Films & Events tagged with sexuality

Baby Blues

Polish director Katarzyna Roslaniec follows her controversial, irresistibly scrappy debut Mall Girls with this edgy and disarmingly frank look at teen pregnancy.

Bwakaw

An ornery old retiree — who only came to terms with his homosexuality tragically late in life — leads an isolated existence with only his faithful dog for company, until a chance encounter offers him a final chance for happiness.

Byzantium

A pair of female vampires (Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton) wreaks havoc on an unsuspecting English seaside community in this deliciously depraved supernatural drama from Academy Award® winner Neil Jordan.

Call Girl

The debut feature from Mikael Marcimain is a fascinating policier based on the real-life prostitution scandal that threatened to topple the Swedish government in the 1970s.

The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky

Based on the award-winning novel of the same name, this boldly erotic yet movingly tender portrait of a group of vulnerable, variously wounded people — a depressed housewife, her high-school-aged lover, and his best friend, who is struggling to provide for himself and his senile grandmother — whose intersecting lives yield both sorrow and a fragile, yet enduring, hope for a brighter future.

Crackin' Down Hard

Trailer Park Boys creator Mike Clattenburg's newest film shows that pimpin' ain't easy. Nowhere is this truer than in the middle of the desert where a young man out to hike and meditate in solitude is confronted with a proposition that might be just too hard to resist.

Do Not Disturb

In this lively French remake of Humpday, best buds (Yvan Attal and Françcois Cluzet) reunite and revive their friendship on a questionable dare. Can two straight guys really make a gay sex film, together?

Ginger and Rosa

As the Cold War meets the sexual revolution in 1960s London, the lifelong friendship of two teenage girls (Elle Fanning, Alice Englert) is shattered by ideological differences and personal betrayals. This new film from director Sally Potter (Orlando) also stars Annette Bening and Christina Hendricks.

H'mong Sisters

Teenage sisters living among the mountain villages of Vietnam take a western backpacker under their wing. As they guide him through a traditional way of life that has been threatened and transformed by economic and colonial forces, their informal relationship exposes the underlying complexities of cross-cultural encounters.

The Holy Quaternity

Two middle-aged pals rekindle their passion for their spouses — or rather, each other’s spouses — while on a tropical holiday, in this sexy and funny erotic romp from Czech director Jan Hřebejk (Divided We Fall).

Laurence Anyways

The third feature from Montreal's Xavier Dolan (J'ai tué ma mère, Les Amours imaginaires) centres on a young bohemian couple whose defiantly exclusive relationship is sent spiraling when the man, Laurence, confesses that he believes he's transgendered. This audacious and searing mediation on love and sexuality is shot in hyper-florid style and driven by gutsy performances.

Love, Marilyn

Love, Marilyn takes an intimate look into the never-before-seen letters, diaries and notebooks of Marilyn Monroe. Appearing on screen to perform Marilyn’s words are renowned contemporary actresses, including Marisa Tomei, Uma Thurman, and Glenn Close.

My Awkward Sexual Adventure

A hyper-repressed and schlubby accountant (Jonas Chernick) strikes a deal with a worldly but disorganized stripper (Emily Hampshire): he'll help her with her crushing debt if she helps him become a better lover. Sharp direction by the versatile Sean Garrity and a very funny script by Chernick ensure for an uproarious — and surprisingly educational — sex comedy.

Peaches Does Herself

The first feature film by notorious Canadian musician and performance artist Peaches is a wild transsexual rock opera, screening in conjunction with a new installation and a night of performances.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

In this witty and affecting coming-of-age story (adapted by writer-director Stephen Chbosky from his own novel), a shy teenager (Logan Lerman) with a dark family secret is coaxed out of his shell by a sympathetic teacher (Paul Rudd) and two wild, carefree new friends (Emma Watson and Ezra Miller).

A Royal Affair

This sumptuous historical drama from writer-director Nikolaj Arcel (screenwriter of the original version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) chronicles the scandalous love triangle between a queen (Alicia Vikander), her German doctor (Mads Mikkelsen), and the mad King of Denmark (Mikkel Følsgaard).

The Secret Disco Revolution

Cheekily fun and intellectually absorbing, Jamie Kastner’s meticulously researched documentary casts a new light on the much-maligned musical genre, contending that the disco era represented a moment of mass liberation for women, African-Americans and gay men.

The Sessions

Academy Award® nominee John Hawkes (Winter's Bone) stars in this funny and touching comedy-drama about a childhood polio survivor — now in his thirties and permanently confined to an iron lung — who hires a professional sex surrogate (Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt) to help him lose his virginity.

Short Cuts Canada: Programme #2

From sexual taboos and young women coming of age to comedic documentaries, this programme asks challenging questions about the consequences of our decisions, taking us from mountainous villages of Vietnam to a small town in Quebec preparing for the apocalypse.

Short Cuts Canada: Programme #3

Featuring new works by Mike Clattenberg and Charles Officer, this programme highlights some of Canada's most pressing issues, including city and racial politics, with new insight from dynamic and accomplished filmmakers.

Sleeper's Wake

In a secluded cove on the South African coast, a middle-aged writer grieving the deaths of his wife and daughter is drawn into an affair with an alluring teenage girl who is grappling with demons of her own, in this gripping psychological thriller adapted from the award-winning novel by Alistair Morgan.

Spring Breakers

James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens star in the wild new film from perennial provocateur Harmony Korine (Trash Humpers), about four flat-broke co-eds whose spring fling in Florida turns into a booze, drug and violence-fuelled bacchanal.

Struggle

Ariane is about to leave Val-D'Or for a fresh start in Montreal, while her older brother stays behind at his job in the local mine. But her departure forces them to confront a lingering sexual tension between them, in director Sophie Dupuis' realistic but controversial portrayal of young lust.

Thanks for Sharing

Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins star in this comedy-drama about a group of people who are brought together when they join a support group to overcome their sex addictions.