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The Last Lions (2011)

Title: The Last Lions (2011)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 2012-01-03 (DVD)
2011-02-18 (Theater)
Cast: Jeremy Irons
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A resilient lioness in Botswana's Okavango Delta embarks on an epic journey of survival in this nature documentary from National Geographic and award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, The Last Lions follows Ma di Tau ("Mother of Lions") as she races to get her cubs to safety during a rampaging fire, and fends off ferocious lioness Silver Eye, the murderous matriarch of a rival pride. Crossing crocodile-infested waters on a quest to reach Duba Island, the fiercely protective mother discovers that in order for her family to survive, she must conquer a herd of buffalos with piercing horns. Later, in an incredible turn of fate, Ma di Tau forges a fragile alliance with a rival pride in order to wage a desperate battle to preserve their bloodline in the face of certain extinction. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2011)

Title: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-07 (DVD)
2011-05-13 (Theater)
Cast: Jools Topp Lynda Topp Paul Horan Billy Bragg John Clarke
Genre: Documentary Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Argot Pictures is proud to present the US theatrical release of 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' a documentary by Leanne Pooley. Winner of numerous awards, including Best Feature Documentary at New York's NewFest 2010 and the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' tells the story of the world's only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp, whose political activism and unique brand of entertainment has helped change New Zealand's social landscape. In the process they have become well-loved cultural icons. The film will open in New York at Cinema Village on May 13. Other cities will follow. This is the first time that the irrepressible Kiwi entertainment double act, Jools and Lynda Topp's extraordinary personal story has been told. As well as rarely seen archive footage and home movies, the film features a series of special interviews with some of the Topp's infamous comedy alter-egos including candid chats with the two Kens, Camp Mother and Camp Leader, the Bowling Ladies and the Posh Socialite sisters, Prue and Dilly. The Topp Twins have attained a unique status within New Zealand culture, and their fans range from hard core political activists, to sheep farmers and 'Ladies who Lunch'. Their ability to relate to all kinds of people, and their natural gift for humour, has helped them cross from the fringes to the mainstream. It has often been said that if the story of the Twins was fictional nobody would believe it. From rural backwaters to busking on the streets of Auckland, to performances at the Rugby World Cup and London's West End stage, their appeal is infectious. From support act to Split Enz, Billy Bragg, and Midnight Oil to headlining their own hugely successful tours in Australia, Canada, the USA and Britain. The twins have morphed from radical activists into Kiwi 'national treasures', 'cultural ambassadors', and finally, according to the Glasgow Herald, into New Zealand's 'finest artistic export since lamb cutlets!' 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' follows the girls from their happy childhood on a Waikato dairy farm - where they grew up singing to the cows - to the Territorial Army where they quickly became the Vera Lynns of their battalion. They came of age performing on the streets of Auckland during the heady days of the political protest marches in the early 80s, and quickly joined the forefront of progressive social change campaigning for a Nuclear-Free NZ, Maori Land Rights, a halt to the1981 Springbok Tour, and Homosexual Law Reform. By 1998 only a decade later, Lynda Topp, as Camp Mother, came close to winning the mayoral elections in Auckland, and the Topp Twins were firmly entrenched in the bosom of Kiwi culture with their own prime time TV Series 'Do Not Adjust Your Twinset'. 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' is not just the story of two sisters but also of 50 years of New Zealand history. Half a century of cultural changes and the foundation of a national identity. Part concert film, part biopic, part historical record, part comedy, the Twins share their journey from "coming out‟ to Jools' recent brush with Breast Cancer with much laughter, honesty and wisdom. It is a film about two truly unique New Zealanders, which ends up saying as much about us as it does about them. 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' is directed by award-winning ex BBC documentary filmmaker, Leanne Pooley. Director of Photography role was shared by Leon Narbey ('Whale Rider'); one of New Zealand's most acclaimed cinematographers, and Wayne Vinten, (Best Cinematography NZ Screen Awards 2008). The film was produced by Arani Cuthbert of Diva Productions, who has also managed the twins for much of their career and produced their popular TV series. -- (C) Argot

Backwards (2012)

Title: Backwards (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-21 (Theater)
Cast: Sarah Megan Thomas James Van Der Beek Glenn Morshower Margaret Colin Wynn Everett
Genre: Drama Romance Sports & Fitness
IMDB: IMDB Link

Abigail Brooks (Thomas) has spent her lifetime trying to win an Olympic rowing medal, sacrificing friendship, love, and a "normal life" along the way. When she is named an alternate on the Olympic team she quits in haste. Defeated, Abi moves back home with her widowed, workaholic mother (Margaret Colin). Tension builds as Abi's mother urges her to "move on" from the rowing life that Abi's father, a coach, introduced her to. Unable to do so, but needing an immediate job, Abi seizes an open crew coach position at her alma mater, Union High. There, the head of athletics is her old boyfriend, Geoff (James Van Der Beek). Abi trains her high school rowers in an obsessive fashion, taking two girls, Hannah (Alexandra Metz) and Susan (Meredith Apfelbaum), under her wing. After the girls lose an important regional race, Abi reinvents herself as a coach, and, in the process, learns to have fun again both on the water and off. -- (C) Official Site

Saving Private Perez (2011)

Title: Saving Private Perez (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 102 min(s)
Release: 2012-01-02 (DVD)
2011-09-02 (Theater)
Cast: Miguel Rodarte Adal Ramones Jaime Camil Jesus Ochoa Gerardo Taracena
Genre: Action & Adventure Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Julian Perez, Mexico's most notorious leader of organized crime, must embark on a mission given to him by the only authority he respects... his mother. Joined by a colorful band of infamous criminals, Julian must risk his life to fulfill his mother's wish & rescue his brother from the war-ridden bowels of the most treacherous land in the world, IRAQ. -- (C) Official Site

The Devil Inside (2012)

Title: The Devil Inside (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-01-06 (Theater)
Cast: Fernanda Andrade Simon Quarterman Evan Helmuth Suzan Crowley
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

In 1989, emergency responders received a 9-1-1 call from Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) confessing that she had brutally killed three people. 20 years later, her daughter Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) seeks to understand the truth about what happened that night. She travels to the Centrino Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Italy where her mother has been locked away to determine if her mother is mentally ill or demonically possessed. When she recruits two young exorcists (Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth) to cure her mom using unconventional methods combining both science and religion, they come face-to-face with pure evil in the form of four powerful demons possessing Maria. Many have been possessed by one; only one has been possessed by many. -- (C) Paramount Insurge

Fanny, Annie & Danny (2011)

Title: Fanny, Annie & Danny (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-09 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Drama Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

Filmmaker Chris Brown has been compared to director John Cassavetes for his ability to peel back the skin of his characters in a way that feels both disturbingly intimate and deeply real. In Brown's latest, finely-crafted feature, Fanny, Annie & Danny are three troubled adult siblings brought together by their horrific mother for the Christmas holiday. Like just about everything in Brown's work, what seems commonplace on the surface becomes riveting in the details. We first meet Fanny, an obsessive-compulsive who lives in a group home and works at a candy factory about to go bankrupt. Fanny brings this secret to the Christmas dinner, where she reconnects with her self-absorbed sister Annie and their too-perfect-to-trust brother Danny. Mother Edie hosts the party with an iron fist, insisting at an ever-increasing pitch that everyone have fun. Their Vietnam vet father may act like his emotions died with his friends on the battlefield, but director Brown continually lets his audience glimpse the last few pulses of compassion the broken man has for those around him. As with a storm building strength silently offshore, we sense the impending climax without knowing exactly when or where it will hit - or how hard.

Twelve Thirty (2011)

Title: Twelve Thirty (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 121 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-07 (DVD)
2011-08-12 (Theater)
Cast: Reed Birney Jonathan Groff Mamie Gummer Portia Reiners Karen Young
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

There are three women in the Langley household: Vivien(Karen Young), the mother, is caught between a fierce independence and an almost agoraphobic attachment to home; seductive and confident Mel (Portia Reiners) is a 19 year-old mirror of her mother; Maura (Mamie Gummer), 22, is alienated, afraid and unable to pinpoint her place in the world. They live together in a seemingly close household, yet each is very much alone. The family's status quo explodes when Jeff (Jonathan Groff) walks into their comfortable yet dysfunctional world. Bright, handsome, ambitious and sure of his future at 22, he's also socially awkward and a sexual novice who's been infatuated with Mel since high school. When they begin working together at the same restaurant, he jumps at the opportunity to finally start a romance with the free‐spirited girl-but Mel has other ideas about their time together. -- (C) Official Site

Money Matters (2011)

Title: Money Matters (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-15 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Aunjanue Ellis Terri Abney James Whalen Victoria Wallace
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Monique "Money" Matters (Terri Abney) is balancing precariously on the brink of her adolescence and her relationship with her mother Pamela (Aunjanue Ellis Ray, Men of Honor), is just as unsteady. As mother and daughter argue, desperate to understand each other, the roles of parent and child become clear and then confused once more. Throughout this journey of comprehension, a family secret is discovered: a secret which, like a wound, has become exacerbated by years of neglect and regret. Money's commute to her Catholic school takes her far from her derelict neighborhood and her difficult home life: yet in this alien world she feels just as much of an outcast. However, when she befriends a sympathetic neighborhood girl, their friendship develops in ways that will push all boundaries.

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 112 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-09 (Theater)
Cast: Tilda Swinton John C. Reilly Ezra Miller Ashley Gerasimovich Siobhan Fallon
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller). Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, We Need to Talk About Kevin explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva's own culpability is measured against Kevin's innate evilness. Ramsay's masterful storytelling simultaneously combines a provocative moral ambiguity with a satisfying and compelling narrative, which builds to a chilling, unforgettable climax. -- (C) Oscilloscope

Life, Above All (2010)

Title: Life, Above All (2010)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 2011-12-06 (DVD)
2011-07-15 (Theater)
Cast: Keaobaka Makanyane Harriet Manamela Khomotso Manyaka Tinah Mnumzana Mapaseka Mathebe
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Just after the death of her newly-born sister, Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth. Life, Above All is an emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart. Directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz (Mapantsula), it is based on the international award winning novel Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton. -- (C) Sony Classics

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2011)

Title: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-07 (DVD)
2011-05-13 (Theater)
Cast: Jools Topp Lynda Topp Paul Horan Billy Bragg John Clarke
Genre: Documentary Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Argot Pictures is proud to present the US theatrical release of 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' a documentary by Leanne Pooley. Winner of numerous awards, including Best Feature Documentary at New York's NewFest 2010 and the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' tells the story of the world's only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp, whose political activism and unique brand of entertainment has helped change New Zealand's social landscape. In the process they have become well-loved cultural icons. The film will open in New York at Cinema Village on May 13. Other cities will follow. This is the first time that the irrepressible Kiwi entertainment double act, Jools and Lynda Topp's extraordinary personal story has been told. As well as rarely seen archive footage and home movies, the film features a series of special interviews with some of the Topp's infamous comedy alter-egos including candid chats with the two Kens, Camp Mother and Camp Leader, the Bowling Ladies and the Posh Socialite sisters, Prue and Dilly. The Topp Twins have attained a unique status within New Zealand culture, and their fans range from hard core political activists, to sheep farmers and 'Ladies who Lunch'. Their ability to relate to all kinds of people, and their natural gift for humour, has helped them cross from the fringes to the mainstream. It has often been said that if the story of the Twins was fictional nobody would believe it. From rural backwaters to busking on the streets of Auckland, to performances at the Rugby World Cup and London's West End stage, their appeal is infectious. From support act to Split Enz, Billy Bragg, and Midnight Oil to headlining their own hugely successful tours in Australia, Canada, the USA and Britain. The twins have morphed from radical activists into Kiwi 'national treasures', 'cultural ambassadors', and finally, according to the Glasgow Herald, into New Zealand's 'finest artistic export since lamb cutlets!' 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' follows the girls from their happy childhood on a Waikato dairy farm - where they grew up singing to the cows - to the Territorial Army where they quickly became the Vera Lynns of their battalion. They came of age performing on the streets of Auckland during the heady days of the political protest marches in the early 80s, and quickly joined the forefront of progressive social change campaigning for a Nuclear-Free NZ, Maori Land Rights, a halt to the1981 Springbok Tour, and Homosexual Law Reform. By 1998 only a decade later, Lynda Topp, as Camp Mother, came close to winning the mayoral elections in Auckland, and the Topp Twins were firmly entrenched in the bosom of Kiwi culture with their own prime time TV Series 'Do Not Adjust Your Twinset'. 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' is not just the story of two sisters but also of 50 years of New Zealand history. Half a century of cultural changes and the foundation of a national identity. Part concert film, part biopic, part historical record, part comedy, the Twins share their journey from "coming out‟ to Jools' recent brush with Breast Cancer with much laughter, honesty and wisdom. It is a film about two truly unique New Zealanders, which ends up saying as much about us as it does about them. 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' is directed by award-winning ex BBC documentary filmmaker, Leanne Pooley. Director of Photography role was shared by Leon Narbey ('Whale Rider'); one of New Zealand's most acclaimed cinematographers, and Wayne Vinten, (Best Cinematography NZ Screen Awards 2008). The film was produced by Arani Cuthbert of Diva Productions, who has also managed the twins for much of their career and produced their popular TV series. -- (C) Argot

My Friend Pinto (2011)

Title: My Friend Pinto (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 115 min(s)
Release: 2011-12-27 (DVD)
2011-10-14 (Theater)
Cast: Prateik Babbar Kalki Koechlin Arjun Mathur Shruti Seth Makrand Deshpande
Genre: Drama Musical & Performing Arts Science Fiction & Fantasy Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Twenty-something Michael Pinto has grown up in a small Goan village, believing everyone in the world to be simple, kind and honest, just like him. His world revolves around a doting mother, a passion for music and the memories of a childhood friend, Sameer, who left Goa for Mumbai many years ago and hasn't replied to his frequent letters ever since. Pinto's talent for music is only matched by his knack for finding trouble in the unlikeliest of places often resulting in the most outlandish and hilarious situations. When Pinto's idyllic world is shattered by the sudden demise of his mother he decides to head to Mumbai in search of the only friend he knows. Will Pinto find Sameer or will trouble find him first? Will Pinto and his crazy antics survive the big bad city or more importantly, will Mumbai survive a phenomenon called Pinto?

Collaborator (2012)

Title: Collaborator (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-06 (Theater)
Cast: Martin Donovan Olivia Williams Katherine Helmond David Morse Melissa Auf Der Mar
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Robert Longfellow (Martin Donovan) is a famous playwright who can't seem to catch a break. His recent Broadway play was met with horrible reviews and an early cancellation, and his marriage is being tested as an old flame (Olivia Williams) has reentered his life during a particular moment of weakness. Retreating back to his childhood home to visit his mother (Katherine Helmond), Robert crosses paths with his childhood neighbor, Gus (David Morse). A right-wing, ex-con who still lives at home with his mother, Gus is Robert's polar opposite in every possible way. When Gus holds Robert hostage at gunpoint during a drunken reunion gone terribly wrong, the drama unfolds as social status, celebrity and the imminent threat of violence converge, building up to a climax that will leave both men forever changed. -- (C) Tribeca

Lake Effects (2012)

Title: Lake Effects (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 2012-08-14 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Scottie Thompson Jane Seymour Madeline Zima Ben Savage Casper Van Dien
Genre: Drama Television Kids & Family Romance Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A high-powered Los Angeles attorney returns to her quiet Virginia hometown to attend her father's funeral, and experiences a life-altering epiphany while reconnecting with her estranged mother and sister in this warmhearted family drama starring Scottie Thomson, Madeline Zima, and two-time Golden Globe-winner Jane Seymour. When Sara (Thomson) left Smith Mountain Lake for L.A, she said she would never go back. Now a successful lawyer, she reluctantly returns to her lakeside hometown to settle her father's estate after receiving word of his passing. But after arriving home and being greeted by her sister Lily (Madeline Zima) and their mother Vivian (Jane Seymour), she receives a visit from her father's spirit that changes her perception of past events while reminding her that the unconditional love of family is the most powerful love of all. Jeff Fahey co-stars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Teddy Bear (2012)

Title: Teddy Bear (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 92 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-22 (Theater)
Cast: David Winters Kim Kold Chanicha Shindejanichakul Elsebeth Steentoft Barbara Zatler
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a trip to Pattaya, as it seems that love is easier to find in Thailand. He knows that his mother would never accept another woman in his life, so he lies and tells her that he is going to Germany. Dennis has never been out traveling before and the hectic Pattaya is a huge cultural shock for him. The intrusive Thai girls give big bruises to Dennis' naive picture of what love should be like, and he is about to lose hope when he unexpectedly meets the Thai woman of his dreams. -- (C) Film Movement

Mulberry Child (2012)

Title: Mulberry Child (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-07 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Drama Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Seeking a better life for herself and her daughter, Lisa, Jian Ping left China in 1986 to pursue graduate studies in the U.S. She left behind her parents, former senior government officials, but not the memory of their shattered lives. Jian's daughter, Lisa, joined her in Queens, New York when the girl was four-and-a-half. They moved to Chicago, where Jian joined corporate America, eventually becoming the national director of Tsingtao Beer. Lisa's childhood was the reverse of her mother's, growing up as an utterly unencumbered American girl; living in suburban Chicago Lisa earned a great education, built a successful public relations career and learned to enjoy the best parts of life: good friends, worldwide travel and partying. However, both mother and daughter felt an ever-widening breach in their relationship. The more Jian longed for a closer relationship and for Lisa to know her family roots, the further she pulled away, culminating in Lisa's disinterest in Jian's memoir, which had taken her eight years to write.

Tiny Furniture (2010)

Title: Tiny Furniture (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 2012-02-14 (DVD)
2010-11-12 (Theater)
Cast: Lena Dunham Laurie Simmons Grace Dunham Rachel Howe Merritt Wever
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A recent college graduate keeps stumbling as she steps out into the real world in this independent comedy drama. Aura (Lena Dunham) has just graduated from a university in the Midwest, receiving a degree in film theory that even she seems to realize is essentially worthless. With no real prospects she returns home to her mother, Siri (Laurie Simmons), a successful photographer living in New York City. Aura's 17-year-old sister, Nadine (Grace Dunham), is about to graduate from high school and is choosing which college to attend in the fall; Aura is ostensibly back home to help Siri and Nadine during a hectic time, but they don't appear to particularly need or want her assistance. Aura befriends Jed (Alex Karpovsky), a minor celebrity thanks to his surreal YouTube videos, who insists he's in New York to take meetings for an upcoming TV project; he soon invites himself into Aura's bedroom as a semi-permanent guest, though he clearly has no interest in any sort of romantic or sexual relationship. With little else to do, Aura takes a job at a nearby restaurant and becomes smitten with Keith (David Call), one of the cooks; while he seems attracted to her, he also has a girlfriend and it isn't until they're both stoned one night that he makes his move in a rather unusual setting. Tiny Furniture was written and directed by Lena Dunham, who also plays Aura; Laurie Simmons and Grace Dunham are her mother and sister in real life as well as in the film, which was mostly shot in Simmons' actual apartment. The film was named Best Narrative Feature at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

The Dark Side of Love (2012)

Title: The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-21 (Theater)
Cast: Carlos Salas Actores Jason Susag Harsha First Raquel Rosser
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Two brothers on different life paths reunite to mourn the death of their mother. Julian, who's been his mother's caretaker for years, must now confront his brother Michael who's been a drug addict and has now reached rock bottom. Both brothers will be tested as they deal with each others prejudice and rage. -- (C) Official Site

Honey (2011)

Title: Honey (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-03-25 (Theater)
Cast: Bora Altas Erdal Besikcioglu Tulin Ozen Alev Ucarer
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Yusuf is an only child who lives with his parents in an isolated mountain area. For the young boy, the surrounding forest becomes a place of mystery and adventure when accompanying his father on the job. Yusuf watches in admiration as his father works sometimes higher than the eye can clearly see. His father Yakup is a beekeeper who hangs his specially made hives at the top of the tallest trees. With the skill of a tightrope acrobat, he must often suspend dangerously from the uppermost branches to gather honey. Yusuf and Yakup have a very strong bond. Yusuf is excited to share a dream with his father. Instructed by Yakup, the young boy whispers it and no one else can ever know the secret that father and son now share. Yusuf's stutter shames him in front of his classmates during an oral reading assignment. Being an outsider makes this year of elementary school even more difficult. Yusuf desperately longs for the teacher's congratulatory badge awarded for successfully reading out loud. He frets that he'll be the only pupil left empty-handed. Yusuf's anxieties escalate when his father must travel to a faraway forest on a risky mission. With his family's livelihood endangered by the progressive disappearance of bees, Yakup has no choice but to hang his hives in a remote and treacherous mountainous area. His father gone, Yusuf slips into silence to the distress of his pretty young mother Zehra. She decides to send Yusuf to his grandmother's to spend the Holy Night of Miraj. Hearing the story of the Ascension of the Prophet inspires Yusuf to believe that his father will be returning soon. But not even a day at the colorful fog festival on Sis Mountain can fully cheer up the worried young Yusuf. Days pass and Yakup still does not return. Yusuf sees his mother becoming sadder everyday. Yusuf summons all of his courage and runs deep into the forest to search for his father. A journey into the unknown... -- (C) Olive Films

Vincent Wants to Sea! (2011)

Title: Vincent Wants to Sea! (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 2012-04-10 (DVD)
2011-06-24 (Theater)
Cast: Florian David Fitz Karoline Herfurth Heino Ferch Katharina Muller-Elmau Johannes Allmayer
Genre: Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

Vincent suffers from Tourette's Syndrome and, after his mother's death, is institutionalized by his father. He ultimately escapes with two fellow patients -- an anorexic named Marie and the obsessive-compulsive Alexander. His mission is simple. He wants to bury his mother's ashes in the seas off Italy, as was her dying wish. But to get there he and his friends steal their doctor's car. If caught, it could all be quite an embarassment for Vincent's politician father. But the real problem is that Vincent and his friends threaten to drive each other crazy. --(c)Corinth

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