16 | 1h 26min | Drama | 20 May 2007 (France)
In a small coastal town of fishermen in Uruguay, the biologist Kraken works and lives in a house at the sea side with his wife Suli and their aggressive fifteen year-old daughter Alex. When Suli welcomes her former best friend Erika that comes with her husband, the surgeon Ramiro and their teenage son Alvaro to spend a couple of days with her family, Kraken learns that his wife invited Ramiro to operate Alex. Meanwhile Alex and Alvaro feel attracted by each other; however, Alvaro finds that Alex is hermaphrodite and she finds that Alvaro is gay. But the troubled and outcast Alex has the right to choose what gender she wants for her.
17min | Short, Drama | 1 April 2008 (UK)
James has learnt to be withdrawn and secretive in a family with long buried secrets. Lonely and confused, he is drawn to one of his schoolteachers, Mr Sutherland, focusing on him as the one person who might understand his inner turmoil. When an older man approaches him in a public toilet, James panics and calls his mother, but refuses to tell her what happened. Late that night, James listens to his parents arguing about him. His fathers offhanded dismissal of his mothers concern results in a vicious row. When a devastated James turns to Mr Sutherland for help, the teachers response leads James to take an irrevocable step.
I killed my mother 2009
J’ai tué ma mère (original title)
1h 36min | Drama | 15 July 2009 (France)
Teenager Hubert haughtily regards his mother with contempt, and only sees her tacky sweaters and kitsch decorations. In addition to these irritating surface details, there is also his parent’s cherished mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by this love/hate relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of adolescence – artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, and ostracism. The turbulent relationship between mother and son unfolds with a compelling combination of savage fury and melting affection. The stunning, semi-autobiographical directing debut of 20-year-old actor Xavier Dolan.
Lucky Blue 2007
28min | Short, Romance | 30 January 2007 (Sweden)
Olle, an introverted, well-mannered boy with an air of innocence and sincerity about him has been camping with his father at the same camping ground with several other people for years now. A sort of tradition that ends in a karaoke party. Then one summer, a family friend brings her reticent ‘city boy’ nephew, Kevin, and his pet budgerigar. Olle accidentally releases the bird and what follows is a discovery of friendship and love between the guy who has grown up in a loving environment and simply accepts love for what it is and the guy who’s apparently been burned too many times in his own circle to feel comfortable with it.
love 100 degrees c 2010
LOVE, 100°C (original title)
22min | Short, Drama, Romance | 2010 (South Korea)
A hearing-impaired boy, Min-so is gay, and he likes his classmate, Ji-seok. One day, Min-so impulsively has sex with a young man who works in a public bath, an experience that lends him new confidence, but at a heavy price.
Órói (original title)
1h 33min | Drama | 27 August 2010 (Iceland)
A 16-year old Icelandic boy’s first kiss with another boy gives him “jitters”–feelings he can’t deny. This is a well-written film that captures the confusion and excitement of being a teenager, with an attractive ensemble cast. The film follows the lives of several teens and the challenges they face, in particular with their parents/guardians.
Une histoire sans importance 1980
44min | Drama, Short | 12 November 2004 (France)
A coming of age story about two great friends during the school years whose friendship is truly tested when one of the boys start to develop different feelings for the other. At first, it seems Philippe and Claude are just experimenting new sensations, everything is pure curiosity to them. But total reciprocity isn’t the name of the game and Philippe is clearly infatuated with his friend.
12 Points 2015
13min | Short, Drama | May 2015 (Austria)
Jonas’s father expresses his enthusiasm about Conchita Wurst’s victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Hence, his 18-year-old son works up the courage to come out as a homosexual and introduce his boyfriend to his parents … unexpectedly, his father’s euphoria about the tolerance and open-mindedness displayed at the Song Contest comes to a sudden end.