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Housekeeping For Beginners Housekeeping For Beginners
Housekeeping For Beginners and Golden Delicious
All Of Us Strangers (Country: US, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Andrew Haigh; Writer: Andrew Haigh, Taichi Yamada; Stars: Jamie Bell, Paul Mescal, Andrew Scott, Claire Foy, Cameron Ashplant, Guy Robbins, Zachary Timmis, Jack Cronin, Christian Di Sciullo, Jack Pallister, Victoria Walker, Oliver Franks, Carolina Van Wyhe, Lincoln R. Beckett, Gsus Lopez)
A screenwriter embarks on a relationship with a neighbour at the same time as making a journey into his troubled past.
All the Colours Of The World Are Between Black And White (Country: Nigeria; Year: 2023; Director: Babatunde Apalowo; Stars: Tope Tedela, Riyo David, Martha Ehinome Orhiere, Uchechika Elumelu, Floyd Anekwe)
Bambino and Bawa meet in Lagos and hit it off immediately. During their long trips around the city, they develop a deep affection for each other. But in a society which considers homosexuality taboo, they feel the pressure of social norms.
All The Fires (Todos los incendios) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2023; Director: Mauricio Calderón Rico; Writer: Mauricio Calderón Rico; Stars: Ximena Ayala, Antonio Fortier, Iliana Donatlán, Natalia Quiroz, Hector Illanes, Sebastian Rojano, Ari Lopez, Hannah Romen)
Conflicted by his mother's new relationship and his best friend's crush on him, Bruno, a pyromaniac teenager, escapes from the city. He sets off on a journey in search of a girl he met online who will push him to confront his father's death and the doubts about his sexuality, but not before leaving all his fires behind.
Almamula (Country: France, Argentina, Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Juan Sebastián Torales; Writer: Juan Sebastián Torales; Stars: Nicolás Díaz, Martina Grimaldi, María Soldi, Cali Coronel)
12-year-old Nino is assaulted for being homosexual. In an effort to protect the boy, his parents move the family to a small rural village.
Anhell69 (Country: Colombia, Romania, France, Germany; Year: 2022; Director: Theo Montoya; Writer: Theo Montoya; Stars: Camilo Najar, Sergio Pérez, Juan Pérez, Alejandro Hincapié, Julian David Moncada, Camilo Machado, Víctor Gaviria, Alejandro Mendigana)
A funeral car cruises the streets of Medellin, while a young director tells the story of his past in this violent and conservative city.
Clashing Differences Clashing Differences
Clashing Differences and May December
Big Boys (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Corin Sherman; Writer: Corin Sherman; Stars: Isaac Krasner, David Johnson III, Emily Deschanel)
Jamie’s dream camping trip is ruined before it even begins when he finds out that his beloved cousin is bringing her new boyfriend. However, Jamie’s initial jealousy of the competent and confident Dan quickly turns into a friendship as they bond over cooking, games and both being ‘big boys’ - and Jamie gradually realises that he has other feelings for Dan too.
Chestnut (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jac Cron; Writer: Jac Cron; Stars: Natalia DyerRachel KellerDanny Ramirez, Chella Mn, Caleb Eberhardt)
A recent graduate becomes entangled in a relationship with a man and a woman during her summer after college.
Chocolate Babies (Country: US; Year: 1996; Director: Stephen Winter; Writer: Stephen Winter; Stars: Dudley Findlay Jr, Bryan Webster, Gregg Ferguson, Claude E Sloan, Jon Kit Lee, Michael Lynch, Sean Barr)
A group of New Yorkers fights for AIDS rights by any means necessary.
Chuck Chuck Baby (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Janis Pugh; Writer: Janis Pugh)
Romance unfolds at a chicken packing factory.
Clashing Differences (Country: Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Merle Grimme; Writer: Merle Grimme; Stars: Inka Friedrich, Anna Stieblich, Eva Bay, Rabea Lüthi, Jane Chirwa, Lisa Hrdina, Thelma Buabeng, Minh-Khai Phan Thi, Christine Wilhelmni, Safak Sengül, Tucké Royal)
Trying to satisfy a diversity checklist, a group of women of colour and queer women discover the real intention behind their workshop retreat.
Almamula Almamula
Almamula and All The Fires
Cora Bora (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Hannah Pearl Utt; Writer: Rhianon Jones; Stars: Megan Stalter, Jojo T Gibbs, Manny Jacinto, Ayden Mayeri, Thomas Mann, Chrissie Fit, Andre Hyland, Chelsea Peretti, Margaret Cho, Darrell Hammond)
Cora senses her open relationship is on the rocks. When the struggling musician and messy millennial goes home to Portland to win her girlfriend back, she realizes it’s much more than her love life that needs salvaging.
Eileen (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: William Oldroyd; Writer: Luke Goebel, Ottessa Moshfegh, based on the novel by Ottessa Moshfegh; Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham, Marin Ireland, Owen Teague)
Set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter, young secretary Eileen becomes enchanted by the glamorous new counsellor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret — throwing Eileen onto a sinister path.
Fancy Dance (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Erica Tremblay; Writer: Erica Tremblay; Stars: Lily Gladstone, Isabel Deroy-Olson, Ryan Begay, Shea Whigham, Audrey Wasilewski)
Following her sister's disappearance, a Native American hustler kidnaps her niece from the child's white grandparents and sets out for the state powwow in hopes of keeping what is left of their family intact.
Gods And Monsters (Country: US; Year: 1998; Director: Bill Condon; Writer: Bill Condon; Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser)
In his old age, film director James Whale, a man with a long history, begins to develop unexpectedly deep feelings for his gardener.
Golden Delicious (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Jason Karman; Writer: Gorrman Lee; Stars: Cardi Wong, Chris Carson, Parmiss Sehat)
An Asian Canadian teenager grapples with his identity when he falls for the boy next door. What will his family think? And how will he tell his girlfriend?
The Mattachine Family The Mattachine Family
The Mattachine Family and Lie With Me
Housekeeping For Beginners (Domakinstvo za Pocetnici) (Country: North Macedonia, Sweden, Kosovo, Poland, Serbia, Croatia; Year: 2023; Director: Goran Stolevski; Writer: Goran Stolevski; Stars: Rozafa Celaj, Sara Klimoska, Anamaria Marinca, Mia Mustafi, Aleksandra Pesevska, Samson Selim, Alina Serban, Vladimir Tintor, Ajse Useini)
A lesbian suddenly finds herself responsible for her partner’s two daughters.
Lie With Me (Arrête Avec Tes Mensonges) (Country: France; Year: 2022; Director: Olivier Peyon; Writer: Olivier Peyon, Vincent Poymiro, Arthur Cahn, Cécilia Rouaud; Stars: Guillaume de Tonquédec, Victor Belmondo, Guilaine Londez, Jérémy Gillet)
When a novelist has an unexpected encounter in his professional life, he recalls falling in love with the young man's father.
The Lost Boys (Le Paradis) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2023; Director: Zeno Graton; Writer: Zeno Graton, Clara Bourreau, Maarten Loix; Stars: Khalil Ben Gharbia, Julien De Saint Jean, Eye Haidara, Jonathan Couzinié, Matéo Bastien, Samuel Di Napoli, Amine Hamidou, Nlandu Lubansu, Terry Ngoga, Audrey D'Hulstère, Laurence Oltuski, David Leclercq, Noémie Van Cauwelaert, Marc-Elie Piedagnel, Marc Gallo)
Two young men find love in a hopeless place – a youth correctional facility.
The Mattachine Family (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Andy Vallentine; Writer: Danny Vallentine; Stars: Nico Tortorella, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Emily Hampshire, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Heather Matarazzo, Cloie Wyatt Taylor, Jake Choi, Garrett Clayton, Annie Funke, Colleen Foy)
Thomas and Oscar have spent a year as foster parents to a wonderful child, a calling that's shown them new dimensions of what 'family' can mean. However, when the young boy is reunited with his birth mother, the couple's differing views on what the experience meant come into focus.
May December (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Todd Haynes; Writer: Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik; Stars: Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Cory Michael Smith, Charles Melton, Piper Curda, Drew Scheid, Kelvin Han Lee)
20 years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past.
Chuck Chuck Baby Chuck Chuck Baby
Chuck Chuck Baby and Fancy Dance
Monster (Kaibutsu) (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Yûji Sakamoto; Stars: Sakura Ando, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa, Hinata Hiragi)
A family finds itself in shocking circumstances.
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.
Nyad (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi; Writer: Julia Cox; Stars: Jodie Foster, Annette Bening, Rhys Ifans, Ethan Jones Romero, Johnny Solo)
The remarkable true story of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, who, at the age of 60, set out to become the first person to complete the 'Everest of swims', a 53-hour, 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida through dangerous open ocean without a shark cage.
A Place Of Our Own (Ek Jagah Apni) (Country: India; Year: 2022; Director: Ektara Collective; Writer: Rinchin, Maheen Mirza, Manisha Soni, Muskan)
Two trans women fight to find a place to live in Bhopal after the sudden eviction from their home by a prejudiced landlord.
Rustin (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: George C Wolfe; Writer: Julian Breece, Dustin Lance Black; Stars: Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, CCH Pounder, Da'Vine Joy Randolph)
The story of gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who organised the 1963 March on Washington.
Something You Said Last Night Something You Said Last Night
Something You Said Last Night and Anhell69
Something You Said Last Night (Country: Canada, Switzerland; Year: 2022; Director: Luis De Filippis; Writer: Luis De Filippis; Stars: Carmen Madonia, Ramona Milano, Paige Evans, Joe Parro, Xxavier Woon-A-Tai, Augustus Oicle, Drew Catherine, Mark Winnick, Nate Colitto, Mark Soltermann, Anna Starnino, Lorcan DaSilva Déiseach, Jennifer Balen, Michelle Gidari, Carmelo Nelson)
After being fired from her job, Ren, an aspiring writer and mid-twenty-something, accompanies her Canadian-Italian family on vacation.
Summer Solstice (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Noah Schamus; Writer: Noah Schamus; Stars: Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Marianne Rendón)
A trans man and his cis, straight friend take a weekend trip which pushes the limits of their longstanding relationship
This Place (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: VT Nayani; Writer: Golshan Abdmoulaie, Devery Jacobs, VT Nayani; Stars: Devery Jacobs, Priya Guns, Janïsa Weekes, Alex Joseph, Britanny LaBorgne, Ali Momen)
A coming-of-age story about two women falling in love for the first time. As they grow closer, each is forced to confront their family histories in unexpected ways, while navigating multiple legacies of grief and love.

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