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SOCRATES : a 15 year old gay Brazilian’s struggle for life and love

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  Life is tough enough for Socrates (Christian Malheiros) and his single-parent mother as they struggled to eak out a living in their small shabby apartment in Baixada Santista one of the rougher ghettos of São Paulo.  Then she suddenly dies and the 15 year old is left to fend for himself.  Behind in the … Continue reading



Something Like That

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The deep bond of friendship between best friends Mari (Caroline Abras) and Caio (André Antunes) is tested often in their 10-year relationship. This is the story of its roller-coaster trajectory which at times seems to give the pair more grief than happiness, and then very cleverly has this intriguing  ambiguous ending  In the beginning, in Sao Paolo, the … Continue reading



Dear Mom

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It’s very tough being the slightest bit sympathetic for Helosia (Letícia Sabatella) the protagonist in Brazilian filmmaker Jeremias Moreira Filho, and Dani Carneiro’s   family drama as she refuses to take any responsibility for her unhappy life.    She blames her elderly mother Ruth (Selma Egrei ) for the her unfulfilling job as  a hospital doctor, her … Continue reading



Hard Paint aka Tinta Bruta

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  Hard Paint aka Tinta Bruta is an intriguing and somewhat perplexing highly erotic tale that swooped up the prestigious Teddy Award for Best LGBT Feature at the Berlinale last month.  Set in the south of Brazil in the small town of Porto Alegre, which is a place so sad that everyone is desperate to leave, making the ones that … Continue reading




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