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Films to watch while in quarantine

Auteur: YESS International Consultants

The YESS-team likes to share their list of favourite films. As spring has just arrived, the topic of this newsletter is ‘flourish’. We selected those films that are connected to this theme. They touch upon topics like growing up, parent-child relations and love, and teach us something about growth, reflection and self-discovery.

Lady Bird

A coming-of-age film about Lady Bird (a name given by herself), a seventeen-year-old girl in the last year of highschool. It is a film about self-discovery with a focus on the relationship between a daughter and her mother. Lady Bird is a compelling film with a great combination of humour and complexity.

Marriage Story

Incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. Strong performances by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

It is a dreamy and melancholy film

Call me by your name

Set in Northern Italy in 1983. It shows a rare, unfolding love between two boys. It is a dreamy and melancholy film. The beautiful dialogues, outstanding acting, setting and music make a perfect unity and will touch you deeply.

Das Schweigende Klassenzimmer

A film about, courage, friendship, and ethics, based on a true story

East-Berlin, 1956. A high school class decides to keep one minute of silence in memory of students killed during the Hungarian Revolution. This protest will have farreaching consequences for the entire class. A film about, courage, friendship, and ethics, based on a true story.

Beautiful Boy

A biographical story about a father who loves his son very deeply but can’t save him from his crystal-meth addiction. It is based on two memoirs written by a father and his son. Oustanding acting from Steven Carrell and Timothée Chalamet.


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