Set in rural Denmark in the mid seventies, Speed Walking (Kapgang) follows Martin, a reserved 14 year old who is also the star member of his school’s speed walking team. One day following practice, he gets home to discover that his mother has instantly passed away after a quick, painful battle with cancer. This unfortunate news coincides with an increased awareness of his sexual confusion, in particular relating to his classmate Hans.
This American film Grandma follows the adventures of a feisty lesbian and her granddaughter who is in need of money for her upcoming abortion. The comedy-drama was released in 2015 and covers a tumultuous day in the life of the protagonists. Written and directed by Paul Weitz, the motion picture stars Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner and Judy Greer.
As far as opening title cards go, there are few that are quite as immediately attention grabbing as “For the piece of shit, my father”. This deadpan introduction to the feature debut of director Cesare Furesi may suggest a more cynical tale of a family relationship, but Who Will Save the Roses? is anything but.