Like Cattle Towards Glow 2015
1h 33min | Drama, Sci-FiAdult | 11 September 2015 (France)
Like Cattle Towards Glow follows 13 young characters who find themselves in confusing and threatening situations by way of their sexual misadventures. In advance of the film’s premiere in Paris this Friday, VICE spoke with Dennis about anarchism, the gay agenda, and giving his readers complicated erections.
Todos Estan muertos 2014
Todos están muertos (original title)
1h 33min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 16 October 2015 (Mexico)
If you saw Lupe (35) in her bathrobe and slippers, stuck at home making pies, you would never imagine that back in the 80’s she was a pop-rock star. She and her brother Diego made up the band Groenlandia, whose first album was a huge hit. But Lupe has turned her back on that distant past of touring and concerts. She lives wholly dependent on her mother Paquita (65) and has a teenage son, Pancho(14), who hates her. Her agoraphobia won’t even let her leave the house to buy the ingredients she needs for cooking. Luckily her mother, Paquita, a superstitious Mexican woman with a heart of gold,is there to do the shopping, deal with her frequent crises and do what matters most: be a mother to Pancho. But Paquita is running out of time. She just found out that she’s going to die and she has only one final goal: to prepare her family for life without her.
Young Goob, 16 years old, returns home to his mother where he grew up in the countryside, between a small restaurant and a field of pumpkins. His mother’s new companion and Goob don’t get along. This summer Goob will mature in many ways, dealing with a girl in the stock-car circuit, a gay cousin who dances, and problems with a seasonal woman fieldworker.
1h 48min | Drama | 28 August 2014 (Denmark)
Martin (14) is forced to deal with confused sexuality and the loss of a mother in a provincial setting in the mid-seventies, where the famed Danish liberation of porn has had its influence on the grownups.
Als ik jou tegenkom 2012
5min | Short | 2012 (Belgium)
Still, we like something more sensuality – a style that keeps sticking on our retina. But perhaps Schatteman’s choice is appropriate, because his unprecedented approach pays attention to his two taboo themes. Homosexuality on the white canvas – The kiss of both men is brought to mind – and relationships between pupil and teacher. The psychological impact of these social barriers, we see in the end when the teacher, despised and apparently a nerve crisis, bounces through the corridor.
The Smell of Us 2014
1h 32min | Drama | 10 September 2015 (Hungary)
A group of skateboarders in Paris are at the heart of a loose coalition of young people who do drugs and have sex. Several of them are rent boys, including the Dorian Gray/Narcissus of the group Math (Lukas Ionesco) and his friend JP (Hugo Behar-Thinieres) who is in love with him, but is continually rejected because Math reckons he’s only gay for pay. There’s a girl who sometimes comes over and is jealous of JP’s closeness to Math, and so she snitches on JP to his parents, and there’s an indigent old man nicknamed Rockstar (Larry Clark) whom the group tolerate as a kind of mascot/despised pet. And there’s Michael Pitt (who featured in Clark’s “Bully”) with a guitar in a couple of scenes looking slightly uncomfortable at being so clearly surplus to requirements.