International Gay Shorts - Secrets and Desires
1. Cuban Heel Shoes *
Director: Julio Mas Alcaraz
Spain / 2019 / 17 mins / Drama
In Spanish with English subtitles
A love relationship between two teenage boys in Madrid blossoms against all odds. In a homophobic neighbourhood, surrounded by family problems, can they preserve their bond through a shared passion for flamenco dance?
2. Jay *
Director: Szu-Wei Chen
Taiwan / 2019 / 14 mins / Drama
In Mandarin with English subtitles
13-year-old Jay battles his inner demons when he develops a sexual fascination for his own older brother.
3. After That Party *
Director: Caio Scot
Brazil / 2019 / 14 mins / Drama
In Portuguese with English subtitles
Leo sees his father kissing another man at a party. Together with his best friend, he deliberates how to approach the situation in the best way possible.
4. A Cohabitation *
Director: Tung Wei Ye
Malaysia / 2019 / 18 mins / Drama
In Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles
A gay Asian couple in Taipei, 2013, have a bright future together. But suddenly they must separate when one of them, a Malaysian with HIV, is deported.
5. The Summer House **
Director: Luke Willis
USA / 2019 / 14 mins / Thriller-Horror
When Greg takes his boyfriend to visit his family's secluded vacation home, memories past and the ghost of Greg's homophobic father torment them.
6. Once I Dreamed **
Director: Bob Woolsey
Canada / 2019 / 12 mins / Drama
In Mandarin and English with English subtitles
Two men on opposite sides of the globe experience each other's lives in their dreams. What would it feel like to be someone else – even if just for a few moments?
7. The Lonely Prince *
Director: Sohail Grover & Shivin
India / 2020 / 15 mins / Drama
In English with English subtitles
A lonely Prince brings a sculptor into his court to create a piece of art. He soon discovers a new side of himself and his world of solitude becomes a thing of the past.