West Beyrouth 1998

West Beyrouth 1998

West Beyrouth 1998

West Beyrouth 1998
1h 45m | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Release date: October 30, 1998 (Norway)

Storyline:

In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from West to East is a game. His mother wants to leave; his father refuses. Tarek spends time with May, a Christian, orphaned and living in his building. By accident, Tarek goes to an infamous brothel in the war-torn Olive Quarter, meeting its legendary madam, Oum Walid. He then takes Omar and May there using her underwear as a white flag for safe passage. Family tensions rise. As he comes of age, the war moves inexorably from adventure to tragedy.

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Jesus Loves Youssef 2011

Jesus Loves Youssef 2011

Jesus Loves Youssef 2011

Jesus Loves Youssef 2011
13m | Short, Comedy, Drama | 2011

Storyline:

Set in rural Lebanon, the heart of the Middle East, Jesus Loves Youssef is a bittersweet coming of age story of Youssef, a ten year old Maronite boy. A week before his First Communion, he discovers masturbation and with it, the concept of sin. He tries to negotiate his own deal with God while pressure mounts on him from all directions: his mother, brother, and the parish’s priest.

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Language of Love 1969

Language of Love 1969

Language of Love 1969

Language of Love 1969
Ur kärlekens språk (original title)
1h 42m | Documentary, Drama | Release date: October 2, 1969 (Sweden)

Storyline:

A modern advanced film about sexual education an behaviour based on the clinical research made by famous American and Swedish doctors. The film centres around a panel; Inge and Sten Hegeler, Maj-Brith Bergstroem-Walan and Sture Cullhed, all well known, reputable experts, who have devoted their scientific studies to the various fields of sexual life. The film deals with all kinds of problems connected with the sexual relationship of people. Whilst every question is discussed by the panel., the film illustrates; the difference between male and female sexual organs and their functions, positions, and authentic coition whereby a split screen system is used enabling us to see the various reactions in different parts of the body. In connection with this as well as in other parts of the film, diagrams and animations are used to simplify the understanding of the complicated reactions which occur when a person is under sexual stimulus. The panel also discusses the role of sex in society, the question of prejudices and taboos, sex in clothes, sex in art, etc. etc.

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Love Syndrome: The Beginning 2024

Love Syndrome: The Beginning 2024

Love Syndrome: The Beginning 2024

Love Syndrome: The Beginning 2024
1h 30m | Drama, Romance | Release date: May 9, 2024 (Thailand)

Storyline:

Itt was raped by Day because Itt was the mastermind behind the plan that hurt Day’s younger brother Night. This plan was to trick Night into falling in love with Itt’sfriend, Gear who then raped him. Day discovered the plan after it happened and took his revenge by raping Itt and videotaping the rape as blackmail material. Whenever Itt said something that ‘Day’ didn’t like, he would verbally and physically beat and abuse him. Day used this videotape to blackmail Itt, and forced him to come and live with him.

They started to grow feelings for each other despite the extreme situation. Especially Itt who wanted Day to make his feelings clear. So he ran away with the help of Night. After this Day went crazy when he found out and realized how much he really liked Itt despite what he did to him. “The rapist can’t end up with his victim unless he does something to prove his love right?”

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J’ador 2020

J'ador 2020

J’ador 2020

J’ador 2020
16m | Short, Drama | Release date: September 13, 2020 (Italy)

Storyline:

Rome. Claudio is 15 years-old. Someone is writing “J’ador” on his forehead because he smells like a little girl. It’s Lauro, 18 year-old, leader of a group made of guys claiming to be fascists and doing a lot of things for a far-right party. Claudio wants to go with them to the “dinner”, but only those who belong to the group can join it, and not the little girls like him. If he truly wants to achieve his goal, one afternoon Claudio must lose its boy scent and learn how to smell like a man.

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Adan & Esteban 2022

Adan & Esteban 2022

Adan & Esteban 2022

Adan & Esteban 2022
Adán y Esteban (original title)
19m | Short | Release date: April 20, 2022 (Argentina)

Storyline:

A night in which a young man helps another revive from a party blowout. A night in which tenderness and desire, apparently absent, slip through the cracks and transform distances. Two former classmates from high school on a night that constantly threaten to end up ignoring the skin that pulls to continue in contact. Pisces or Capricorn, denial or exhibition, rationality or faith. Two bodies that meet in the middle and a sunrise that sheds light on fears and evaporates them with the sun’s rays.

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