New Queer Visions: The Last Days of Innocence - When adulthood looms, naivety may fade - but the urge to play can take on a disturbing new dimension. These four beguiling European stories, from acclaimed film festivals the world over, explore these years of youthful wonder with a deftness and artistry that lingers.
In a misty lakeside forest far far away, two boys are on the run, playing catch-up with the feelings they must confront. In the hollow of the night, alone, their pains and their fears eventually come to the surface.
Dir. Benoît Duvette
Alban lives in a remote and picturesque Swiss ski town with his mother. Every night, the teenager runs off to be with a new figure in his life - the mysterious Julien - a boy who shares a first name with the hero of the novel he’s avidly reading.
Dir. Simon Guélat
Nine-year-old daredevil Mario spends his days with his friends barrelling around the countryside surrounding the remote town where he lives. When the group meet the eccentric Borche - they face an adulthood they are not prepared for.
Dir. Andrey Volkashin
Behind the door of David and older brother Marek’s bedroom is a hidden secret borne of their mutual self-discovery. But when their curiosity has crossed the limits of brotherly love, Marek begins to distance himself - something David struggles to understand.