Closing Night Shorts – The Narration Of Youth

From sweet connections to tormenting jealousy, from getting to know one’s body and desires to learning how to affirm both, these short films remind us of youthful quests and passions. Four narratives and one documentary center on characters that navigate intense emotional terrain.

Length: 94 min

Night Train
Marcus Dineen

Nattåget (Night Train)

Oskar is on the night train, heading home after an interview in Stockholm. With a long night ahead of him, he makes eye contact with Ahmad. For the first time he meets the gaze of someone who feels the same desire as he does.

by Jerry Carlsson

Sweden, 2020

Swedish, French
(English subtitles)

14 min.

Narrative

Open Air Kino Mitte
15.08.2021 – 20:45

Amies
Shawn Pavlin

Amies

In the early 2000s, following her return from a long stay abroad, Amélie invites her friends, Maude and Pascale to a cottage. In a disturbing and isolated forest, Amélie tries to reconnect with her friend Maude, while the rivalry between her and Pascale takes a dark turn.

Content note: suicide.

by Marie Davignon

Canada, 2018

French
(English subtitles)

19 min.

Narrative

Open Air Kino Mitte
15.08.2021 – 20:45

Skies Are Not Just Blue

Skies Are Not Just Blue

Yara, A. and brothers Monib & Tariq claim their identities as Muslims from diverse backgrounds by negotiating a space in the LGBTQ+ community and reflecting on their personal beliefs and experiences.

by Lysandre Cosse-Tremblay

Quebec (Canada), 2018

English, Arabic, Farsi
(English subtitles – only Arabic, Farsi parts)

25 min.

Documentary

Open Air Kino Mitte
15.08.2021 – 20:45

El Destetado (The Foreign Body)
Saurabh Monga

El Destetado (The Foreign Body)

Jairo is a native young man from Venezuela who was born with no nipples. Distanced from the customs of his people, he explores in the city a male ideal to belong to.

by Héctor Silva Núñez

Venezuela, France, 2018

Spanish, Wayuunaiki
(English subtitles)

18 min.

Narrative

Open Air Kino Mitte
15.08.2021 – 20:45

Gentlemen Spa

Gentlemen Spa

Hao, a chubby gay man, works as a janitor at a gay spa. For him, romantic relationships are an unreachable dream. One day, an attractive customer, Kai, walks into the place, and Hao has the opportunity to massage him. As they talk and get to know each other, they bond. However, things do not go as smoothly as Hao expected…

by Jhi Han Yu

China, 2019

Chinese
(English subtitles)

18 min.

Narrative

Open Air Kino Mitte
15.08.2021 – 20:45

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