›› THE MALE GAZE: STRIKERS & DEFENDERS ‹‹

Once again New Queer Visions showcase a stunning collection of wondrous short films, in a series of four coming-of-age tales
of desire, jealousy, foul play and just desserts, as set both on and off the playing field.
›› click on the photos for individual reviews ‹‹
›› Islands - Inseln ‹‹   ›› Play It Like a Man - Un Été Viril ‹‹   ›› Colours ‹‹
2018 | 20 mins | Germany   2018 | 22 mins | France   2015 | 25 mins | UK
Islands tells the story of Theo; a talented artist whose dreams for his future have come crashing down around him by way of the brutal fists of Fabian; an angry youth vexed by way of Theo's friendship with classmate Linus. Yet it is obvious to everyone that Linus and Theo only have eyes for ›››   Loris and Thomas are best friends both on and off the football field, only for Loris to be a troubled soul, with a pent-up anger ready to erupt at any given moment. When the two discover voyeuristic images on their coach's mobile phone of Loris naked after the game, they seek vengeance on a man who ›››   When closeted footballer Tom is accidentally seen with his boyfriend, his best friend and fellow teammate Adam is forced by bigoted team captain Mike to choose sides; either he's with him against Tom, or else face his homophobic wrath. In short, now is the time for Adam to show his true colours ›››
   
›› Through the Fields ‹‹   ›› Through the Fields ‹‹   ›› Colours ‹‹
2015 | 28 mins | France   [ publicity still from the film short ]   [ publicity still from the film short ]
Convinced that he's the only gay in the village, young Théo surfs online to find himself a man for the night, much to the annoyance of his over-protective brother Lucas. Craving for his first kiss, only for that first touch to be not the kind he was longing for, this telling tale of brotherly love ›››        
›› Dave's Standout Selections ‹‹

›› check out THE MALE GAZE: STRIKERS & DEFENDERS shorts compilation.
›› check out the Official Trailer on YouTube.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Overall Duration - 95 mins. 
VOD Release Date - 31st July 2020. 

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