his family and sent to live in a state-run orphanage, it's also a moving portrait of the human spirit imprisoned by the chains of well-intentioned fools. Inside the harsh confines of the supposedly beneficial institution, Polin and his fellow inmates must deal with...

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  • CISKE THE RAT, starring Dutch singing sensation Danny De Munk, is without a doubt one of the most touching childhood sagas ever brought to film. Living in Amsterdam in 1934, eleven-year-old Ciske (nickname for Franciskus) is a troubled kid caught in the winds of the war between his separated parents. His father, a mostly absent merchant seaman, is just...

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  • Two best friends are forced into street hustling and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other. 

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  • Sex and politics collide in Eloy de la Iglesia’s harrowing, hard-hitting tale of forbidden love, blackmail and murder. Set up by the secret police to compromise a prominent politician, a teenage hustler discovers himself passionately in love with the man he must betray.

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  • Set in the Italian port of Trieste in 1911, ERNESTO is the coming-of-age chronicle of 17-year-old Ernesto, a handsome office clerk who dreams of becoming a violinist. An unexpected tryst with a sensitive dock worker open the youth to feelings he has previously been afraid to confront.

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  • Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's relationship with his heartless girlfriend deteriorates, he finds himself walking the fields with his loving student.

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  • Thirteen-year-old Michel is vacationing with his recently widowed mother and younger brother when trouble arrives in the form of a handsome engineer with romantic designs on Mom.

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  • A riveting journey through the dark underside of the Soviet working class and institutional life, FREEDOM IS PARADISE captures a boy’s fierce capacity to dream amidst the boldfaced cruelty of circumstance. This Grand Prize winner at the 1989 Montreal Film Festival addresses, with quiet eloquence, the sad irony of children dwelling on the margin.

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  • When Eric, an 11-year-old boy from Los Angeles, California, is not in school or busy doing his homework, he hangs out with his 14-year-old buddy Chris. They swim, tell jokes, eat and dance. Yes, dance. Well, at least Eric is the talented one here. The two boys end their day at the beach, where they do more swimming, chasing after one another and running...

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  • Fifteen-year-old Nico, played by cuddly, cute Romanian actor Nico Almasan, is on his own in sunny Honolulu where he soon gets himself into trouble with one of the local bullies. To the rescue comes James, a twenty-four-year-old surfer, played with laid-back charm by handsome newcomer David C. Naughton. What follows is a sweet, sometimes silly adventure...

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  • Andrew's brave front convinces his father that he is unaffected by his mother's death. Playmate and protector of his little brother Matthew, he is often blamed when mischief goes wrong. Only when tragedy strikes does his father recognize Andrew's true qualities.

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  • A young boy’s loss of innocence in a pre-perestroika Russian prison is the harrowing, Kafkaesque premise of LESSONS AT THE END OF SPRING. During the chaotic last months of the Khrushchev regime, a teenager’s trip to the movies ends in a nightmarish confrontation with local police.

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  • Little Warriors documents the Chita Regional Wrestling Championships, in Siberia and the young boys (ages 10 to 15) who compete in it. In charming on-camera interviews, each boy expresses his desire to become champion of the day. 

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  • Fans of Little Warriors get a treat here when five wrestlers from the previous video and one new boy go to summer camp to hone their sports skills and learn about nature. 

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  • Since ancient times, a tribe on the African continent has been prophesying that a white boy will arrive to be their god: the Son of the Moon. David, a 12-year-old orphan who lives in Europe, learns about the prophecy and believes that he is the chosen child and that destiny must be fulfilled at any cost. Before David can fulfill his prophecy he must...

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  • Two young boys shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. A modern Robinson Crusoe legend of friendship and survival. Boys and nature untouched, unspoiled and uninhibited. This lost classic rediscovered is a heartwarming masterpiece and one of the most unusual family films to come along in decades.

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  • An early work of de la Iglesia, EL SACERDOTE tells the often shocking story of a troubled priest in a desperate battle for his own soul. Set in a strict Catholic parish house, the film takes a piercing look into the tortured souls of mortal men who have buried the most human desires in service to God.

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  • Directed by Jean Dellanoy from Roger Peyrefitte's controversial 1945 novel, THIS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP is set in a Jesuit school for boys. The school bristles with sexual tension, and the youths are counseled daily to guard themselves against impure friendships. Sixteen-year-old George, a naive new arrival, is shocked to discover that the classmate who first...

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  • Their immune systems tragically damaged at birth, TOM AND LOLA are two beautiful children forever isolated in plastic bubbles. But neither cold urethane nor chillier hospital technicians can keep down the beguiling spirit of these indomitable siblings.

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  • In conflict with his father over a decision to pursue a bullfighting career, sixteen-year-old Miguel begins his study at La Escuela de Tauromaquia, Madrid’s famed school for matadors. Surrounded by his fellow students, Miguel will quickly learn that in the arena, one must be ready to face death "tu solo"... on your own.

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  • Haunting and hypnotic, VITO AND THE OTHERS is the groundbreaking film which drew international attention to the problem of neglected youth and street crime in poverty-stricken Naples.

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  • Set sail with a dozen sun bronzed boys on a field-trip through history in this fascinating documentary originally produced for French television. This home video version is culled from all thirteen episodes and features a real-life cast of young adventurers on board the sailing ship Karrek Van. The boys are students from an experimental school and the...

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  • A student strike at a Danish boys school is the backdrop of YOU ARE NOT ALONE, hailed by critics as one of the most lyrical and affirmative coming-of-age films ever made. Director Lasse Nielsen's leisurely paced tale explores the relationship between 15-year-old Bo (Anders Agenso) and Kim (Peter Bjerg), the younger son of the stern boarding school...

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  • Young Kheer Allah lives with his mother, father, two brothers and sister. Their "home" has no furniture and no modern appliances, except for an old television and radio sitting precariously atop a stack of used tires. There's no meat on this family's table. Home-baked pita bread is the staple in this beyond-poor household. School is out of the question...

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