LGBTQ

End of the Century (Review) – A fleeting connection that could have been love

‘Fin de siglo’ What if we had made different decisions as a result of the random meetings, and fleeting love affairs we have had? This is the question posed by writer-director Lucio Castro. His debut feature focusing on the power of chance encounters and the fear of commitment. The passion for personal freedom often wrapped …

Rialto (Review) – A lifetime of emotional containment released

Premiering at this years Venice Film Festival, Peter Mackie Burns (Daphne) brings us a stunning and nuanced journey into emotional containment, belonging and identity. Rialto creating an unlikely safe space in the relationship between a teenage rent boy and a father whose life in spiralling out of control. Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) has spent his life …

Consequences (Posledice) – Review

Darko Stante’s debut feature film offers a tough exploration of repressed sexuality, masculinity and peer influence. In a confident and assured film offering a rare exploration of youth culture, sexuality and crime in Slovenia. Although carrying themes associated with coming of age and sexuality. Stante weaves a far more nuanced exploration of young people living on the …

We the Animals – Review

Jeremiah Zager’s debut feature film takes Justin Torre’s acclaimed novel and creates a visually stunning, powerful and poetic film of childhood poverty, family breakdown and emerging sexuality. We the animals pulls no punches in its child centred view of family life, confusion and brotherly love. Weaving a path through the realities of 80’s America for families on …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Boy Erased

While clearly and confidently dealing with the emotional abuse of conversation therapy. Boy Erased never quite delivers the emotional attachment to its characters the subject matter deserves. Unlike The Miseducation of Cameron Post in 2017 it struggles to define its core message through the development of its characters. Leaving a slightly bitter taste in allowing …

LGBTQ films – The Essential Collection

For the LGBTQ community, film has long been a vehicle for challenging society’s pre-conceptions. While furthering inclusion and embracing a community rich in history, art and culture. The film journey of the LGBTQ community reflects the history of its people. Providing a road map of the discrimination, isolation and fight for equality and representation, each …