Tag Archives: lesbian and gay interest

Boredom and infatuation: “Keller – Teenage Wasteland” [2005 Austria]

Writer-director Eva Urthaler makes an assured début with her erotic sociological thriller “Keller – Teenage Wasteland” [Eng. Title: Out of Hand]. Surprisingly, this is her only film to date, and unless it is due to a change in her … Continue reading

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A brief review: “Frauensee” [2012 Germany]

Zoltan Paul’s neat little romantic drama “Frauensee” [aka Woman’s Lake] looks at a lesbian relationship against the idyllic backdrop of the Brandenburg lakes.
Commercial fisher Rosa (Nele Rosetz) and property developer Kirsten (Therese Hämer) have been lovers for over a … Continue reading

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Sexual repression and defiance in post-revolution Hungary – Egymásra nézve [1982]

Among Eastern European directors, Hungarian Károly Makk has been a favourite in western film festivals over the years, for his elegantly subdued direction, and the haunting atmospheric images that he uses to reflect the politics and circumstances of his … Continue reading

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Conspiracies, whispers, and romance – “Das Flüstern des Mondes” [2006 Austria]

Austrian director Michael Satzinger has attempted a genre-bending gay-themed mystery-romance with his “Das Flüstern des Mondes” [Eng. Title: Whispering Moon]. And he pretty much pulls it off!
The complex storyline involves a heady romance between two young men – Jannis … Continue reading

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Learning to love imperfect films “L’amore è imperfetto” [2012 Italy]

Francesca Muci’s début feature, the ironically named romantic drama “L’amore è imperfetto” [Eng. Title: Love is Imperfect], is a classic case of someone trying hard to make a perfect film. Reason dictates that there never was, and there will … Continue reading

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