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The Queen Of My Dreams The Queen Of My Dreams
The Queen Of My Dreams and Carnage For Christmas
All Shall Be Well (Country: Hong Kong, China; Year: 2024; Director: Ray Yeung; Writer: Ray Yeung; Stars: Patra Au, Lin-Lin Li, Tai-Bo, So-Ying Hui, Chung-Hang Leung, Fish Liew, Rachel Leung, Lai Chai Ming, Li Lai Ha, Luna Shaw, Gia Yu Yuk Wah, Bonde Sham, Hon-Fai Ho, Michael Khan, Miles Sible)
Angie and Pat have been together for over four decades but after Pat's unexpected death, Angie finds herself at the mercy of Pat's family as she struggles to retain her dignity and the home that both had shared for over 30 years.
Asog (Country: Philippines; Year: 2023; Director: Seán Devlin; Writer: Seán Devlin, Jaya, Arnel Pablo; Stars: Jaya, Arnel Pablo, Ricky Gacho Jr)
All roads lead to the Ms. Gay Sicogan pageant! Rey toils away in mediocrity after their career as a comedian comes to a grinding halt due to a super typhoon devastating Tacoloban. They set their sights on winning the pageant cash prize. Joined by former student Arnel, searching for some semblance of the family he lost when his mother died in the typhoon, they embark on a journey, navigating trauma, transphobia, colonialism, climate change, grief, and ultimately, resilience.
The Astronaut Lovers (Los Amantes Astronautas) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2024; Director: Marco Berger; Writer: Marco Berger; Stars: Ailín Salas, Lautaro Bettoni, Javier Orán, Mora Arenillas)
A man travels from Spain to Argentina for a vacation at his family home, where he becomes attracted to a childhood friend. Their subsequent relationship is full of misunderstandings, as they try to hide it from family and friends.
Best Years (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Jordan Hidalgo)
Heartbroken, listening to Enya, and making Mickey Mouse pancakes in his underwear, the last thing Brooklynite Troy wants to do is welcome new neighbours. But when he sees Abel’s captivating smile, his hope for a rekindled romance with his ex-boyfriend gets officially placed on the back burner.
Carnage For Christmas (Country: Australia; Year: 2024; Director: Alice Maio Mackay; Writer: Alice Maio Mackay, Benjamin Pahl Robinson; Stars: Chris Asimos, Dominique Booth, Betsey Brown, Lewi Dawson, Olivia Beeble)
When true-crime podcaster and sleuth Lola visits her hometown for the first time since running away and transitioning, the local urban legend, The Toymaker, is the least of her worries. But then the vengeful ghost of the historical murderer seemingly rises again.
In The Summers In The Summers
In The Summers and Chuck Chuck Baby
Chuck Chuck Baby (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Janis Pugh; Writer: Janis Pugh; Stars: Louise Brealey, Annabel Scholey, Celyn Jones, Sorcha Cusack)
Romance unfolds at a chicken packing factory.
Crossing (Country: Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia; Year: 2024; Director: Levan Akin; Writer: Levan Akin; Stars: Mzia Arabuli, Lucas Kankava, Deniz Dumanli)
A retired teacher, has promised to find her long-lost niece, Tekla. Her search takes her to Istanbul where she meets Evrim, a lawyer fighting for trans rights, and Tekla starts to feel closer than ever.
Demons At Dawn (Los Demonios Del Amanecer) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2024; Director: Julián Hernández; Writer: Gustavo Hernández de Anda, Julián Hernández; Stars: Israel Alva, Baltimore Beltran, Jere Caelum, Alejandra Campos, Mariana Cantú, Simona Chirinos)
When a chance encounter between a go-go boy and a nursing student blossoms into a passionate affair, two young men must learn to carve out their own fate in bustling Mexico City.
Don't Change Hands (Country: France; Year: 1975; Director: Paul Vecchiali; Stars: Myriam Mézières)
When a wealthy politician receives a mysterious pornographic film reel starring her estranged son, she hires a lesbian private detective to investigate the source of the film and uncover who is trying to blackmail her with it.
Duino (Country: US, Argentina, Italy; Year: 2024; Director: Juan Pablo Di Pace, Andrés Pepe Estrada; Writer: Juan Pablo Di Pace, Andrés Pepe Estrada; Stars: Juan Pablo Di Pace, Santiago Madrussan, Oscar Morgan, August Wittgenstein)
An Argentinian filmmaker struggling to finish a movie about his unrequited first love receives an unexpected invitation to reconstruct his memories, revisit his past and perhaps even find a new ending to his story.
Extremely Unique Dynamic Extremely Unique Dynamic
Extremely Unique Dynamic and My Old Ass
Extremely Unique Dynamic (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Katherine Dudas, Ivan Leung, Harrison Xu; Writer: Harrison Xu, Ivan Leung, Katherine Dudas; Stars: Ivan Leung, Harrison Xu, Hudson Yang, Nathan Doan, Lucan Liu, Kelly Lynch, Jason Sun, Valerie Yu)
During their final weekend together, two best friends test the limits of their friendship while making a double-meta film.
Fallen Fruit (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Chris Molina; Writer: Chris Molina; Stars: Ramiro Batista, Austin Cassel, Dominic Cipriani, Adrien Menendez, Chad Simon Mow)
A heartbroken 20-something reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Miami, where he's forced to reevaluate his relationships in the face of a looming hurricane.
Gondola (Country: Germany, Georgia; Year: 2023; Director: Veit Helmer; Writer: Veit Helmer; Stars: Nino Soselia, Mathilde Irrmann, Zuka Papuashvili, Ninara Chichinadze)
Two female cable car operators fall in love as they pass each other in their gondolas.
Good One (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: India Donaldson; Writer: India Donaldson; Stars: James Le Gros, Danny McCarthy, Sumaya Bouhbal, Lily Collias)
On a weekend backpacking trip in the Catskills, 17-year-old Sam contends with the competing egos of her father and his oldest friend.
Go Fish (Country: US; Year: 1994; Director: Rose Troche; Writer: Guinevere Turner, Rose Troche; Stars: VS Brodie, Guinevere Turner, T Wendy McMillan, Migdalia Melendez, Anastasia Sharp)
A historically groundbreaking film about a woman seeking her soulmate in Chicago's lesbian community.
Gondola Gondola
Gondola and Good One
Haze (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Matthew Fifer; Writer: Matthew Fifer; Stars: Cole Doman, Brian J Smith, David Pittu, Kirby Denny, Annie Golden)
A young man returns home after rehab and uncovers the secrets of his town's abandoned psychiatric centre.
High Tide (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Marco Calvani; Writer: Marco Calvani; Stars: Marco Pigossi, James Bland, Marisa Tomei, Bill Irwin, Sean Mahon, Mya Taylor)
Heartbroken and adrift, an undocumented Brazilian immigrant searches for purpose in the queer mecca of Provincetown. As the summer season comes to a fade, he finds an intense and unexpected romance.
In The Summers (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Alessandra Lacorazza Samudio; Writer: Alessandra Lacorazza Samudio; Stars: Residente, Sasha Calle, Lio Mehiel, Leslie Grace, Emma Ramos, Sharlene Cruz, Luciana Elisa Quinonez, Dreya Castillo, Allison Salinas, Kimaya Thais, Gabriella Surodjawan, Indigo Montez, Shawn Cody Calvert, Natay Carroll, Julian Cavett)
On a journey that spans across the formative years of their lives, two sisters navigate their loving but volatile father during their yearly summer visits to his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
I Don’t Understand You (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Brian Crano, David Craig; Writer: Brian Crano, David Craig; Stars: Nick Kroll, Andrew Rannells, Nunzia Schiano, Morgan Spector, Eleonora Romandini)
Following a devastating adoption scam, a couple go on an Italian vacation in an attempt to reconnect. After getting their rental car stuck in a countryside ditch, things begin to go awry. Between the torrential weather and language barrier, Dom, Cole and the Italians around them descend into a comical fiasco.
The Judgment (Country: Egypt, Lebanon, US; Year: 2023; Director: Marwan Mokbel; Writer: Marwan Mokbel; Stars: Junes Zahdi, Freddy Shahin, Samara Nohra, Joseph Abboud, Layla Amari)
An Egyptian gay couple return from the US to Egypt for a family emergency. When they fall prey to witchcraft as punishment for their homosexual sins, one of them falls into religious terror and exposes his unhealed past.
Sebastian Sebastian
Sebastian and All Shall Be Well
My Old Ass (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Megan Park; Writer: Megan Park; Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Maddie Ziegler, Percy Hynes White, Maisy Stella, Seth Isaac Johnson, Kerrice Brooks, Carter Trozzolo, Remington Schneider)
The summer before college, bright-yet-irreverent Elliott comes face-to-face with her older self during a mushroom trip. The encounter spurs a funny and heartfelt journey of self-discovery and first love as Elliott prepares to leave her childhood home.
National Anthem (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Luke Gilford; Writer: David Largman Murray, Kevin Best, Luke Gilford; Stars: Charlie Plummer, Eve Lindley, Mason Alexander Park, Rene Rosado, Robyn Lively)
Dylan lives an isolated life of routine in rural New Mexico, working odd construction jobs to help support his little brother and alcoholic mother. He accepts a gig working at the House of Splendor, a homestead built by a community of queer rodeo performers and ranchers, and soon the indefinable magic of an untamed America unfolds before him.
Out (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2024; Director: Dennis Alink; Writer: Dennis Alink, Thomas van der Gronde; Stars: Bas Keizer, Jefferson Yaw Frempong-Manson, Bram Agterbos, Joel Castillo, Johan De Joode)
Lovers Tom and Ajani dream of a new life in which their relationship does not have to be a secret. The two feel like outsiders in their small, conservative village. They move to Amsterdam, where a journey of self-discovery awaits them.
Perfect Endings (13 Sentimentos) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2024; Director: Daniel Ribeiro; Writer: Rafael Gomes, Daniel Ribeiro; Stars: Michel Joelsas, Helena Albergaria, Igor Cosso, Artur Volpi, Hugo Kenzi)
When a couple break up after ten years together, they expect to remain friends, but re-entering the dating scene results in a rush of confusing, unexpected emotions.
Power Alley (Levante) (Country: Brazil, France, Ururguay; Year: 2023; Director: Lillah Halla)
A teenage volleyball champion finds her whole future in jeopardy after discovering that she's pregnant, and struggles to access an abortion.
The Queen Of My Dreams (Country: Canada, Pakistan; Year: 2023; Director: Fawzia Mirza; Writer: Fawzia Mirza; Stars: Amrit Kaur, Nimra Bucha, Hamza Haq, Charlie Boyle, Trina Corkum)
Against the backdrop of a shared obsession with Bollywood fantasy, Mariam, a Pakistani Muslim woman, and her Canadian-born daughter Azra come of age in two different eras.
Rent Free (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Fernando Andrés; Writer: Fernando Andrés, Tyler Rugh; Stars: Jacob Roberts, David Treviño, Zeke Goodman, Sarah J. Bartholomew, Temple Baker, Annabel O'Hagan, Jeff Kardesch, Frank Mosley, Kristin Slaysman, Bill Wise, Neal Mulani, Carson Barwinkel, Megan Bitchell, Macon Blair, Lorelei Linklater)
This freewheeling comedy follows down-on-their-luck Gen Z best friends Ben and Jordan as they mooch off of their friends’ and acquaintances’ hospitality, all while grappling with love, heartbreak and awkward flings.
Riley (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Benjamin Howard; Writer: Benjamin Howard; Stars: Jake Holley, Colin McCalla, Connor Storrie)
The boy who has it all in his final year of high school is living a secret gay life. His girlfriend, family and teammates all realise something is unravelling. The intense strain of living a lie is made worse by a series of sexual encounters on Grindr or with classmates.
Rookie (Country: Philippines; Year: 2023; Director: Samantha Lee; Writer: Natts Jadaone, Samantha Lee; Stars: Pat Tingjuy, Aya Fernandez, Agot Isidro, Mikoy Morales, Alyssa Valdez)
Everything changes when an awkward teenager joins the volleyball team and falls for the volleyball team captain.
Scarecrow In A Garden Of Cucumbers (Country: US; Year: 1972; Director: Robert J Kaplan; Writer: Sandra Scoppettone; Stars: Holly Woodlawn, Tally Brown, Suzanne Skillen, Yafa Lerner, David Margulies, Jennifer Laird)
An aspiring actress from Kansas comes to New York and meets a host of zany characters.
Sebastian (Country: UK, Finland, Belgium; Year: 2024; Director: Mikko Makela; Writer: Mikko Makela; Stars: Ruaridh Mollica, Hiftu Quasem, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Jonathan Hyde, Lara Rossi, Leanne Best, Dylan Brady, Charlotte Harwood, Fleur Keith, Akbar Kurtha, Marcus Macleod, Laurent Maria, Pedro Minas, Matthias Moret, David Nellist)
Max, a 25-year-old aspiring writer living in London, begins a double life as a sex worker in order to research his debut novel.
The Summer With Carmen (Country: Greece; Year: 2023; Director: Zacharias Mavroeidis; Writer: Fondas Chalatsis, Zacharias Mavroeidis)
While enjoying a day at Athens’ queer beach, 30-something Demosthenes offers to help his bestie and aspiring filmmaker Nikitas in drafting an idea for his feature debut, inspired by the events surrounding a certain dog named Carmen.
That Boy (Country: US; Year: 1974; Director: Peter Berlin; Stars: Peter Berlin)
Admired and desired by everyone who comes in contact with him, a German adonis named Helmut instead only loves the blind boy who can't judge him for his looks and will never see them fade with age. But that doesn't stop a photographer, a bodybuilder, and a leather freak from having their own lurid fantasies.
Throuple (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Greyson Horst; Writer: Michael Doshier; Stars: Jess Gabor, Stanton Plummer-Cambridge, Bethlehem Million, Max Larsen, Taylor Turner, Charlie Reid)
A lonely gay singer-songwriter learns how to ask for what he wants in life through a newfound romance with an honest and communicative married couple. All the while, he fears he is losing his best friend to her girlfriend.
Turtles (Les Tortues) (Country: Belgium, Canada; Year: 2023; Director: David Lambert; Writer: David Lambert; Stars: Dave Johns, Olivier Gourmet, Brigitte Poupart, Laurent Bonnet)
After 35 years together, the seemingly perfect life that Thom and Henri had built started to go awry. They start to drift away from each other a little more each day. But Thom will do anything to save his relationship and rekindle their love.
Una Película Barata (Country: Spain; Year: 2024; Director: Osama Chami; Writer: Osama Chami; Stars: Luis Amália, Fran Cantos, Enrique Gimeno, Paula Medina, Jorge Motos, Bárbara Santa-Cruz)
A gay man in the middle of an existential crisis who meets a wild card friend from his childhood who will shape the course of his summer.
Underground Orange (Country: Argentina, US; Year: 2024; Director: Michael Taylor Jackson; Writer: Michael Taylor Jackson; Stars: Michael Taylor Jackson, Sofía Gala Castiglione, Vera Spinetta, Bel Gatti, Gianluca Zonzini)
A Californian backpacker becomes entangled in a polyamorous relationship with a gang of young actors who plot to kidnap the US Ambassador to Argentina.
We Forgot To Break Up (Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Karen Knox; Writer: Noel Baker, Pat K Mills, Zoe Whittall; Stars: Lane Webber, Daniel Gravelle, June Laporte)
A trans musician is caught in a love triangle with his bandmates as they rise to fame in 2000s Toronto.
What A Feeling (Country: Austria; Year: 2024; Director: Kat Rohrer; Writer: Kat Rohrer; Stars: Caroline Peters, Proschat Madani, Nicole Ansari-Cox)
A woman's life is shattered when her husband, in front of friends, asks for a divorce. She subsequently spends the night drowning her sorrows in a lesbian bar, where she encounters a charismatic heartbreaker who is busy running her business and caring for her elderly Iranian mother.

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