SUGAR PINE FALLS is about growing up fast. Monty and his little sister are being driven halfway across the country by their mum (Hannah), in another attempted escape of Monty’s alcoholic father. Monty is 16 and can’t yet shake the responsibility of looking after his emotionally erratic mum. When they arrive at the Sugar Pine Caravan Park, Monty forms an unexpected friendship with James; an intriguing and artistic older boy. James has a heaviness weighing on him and takes to the Monty’s awkwardly insightful presence as a much needed distraction. But, SUGAR PINE is a dark place where everyone has something to hide and happiness is fleeting. A body lays limp beneath a waterfall and as the film unravels the awful truth will be revealed.
Two high school friends, Caleb and Macon, are reunited after many years when Caleb returns home from the military. During the tense reunion, Macon is tortured by memories of a pivotal day in his adolescence that forever changed both his and Caleb’s lives.
MISERERE is about six young men who prostitute themselves for little money in Once Train Station and Plaza Miserere, a central area in the city of Buenos Aires. Structured as a chronicle of a summer day, the documentary presents the stories and inner reflections of the protagonists through voice-overs. The routines of these street sex workers show the complex and multicultural universe of Once.
Grande école 2004
1h 50min | Drama, Romance | 4 February 2004 (France)
Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he’d rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul’s behavior changes – he is attracted to Louis without realizing so himself. Agnes, on the other hand, gets quite jealous and offers a bet: Whoever gets to have Louis-Anault first, wins… If she does, Paul will no longer explore his homosexual desires, if he does – she’ll walk away. Meanwhile, Paul meets Mecir, a young Arab worker, who shows him there’s more to life than elite colleges…
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.
The Blonde One 2019
Un rubio (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 48min | Drama, Romance | 29 August 2019 (Germany)
In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Gabriel has just moved in with his colleague, Juan. Shy and reserved, Gabo is reluctant to follow Juan’s wandering hands and meaningful looks. With a revolving door of beauties streaming out of Juan’s bedroom, his machismo seems firmly in place. However, the attraction between the two men is undeniable. What starts out as a sexual relationship based on convenience of location, soon develops into the engrossing evolution of a tender and intimate relationship, which is as sweet as it is heartbreaking.
Karera ga honki de amu toki wa (original title)
2h 7min | Drama | 25 February 2017 (Japan)
One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio’s place. He is a brother of Hiromi and has lived with Rinko, a pretty girlfriend. Actually, Rinko is a transwoman. She works as a caregiver in a nursing home where Makio’s mother Sayuri who suffers from dementia is living. Rinko makes a delicious meal and sometimes cuddles Tomo. She is a little confused, but Tomo, Rinko and Makio start to live a life together. One day Rinko teaches Tomo to knit to control her temper. Rinko was also taught by her mother at the age of puberty when she struggled with her sexuality. A daughter neglected by her mother. A gentle uncle and his transgender lover. An angsty boy who recognizes a sense of himself as a gay – A warm “knitting” reorganizes unconventional family.