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26 January 2014 @ 12:41 pm
Short Movies  
I have been watching gay short movies on Youtube and these two are my favourites. (The languages are Swedish and Portuguese respectively, but there are English subtitles available).

Lucky Blue (2007) by Håkon Liu

Olle, an introverted, well-mannered boy with an air of innocence and sincerity about him has been camping with his father at the same camping ground with several other people for years now. A sort of tradition that ends in a karaoke party. Then one summer, a family friend brings her reticent 'city boy' nephew, Kevin, and his pet budgerigar. Olle accidentally releases the bird and what follows is a discovery of friendship and love between the guy who has grown up in a loving environment and simply accepts love for what it is and the guy who's apparently been burned too many times in his own circle to feel comfortable with it.

SO MUCH LOVE! The setting, the music, the boys... this is really a perfect short film. I have seen it an embarrassing amount of times by now. ♥ ♥ ♥

Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho (2010) by Daniel Ribeiro

The arrival of a new student in school changes Leonardo's life. This 15 year-old blind teenager has to deal with the jealousy of his friend Giovana while figuring out the new feelings he's having towards his new friend, Gabriel.

This is just adorable. This is a short film from 2010, but it was worked into a longer version which will premier in March 2014. I can't wait for it!

Reiko K.reikokatsura on January 26th, 2014 01:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for this!
Hollyhollys_tree on January 26th, 2014 01:31 pm (UTC)
Your welcome. :)

Also: hi there! I don't think I've told you yet (limited time on my flist) but I'm glad you're back! ♥ I had been wondering where you went off to. :)
Reiko K.reikokatsura on January 26th, 2014 01:41 pm (UTC)
*Waves* Thanks a lot for saying so. It's great to be back. ♥
neil youngsaintgilbert on January 27th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
Ah, thank you for sharing these! The second one especially! :)
Hollyhollys_tree on January 27th, 2014 11:00 am (UTC)
You're welcome! I think I like Lucky Blue a little better, but whatever, they are both wonderful. ;)
mayfly_78mayfly_78 on January 27th, 2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
I finally got round to seeing them! Thanks for the recs and the links! They are both so sweet. But I think I especially liked the second one, even if it was cut off a bit too short for my liking. But there will be a longer one? Yay! I think I liked the second one more for the very simple reason that in temperament I'm closer to Brazilians than Swedes.
Hollyhollys_tree on January 27th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
Haha, I think my temperament is very far away from anything Brazilian. :D
I just love the scared but arrogant, and the shy but earnest guy.

The second movie will come out as "The way he looks" on the 2014 Berlin festival with a runtime of a whole 95 minutes. I hope I get to watch it in time. :)
mayfly_78mayfly_78 on January 28th, 2014 11:09 am (UTC)
The boys in the first one were adorable, but I never get the strange not really talking but trying to telepathically communicate your feelings thing that I see done in some films. Of course the US talking things to death option is tiring too. There must be a middle road of talking just enough.