New documentary shorts from the Nordic countries.
A mother of three leaves the children at home to spend a month in Paris on her own. She re-reads “The Second Sex” by Simone de Beauvoir, a book she loved when she was young.
Christopher Juul-Jensen is a reading, thinking and writing cyclist. He is considered one of the most valuable domestiques in the world. The past few years, he has written down his inner thoughts about life on the roads, but he has never shown his poetry to anyone, before now. In this portrait, with painful self-awareness he tells about how strong the longing can be for victory, for a man who is basically paid to lose. We follow Christopher from his boyhood in Ireland to a career as the field’s self-destructive butler constantly doubting the meaning of it all.
A man returns to the cabin where he spent summers as a child. He needs to reconstruct a series of strange past events. But how come his parents’ couch is out in the yard? How come the walls in the bedroom are pink? How could he have let this happen?
Train Robbers is a nostalgic, funny, serious, warm, sad and poetic coming of age documentary about kids that didn’t fit in at school or the football team. This could have been a film about adult men with drug addiction, prison sentences and split families. But it is not. This is a story about the children that
had the future ahead of themselves, but society let down.