THE MALE GAZE: A BETTER TOMORROW
Go on an enriching journey from Mexico to Spain, onto Austria and then to China via Greece in these five moving short films where gay men overcome various obstacles in accepting who they are, and where they are going - things can only get better.
VIDEO FILE: 1hr 35mins, HD mp4 with burnt-in English subtitles.
IF THEY KNEW dir. Aitor Gametxo
Every day, Martin goes to work at a recording studio for aspiring actors - a job that he loves. However, in his personal life he feels a great emptiness, his evening spent cruising the local parks. One day, he meets a young actor with whom things might play out a little differently.
XUTAJ dir. Jonathan Anzo
In rural Mexico, teenager Xutaj and his boyfriend find themselves separated by a worldwide pandemic and Xutaj's overbearing father. As solitary confinement takes its toll, Xutaj relies on his imagination for company - with surprising results.
BOOM AND BLOOM dir. Stefan Langthaler
In the Austrian Alps, a father and his son set out on an Alpine hike. The pair have never entirely felt at ease when in conversation, so for the first time, they decide to open up a little bit and get to know each other.
SEXUAL DISTANCING dir. Dimitrios Asproloupos
Kostas and Andonis both while away the days swiping left and right on various dating apps, attempting to explore new hobbies while occasionally going outside to exercise during allotted time slots - all while a virus rages across the globe. Who knew that a city in quarantine contained so much sexual desperation?
AND WE COLLIDE dir. Dongni Lanca Li
On the tropical island of Hainan, an unexpected encounter sparks a fragile romance between an aspiring astronaut and a village farm boy.