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Wildhood Wildhood
Wildhood and Cop Secret
Besties (Les Meilleures) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Marion Desseigne Ravel; Writer: Marion Desseigne Ravel; Stars: Lina El Arabi, Esther Rollande)
Two young women from different gangs meet on a Paris council estate and experience an instant attraction.
Boulevard! A Hollywood Story (Year: 2021; Director: Jeffrey Schwarz; Stars: Muhammad Ali, Steve Allen, Brooke Anderson)
Two young songwriters and romantic partners, find themselves caught in movie star Gloria Swanson's web when she hires them to write a musical version of Sunset Boulevard.
Cop Secret (Country: Iceland; Year: 2021; Director: Hannes Þór Halldórsson; Writer: Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Hannes Þór Halldórsson, Hannes Þór Halldórsson, Nína Pedersen, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson; Stars: Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Vivian Ólafsdóttir, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Júlíana Sara Gunnarsdóttir, Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gunnar Hansson, Jón Gnarr, Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Vivian Ólafsdóttir, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson)
Mismatched buddy cop spoof.
Dakan (Country: Guinea, France; Year: 1997; Director: Mohamed Camara; Writer: Mohamed Camara; Stars: Mohamed Camara, Cécile Bois, Mamady Mory Camara)
Two young men who met at high school find it impossible to set aside their feelings for each other.
Dawn, Her Dad & The Tractor (Country: Canada; Year: 2021; Director: Shelley Thompson; Writer: Shelley Thompson; Stars: Maya Henry, Robb Wells, Amy Groening, Reid Price)
When a young woman with a startling resemblance to his wife Miranda appears days before her funeral, a man begins an odyssey towards understanding.
Private Desert Private Desert
Private Desert and I Want to Talk About Duras
A Distant Place (Jeong-mal Meon Got) (Year: 2020; Director: Park Kun-Young; Writer: Park Kun-Young; Stars: Kang Gil-woo, Hong Kyung, Lee Sang-hee, Ki Joo-bong)
A man who has retreated to the countryside find his delicate balance upset by the visit of an old friend.
In From The Side (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Matt Carter; Writer: Matt Carter, Adam Silver; Stars: Alexander Lincoln, Alexander King, Will Hearle)
When an injured player from the A-team is selected to play with the Bs as part of his recovery, tensions are already high. Initial suspicion turns to physical lust for two of the team members and personal loyalties are stretched as they try to conceal the affair, not only from their own partners but also their teammates.
I Want to Talk About Duras (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Claire Simon; Writer: Claire Simon, based on the book by Yann Andréa; Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Swann Arlaud)
Portrait of the complex romantic relationship between epochal experimental novelist and filmmaker Marguerite Duras and her much younger, homosexual partner, Yann Andréa.
Jimmy In Saigon (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Peter McDowell)
The director goes in search of the truth about his brother Jimmy, a Vietnam veteran, who died in Saigon at the age of 24 and whose parents never explained how it happened, rarely mentioning his name.
The Outlaws (Country: Norway; Year: 2021; Director: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken; Writer: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken; Stars: Filip Berg, Lia Boysen, Samuel Fröler, Benjamin Helstad, Ingar Helge Gimle, Cecilie A. Mosli, Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes, Mattis Herman Nyquist, Kai Kolstad Rødseth, Oskar Sandven Lundevold, Åsmund Høeg, Hadrian Libell, Stein Winge, Geir Kaspersen)
An older drifter and younger man forge a partnership.
The Swimmer The Swimmer
The Swimmer and A Distant Place
Private Desert (Deserto Particular) (Country: Brazil, Portugal; Year: 2021; Director: Aly Muritiba; Writer: Henrique Dos Santos, Aly Muritiba; Stars: Antonio Saboia, Pedro Fasanaro, Luthero Almeida, Thomas Aquino, Laila Garin, Sandro Guerra, Otavio Linhares, Zezita Matos, Cynthia Senek, Antonio Saboia, Pedro Fasanaro, Luthero Almeida, Thomas Aquino, Laila Garin, Sandro Guerra)
Daniel has been suspended from active police work and is under internal investigation for violence. When Sara, his internet love affair, stops answering his texts he decides to drive north in search of her.
Sublime (Country: Argentina; Year: 2022; Director: Mariano Biasin; Stars: Martín Miller, Teo Inama Chiabrando, Azul Mazzeo)
A teenager in a rock band falls for his best friend, who is also one of his bandmates, while acting as his confidante and listening to his plans to impress girls.
The Swimmer (Country: Israel; Year: 2021; Director: Adam Kalderon; Writer: Adam Kalderon; Stars: Omer Perelman Striks, Asaf Jonas, Nadia Kucher)
Having earned himself a coveted spot at an elite training camp, talented swimmer Erez finds himself thrust into an unforgiving world of sporting rivalry, battling against his peers for a place on the Israeli Olympic swimming team - while falling for a teammate.
Ultraviolette And The Blood-Spitters Gang (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Robin Hunzinger)
The director unravels the story of his grandmother's teenage lesbian sweetheart who was admitted to a sanatorium with tuberculosis and started a gang.
Walk With Me (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Isabel del Rosal; Writer: Isabel del Rosal; Stars: Devin Dunne Cannon, Bridget Barkan, Catrina Ganey, Daniel Fox)
A young mother leaves her husband to find her footing in the world. As she finds her way, she stumbles into unexpected love with another woman.
Wildhood (Country: Canada; Year: 2021; Director: Bretten Hannam; Writer: Bretten Hannam; Stars: Philip Lewitski, Joshua Odjick, Avery Winters-Anthony)
Link does his best to protect his younger half-brother Travis from their father’s violent rages. But one night he discovers a dark family secret and realises that he must leave his father, who symbolises the violent cultural evisceration of European colonisation.
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