THE MALE GAZE: STRIKERS & DEFENDERS
VIDEO FILE: 1hr 35mins HD mp4 with burnt-in English subtitles where non-English language spoken
ISLANDS dir. Ron Jäger
Theo yearns to express his true feelings to classmate Linus. It seems there is nobody around him to understand his predicament. That is, until Mr. Kruger, seen by most as merely an odd old teacher, appears to be the one who understands Theo.
PLAY IT LIKE A MAN dir. Laurent Lunetta
It's summertime in the countryside. Loris and Thomas are fifteen years old. They spend their days playing football and escape boredom by carrying out pranks. When they steal their teacher's mobile phone, they discover photos of young naked footballers in the shower. Loris seems to be the main subject of this voyeurism. Thrust headlong into an adult desire they cannot comprehend, they decide to go and visit his house...
COLOURS dir. Peter Lee Scott
In the aggressive and often hostile world of youth grass roots football Adam faces an ultimatum from the team captain when they discover Adam's best friend Tom is gay.
THROUGH THE FIELDS dir. Fabien Cavacas, Camille Melvil
Lucas is 22. He plays soccer with his local club, lives with his parents, and doesn't seem in any hurry to live a more independent life. His 17-year-old brother Théo is in his second last year of high school. He is attracted to boys, and has only confided in his brother. Théo's difference from others forces him to live a secret life, and one evening, spurred on by his need for affection and despite his brother's warnings, he decides to meet up with Harry, a man he has met on the internet.