Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want

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A Review of… My Name Is Love (Short)

My Name Is Love (Short)

 

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 20 minutes
Director:  David Färdmar
Writer:  David Färdmar
Starring: Adam Lundgren, Jonas Rimeika and Alicia Vikander
Year: 2008
Language: Swedish (with English subtitles)
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection. Finalist in the Iris Prize. Based on a true story. NSFW.

 

my name is love

“Love and Sebastian meet each other by a coincidence on a hot Swedish summer night. They happen to share the same secret, but their encounter is going to cause severe consequences for both of them.” Continue reading

A Review of… Bræðrabylta (Short)

Bræðrabylta (Short)

 

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 21 minutes
Director:  Grímur Hákonarson
Writer:  Grímur Hákonarson
Starring: Helga Braga Jónsdóttir, María Guðmundsdóttir, Halldór Gylfason and Björn Ingi Hilmarsson
Year: 2007
Language: Icelandic (with English subtitles)
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection.

 

wrestling

“Denni and Einar both practice the sport of Icelandic wrestling, which allows them to escape their daily routine. Yet little do the wrestling spectators know, the men harbour a secret passion for each other.” Continue reading

A Review of… Vandalen (Short)

Vandalen (Short)

 

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 17 minutes
Director:  Simon Steuri
Writer:  Simon Steuri
Starring: Jonas Ullman, Nils Althaus, Franziska Schläpfer, Bardo Eicher, Alvaro Lobsiger, Yanik Müller, Graham Geigenmüller, Marius Maissen and Michael Taylor
Year: 2008
Language: German (with English subtitles)
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection.

 

vandals

“The difficult balancing of two young graffiti artists trying to live their love without betraying what is closest to their heart: painting.” Continue reading

A Review of… Postmortem (Short)

Postmortem (Short)

 

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 16 minutes
Director:  Eldar Rapaport
Writer:  Eldar Rapaport
Starring: Murray Bartlett, Daniel Dugan, Francisco Valera and Jeff Rynkiewicz
Year: 2005
Language: English
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection.

 

postmortem

“Romanticized as a fruit of desire and imagination,Postmortem plays out as a fleeting moment between two men who briefly reunite to reminisce and unload.” Continue reading

A Review of… Zucht (Short)

Zucht (Short)

 

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 8 minutes
Director:  Margien Rogaar
Writer:  Tjyying Liu
Starring: Yannick de Waal, Moo Miero and Roeland Fernhout
Year: 2007
Language: Dutch (with English subtitles)
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection.

 

breath

“On a trip to the lake, 12yo Erik feels deeply attracted to the father of his friend Sophie, and hatches a plan to express the extend of his love.” Continue reading

A Review of… Heiko (Short)

Heiko (Short)

 

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 13 minutes
Director:  David Bonneville
Writer:  David Bonneville
Starring: Jaime Freitas and José Manuel Mendes
Year: 2009
Language: Portuguese (with English subtitles)
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection. Finalist for the Iris Prize.

 

heiko

“A carefree young man really puts his foot in it with his obsessive older lover.” Continue reading

A Review of… Steam (Short)

Steam (Short)

 

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 15 minutes
Director:  Eldar Rapaport
Writer:  Eldar Rapaport
Starring: Scott Hislop, Julien Zeitouni and Amy Clites.
Year: 2009
Language: English
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection. NSFW. Winner at the Iris Prize Short Film Festival 2009.

 

steam

“Moving between anxiety, reflection and fear, two strangers try to make sense of their predicament… stuck in a steam room. Heart increasing, they need to get out but can’t find the door. What is this place and how did they get here?” Continue reading

A Review of… Protect Me From What I Want (Short)

Protect Me From What I Want (Short)

 

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 14 minutes
Director:  Dominic Leclerc
Writer:  Dominic Leclerc
Starring: Naveed Choudry and Elliott Tittensor
Year: 2009
Language: English
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection. NSFW

 

protect me from what i want

“Daz is looking for love. Saleem is looking for sex. Cruising at an underground archway, these two worlds collide in a tale of loneliness and longing in a city late at night.” Continue reading

A Review of… Trevor (Short)

Trevor (Short)

 

Genre: Drama/Comedy
Running Time: 23 minutes
Director:  Peggy Rajski
Writer:  James Lecesne
Starring: Brett Barsky, Judy Kain, John Lizzi, Jonah Rooney, Stephen Tobolowsky and Cory M. Miller
Year: 1994
Language: English
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection. Winner of the 1995 Best Short Film Oscar.

 

trevor

“Trevor is a film that deals with the very real issue of one’s self worth in the eyes of the people that matter in your life. There’s a little bit of Trevor, and Diana, in all of us” Continue reading