The Male Gaze: Celluloid Dreams
The latest collection of queer short films from NQV Media is The Male Gaze: Celluloid Dreams.
There are seven films included in this collection.
Just Out Of Reach – directed by Jonathan Wald
As the sun rises, we witness two male bodies emerge from the darkness. The younger of the two attempts to sneak out on the older man he just slept with.
CAST: Steve Connell, Tom Fitzpatrick
Toto Forever – directed by Roberto F. Canuto
A wide-eyed young postman and a gangster in trouble with the mafia find their lives become inexplicably intertwined when a heady affair attracts danger at every turn.
CAST: Kylan James, Kjord Davis, Diana Grivas, Alexander Aguila
Men Don’t Cry – directed by Kyriakos Chatzimichailidis
One stormy winter night, soaking wet 20 year old Ilias arrives uninvited at Petros’ house. Ilias’ erratic behaviour causes much concern to Petros. He vaguely remembers meeting Ilias one night some years ago, in a gay bar. As the night goes on, unsettling truths come to the fore, and as much as Petros would like to be rid of his guest, some truths will stay with you forever.
CAST: Themis Panou, Petros Lagoutis, Vasilis Argyrakis
Alger La Blanche – directed by Cyril Collard
Farid, a teenager of Algerian descent, spends his free time hanging out with the wrong crowds in the suburbs south of Paris while maintaining a secret relationship with illustrator Jean. Both Jean and Farid are unsure about the future of their relationship – Farid wants Jean to move to Algiers with him, but Jean doesn’t want to continue being Farid’s secret. But when Farid becomes embroiled in a police matter, both his passionate private life and conservative family life hurtle towards one another, with explosive results.
CAST: Frédéric Deban, Ali Baouche, Farida Chrouki, Aïssa Djabri, Mohammed Zran
Unconfessions – directed by Ana Galizia
Luiz Roberto Galizia died very young, but he left behind a wealth of personal archives. 30 years later, his niece Ana Galizia plunges into these archives to follow the traces of this uncle she never met.
VOICES: Gunnar Borges, Charles Fricks, Ana Galizia, Luis Roberto Galizia, Lucas Nascimento, Leandro Rabello, Geovaldo Souza
Same Difference – directed by Harry Richards
Twin brothers Leon and Noel share their parents, their school and their bunk bed. But when Leon becomes interested in Abi and Abi becomes interested in Noel, a love triangle threatens to tear the twins apart – until Noel makes a declaration of his own.
CAST: Jonathon Natynczyk, Chris Piper, Nigel Shipp, Bianca Bonomi
Boychick – directed by Glenn Gaylord
In sunny suburbia, a loud-mouthed Jewish mom incessantly nags and humiliates her shy gay teenage son, who she calls her ‘Boychick’. Meanwhile, in the classroom, Boychick can’t stop ogling a hunky classmate. If only Boychick had the courage to face up to his desires. As if by magic, along comes his idol, pop star Ashley Hart, to give him the hip-strutting, hair-flicking confidence he craves.
CAST: Ben Lang, Andrea La Bella, Greg Siff, Lindsey Girardot, Nic Arnzen