The directorial debut of Monja Art is an angsty teen drama that seems perfectly engineered to speak to its target audience. Seventeen (Siebzehn) manages to convey the messiness of relationships during later teenage years, acknowledging the first glimpses of emotional trauma without reserving any judgement for the often reckless behaviour of the characters.
Can gay men be homophobic, and show a lack of understanding towards the key points and principles of the LGBT movement? Chilean comedy-drama Shining Moon explores this theme, showing that even older gay men, old enough to have been around during the origins of the gay liberation movement, aren’t immune from discriminatory beliefs towards a more developed LGBT culture.
Released at the Venice Film Festival in 1996, Bound is a crime thriller that focuses on the romantic relationship between two lesbian women who are involved with the Mafia. The neo-noir film was directed and written by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and stars Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon and Joe Pantoliano.