Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival this film is a powerhouse of extraordinary performances and well-wrought scenarios, stirring up a cauldron of sensitivities – masculinity, manhood, compromise, hypocrisies – and the discovery of self and holding true to that whatever the cost. Unmissable.
This Sundance 2011 Opening Night feature, Grand Jury Prize nominee and Cinematography Award winner is an accomplished coming-out tale with a difference, and a great contemporary soundtrack. Director Rees is a guest of the Festival.
Buhli Msibi’s poem I Break the Boxes provides the title for this wide-ranging, touching, often funny documentary highlighting the lives of black lesbians in SA. The title is appropriate; by telling the tales of six high profile women, the sheer breadth of experience in the black lesbian community is revealed.
Arguably the gem of the festival, Carrillo’s brilliant little moment in time plays out in a parked car, as two strangers get ready to have a quickie in the back seat. It’s not farce – but farcical – not preachy – but illuminating – and very, very funny. You’ll want to own it.
Directed by and starring Canadian wizzkid Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother), this love triangle twist, winner of the 2011 Cannes Regard Jeunes, is about a fag, his hag and the boy they both want. A brill soundtrack includes Dalida’s version of Bang Bang… Delightful, playful cinema.
Oscar-nominated James Franco (Milk) stars as Beat Generation poet and Pulitzer Prize-nominee Allan Ginsberg during the infamous public indecency trial of his seminal poem “Howl”. This 2010 Sundance opener, Grand Jury Prize and Berlinale Golden Bear nominee also stars Mary Louise Parker, Jon Hamm, Jeff Daniels and David Strathairn.
Take two good-looking looking-for-love women and put them alone in a room in Rome… typical of the lesbians there is dialogue, though charmingly delivered in English by the Spanish and Russian actresses, and fortunately without clothes on… A lezfliek like no other.