If that’s the case then no one told the Chechen authorities who seem, currently, to be paving the way towards a new dark-age for those who do not identify as hetero.
Rare was the person, ever, who was able to spring blithely and fully-formed from the metaphorical closet but in many countries it is still almost impossible to do so without some form of repudiation, denunciation or reprobation.
So this short film, for me, was something of a breath of fresh air. Arrival tells the story of a young man who has a close bond with his mother. Yet when he moves to the big city and not only discovers himself but also the love of his life, he is unable to share this amazing happening with his mother. To see how this is resolved you will have to watch this beautifully made animated short film, written, directed and animated by Alex Myung.
At the same time this is also (and predominantly) a very, very sweet story about the relationship between a mother and son and how, ultimately, their bond overcomes the obstacles that the social order puts in its way.