Horror - LGBTQ
Santiago, Chile, 1986. Luchito, a 13-year-old boy, masturbates while he obsessively contemplates Manuel, his 16-year-old neighbor, whom he can see standing by a window in an adjacent project building. Oblivious of the gaze of his precocious voyeur, Manuel discovers his sexuality with girl from the neighborhood. The window turns into an erotic cinematographic world that awakens a curiosity in Luchito, with disastrous repercussions for Manuel.
BOY (‘the helper’) tells the story of an invisible member of our society, an illegal Filipino cleaner. He has no name. Moving continuously from one location to the other, he is living between being seen and being invisible, between his life with his boyfriend, an erotic dancer, and his role as financial provider of his family back home. All this changes when his boyfriend auditions for a dance-company and one of his employers commits suicide. A charming photographer shows interest in him. He wants him as a model for a photo series.
17 year-old Arend lives with his parents and hasn’t come out of the closet yet. His first step into the gay world of love is on a date with handsome Michael, a guy he met on a homosexual dating site. They arrange to meet and Arend ventures to the other side of the country only to discover that Michael is not quite what he imagined.
SELECTED FOR SUNDANCE & BERLIN 2011
Spring is about a young man, Joe, seeking to discover his sexual boundaries with a stranger. Joe is seeking an immediate sexual thrill, while Tim wants something more psychological. Two very different needs, but sought within the same space. Rightly or wrongly, Joe decides to venture down an unconventional path where he finds moments in equal measure that repel and excite him profoundly. The film shows how we can let ourselves be used and what we are capable of inflicting on others. The encounter is full of little ritualistic intimacies that will shape Joe’s life – and his life will never be the same again.
Finn (15) is an uncomplicated schoolboy until one day, coming home from school he catches his father Roelof in his moms dress. The man, Finn has looked up to his whole life, wants to become a woman. Finn, just discovering his own sexuality, is troubled by this new discovery. A struggle with feelings of shame, love and loyalty follows. Luckily Lizzy, his newfound friend, is there to help him.
Juvenile inmate Malcolm is in love with his cellmate Tye, but their relationship is confined within their cell. When Malcolm is offered a shot at parole, his actions inadvertently mark Tye as a target for attacks by other inmates. With the bullying against Tye escalating, Malcolm is torn between his chance for freedom and protecting the one he loves.
Best Australian Short & Audience Choice Award Melbourne Queer Film Filmfestival 2012