What the Day Owes the Night 2012
Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (original title)
2h 42min | Drama, Romance | 12 September 2012 (France)
Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle’s care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great love story develops between Jonas and Emilie, which is soon unsettled by the conflicts troubling the country.
During a nightly Porsche ride with his doting rascal Xan, white South African farmer Peter finds and adopts an orphaned cheetah cub, dubbed Duma (just Swahili for cheetah). It becomes the boy’s inseparable playmate, even taking it to bed. Peter made clear from the start that the cheetah should be returned to the wild before its full adulthood. But the father is stricken down with a disease just before the cheetah could be returned. Xan’s mother sells the farm and moves in with a city aunt. The cheetah escapes, but finds Xan at school, where the new boy is bullied. He decides to run away to the mountains with Duma. On the way they face countless perils, which courage, Xan’s intelligence and Duma’s instinct overcome.
Screened in over 75 international film festivals (including the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival), “Fairies” is a musical fantasy come true. Timothy is bullied by homophobic classmates at his all boys high school. While studying A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he imagines a world where he isn’t so different. With the help of Midsummer, his quirky teacher, a spectacular musical dream and tons of glitter- he creates a way to fit in.
Forbidden Love 2008
Not Rated | 1h 10min | Romance | 2008 (Japan)
Fashion designer Mizuki Ritsu returns from abroad and ends up sharing an apartment with the sons of his boss, Sho, and his younger brother Ryo. Sho refuses to go out of his room and doesn’t what to see anyone. Because of this, his father wants Ritsu to watch over Sho and take care of him. Unknown to everyone, Sho and Ritsu used to be lovers before Ritsu left Japan and went to study in New York.
Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) is a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) and a bright future ahead of him – and with plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity. But things get complicated when he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a handsome and charming gay kid from the other side of town, who unwittingly sends Alex on a rollercoaster journey of sexual exploration, kicking off a hilarious and moving adventure of love, sex and friendship in our liberated and confusing modern times. Written and directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins, Wilson), produced by Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jared Ian Goldman.
Dew (Let’s Go Together) 2019
123min | Drama | 2019
Dew the movie tells the story of romantic love between two boys. But the circumstances of the times deterred them from pursuing their feelings and having a relationship.
23 years later, one of them attempts to reconnect and perhaps reunite in an era where there is more tolerance and acceptance. Directed by Chookiat Sakveerakul, the maker of the acclaimed Love of Siam and Grean Fiction.