The Men Who Wait (2020) [Short]

France,Singapore (MIFF 2021 )
Director: Truong Minh QuĂ˝

On a slag heap that once belonged to a coalmine, revellers seek erotic gratification.

Shot on 16mm on location in France’s Raismes commune and on Belgium’s La Louvière – famed as historical beats – this unflinching, Berlinale-selected film eschews glorification in its portrayal of sex, conveying both loneliness and convenient companionship with a documentarian’s eye. Yet, as a story of two men who find each other, there is a quiet magic to this film that affords a glimpse into a very specific world.

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