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Beyto : the coming-of-age story of a closeted gay immigrant stuck between two worlds

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  Films about closeted gay swimmers seem to be cropping up all over the place. and although BEYTO may not be the best of the bunch, it will certainly appeal to hardcore queer moviegoers.  It’s a contemporary melodrama that highlights the problems of young LGBTQ immigrants who find themselves stuck between the liberal culture of … Continue reading



Madame : a charming tale of love and acceptance between two generations

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  Madame is one of those intimate autobiographical movies that draws you in at the very first scene.  In this case because we see the elegant elderly Caroline Della Beffa who is the grandmother of the filmmaker and the story of their relationship is the main crux of this delightful and enchanting documentary. Stephane Riethauser  … Continue reading



The Divine Order

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When one usually thinks of Switzerland from a political viewpoint, it’s the countries centuries old neutrality that has seen it sit out Wars that comes to mind. The idea then of any Swiss citizen being any sort of political firebrand would seem such an unlikely occurrence, but this entertaining feel-good drama is about one Swiss … Continue reading



What’s Between Us aka Unter Der Haut

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Alice and Frank have been married for 18 years and are moving with their three children (and Taski their pet rabbit) to a new apartment in the Swiss countryside. From the outside they seem like the perfect nuclear family but as they arrange their furniture and settle into their new home, Alice notices that her … Continue reading



The Circle aka Der Kreis

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Even though he led a very closeted life, Ernst  Ostertag went out in public to a gay Ball held by The Circle Magazine and met and fell in love with Robi Rapp, a drag act who was performing there that night, who would later become his life partner. The year was 1956, and the city was … Continue reading



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