It’s late July and the sun has been shining but it’s time to think about which of the amazing films on offer this weekend you will be going to see. I know we don’t get much sun but Gaze is an institution and not to be missed.
You’re queer, you come out and there is a community waiting for you, right? Not so much as filmmaker Nneka Onuorah explores in her documentary Same Difference.
Thanks to the splendid folks from Peccadillo Pictures we have not one, not two, but three copies of the excellent film Girls on Film: The First Date which we just reviewed.
Peccadillo Pictures, UK distributor and creators of the world’s most successful short film collection ‘Boys on Film”, have worked their magic again and have created another amazing collection in the form of this series of lesbian short films.
Eytan Fox is a director who has done it all. And all for the LGBT community. From the emotions of Yossi & Jagger to the sing-a-long delights of Cupcakes, you’d be hard fixed to find a director who runs the gamut as much. And with such aplomb.
Set in Tel Aviv, Cupcakes follows a group of neighbours who have a get together to watch and celebrate Universong the film’s version of The Eurovision. Yes, it’s that gay. With wonderful performances and great heart, this is one to watch.
I’m amazed the things that become issues or propaganda just because somebody notices something that, if you took a few strong drinks, squinted your eyes and tilted your head juussst so, could, possibly be interpreted as insert-ideology-here propaganda.
When her plane is grounded in a country she didn’t plan to be in, Ilben asks a minibus driver Tina to show her around the city rather than sit in a hotel for the night. Tina obliges, and very quickly falls in love.
A Street in Palermo (Via Castellana Bandiera) was described on the JDIFF festival website thus: ‘Don’t mess with Sicilian women.’ That about covers all the key points.
Concussion was nominated for a respectable collection of awards, and has won two. It was one of my favourite films which I had the fortune to see in the festival.
After watching and reviewing the Chilean film A Map For Love recently, we had the honour of interviewing its multi-talented director Constanza Fernández. It’s always a great privilege to talk to the people involved in creating so we’re particularly grateful to Constanza for taking the time to speak to us.
Afternoon Delight was the second film at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival which Gaelick had a chance to review. If you saw it yourself please do give us a shout in the comments and let us know what you thought.
Reaching for the Moon (Flores Raras, 2013) is a vibrant and beautiful film about the American poet Elizabeth Bishop (Mirando Otto) and the period of her life spent in Rio de Janeiro, where she fell in love with the architect Lota de Macedo (Glória Pires).
Julianne Moore has just been signed on to play Laurel Hester in the movie adaptation of the documentary Freeheld. She’ll be acting opposite the recently out Ellen Page
Take a teaspoon of Grey’s Anatomy and mix it with a pinch of Gilmore Girls while sprinkling some lesbian love on top and what do you have? An exciting recipe for a new lesbian film titled Jenny’s Wedding.
A Map For Love is a Chilean film by director Constanza Fernández about the trials of introducing your girlfriend – indeed the concept that you have a girlfriend – to your parents.
The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has kicked off (running February 13 – 23, 2014) and the programme is unbelievable. My girlfriend and I had the ‘How much money can we reasonably spend on cinema in a week?