Café de FloreNovember 2, 2012
Jacqueline is a young mother living in 1960s Paris with her disabled son Laurent. Abandoned by her husband, Jacqueline sacrifices everything to care for her son and vows to give Laurent a “normal” life full of happiness. Antoine, is a successful DJ in present day Montreal who seems to have it all: a thriving career, two beautiful daughters, partner Rose, with whom he is passionately in love. However, nothing is perfect and Antoine’s ex-wife Carole remains devastated by their recent separation.
The Eighth DayJanuary 1, 1996
Georges has Down syndrome, living at a mental-institution, Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social life is a disaster since his wife left him and took their two children with her. This weekend his children came by train to meet him, but Harry, working as always, forgot to pick them up. Neither his wife or his children want to see him again and he is driving around on the country roads, anguished and angry. He almost runs over Georges, on the run from the institution since everybody else went home with their parents except him, whose mother is dead. Harry tries to get rid of Georges but he won't leave his new friend. Eventually a special friendship forms between the two of them, a friendship which makes Harry a different person.
Any Day NowDecember 14, 2012
In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal system to adopt the child.
Brother of SleepSeptember 8, 1995
Schlafes Bruder tells the story a few exceptionally talented individuals who grew up in a remote mountain town in the Alps. The film, based on an internationally successful novel by Robert Schneider of the same name, depicts the slow withering of their unique skills.
24 WeeksOctober 14, 2016
Astrid is a comedian who makes people laugh for a living; her husband Markus is her manager and the two of them work well together. They have a nine-year-old daughter and are expecting their second child. When they learn that their child will not be born healthy, they are at first optimistic that they will be able to meet this challenge – although they have no idea what awaits them. But the closer it gets to the due date, the more Astrid begins to worry about the future of her unborn child as well as that of her family and her career. After many discussions and arguments Astrid realises that the decision that will affect all their lives must be made by her alone. What complicates matters further is the fact that, as a successful entertainer, she is in the eye of the public and the media.
Be My BabyJune 26, 2014
Be My Baby "tells the story of Nicole, a confident young woman with Down syndrome who wants to have a boyfriend, get married, have a baby, and just be normal, grew up with neighborhood boy Nick, and as children, they've planned Nick is 15 and wants to be cool, but he is an outsider and constantly under pressure to satisfy everyone, Nicole si of all people, makes him special and gives him what he secretly desires : unconditional love and affection Nicole 's direct and honest nature contrasts with her environment in which all deny their true feelings and become entangled in their "quite normal" abysses.When Nicole expects Nick to have a baby, the openness and tolerance of Families put to the test - a race against sterilization, abortion and deadlocked views and the right to self-determination - a young woman with Down-Sy ndrom.
Twisted NerveFebruary 26, 1969
Hywel Bennett stars as Martin Durnley, a rich but damaged Oxford University drop-out with a hatred of his banker stepfather, played by Frank Finlay. His mum babies the boy, a consequence of Martin's elder brother, a Down Syndrome sufferer (or 'Mongoloid' - or even 'mentally backward' as they say here), being in full-time care, and the doctors having warned Martin's parents not to have any more children - just to be on the safe side. Too late: troubled mummy's boy Martin, with his cuddly toys and penchant for smashing his own reflection, appears to have proved the doctors misgivings.
A Child Is WaitingFebruary 13, 1963
Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, suspiciously regards Clark's stern training methods. She becomes emotionally involved with 12-year-old Reuben Widdicombe, who has been abandoned by his divorced parents.
What Is It?January 27, 2005
What Is It? is the name of a 2005 experimental film written, starring, funded and directed by Crispin Glover. As of 2008, the film has only been shown at independent theaters, typically accompanied by a question and answer session, slideshow and meet-and-greet/autograph signing with Glover.
Florian - Liebe aus ganzem HerzenMarch 23, 1999
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The DownOctober 15, 2015
A well-known Thai writer/publisher Nong Wongthanong travelled to Italy last year. During the trip he saw several people with Down syndrome living a normal life, mingling with "ordinary" people in society. He looks back at his home country of Thailand and wonders; Why doesn't he see people with Down syndrome in everyday life, walking the street and being a part of society? He begins his research, and soon befriends 5 teenagers with Down syndrome: Pan, Beer, Bank and twin sisters Om and An. Wongthanong spends a year hanging out with the four young people. Along the way, something stirs in him. And as he understands them more, he is touched by their stories - the stories of bad luck, of noble struggles, and the bond of family. The four young people change the way he looks at the world forever. "The Down" is the first Thai documentary about Down syndrome persons. Upon its release in Thailand, it sparks a wide interest and debate on the subject as no film has ever done before.
Guest RoomMarch 14, 2015
A young woman with Down Syndrome grapples with her identity and her potential as a mother after an unplanned pregnancy with her boyfriend
The Memory Keeper's DaughterApril 12, 2008
During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's knowledge. Henry's fateful decision yields grave consequences for his family over the next 20 years.
The Grown-UpsNovember 19, 2016
Anita, Rita, Ricardo and Andrés have been attending a school for children with Down syndrome for 40 years. After all this time, they are starting to tire of this safe, familiar environment. Now over 45 years old, some of them feel that working in the school bakery is no longer a challenge. They also yearn for freedom on a more personal level. Anita and Andrés are in love but still live with their families. They dream of finding a quiet place to be alone together, and they want to get married and raise a family. Sadly, the society they live in is not equipped to cater to their desire for more independence. In spite of the training they receive on becoming “responsible adults,” all four of them remain dependent on others to make decisions for them, much to their frustration.
YolkFebruary 13, 2007
Lena, a teenager with Downs Syndrome, is fascinated by sex and all the mystery that surrounds it - fertility, desire, and the mechanics of childbirth. When she steals a sex book from a mobile library, her mother forces her to take it back in an embarrassing family spectacle that only strengthens her daughter's rebellious and irrepressible desire.
My Feral HeartMarch 5, 2016
Luke, an independent young man with Down's syndrome stumbles upon a wild and life changing friendship.
John and MichaelJanuary 1, 2004
A gentle tale of love told in halting words. A film about healing after profound loss. John and Michael pays homage to two men with Down's syndrome who shared an intimate and profoundly loving relationship that deeply affected the filmmaker. Animated with clay backlit on glass, the film shimmers like stained glass in motion. Narrator Brian Davis, also intellectually challenged, brings the men alive with great sensitivity. The audience shares in the various emotions that infuse their everyday living. John and Michael, by its artistry, rises above society's traditional ideas around disability, sexuality and death. When the heart is touched, differences melt. Love is what defines humanity.
The New WorldMarch 6, 2015
A couple moves from the country to istanbul to get proper schooling for their son, who has Down syndrome. However, the house they move to will be demolished in a number of months, the father can't get a job and has to resort to begging. Meanwhile, the stipend for their son's disability they'd thought they'd get when moving to the city and which they were depending on to live and pay for his school, is suddenly in doubt.
Beautiful Wonderful PerfectJanuary 6, 2005
The story of two kids, Kaew and Tong who catch a bus to Bangkok while escaping a rowdy boy who tries to bully Tong. The two innocent kids heading to the big city without knowing what they'll have to face in the future. When they step out from the bus, the adventure is about to begin...
Buscando a ReynolsMay 11, 2005
The story of the Argentinian experimental rock band Reynols, led by drummer and frontman Miguel Tomasín, who has Down's syndrome.