Posted on: June 20, 2020 Posted by: Rob Comments: 0
Still of the short film Contestant #4 by Jared Joven and Kaj Palanca

New Queer Visions: Seeing is Believing is the latest instalment of NQV Media’s series of collections of short gay films from around the world. This new instalment from New Queer Visions takes a look at representations of boys and men, how desires are hidden from those around them, and how self-belief conquers doubt.

Summary of all the films

The new instalment of New Queer Visions features over 90 minutes of the best short films from around the world including:

1. Adult by Jamieson Pearce
Adapted from a short story by Christos Tsiolkas, Adult tells the story of a woman who enters an adult store in search of redemption after a loss that now torments her.

2. Dag Vreemde Man (English translation: Hello Stranger) by Anthony Schatteman
The Belgian short film Dag Vreemde Man tells the story of Anthony. He is a single dad, struggling with the care for his seven-year-old son Max and the combination of his secret life as a drag queen.

Still of the short film Dag Vreemde Man (Hello Stranger) by Anthony Schatteman
Still of the short film Dag Vreemde Man (Hello Stranger) by Anthony Schatteman. Photo source: NQV Media / NQV Media’s official website.

3.Contestant #4 by Jared Joven and Kaj Palanca
A young boy frequently visits an old man who lives alone, to keep him company. One night, he chances upon the old man watching a dated clip of himself as a cross-dressing boy. This sparks within the young boy an interest to find out more about the old man’s past. What he ultimately discovers aids both him and the old man towards a richer understanding of how the weight of life and identity should be carried.

4. Little Potato by Wes Hurley and Nathan M. Miller
Little Potato is Wes Hurley’s autobiographical tale about growing up gay in Soviet Union Russia, only to escape with his mother, a mail order bride, to Seattle to face a whole new oppression under his new Christian fundamentalist American dad.

Still of the short film Little Potato by Wes Hurley and Nathan M. Miller
Still of the short film Little Potato by Wes Hurley and Nathan M. Miller. Photo source: NQV Media / NQV Media’s official website.

5. Se murió Juan Gabriel (English translation: Juan Gabriel is Dead) by Tavo Ruiz
On the day famous Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies, best friends Beto and Daniel will redefine their friendship. Daniel imagines how his day would be if he were a girl. Maybe this way his feelings toward Beto would be seen as normal…

6. Le Convive by Hakim Mastour
Le Convive tells the story of Fouad and Malik. Even though he’s been living with Fouad for three years, Malik is going to marry Halima. Since Fouad doesn’t accept this marriage, which would imply a total upheaval of their everyday life, Malik makes him the promise not to attend the wedding, which will take place in his parents’ village. As the ceremony approaches, the pressure builds. Will Malik choose to save face in front of his family and the wedding guests or will he choose to save the relationship with the one he loves?

Watch the trailer/rent New Queer Visions: Seeing is Believing

Below you’re able to watch the trailer.

NEW QUEER VISIONS: SEEING IS BELIEVING – Official Trailer

You’re also able to buy, rent or watch the film at the following stores:
Amazon.co.uk (rente/buy – the UK only)
Amazon.de (rente/buy – Austria, Germany and Switzerland only)
Amazon.com (rent/buy – the USA only)
FilmDoo (rent/buy)
Vimeo on Demand (rent/buy – worldwide excluding China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam)

Disclaimer

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Photo source: NQV Media / NQV Media’s official website.

Update July 18, 2020: FilmDoo and Vimeo on Demand links included in the article.

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