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Gay Essential Films To Watch, Burnt Money (Plata Quemada)

Burnt Money was released in 2001. Based on a true story and adapted from the prize-winning novel ‘Plata Quemada’ by Ricardo Piglia. The screenplay writers were Marcelo Figueras and Director Marcelo Pineyro. Shot in Montevideo, Uruguay and Buenos Aires, the film won Best Screenplay at Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards amongst others. The film stars Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia and Pablo Echarri.

Poppy Goes To Hollywood

Essential Opinion: Poppy Goes To Hollywood (ប៉ុបពីទៅហូលីវ៉ូត)

Mixing humor with music, Poppy Goes To Hollywood is an excellently choreographed comedy about the issues transgendered people face every day in third-world countries and it is the first LGBT-themed film in Cambodia (and one that garnered a majorly positive reaction, at that!). If you’re prepared for stoic, stodgy movie about social injustice then you will be disappointed. This is as light-hearted as one can get when discussing far-reaching matters like prejudice, bigotry and crime. But it works – Visal’s film is rich, engaging, refreshing and a genuine pleasure to watch.

But I’m A Cheerleader

Gay Essential Films To Watch, But I’m A Cheerleader

A classic satire in gay cinema, But I’m A Cheerleader is a feature film which was released in 1999. Written by Brian Wayne Peterson and directed by Jamie Babbit, the romantic comedy follows the story of a young lesbian cheerleader who is sent by her parents to conversion therapy. The film stars Natasha Lyonne and features Michelle Williams, Clea DuVall and RuPaul among many others.

Bent

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Bent

Bent was released in 1997 and won awards at Cannes Film Festival. Gijon International Film Festival and Torino International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The film screen play was written by Martin Sherman adapted from his play. Directed by Sean Mathias, the star filled cast included Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Jude Law and Ian McKellen. Filing took place in Ayrshire, Scotland and Tring, UK.

Radiant Sea

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Radiant Sea (Lichtes Meer)

Released in 2015, Radiant Sea (Lichtes Meer) was written by Jan Künemund and Stefan Butzmühlen and is based on a novel entitled An Iceland Fisherman, by French author Pierre Loti. The film follows the story of a trainee on a freighter. Starring Martin Sznur, Jules Sagot and Katharina Melchior, the motion picture was directed by Stefan Butzmühlen.

Princess Cyd

Essential Opinion: Princess Cyd

Have you ever experienced a quiet, selfless moment of peace with someone you care about that seems boundless and out-of-this-world? Not that neurotic kind of affection that we call love, but rather a warm space that needs nothing and gracefully offers everything to the other person. If you have, Stephen Cone’s brilliant 2017 drama film will remind you of what that feels like. If you haven’t, you’ll be dying to re-watch Princess Cyd just so you can get another glimpse of this unique and humbling feeling.

Salvation Army

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Salvation Army (L’armée du salut)

Written and directed by Abdellah Taïa, this film follows the life of a young homosexual man from Morocco who is part of a traditional, working-class family. Salvation Army (L’armée du salut) was released in 2013 and is based on Taïa’s autobiographical novel. The debut film stars Karim Ait M’Hand, Said Mrini and Amine Ennaji.

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