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Out-Look Competition

These films—which compete for the Festival’s Q Hugo Award—reflect superbly crafted perspectives on sexuality and identity from across the globe.


Ammonite

Francis Lee  |   United Kingdom
Drama, Historical, LGBTQ, Romance, Sex and Sexuality
English  
Drive-in SOLD OUT
In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of [...]

Days Rizi

Tsai Ming-Liang  |   Taiwan
Drama, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality
No Dialogue  
Special Mention, Berlin Film Festival Isolated and lonely, Kang drifts through an urban landscape searching for relief from an unknown ailment. Shut off from the outside world, Non lives in a sparse apartment, meticulously going through the motions of his daily routine. The two meet in an anonymous hotel room with hopes of finding consolation [...]

Little Girl Petite Fille

Sébastien Lifshitz  |   France
Documentary, Family Affairs, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality
French  

In this beautifully crafted gem of a film about the joys and pain of living your truth, seven-year-old Sasha works to realize her lifelong dream of being accepted as a girl by her peers, by her parents and by her extended family.

Mama Gloria

Luchina Fisher  |   United States
Biopic, Documentary, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality, Social Commentary
English  

Meet Mama Gloria. Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen emerged from the South Side’s drag ball culture in the 1960s to trailblaze a path for transgender youth to follow. With positivity and polish, she overcame prejudice and traumatic violence to become a proud leader in her community.

Summer of ’85 Été 85

François Ozon  |   France
Coming of Age, Drama, Romance, Sex and Sexuality, Thriller
French  

After capsizing in a storm, teenage Alexis is rescued by the charismatic David, then seduced by his irresistible charm. But what begins as a carefree romance for Alex becomes something more sinister as demons from David’s past emerge. Inimitable French filmmaker François Ozon’s mesmerizing tale slowly builds and then races toward an inexorable conclusion.

Things We Dare Not Do Cosas que no hacemos

Bruno Santamaria  |   Mexico
Documentary, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality
Spanish  

In the small town of El Roblito, 16-year-old Ñoño has a secret that runs counter to the local culture defined by machismo; he loves to dress in women’s clothes. This gorgeously photographed snapshot of rural Mexico tells the exquisite story of an individual who bravely defies the gender norms of their society.

Twilight’s Kiss Suk Suk

Ray Yeung  |   Hong Kong
Drama, LGBTQ, Romance
Cantonese  

After a taxi driver and a retired single father meet, their budding, if hesitant, friendship unleashes a torrent of feelings that they’ve taken great pains to repress. As each casts back over his personal history, the promise of a loving future together takes hold.