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OutLook Competition

Competing for the Festival’s Q Hugo Award, these superbly crafted films reflect the myriad perspectives and experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals.


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Acts of Love

Isidore Bethel, Francis Leplay  |   United States, France
English  
Documentary, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality

Filmmaker Isidore Bethel mixes fiction and documentary in this tender exploration of hookup culture, gay sexuality, and universal questions about what it means to love and be loved.

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Flee

Jonas Poher Rasmussen  |   Denmark
Danish, Dari, English, Russian, Swedish  
Documentary, LGBTQ, Political
Marrying striking animation and archival footage to breathtaking effect, Flee retraces one man’s harrowing experiences escaping life under Taliban rule. Amin Nawabi, a 36-year-old academic, recounts his childhood flight from [...]
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Great Freedom (Grosse Freiheit)

Sebastian Meise  |   Austria, Germany
German  
Drama, Historical, LGBTQ
In the aftermath of World War II, Holocaust survivor Hans (Franz Rogowski) is caught in a continuous cycle of incarceration as a result of paragraph 175, a law criminalizing homosexuality. [...]
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The Hidden Child (Il bambino nascosto)

Roberto Andò  |   Italy
Italian  
Drama, LGBTQ, Literary Adaptation
In a working-class neighborhood in Naples, young Ciro (Giuseppe Pirozzi, Martin Eden) unwittingly witnesses a murder, making him the next target of the local crime organization. The boy finds refuge [...]
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Mayor Pete

Jesse Moss  |   United States
Documentary, LGBTQ, Political
In the great tradition of electioneering films such as The War Room and Knock Down the House, Mayor Pete brings viewers inside Pete Buttigieg’s mission to be the youngest and [...]
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Paris, 13th District (Les olympiades)

Jacques Audiard  |   France
French  
LGBTQ, Romance, Sex and Sexuality, Women Centered
Training his camera on four young adults navigating relationships in the city of love, master filmmaker Audiard (Dheepan, A Prophet) transforms three short graphic novels by New Yorker illustrator Adrian [...]
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Wandering Heart (Errante corazón)

Leonardo Brzezicki  |   Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Chile, The Netherlands
Portuguese, Spanish  
Drama, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality
Gay single father Santiago has reached a tipping point in his life. Reeling from a bitter breakup, Santiago is also facing the impending departure of his daughter Laila, with whom [...]
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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (偶然と想像)

Ryusuke Hamaguchi  |   Japan
Japanese  
Drama, LGBTQ, Women Centered
With his second Festival film this year (see also: Drive My Car) rising auteur Ryusuke Hamaguchi presents this engaging triptych of charming vignettes about a trio of very different women [...]