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.
Élève libre 2008
1h 45min | Drama | 21 January 2009 (Belgium)
Jonas, 16, is experiencing school failure. But for his tennis enthusiast, this is not so serious, since he can devote himself to sport. Unfortunately, he cannot pass the national selection. Turning away from his divorced parents, he finds thirty-year-old Pierre’s support, a friend of his mother. He was touched by his situation, offers help to him. With this privileged connection, he leaves school. Pierre and his companion, Nathalie replace the teachers and the parents. But this education will take a more intimate turn, sex education.
Boys to Men 2001
1h 15min | Drama | 16 March 2001 (USA)
Compilation of 4 short films from different directors all with a common theme of gay identity – “Crush” by Philip Bartell, “The Mountain King” by Duncan Tucker, “…lost” by Dan Castle & “The Confession” by Carl Phirman.
R | 1h 34min | Drama | 11 September 2009 (UK)
Teenage gang member Cal hides his sexuality from his fellow happy slapping gang members’ often futile and violent dislike of anyone who isn’t the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. Hooking up with a random stranger (Scott), Cal is unaware that this chance meeting will eventually provide him with choices and routes of escape from the tedium of his unambitious and depraved life. When his world collides with Olivier, a French student he rescues from a pointless beating, he encounters a lifestyle that presents as many new experiences as it does obstacles.
Prora, on the Baltic Sea. Mysterious, endless. In this deserted former Nazi holiday camp and communist military complex, teenagers Jan and Matthieu embark on an adventure that puts their friendship at risk.
Nico And Dani 2000
Krámpack (original title)
R | 1h 31min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 June 2000 (Spain)
Coming of age, on a Barcelona beach, during an eventful week: Nico arrives at Dani’s for part of the summer. Dani’s parents are away, Nico is keen to lose his virginity, and Dani, who’s been Nico’s friend since grammar school, wants time only with Nico. Dani’s plans to hunt and fish are waylaid when Nico catches the eye of Elena and her cousin Berta. He wants to go to the beach with the girls, cook them dinner, and make love to at least one of them. Dani wants social and physical contact with Nico. Watching from a short distance are Sonia, Dani’s tutor, and Julian, a gay writer, who picks up Dani’s vibes. Can Nico and Dani sort out friendship as well as their mixed desires?
Out Of Hand aka Keller – Teenage Wasteland 2005
1h 32min | Drama | 6 March 2008 (Germany)
Sebastian and Paul are two bored boys about 16 years of age. They drink alcohol, steal – and attend a private school. They can’t find a sense of meaning in their present adolescent existence. They abduct Sonja and lock her in an old, abandoned factory building. But what shall they do with her? Disorientation, fear, desire and also love are changing to cruel aggressivity.