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Little Men

Original title:
Little Men
Slovenian title:
Najstnika
Section:
PANORAMA
Country, year:
USA, Greece, 2016
Length:
85
Directed by:
Ira Sachs
Screenplay:
Mauricio Zacharias, Ira Sachs
Cinematography:
Óscar Durán
Music:
Dickon Hinchliffe
Cast:
Greg Kinnear (Brian Jardine) Jennifer Ehle (Kathy Jardine), Paulina Garcia (Leonor), Theo Taplitz (Jake Jardine), Michael Barbieri (Tony Calvelli)
Language:
English,Spanish
Subtitles:
slovenian
Voting code:
AE
Awards:
Sundance 2016, Berlinale 2016, Edinburgh 2016




DateHourLocation 
Mon, 14.11.2016 19:15 Kinodvor Cinema
Thu, 17.11.2016 17:15 Linhart Hall
Sun, 20.11.2016 19:15 Kino Šiška Cinema
Description:
A story about friendship between two thirteen-year-olds, jeopardised by the dispute between their families, and a critical examination of the gentrification of Brooklyn.

Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. At his grandfather's funeral, Jake meets the affably brash Tony, whose mother has leased retail space in Jake's parent's building, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, and Tony's mother, Leonor, threatens to become contentious.

"I once read that the books of Jane Austen could be described as being about two subjects: love and money. And I feel like I connect to that, not because my films are very Austen-esque but because I think these are two places where you can learn a lot about characters and about a culture as well. For me there is so much drama in having people to do with family and relationships and then wrap themselves around issues of financial needs, basic human needs." (Ira Sachs)
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