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Girlhood

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Girlhood (Bande de filles)

This 2014 drama film is cantered on the struggles of a young girl who lives in a poverty-stricken neighbourhood just outside of Paris. Starring Karidja Touré, Mariétou Touré and Lindsay Karamoh, Girlhood (Bande de filles) was directed and written by Céline Sciamma. The French motion picture also features Assa Sylla and Idrissa Diabaté.

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Gay Essentil Films To Watch, Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Released in 2015, Eisenstein in Guanajuato follows the story of a talented filmmaker who travels to Mexico to create his privately funded motion picture. The comedy-drama was written and directed by Peter Greenaway. It is an international co-production between different companies (including from Finland, France and the Netherlands) and it stars Elmer Bäck, Lisa Owen and Stelio Savante.

I’m So Excited!

Gay Essential Films To Watch, I’m So Excited! (Los Amantes Pasajeros)

Released in 2013, I’m So Excited! is a Spanish Comedy from Director Pedro Almodovar. Mostly set on an aeroplane, the film deals with the topic of impending disaster, and the flamboyant cabin crew who must manage it. The film stars Javier Camara and Antonio de la Torre.

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Grandma

This American film Grandma follows the adventures of a feisty lesbian and her granddaughter who is in need of money for her upcoming abortion. The comedy-drama was released in 2015 and covers a tumultuous day in the life of the protagonists. Written and directed by Paul Weitz, the motion picture stars Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner and Judy Greer.

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