Boys on Film 7: Bad Romance

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The Strange Ones (BOF7)

Drama | 14mins | English (USA) | 2011



“A man and a boy, travelling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all seems normal, but nothing is what it seems to be.”


Written & Directed by: Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein
Starring: David Call, Tobias Campbell & Merritt Wever

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The Traitor (BOF7)

Drama | 19mins | Hebrew (Eng Subs) | 2009



“Tomer and Shmulik are a couple. One evening, during a casual supper, one of them announces he wants to break up. Pain takes over their intimacy and the night takes an unexpected turn.”


Directed by: Tomer Velkoff | Written by: Olga Sitovotsky
Starring: Shmulik Goldstein & Tomer Velkoff

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Cappuccino (BOF7)

Drama | 16mins | French/Swiss (Eng Subs) | 2010



“Jérémie is a shy teenager who keeps a heavy secret: his homosexuality. While trying to find his way between hunky classmate Damien and protective mother Gina, Jérémie’s life is about to change.”


Written & Directed by: Tamer Ruggli
Starring: Benjamin Décosterd, Anton Ciurlia & Manuela Biedermann

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Communication (BOF7)

Drama | 19mins | English (New Zealand) | 2010



“Young Jacob is alone and adrift, struggling with a religion that doesn’t accept him, a sexual awakening that disturbs him, and haunted by memories of time spent with a teacher – Andrew – a much older man that may have held the key to his happiness.”


Directed by: Christopher Banks | Written by: Christopher Banks & David Blakey
Starring: Rudi Vodanovich, Alexander Campbell & Richard Lambeth

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Mirrors (BOF7)

Drama | 14mins | French Canadian (Eng SUBS) | 2007



“Julien is a young man trying to make sense of his sexual orientation. One summer by the lake, he watches his family, friends and neighbours lose themselves in a series of heated rendevous.”


Directed by: Etienne Desrosiers | Written by: Etienne Desrosiers & Pascal Soudeins
Starring: Xavier Dolan & Stéphane Demers

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Just Friends? (BOF7)

Drama | 29mins | Korean (Eng SUBS) | 2010




“Expecting a cozy night outside of the barracks, Seok visits his boyfriend Min-soo who is serving in the military. However when Min-soo’s mother questions their relationship, the only answer they can give is that they are ‘just friends’.”


Directed by: Kim Jho Kwang-soo | Written by: Kim Jho Kwang-soo & Min Yong-geun
Starring: Yeon Woo-jin & Lee Je-hoon

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The New Tenants (BOF7)

Drama | 20mins | English (USA) | 2009



“Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might just be the worst moving day ever, their new apartment reveals its terrifying history in a film that is by turns funny, frightening, and unexpectedly romantic.”


Directed by: Joachim Back | Written by: Anders Thomas Jensen & David Rakoff
Starring: Vincent D’Onofrio, Kevin Corrigan, Liane Balaban, Jamie Harrold, David Rakoff & Helen Hanft

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Watch Over Me (BOF7)

Drama/Fantasy | 14mins | Hebrew (Eng SUBS) | 2010

“On completing his training in a secret elite army unit, Eltan is taken out by mates from the unit to celebrate. During a night of drinking in Tel Aviv he learns things about the unit and about himself that shake his world to its core.”

Written and Directed by: Michael Rozanov
Starring: Guy Kapulnik, Zvika Forman, Davidi Hoffman, Omri Tessler & Raz Weiner

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Cake And Sand (BOF7)

Drama | 15mins | German (Eng SUBS) | 2010




“Tim and Julian are deeply in love, but can’t find happiness between the sheets. When you can’t sexually satisfy the person you love, is this enough of a reason to quit a relationship?”


Written and Directed by: Christoph Scheerman
Starring: Jan Andreesen & Bartholomew Sammut

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