GAZE: The Art of Cruising (Shorts)CLUB92 min
This year we foreground our festival mission to celebrate “the art of film” with shorts programmes that gleefully play with theme and content. The Art of Imagination, The Art of Cruising, The Art of Experience and The Art of Dress actively queer each of our themes to bring you diverse selections of new shorts that shine a light on the sheer artistry of LGBTQ+ lives. The seven unexpected encounters in The Art of Cruising transport the viewer from late night carpark trysts, to the hot city at dawn, to petty street crime with an erotic twist, to man-on-man encounters in nature, plus a literal/metaphorical cruise into masculinity itself. Optional trip to the Phoeno after… Mars Exalté Dir. Jean-Sébastien Chauvin France / 2022 / 18m As a beautiful naked man sleeps on a hot night, the city beyond his window begins to stir and his exposed body begins to follow suit. TEDDY AWARD WINNER: BERLINALE 2022 Fado Menor Dir. Salvador Alejandro Gutiérrez Portugal / 2022 / 7m Two immigrant gay men roam the dark streets of Lisbon, reminiscing about their time together and an awkward confrontation of their sexuality. Naughty Spot Dir. Jean COSTA France / 2021 / 19m On Tonio’s first visit to Corsica he encounters the Oracle, a guide who reveals the erotic topography of gay life on the island. Dippers and Oysters Dir. Kai Fiáin United Kingdom / 2022 / 10m A sparky romance ensues between Butch / Femme East End pickpockets. Outdoors Dir. John Fitzpatrick Hoskins United Kingdom / 2022 / 13m After a casual park hook-up, Bim and Nathan have instant sexual chemistry, but Bim finds himself exposed when a chance encounter reveals the thing he wants to hide. Veni Etiam Dir. Alex Hai, Mahtab Mansour France, Italy / 2021 / 9m The waterways of Venice form a sensuous backdrop for the journey of a gondolier that is both physical and metaphorical. Hornbeam Dir. Mark Pluck United Kingdom / 2022 / 17m An intense bond forms between two strangers at a night time cruising spot but what emerges has to face the truth of day eventually.
GAZE: The Art of Cruising (Shorts) Showtimes
Oct 01 / 2022