A Skeleton in the Closet 2020
Todos tenemos un muerto en el placard o un hijo en el closet (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama | 24 August 2020 (USA)
Coming out of he closet is never easy, but the gay son has already come out to his parents. They weren’t happy, but they still love him. The son arrives home, only to learn that his partner has dumped him.
Quiet Is the Night 1978
Wsród nocnej ciszy (original title)
2h 8min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 17 November 1978 (Poland)
A psychological detective story about a police hunt for the murderer of young boys during the Christmas season. The police commissioner ends up tracing the clues to his own home, where he has an adolescent son with whom he has difficult relationship.
The River with No Bridge 1992
Hashi no nai kawa (original title)
2h 22min | Drama | October 1994 (USA)
Though ethnically and culturally identical to the average Japanese, the burakumin have been an underclass in Japanese society since the 17th century when the shogunate government codified social hierarchies. The burakumin were the class on the bottom rung. They were herded into separate villages, and forced to work in such lowly vocations as slaughtering animals and tanning hides. In 1922, Zenkoku Suiheisha (National Levelers Association) organized and started fighting for burakumin civil rights. Though these rigid categories may have blurred since the 1600s, and despite the Zenkoku’s modern successors – the Buraku Liberation League – the stigma of being a burakumin still remains today. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the struggle, director Yoichi Higashi spins this tale about two boys who endure a daily torrent of prejudice for their lowly lineage, but grow up to fight for their rights.
My Rosy Life, His Rosy Passion 2014
Ore to kareshi to kanojo no jijô (original title)
62min | Drama | 27 December 2017 (Japan)
When Otoya confesses that he is married, Junpei cannot hide his anger of being betrayed. However, Otoya says it is a fake marriage. He met his wife through matchmaking because of his father. She is emotionally unstable and an alcoholic. But he gets to use her to cover his gay identity. One day, Junpei goes to Otoya’s house and meets his wife when he is out. It leads to Otoya suggesting Junpei to move in and become his roommate…
Goodbye Seventies 2020
Unrated | 1h 32min | Drama | 28 September 2020 (USA)
In the 1970s, the golden age of gay pornography in New York City, a promising chorus boy is injured and told he will never dance again. Distraught and unimpressed with the “art” films playing seedy Times Square theaters, he gets his friends and lovers together and they start making their own hard core movies. Against all odds the films are wildly successful until drugs, AIDS and cheap video technology bring it all crashing down.
You Disappear 2017
Du forsvinder (original title)
1h 57min | Drama | 20 April 2017 (Denmark)
Mia is married to the successful headmaster Frederik, who is caught embezzling from his own school. But did he do this of his own free will – or has his personality been altered by the tumour lurking in his brain? Mia is desperate to uncover what kind of man she is actually married to. If the happiest three years of Mia’s life with Frederik were while he had a tumour in his brain, who was she married to before? YOU DISAPPEAR is a movie about the challenges we face as neuroscience forces us to rethink what we are as human beings.
No sooner has 15-year-old Lee Keegan been expelled from his private school than a pandemic spreads like wildfire around the globe. With his father dead and mother trapped abroad, Lee is given one instruction: go back to school. But safety and security at St. Mark’s School for Boys is in short supply. Its high walls can’t stop the local parish council from forming a militia and imposing marshal law, while inside the dorms the end of the world is having a dangerous effect on his best friend and his unrequited crush on the school nurse isn’t helping him concentrate on staying alive.