2 Best Movies to Watch From Teleclub

Staff & contributors

, 2018

When striving towards your life goal, some concessions have to be made in order to get there, e.g. you would forgo some wants in order to fulfill that higher purpose. But how much are you willing to sacrifice? Mario is a sports drama about an aspiring football player that wants to make it higher up in the league, but it’s also a queer drama, since to be that professional means to stick to a rigid notion of masculinity for the fans, for the sponsors, and sometimes for fellow homophobic teammates competing against them. At two hours, the naturalistic depiction of Mario’s experience might be a tad too long for some viewers, but the film understands the fear, the pressure, and the compromises gay athletes are forced to go through.

Genre: Drama, Romance

Actor: Aaron Altaras, Beat Marti, Doro Müggler, Jessy Moravec, Julian Koechlin, Jürg Plüss, Max Hubacher

Director: Marcel Gisler

Rating: NR

, 2015

Where The Secret Garden championed the restorative powers of tending to a garden as well as one’s thoughts, Swiss novel Heidi touched on similar themes a few decades before, celebrating instead the natural beauty of the Alps mountainside, and the titular character bringing back joy and hope to her family. The film remains faithful to the novel, playing out the book’s events with a more sleek look and even more stunning landscapes of the Swiss Alps. While previous generations would inevitably compare the version of their time to this latest version, 2015’s Heidi is a decent adaptation, recreating the classic tale for today’s kids.

Genre: Adventure, Family

Actor: Anna Schinz, Anuk Steffen, Beth Armstrong, Bruno Ganz, Charlotte Hamlyn, Gabriel Bismuth, Hannelore Hoger, Isabelle Ottmann, Jamie Croft, Jella Haase, Kate Fitzpatrick, Katharina Schüttler, Lucille Boudonnat, Maxim Mehmet, Michael Kranz, Monica Gubser, Monique Hore, Nicole Shostak, Penny Cook, Peter Jecklin, Peter Lohmeyer, Peter McAllum, Quirin Agrippi, Sophia Morrison, Tess Meyer, Thierry Gondet

Director: Alain Gsponer

Rating: G, N/A