|Marcus||Date: Friday, 2018-02-02, 2:57 PM | Message # 1|
One-night stands, Internet dates and unrequited love are among the
topics in this anthology of gay-themed short films. In "Signage," a
middle-aged man hooks up with a deaf younger man, while the offbeat "41
Seconds" chronicles a brief but steamy encounter. "Shahram & Abbas"
follows two Iranians pretending to be homosexual in order to be granted
asylum in Holland, and "Mr_Right_22" focuses on a waiter who dispenses
farsighted advice to a customer.
"Serene Hunter" is a 2007 short film from France (subtitled in English),
featuring the dilemma of a rather free-spirited man who enjoys chasing
(and usually catching) attractive men for sex, but circumstances keep
him from having the one young man he really loves.
"Solace" (US) shows an older and younger man who meet on
the internet, and seem to get along well, until one reveals a secret
that keeps them from what they both are seeking.
A young man who was "Scarred" (UK) in a gaybashing attack
has a problem bringing himself to date again. A mutual friend
introduces him to someone with whom he seems to have much in common.
Unfortunately, there is one connection neither one expected.
You are only as old as you feel, but the outward
"Signage" of middle age can be hidden somewhat with makeup and hair
coloring, which encourages two best friends to plan a night out at a bar
that caters to young men half their age. One makes a strong connection
with a young deaf guy, only to find out that there is more than one
type of obstacle involved.
jitters in the age of internet dating is the subject of "Mr_Right_22"
(Germany, 2007), but a kind waiter calms his fears and offers some
encouragement to be open to life's opportunities. Cute.
Two masculine friends take about "41 Seconds" (German
w/subtitles, 2006) to compare notes on one of their dates, in which his
girlfriend compared their respective skills as a kisser. Only 4
minutes, but cute.
Last but not least,
"Shahram & Abbas" (Netherlands w/subtitles, 2006) are two Iranian
refugees, a young student activist and an older journalist, who want to
see political asylum in the Netherlands. Believing they have a better
chance of being granted such if they claim to be a persecuted homosexual
couple, they begin a charade that leads to complications they never
imagined, especially when the younger Shahram falls for a woman also
awaiting asylum. Powerful and positive depiction of a very sad and
serious situation. Available to users only
|yianang||Date: Saturday, 2018-02-03, 5:38 AM | Message # 2|
|Thanks a lot, Marcus!