Boys on Film 9: Youth In Trouble

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Prora (BOF9)

Drama | 23mins | German (Germany/Switzerland) | 2012



“In this deserted former Nazi holiday camp and communist military complex, teenagers Jan and Matthieu embark on an adventure that could change everything. Whilst exploring their surroundings they confront their identities and ultimately put their friendship at risk.”


Written & Directed by: Stephane Riethauser
Starring: Swen Gippa & Tom Gramenz

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It’s Not A Cowboy Movie (BOF9)

Comedy | 12mins | French (France) | 2012



“Last night, Brokeback Mountain aired on TV. Vincent watched it and found himself emotionally compelled by the story. Whilst chatting with a classmate in the school toilets, he takes advantage of the break to describe the film as only an adolescent can.”


Directed by: Benjamin Parent | Written by: Benjamin Parent & Joris Morio
Starring: Leila Choukri, Damien Gomes, Garance Marillier, Finnegan Oldfield & Malivaï Yakou

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Colonial Gods (BOF9)

Drama | 29mins | English (+ others) (UK) | 2009



“A complicated relationship between a Somali man and Nigerian man unfolds against the chaos of gentrification and displacement in the small immigrant community in Cardiff, known as Tiger Bay.”


Written and Directed by: Dee Rees
Starring: Cornell John & Said Mohamed

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The Wilding (BOF9)

Drama | 15mins | English (Australia) | 2012



“Juvenile inmate Malcolm is in love with his cellmate Tye, but their relationship is confined within their cell. When Malcolm is offered a shot at parole, he finds himself torn between his rare chance for freedom and protecting the one he loves.”


Written and Directed by: Grant Scicluna
Starring: Reef Ireland & Shannon Glowacki

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Easy Money (BOF9)

Drama | 15mins | Spanish (Spain) | 2010



“When a handsome rent boy shows up at a mysterious client’s hotel room, the boy quickly learns that sex appears to be the last thing on the client’s mind. What appears to be a simple misunderstanding becomes even more complicated after a knock at the door.”


Written and Directed by: Carlos Montero
Starring: Mario Casas, Ales Furundarena & Christian Mulas

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Together (BOF9)

Horror | 22mins | English (UK) | 2013



“One month after moving in together David and Mark come home to find a key in the lock of their front door. They check the house and it all seems clear, until they slowly start to realise that they are not alone…”


Written and Directed by: James Cook
Starring: Lucas Hansen, Ben Owora & Stuart Evans

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Family Affair (BOF9)

Drama | 11mins | Portuguese (Brazil) | 2011



“Rossi’s family are no different from anyone else’s but when he tries to fit in with his older brother’s group of friends, he finds the outcome more than surprising.”


Written and Directed by: Caru Alves de Souza
Starring: Kauê Telloli, Cláudia Assunção, Thiago Pinheiro, Ney Piacentini, Thiago Franco Balieiro & Johnnas Oliva

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Deep End (BOF9)

Drama | 11mins | English (Canada) | 2011



“When Dane’s older brother comes out, Dane doesn’t react very well. But soon after he has to choose between siding with his homophobic classmates or fighting to support his brother.”


Written and Directed by: Bretten Hannam
Starring: Bailey Maughan, Gharrett Patrick Paon & Denis Theriault

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