Daddy

Friends Are Family Too, Gay Essential Talks To Gerald McCullouch

A film about love, laughter, and the evolution of what it means to be family, Daddy is garnering applause from audiences worldwide. The film shares the story of Colin McCormack, a successful television journalist who figures he has everything he could ever want in life. That is, until a bright young intern starts working at Colin’s TV station…and works his way into Colin’s heart.

Lose Your Head

Essential Gay Themed Films To Watch, Lose Your Head

Released in 2013 and directed by Stefan Westerwelle and Patrick Schuckmann, Lose Your Head is a genre-bending picture of a young man trying to get over a breakup in Berlin, and eventually getting sucked into a spiralling array of mysterious events. Shot on location in Berlin, the film stars Fernando Tielve and Marko Mandic.

Xenia

Essential Gay Themed Films To Watch, Xenia (Ξενία)

The fourth feature film of Greek director Panos H. Koutras, Xenia is a poignant and uplifting dramedy about two brothers in search of their father, a place to call home and their identity, told like a modern odyssey that playfully nods to Homer’s literary classic and to Greece’s current hardships. Released in 2014, the film stars Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia and Patty Pravo.

Sleepless Knights

Essential Gay Themed Films To Watch, Sleepless Knights (Caballeros Insomnes)

Released in 2012, Sleepless Knights was written and directed by Stefan Butzmühlen and Cristina Diz. The film tells the story of Carlos, who spends the summer in the country with his family where he contemplates whether or not he should return to Madrid. Meeting handsome Juan doesn’t make his decision any easier. The film stars Raul Godoy and Jaime Pedruelo as Carlos and Juan respectively.

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