Hitler’s Aryan policies lead the USA to threaten a boycott of the 1936 Olympic Games. The Americans insisted that Nazi Germany must allow Jews onto their team and specifically demanded the participation of Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann. The Nazis reluctantly include Gretel in their Olympic team, but to ensure that she doesn't win gold they also include a mysterious German rival.
César nominee writer/director Karin Albou's bold second feature lifts the lid on a chapter of WWII history that has rarely been shown. Reminiscent of women-led wartime films such as 'Aimée & Jaguar' and 'The Diary of Anne Frank', 'The Wedding Song' explores both Jewish and Arab cultures and female sexuality to winning effect.
Tough, accomplished and decorated lesbian Marine officer Alexandra Everett unexpectedly returns home only to find that, away from the gunfire and harsh conditions of the Iraqi desert, life in the real world isn't all she hoped for. After a bar brawl and bout of binge drinking, Alexandra pulls herself together and finds an unlikely sparring partner in Saffron, a tearaway teen who she has been recruited to prepare for boot camp.
Set in 1982 against the backdrop of the insurgency in El Salvador, Lucha traces the plight of two women in love whose only respite from the battles raging against their oppressive government is the solace found in each other's arms.
Santiago, Chile, 1986. Blokes tells the story of the sexual awakening of a boy during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Desire can result in a very different outcome depending on the moment that you live.
Rebellious wild child Xabi is proof personified that you don't have to be straight to be a terrorist.
Along with two friends Xabi dramatically escapes from prison and hitches a ride to Madrid. On the hunt for his revolutionary lover, Xabi picks up a trick at a mall, steals his gun, breaks into an empty apartment and sets up a small bomb factory, all so that he can impress his terrorist boyfriend.
Jean is a diligent, hardworking young Parisian living a comfortable, albeit a secret lifestyle as a gay man under Nazi-occupied France. However, after a close friend's family is murdered, his comfortable lifestyle quickly dissolves, for he must do everything he can to avoid being sent to the camps.
"A beautiful, well-acted and extremely moving film" Gay Times
A bittersweet tale of an Iranian refugee struggling to survive in a small German town and her love for a local woman.
"Tabatabai draws a convincing portrait of a woman desperately suppressing her natural desires out of concern for her own safety, a double lie that eats away her insides, and there's a genuine erotic charge to her and Sarnau's scenes together." - Variety
Three young Russian recruits struggle to survive the last hundred days of training before becoming real soldiers.
Using the real Red Army during the final days of the Soviet Union, the vignettes of the film gradually merge to form a story of frustration and despair, mirroring the plight of the entire Soviet Block at the time.
Winner of the 1986 San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature, Westler has become a cult classic about a meeting that will forever change the lives of two young men- one from the free West, the other held captive in the East...