South of Heaven
Director: Marco Van Bergen Country of Origin: NL Runtime: 18m Genre: Short Block: H Date: 29-02 Time: 12-1.05pm + Q&A
When his boyfriend shows up unannounced, Elias’ religious family learns their son’s darkest secret. Director Marco Van Bergen will attend the screening.
Leiden (The Netherlands) based director Marco van Bergen has been making queer-themed short films since he was twelve years old. His first audience success came with the acclaimed short film WATER, which has had a successfull festival run and gained more than 7 million views on YouTube. Shortly after this film, he wrote and directed WASTELANDS, also gaining millions of views on YouTube. Interested in stories close to his own experiences of growing up gay in a rural town, his works are poignant pictures of the struggles of modern-day gay youth.