Swiss gay filmmaker Lionel Baier began his career with a short called "Good Enough To Eat" and two docs: one for Swiss television called The Pastor, the other about gay pride in the Valais. At 28 he released his first feature, a breakout festival hit despite some annoying camerawork, Garcon Stupide, about a confused, uneducated, perpetually frisky 20 year-old named Loic who wants more than the quick tricks he turns with older men on the streets of Lausanne. The marketing department tried to sell Baier's follow-up, Stealth, as another gay romp but the character's main preoccupation is coping with the discovery that his family's background is Polish, which leads to a road trip, which leads to a providential hookup. In 2009, Baier made Another Man about a straight writer who stumbles into a job as a small-town newspaper movie reviewer, plagiarizes one vicious, high-flown film criticism, and must pretend to be a leading intellectual among his city peers, with humiliating yet romantic results. For something different, the next year Baier shot a 60-minute drama about a 34 year-old who knows when he's going to die, Low Cost, in a month on his cell phone. This year he released Great Waves, his first period drama, set in April 1974 during Portugal's Carnation Revolution. Today he's 38.