Based on the memoir Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by his son, Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heart-breaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Golden Globes, USA 2019.
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor – BAFTA Awards, 2019.
Best Feature Award – Chicago International Film Festival, 2018.
Hollywood Breakthrough Award for Breakthrough Directing and Best Supporting Actor of the Year – Hollywood Film Awards, 2018.
Best Actor Award – Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2019.
In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighbourhood. When Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences.
Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born a boy.
The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy, a man addicted to sadness, who has such need for pity, he is willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.
Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.
A filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research about emotional and physical intimacy, delve into a fluid space between reality and fiction, and strive to overcome old patterns, defense mechanisms, and taboos, to be ultimately free.