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Bittersweet Waters : Being in love & true to oneself in rural Mexico

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  Chicago based Jesús Canchola Sánchez’s  hauntingly beautiful film is one of the most impressive  LGBTQ feature film debuts we have seen in a very long time.. Most of the credit goes to Sánchez who not only wrote and directed it, but he also produced  and starred in it too. As the title hints, this … Continue reading



Always Say Yes : will get this country boy a great deal of action

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  This latest queer movie from Chilean filmmaker Alberto Fuguet takes a very fine line between sexual fantasy and actual pornography .   It’s the story of young Hector  (Gerardo Torres Rodríguez) who leaves his rural him in Hermosillo  for the bright lights of Mexico City where he has hopes of being chosen  to pose naked … Continue reading



FIREFLIES : an Iranian gay man’s search for freedom

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  After escaping from Iran where he was persecuted for being gay, Ramin (Arash Marandi) mistakenly takes the wrong freighter out of the port and ends up stranded in Vera Cruz Mexico.  It is hardly the vibrant city that it once was and is now decaying and demoralised like so many of people who seem … Continue reading



Seeds (aka Cuernavaca) a Mexican coming-of-age story

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  After preadolescent Andy (Emilio Puente) sees his mother gets fatally shot in a random robbery, he is sent to live on the country estate of his paternal grandmother (the wonderful Carmen Maura) who he has never met before.  She is rather cold and awkward with him and brushes off any enquiries of the whereabouts … Continue reading



Boy Undone

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  Mexican filmmaker Leopoldo Laborde’s latest intriguing movie Boy Undone has been described as an excellent example of guerrilla filmmaking.  This is the term used to describe very low budget filmmaking with skeleton crews, and simple props using whatever is available. Often scenes are shot quickly in real locations without any warning, and without obtaining … Continue reading



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