Too Far Away 2019
Zu weit weg (original title)
1h 29min | Drama, Family | 11 October 2019 (Germany)
12yo Ben and his family have to leave their village due to the lignite mining in the western region of Germany. Ben has trouble fitting in his new school and equally new soccer club, while his old friends are already moving on. Then Tariq, a young Syrian, is seated next to him in school, and the two teenagers slowly bond over their shared interests – and shared losses.
More Than Two Days 2016
10min | Short, Drama | 1 November 2016 (Tunisia)
After becoming a witness of his older brother rape, a young boy goes through shade of silence, lintel and desire to reveal! A conflict that reflects on their life, their relationship, how each of them tries to deal with his new life.
Over two days, could make a weighty influence on their future and relationship.
How to Die Young in Manila 2020
12min | Short | 16 April 2021 (USA)
“How to Die Young in Manila” was made as a short pitch teaser to Petersen Vargas’ full-length feature, entitled “Some Nights Feel Like Walking.” It’s about a young boy who braves the streets of nighttime Manila to meet an anonymous hookup. Thinking one of them is a hookup, he trails a pack of young hustlers who then draw him into their strange world of death and desire. This short film questions and explores the possibility of an urban life, of human connection in the city, for those not protected by privilege from the cruel policies of this government, which kill young men everywhere. It’s a film that imagines and situates queer desire within a city determined and shaped by politics.
The Night Train 2020
Nattåget (original title)
15min | Short, Drama | August 2020 (Italy)
Oskar is on the night train, heading home after an interview in Stockholm. With a long night ahead of him, he makes eye contact with Ahmad. For the first time he meets the gaze of someone who feels the same desire as he does.
Canada, 1972. Dominic, 22 years-old, has a fetish – for himself. Nothing turns him on more than his reflection, with much of his time spent taking Polaroid selfies. When his loving grandmother dies, he discovers a deep family secret: his lesbian mother didn’t die in childbirth and he has a twin brother, Daniel, raised in a remote monastery by a depraved priest, held captive against his will. The power of destiny bring back together the two beautiful, identical brothers, who, after being reunited with their mother Beatrice, are soon embroiled in a strange web of sex, revenge and redemption.
Jack is a young boy exploring his own identity when he befriends a recently released ex-convict, Pop.
The pair bond, but Pop’s past and his inability to control his emotions threaten to put Jack in danger.
On the Fringe of Wild 2021
1h 23min | Drama, Romance | 2021 (Canada)
A 2000s “Romeo and Juliet” type romance between two teenage boys, set in a small Ontario town, where love does not win, but the surviving players grow to accept themselves as members of the LGBTQ+ community.