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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

A heartfelt and beautifully crafted glimpse into the tender anxieties of young gay love.


Alejandro Galdón’s ‘He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not’ is a delightful gay short film, gracefully interlacing the story of Arnau (Pablo Royo) and Javier (Jaime Antón) with a touch of magic and heartfelt authenticity. This Spanish short illuminates with its endearing portrayal of love’s tentative first steps and the anxiety-laden silence that often follows.

From the moment Arnau and Javier’s paths cross as young boys, their connection feels destined yet tenderly uncertain. Galdón’s script is a poignant exploration of this burgeoning love, offering a snapshot that resonates with anyone who has experienced the trepidation of waiting for that all-important text or call.

The cinematography by Carlos Iborra heightens this low-budget production, capturing the essence of youthful romance with a keen eye for detail. Each frame is thoughtfully composed, enhancing the film’s overall charm. The characters, brought to life by Royo and Antón, are irresistibly likeable, their chemistry undeniable, and their journey as touching as it is familiar.

While the film’s brevity leaves one yearning for a deeper dive into Arnau and Javier’s relationship, it also doesn’t disappoint. The narrative teases just enough to stir the heart, making one wonder about the beautiful possibilities that lie beyond the screen.

‘He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not’ is a sweet, evocative tale that speaks to the universal experience of young love. It is a must-watch for young gay men and anyone who cherishes the delicate dance of new romance. It certainly deserves a place in the hearts of its audience.

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not Gay Short Film


Runtime: 16 min
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