Once again New Queer Visions showcase a stunning collection of wondrous short films, in a series of five tales that between them highlight the painful truth that for some murder is something that you can get away with, a heartfelt plea for sexual acceptance
and tolerance, a beautifully told work on gender identity, and from the lives of two gay men at opposite ends
of the coming out divide, to that of a captivating exploration of burgeoning teenage sexuality.
›› click on the photos for individual reviews ‹‹
›› Uproar - Pipinara ‹‹   ›› Tidal Time - L'Ora di Porto ‹‹   ›› The Dummy - Il Manichino ‹‹
2017 | 14 mins | Italy   2018 | 22 mins | Italy   2015 | 12 mins | Italy
Weaving fiction with the shocking fact of the brutal murder of noted Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini, this short charts the close friendship of a group of spirited young men, only for leader of the pack Claudio to discover that his "boyfriend" Domenico is in way over his head, by getting up close ›››   This heartfelt plea for sexual acceptance and tolerance explores the deeply religious convictions of a man repulsed by his son's homosexuality, having caught sight of him in the arms of his lover Lorenzo. Beating his son violently upon his return home, Flavio however has a card up his sleeve that ›››   There's something decidedly sweet and yet deeply poignant about this short film that tells the story of a young boy who spends his days playing with his Barbie and Ken styled dolls, only to discover that a larger Ken lies abandoned on the playing grounds outside, in the form of a discarded mannequin ›››
›› Lazarus Come Out ‹‹   ›› Glue - Colla ‹‹   ›› Lazarus Come Out ‹‹
2015 | 14 mins | Italy   2016 | 30 mins | Italy   [ publicity still from the film short ]
Going against his better judgement, parish priest Father Walter allows student Claudio and his troupe of aspiring actors to stage a play based on the miracle of the rebirth of Lazarus, only to find himself increasingly drawn to Claudio's good looks, an attraction that Claudio notices, to the point of ›››   Domenico; a rebellious youth whose relationship with his off-screen lover Marcello has broken down beyond repair, comes to stay at the home of his best friend Antonio, only to find himself drawn to his younger brother Lallo, in this captivating exploration of burgeoning teenage sexuality ›››    
›› Dave's Standout Selections ‹‹

›› check out the NEW QUEER VISIONS shorts compilation - THE ITALIAN BOYS.
›› check out the Official Trailer on YouTube.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Overall Duration - 92 mins. 
VOD Release Date - 18th November, 2020. 

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