Tag Archives: lesbian and gay interest

Things happen unexpectedly: “Tan de repente” [2002 Argentina, Netherlands]

 
Diego Lerman makes an assured directorial début with his neatly packaged character-study-as-comedy feature “Tan de repente” [Eng. Title: Suddenly]. Set in and around contemporary Buenos Aires, the film vividly captures a lot more than its meagre storyline, thanks to … Continue reading

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Making the best of available time: “Una Noche” [2012 Cuba, USA, UK]

 
Lucy Mulloy has made a stirring directorial feature film début through the Cuban drama “Una Noche” [Eng. Title: One Night]. Set in Havana for the most part, it narrates events during a momentous day and night in the lives … Continue reading

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For people in denial: “199 recetas para ser feliz” [2008 Chile, Spain]

After a commendable début (Los debutantes), writer-director Andrés Waissbluth has surprisingly made only one other feature at the time of posting – an offbeat threesome romance among Chilean immigrants in Barcelona. It’s a shame he hasn’t made more, considering … Continue reading

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The wonder years – “Anni felici” [2013 Italy, France]

Directors like Daniele Luchetti thrive in delving into nostalgia, and his semi-autobiographical “Anni felici” [Eng. Title Those Happy Years] looks back at his family while growing up amidst the crazy 70’s art scene.
 
Guido (Kim Rossi Stuart) is a restless sculptor and … Continue reading

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Love under impossible circumstances: “Aimee & Jaguar” [1999 Germany]

Max Färberböck’s dramatic wartime romance “Aimee & Jaguar” is based on a true love affair that happened between a married mother of four and a young Jewish woman in Nazi Germany.
Lily (Juliane Köhler) was a darling of the Nazi … Continue reading

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