Focus: Family Ties

Films centred around what it means to be family - an exploration of the complexities of family dynamics, from cross-generational conflicts and sibling rivalry to children becoming educators and caregivers to their parents.

Films in this category

Mike

Petros Silvestros 2014 8 Min
Mike, a sulky teenager has to do a boring job …

My Brother, Mikael

Mads Eriksen 2013 16 Min
Fifteen-year-old Mikael has always taken care of his little brother …

Maybe later

Philipp Döring 2013 17 Min
All that is missing is one last signature and everyone …

Hackney Lullabies

Kyoko Miyake 2011 11 Min
Every night under Hackney skies, mothers from faraway lands create …

A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation

Martin Wallner, Stefan Leuchtenberg 2010 14 Min
After the unexpected death of his father, a young man …

The Past

Asgaar Farhadi 2013 130 Min
Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian …

The Amazing Catfish

Claudia Sainte-Luce 2013 87 Min
Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One …

West is West

Andy De Emmony 2010 102 Min
Salford, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but …

Suzanne

Katell Quillévéré 2013 90 Min
A single mother in adolescence, Suzanne lives with her father …

Tsatsiki, Mom and the Policeman

Ella Lemhagen 1999 91 Min
Little Tsatsiki, son of a single mother in Sweden, has …

Timbuktu

Abderrahmane Sissako 2014 97 Min
Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, proud …

Submarine

Richard Ayoade 2010 94 Min
Oliver (Craig Roberts) is a Welsh teen who has some …

My Skinny Sister

Sanna Lenken 2014 94 Min
12-year-old Stella is in the midst of puberty. She struggles …

Song from the Forest

Michael Obert 2013 97 Min
As a young man, Louis Sarno heard a song on …

Don't Look at Me That Way

Uisenma Borchu 2015 88 Min
Hedi is the new neighbor of Iva, who raises her …

Tom at the Farm

Xavier Dolan 2013 105 Min
The story of Tom, who is in the grip of …

A Man, His Lover, and His Mother

Marcel Gisler 2013 106 Min
Lorenz Meran, (40) a successful gay author suffering acute writers' …

The Virgin, the Copts and Me

Namir Abdel Messeeh 2011 85 Min
Namir's mother is a Coptic Christian. She is convinced that …

Jack

Edward Berger 2014 98 Min
For Jack (10), having a family is the most important …

Finn

Frans Weisz 2013 90 Min
Finn lives with his father, a carpenter. Both are grieving …

In Order of Disappearance

Hans Petter Moland 2014 112 Min
Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, …

Wider Horizons

Falk Schuster 2015 29 Min
Its the summer of 1987 and a young family from …

Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness

Miia Tervo 2015 9 Min
A weekend father wants to show his teenage daughter his …

Pastrami

Richard Böhringer 2015 7 Min
Hearing the rocket sirens, an Israeli family stops their car …

Coach

Ben Adler 2014 14 Min
A divorced father, takes his 14 years-old son to France …
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