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Seventeen

Seventeen-year old Paula lives in a small town with her sister and father. While dealing with a difficult family situation, she also has to navigate the emotionally turbulent high school life. She's attracted to the shy and beautiful Charlotte, meanwhile, Lilly, a fiery spirit, provokes and flirts with her. And then there’s Tim and Ronald, who both seem to have fallen for Paula. 'Seventeen' is a beautiful and sensitive story about the magical facets of teenage years, as well as the challenging transition to adulthood.

Monja Art

Østrig, 2017

104 min.

German with English subtitles


#bi #binary #cinematic #comingofage #comingout #youth

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This Is How We Do It

We celebrate the lust and playfulness in our society by giving you a glimpse into how some of us do it. In this selection of short films, we invite you into a sex-positive, creative and exciting world that uses orgasms, pomegranates and strap-ons to spread the message. We could not have done this without Berlin Porn Film Festival.

English without subtitles


#cinematic #NSFW #political #sex

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The joy of fat femme sex and identity is shared over a pomegranate before diving into fucking, fisting and orgasms.

AORTA films

USA, 2017

14 min.

English without subtitles


#cinematic #NSFW #political #queer #sexwork

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Call Me By Your Name

17-year-old Elio spends time in the hot-drenched summer in northern Italy in 1983 transcribing classical music, reading books and living in a world where time doesn't seem to exist. When Oliver, his father's new American assistant, comes to their villa to stay and work, Elio's attention changes rapidly and he finds himself drawn to the confident and charming Oliver, while also keeping a distant and cold attitude towards him. Elio and Oliver both spend the summer discovering things they didn't know about themselves.

Luca Guadagnino

USA, 2017

130 min.

English/Italian with English subtitles


#cinematic #comingofage #gay #love

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Our Love Story

Yoon-ju is a graduate student of fine arts and is working on her graduation exhibition. One day, while searching for materials for her project, she runs into Ji-soo at a junk shop. What follows is a chaotic and intense love story between two people who just can't quite seem to figure out how to be together. Beautifully filmed in stunning colours, this is an emotional and visual treat that will take you back to the first time you fell in love.

Lee Hyun-ju

South Korea, 2016

99 min.

Korean with English subtitles


#cinematic #comingofage #lesbian #love

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Retake

A fit and wealthy middle-aged man Jonathan is at a first glance someone that should have no problem finding a date. Despite this, he hires a younger man to accompany him on a three-day road trip to the Grand Canyon and gets him to agree to role play. As the trip goes on, it appears that this is a second take of the same adventure in an attempt to recreate the trip Jonathan shared with his ex. But can the new memories replace the old ones and mend a broken heart? A picturesque journey that is a must see!

Nick Corporon

USA, 2016

98 min.

English without subtitles


#cinematic #gay #generational #love #sexwork

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Dream Boat

Every year the DREAM BOAT hosts a week-long cruise only for gay men. The days and nights onboard the ship, are filled with parties, freedom, and sex – but the men also share their doubts and dreams, and reflect on the political and familial restrictions they are faced with in their everyday life. The film follows five men from five different countries as they dive into the DREAM BOAT experience.

Tristan Ferland Milewski

Germany, 2017

90 min.

German/French/Arabic/English with English subtitles


#cinematic #community #gay #internalisedphobias

Documentary

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Rift

I denne psykologiske thriller ringer Gunnars tidligere kæreste Einar en sen nat fra sine forældres afsidesliggende sommerhus og spørger Gunnar, om han nogensinde har følt, at der var andre tilstede. Gunnar rejser til Rökkur, hvor han oplever en række uforklarlige hændelser i det dystre islandske vinterlandskab. De to mænd står ansigt til ansigt med deres fortid, og Gunnar står tilbage, usikker på hvad der er virkelighed, og hvad der bare foregår i hans hoved. Smukt filmet og så uhyggelig at man får myrekryb, vil Rift få dig til at kigge en ekstra gang under sengen ved nattetide.

Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen

Iceland, 2017

111 min.

Icelandic with English subtitles


#cinematic #friendship #gay #horror

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A Fantastic Woman

Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, has her life completely shaken after the death of her boyfriend. As a transwoman, she is immediately considered a suspect in his death and repeatedly comes up against authorities not willing to recognise who she is or understand how loving and special their relationship was. The boyfriend's children and wife, who he is still technically married to, go out of their way to make Marina feel unwelcome. Enduring harsh treatment from all sides Marina refuses to give up the fight to mourn her partner.

Sebastián Lelio

Chile/Germany/USA/Spain, 2017

104 min.

Spanish with Danish subtitles


#binary #cinematic #family #T

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