Black Stone 2015
Not Rated | 1h 33min | Drama | 27 July 2016 (France)
While his parents are toiling away in a food processing plant in Seoul, Shon Sun is drafted in the army. But being prey to abuse, he deserts. Back in Seoul he finds out his parents have disappeared. Intent on finding them, he embarks on a journey through the contaminated jungle his father was born in.
This visually stunning erotic drama follows Hins (Adonis He), a young student who finds himself unexpectedly attracted to his handsome, outspoken male professor,Ming (Jackie Chow). Despite – or perhaps because of – his conservative upbringing, Hins is intent on getting close enough to Ming to understand him. It’s an experience that transforms his life and comes to define his adult identity.
Chris & Don. A Love Story 2007
Not Rated | 1h 30min | Documentary, Biography, Romance | 13 June 2008 (USA)
Depicts the remarkable life of artist Don Bachardy and his relationship with the distinguished writer Christopher Isherwood. Includes footage shot by Chris and Don in the 1950s and interviews with Leslie Caron, John Boorman, Liza Minnelli, and others. Isherwood and Bachardy were open about their life together, regardless of the waves it caused. This was during a period when gay relationships were not acceptable. The age difference in their relationship brought obvious personal problems that had to be addressed. Don often felt disregarded by Chris’s famous friends and frequently was. Nevertheless, Bachardy pursued his art career with great energy, painting and drawing every day. Finding a vocation gave Don a sense of fulfillment and independence. He began to realize that he could function independently, which made him question whether he wanted to stay with Isherwood. Don toyed with leaving the relationship and striking out on his own, however he decided not to as he realized his love for Chris was too important. During the 1970s, Chris and Don began to collaborate on various writing projects, such as “Frankenstein: The True Story”, an unusual take on Mary Shelley’s famous novel. In 1981, Isherwood was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Bachardy nursed him throughout the course of the disease and for the last six months of Chris’ life, Don gave up painting any one else but him. What began as way to spend more time together, quickly became the project of a lifetime, a project Chris and Don did together until the very end. After Isherwood’s death, Bachardy’s career has continued to flourish. A number of books about Bachardy’s art have been published, the latest, Stars in My Eyes. Bachardy’s work resides in many permanent collections around the world, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Smithsonian Institute, and The Norton Simon Museum.
The Untamed 2016
La región salvaje (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 38min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 July 2017 (USA)
Alejandra is a young mother who works her in-laws’ candy factory and raises her two children, along with her husband Ángel, in a small city in Mexico. She has an unhappy marriage. Her brother Fabián is a nurse at a local hospital and lover of her husband. Their provincial lives are altered with the arrival of Veronica who becomes Fabian’s girlfriend. Sex and love are fragile in certain regions where family values exist, and where hypocrisy, homophobia, and machismo are strong. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby forest, in an isolated hut, there is something mysterious that is the answer to all their problems. It is something which they can not resist its power.
Rough Road Ahead 2014
Von jetzt an kein Zurück (original title)
1h 48min | Drama, Family, History | 12 March 2015 (Germany)
Germany, 1967. Ruby & Martin, a young couple, are rehearsing their uprising. The price is high: expulsion from school, parental violence, and ultimately institutionalization. But they are ready to take on the cause of love.
Compilation of archive footage from 1919 to the present, from both documentary and fictional sources, set to music, illustrating the huge changes in LGBTQ life in Britain (mainly England) over the 20th century.
Son of Sofia 2017
O gios tis Sofías (original title)
TV-14 | 1h 51min | Drama | 30 November 2017 (Greece)
Athens, 2004 summer Olympic Games. 11-year-old Misha arrives from Russia to live with his mother, Sofia. What he doesn’t know is that there is a father waiting for him there. While Greece is living the Olympic dream, Misha will get violently catapulted into the adult world, riding on the dark side of his favorite fairy tales.