Once again New Queer Visions showcase a stunning collection of wondrous short films, in a series of six tales that between them highlight
sexual persecution, the search for love, anonymous hook-ups, the chilling cost of falling in love and intimacy for sale.
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›› Thirst ‹‹   ›› According to Mateo ‹‹   ›› Hardcore ‹‹
2017 | 8 mins | UK   2017 | 19 mins | Spain   2016 | 8 mins | Israel
This contemplative piece charts one man's intense longing to find true love. For tired of repeated one-night stands that seemingly go nowhere, this is a man who begins to question not what's wrong with every man he meets, but rather what's wrong with him? Played direct-to-camera, the result is a ›››   Mateo and his boyfriend Marc arrive back at their flat, alongside date for the night Luke for a threesome. Yet shortly after getting down to sexual basics, Mateo heads out into the night. Chancing upon Jon, the local drug dealer; the two get to know each other in ways that turn decidedly dark. ›››   This cautionary tale on the dangers of the anonymous hook-up tells the story of two young Israelis up for a threesome, only to find themselves spending the night with a German tourist who happens to be into everything - they aren't. Curious to know what's next in the Germans' bag of tricks ›››
›› Beast - Séptimo ‹‹   ›› Petit Ami ‹‹   ›› Skai Blue ‹‹
2011 | 24 mins | Sweden   2017 | 15 mins | Belgium   2017 | 17 mins | Belgium
This captivating short film tells the story of Vincent; a young man with a secret, one that has forced him to stay away from those he loves, if not from love itself. Yet he has fallen in love, an emotion so intense that neither he nor Gustav can help themselves from seeing each other - whatever the chilling cost be ›››   This is the story of rent boy Jasper, happy to service the sexual needs of his clients, even on Christmas Day. Turning up at a seedy hotel called Petit Ami, Jasper gets down to basics with Vincent, only for the man to have a secret, one that Jasper is curious to discover. In many ways your heart kind ›››   Tom; a lonely, middle-aged man searching for companionship and more chances upon Simon; dating app fashion. Meeting in person, their passionate encounter is swiftly followed by the promise of a burgeoning relationship. Yet Simon has a secret; he's a Cameroon refugee; a fact that forces ›››
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›› check out THE MALE GAZE: THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT shorts compilation.
›› check out the Official Trailer on YouTube.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Overall Duration - 91 mins. 
VOD Release Date - 12th July, 2020. 

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