What To Watch: The Last Days Of Innocence
The latest collection of short films from NQV Media is The Last Days of Innocence.
When the hormones kick in, life becomes an emotional roller-coaster. Short films are a fantastic way to explore the queer experience – giving us glimpses into lives and loves, and reminding us that ‘coming-of-age’ is never a straightforward thing.
There are four short films included in this collection.
RUINS – directed by Benoît Duvette
In a misty lakeside forest far far away, two boys are on the run, playing catch-up with the feelings they must confront. In the hollow of the night, alone, their pains and their fears eventually come to the surface.
CAST: Paul Lecomte, Simon Royer
ALINE – directed by Simon Guélat
Alban lives in a remote and picturesque Swiss ski town with his mother, with whom he shares a tight bond. Every night, the teenager runs off to be with a new figure in his life – the mysterious Julien – a boy who, strangely, shares a first name with the hero of the novel he’s avidly reading.
CAST: Paulin Jaccoud, Schemci Lauth, Jocelyne Desverchère
SNAKE – directed by Andrey Volkashin
Nine-year-old daredevil Mario spends his days with his friends barrelling around the countryside surrounding the remote Macedonian small town where he lives. This gang of boisterous kids often get into trouble, but when they decide to pick on the eccentric Borche – his world, and by extension that of their own parents, pitches them face to face with an adulthood they are not prepared for.
CAST: Vedran Delidzakov, Borce Nacev, Marijan Najdovski, Gabriela Petrusevska
THE TOUCHING – directed by Dominik György
Behind the door of David and older brother Marek’s bedroom is a hidden secret borne of their mutual self-discovery. But when Marek realizes that their curiosity has crossed the limits of brotherly love, he begins to distance himself – something which the younger David struggles to understand.
CAST: Herman Tajovský, Krystof Brand, Lída Jakubuv, Jana Olhová, Erika Stárková