BOYS ON FILM 7: BAD ROMANCE
Prepare to experience an alternative take on attraction…
Boys On Film explores the darker side of romance with a collection of edgy, controversial and sexy short films that have wowed film festival audiences the world over.
Cappucino – Dir. Tamer Ruggli (Switzerland) 16mins
Jérémie is a shy teenager who keeps a heavy secret: his homosexuality. While trying to find his way between hunky classmate Damien and protective mother Gina, Jérémie’s life is about to change.
Curious Thing – Dir. Alain Hain (USA) 10mins
Jared is closeted. Sam is straight. They find a connection in each other that neither man has had before, but where do they go from there?
Just Friends – Dir. Kim Jho Kwang-soo (South Korea) 29mins
Expecting a cozy night outside of the barracks, Seok visits his boyfriend Min-soo who is serving in the military. However when Min-soo’s mother questions their relationship, the only answer they can give is that they are ‘just friends’.
Cake and Sand – Dir. Christoph Scheerman (Germany) 15mins
Tim and Julian are deeply in love, but can’t find happiness between the sheets. When you can’t sexually satisfy the person you love, is this enough of a reason to quit a relationship?
Watch Over Me – Dir. Mysh Rozanov (Israel) 14mins
On completing his training in a secret elite army unit, Eitan is taken out by mates from the unit to celebrate. During a night of drinking in Tel Aviv he learns things about the unit and about himself that shake his world to its core.
The New Tenants – Dir. Joachim Back (USA) 20mins
A prying neighbour, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up this motley crew of bizarre characters in this Oscar-winning short film.
Mirrors – Dir. Etienne Desrosiers (Canada) 14mins
Julien is a young man trying to make sense of his sexual orientation. One summer by the lake, he watches his family, friends and neighbours lose themselves in a series of heated rendezvous. Starring Xavier Dolan (‘I Killed My Mother’, ‘Heartbeats’)
The Traitor – Dir. Tomer Velkoff (Israel) 13mins
Tomer and Shmulik are a couple. One evening, during a causal supper, one of them announces he wants to break up. Pain takes over their intimacy and the night takes an unexpected turn.
Communication – Dir. Christopher Banks (New Zealand) 19mins
Young Jacob is alone and adrift, struggling with a religion that doesn’t accept him, a sexual awakening that disturbs him, and haunted by memories of time spent with a teacher – Andrew – a much older man that may have held the key to his happiness.
The Strange Ones – Dir. Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein (USA) 14mins
A man and a boy, travelling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all seems normal, but nothing is what it seems to be.