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For once when two families object to a same-sex marriage its for a very funny reason

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  This delightfully cute 4 minute film ROMEO and JULIO from Spanish  filmmaker  by Fernando Colomo is about two young men both announcing their impending marriage to each other to their separate families  who both pronounce their objections.  BUT the good news is that it actually turns out why they are so verbally against this … Continue reading



Pain & Glory : tormented filmmaker must deal with his demons

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  The latest film from queer auteur Pedro Almodovar,  Spain’s most influential award-winning filmmaker,   sees him reunited with actor Antonio Banderas yet again, but  also a very welcome return to a homoerotic theme that were so prevalent in his early work. This is the story of a successful but tormented filmmaker Salvador Mallo (played by … Continue reading



Carmen & Lola : the tale of two gypsy girls and forbidden love

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  Spanish filmmaker Arantxa Echevarría feature directing debut Carmen and Lola was the first Spanish film selected  to play in the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Festival . It was a great start for this tale of forbidden teenage love which would go on to pick up several awards on the Film Festival circuit. This … Continue reading



Fin de Sigle/End of the Century  : Poem, painting or dream? 

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  For anyone who has traveled alone the first 12 wordless minutes of Fin de Sigle are so recognizably real that you don’t realize you are being set up for a love story that is not quite a poem, a painting or a dream. Gustavo, or Ocho (Juan Barberini) as he is known by his childhood … Continue reading



Be Happy The Musical : will probably make you miserable

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If you manage to sit through this whole movie, then the very thing you will certainly not be is Happy. Veteran Spanish filmmaker Ventura Pons has gathered together a very impressive European cast that include the likes of  Sian Phillips, Vicky Peña, Gary Wilmot, Billy Cullum and the entire Mallorca Gay Men Chorus who all … Continue reading



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