Program: Feature - Length Films
Our selection of works has been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike all over the world. Below is a list of all our films by alphabetical order:
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The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela
Iceland, 2008. Dir. Olaf de Fleur Johannesson. 80 min. Drama. Transgender.
Sex and Internet. Tagalog and English, English subtitles.
The story of a naive but street smart Filipina transsexual prostitute named Raquela who decides to travel in order to find her prince charming. Raquela dreams of marrying a heterosexual man from the West. Her life changes when, by luck, she lands a job as a webcam host on a transsexual porn site. Through the Internet, she makes many interesting friends. Among them is Valery, the only "out of the closet" transsexual in Iceland, who is looking for someone like herself. Eventually gets the opportunity to travel far away on her quest to find the straight man of her dreams.
Children Of God
Bahamas, 2010. Dir. Kareem Mortimer. 103 min. Drama. Gay.
Caribbean, Fundamentalist Christians, Hate Crimes.
English without subtitles.
Set against the backdrop of a nation grappling with violent homophobic crime and offering a scathing examination of the underlying hatred for gays rampant in Caribbean societies, Bahamian Kareem Mortimer’s debut narrative feature tells the stories of three very different individuals: Lena, the conservative, deeply religious wife of a secretly gay firebrand pastor; Romeo, a handsome young black man hiding his sexuality from his close-knit and loving family; and Jonny, the conflicted and creatively-blocked white artist in search of himself. All three head for the spectacularly beautiful and tranquil island of Eleuthera, each with a different reason for escaping current circumstances.
The Consul of Sodom
Spain, 2009. Dir. Sigfrid Monleón Pradas. 110 min. Drama. Gay, Bisexual.
Poetry, Political Persecution. Biographical. Spanish with English subtitles.
A fascinating journey through the life and work of the prestigious Catalan poet Jaime Gil de Biedma, both marked by sexuality and eroticism. Charismatic and somewhat eccentric, brilliant intellectual with extraordinary sensitivity and member of Barcelona's 'gauche divine' in the 60s, Gil de Biedma liked to describe himself as a 'poet of experience' while he suffered dreadfully from the dichotomy strangling him: bourgeois and executive for a multinational by day, communist and homosexual poet by night.
Spain, 2007. Dir. Antonio Hens. 81 min. Drama. Gay.
Terrorism, Male Prostitution. Spanish with English subtitles.
Love and terrorism collide in this sexy Molotov cocktail of raging adolescent hormones and righteous indignation. When three virile teenage boys escape from a detention center, their charismatic leader Xabi has more on his mind than good times and dodging cops. While his clueless friends blissfully hook up with girls, Xabi is making explosives and tracking down his lover Iñaki, the head of a Basque terrorist cell with whom he had a brief affair. Desperate to prove himself to the silver-haired extremist, Xabi plants bombs and robs unsuspecting johns. But when one of his tricks turns out to be a cop, his plans begin to crumble.
Perú, Colombia, 2010. Dir. Javier Fuentes-León. 100 min. Drama. Gay, Bisexual.
Latin America, Homofobia. Spanish with English subtitles.
In a tiny Peruvian seaside village, where traditions run deep, Miguel, a young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela, are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel harbors a scandalous secret. He's in love with Santiago, a painter, who is ostracized by the town because he's gay. After a tragic accident occurs, Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela—and the entire village. Written and directed by Javier Fuentes-León, Undertow (Contracorriente) is rich in the details of legend, tradition, and locale; and it is in these details that the truth lies.
Eyes Wide Open (Einaym Pkuho)
Israel, 2009. Dir. Halm Tabakman. 90 min. Drama. Gay, Bisexual.
Orthodox Judaism, Family, Coming Out. Hebrew with English subtitles.
Aaron, a respectable butcher in Jerusalem's ultra-orthodox Jewish community is married to Rivka and is a dedicated father of four children. One day, he meets Ezri, a handsome twenty-two year old student, and soon falls in love with him. He then starts to neglect his family and community life, swept away by his love and lust for Ezri. But guilt, torment and pressure from the community will catch up with him, leading him to make a radical decision.