In 1995, Jonah is proud to be the loner at the teen mental health clinic. But when a new patient, Richard, is admitted and the boys are forced to share a room, Jonah finds himself forming a connection despite himself. But will their bond be strong enough to protect them from the darklings that hide in the night shadows?
Just in case you did not believe the “viewer discretion advised” warning at the start of the film, we open with an older man masturbating while looking out his window at something we don’t see. We then jump to the same man talking on the phone to his mother and we understand that he lives alone, has probably always lived alone and sees quite an isolated type. When a teenage boy comes to his door with an injured hand, he reluctantly lets him come in to clean it up. They get to talking and the older man clearly feels uncomfortable with the boy being in the house. As they talk it becomes apparent that the man has a history which makes him right to be nervous, and that the boy is not just there by chance.
My Friend Jaime 2013
Mi amigo Jaime (original title)
8min | Short, Drama | 17 August 2013 (USA)
“Mi amigo Jaime”, tells the story of Dani, a young boy who shares a close friendship with his friend Jaime. Their relationship changes when Dani realizes she feels something more to his friend. Following these events, the lives of both experience an unexpected twist full of strong emotions.
The tragicomic tale of Bjørn, 17, who suffers from a contracted foreskin. First, his dad indiscreetly enlightens poor Bjørn about the ailment, which runs in the family. Then, we follow Bjørn through medical examinations, a surgical procedure and healing. Bjørn has always been insecure around girls and paralysed by performance anxiety. He now hopes the procedure will change all that – especially because he is fascinated by his big sister’s beautiful best friend, a curious witness to his travails who has been continuously updated about every intimate detail by his blabbermouth sister. Ultimately, it is up to Bjørn to realise that conquering pretty women takes more than just working equipment.