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Rurangi Rurangi
Rurangi and Sweetheart
Boy Meets Boy (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Daniel Sanchez Lopez; Writer: Daniel Sanchez Lopez, Hannah Renton)
A brief encounter in a Berlin nightclub changes the course of two lives.
Dramarama (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Jonathan Wysocki; Writer: Jonathan Wysocki; Stars: Zak Henri, Anna Grace Barlow, Nico Greetham)
In 1994, a closeted teen struggles to part ways with his four high school drama friends at their final murder mystery party before they leave for college.
Firebird (Country: Estonia, UK; Year: 2021; Director: Peeter Rebane; Writer: Tom Prior, Peeter Rebane; Stars: Tom Prior, Nicholas Woodeson, Oleg Zagorodnii, Diana Pozharskaya, Kaspar Vellberg)
A young private in the Soviet Air Force falls for a dashing fighter pilot, but their situation is dangerous and romantically complicated.
The Greenhouse (Country: Australia; Year: 2021; Director: Thomas Wilson-White; Writer: Thomas Wilson-White; Stars: Tel Benjamin, Rhondda Findleton, Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Joel Horwood)
Grieving the death of her, a young woman wakes one night to find a portal to the past in the forest surrounding her family home. Swept away by visions of her idyllic upbringing with her three siblings and two loving Mums, Beth becomes mesmerised by the past, unable to see the dangers that lie ahead.
Kiss Me Before It Blows Up (Country: Germany, Israel; Year: 2020; Director: Shirel Peleg; Writer: Shirel Peleg; Stars: Moran Rosenblatt, Luise Wolfram, Rivka Michaeli, Juliane Köhler, Bernhard Schütz, Irit Kaplan, Salim Dau)
When two generations of Israeli women fall for a German woman and an Palestinian man, chaos follows.
My First Summer (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Katie Found; Writer: Katie Found; Stars: Arthur Angel, Markella Kavenagh, Steve Mouzakis, Maiah Stewardson)
A bereaved girl left along on a remote family estate falls in love with a local girl as they hide away from the adult world.
Rurangi (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2020; Director: Max Currie; Writer: Cole Meyers, Oliver Page; Stars: Elz Carrad, Arlo Green, Awahina Rose Ashby, Kirk Torrance, Aroha Rawson)
Burnt-out trans activist Caz returns to the rural dairy community he fled before transition, to reconnect with his father. As father and son reconcile, Caz finds new purpose, spearheading the town's environmental fight against 'Big Dairy'.
Sublet (Country: Israel; Year: 2020; Director: Eytan Fox; Writer: Eytan Fox, Itay Segal; Stars: John Benjamin Hickey, Niv Nissim, Lihi Kornowski, Miki Kam, Peter Spears, Tamir Ginsburg, Gabriel Omri Loukas, John Benjamin Hickey, Niv Nissim, Lihi Kornowski, Miki Kam, Peter Spears, Tamir Ginsburg, Gabriel Omri Loukas)
A gay travel writer trades New York for Tel Aviv, where a charming young man helps him get perspective on his long-term relationship.
Sweetheart (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Marley Morrison; Writer: Marley Morrison; Stars: Nell Barlow, Sophia Di Martino, Ella-Rae Smith, Jo Hartley, Samuel Anderson, Steffan Cennydd)
A socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager is dragged to a coastal holiday park by her painfully family, where she becomes unexpectedly captivated by a chlorine smelling, sun-loving lifeguard.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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