image+nation and GAZE, Dublin’s LGBT Film Festival have collaborated on a programming exchange this year. This summer the Festival brought a collection of Québec queer shorts to Ireland and returning the favour, GAZE has put together these spectacular cinematic offerings. Touching on an array of thematic content – from the youthful naivety of a first crush, unrequited love, and stigmas in marginalized communities – this programme is not-to-be missed.
Breathe is the story of an Irish Traveler (or gypsy) who becomes increasingly concerned with his nine-year-old son’s femininity and sets about toughening him up.
More than God is a screwball comedy that deals with family, obligation and the rigidity of religion.
Two girls face the confusion and uncertainty of a same-sex first crush.
A story of fleeting love, mixed emotions and the social interactions of an anxious young man who has a moving experience at a friend’s house party.
A son and his traditional Irish father struggle to find common ground after the son starts questioning his gender identity in rural Ireland.
In this powerful short, a woman in a violent marriage begins to question her burgeoning feelings for her best friend.