Open, the debut feature by twentysomething Minnesotan Jake Yuzna, won the Panorama’s Jury Prize; the Berlin catalog described it as “A queer road-movie-cum-transsexual romance,” and it was shot in the Twin Cities. It’ll play with a short film which won a prize for excellence in queer cinema: The Feast of Stephen, directed by soap star, performance artist, essayist, author and handsome movie star James Franco.
The film, derived from a poem by Anthony Hecht (“The coltish horseplay of the locker room…“), has gotten a great deal of attention for being, gasp, totally homoerotic. How totally homoerotic? A not particularly safe for work clip is after the jump!