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  This feature film debut from Brazilian filmmaker Mauro Carvalho is an utterly charming tale of young love that failed to run its course once real life got in its way.  It is told to us by one half of the couple Diego (Thiago Cazado) some years later as he reflects back on what life was like before … Continue reading



Alice Junior : a trans teenager who knows exactly what she wants

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  Filmmaker Gil Baroni’s latest movie, fresh from its glowing reception at the Berlinale earlier this year is yet another example of how innovative and sublime queer movies made in Brazil really are. His tale of a vibrant trans teenager who refuses to be bowed down by any transphobia is like a breath of fresh … Continue reading



Copa 181 : the story of a gay sauna that is a home away from home

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  The immediate future of Brazilian queer cinema may not look to rosy right now after the vitriolic homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro  has recently declared that government funds will now be withheld from cinema projects containing LGBTQ content.  Hopefully this (and he) will not last long as Brazil has become such a valuable source for … Continue reading



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