I Am Guilty 2005
Falscher Bekenner (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 34min | Drama, Thriller | 6 April 2006 (Germany)
Armin Steeb is adrift: just finished with school, living with his middle-class parents, clueless about finding work. He tries connecting with a girl, he engages in risky sex with strangers in public toilets, he goes to job interviews. He also sends an anonymous letter to a local Munich newspaper, claiming responsibility for a fatal road accident. He fitfully pursues notoriety as he goes through life nearly without affect. What will it take to get Armin to smile?
Love Actually Sucks 2012
Ai Hen Lan (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 23min | Drama | 3 March 2012 (Hong Kong)
Love Actually… Sucks! was inspired by real-life events, and opens with a dramatic wedding feast. It tells a variety of stories about love that has gone wrong: a brother and sister in an illicit relationship, a married painter who falls in love with his young male life model, a dance school teacher who is besotted with his senior student, and a lesbian couple, one of whom has role-play paranoia, and is caught in a complex love triangle. The film celebrates the belief that life is love.
A huge, run-down apartment in Berlin Mitte. Two women and a man, rehearsals for a movie about love and sex, that will never be shot. Acting and reality mingle into a dangerous melange. Berlin is the shelter, love is impossible, flesh is the law.
Les îles (original title)
23min | Short, Drama, Fantasy | 15 August 2018 (France)
A melancholy reflection on the power of desire, suspended between the dream and urgency of the flesh, in which attraction is also horror. A mysterious and retro-technical nightmare at Leos Carax, where the fiction is reality and only those who love can get out of it.
X | 1h 28min | Adult | 7 April 1976 (France)
Having somehow gotten this film mixed up with Jack Deveau’s follow-up, DRIVE, I was disappointed to find no digressions into bargain-basement sci-fi. Instead, LEFT-HANDED offers a sensitive portrayal of a homosexual affair at the dawn of gay liberation.
We first meet Ray (Ray Frank), a handsome, long-haired New York artist type, as he cruises a nerdy young guy in a park restroom. Stopping by his friend Larry’s (Larry Burns) head shop afterward, he crosses paths with Bob (Robert Rikas), a handsome blonde who Larry assures Ray is straight.