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It’s Just In My Head

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  This new cute short film is the writing/directing debut of Romanian Marius Gabriel Stancu who’s daytime job is the Festival Manager of The Open Reel a major European distributor of LGBTQ films  It’s a story that so many gay men can relate too personally, but in most cases it didn’t always end on such … Continue reading



The Goddess of Fortune : the latest excellent gay dramedy from Ferzan Özpetek

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  If Ferzan Özpetek is not Queerguru’s favorite queer Italian filmmaker, then  he is definitely near the top of our list.  This Turkish born Italian captured our attention with Hamam (Steam: The Turkish Baths) in 1997.  He then when on to capture  our hearts with his multi-award winning The Ignorant Fairies (released in the US/UK … Continue reading



AMBROSIA : the story of an exceptional Italian queer performer

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  Vincenzo D’Ambrosi, who calls himself an androgynous boy, is a 24 year old queer artist who performs a European cabaret-style drag at “La Boum” – Milan’s premiere gay club. Born in Naples where his family live in an apartment over their Tobacco Store in which his mother toils 18 hour days without a break.  … Continue reading



Bitter Years : the life of Italian Gay Liberationist Mario Mieli

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  Celebrated Italian queer theater and film director Andrea Adriatico’s latest movie is a biopic of Mario Mieli who was a leading figure in the Italian gay movement of the 1970s.  Mieli may be little known outside of Italy but his fascinating colorful life that abruptly ended when he was just 30 years old, makes … Continue reading



Fairytale : a delightful Italian queer absurdist comedy

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This delightfully eccentric queer Italian comedy is from married couple  writer Sebastiano Mauri making his directing debut and starring his husband and co-writer Filippo TImi.   Fairytale is adapted from a theatrical production of the same name which Timi also wrote and starred in and which premièred in 2011 to great acclaim. This last point is … Continue reading



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