Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

Is a chance meeting at a family dinner a moment you hold in your heart, or do you delete it forever from memory? These LGBTQ+ stories explore love’s beginnings and the heartbreak of love’s ending with the tenderness of the initial touch to the brutality of the last.

Short films showing in this program:

Firsts

On the eve of Chinese New Year, Steven, a closeted Chinese international student living in New Zealand, oppressed by the expectations of his parents plans to lose his virginity to a stranger that he meets online.

I Wish I Never Fucking Met You

On a neon-lit Los Angeles night, two young men reunite to discuss their complicated on-and-off relationship. As they reflect, they realize they both perceived the relationship completely differently.

Keep/Delete

In a future world where memories are handled like computer files, two lovers decide to undergo a procedure and have their entire relationship wiped from their brains.

Lucky Fish

Two Asian American teenagers meet in the bathroom of a Chinese restaurant while having dinner with their families.

Naufrágio

A study about memory, an example of obsession or a prison in itself. Rodrigo chooses to submerge himself in a memory, regardless of what got him there or what might happen.

One Like Him

A Jordanian man must find a way to tell his childhood friend and first love the truth about what happened twenty years ago, when a single moment changed both their lives. When he can’t find the words, the conversation repeats, becoming increasingly surreal until he loses control.

Split Sole

Against a backdrop of toxic masculinity and homophobia, two young men secretly express their feelings for each other through their love of dancing.

Tickets

Masks and proof of vaccination are not required for this screening.
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Running Time
96 mins
Section
Streaming, Shorts Programs
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