Films

Real Boy  Real Boy  PG12
Shaleece Haas
USA / 2016 / Color / 72mins

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.

Night Flight  Night Flight  PG
李宋熙
南韓 South Korea / 2014 / Color / 144mins

Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious bullying by Gi-woong’s gang, Gi-taek betrays them by disclosing that Yong-ju has loved Gi-woong for years. Surrounded by an insecure boundary of the school and wounded by betrayals, the boys are driven into catastrophe.

Chemsex  Chemsex  R
William Fairman / Max Gogarty
UK / 2015 / Color / 83mins

A shorthand term made popular by gay men in recent years for the use of drugs (specifically crystal meth, GHB and mephedrone) in a sexual context, ‘chemsex’ has been seen by some as a significant contributing factor in the rise of HIV diagnoses in London. Often referring to group sex that can last several days, with one or more of the specified drugs used to free inhibition and enhance libido, the trend is argued to be fuelled by the growing use of online apps as a means of sexual hook ups.

Eat With Me  Eat With Me  P
David Au
美國 USA / 2014 / Color / 95mins

Tired of being invisible in a bland marriage, Emma moves in with her son Elliot, a gay chef at a lackluster Chinese restaurant facing foreclosure. Emma’s distaste and denial over this has made strangers of mother and son. But the two need each other now more than ever, and as Emma indulges herself with the encouragement of a saucy new friend, and Elliot confronts his fears of intimacy, the pair find ways to communicate with food where words fail.

Kasal  Kasal  R
Joselito Altarejos
Philippines / 2014 / Color / 111mins

Life is always dramatic with Sherwin and Paolo. A lawyer and an indie film director, they have been together for three years. One day, the couple goes to Sherwin's hometown to attend the wedding of his pregnant teenage sister Mary Jane and her teenage husband Bong. Before, during and after the wedding ceremony, Paolo and Sherwin see more clearly how they stand in the public eye, and make very important decisions about their own relationship. It's an examination on how a gay couple navigates through the different institutions in Philippine society.

Berlinale Teddy Award Shorts  Berlinale Teddy Award Shorts  R
/ 2016 / Color / 87mins

Berlinale Teddy Award Shorts

Tru Love  Tru Love  P
Kate Johnson & Shauna Macdonald
加拿大 Canada / 2013 / Color / 94mins

One day, commitment-phobic Tru helps her good friend Suzanne, a type-A lawyer, to let her widow mother Alice into her house.

Kumu Hina  Kumu Hina  P
Dean Hamer/Joe Wilson
US, Fiji / 2015 / Color / 77mins

In Hawaiian there is a word called Mahu, which means the middle. It is the middle between a man a woman. Not neither man nor woman, but both man and woman. That is Kumu Hina, or Teacher Hina. During a momentous year in her life in Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian Mahu, uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school’s all-male hula troupe. But despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will her marriage to a headstrong (and jealous) Tongan man fulfill her dreams? Kumu Hina reveals a side of Hawaii rarely seen.

Appropriate Behavior  Appropriate Behavior  PG
Desiree Akhavan
美國 USA / 2014 / Color / 86mins

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite. But she’s not quite anything enough. After being dumped by her girlfriend Maxine, Shirin faces an unimaginable task: trading the idyllic lesbian haven of Park Slope for a shared artist’s loft in Bushwick. Unable to let go of the memories of their excruciating highs and lows, the endearingly superficial narcissist finds herself plotting to win back her ex.

Living Together  Living Together  P
徐靖倫 HSU, Ching-lun
Taiwan / 2015 / Color / 69mins

Vincent is a gay man with polio who uses a wheelchair. Fighting for gay rights, he and his partner often taken part in protests and demonstrations. They hope that same-sex marriage will become legalized in Taiwan so that they can one day be officially married. They also established “Hand Angel”, helping to solve the sexual needs of the handicapped.

Margarita, with a Straw  Margarita, with a Straw  PG
Shonali Bose/Nilesh Maniyar
India / 2014 / Color / 98mins

Laila is an exceptional student at Delhi University: she is an aspiring writer, she crafts lyrics and music for a college band, and she has cerebral palsy. However, there is one area where Laila lacks experience – romance. After she gathers enough courage to confess her love to the lead singer of her band but is rejected, she immediately drops out of school, not wanting to face the source of her embarrassment. But it is only when Laila meets Khanum, an assertive blind woman of Indian/Pakistani ethnicity, that she embarks on a journey of personal discovery to figure out her place in the world.

Dual   Dual   P
Nejc Gazvoda
斯洛維尼亞 丹麥 克羅埃西亞 / 2013 / Color / 102mins

A technical problem makes plane from Denmark heading to Greece lands at a Slovene airport. All passengers are being taken to a hotel in Ljubljana. Among then, Iben, a quiet young Danish girl. She meets Tina, who drives a shuttle as a summer job. Iben asks Tina to take her for a midnight drive around the town... They grow closer, at a different time in their life: one is hiding a big secret and the other is simply trying to find her place in the world.

Misfits  Misfits  P
Jannik Splidsboel
Denmark / Sweden / US / 2015 / Color / 74mins

Tulsa, Oklahoma is a city in the midst of the US’s Bible Belt with almost 400,000 inhabitants, over 4,000 churches and just one gay and lesbian youth centre. This is the meeting place for Larissa, Ben, D and other youths who, because of their decision to live gay, lesbian and transgender lives, are either not accepted or, on the contrary, have received strong support and unconditional love from their families. They try to find their gender identities, love and be loved in an environment pervaded by religious fundamentalism.

The Last Match  The Last Match  PG
Antonio Hens
古巴 Cuba 西班牙 Spain / 2013 / Color / 94mins

Set in the bustling streets of Cuba, Reinier works as a callboy in order to support his wife and child, but he ends up gambling most of his money away. Sex with men is strictly business until he befriends a cute soccer player named Yosvani, who works for his girlfriend’s father, a corrupt debt collector. When Reinier’s gambling habit gets him in serious trouble, Yosvani tries to convince Reinier to run away with him.

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