This Is the Night 2021
1h 47min | Comedy, Drama | 21 September 2021 (USA)
Once Upon a Time in Staten Island is set in the summer of 1982 and has as its backdrop the release of Rocky III. The story tells of an average teen who embarks on a quest in his Rocky Balboa-obsessed town that swirls in his family members. Watts and Grillo will play his parents.
As Hard as You Can 2019
Aussi fort que tu peux (original title)
26min | Short, Drama, Thriller | 9 December 2019 (Germany)
In the middle of the countryside, Virgile is trying to reconnect with his childhood friend. But he discovers that Anthony has sunk into the throes of self-destruction and surrenders to extreme sexuality.
Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil’s romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter – all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form – he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil’s cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?
After years of sexual denial, Yiftach leaves his family to live alone in Tel-Aviv.
Attracted to men but torn between his former and new life, Yiftach is consumed with blame and feels disconnected from everything around him. The drama moves between different time periods, raising penetrating questions regarding prejudice and life on the fringes of society.
The Nest 2019
El nido (original title)
15min | Short | January 1 2020 (Chile)
Elías (12) is the youngest son of Luisa (45) and José (46. One afternoon, after witnessing a homophobic attack at school, Elías tells his parent that he is also gay. But his cry for help gets unanswered, which will make him wonder: how can I feel safe? where’s my nest?
Two antisocial adolescents, resentful against their classmates and teachers, intend to provoke commotion in the school through a series of anonymous acts of vandalism. Little by little, the game is losing its naive side and the two young people are submerged in a dangerous spiral of violence that seems to have no limits.
Let People Exit Before Boarding 2018
Antes de entrar, permita salir (original title)
13min | Short, Drama | 19 August 2018 (Mexico)
Jesús and Pablo just met on a dating app and are getting together to have sex for the first time. The house of Jesús is full of visitors so they undertake a small trip through Monterrey to find a place to complete the act.