Patterns 2023 (S01)
TV Series | Comedy | Release date: July 27, 2023 (United Kingdom)
There’s something for everyone in Patterns – a British anthology series. Each episode tells a self-contained story, but they all take place in the same universe. A minor character in one story may reappear as lead in another and vice-versa.
I Love You More 2023
1h 33m | Drama, Romance | Release date: August 12, 2023 (Canada)
After a year of online pillow-talk, Ben, a shy Kosovar teen, is beyond-excited to finally meet his first (but secret) love, Leo. Consumed with passion, Ben carefully weaves the plans and cover-story for his romantic tryst with Leo who is arriving from Germany in just one month. Everything must be perfect. Great news, Ben’s mother surprises the family with a life changing opportunity, but Ben just can’t accept it yet. He must meet Leo.
Red, White & Royal Blue 2023
1h 58m | Comedy, Romance | Release date: August 11, 2023 (United States)
Based on the Casey McQuiston Novel of the same name, this story focuses on Alex Claremont-Diaz, the First Son of the president of the United States and his rivalry with the young prince, Henry. After causing a major uproar at the older Prince’s Brother’s wedding, the two are forced to avoid a National incident by up-playing their non existent friendship with a goodwill visit to the UK. Their rivalry soon turns into a forced friendship and then blossoms into something even more. The two try to keep their relationship a secret despite their highly public lives amid his mother’s re-election campaign as the first female President.
The story of two British teens, Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring, at an all-boys grammar school. Charlie, a high-strung, openly gay overthinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, one day are made to sit together in class. Their friendship quickly becomes something more for openly gay Charlie, but he initially does not believe he has a chance with Nick, but love works in surprising ways, with Nick more interested in Charlie than either of them realized. Heartstopper is about love, friendship, and loyalty. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make something larger.
June 1982, Sicily. While Italians dream of winning the World Cup, two adolescents dream of living their love story without fear. Seventeen-year-old Gianni is bullied because of his homosexuality but his life changes when he meets by accident Nino, a captivating and innocent boy. The profound friendship they develop will without embarrassment turn into love, as they start working together for Nino’s father, shooting fireworks. When their bond is discovered by their families, the consequences are as violent as the times and mores are conservative. The two teenagers are separated by force but ready to challenge everything and everyone, convinced their love can defeat death.
Norwegian Dream 2023
1h 37m | Drama | Release date: March 17, 2023 (Norway)
A 19-year-old Polish immigrant working at a fish factory in Norway has feelings for his colleague. A strike begins among the Polish workers at the factory testing their relationship, and with their fellow workers.
A tender coming-of-age tale, Pashi follows a young boy from a Himalayan village as he fumbles through the maze of adolescence, infatuation, and queer identity. Siddharth Chauhan imaginatively uses dream sequences and folk traditions to tell an emotionally intricate story of desire.