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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.
Cocoon (Kokon) (Country: Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Leonie Krippendorff; Stars: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova, Anja Schneider)
Nora grows through observation. Always at her big sister’s side, she drifts around the housing blocks and sees people being in love, being high, spiteful and tender. When Nora meets Romy, she suddenly feels trapped in her own skin, and she starts to recognize her true self.
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?
No Hard Feelings (Futur Drei) (Country: Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Faraz Shariat; Writer: Paulina Lorenz, Faraz Shariat; Stars: Paul Lux, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Eidin Jalali, Benny Radjaipour, Paul Lux, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Eidin Jalali, Benny Radjaipour)
German-Iranian Parvis’ life revolves around pop culture, sex dates and raves. Through the refugee siblings Banafshe Arezu and Amon, Parvis rediscovers his roots.
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.
The Teacher (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2019; Director: Chen Ming-Lang; Writer: Chen Ming-Lang; Stars: Oscar Chiu, Chin-Hao Chang, Tzu-hua Ho)
When a 26-year-old Civics teacher openly voices his stance on marriage equality at school, he stirs up a storm. His being madly in love with an HIV positive man doesn't sit well with all the people around him.
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; Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker, Jérôme Varanfrain, Daniel Trubert, Hervé Sogne, Tara Klassen, Eugénie Anselin, Véronique Fauconnet, Aude-Laurence Clermont Biver, Denis Jousselin, Alice Lagarde, Éric Gigout, Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier)
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.
Valentina (Country: Brazil; Year: 2020; Director: Cássio Pereira dos Santos; Writer: Cássio Pereira dos Santos; Stars: Thiessa Woinbackk, Guta Stresser, Rômulo Braga)
A trans girl and her mother move to a new town in order to start fresh, but quickly face dilemmas when the local high school needs a second parental signature for enrollment.

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