“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.”
This 2013 film depicts a coming-of-age story about the raw and hectic relationship between a French teenager and a steamy artist. Starring Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, the romantic drama was co-produced and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Blue Is The Warmest Colour’s (La vie d’Adèle) script was co-written by Ghalia Lacroix and Abdellatif Kechiche.
Christopher and His Kind is a BBC television film released in 2011. The screenplay was adapted by Kevin Elyot from Christopher Isherwood’s autobiography of the same title and was produced by Mammoth Screen and directed by Geoffrey Sax. Filmed in Belfast, the film starred Matt Smith, Imogen Poots and Lindsay Duncan. The film was nominated for awards at Royal Television Society, UK and Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
This outhouse drama film was released in 1971 under the signature of Anonymous. Following the story of a young gay man who works as an underground drag queen, Pink Narcissus was later revealed in 1999 to belong to American artist James Bidgood. The photographer wrote and directed the motion picture which stars Don Brooks and Bobby Kendall.