A Girl on the Shore 2021
1h 47m | Drama, Romance | 20 August 2021 (Japan)
In a seaside town where very little happens, middle school students Keisuke Isobe and Koume Satou live a rather dull life. But when Koume’s crush breaks her heart, their situation becomes quite unordinary. She starts a “no-strings-attached” relationship with Keisuke, whom she had previously rejected, both finding solace in the other in order to fill the emotional voids in their lives. However, being “friends with benefits” becomes complicated when real feelings begin to develop, as the consequences of their relationship start to take their toll on those around them and themselves. Umibe no Onnanoko takes a harsh look at love, relationships, and the emotional price that will be paid as the result of a decision made between two teenagers.
Megan, the seventeen year old daughter of a strict but wealthy businessman, falls for Rich who works at his ski resort. Megan’s mother has recently died in a car accident, which she blames on her father. Is Rich so in love with Megan that he’ll watch her kill her own father?
When the Trees Fall 2018
Koly padayut dereva (original title)
1h 28m | Drama | 20 September 2018 (Ukraine)
The story of a five year old little rebellious girl Vitka with her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend, the young criminal Scar unfolds in a Ukrainian provincial setting. Larysa finds herself at a crossroads after the death of her father. Yearning to be self made, the village community ostracizes her for loving Scar. Larysa discovers her grandmother once sacrificed her love for a young gypsy abandoning him for traditional values and other people’s opinions. Larysa’s mother is too psychologically weak to support her daughter. Larysa and Scar plan to escape from a life of crime, misery and their relatives. But are they ready to pay the full price for freedom?
B0y Und0ne 2017
Memorias de lo que no fue (original title)
1h 56m | Drama, Thriller | 31 May 2017 (Mexico)
Two young men spend the night together after meeting the previous evening in a notorious gay club. The next day, however, the host wakes to find the boy he picked up bewildered and confused, unable remember his name or anything about his past. Lacking any type of identification or obvious clues, the boys begin to search for the truth among fragments of memories that may or may not prove reliable. A chilling homoerotic thriller, BOY UNDONE is queer guerrilla filmmaking at its most intense.
Coming Clean 2020
1h 11m | Drama | 9 April 2020 (UK)
From the heart of the Amazon comes this exclusive LGBTQ+ compilation from emerging Latin American directors from Brazil and Peru. These thought-provoking shorts prove that universal social themes have no borders.
Marine Biologist Jason and his wife Abby goes to Pola, Mindoro where he is tasked to lead the rehabilitation and preservation of a fish sanctuary. There, he meets his diving assistant Dennis and the two hit it off instantly. As they work together, Jason learns bits and pieces about Dennis and his family; and Dennis is moved with Jason’s passion for his work. They also find themselves in contradicting problems when Dennis got his girlfriend Tanya pregnant, while Jason and Abby have been struggling to have a baby for years, but to no avail because of Abby’s illness. As days go by, Jason and Dennis develop romantic feelings for each other, eventually giving in to their sexual desires. But their affair takes an unprecedented turn when Abby finds out about Jason and Dennis’ affair and catches them in the act. Abby’s shock from her discovery made her illness worse, resulting in her hospitalization. Jason now has to choose between Abby and Dennis, and someone will be left brokenhearted.
A young man’s determination to recover the lyrics and music to a song he loved in his childhood in an exploration of widely variant perceptions of reality. Akira is haunted by a “bouncing ball” song that he remembers his mother singing when he was a small child, and now on the verge of a sexually active adulthood, he wants to find the origins of the song. He ostensibly wanders into a time-warp in which aspects from his childhood and adulthood mix together. In this never-never land he comes across a beautiful woman/witch who is lost inside the labyrinth of her mansion, just as the young man is lost in the labyrinth of time — and on some levels, perhaps the labyrinth of his subconscious.
Es war nicht die Nachtigall (original title)
1h 23m | Drama | 28 November 1974 (West Germany)
It’s summer, and the air is quivering with passion, as teenager Pauli, who stays at boarding school travels to a small seaside town to enjoy the holidays with his family. On the train he gets to know the attractive woman, in whose compartment he sits down immediately after he has risked a glimpse into the section of the sleeping beauty. A little later, she vanishes and has sex with a stranger on the train toilet. He is thunderstruck at the train station when his father picks up not only him but also her. The unfaithful blonde, Yvonne is obviously the mistress of his own father. The mood in the villa is heated up from the beginning sexually: His womanizer father and sexy Yvonne, a crazy grandmother, Mimi, a cuckolded uncle, Alex his oversexed lesbian wife, Myriam and the lesbian maid, Silvana. Soon he meets his old neighbor Julia, who turns out to be an 18-year-old beauty. Like Pauli, she is still a virgin, but perhaps this summer, when they both lose their innocence, will be to each other. But there are several who are looking for the young beauty. Not least Pauli’s own father.