Worldly Affairs - Shorts Program


70m
SECTION: Short | Shorts Programs

Spread across three continents, this year’s sexy, romantic Worldly Affairs program is a quartet of magnificent shorts that places eight characters in moments of discovery through unexpected encounters.

Reminiscent of a gay Before Sunrise set in Brazil, an Argentine man goes on holiday with no set plans, hoping to find someone to show him the Top 10 Places to Visit in São Paulo. At a gay sauna, a young man, something of a regular at the baths, finds his otherwise routine visit dramatically changed when he meets a bewildered older gentleman, in the beautiful, surprising Set Me As a Seal Upon Thine Heart. Two twenty-somethings—newly transitioned Alexe and her gay best friend Carl—pregame at their apartment before meeting a group of old friends out on the town, not realizing the overflowing glasses of wine might lead them to a new stage in their relationship, in Pre-Drink, winner of the Best Short at the Toronto International Film Festival. To close the program, we return to Brazil through the lens of San Francisco–based filmmaker Travis Mathews (Interior. Leather Bar., Frameline38; Discreet, Frameline41). In Just Past Noon on a Tuesday, two strangers meet inside a beautiful São Paulo apartment; they are both lovers of the recently deceased tenant, and the encounter forges a physical and emotional connection.

— JOE BOWMAN

This film contains sexually explicit material.

FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM

Top 10 Places to Visit in São Paulo

DIRECTOR Akira Kamiki | 2018 | Brazil | 14m | In Portuguese, Spanish, and English with English subtitles
Like a gay Before Sunrise set in Brazil, this is the story of an Argentine man going on holiday with no set plans, hoping to find a kind (and hopefully good-looking) stranger to show him sites around São Paulo.

Set Me As a Seal Upon Thine Heart

DIRECTOR Omer Tobi | 2018 | Israel | 10m | In Hebrew with English subtitles
At a gay sauna, a handsome young man, something of a regular at the baths, finds his otherwise routine visit dramatically changed when he meets a bewildered older gentleman, in this beautiful, surprising short, which was featured at Sundance.

Pre-Drink

DIRECTOR Marc-Antoine Lemire | 2017 | Canada | 23m | In French and English with English subtitles
Two twentysomethings—newly transitioned Alexe and her gay best friend Carl—pregame at their apartment before meeting a group of old friends out on the town, not realizing the overflowing glasses of wine will lead them to a new stage in their relationship, in this Toronto International Film Festival award winner.

Just Past Noon on a Tuesday

DIRECTOR Travis Mathews | 2018 | Brazil, USA | 22m | In Portuguese with English subtitles
San Francisco-based filmmaker and Frameline alum Travis Mathews (Interior. Leather Bar., Frameline38; Discreet, Frameline41) shifts his lens to Brazil. Inside a beautiful São Paulo apartment, two strangers meet: they are both lovers of the recently deceased tenant, and the encounter forges a physical and emotional connection.

SPONSORED BY
Dan Healy — Zephyr Real Estate