Call Me By Your Name

Opinión Esencial: Llámame Por Tu Nombre (Call Me By Your Name)

Lo que parece ser una cliché historia de amor, la adaptación fílmica de la novela de Andre Aciman prueba que este romance es todo lo contrario a lo cliché. Llámame Por Tu Nombre es una sencilla y original historia acerca del descubrimiento sexual y el poder del deseo entre un joven de 17 años y un académico de 25 años. Haciendo de esta cinta, una historia cautivante, cómica y devastadora acerca de primeros amores.

Rift

Rift, Gay Essential Talks To Erlingur Thoroddsen

“I’ve been a fan of horror since I was very young,” recalls Erlinger Óttar Thoroddsen, director of the Icelandic horror film, Rift. “I remember being six or seven years old, being at the video store and browsing the horror section. I wasn’t allowed to rent those movies, so I’d make up stories in my mind of what they were about based on the cover art.”

Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari

Essential Opinion: Soldiers. Story From Ferentari (Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari)

Romanian films have become one of the most compelling and noteworthy developments in international cinema over the last few years, maintaining a remarkable monopoly over the Cannes Film Festival. Invariably drawing on the legacy of a lengthy and painful communist junket, Ivana Mladenovic’s controversial and rough-hewn motion picture does not disappoint – tackling dark topics like abuse, poverty and dysfunctional love, the drama film is unapologetically blunt and does little to cover up the harsh reality of living in one of Romania’s most gruesome suburbs.

Abu: Father

Film Review – Abu: Father at BFI London Film Festival

Less a documentary and more an unflinchingly personal essay, director Arshad Khan’s Abu: Father is moving and harrowing in equal measure. Utilising home video footage he has amassed since his childhood in Pakistan in the seventies, as well as scenes from the pop culture that played a pivotal role throughout the important stages of his life, Khan’s film deals with his lifelong struggle with his own sexuality and his relationship with his religiously conservative family.

XXY

Gay Essential Films To Watch, XXY

This Argentine motion picture won the Critics’ Week grand prize at the 2007 Cannes film festival. Starring Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli and Germán Palacios, XXY tells the story of a biologist and his young daughter who is Intersex. The film was co-written and directed by Lucía Puenzo.

Apricot Groves

Essential Opinion: Apricot Groves

Offering glimpses into the trials and tribulations of transgender people, Apricot Groves avoids obsolete queer cinema tropes, has stunning cinematography and a heartening soundtrack that make it a worthwhile watch and a must-see for anyone struggling with gender identity.

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