Lesbian films 2011

Kiss Me

Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and Frida (Liv Mjönes), both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents’ engagement party. Mia’s father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), is about to get married to Frida’s mother, Elizabeth (Lena Endre), which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. ences.

Lasse’s daughter, Mia, has not visited her father in years and arrives with her boyfriend, Tim (Joakim Nätterqvist), with whom she is about to get married. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequ

The Mountain

The Mountain, also known as “Fjellet”, is a Norwegian auteur film created by Ole Giæver. Here is a synopsis of the film: Nora and Solveig are hiking through snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of several days that will take the two young women to the top of a mountain. Solveig, three months pregnant, seems incapable of doing anything the way Nora wants her to. 

The further the women advance on their trip, the closer they come to the place where a tragic accident happened two years earlier; one that changed their lives completely. Solveig hopes that the trip will set in motion a process of soul-searching that will help them to cope with their grief and give their relationship a chance. But although their plan sounds sensible, in reality, it proves to be a painful process during which all their pent-up bitterness, hurt feelings and fears gradually surface. The closer the women get to the site of the accident, the more they seem to be drifting towards the end of their relationship. Nora and Solveig are potrayed by Marte Magnusdotter Solem and Ellen Dorrit Petersen.

Pariah

Pariah is a drama written and directed by Dee Rees. The story revolves around a teenager who must choose between the life she wants and the path her parents have picked out for her in this independent coming-of-age drama. At home, 17-year-old Alike (Adepero Oduye) is a sweet and soft-spoken girl who tries to follow the wishes of her straight-laced mother (Kim Wayans). However, there’s another side of her that her parents don’t know about — Alike is a lesbian, and with her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker) she slips out to downtown dance clubs where she feels free to be open about her sexuality, though she’s still working up the courage to act on her desires. 

As she becomes more mature, Alike is torn between living the sheltered life her parents want for her, the club-hopping lifestyle Laura has already embraced, or something that lies in between, like her neighbor Bina (Aasha Davis). Pariah was the first feature film from writer and director Dee Rees, who adapted the story from her award-winning short film of the same name. Pariah was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Three Veils

Three Veils is a drama written and directed by Rolla Selbak. Leila, carried away by her fantasies of perfect love, accept to marry Ali in an arranged marriage. She agreed to this union but now doubt sets in her heart as her wedding night approach. Amira, introverted, lonely and very devout Muslim, struggles to bury her deep attraction to women although these feelings are contrary to her religious beliefs. Nikki, party girl, sassy and self-destructive, gives free rein to her fantasies, when in reality she fights against the ghosts of her childhood. These three Middle Eastern muses with a singular destiny are all shown through their similarities: an appetite to defy tradition and hope in an alternative lifestyle. Leila, Amira and Nikki are portrayed by Mercedes Mason, Angela Zahra and Sheetal Sheth.

Cloudburst

Cloudburst is a comedy-drama written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald. This hilarious foul-mouthed, lesbian road movie co-stars Oscar-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple on the run from a nursing home heading to Canada to be legally married. 

Handsome Ryan Doucette co-stars as a young male hitchhiker along for the ride who will learn more than he ever imagined from this inspiring couple.

You and I

You and I (also known by its working title, Finding t.A.T.u.) is a 2011 Russian-American drama-film directed by Roland Joffé. Two girls, Lana and Janie, from vastly different worlds, bond as they persevere to become a part of the glamorous lifestyle offered by the power’s high society. Although they are constantly challenged by the seductive, intoxicating allure of this society, they’re suddenly forced to confront the cruel reality that lies beneath its glittery facade. As their bond is tested to its breaking point, they will need to re-discover the love that brought them together, otherwise their bond will be shattered forever.

Bumblefuck

Bumblefuck is a drama directed by Aaron Douglas Johnston and Sam de Jong. Distraught by the suicide of her gay friend Matt, Alexa travels from Amsterdam to her dead friend’s small American town, hoping to uncover the reasons that led Matt to take his own life. She arrives with a backpack, her video camera and intentions to make a film about what it must be like to be gay in Bumblefuck, USA. 

At the end of her hot summer weeks in Bumblefuck, she’s made a new special friend, clashed with others, and ultimately discovered more about herself than she could ever have imagined. The official website can be found here: http://www.bumblefuckusa.com/

Jamie & Jessie Are Not Together

amie & Jessie Are Not Together is an independent musical film (writtend and directed by Wendy Jo Carlton) with a heartwarming scenario. Jamie is moving in 2 weeks from Chicago to New York hoping to become a Broadway actress. Her best friend Jessica is bummed because she’s not-so-secretly in love with Jamie. As moving day gets closer, Jessica tries to make Jamie jealous by dating other girls. But Jessica’s plan backfires, in a way she could never imagine. “Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together” is about two women whose codependent, loyal friendship is fraught with erotic tension, and trying to figure out how to grow together or how to grow apart. A romantic comedy with Musical numbers, “Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together” is inspired by independent films like “Show Me Love”, “500 Days of Summer” and “Lost in Translation”. Set in working class Chicago and infused with dance numbers, “Jamie and Jessie are Not Together’ is a love letter to those gray areas of love and lust and to the young romances we will never forget.

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