Men of Hard Skin 2019
Hombres de piel dura (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 36min | Drama | 28 January 2019 (Netherlands)
Teenager Ariel lives a seemingly quiet life with his father and sister on their picturesque farm in a rural part of Buenos Aires. However, unbeknownst to his family, Ariel has been abused for years by Omar, his neighbourhood priest. Having confused his mistreatment for romantic affection, Ariel takes it upon himself to free himself from their relationship and soon embarks on a secret affair with one of the male workers on his father’s property. Meanwhile, as Omar continues to succumb to his urges, he forms a friendship with a much older priest who finds himself wrestling with similar desires. Defiantly unsentimental in its approach, José Celestino Campusano’s richly textured exploration of sex, power and ecclesiastical abuse in Argentine society is a complex and often confrontational piece of work, posing many tough questions without resorting to easy answers.
Hotel Harabati 2006
De particulier à particulier (original title)
1h 35min | Drama | 19 April 2006 (France)
After 10 years and two children together, Philippe and Marion, finally decide to take a honeymoon Holiday in Venice. At the train station, a abandoned bag filled with money will bring them to a different journey. A journey of doubt where reality never quite lies where it seems, leading from separation to reconciliation.
Male Shorts International V2 (2018) Drama | 11 December 2018 (USA)
The second volume of an international collection of five short films focusing on men. Male Shorts: International V2 includes the short films Free Fall, Enter, Sr. Raposo, Ocaso and Twice. The films are all presented in their original language with English subtitles.
Male Shorts International V1 (2018) Drama | 26 June 2018 (USA)
An international collection containing five short films focusing on gay men, the set includes Just Past Noon On A Tuesday, La Tepette (The Mousetrap), The Storm (La Tempete). Each short film is presented in its native language (Portuguese, French or English) with English subtitles for all. Take a look at the individual descriptions of the films, along with some hot stills, below.
No Regret 2006
Huhwihaji anha (original title)
R | 1h 53min | Drama, Romance | 16 November 2006 (South Korea)
Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at an art college and an evening job. One night, a rich young businessman makes an advance on him during one of his driving jobs. They meet again the next day: it is during a round of redundancy cuts at the factory where Sumin refuses an attempt by a man (who is in fact the boss’ son Jaemin) to save his job. Eventually, Sumin is seduced into working as a prostitute in an up-market boy-brothel as Jaemin’s obsession with him grows, leaving Jaemin helpless in the face of his overwhelming desire. This is a film of bold sexuality, where unexpected passion, desire and misunderstandings wreak havoc of an operatic intensity.