Review: Poppy Field

Directed by Eugen Jebeleanu and written by Ioana Moraru, following the struggle of a young Romanian gendarme, Cristi, who tries to find the balance between two apparently opposing parts of his identity: that of a man working in a macho hierarchical environment and that of a closeted gay person who tries to keep his personal life a secret. Starring: Conrad Mericoffer, Alexandru Potocean, Radouan Leflahi, Cendana Trifan, Ionut Niculae, Alex Calin, Rolando Matsangos, George Pistereanu and Florin Caracala.

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Review: Kiss Me Before It Blows Up

Written and directed by Shirel Peleg, a subversive love story between clashing cultures and families, romantic misadventure crossing all borders. When two generations of Israeli women fall for a German woman and a Palestinian man, chaos follows. What happens with lovers who don’t fit but do belong together? Starring: Moran Rosenblatt, Luise Wolfram, Rivka Michaeli, Juliane Köhler, Bernhard Schütz, Irit Kaplan, Salim Dau, Eyal Shikratzi, Aviv Pinkas, John Carroll Lynch and Naama Amit.

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Review: Sweetheart

Written and directed by Marley Morrison, a socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager named AJ is dragged to a coastal holiday park by her painfully ‘normal’ family, where she becomes unexpectedly captivated by a chlorine smelling, sun-loving lifeguard named Isla. Starring: Nell Barlow, Jo Hartley, Ella-Rae Smith, Sophia Di Martino, Samuel Anderson, Tabitha Byron and Steffan Cennydd.

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Review: P.S. Burn This Letter Please

Written and directed by Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera, a cache of letters written by 1950s New York drag queens was discovered in 2014, now in their eighties and nineties, the letters they wrote bear witness to a time when gay community was hard to find. Starring: Michael Alogna, Henry Arango, James Bidgood, Robert Bouvard, George Chauncey and Claude Diaz.

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Review: The Dose (La Dosis)

Written and directed by Martín Kraut, Marcos is an experienced nurse with a secret, he euthanises deteriorating patients which no chance of survival. His position becomes under threat when new nurse Gabrielle arrives, with a seemingly similar secret. Starring: Carlos Portaluppi, Ignacio Rogers, Lorena Vega, Arturo Bonín, Pablo Cano, Jonathan Da Rosa, Maitina De Marco, Germán de Silva and Julia Martínez Rubio.

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Review: Rūrangi

Directed by Max Currie and co-written by Cole Meyers and Oliver Page, after skipping town a decade ago, transgender activist Caz Davis returns to the remote, politically divided dairy community of Rurangi, hoping to reconnect with his estranged father, who hasn’t heard from him since before he transitioned. Starring: Elz Carrad, Arlo Green, Awhina-Rose Ashby, Kirk Torrance, Aroha Rawson, Renee Sheridan and Ross Harper.

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Review: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

Directed by Ali LeRoi and written by Stanley Kalu, a wealthy, Nigerian-American teen is pulled over by police, shot to death and immediately awakens, reliving the same day over and over, trapped in a terrifying time loop – forced to confront difficult truths about his life and himself. Starring: Steven Silver, Spencer Neville, Nicola Peltz, David James Elliott, Joey Pollari, Alessandra Rosaldo, Sammi Rotibi and Tembi Locke.

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