SHARED ROOMS explores the meaning of home and family through three interrelated stories of gay men finding connections during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day – a married couple who take in a teenage relative who was kicked out of his home after his parents discovered he was gay; a pair of roommates forced to share a bed for the week, much to the delight (and horror) of the one harboring a secret crush on the other; and two men looking for a quick hookup who end up finding a much stronger connection.
Un couteau dans le coeur (original title)
1h 50min | Drama , Romance , Thriller | 27 June 2018 (France)
Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down.
Loss of Innocence 2008
Binyag (original title)
1h 4min | Drama | 8 October 2008 (Philippines)
The title “Binyag” translates to ‘loss of innocence,’ and this little-known film from the Philippenes shows, very effectively, the process in which one young person loses his own innocence. A boy living a quiet, picturesque life in the Filipino province, spending his days swimming in the sea, is offered a job as a “film star” when a shady “talent scout” visits his small village. He promises the naive Leo that he can “make him a star.” Leo, excited at the idea of escaping his seemingly mundane life, accepts the offer, thus beginning his journey to the city of Manila, where he will learn some hard facts about the world he lives in.
Night Flight 2014 Director Cut
Ya-gan-bi-haeng (original title)
Not Rated | 2h 21min | Drama | 28 August 2014 (South Korea)
Three teenage boys Yong-ju, Gi-Woong and Gi-Taek, were once best friends in middle school, but they become estranged from each other once they enter high school. While Yong-ju and Gi-Taek still remain close, Gi-Woong becomes a jjang (Korean slang term meaning “best”), one of the strongest fighters in the school, and begins to hang out with Seong-jin’s gang (Seong-jin’s parents are powerful figures, making him a bigwig among his schoolmates). Yong-ju becomes concerned when he finds out that Seong-jin’s gang is mercilessly bullying Gi-Taek, an eccentric manhwa fan. Under intense pressure to get into a prestigious university because of his financially struggling single mother, Yong-ju develops an unlikely relationship with Gi-Woong, who tries to break away from Seong-jin. But when Gi-Taek learns that Yong-ju is gay, he betrays his friend and joins Seong-jin’s gang in ostracizing him, telling them that Yong-ju has loved Gi-Woong for years.
Les faux-monnayeurs (original title)
2h 1min | Drama | TV Movie 5 January 2011
High-school student Bernard discovers that he’s the fruit of a one-night stand by his mother. He despises the man who raised him, who is not his real father, and runs away from home, taking refuge with a friend, Olivier. Olivier is a shy boy, lacking affection, which he tries to find with his Uncle Edouard. The attraction between the two is mutual although neither manages to express his feelings. Through a combination of circumstances, Bernard is hired by Edouard as his secretary, and they both leave for a stay in the mountains. In a jealous pique, Olivier lets himself be seduced by the Comte de Passavant, a rich and trendy writer who is also cynical and manipulative. The count has a pernicious influence on the boy, who turns brutal and odious. Realizing this, he sinks into depression, not knowing how to find his way out.
Good Boys 2005
Yeladim Tovim (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 15min | Crime , Drama , Romance | 2005 (Israel)
17-year-old Meni wears only the most fashionable clothes, interested in music, loves the cinema and works as a rent boy. He had a baby from Mika, a young drug addict prostitute. He has an adoptive mother who is also a trans-gender prostitute and clients that contact him on his cell-phone. One night he meets Tal, also a hustler and they decide to spend the night together. During that night their lives get a new meaning, but can the little hope change the life they are used to from early age? In the morning they decide to meet later at the club. Until the awaited meeting, both of them will have to deal with their weary routine of clients, marginalized people and unexpected events.
My Best Friend 2018
Mi mejor amigo (original title)
1h 30min | Drama , Romance | 8 November 2018 (Argentina)
Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia. One day, a family friend’s son named Caíto moves south and settles in at Lorenzo’s home. His family is going through difficult times and can’t give much care to him. Caíto is very shy and hardly speaks. Lorenzo is supposed to help him feel at home. They become friends. They spend great amounts of time together. Although Lorenzo doesn’t like sports, he puts up with Caíto’s fascination for mountain biking. They share deep conversations too. They can be very different but they come to understand each other. It won’t be long until everybody at home realizes Caíto is a difficult case. After a couple of days, Lorenzo’s parents feel they’ve had enough. But then, Caíto makes a big confession to Lorenzo. He tells him the true reason why he was forced to leave his house. After that, Lorenzo takes charge of him so that his parents let him stay. He now has a secret to hold, a responsibility to take and a troublesome partner that will take him through new life experiences.