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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.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Gay Essential Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me? at BFI London Film Festival

Despite the cultural cache from having works in the New York Times bestseller list, Lee Israel fell upon hard times, with no publisher wanting to release her biographies on increasingly lesser known subjects – which led to a drastic career move that gained her notoriety.

Geography Club

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Geography Club

The 2013 comedy, Geography Club, follows a 16-year-old high school student named Russell (played by Cameron Deane Stewart) as he explores his sexuality with the high school quarterback, Kevin (Justin Deely) and happens upon a support group for LGBT students, under disguise as the school’s Geography Club.

Sitcom

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Sitcom

Released in 1998, this French satire film stars Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret and Stéphane Rideau. Sitcom was written and directed by François Ozon. The surrealistic motion picture is centred on the trials and tribulations of an upper-class family living in a quiet suburb, whose entire dynamic shifts irreversibly when they purchase a small white rat.

Beginners

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Beginners

Released in 2010 and directed by Mike Mills, Beginners is a romantic comedy about a man reeling from his father’s revelation about his sexuality, and subsequent death. The film won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Christopher Plummer. Shot in Los Angeles and New York, the film features actors Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent.

My Life With James Dean

Essential Opinion: My Life With James Dean (Ma vie avec James Dean)

A young filmmaker is hoping to catch his big break after being invited in Normandy to premiere his first independent feature film. Once there, however, he faces a harsh reality – the audience is really only interested in romantic comedies and American action movies. There is a silver lining though; the filmmaker meets the cinema projectionist who has fallen head over heels in love with him.

The Escort

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Escort (L’escorte)

This comedy follows the lives, struggles and endeavors of several gay men during the hazard and mass hysteria of the AIDS outbreak. Directed by Denis Langlois, the motion picture stars Eric Cabana and Paul-Antoine Taillefer, and features Patrice Coquereau and Robin Aubert. The Escort (L’escorte) was released in 1996 and co-written by Bertrand Lachance and Denis Langlois.

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