La fin de l’été 2019
1h 32min | Drama | TV Movie 27 September 2019
Ali, 15, and his younger brother Selim spend their summer holidays in the country with their grandparents, André and Françoise. The opportunity for Ali to finally leave the world of childhood, because he has decided: he is ready for his first time, the time of a summer that will be for him forever unforgettable. But, echoing his love torment, there are also those of his grandmother’s illness and his grandfather’s daily struggle to cope with the wavering memory of his wife.
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.
Mundane History 2009
Jao nok krajok (original title)
1h 22min | Drama | 13 December 2010 (USA)
Explores the relationship between Ake, a young man who is paralyzed from the waist down after an accident, and Pun, the male nurse who takes care of him, and of course Ake’s father. Ake is at first cold towards his nurse Pun, but as Pun continues to earnestly take care of him he starts to open up his heart through candid conversations. The physical contact with Pun makes him rethink physical desires that he wants to forget. The grudge he held against his father slowly abates. All of this slowly becomes the motivating factor to confirm that he is alive, albeit with physical problems.
Dòst (original title) Drama | TV Movie 27 October 2018
The short drama film Dòst tells the tough coming of age process of best friends Alko and Björn in a small rural village community. Between agricultural weekend work and partying, dealing with other adolescent boys and girls, one kiss can make a big difference. The urge to fit in, to uphold image, and peer pressure makes the boys both having to make choices that will affect their friendship.
All About Lily Chou-Chou 2001
Riri Shushu no subete (original title)
2h 26min | Crime, Drama, Music | 6 October 2001 (Japan)
Life isn’t easy for a group of high school kids growing up absurd in Japan’s pervasive pop/cyber culture. As they negotiate teen badlands- school bullies, parents from another planet, lurid snapshots of sex and death- these everyday rebels without a cause seek sanctuary, even salvation, through pop star savior Lily Chou-Chou, embracing her sad, dreamy songs and sharing their fears and secrets in Lilyholic chat rooms. Immersed in the speed of everyday troubles, their lives inevitably climax in a fatal collision between real and virtual identities, a final logging-off from innocence.
Always Say Yes 2019
Siempre sí (original title)
Unrated | 1h 44min | Drama | 6 April 2019 (Argentina)
Héctor travels from Hermosillo to Mexico City with the hope of posing naked for photography collective Feral. His friend Carlos chose not to go with him, and Héctor, determined to experiment with his desire without limits, promises himself to always say yes.