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Queerguru @BFI Flare : THE DOSE a deliberately joyless movie

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Bear with us for a moment. When we tell you that Martin Kraut’s The Dose (La Dosis) is a depressing movie we might immediately lose you. It is important to add quickly that its depressing nature is its effect rather than its defect. This film is not out to affirm life but to remind you … Continue reading



Young Hunter : from queer Argentinian filmmaker Marco Berger

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  Marco Berger, the most celebrated and prolific queer Argentinian filmmaker is back with his 8th feature film. His second film Absent (Ausente) in 2011 that won the prestigious Teddy Award at the Berlinale is considered his breakthrough, but we have to admit that his very first film Plan B still remains one of our favorites. All Berger’s … Continue reading



Death in Buenos Aires : a quirky queer Argentinian thriller

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  Death in Buenos Aires is an unexpected delight  : a queer thriller with a rather odd plot and quirky nature but one has a total charm that entertains you to the final credits. Set in Argentina in 1989 its the story of shabbily dressed tough guy Police Inspector Chávez (Demián Bichir) who whilst investigating … Continue reading



The Blonde One : a sensual romance from gay Argentinian auteur Marco Berger

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  When Juan’s brother moves out of his apartment in a Buenos Aires suburb he must find a roommate to replace him.  He settles for Gabriel …… who he dubs the Blonde One ….. who is a colleague at the Woodworking shop where they are both employed. The two men couldn’t be more different as … Continue reading



MARILYN: an Argentinean coming-of-age story that doesnt end well

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  Teenage Marcos (Walter Rodríguez) lives in a remote part of Argentina on his family’s dairy farm with his parents and his elder sibling.  They barely eake out a living to support them all and whilst his mother Olga (Catalina Saavedra) toughened by their daily existence is insistence that Marcos becomes a farm laborer, his … Continue reading



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