Hooking Up – Shorts Package (MQFF 2022)

ACMI & MQFF present

Hooking Up Shorts

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Fleeting gay connections, unforgettable bonds and the push-pull of lust, these seven Australian and international short films showcase the windy roads that our desires can take us.

Short films

Beautiful Stranger (2021)

One night, in a hotel room, Romain, an overworked thirty-something, has just been dumped by his long-term boyfriend. Seeking solace, he logs onto a dating app and is confronted by a devil-may-care operator and an obstinate Don Juan.

Autoerotic (2022)

On a foggy night, a blonde woman unexpectedly haunts the path of two young men in a suburban park.

Firsts (2021)

On the eve 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.

Eden (2020)

A sexually driven man cruises the parks, streets and saunas of an unnamed city at night, seeking to satisfy his relentless lust.

Masculine 32 (2021)

Two men that have never met before arrange to meet for a sex date. The lack of connection between them generates an increasingly awkward situation.

Yannis (2022)

Yannis, a first-generation Greek/Lebanese Australian teenager has been rejected by his family for being gay and now lives under a bridge, working the local beats as a sex-worker. Omar, his best friend, once in the same situation as Yannis, is now determined to better his life and begins to pull away. A portrait of culture, sexuality and isolation asks; where do we find refuge when the world seems to have forgotten us?

Kiss (2021)

An impossible kiss in an era when physical contact is strictly forbidden.

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$21.3

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$18.3

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$17.3

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$10

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Duration

106 mins

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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