A Crimson Mark (South Korea)
This short film shows love in old Korea during the Chosun Dynasty. A secret relationship between two Korean government employees is complicated by the difference in the ranks. The 2 guys want the premier to act according to this individual suggestion and they are supposedly opposition members but they have a secret love going on among them. (4.5/10)
Les puceaux (France) [The Virgins]
A simple yet beautifully done story. 2 boys are sitting and talking. It turns out they are both virgins. One with boys and the other with girls. The pleasure, anxiety and fear of doing it with a virgin and teaching the ropes is shown very beautifully. The end was specially nice when one by says to the other that he wants to kiss him. (6/10)
Two handsome easy going boys playing, giggling and tickling, the very erotic shower scene, and the snow fight -- and then BAM a twist to end all homo erotic twists. It turns out they are both brothers. A beautiful beginning , an excellent continuation with a very shocking end. (6.5/10)
Cedric falls in love with his straight best mate Jerome but he doesn't know what to do. Jerome is basketball leader and he learns Maths from Cedric. One day he suddenly out of impulse kisses Cedric but later snubs him. Cedric is pacified by his elder brother (one of the best scenes ever). Finally Jerome struggles with him own sexuality and comes around back to Cedric asking him to hang out and play basketball. Fantastic film and I liked every minute of the film. (8/10)
Une Sensation de Vide (Spain)
This film refers to the idea of festivity and celebration, both widely understood. This concept invites explore the social and collective expression of the celebration from many possible points of view, the symbols of power related to social rituals, the construction of a collective identity, as well as the family environment and the concept of tradition and ceremony. This film had no dialogues which I don't mind but even otherwise, somehow the film did not do much for me. (3/10)
The Morning After (UK)
Harry is shocked to wake up one morning to discover that he is in bed with Thom. The night before is a blur but the blanks start to fill in sending Harry on a journey of self-discovery. He forced to confront himself, his desires and make a choice on how to lead his life. I loved this film.
Une robe d´été (French) [A Summer Dress]
A young gay couple is relaxing at the beach house for summer. When one of them goes to the beach, he is seduced by a girl and they have sex. But the guy's clothes get stolen and the girl gives him her dress. He rides his bike back to the holiday cabin dressed as a girl. His gay companion is sexually excited. Early next morning the young man returns to the sea and bids farewell to the girl whose holiday has ended. This was a light hearted film. (6.5/10)
Blessure (Belgium) [Fair Play]
Marie and Steven are a young and happy couple. One day when Steven is out, a young guy Tom comes to their house. He plays in the same soccer team as Steven and has come to return a bag that Steven forgot. Secrets are revealed, not said and ignored about a possible sexual intimate relationship between Steven and Tom. The acting by al characters is very nice. Wife's acting when she finds out the truth and then try to ignore fit is awesome. (7/10)
A man awaits his execution by a firing-squad. His last wish before dying is a kiss and there are only men. This was a very interesting shot film and very well acted and directed. In very little words, a lot was said. The process of selection of which of the guys would be the one to kiss the guy. I have definitely not seen a short film like this.
Animation story on Achilles and his relationship with his lover, Petroclus, during the trojan war.