Close to His Chest

Close to His Chest

These men are undergoing a crucial stage of self-discovery, but for better or worse - they will not go through it alone. A selection of shorts about the complexities of gay and male sexuality. ... More
1h8m Spain/UK/Sweden 2019
New 18+
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Tags
Gay Bisexual Queer Romance Lust Family Coming-of-Age Documentaries Europe Shorts

Synopsis

These men are undergoing a crucial stage of self-discovery, but for better or worse - they will not go through it alone. A selection of shorts about the complexities of gay and male sexuality.

Swimming Pool
Jota and Santi are two teenage boys who live in Madrid, looking for something that beats the summer heat. There is a story about a magnificent pool in one of the most controversial places of the city and they are willing to take the risk.

Frozen Princess
Few days before Epiphany, Antonio and Carmen read the letter that their son has written to the three Wise Men. A very special gift on the list of the child will test the convictions and love of the parents.

Produced by Pedro Almodóvar.

Naked
A message from Javier's boyfriend changes his family situation and causes them to reconsider their relationships.

Impulse
Carlos is about to get married, but he’s never explored his “needs”—perhaps a handsome escort can help?

Stretch
Sebastién is a gay acrobat living for the thrill of the circus. Now the oldest acrobat in the troupe, he fears each show could be his last, as an uncertain future awaits. This beautifully languid documentary catches the final leap of a long, idyllic youth.

Along the Road
Two truck drivers, Ronny and Micke, have a secret relationship. They meet up at rest areas along the road, where no one can see them. Both of them are longing for something more, but Ronny already has a family.

Details

Country
SpainUKSweden
Language
SpanishEnglishSwedish
Director
Carlos RuanoPablo GuerreroJose Antonio CortesJose Manuel CarrascoAnette GunnarssonJerry Carlsso
Cast
Ferran VilajosanaAlex VillazánCayetana Payno del RioJuana AcostaSergio Peris-MenchetaCarlos GuerreroRocio MostazaNacho MarracoNacho CasalvaqueMarko MihailovicPierre TafvelinUrban Eksvard
Awards & Selections
2017 Madrid International LGBT Film Festival Audience Award, 2017 Outflix Film Festival Audience Award, 2017 Korterraza Short Film Festival Audience Award

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