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A KID LIKE JAKE
Year of release: 2018
Directed by: Silas Howard
Cast: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons,
Priyanka Chopra u.v.m.
Alex and Greg’s four-year-old son Jake does not act like other boys. He prefers to wear princess dresses, for example, and overall seems uncomfortable in his role as a boy. A special challenge for his parents, which they face on all levels – humanly, social, educational.
Year of release: 2014
Directed by: Desiree Akhavan
Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Scott Adsit,
Rebecca Henderson u.v.m.
No one in Shirin’s exiled Iranian family can know that she likes women. In addition, she can not forget her ex-girlfriend Maxine, so Shirin does everything she can to make Maxine jealous and win her back. But no matter what she tries, she seems to fail on many levels – even when it comes to her own coming out …
Year of release: 2018
Directed by: Joel Edgerton
Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, u.v.m.
Jared grows up in a Bible-believing small Southern town in a Baptist preacher’s family. When his parents find out that Jared is gay, they pressure him to participate in questionable reparative therapy. Now he is faced with a choice: Either his family and his faith or risk his identity? “Boy erased” tells the true story of a young man’s courageous fight against homophobia and for a self-determining life.
Year of release: 2005
Directed by: Ang Lee
Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, u.v.m.
Wyoming, 1963: Rancher Ennis Del Mar and rodeo rider Jack Twist are hired to protect a flock of sheep from poachers and predators for the summer on Brokeback Mountain. However, over time, more than a simple friendship develops and they fall in love. But due to the narrow-minded morals in the conservative U.S. province, Ennis and Jack keep their distance. For several years, they can only secretly give free rein to their feelings in the mountains, until Jack makes a desperate last attempt to fight for their shared future.
Kiss me kosher
Year of release: 2020
Directed by: Shirel Peleg
Cast: Moran Rosenblatt, Luise Wolfram, Rivka Michaeli, u.v.m.
The lively Jewish grandmother Berta and her passionate granddaughter Shira argue intimately about love and what a woman may or may not do. Especially when their beloved granddaughter chooses Maria, a German, of all people. The two young women get serious – they want to get married. The chaos is perfect when Maria’s parents from Germany meet the Mischpoke in Jerusalem. A romantic culture-clash comedy in which same-sex love is wonderfully taken for granted and has arrived in the middle of society.
Year of release: 2016
Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Cast: Ashton Sanders, Alex R. Hibbert, Mahershala Ali u.v.m.
Chiron grows up in a poor neighborhood in Miami. At a young age, he finds more affection with the local drug lord and his wife than in his own home with his crack-addicted mother. During puberty, he experiences an unknown physical intimacy with his childhood friend Kevin. Years later, Chiron has slipped into the criminal milieu: He wears his muscles like an armor under which he hides not only his homosexuality but also all his feelings. Until one day Kevin contacts him again.
PRAYERS FOR BOBBY
Year of release: 2009
Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny,
Ryan Kelley u.v.m.
USA in the 1980s. When Mary’s son Bobby confesses his homosexuality to her, she cannot come to terms with it and does everything she can to “free him from his sin”. Over time, however, Bobby’s brokenness turns into depression, which eventually leads to suicide. The end of her son’s life causes Mary to take new paths: she questions her faith, tries to understand Bobby’s homosexuality, and reaches her limits. Based on a true story.
Year of release: 2018
Directed by: Wanuri Kahiu
Cast: Samantha Mugatsia,
Sheila Munyiva, Neville Misati u.v.m.
The girl Kena is taught at an early age what role is assigned to women in Kenya. However, just like her new friend Ziki, Kena does not want to be told how to live. But when the two girls fall in love, they have to choose between a secure life and their love …
Year of release: 2007
Directed by: Lucía Puenzo
Cast: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli,
Inés Efron u.v.m.
Alex is not like other fifteen-year-olds. Alex was born with both female and male sexual characteristics. To escape social ridicule, the family moves to Uruguay. But even here, people eventually start talking. One day, when the mother invites a surgeon friend and his family, Alex seems to be faced with a lot of new decisions. Also concerning Álvaro, the attractive son of the guests … About the freedom to live one’s own identity and sexuality.