Monday, May 27, 2013
I Do (2012)
A gay Brit living in New York is deprived of his immigration status, and risks losing his family and life in the U.S. He marries his lesbian best friend to remain in the country and stay with his family, but things get complicated when he meets the love of his life and is forced to make an impossible choice.
L'homme de sa vie (2006) The Man of My Life
Saw L'homme de sa vie at the Toronto Film Festival and found it lovely and amazing. Beautifully filmed, tenderly directed (by Zabou Breitman) portrayal of the relationship between a married man and his gay neighbor. Good use of symbolism and subtext, and wonderful atmosphere that transports you to the gorgeous French countryside. Convincing performances by Bernard Campan and Charles Berling. The story could have been sappy, but a real relationship develops from an all-night conversation. In a way, I was reminded of Brokeback Mountain (the short story), where a campfire conversation transforms the two. But L'homme is not a straightforward love story, more of a transformation, an awakening of a man who had been contentedly sleepwalking through life who discovers that he can 'hear the violins.'
Sunday, May 26, 2013
The War Boys (2009)
Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they soon learn that there are borderlines deep within each one of them that each of them has to cross.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
In this provocative teen comedy, Luke, a young man insecure about his masculinity discovers he's a Zerophiliac, with the ability to change sex at will. Join Luke as he journeys into the extraordinary world of Zerophilia where so many crazy questions arise, only one question matters: "Whom do you love?"
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Kakhanne bez mezhau (2011) Каханне без межаў
Subtitles hardcoded English
The Language of Love (2013) Short
It only takes a single question in a French test for the mind of seventeen year old Charlie to veer off on a million and one tangents – but one in particular. As much as his mind wanders it keeps returning back to the same person again and again. It might be love but for Charlie this just raises a whole heap of new issues. Yet he has the gift of the gab (that’s for sure!) and as the hazy dawn of a crush becomes the blinding light of his first love Charlie talks and comes to a conclusion (which of course has to be ultimately done through the medium of French!).
This charming short film, essentially a monologue of thought before action, is reminiscent of the style of Alan Bennet’s Talking Heads. Engagingly and self-assuredly performed by Kim Ho (who also wrote the piece: one suspects we may be seeing much more of this young actor in the future) The Language of Love was created under the mentorship of playwright Tommy Murphy for The Voices Project from the Australian Theater for Young People. It was directed by Laura Scrivano.