Tag Archives: LGBT

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 – The Horror of ‘Coming Out’ in 80’s America

Following hot on the heals of the success on A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). The first sequel in a long line of sequels and prequels trod very different ground to the original film. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 found itself derided by the critics of the time. Only recently finding exploration in its …

This is Not Berlin (Review) – Coming of age in a haze of art, sex, music and drugs

‘Esto no es Berlín’ Hari Sama’s semi-autobiographical new film ‘This is Not Berlin’ buzzes with the vibrant and intoxicating energy of 1980’s counterculture. Coupled with the freshly emerging punk and new wave scene of 80s Mexico City. A scene that sweeps two teenage friends into an emerging world of art, sex, risk and liberation. Their …

Monsoon (Review) – A delicate and heartfelt journey into cultural identity and belonging

Hong Khaou’s second film ‘Monsoon‘ follows on from the themes of grief, cultural identity and belonging of his first feature ‘Lilting‘. While also charting a different path to his debut feature. As he explores the death of a parent and the need of second generation children to discover the cultural identity and heritage of family. …

Tremors (Review) ‘Temblores’ – The Interface between faith and community in personal choice

In 2015 Guatemalan Director Jayro Bustamante received an Oscar nomination for his debut feature Ixcanul. While also winning the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival for the same feature. With his latest film Tremors (Temblores) Bustamante delves into the world of gay conversation therapy, family and faith in a polarised Guatemalan …

Girl

Inspired by the real life story of Nora Monsecour. Lucas Dhont brings us a beautiful coming of age debut feature, exploring the emotional and physical complexity of transitioning gender for young people. Starting at one of the most prestigious dance schools in Belgium, Lara (Victor Polster) not only contends with the tough training of the …