The Special Need by Carlo Zoratti (2013)
Enea, an Italian autistic young man, is about to turn thirty and is still a virgin. In the company of his two best friends he does not hide his deep desire to have sex with a woman, which is made quite clear when we see him always courting the girls he finds wherever he goes. A trip to a brothel in Budapest seems to be the best option for our protagonist to finally fulfill his desire for a climax. But things do not seem to be so simple or fast enough for the trio of adventurers. In his quest to satisfy what seems to be a special need in any man, we encounter a fun and enriching journey into the nature of love.
The Ceremony by Lina Mannheimer (2014)
In one of her books, the renowned French writer Catherine Robe Grillet, especially controversial for the erotic and liberal content of her texts, unveils her predilection for the organization of elegant sadomasochistic ceremonies. In this film, young Swedish director Lina Mannhaimer makes an artistic approach to this erotic world through key interviews and sober observations of these ceremonies, which are captured in their most delicate elegance, highlighting the sounds that emanate from the simpler movements, such as the steps Of heels, the friction of leather gloves or the breathing of a young victim.
Whore’s Glory by Michael Glawogger (2011)
Given the general notion of prostitution as a cold act, purely economic and devoid of sensitivity, this documentary discovers not only a contradictory opinion, but also a sensitive and close view of the women who today maintain an ancient tradition. Renowned director Michael Glawooger travels to Mexico, Bangladesh and Thailand to portray prostitution from three different angles. A Mexican brothel where the “Holy Death” represents for women a guarantee to escape their reality, a ghetto in Bangladesh visited by men in search of underage girls who satisfy their fantasies and a picturesque Thai local where women are exposed to their customers behind the protection of glass panels are just some postcards of the three worlds we will visit.
Nova Dubai by Gustavo Vinagre (2014)
In what is undoubtedly the most daring film on the list, young Brazilian director Gustavo Vinagre manages to mix the scene of the growing urban developments in Sao Paulo with that of a free and crude sexuality among the men of the city. To achieve this, Vinagre becomes one of the protagonists of the film, in which he appears with his partner, gets intimate confidences during interviews with a series of construction workers and shows without any sweeteners of any kind a diverse panorama of sexual acts. It's an intriguing as well as genuine cinematic bet. A film about architecture had never been so queer and erotic.
Daniel’s World by Veronika Lisková (2015)
Daniel is a young Czech writer who recognizes himself as a pedophile and is willing to do whatever it takes in his demand for acceptance in a society that is prepared to reject him. Being a man of gentle personality and austere prose, Daniel maintains a conscious abstinence from his sexual desires because he understands that his needs go against the morals laws of present time. A strange meeting of anonymous pedophiles, an interview Daniel has in order to be part of a group sexual minorities support group, and the challenge of raising flags for the recognition of pedophilia in a march of LGBTI groups are some of the situations in a film in which physical satisfaction and rational ethics walk together on a tight rope.