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The Way He Looks

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho)

The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho) is a touching Brazilian drama written by director Daniel Ribeiro. The film follows a young blind teenager as he struggles to live a more independent life despite the disappointment this causes his best friend and his mother. When a new boy comes to town, however, he reconsiders his plans.

Men To Kiss

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Men To Kiss (Männer zum Knutschen)

This romance film is centred on a gay couple whose relationship is under attack by an old friend. Directed by Robert Hasfogel, the comedy was released in 2012 and stars Frank Christian Marx, Udo Lutz and Alexandra Starnitzky. Men To Kiss (Männer zum Knutschen) was co-written by Marcus Lachmann, Frank Christian Marx and André Schneider.

Beyond the Walls

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Beyond the Walls (Hors les murs)

Beyond the Walls was filmed in Belgium and released in 2012. Directed by David Lambert, The film is a drama telling the story of two lovers Ilir and Paolo. The film won the People Award at Paris Lesbian Film Festival, with Best Performance going to stars Matila Malliarakis and Guillaume Gouix.

Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal

Gay Essential Documentaries To Watch, Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal

Released in 2015, Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal follows the televised debates between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal during the 1968 presidential election in the United States. First showcased at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the American documentary stars Paul Newman and was directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville. The motion picture was co-written by the two, along with Tom Graves.

Girlhood

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Girlhood (Bande de filles)

This 2014 drama film is cantered on the struggles of a young girl who lives in a poverty-stricken neighbourhood just outside of Paris. Starring Karidja Touré, Mariétou Touré and Lindsay Karamoh, Girlhood (Bande de filles) was directed and written by Céline Sciamma. The French motion picture also features Assa Sylla and Idrissa Diabaté.

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