Hang On Tight | SHORTS!
Hang on tight—this collection of cinematically stunning international shorts will keep you on the edge of your seat. In PRAY FOR US, a group of gay teens hide in a supermarket only to face a religious woman and an unexpected turn of events; KOPŘIVA (THE NETTLE) explores the complex relationship between a young man and his girlfriend’s father as a closeted gay Muslim teenager struggles with conflicting feelings and attractions in PRIA; a family myth is exposed in the strange and beautiful SPARROW; and in SCAR TISSUE, a chance encounter between two men lead them to confront the realities of the different worlds they come from. From gut-wrenching thrillers to cerebral dramas, these films will keep your eyes open and your heart pounding.
In This Program
Piaoyu Xie / Czech Republic / 2017 / 22 minsFrom the moment when Nikola’s girlfriend Ana puts the lipstick on Nikola’s lip, nothing is ever the same. But a promise still needs to be kept, Nikola and Ana get on the train to visit Ana’s father Krystof.
Andrés Madrigal Alvarado / Costa Rica / 2017 / 16 minsA group of gay teens hide in a supermarket only to face a religious woman and an unexpected turn of events.
Yudho Aditya / Indonesia / 2016 / 21 minsWith his whole life planned out for him by his overprotective mother, gay Muslim teenager Aris struggles with the conflicting notions of tradition, duty, and his own personal idea of happiness.
Nish Gera / Netherlands / 2017 / 14 minsHoping to escape the ghosts of his past in Aleppo, Sami moves to Amsterdam to rebuild. A chance encounter with a man named Johan leads him to confront the realities of the different worlds they come from.
Welby Ings / New Zealand / 2017 / 15 minsWhen the truth behind a family myth is exposed, a young boy finds the strength to stand up for himself in an unusual way.