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Homme Less

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Screens with short film Venus, directed by Prempapan Plittapolkranpim.

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English with Thai subtitles

30 June 2017 23 July 2017

From all outside appearances, Mark seems to have the glamorous New York City life that many would envy. Handsome and always impeccably dressed, the charismatic former male model works as a fashion photographer, appears in movies and attends the best parties. When he leaves those events, however, he heads to the East Village— not to an overpriced loft, but to a hidden corner of a rooftop to sleep each night. Thomas Wirthensohn exposes the dark underbelly of the American Dream in an often-merciless city.

“Refreshing and challenging.” — Time Out

“Poignancy and pathos distinguish Thomas Wirthensohn's polished documentary, "Homme Less," a portrait of Mark Reay, a former model struggling as a photographer.” — New York Times

“A contemplative look into one man's life, "Homme Less" has resonance beyond just Mark Reay. The question that lingers in the air is how anyone scraping by with stars in their eyes is going to make New York work for them.” — The Playlist

Festivals and Awards

  • DOC NYC: Metropolis Grand Jury Prize (Winner)
  • Filmfestival Kitzbuehe: Best Documentary Festival Prize
  • Official Selection: Montreal World Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Official Selection: International Hofer Filmtage
  • Official Selection: Diagonale


Director: Thomas Wirthensohn
Country: Austria
Duration: 87 mins
Year: 2014