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Alice Junior (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Gil Baroni; Stars: Anne Celestino Mota, Emmanuel Rosset, Thaís Schier, Surya Amitrano, Matheus Moura)
After moving to a conservative small town in southern Brazil, Alice, a transgender girl, has to confront her repressive new surroundings. But, full of courage, energy and self-confidence, the young YouTuber turns established stereotypes upside down.
Dating Amber (Beards) (Country: Ireland; Year: 2020; Director: David Freyne; Writer: David Freyne; Stars: Barry Ward, Sharon Horgan, Fionn O'Shea, Peter Campion, Lauryn Canny, Simone Kirby, Lola Petticrew, Emma Willis, Ian O'Reilly, Arian Nik, Andrew Bennett, Tara Flynn, Ally Ni Chiarain, Corey Millar, Shauna Higgins)
A pair of gay teenagers fake a relationship to avoid prejudice.
Dry Wind (Vento Seco) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2020; Director: Daniel Nolasco; Writer: Daniel Nolasco; Stars: Leandro Faria Lelo, Bruno Battaglia, Toti Cardoso, Renata Carvalho, Marcelo Davila, Guilherme Farkas, Mel Gonçalves, Guilhermina Guinle, Conrado Helt, Wilker Rodrigues, Allan Jacinto Santana, Larissa Sisterolli, Rafael Teóphilo, Leandro Faria Lelo, Bruno Battaglia)
Between work, swimming and anonymous sex, Sandro lives a rather monotonous life in the hot and arid expanse of Goiás in Brazil. When Maicon, a Tom-of-Finland comic strip lookalike, appears in his small town, his life takes a turn.
Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) (Country: Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Monica Zanetti; Writer: Monica Zanetti)
In this romcom, Ellie’s dead aunt has the perfect dating advice for her. But will she listen to it?
Forgotten Roads (La Nave Del Olvido) (Country: Chile; Year: 2020; Director: Nicol Ruiz Benavides; Writer: Nicol Ruiz Benavides; Stars: Romana Satt, Gabriela Arancibia, Claudia Devia, Raúl López Leyton, Cristóbal Ruiz)
A lonely widow from the countryside moves in with her daughter in a small, conservative town, and falls in love with an independent married woman who sings in a bar.
Rurangi Rurangi
Rurangi and Dating Amber
Monsoon (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Hong Khaou; Writer: Hong Khaou; Stars: Henry Golding, Parker Sawyers, David Tran, Molly Harris, Nguyen Myan, Lâm Vissay, Edouard Leo, Henry Golding, Parker Sawyers, David Tran, Molly Harris, Nguyen Myan, Lâm Vissay, Edouard Leo)
A British Vietnamese man, returns to Saigon for the first time in over 30 years, after fleeing during the Vietnam-American War.
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'.
The Strong Ones (Los Fuertes) (Country: Chile; Year: 2019; Director: Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo; Writer: Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo; Stars: Samuel González, Antonio Altamirano, Marcela Salinas)
A story of love and courage, at the end of the world, between two men in search of freedom.
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.
Summer Of 85 (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2020; Director: François Ozon; Writer: Aidan Chambers, François Ozon; Stars: Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin, Philippine Velge, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Melvil Poupaud, Isabelle Nanty, Laurent Fernandez, Aurore Broutin, Bruno Lochet, Yoann Zimmer, Antoine Simoni, Patrick Zimmermann, Samuel Brafman-Moutier, Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin)
When 16-year-old Alexis capsizes off the coast of Normandy, 18-year-old David heroically saves him. Alexis has just met the friend of his dreams. But will the dream last for more than one summer?
Twilight's Kiss (Suk Suk) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2019; Director: Ray Yeung; Writer: Ray Yeung; Stars: Tai-Bo, Ben Yuen, Patra Au, Lo Chun Yip)
A married taxi driver who refuses to retire meets a retired single father. Although both are secretly gay, they are proud of the families they have created through hard work and hardship over the years, complicating their chances of building a future together.
Two Of Us (Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Filippo Meneghetti; Writer: Filippo Meneghetti, Malysone Bovorasmy, Florence Vignon; Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker, Jérôme Varanfrain, Muriel Bénazéraf, Augustin Reynes)
Two retired women, who have been in a secret relationship for decades, find their relationship turned upside down when the truth begins to come out.
Welcome To The USA (Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2019; Director: Assel Aushakimova; Writer: Assel Aushakimova; Stars: Dinara Alieva, Daniyar Beisov, Sultana Bektassova)
In the run-up to First President's Day, a woman prepares to emigrate from Kazakhstan to the US.
White Lie (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas; Writer: Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas; Stars: Kacey Rohl, Amber Anderson, Martin Donovan, Thomas Olajide, Connor Jessup, Sharon Lewis, Christine Horne, Darrin Baker, Zahra Bentham, Shanice Banton, Spencer Glassman, Hershel Blatt, Luc Trottier, Carolina Bartczak, Matthew Owen)
A woman who becomes a cause celebre by faking cancer finds her lie and life starting to unravel.

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