Film Programs


Queer voices. Queer visions. Queer lives. Experience the best in films that reveal the LGBTQ rainbow from every angle with the DFF40 CinemaQ program.

The Cakemaker
Israel 2017 104 min.

This nuanced tale of love and loss follows Thomas from Berlin to Jerusalem, where he finds work in a café run by a grieving widow—with whose husband he had been having an affair. The pair finds comfort in one another’s friendship, but his failure to reveal his identity may leave them doubly bereft.

Call Me By Your Name
Italy 2017 130 min.

Based on an acclaimed novel, the screenplay for this sensual and transcendent tale of first love from Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino was penned by none other than that master of exquisite longing, James Ivory (A Room With a View, Howards End, The Remains of the Day). Armie Hammer co-stars.

USA 2017 81 min.

Troubled drifter Alex returns home to find that his childhood abuser, the cause of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, Alex plots revenge while navigating the landscape of small-town America—fraught with danger and desperation—in Travis Mathews's examination of masculine fragility.

USA 2017 16 min.

A love story between two women and their religion.

In the Fade
Germany 2017 106 min.

After her husband and child are killed in a bomb attack, Katja's mourning process is made all the harder by the trial of the two neo-Nazi suspects: though she teeters on the edge of sanity, she wants justice. Diane Kruger won Best Actress at Cannes this year for her role in this raw, gripping drama.

Little Potato
USA 2017 14 min.

Struggling to survive in the USSR during the turbulent years of Perestroika, a woman and her young gay son find escape in pirated American movies.

Estonia 2017 13 min.

Overeducated and unemployed, a 33-year-old fox, Manivald, spends his days learning piano while his overbearing mother makes his coffee and does his laundry. When the washing machine breaks down, Toomas, a sexy and adventurous wolf repairman, arrives to fix it—and them.

USA 2017 8 min.

Amanda struggles to keep something inside as she spends the day taking photos of her best friend.

Norway 2017 116 min.

When shy, pious Thelma goes to college, she begins having violent seizures that lead to a friendship with beautiful classmate Anja—while revealing supernatural abilities. Soon both the terrifying scope of her powers and tragic secrets from her past emerge in this paranormal thriller from Norway.

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