They Call Us Monsters

Juan, Jarad and Antonio are all juvenile offenders serving a prison sentence of several years. To keep busy they sign up for a film workshop, where they start producing a short film about their lives. Halfway through the class, Antonio is released from prison. Back home, he struggles to avoid the same patterns that got him locked up in the first place. Meanwhile, the realities of Jarad and Juan’s crimes set in. While the gravity of their crimes haunts every frame, these young men are still simply teenagers. To their advocates, they’re kids. To their critics, they’re monsters. Do they deserve a second chance?

 

feature films

Eye on Film 2017 will host 19 feature films, selected from festivals world wide. These films are grouped in several programmes. They will be played in spring and autumn, and most of them will begin with a prefilm.


Annabel reveals Benjamin's dark secret from her past and asks for a favor that calls for a dangerous decision.

An intimate portrait of life in the most poor village of the European Union.

After the death of his father, a talented student of medicine must return to his home village. Will he choose a study or family care?

A shocking story of a 16-year-old who is torn between a suicidal father and the wonderful feelings of the first love.

An Iranian boy wants to obtain an ID card that would allow him to live better. So he goes to the inexorable Tehran.

A group of adolescents from a socially unsuitable environment is trying to find belonging and a shelter.

A promising footballer gets stunned when he learns that he will become a father at the age of 15.

The camera follows a group of girls, who have landed in a youth prison. They worry about what will happen to them once they get out.

When an old and friendly teacher tries to help a tough guy, they both find themselves in a risky situation.

Animated feature film about the exceptional meaning of friendship.

Road movie about two brothers who want to see their dying musical idol for the last time. The film will be analyzed by Nace Zavrl.

The 35-year-old Kalid wants to record "the last days" of Cairo, and he finds inspiration in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin.

In some of the pristine dry regions of Brazil, a gang of motorcyclists under the leadership of a religious fanatic finds a golden statue that is supposed to bring rain.

A »Swiss Kekec« Urslija is an unforgettable adventure in the wonderful Alps.

Two children escape the bombed city in search of a safe shelter. Soon after, they are met by an American pilot.

The young Ali must help his family financially. Also, he heartily wants to buy a bike.

A 13-year-old would be considered a completely ordinary girl, if she did not have two moms. With all that, her father tries to obtain full custody of her and her younger sister.

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