Category Archives: 2011

Laro

Dingdong and Aljur (Brad Laurente and James Pinca) both work for Melos (Toffee Calma), a gay film director. Dingdong resists Melos’ advances, while Aljur is all too happy to oblige him. As Aljur and Dingdong start to get closer, Aljur’s estranged wife Bea (Irish Contreras) suddenly shows up at Melos’ doorstep. Seeing an opportunity, Melos begins to manipulate his housemates, forcing them into a game of betrayal and infidelity. He locates Dingdong’s old girlfriend Angelica (Jenaira Chu) and brings her into his home as well. Before long, relationships are strained as sex runs rampant in the household.

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Bol

A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media. She grew up with six sisters, a mother and a father. The father always wanted a son so that the son could help with the financial issues of the family; the father doesn’t believe in women being gainfully employed. They have a transgender child (khawajah sara in Urdu) named Saifi. The father doesn’t like Saifi since she identifies as a girl. Saifi is deeply loved by the rest of her family.

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Bad Romance

7 young men and women and their three stories involved with heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual affairs that happened in Beijing. A single mom meets a young student; A city boy meets a guy of his dream; A girl falls into a love game of a male and a female fellows in her French class.

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Joe + Belle

A very original romance and comedy. In this, two girls, are on the run from the law and an amusing set-up, amidst the falling rockets in present day Israel and chased by a disenchanted, alienated small-time drug dealer in Tel-Aviv. They consistently survive on the run as they learn about each other and belonging.

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The Last Day In Baguio

The Last Day in Baguio portrays a single day between lovers as they gallivant across a city. Two college students in Baguio spend one last passionate day together before their lives separate them and take them in different directions.

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Lost In Paradise

Khoi, a naive twenty-year-old, travels to Ho Chi Minh City from the countryside to begin a new life. It’s his first time in the big city and he’s looking for a place to live. He befriends Dong, a handsome extrovert who offers to share his apartment. When Khoi goes to check the place out, he meets Lam, who also appears to be living there. Khoi decides to stay, but while he showers, Dong and Lam – who turn out to be boyfriends – run off with all his cash and belongings.

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Stateless Things

Jun is an illegal immigrant from North Korea, working in a gas station under an exploitative and abusive boss. Hyeon is the kept boy of a married businessman, who has set him up in a swanky apartment near the government’s headquarters in Yeouido. Both young men are in trouble. Jun’s lack of an official identity and papers limits him to dead-end jobs (the gas station, handing out flyers, and eventually male prostitution) and leaves him always in fear of arrest and deportation. Hyeon, who is supposed to be available whenever his sugar daddy “needs” him, stifles in his up-market “prison”. These two finally find each other through an Internet site, with disastrous results. The sudden convergence of their opposite lives gives Kim the cues he needs for a series of reflections on the implications of “statelessness”.

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Circumstance

Atafeh is the teenage daughter of a wealthy Iranian family in Tehran. She and her best friend, the orphaned Shireen attend illicit parties and experiment with sex, drinking, and drugs. Atafeh’s brother Mehran is a recovering drug addict who becomes increasingly religious and obsessed with Shireen, coinciding with the collapse of his once-strong relationship with his sister. The heads of the family are the Hakimi parents, Firouz and Azar, who reminisce on their youth and what has become and what will become of their family.

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