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No Hard Feelings : a queer story of race, belonging and love

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  When Iranian/German filmmaker Faraz Shariat was 19 years old he imported a  security detacher from China and used it to take off the security tags from clothes in department stores. In time he got caught shoplifting and was sentenced to community service which he did by becoming a translator in a refugee shelter.  That was … Continue reading



If It Were Love : Teddy Award Winning Documentary

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  Queer Austrian filmmaker Patric Chiha s last film was Brothers Of The Night a gritty fascinating documentary about a small group of young Bulgarian Roma men who barter with sex for a better life in Vienna.  Now he is back with  his new film ‘If It Were Love’ which also had its premiere af Berlinale … Continue reading



Hard Paint aka Tinta Bruta

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  Hard Paint aka Tinta Bruta is an intriguing and somewhat perplexing highly erotic tale that swooped up the prestigious Teddy Award for Best LGBT Feature at the Berlinale last month.  Set in the south of Brazil in the small town of Porto Alegre, which is a place so sad that everyone is desperate to leave, making the ones that … Continue reading



Small Talk

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Small Talk is one of those compelling documentaries that demand patience from the viewer in the same manner that Hui-chen Huang the filmmaker had to exercise in getting her mother ……the subject of the film ….to open up about her life. Their share a home together in Taiwan, and although the presence Huang’s very young child … Continue reading



Don’t Call Me Son

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Anna Muylaert the Brazilian writer/director of last year’s rather sublime drama the multi-award winning The Second Mother, returns to the theme of family dynamics with her latest movie, as she explores the reality of parental/child relationships which cannot conform to everyone’s expectations and perceptions. This is the story of Pierre (Namoi Nero) a free-spirited teenager who plays … Continue reading



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