JORGE AMEER presents STRAIGHT MEN & THE MEN WHO LOVE THEM 3

The third edition of the award winning compilation with shorts from the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - short film corner.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

This third installment of international shorts chronicles the pitfalls and pleasures of fluid sexuality in men exposing the complex, dynamic and at times volatile relationships and situations surrounding friendships and hidden attractions. Themes included in this selection explore the differences and similitudes of shared experiences as societal expectations, stereotypes and traditional values are unexpectedly challenged as attitudes evolve.

THE SHORTS

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QUARTERS (France/USA) dir. Jorge Ameer - 16 min

CAST: Robert Brinkley, Tom Drexel

The night before his wedding, Paul (Tom Drexel) celebrates the last hours as a bachelor with childhood friend Jeremy (Robert Brinkley) as they drink and play "Quarters". However, as both men raise the stakes, so do the confessions and dares. This is one night neither is soon to forget.

RUBBER DUCKIE (USA) dir. Henry Alberto - 17 min.

CAST: Max Hambleton, Adam Vaughn

Rubber Duckie is the story of Jesse (Max Hambleton) and Daniel (Adam Vaughn), who on a blazing summer afternoon, are consumed with boredom and push their own boundaries. This leaves us beggin the question; is it simple boredom or an insatiable innate appetite for more?

"An adult version of Sesame Street's Bert & Ernie" - Jorge Ameer

BOY GAME (Sweden) dir. Anna Österlund Nolskog - 15 min.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Corner)

CAST: Charlie Gustafsson, Joakim Lang, Sophie Adolfsson, Palmira Koukkari Mbenga, Felicia Lowerdahl

John (Charlie Gustafsson) and Nicolas(Joakim Lang) are 15 years old and best friends. They are very interested in girls but quite insecure when it comes to a premiere sexual encounter with a girl. The obvious solution would be to 'practice' on each other. What will happen now? Can they remain friends?

EARLY ONE SUMMER (UK) dir. Gary Thomas - 11min.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Corner)

CAST: Graeme Dalling, Janet Greaves, Charlie Ross

When Dave goes on a camping trip with his PE teacher, he thinks something amazing will happen. It does, but it changes both their lives forever.

FROM HERE TO THERE (Hong Kong) dir. Yee Lam Wong - 29 min.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Corner)

CAST: Wing Him Chan, Jae Leung

Two college friends meet again in a wedding banquet ten years after graduation, sitting next to each other, as in the past. Jae drives his drunken friend far away to his home. The trip was long enough for them to review their relationship, but not good enough to repair it.