I ARES projekt: LGBT-teemalised lühifilmid I
Under 12 Not Recommended

  • 0h 58 min
  • Shorts

The programme includes short films "The Homolulu Show", "Love Is All You Need?", "Triple Standard", "The Young Prime Minister" and "Until We Could".



Norway 2004 / 2 Min / Dir. Frank Mosvold, cast: Bjørn Sundquist, Per Christian Ellefsen

Henry and Martin live in Homolulu. They have been married for many years. Henry finds the idea of heterosexual marriages disgusting, while Martin cannot understand why stright couples cannot enjoy the same right as they have. After all, "love is love."



USA 2011 / 19 Min / Dir. Kim Rocco Shields, cast: Lexi DiBenedetto, Carrie Lazar, Sheri Levy, Dante Thorn, David Tillman

Ashley, a young teen is raised in the picture perfect all-American family with two moms, two grandpas, two uncles, and a little brother. But Ashley has a problem, she has a crush on a boy at school, which is against everything this world has ever taught her. This undeniable attraction to the opposite sex causes her to be the constant target of verbal and physical abuse until she is driven to a tragic end.



USA 2010 / 20 Min / Dir. Branden Blinn, cast: William Jennings, Lee Amir-Cohen

Crim is a businessman and father, whose business success is dependent upon how he presents himself to the world. In the locker room after a basketball game, he and a fellow player named Stanley are roughhousing as usual, when Crim angrily accuses Stanley of making a gay play for him. While many of the others in the locker room try to calm Crim down, stating that Stanley is just putting him on, D, Crim's roommate of five years, seems quietly to be the one most annoyed by Crim's reaction to Stanley. D and Crim talk about the issue later when they get back home, Crim's reaction to Stanley, only the latest in many vehemently homophobic statements and actions Crim has made in his life, which could destroy D and Crim's relationship, especially as Crim seems unwilling to acknowledge many aspects of his own life not only to the world but more importantly to himself.



Canada 2011 / 11 Min / Dir. Bill Taylor, cast: Patricia Fagan, Graeme Jokic, Paulette Sinclair

Eight-year-old Luke and aspiring politician to be, fixated as he is on the career of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, has a-liking for a pair of pink trainers. Only with his mother Rita and seemingly everyone around him ill at ease with Luke wearing them on his way to school, has he the resolution to see his policy through in the face of such fierce opposition?



USA 2014 / 7 Min / Dir. Yen Tan, David Lowery, narrated by Robin Wright and Ben Foster

Beautifully written by inaugural poet Richard Blanco, the poem "Until We Could" was commissioned to celebrate 10 years of marriage equality. There are real couples in the film - like the male couples in their forties with kids - and also actors.

Films are in English.