The Einstein of Sex 1999
Der Einstein des Sex (original title)
Unrated | 1h 40min | Biography, Drama, History | 16 March 2000 (Germany)
The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws in the late 19th century. The script reveals main characters in Hirschfeld’s life including impossible love interest Baron von Teschenberg, and Hirschfeld’s aids- young Karl Giese and guardian angel, the transvestite Dorchen, as they establish the First Institute of Sexual Sciences in Berlin in 1920, and follows their struggles to keep it open, up to the rise of the Third Reich in the mid 1930s.
Death Drive is an exploration of the self-destructive tendencies in gay male sexuality utilizing the mediums of independent film, pornography, and dance to create a highly unique work of experimental film that transcends genre, gender, and expectation. Set in the desert of California, spanning from Palm Springs to Las Vegas, Death Drive tells the story of a young man, who after emerging from a pool of water scrambles to piece together the previous night before embarking on a series of psychedelic adventures that reveal his darkest internal instinct.
Timo is gay. Because a boy in his class came out publicly, he gathers the courage to tell his friends but they don’t react the way he had hoped for. On top of that, his homophobic parents also find out. As he then also starts receiving anonymous threats, he doesn’t see any way out of this mess.
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You 2011
Not Rated | 1h 35min | Drama | 5 October 2012 (USA)
James Sveck is a lonely youth in the summer before he goes off to college at Brown University. Apart from hanging with his grandmother, James prefers solitude. The story is told in first person narration, which helps give an intimate inside view of James as he works through his life at the therapy sessions which his parents insist he goes to. We learn about James’s past and present through the stories he tells.
Ilo Ilo 2013
Not Rated | 1h 39min | Drama | 29 August 2013 (Singapore)
Set in Singapore, Ilo Ilo chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid, Teresa. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. Jiale, the young and troublesome son, starts to form a unique bond with Teresa, who soon becomes an unspoken part of the family. This is 1997 and the Asian Financial Crisis is beginning to be felt in the region…
In the comedy-drama Cas, Pepijn and Sjors’ steady, seven-year relationship is shaken up after they allow a young student named Cas to sleep on their couch until he finds a place of his own. Gradually, both men fall head over heels for Cas’ laconic charm and it forces them to reconsider their many long-term plans. Is Cas’ presence endangering their relationship or is he actually a blessing in disguise?