Once again New Queer Visions showcase a stunning collection of wondrous short films, in a series of seven tales that between them highlight the emotive complexities of coming out to those you love, a vivid portrayal of how two's company only for three
to be a crowd, a beautifully crafted sweet yet telling tale on sexual identity, coming to terms with your sexuality
being different to those around you, and from a captivating ode to the love that could have been,
to that of the bittersweet bond between a mother and her son, culminating in
a wondrous tale of best friends finally letting their hearts run free.
›› click on the photos for individual reviews ‹‹
›› Coming Out ‹‹   ›› Polly ‹‹   ›› Filip ‹‹
2011 | 5 mins | Sweden   2017 | 38 mins | Sweden   2015 | 11 mins | Sweden
There's something quite endearing about this short film from writer and director Jerry Carlsson that tells the heartfelt story of coming out to those you love, as teenage Joal has made up his mind to come out to his parents and tell them today that he's gay. Only is this the right moment to do so? ›››   The lives of devoted lovers Jacob and Nicholas are turned upside down upon the arrival of Jacob's ex-girlfriend Polly. Initially resentful of her presence, Nicholas soon warms to her quirky personality as the three become best friends in no time at all. Yet whilst two's company, is three a crowd? ›››   Seven-year-old Filip has a close bond with his older brother Sebastian to the degree that the two are more like best friends, rather than siblings. Only what's Filip to think of his older brother when he accidentally sees him sharing a series of tender kisses with his friend, of the boyfriend variety? ›››
›› No Brakes ‹‹   ›› The Memory of You ‹‹   ›› Distances ‹‹
2008 | 11 mins | Sweden   2015 | 11 mins | Sweden   2014 | 17 mins | Sweden
This is the story of brother and sister Johan and Julie who alongside her best friend Anton spend a hot summer day swimming at a nearby lake, before heading off to spend the evening at a party with friends; drinking the night away. Only Johan is clearly struggling to come to terms with his feelings for ›››   This captivating ode to the love that could have been finds Adam taking his wife out for dinner. Only just minutes upon entering the restaurant, Adam makes an excuse to leave, having seen moments earlier an exhibition held on the same street by his former lover Erik. Meeting together for the first time ›››   This poignant piece tells the story of the bittersweet bond between a mother and her gay and deaf son. For Eva is that mother, having recently returned to Sweden from her country of birth to view paperwork from her past and whilst there, visit her now grown-up son David. Only their relationship is far ›››
›› Stockholm Daybreak ‹‹   ›› The Memory of You ‹‹   ›› Polly ‹‹
2013 | 7 mins | Sweden   [ publicity still from the film short ]   [ publicity still from the film short ]
Best friends Love and Axel are on their way back home after partying the night away, taking in a bridge eye view of the Stockholm sunrise, along the way letting their emotions do the talking, given it's all but clear that Love has the hots for his best friend, only are such feelings unrequited, or not? ›››        
›› Dave's Standout Selections ‹‹

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

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Overall Duration - 101 mins. 
VOD Release Date - 31st March, 2021. 

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