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GAZE SHORTS: THE NIGHT BELONGS TO LOVERS

Screening online on IFI@Home.

Denied the night for as long as we have, this atmospheric and electric selection of shorts contains all the thrills, delights and dangers that come once night falls.

Programmed by: Seán McGovern, Alice Linehan and James Hudson.

Mother / dirs. Jas Pitt, Kate Stonehill / UK / 2019. 21’
Filmed during the first year of the Bolsonaro presidency, one vogue family bands closer together. Queer resistance on the ballroom floor.

Girls Shouldn’t Walk Alone at Night / dir. Katerine Martineau / Canada / 2020. 17’
On the night of their graduation party, Chantal and Delphine discover just what possibilities exist under the moonlight.

Liminal / dir. Dan Abramovici / Canada / 2020. 12’
An unfaithful husband lives two lives concurrently, with different expressions of love and sexuality. He’s certainly doing damage, but who will receive the most?

Eden / dir. Sven Spur / Belgium / 2020.16’
In an unnamed city, a young man experiences gay pleasures, bathed in light and magic. An erotic exploration of the night.

Dustin / dir. Naïla Guiguet / France / 2020. 20’
For Dustin and their crew, as the night ends, the daylight asks questions. Love life and tenderness at 145bpm.

Young Diego / dirs. Osama Chami,Enrique Gimeno Pedrós / Spain / 2021. 7’
Is Diego ready to give himself over for the first time? Striking and atmospheric visual encounter.

Cartagena Boy / dirs. Jose Andre Sibaja, Ibai Vigil-Escalera / USA / 2021. 17’
Young Venezuelan men, displaced in Colombia, give varying perspectives on just what it is they do.

Contains explicit content.

Screening as part of GAZE 2021, September 29th to October 3rd 2021.

94 mins

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