A widowed father, saddened by the loss of his beloved wife, tries to deal with his grief while taking care of his job and two young sons. Directed by Luigi Comencini, Incompreso's story of acceptance and understanding allows the audience a glimpse into the soul of a child.
"Elvis! Elvis!" is done in almost a documentary fashion and shows us the world as seen and experienced by six-year-old Elvis Karlsson (Lele Dorazio). It will be especially appreciated by an audience that has already passed through the coming of age process and is able to recognize its trials and tribulations in the cinematic portrayal of the daily life of a young Swedish boy.
A masterpiece of the Portuguese cinema, Jaime is a must see film for every fan of the coming of age genre. The story portrays the everyday life of a boy whose tough childhood is forcing him to enter into the exploitative world of underage employment, which little by little takes away his innocence.
The German film Second Hand Child (Wer küsst schon einen Leguan?) is powerful and touching and is guaranteed to evoke a whole range of emotions from its viewers (and may even induce a few tears in their eyes). The film has received acknowledgements from various festivals in Germany and abroad, winning the European Children's Film Prize and the Audience Award in 2003 and the "Best Children's Film" at the Children's Film Festival "Golden Sparrow".