Sabine Bernardi (Germany, 2011, 94 Min.)
Location: Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
No man is an island in this sexy drama that will appeal to gay men, lesbians, and transgender audiences alike. Set against a sweltering German summer, Romeos is the story of 20-year-old Lukas (formerly Miri) a pre-op transman whose carefully controlled life turns topsy-turvy when he is assigned to the girl’s dormitory for his compulsory term of civil service. Lukas’s good looks and zest for life gain him entry into the in-crowd of anything-goes gay men, but as his confidence grows, and affections for the über-masculine leader of the pack, Fabio, become more intense, Lukas’s long-time friendship with feisty lesbian Ine hits a snag. Just when he starts to need Ine’s support, she begins pulling away, finding it difficult to recognize Lukas as the person she once knew. As Lukas becomes wrapped up in his own romantic pursuits, like keeping the secret of his identity hidden, can he find the inner-strength needed to complete his transformation into manhood?