John and Nicholas are 15 years old and best friends. They are both very interested in girls but feel insecure when it comes to a first sexual encounter with a woman. That’s why they decide that they will get some ‘practice’ on each other…
Situated within the confines of an upper-class international swimming institution in the UK’s countryside. The seclusion of such a location facilitates the character’s blossoming and inevitable explosion. The film is a depiction of a young man’s downward spiral. Jonathan is an outcast, a reject from school as well as his new family. With the death of his mother and his father’s identity crisis, he finds himself under the control of his future step-mother, a selfish, evil woman, who sends him off to a remote place so the path is clear for her to marry his dad and secure her future. It is within this strange school that Jonathan, along with his personal fears, begins to suffer a sexual kind of bullying which takes him from romance to vengeance in a matter of days.
Amy George 2011
1h 35min | Drama | 3 April 2011 (USA)
Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a “true-artist”, he sets out looking for risk, ecstasy, wildness and women. Amy George is a microbudget independent drama about the time in a boy’s life when he’s at his least likeable.
R | 1h 18min | Drama, Romance | 22 May 2004 (Canada)
A provocative and challenging coming-of-age story between Cliff, a restless suburban teen, and Butch, a street hustler, on the eve of his 18th birthday. Butch challenges Cliff’s sheltered upbringing by exposing him to a different world that changes Cliff forever.
Sebastian – When Everybody Knows 1995
När alla vet (original title)
1h 28min | Drama | 3 November 1995 (Norway)
16 year old Sebastian behaves strangely. He stays alone in his room for hours thinking and doesn’t talk to his parents as he used to. He refuses to explain to them what his problem is. The truth is that he slowly discovers that he feels stangely for his best friend Ulf. Soon he is going to accept his true self – that he is gay and that he is also in love with his best friend Ulf.
Chacun sa nuit 2006
1h 35min | Drama | 20 September 2006 (France)
Chacun Sa Nuit explores the carnal interdependencies among a host of characters who live in a town in provincial France. At the center of it all is Pierre (Arthur Dupont), a conceited and vain bisexual musician in his late teens who acts as a magnet, to varying degrees, for a whole array of characters – from his sister, Lucie (Lizzie Brocheré), with whom he has a heated incestuous relationship, to a city councilor with whom he participates in gay orgies. When Pierre turns up dead, Lucie investigates the reasons for his demise and charts the network of sadomasochistic relationships that crisscross the town.
Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma’s death even gloomier father Edgar’s manly expectations, and seeks comfort in petting a chicken he associates with his late Ma. Macho mate Perry Foley, who has it physically even harder on his dad’s farm, usually comforts Duncan and defends his ‘wimpiness’ to their cocky ruffian mates Travis, Scotty and Brent. But although clearly attracted to gentle gentile Ducan himself, the socially unacceptable suggestion of ‘sissy’ homosexuality makes Perry over-react and turn on his friend.