20min | Short, Drama | 9 October 2018 (USA)
Reclusively withdrawn Tobias is hospitalized in a psychiatric institution. Here, he meets the boy Emil, a boy with an entirely different view on life and the situation he and Tobias are in. The two boys develop a close friendship that puts the mind and boundaries of Tobias to the test.
Lost in Paradise 2011
Hot Boy Noi Loan va Cau Chuyen ve Thang Cuoi, Co Gai Diem va Con Vit (original title)
1h 43min | Drama , Romance | 15 June 2012 (Taiwan)
Khoi, a naive twenty-year-old, travels to Ho Chi Minh City from the countryside to begin a new life. It’s his first time in the big city and he’s looking for a place to live. He befriends Dong, a handsome extrovert who offers to share his apartment. When Khoi goes to check the place out, he meets Lam, who also appears to be living there. Khoi decides to stay, but while he showers, Dong and Lam – who turn out to be boyfriends – run off with all his cash and belongings. It’s not long before Lam is himself abandoned by Dong, and winds up back on the street as a prostitute. Meanwhile the penniless and disillusioned Khoi takes on menial jobs to survive. Lam and Khoi are eventually reunited, and despite Lam’s past actions, the two become closer and closer – even though Khoi becomes more and more troubled by Lam’s dangerous source of income. At the same time, Cuoi, a mentally handicapped man abandoned by his family, attempts to befriend a female prostitute. Her pimps do not take kindly to his hanging around and scaring away customers, but she takes pity on him and ultimately becomes his protector.
1h 28min | Drama | 7 September 2018 (Mexico)
The coming of age story of a boy that after a traumatic event is taken to beautiful Cuernavaca, where he has to find his father while trying to adapt to life with his grandmother, who has problems of her own.
The Story of the Stone 2018
1h 46min | Drama | 28 July 2018 (USA)
The story has been adapted from the classical novel of the same name, adapting the characters and events from the original story to life at the Red House in Taipei’s Ximending area. The film avoids focusing on moral issues and in making any judgments. It displays an honest and natural depiction. It depicts gay life in Taipei and discovers a darker side to Taipei, as well as exploring despair, reincarnation and hope.
We the Animals 2018
R | 1h 34min | Drama | 17 August 2018 (USA)
Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.
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.