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Queerguru reviews MASCARPONE a delectable Italian queer dramedy

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  The opening scenes of Mascarpone, a new queer dramady  from co-directors Alessandro Guida and Matteo Pilati, is set to send shivers down the backs of quite a few gay men in long-term relationships. A rather oblivious Antonio (Giancarlo Commare) is abruptly told by his long-time husband Lorenzo (Carlo Calderone) that their marriage is over as … Continue reading



Ernesto : a teenager wanders around Rome looking for ‘himself’.

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    Ernesto the debut movie by Italian couple  Alice De Luca and Giacomo Raffaelli makes too many demands on the viewer.  This experimental wee film shakily shot on a handheld camera and that contains long sections of silence,  and a muddled narrative, requires a great deal of patience to keep viewing until the final credits It’s … Continue reading



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



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