The young adolescent girl Jenna is turning into a young woman whilst her mother is dying. It is difficult for her, therefore, to admit that she is afraid of losing her mother. Instead, she ... See full summary »
Mika Berndtsdotter Ahlén,
Steph and Agnes go to the same school but don't like each other at all. Agnes with probably the best grades in the whole city, and Steph a little more of a bad girl. When their parents ... See full summary »
Pål dreams about success within the musical world, but he has an obstacle; himself. His deep thoughts keeps him end up in trouble. We follow Pål on a emotional inner travel to find his call on the swedish west coast of Gothenburg.
Based on a best-selling novel by Christina Herrströms. Every school follows a social structure where the cool and popular dominate and the nerds and quiet types remain in the periphery. Signe is a bright 15 year old girl, but she's very shy and reserved, resigned to being an outsider. Things are as they are, until a new girl arrives who changes everything. Signe finds herself becoming less of a shy girl and a thousand times stronger.Written by
This is one of the best films for tweens (10 to 14 year-olds) that I have seen in a very long time. I love how the film caught the ways boys dominate school classrooms, how boys use sexual language as a way to keep girls in line, and that life can change. I enjoyed seeing the narrator grow in her own quiet way. I think kids respond to the expectations that surround them, and A Thousand Times Stronger questions the many small ways we expect different behavior based on gender. I think this film could be used to spark wonderful discussions between girls and boys in middle school. It would be amazing to have a film like this show in mainstream theaters in the States!
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